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The forecast is for sunshine and warmer weather this weekend, and with more people getting vaccinated and more places locking down their COVID protocols, it looks like the perfect weekend to finally get out there and do something about it if you don’t. haven’t already. This weekend also sees the return of some regional favorites, including Texas country artist Pat Green and hometown favorite Sarah Jaffe. This week, free shows are also back in Armory DE’s back patio featuring the clown princes of local rock ‘n’ roll known as The Infamists. What else does this weekend have in store for you? Here’s where to start.
7 p.m., Thursday, May 6, at Lava Cantina The Colony, 5805 Grandscape Boulevard, $ 15 to $ 125 at eventbrite.com
As part of Lava Cantina’s big reopening week, Pat Green returns Thursday night to North Texas with the help of up-and-coming Oklahoma singer Corey Kent. It’s been a while since we’ve received a new album from Green, as he’s only released a handful of singles since its release in 2015. Home. His latest single “Leaving My Leaving” was released in late 2019, shortly before the pandemic rocked the entire music industry. So while we might not have a new album to hang on to, it’s clear Green has a lot of material to keep the interest of old and new fans alike.
7 p.m., Friday, May 7, at the Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., $ 16 to $ 24 at prekindle.com
Electro-funk band TryMore MOJO has come a long way since clearing the room for Louie Louie’s comeback in January 2019. In fact, just over a year later, they sold Sundown to Granada for their debut EP. First contact. This Friday, the band are taking their spatial soundscapes and heavy grooves alongside for their first headlining performance at Granada. Jazz-hip hop fusion artist Kind Beats warmed the audience that night.
7 p.m., Friday, May 7, at Tulips, 112 avenue Saint-Louis, $ 0 to $ 20 on prekindle.com
Fort Worth’s psychedelic garage punk quartet Mean Motor Scooter never really got to show us all they had after the M. Sophistication The EP was released in May 2020. While they managed to play a show or two here and there during this pandemic, the band members have mostly focused on writing, recording, performing. making a few music videos and working together on a new project called Uncle Toasty. This Friday, the group arrives at Tulips in force with the support of indie-pop rockers Ting Tang Tina and rock trio Cool Jacket.
7:30 p.m., Friday, May 7, at GROWL Records, 509 E. Abram St., $ 5 at the door
Like many bands, southern rock-inspired band Bruce Magnus released an album last year but had nowhere to really promote it. Elevate it’s 11 pure rock ‘n’ roll tracks that draw inspiration from everyone from Little Richard to ZZ Top. This is a group that is known to bring it to every performance, no matter how many people are in attendance, so if you’re wearing socks be prepared to have them shaken enough. Independent rockers Chancy open the Friday night show at GROWL Records in Arlington.
8 p.m., Friday, May 7, at Three Links, 2704 Elm St., $ 10 at seetickets.us
Spanish for “out of service,” Fuera D’Servicio, a Spanish punk vocal group from Fort Worth, make their triumphant return to the stage at Three Links this Friday night. Whether you speak Spanish or not, punk rock music is more about emotion and energy – something Fuera D’Servicio takes care of in the van. The band is also known for playing punk favorites with a Spanish translation. That night, punk bands The Two Watts and Ex-Regrets filled the bill, along with the experimental psychedelic rock styles of Chief Swiftwater.
Rosegarden funeral feast
8 p.m., Friday, May 7, at Main at South Side, 1002 S. Main St., $ 7 at prekindle.com
Rosegarden Funeral Party has undergone a kind of transition during the pandemic. Still firmly rooted in the ground of post-punk, the sound of Rosegarden has developed to accommodate the sounds of the new wave in addition to their traditional Gothic approach. Releasing five covers of Danny Elfman, Peter Gabriel and others in the past few months, as well as a new song and video “Gates of Heaven” last month, the band are set to return to the MASS scene with the opening. of the Ghoulsby show.
The 40 acre mule
9 p.m., Friday, May 7, at Sundown at Granada, 3520 Greenville Ave., $ 15- $ 20 at prekindle.com
Coordinating with the release of their new single, a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Brown Eyed Handsome Man”, The 40 Acre Mule is set to heat things up on Friday night at Sundown in Granada. Known for delivering a thrilling spectacle rooted in the history of rhythm and blues, The 40 Acre Mule brings true rock bluster. The band have reportedly been in the studio to put the finishing touches on their second album, following their critically acclaimed debut in 2019. Good night Good luck.
5:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., Saturday, May 8, at Kessler, 1230 W Davis St., $ 28 to $ 384 at prekindle.com
Never one to be defined by any genre, Sarah Jaffe’s musical career has touched on indie-folk, electro-pop, hip-hop and really whatever she wants to do. Created in sorrow of sorrow, Jaffe’s latest album COCHONNERY, released in October 2019, showed the songwriter’s talent for mixing ambient spatial sounds with uplifting melodies and lyrics as she searched for a way to have fun again. Jaffe will perform an early and late Saturday night show at the Kessler with Medicine Man Revival’s Keite Young opening each set.
8 p.m., Saturday, May 8, at Love and War, TX, 601 E. Plano Pkwy., Free
Alternative country in the purest sense of the word, Vandoliers was founded in 2015 after singer Joshua Fleming’s colleagues in punk band The Phuss broke up. Since then, Vandoliers has brought that punk rock philosophy to the sounds of outlaw country sounds of the ’60s and’ 70s. Out of service for most of 2020, not thanks to the pandemic, the Vandoliers came back in force in February with the released their latest singles “Every Saturday Night” and “Waiting on a Train”. Catch their free show at Love and War in Texas this Saturday night.
9 p.m., Saturday, May 8, at Armory DE, 2714 Elm St., free
The infamists know how to have a good time. For a bunch of guys who don’t take themselves too seriously, they’ve kicked off some serious rock’n’roll with flawless consistency whether there’s a global pandemic or not. Their Saturday night show at the Armory DE is free, but space is limited and on a first come, first served basis. You’ll want to get there early to see King Clam psych-rockers and Primo Danger post-punkers anyway.
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