Music Editor’s Must-See Shows 03/06-03/23

A preview of upcoming shows in the Dallas area, hand-picked by The Courier’s award-winning resident music guru

By Evan Henry

Music Editor

March 6 

DAMN: Dallas Ambient Music Nights: Black Taffy, Kent Evans, Floating Island, jakkkechan, Triangulum at The Crown & Harp

Building upon raw experimentation, the second installment of DAMN, or Dallas Ambient Music Nights, is a monthly showcase of ambient soundscape artists who call Dallas home.

March 12 

Red Bull Sound Select: TOPS, Puro Instinct, Blackstone Rangers at Three Links

Yet again, Red Bull curates a night of pop and eccentric art with Montreal’s chart-toppers TOPS, Los Angeles’ sister sensation Puro Instinct and Dallas’ own Blackstone Rangers. In Sound Select fashion, the event is only $3 with RSVP

March 13-15

35 Denton 2015 at Downtown Denton

A week prior to the annual SXSW music conference in Austin every year, blog-worthy bands descend on downtown Denton for the 35 Denton Music Festival. This year is no exception. Los Angeles’ power pop quartet Corners, Austin’s cold-wave act SURVIVE and Montreal’s Marie Davidson are highlights of the weekend.

March 22

Spillover: Liars, Iceage, Jeff The Brotherhood, King Tuff, Diarrhea Planet at Deep Ellum

Following SXSW, Spillover is a music fest curated by Parade of Flesh. The North Texas debut of Danish punk act Iceage will set this year apart. Liars, Jeff the Brotherhood, King Tuff, Diarrhea Planet and more make for a vibrant conglomeration of sounds.

March 23

Spring Fling #2: Psychomagic, Adult Books, Vision at Pariah Editors note: Evan Henry booked this show

Combining both the Lolipop Records “SXSW Explosion” and the Burger Records “Caravan of Stars” tours is the second annual “Spring Fling.” The southern California garage labels turn a bland Monday night into something truly memorable. Bands such as Vision, Psychomagic and Adult Books should be nothing short of entertaining. For only $15 and many more bands, why not?