The past decade has been a fruitful one for Fort Worth pop-rockers Green River Ordinance, with a major-label interlude and national tours, but also a blossoming independent career. The quintet's latest LP, Under Fire, was released this year, and while the fellas have kept busy playing shows hither and yon, they're coming home to The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge (a stone's throw from guitarist Jamey Ice's forthcoming culinary venture, the "coffee pub" Brewed) for a two-night stand, 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. With a loyal fan base and a considerable catalog to draw from, expect an intimate, expansive showing from one of the city's most tireless acts. Tickets, $15, available via theliveoak.com.
The Dallas Arts District expands a little more with the Friday grand opening of the long-awaited City Performance Hall. To christen the new space, not one but two showcases of local talent have been assembled. The "early" show, which gets going at 7 p.m., features Denton singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe. Tickets for her concert are $20-$50 and available via attpac.org. The Kessler Theater's Jeff Liles (who will help book City Performance Hall) gathered a diverse lineup for the "late" show (which starts at 10 p.m.), including Seryn, Pleasant Grove and gospel greats the Relatives. Tickets for the second gig are $17.50-$27.50, at prekindle.com.