Friday 08.03

Erasure comes to North Texas with World Be Gone Tour

To friends, they’re just Andy and Vince, but to generations of gay club queens, they are Erasure, one of the first out supergroups. They’ve been making dance music (as well as Christmas albums and more cerebral tunes) since the 1980s, and are still going strong with a new tour in support of their CD World Be Gone. That brings them to North Texas next Friday at Irving’s Toyota Music Factory. (Look for an interview with frontman Andy Bell next week in Dallas Voice.)

DEETS: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory,
300 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving. 8 p.m.

Saturday 08.04

Panic! At the Disco, Hayley Kiyoko come to AAC

When it comes to gay allies, you can do much better than Brendon Urie, the founder and frontman for the pop-punk synth-pop group Panic! At the Disco. (Well, Urie admits he has experimented, but identifies as straight.) It’s nice when you love the allies for that they say and do, but also the music they make, and who doesn’t like a little Panic? For more gay cred, the opening act is this year’s hottest young singer, out artist Hayley Kiyoko.

DEETS: American Airlines Center,
2500 Victory Ave. 7 p.m.

Monday 07.30

Life is a cabaret with Amy Stevenson’s Mama’s Party

What do you call karaoke where 1. The singers are good and 2. The music is live? Well, you could call it Mama’s Party. That’s Amy Stevenson, a veteran of stage and piano bar who hosts a cabaret show with many special guests. If you haven’t been in a while, what better way could there be to beat the heat?

DEETS: The Uptown Theater,
120 E. Main St., Grand Prairie.
7:35 p.m. $10.