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Concert Picks for July 1: Mini Mansions | May the Peace of the Sea Be With You

Three Links proves once again that they can be trusted more than most Deep Ellum establishments to book interesting acts even on a slow day. They know how to pair up certain bands with an awareness of the city’s social climate, day of the week, and local landscape. Case in point, a Tuesday show on an otherwise sleepy night will see Mini Mansions bringing their penchant for gorgeous harmonies and a Shawn Kemp-like ambition for large pop songs in front of the venue’s elaborate backdrop. The band includes Michael Shuman of Queens of the Stone Age, and there is a very specific demo that will be interested in that fact. Catamaran and Things of Earth open.

Up in Denton, Eric “Rick” Guy of Bukkake Moms has put together a lineup that includes a couple of melodic touring acts with abrasive openers. Fayetteville’s Monsterheart and May the Peace of the Sea be with You are unusually poppy and respectively shoegaze-influenced for this lineup, but that sort of mismatch makes for a good show. They will be joined by Gungar, the Hymens, and the aforementioned B Moms.

If you’re still looking for a nightcap after today’s soccer match and live music sounds like a bit much after all the excitement, check out -topic and the indelible Simon Phoenix at “Soundwaves” at Sunset Lounge.

A roundup of residencies—

DJ Blake Ward will be at Sundown at Granada; YeahDef will have a free 80s-themed event at Rubber Gloves; Finally, The newest weekly is Blue, The Misfit and Niro for “Beats and Booze” at Andy’s in Denton, featuring … $1 wells. I can’t even.