Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from Erykah Badu and the Cannabinoids jamming in Dallas to Clint Black strumming in San Antonio. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[Jan 20–Jan 22]
The neo-soul singer Erykah Badu likes to provoke. She hosted a BBC Radio series on the Black Power Movement earlier this month, led a “second line” down Dallas’s Main Street with the Rebirth Brass Band on Saturday, and, in 2010, stripped in a music video shot in Dealey Plaza, where President Kennedy was assassinated. She could survive on her exceptional singing alone, but why would she deprive her audience of an impromptu political diatribe, a blissed-out twenty-minute jam or a potential epic meltdown? Badu, a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, has a new backing band called the Cannabinoids, a collective of musicians she has played with since her college days