Bomb Factory’s Top 10 Shows of 2015

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While Deep Ellum hosts a million shows a year, we figured it would be hard to narrow down the year’s best shows. With the reopening of the Bomb Factory in late March, that task became a little bit easier (not really, lots of arguing, and rock, paper, scissors went down to come up with this list).

Without further ado, Bomb Factory’s Top 10 Shows of 2015: 



The Scottish electronic band released their most recent album “Every Open Eye” September this year. With an extensive, world-wide tour, Dallas landed early in their stops. This pop-synth band, best known single “The Mother We Share”, brought in the crowd to near capacity at Bomb Factory.



9. Tyler, The Creator

Winning MTV’s Video Music Awards Best New Artist 2011, Tyler, the Creator has been busy since with TV show appearances, film, and of course, his music. With a chaotic, good-weird crowd, Tyler closed out the show with “Tamale” leaving the fans wanting more.


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8. Neon Indian

Neon Indian makes the list for its Denton origin, upbeat music, and $3 cover (sponsored by Red Bull Sound Select). The recent album release “Vega Intl. Night School” mid October made big waves and the anticipation was reflected at Bomb Factory . Who doesn’t love to see local artists reppin’ their state, making it big? Pride, baby.


7.  Antemasque with Travis Barker

We all have our prog-rock guilty pleasure and Antemasue did not disappoint. They make the list for their head-bopping of a good time and welcoming back  of Travis Barker after his horrible plane crash back in 2008.



6. Rageville Music Fest

This fest was a blend of EDM and Hip Hop- best of both worlds. Future lit up the stage along with Paper Diamond, 12th Planet, Arrabmuzik, and KEITH APE. He has hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard charts multiple times, and we foresee more to come!



5. Bones Thugs-n-Harmony

“Crossroad” will always be a favorite of the 90s.  All five members of the group blessed the stage for a night of nostalgia and hip hop. Alongside were B-Real of Cypress Hill, Bun B of UGK, Scarface of Getoboys, Z-Ro, Slim Thug, and DJ Unknown.



4. Cheap Trick

Speaking of nostalgia, let’s talk Cheap Trick. Definitely one crossed of the bucket list! Cheap Trick took us back to 1978 where we had to “Surrender!” and to Heath Ledger’s 10 Things I Hate About You with “I Want You To Want Me”. Take me back to Robin Zander’s all white suit and the “Dream Police”!



3. D.O.C.

Following the release of the film Straight Outta Compton, legendary rapper D.O.C of the NWA returns to Dallas. Besides NWA being “The World’s Most Dangerous Group”, they made the list for D.O.C’s song “Everything” for the love of his life and Dallas’ own Erykah Badu. Clearly we’re local and love advocates.


2. Ghostland Observatory

Halloween was complete this year with Ghostland Observatory’s laser spectacular lighting up the room. A good time was anticipated, but a RAGING dance party commenced! Can this happen EVERY night??


1. Erykah Badu

At #1 launching Bomb Factory’s reopening night, Dallas’ own Erykah Badu took the stage in front of hundreds fans, some traveling over 4,000 miles with lines well down the Canton Street block. We welcomed Ms. Badu back with open arms as she left the crowd with full hearts and Bomb Factory with a memorable reopening night we will  never forget!

There you have it! Stay tuned for 2016 concert announcements that are sure to top this year’s shows! Subscribe to our e-mail list at to hear it first!