Lights All Night
6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 30 & 31, at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 N. Stemmons Freeway, $189+ at lightsallnight.com
Texas’ longest-running annual EDM pageant makes its full return this week with two days’ price of unbelievable music to bop in the new 12 months. With virtually 50 artists sharing 4 levels enjoying eight hours of music for 2 days, Lights All Night goals to create an expertise constructed on numerous sounds to suit many tastes. Complete with mesmerizing gentle shows and different out-of-this-world performers, the pageant has constructed its repute on listening to each element to guarantee that an unbelievable time is had by all. This 12 months’s headlining acts embody Black Tiger Sex Machine and DJ Snake. Canadian trio Black Tiger Sex Machine is thought for taking part in darkish, aggressive digital music carrying illuminated tiger helmets, and you might bear in mind French producer DJ Snake from his 2013 collaboration with Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What.” Though the pageant is offered out, tickets can nonetheless be requested by means of the occasion’s official ticket exchange.
8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., $21 at prekindle.com
Winner of 55 Austin Music Awards from 1992 to 2017, Bob Schneider has woven himself into the material of Texas music together with his mix of pop, nation, folks and rock. Schneider has performed in an array of initiatives starting from funk band Joe Rockhead to rock band Ugly Americans, the latter of which opened for Dave Matthews Band on its 1997 tour. A prolific songwriter, Schneider has launched both an album or an EP yearly since 1998. Schneider acquired his first radio play in 2001 with “Big Blue Sea” and once more in 2004 with “Come With Me Tonight.” It was in 2009, nevertheless, that Schneider made it to No. 14 on Billboard‘s AAA Radio Chart together with his candy, talk-singing single “40 Dogs (Like Romeo & Juliet).” Dallas singer-songwriter and The Voice season 19 contestant Ryan Berg opens for Schneider at the Granada Theater in Lower Greenville Thursday night time.
7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Main at South Side, 1002 S. Main St., $7 at prekindle.com
Fort Worth’s heavy garage-rock band Uncle Toasty closes out its first 12 months in the public eye Friday night time at Main at South Side in its hometown. The enigmatic new band has launched just one tune so far, the Earth-shaking ode to a killer crocodile “The Butcher of Burundi.” Inspired by the guitar work of Helios Creed and the chaotic wall of sound that’s the Butthole Surfers’ early work, Uncle Toasty blasts out episodic songs on topics other than crocodiles comparable to the destruction of civilization, holes in lungs and infamy — actually something that captures the consideration of singer and guitarist Jeffrey Chase Friedman. To make the night heavier and extra electrical, 5 different bands are set to ring in the new 12 months with Uncle Toasty. Up-and-comers No Place Like Home, Drifter’s Atlas and Heavy Daze are set to play alongside native rock ‘n’ roll stalwarts The Infamists and Bruce Magnus.
7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Tulips, 112 St. Louis Ave., $30+ at prekindle.com
Coming up from Austin to have fun the finish of this loopy 12 months is the four-piece rock ‘n’ roll outfit White Denim. The band launched its newest single “Crystal Bullets” in the summer season with the B-side “King Tears.” This is the first 12-inch single the band has ever launched, and it offered out utterly in October making it a collector’s merchandise. White Denim’s present in Fort Worth at Tulips on Friday night time could have opening assist from Dallas cowpunk band, and one of North Texas’ 10 Best Live Acts in 2021, Ottoman Turks. Fort Worth rock ‘n’ roll outfit Cut Throat Finches may even be there for the celebration. The band put out a pair of singles, “Beggar” and “High,” on an EP titled The Phantom Power Studio Sessions. Fort Worth singer-songwriter Matthew McNeal closes out the lineup for the night scorching off the launch of his fourth album Along For The Ride, which hit streaming companies on Dec. 10.
8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., $22+ at prekindle.com
Moving to Dallas from New Zealand earlier this 12 months, Labretta Suede & the Motel 6 closes out its first 12 months in North Texas with a New Year’s Eve present at the Texas Theatre. Garage punk at its most carnivalesque, Labretta Suede instructions the stage together with her racy efficiency and distinctive vibrato singing whereas the Motel 6 play with reckless abandon. With over 15 years price of exhibits underneath its belt, the band is aware of the best way to get the crowd shifting and preserve the vitality ranges at their highest. Dream pop singer Lorelei K was scheduled to open the present Friday night time. The singer who not too long ago launched “Swimming Pool Eternity,” her third single this 12 months, won’t be able to play as a result of one of the band members examined constructive for COVID-19. DJ Dollar Ben will nonetheless get issues rolling on the 1s and 2s with visuals supplied by Dallas artist C I N E M A. Dallas drag icon May May Graves serves as MC between units and leads the toast at midnight.
8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Rubber Gloves, 411 E. Sycamore St., $20 at prekindle.com
Coming again residence to Denton, Pearl Earl closes out its 12 months enjoying at Rubber Gloves with Austin’s Calliope Musicals, Denton noise rock band Venus Twins and Plano psych band Blue Feel. The present finds the band coming collectively after a 12 months of facet initiatives that saved the band occupied — guitarist Ariel Hartley launched her first EP Dream Crusher with solo challenge Earl Hartley and Thrift Star, drummer Bailey K. Chapman toured with L.A. punk band Egg Drop Soup and Stefani Lazcano and Chelsey Danielle put collectively their facet challenge No Good Babies. Equal components prog rock, glam rock and psych rock, Pearl Earl has been fascinating audiences with its mesmerizing stage present since 2015. With heavy distortion and spellbinding vocals, Pearl Earl invitations its viewers on a journey with each present. With an unbelievable dwell act like Calliope Musicals added to the combine, this present is certain to be a spectacular year-end occasion.
8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at The Factory in Deep Ellum, 2713 Canton St., $50+ at axs.com
Making his title in Dallas earlier than leaving us for New York City, Marc Rebillet is a one-man, digital music expertise. Known for making up loops on the fly with improvisational lyrics, Rebillet by no means performs the identical present twice. Last 12 months, Rebillet made headlines together with his nationwide (*10*) in the midst of the pandemic, which was one of the first of its type in the summer season of 2020. Aside from his frequent dwell streams, Rebillet stayed comparatively low on the launch radar this 12 months, placing out simply two singles — “Vaccinated Attitude” in the spring and his collaboration with Moods and The Kount, “The Way You Make Me Feel,” in the fall. Rebillet did go on a 30-date tour this fall during which his hometown was conspicuously absent. Rebillet units this flawed proper with a New Year’s Eve present at The Factory in Deep Ellum. Dallas pop sensation Dezi 5 opens for Rebillet together with Kah-Lo and DāM-FunK.
8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Three Links, 2704 Elm St., $20 at seetickets.us
Over the course of the final 12 months, Dallas darkwave band Rosegarden Funeral Party has been engaged on two initiatives. The first is the band’s month-to-month “Take Cover” sequence during which the band releases a tune and a video with a particular visitor, overlaying artists comparable to David Bowie and Tears For Fears with musicians of the likes of Poppy Xander of Helium Queens, Scott White and Michael Doty of Duell, Scarlette McPherson of King Clam and Lorelei Okay. The second challenge is the band’s new 13-song album In the Wake of Fire. The band launched the album’s second tune “Gates of Heaven” again in April, however saved the relaxation of the album tightly underneath wraps till its launch at the starting of December. Rosegarden Funeral Party closes out its 12 months enjoying its favourite hometown membership Three Links Friday night time with opening assist from buddies Paper Saints and one of North Texas’ 10 Best Live Acts in 2021, FIT.
8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., $12+ at prekindle.com
Alternative nation in the purest sense of the time period, Vandoliers was based in 2015 after vocalist Joshua Fleming’s fellow members in punk band The Phuss went their separate methods. Since then, Vandoliers have introduced that punk rock ethos to the sounds of outlaw nation from the ’60s and ’70s. Out of fee for many of 2020, no due to the pandemic, Vandoliers got here roaring again in February with the launch of their newest singles “Every Saturday Night” and “Waiting on a Train.” Throughout the 12 months, The Vandoliers have been getting their touring muscle tissues again in form, enjoying little exhibits at residence and round the nation. The band is now getting ready to set out on the street with Celtic punk band Flogging Molly subsequent spring. The band closes out its 12 months this Friday at the Granada Theater with slightly assist from Rod Gator and Simon Flory.
8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, at Three Links, 2704 Elm St., $15 at seetickets.us
Dallas punk band Noogy made waves this 12 months in the native punk scene and past. The band misplaced its drummer “DK” Nick Helm final 12 months after the drummer took his personal life. In Helm’s reminiscence, the band launched a break up EP with Texas punk legends M.D.C. (Millions of Dead Cops), Bye Bye Donny, in the late spring of 2021. The band additionally launched the Teen Idol / 2020 digital 7-inch in January. While “Teen Idol,” with its breakneck tempo and anti-establishment themes, is extra consistent with what you may count on from a band like Noogy, you’ll need to keep tuned for the tune’s B-Side, the punk-rap fusion “2020.” Noogy and M.D.C. have been alleged to play collectively this weekend, however M.D.C. needed to drop off the invoice as a result of of well being points. Noogy will nonetheless play Saturday night time at Three Links in Deep Ellum with added assist from Revolucion Oi and Casual Relapse.