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11 Concerts We're Eagerly Anticipating This September


September is going to be a BUSY month—football season is starting up, the State Fair will be opening its gates soon… oh, and there are tons of can’t-miss acts coming through. So let’s all raise our Red Bulls and tackle this busy month of events together. Seriously, it’s going to be a lot of fun.

Paul Cauthen, Medicine Man Revival
Friday, September 6 at 8 PM at Kessler Theater /
Cauthen’s smooth baritone voice is definitely one that needs to be heard live. Come experience it for yourself at his upcoming album release at Kessler Theater. Room 41 chronicles his almost two-year stint living at Dallas’ own Belmont Hotel, with every line of every song acting as an autobiography. Dallas “futuristic soul” collaboration Medicine Man Revival will be supporting. 

The Mavericks
Saturday, September 7 at 8 PM at Statler Ballroom /
Look, we shouldn’t have to convince you to check out this legendary multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning band. But just in case you’re unfamiliar, they’re the quintessential act to see in Texas (a little bit of country, Latin and rockabilly)… and you’ll definitely be glad you made a special visit to the Statler Hotel to see them. 

deadmau5 CUBE V3, No Mana, Eddie
Friday, September 13 - Saturday, September 14 at 8 PM at South Side Ballroom /
No big deal or anything—it’s just one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers in Dallas for *two* consecutive nights. Head over to South Side Ballroom to catch his latest original productions, remixes and collaborations with Rob Swire, Lights and Shotty Horroh (to name a few) either Friday or Saturday… or both. 

Phora (Photo:  Sela Shiloni)

Phora (Photo: Sela Shiloni)

Girls Club Dallas: Sam Lao, The Bralettes, M3cca
Friday, September 13 at 8 PM Granada Theater /
Oh, this is going to be a good one. Come and get your local music and art appreciation on with an all-femme showcase of musicians and makers. The rock show lineup is A+ and if you haven’t seen the Bralettes yet, well… you pretty much have to.

Black Flag, Shonen Knife, The Linecutters
Saturday, September 14 at 9 PM at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill /
This is one seriously stellar lineup. Greg Ginn and legendary hardcore act Black Flag are a legend in their own right, but Japan’s Shonen Knife and Phoenix-based Linecutters on the same bill pretty much guarantees that it’s going to be a LOUD (and amazing) night at Gas Monkey.

Saturday, September 14 at 8 PM at Club Dada /
California rapper brings his chill sound to Club Dada for the evening. This up-and-comer just released his eighth album(!) despite only being 24, so he clearly has a lot on his mind. Consider this the ideal post-dinner show for a Deep Ellum Saturday night.

Ali Holder, Johnny Beauford
Tuesday, September 17 at 9 PM at Sundown at Granada /
We can’t think of a better spot than Sundown to enjoy Austin’s own Ali Holder and her hauntingly beautiful country tunes. And let’s be honest, a Tuesday at Sundown with gorgeous music and a Mezcal Last Word in hand is a Tuesday well spent. 

Charli XCX, Tommy Genesis
Wednesday, September 25 at 7 PM at House Of Blues /
Celebrate getting Monday and Tuesday outta the way with a seriously fun pop night at House of Blues. We recommend getting acquainted with Charli XCX’s stellar discography now… you’re definitely going to want to sing along. 

Ruston Kelly, Donovan Woods
Thursday, September 26 at 8 PM at Granada Theater /
If you aren’t familiar with Ruston Kelly’s music yet, you will be soon. The singer-songwriter/visual artist is continuing to ride the high of last year’s release Dying Star with a headlining tour that makes a stop at our very own Granada Theater. Score a ticket and experience his tongue-in-cheek described “dirt emo” for yourself. The night also features support from Canadian singer-songwriter Donovan Woods. 

Marina, Broods
Friday, September 27 at 8 PM at The Bomb Factory /
Even if you’ve already seen Welsh singer-songwriter Marina in concert, you’ve never seen her like this. The show will be split into two halves that both represent the album Love + Fear. Expect to see special guests… and some of Marina’s best outfits yet.

Fruit Bats, Sun June
Saturday, September 28 at 8:30 PM at Club Dada /
The Fruit Bats’ music can best be described as ‘existential makeout music,’ and that’s coming from songwriter Eric D. Johnson himself. Take your date or enjoy this good pop music solo—either way, it sounds like a great Saturday at Dada to us.