1.) The Bomb Factory (2713 Canton St., 214-932-6501) celebrated its grand opening (reopening?) last night with a show by one of Dallas’ biggest musical exports, singer-songwriter Erykah Badu. On Saturday the sprawling Deep Ellum venue will offer up Fort Worth’s biggest musical export, The Toadies.
Tickets are $38-48.
2.) Opening for Fort Worth goth-doom duo Pinkish Black tonight (Friday) at Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666) will be Bellringer, Sideshow Tragedy, and the monstrous Dallas two-piece Mountain of Smoke.
Tickets are $7.
3.) Not to be confused with a similarly named, nigh legendary Denton outfit, The Pyramids, featuring The Henderson’s Nolan Robertson and Caleb Stanislaw with Trey Ownby, makes their debut Saturday night at The Cellar (2916 W. Berry St., 817-923-6116) with some of the finest in underground Fort Worth sounds: Mean Motor Scooter, Chinaglotus’ Denver Williams, and a duo whose forthcoming debut album is hotly anticipated around the Weekly offices (well, at least around my bailiwick, suckers), Jack Thunder & The Road Soda.
4.) Tonight, Three Links (2704 Elm St., Dallas) will host some of the most progressive voices in North Texas hip-hop, including Playdough, Grey Matter, and Fort Worth’s elder statesmen of rap, Fort Nox, creators of easily the cutest, sweetest hip-hop video ever made.
Tickets are $10.
5.) Think 20-minute guitar solos are wanky and boring? They are unless they’re coming from this cat. Catch legendary bluesman Buddy Guy tonight at House of Blues (2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas, 214-928-BLUE) with Ethan Tucker, David Choi, and Tess Henley.
Tickets are $29-85.