Get Familial with Damien Jurado.
Need a pick-me-up after yesterday's holidays and/or any overindulging that may — or may not — have taken place? A 40-minute clip of classic cartoon sound effects might do the trick.
No? Well, some leftover ham and hardboiled eggs coupled with plenty of live music options to choose from should get the job done.
Augustana at Trees
Tonight is probably the perfect time to catch California-based piano rockers Augustana. The outfit, which has gone through some lineup changes in recent years, is just three days into its current tour, so energy should be high. On that front, the band's most recent LP is set to be released tomorrow, so they'll probably be a bit extra jazzed tonight. Surely, they'll have — just slightly — early copies for sale in the merch booth, to boot. Need more reason? OK, Twin Forks, the rootsier side project from Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba opens the bill. And, last time that band was in town, Carrabba's local Dashboard bandmate John Lefler joined his frontman on stage for something of an impromptu get-together. Tonight, it could happen again. Maybe. — Cory Graves
The Hoot Hoots and Friends & Family at Good Records
There are bands that make you happy, and then there are outfits like Seattle outfit The Hoot Hootsm whose brand of saccharine energy is so over-the-top it's damn near impossible to hate. They'll perform on Good Records' famed Astro-Turf stage tonight, along their with tourmates Friends & Family, a similarly gleeful nine-piece that Polyphonic Spree frontman — and Good Records co-owner — Tim DeLaughter has called one of his favorite new bands. — CG
Damien Jurado at Dan's Silverleaf
The Seattle-based folk-rocker's eleventh studio LP, January's Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son, is more or less a sequel to 2012's Maraqopa, which chronicles a character who decides to drop off the grid only to realize he can never go home. All the while, the use of distortion and spacey production elements manages to navigate the singer-songwriter into territory he's never yet charted. — CG
'50s Night at Hailey's
For several years now — and largely thanks to DJ YeahDef — '80s and '90s dance nights have been staples at this Denton club. Tonight, they'll throw an additional curve into the mix as DJ Sinapps beckons you to twist again — y'know, like you did last summer. — CG
Just Pho You Mondays at Vietnam
According to mainstream science, nothing cures Weedster hangovers like spicy pho with extra Sriracha. $3 Crown you-call-its, $1 cups of Shiner and DJ sets from John Feezy, Just-Stone and Redsean ain't a bad remedy either. — CG
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