Start Actin' Crazy.
In the month of May alone, enough rain fell in Texas to cover the entire state in 8 inches of water. So, no, you're not alone in the fact that you are so over May's record-breaking outpouring.
Fortunately, today marks the first day of June. And with the new month, comes a new, extended rain-free outlook for the foreseeable future. That's right; it's finally safe to leave the house again.
Here's a few places to make the most of this thing we called the sun. — Cory Graves
Tech N9ne at Gas Monkey Live
Somehow, over the last few years, Tech N9ne, one of the most successful independent rappers ever, has aligned himself with the likes of the Insane Clown Posse and their hyper-loyal juggalo fan base. It makes sense why an artist unaffiliated with the major label system would want to attract a built-in group of fans as wholly-devoted as ICP's, but, for whatever reason, the so-called juggalo family has embraced Tech N9ne right back. Expect plenty of face paint among the Gas Monkey crowd tonight — more than usual, we mean. — CG
Northern Faces at Three Links
New Equal Vision signees, New York's Northern Faces, released their debut LP for the label in late April. Tonight they'll promote that fact by playing a bunch of straight forward rock cuts at Three Links. Let It Happen and Pulses open. — CG
Action Bronson at House of Blues
The Queens rapper and one-time chef is known for his crowd-pleasing, no-fucks-to-give sets. Whatever, it's working; other recent Dallas performances have been super memorable, anyway. Take his 2012 show at Dada, for instance, where after a couple songs Bronson walked into the crowd and spent the rest of his night among the audience for the majority of his set. He hammed it up for these crowds, too, performing among his fans while posing for and rhyming into any and all camera phones thrust in his face. And less than half an hour after starting his set, Bronson cut things short, literally walking out of the venue's front door to catch a flight out of town. — Mikel Galicia
Steve Miller at Verizon Theatre
Woodrow Wilson High School product Steve Miller — and his eponymous band — turns up at Gexa tonight for set sure to be chock-full of hits. Hell, Miller's penned more than his share in his day. Miller's going on 71, so you may not have many more opportunities to hear “The Joker” or “Take the Money and Run” live. And, hey, you really should because they're both great. Even better? Fellow Dallas-raised guitar noodler Jimmie Vaughan opens. — Stephen Young
Open Recording Mondays at The Live Oak
This thing is basically an open mic night, but with one notable twist: here you have the option of paying ten bucks and taking home a live recording of your performance straight off the listening room's fancy schmancy sound board. — CG
St. Elmo's Fire at Alamo Drafthouse
I'm Young Rob Lowe and I haven't aged a day since starring alongside three Breakfast Club alums in Joel Schumacher's 1985 Brat Pack flick. Oh, and I also have cable. — CG
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.