The 15 Best Things to Do in Dallas This Week (11/15-11 / 21).

This week in Dallas, you can wake up to Evanescence, kill with GWAR, take a trip to Kurtistown, and go to the movies with Jaret Reddick.

Last Wednesday, Greg Abbott announced the formation of a Texas Concert Safety Task Force in response to the fatal Astroworld festival incident.

The working group will discuss crowd control strategies, venue layout and safety, eventually producing a report on strategies to “develop meaningful solutions that will keep Texans safe while maximizing the joy of musical events. live”. It also discusses security around controlled substances, which is interesting because it has nothing to do with the Astroworld tragedy.

The team includes representatives from several Texas organizations: Music Office, Combined Law Enforcement Associations, Sheriffs’ Association, Department of Public Safety, Municipal Police Association, Police Chiefs Association, Alcoholic Beverage Commission and Association of Fire Fighters.

The biggest criticism people express about this training is the irony of Abbott’s refusal to address the ever-growing problem of gun violence and the signing of constitutional porterage law. Basically he says, “I’m going to allow hikes without a license or background check to own and carry handguns, but we need to get on with drugs at concerts, which is what is causing the increase in the number of handguns. crowd, is not it? ”

It goes without saying that Astroworld was an eye-opening tragedy for concert safety – venues cannot neglect crowd control and performers have a level of responsibility for keeping the peace – but it’s hard to say. ‘imagine what a task force can do to prevent an event like this from happening. And in the hands of the governor, intentions seem misplaced.

Moving on to happier things, we’ve got your Dallas events lineup for the week. Again, stay safe and enjoy the moment!

Monday (15/11)

Parquet floors at the Studio at the Factory
We can all use a little tenderness. This punk-style indie band hails from “Brooklyn-by-way-of-Texas” – members Andrew Savage and Austin Brown met while attending the University of North Texas. In ten years, the group has released seven full albums, the latest, Sympathy for life, abandoned in October.

Julieta Venegas at House of Blues
This Grammy-winning Mexican singer-songwriter has been on the scene since 1996, but her passion for music goes back even further – her childhood. The well-rounded singer has not only had a successful solo career, but has also composed theatrical productions and written songs for the big screen. Recently, she collaborated with Bad Bunny on the track “Lo Siento BB: /”.

Tuesday (16/11)

GWAR at Amplified Live
Initially a marketing experiment by musicians, artists and dancers from Virginia Commonwealth University, this grotesque and oversized show has become a metal staple and celebrates its 30th anniversary. Sporting hellish alien pseudonyms, the band play their rock-shock genre with elaborate costumes of latex and papier-mâché. Whether it’s genuine admiration or a ‘I just can’t look away’ type relationship, you can’t deny that GWAR has your attention.

Buffalo Nichols at Andy’s Bar
Used to experimenting with his craft, Nichols sang gospel, while being an atheist, and West African music, while being born and raised in Milwaukee. He was also one half of the folk duo Nickel & Rose – despite his reservations about the simultaneous appropriation of the genre and the lack of receptivity of black musicians. But all these paths must lead to blues music, which he sings with unbridled affection.

In the mix: Roadrunners at Jaxon
Postponed from last week: In an effort to support the music and food industries amid the pandemic, New York-based media company The Wild Honey and Desert Door, a Texas distillery, have teamed up to offer you this road trip through Texas. It will hit restaurants across the state and feature Texan musicians. This Dallas stop will have performances by Austin artists Sir Woman and Cowboy Diplomacy.

Wednesday (17/11)

Jaret goes to the cinema at Lava Cantina
Jaret Reddick of Bowling For Soup hosted this movie review podcast in the town of Prosper, north of Dallas. Now you have the chance to see it live with a special screening of American pie. Thomas Ian Nichols, one of the stars of the film, is the special guest and will play an acoustic set after the film.

Beabadoobee at the factory studio
This tongue-twisting artist is best known for her single “Coffee”, which took on new life on Tik Tok after being sampled by Powfu for “deathbed (coffee for the head)” – making her an icon. Generation Z music. In a very modern movement, the independent artist has also recently entered the NFT sector, announces its official release on Twitter.

Thursday (11/18)

Luke Combs at the American Airlines Center
The country star Combs just won the biggest CMA award of 2021 – artist of the year. He humbly accepted the award, saying he didn’t deserve to win it, but was “happy as hell” to be. He also recently released his single “Doin ‘This”, accompanied by a nice music video. You will have two chances to see him in Dallas on November 18th and 19th.

Planet Booty at Deep Ellum Art Company
With a name like this, one would expect the musical act to be shameless on its own. Describing themselves as somewhere between a sermon and a striptease, the trio deliver energetic and inclusive performances with a mix of pop / hip-hop / house / funk soundtrack. Its main mission is this: acceptance.

Friday (19/11)

Hellzapopppin Circus Show at Amplified Live
A sword-swallower, stuntman, half-man, illusionist, yoyo master, and magician walk into a bar – you’ll have to see the rest. This collective of artists, stuntmen and human curiosities brings you a spectacle of modern day vaudevillian monsters, but with more benefit and no violation of human rights. This tour is completely redesigned, taking on an exciting new life outside of the previous years.

Saturday (20/11)

Evanescence at Dickes Arena
What better pun – “wake up to Evanescence” or “let Evanescence bring you to life”? The answer is, they’re not both too easy. The era-defining emo rock band is back with an original music album after nine years. Feed the darkness still retains the Evanescence sound, while introducing new takes so it doesn’t feel tired.

Joseph M at the Rustic
With the recent release of his eponymous full length LP, you can enjoy a FREE show from this famous Denton musician. Including his solo career, he is also a member of Midlake and has performed alongside Rufus Wainwright, Elle King and Israel Nash.

Kurtis Conner at the Majestic Theater
Best known for his YouTube commentary channel – but real ones were there for his Vine (RIP) days – this Canadian comedian has amassed a loyal fan base of over three million subscribers. It’s been in the stand-up for some time, but its ever-growing online presence has widened the opportunities for full-touring gigs. In fact, the mayor of Kurtistown is so requested that an additional Dallas show had to be added.

Sunday (11/21)

Santa Paws at MUTTS Canine Cantina
All canine moms and dads have the chance to make Christmas cards. The dog-friendly restaurant will offer photo ops with Santa Claus and special treats like puppies. Thanks to a partnership with several animal rescue organizations, there will also be friends on hand to adopt.

Lola’s Rock N Roll clearance sale at Lola’s Saloon
Fort Worth’s oldest craft and vintage outdoor market is back. Vendors sell jewelry, art, music, oddities, and so many other collectibles. Plus – Tamales by Mama Lu, Delicias De Guerrero and Dayne’s Craft Barbecue food trucks, and live music by James Hinkle & Gary Grammer and Matt Tedder.

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