Josh Alan Friedman
Josh Alan Friedman, a thinker's bluesman, headlines the Kessler Theater's reopening tonight.
BORN AGAIN: After months of hopeful speculation, Oak Cliff's freshly spruced-up Kessler Theater opens with homage to layers of old Dallas. Blues writer/musician Josh Alan Friedman signs his new book, Black Cracker, and pulls out his guitar to headline; photographer James Bland shows A Photographic History of Music in Dallas. There's more: Art&Seek's Cindy Chaffin has a video tour and a full schedule here. Free; full bar. Saturday, 6PM.
FESTBYNOREST: Parade of Flesh brings 17 bands to 2 stages at Double Wide for Brofest 2010. Perhaps the best reason to go: another golden chance to see Austin's Woven Bones, a grungy reward for lovers of Velvet Underground and staying close to home. See the full lineup, packed with varying shades of indie-rock from Brooklyn to San Fran, here. $13 advance. Sunday, 2PM.
FIERY FINALE: The Fieros canceled their NX35 show last weekend at the last minute, but frontman Joey McClellan got his voice back for SXSW and plans to cap off spring music season in Texas with a release show for the band's self-titled record and the "Unofficial DFW SXSW Afterparty." Johnny Lloyd Rollins, Israel Nash Gripka, and They Were Stars join up at La Grange. $10. Sunday, 7PM.