Thursday, October 3, 2013
10 can’t-miss Dallas concerts in October
Vampire Weekend, The Eagles and Index Fest ... oh yeah, it's gonna be good.
DALLAS October is the core of fall touring season, which means there are more awesome concerts than can be conceivably attended in one month. Plus, there's spillover from Austin City Limits and a slew of new album releases every week that warrant follow-up tours. It gives us a headache just thinking about having to choose, but alas, we did. Here are our top 10 picks for the month.
Earth Wind & Fire (October 6) — These movers and shakers of the funk scene released its 20th studio album September 10, also the first in eight years. Catch all the groovy greatness Sunday at Verizon Theatre.
Local Natives (October 8) — This Los Angeles-based indie band is making a second appearance in Dallas this year, this time at House of Blues. If you didn’t get tickets to the band's sold-out show in March, here’s your chance. Both Local Natives and opener Wild Nothing are playing Austin City Limits.
Typhoon (October 9) — Portland folk collective Typhoon are swinging through Three Links in support of its newest album, White Lighter, which dropped in August. With more than 10 members, this band is always an engaging spectacle. Local bands Home By Hovercraft and Wild Moccasins open the show.
Vampire Weekend (October 10) — Vampire Weekend is arguably the hottest indie band of 2013. The band’s third full-length Modern Vampires of the City met rave reviews when it came out in May, even earning a 9.3 out of 10 from Pitchfork. See what the fuss is about at Verizon Theatre;Sky Ferreira opens.
The Eagles (October 11 and 12) — Easy breezy California dreamers will be rocking American Airlines Center for two evenings for the History of The Eagles tour. This is no college course, but the classic tunes are sure to take you back in time.
Bon Jovi (October 16) — It’s your life, it’s now or never … Bon Jovi ain’t gonna live forever. However, three decades after rising to stardom, the rock band doesn't appear to be slowing down, hence the aptly named tour — Because We Can, which swings through American Airlines Center.
Michael Buble (October 18) — American Airlines Center will ring with Michael Buble’s pop melodies when he comes through in support of 2013’s To Be Loved. Buble says, “It’s the best album I’ve ever made.”
Index Festival (October 18 and 19) — No matter what your genre of preference, Index Festival in Deep Ellum is sure to please. Headliners are a diverse bunch including electronic DJ Girl Talk, singer/songwriter Andrew Bird and hip-hop collaboration Run The Jewels. Click here for a full list of venues and set times.
Sleigh Bells (October 26) — These Brooklyn noise-rockers plan to blow the roof off Granada Theater after album Bitter Rivals drops on October 8. The band's high energy and reckless attitudes always sells out shows here, so get your tickets soon. Need convincing? Watch this awesome video of last time they were in Big D.
“Crown on the Ground” by Sleigh Bells @ Granada Theater
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