Edgefest 23 at Pizza Hut Park
Thinking back to the era when daylong music events like Edgefest were a rarity on the calendar seems almost quaint these days. Still, the annual radio station-sponsored shindig packs a punch, bringing some big names to North Texas. This years headliner, Phoenix, is touring in support of its just-released LP, Bankrupt!, and the rest of the lineup swings between buzzy (Fitz and the Tantrums, Paramore, Atlas Genius) and, shall we say, slightly musty (Deftones, Airborne Toxic Event, Bush). With Awolnation, Capital Cities, Youngblood Hawke and more.
11:30 a.m. Saturday. Pizza Hut Park, Frisco. $34.50-$67.50.
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires at Trees
Soul singer Charles Bradley works with pain the way a painter might employ oils. The 65-year-old vocalist has enjoyed a late career renaissance, releasing his debut album, No Time for Dreaming, in 2011, with its follow-up, Victim of Love, due out next week. And as critics have noted, Bradley feels every note he sings. Sometimes after my show, I want to go to my room and close the door and never come out, Bradley told DFW.com last year. What can I do, what can I say, what can I tell the people? Theyre searching for something, searching for true honesty. What more can one go through?
7 p.m. Thursday. Trees, Dallas. $17-$20.