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Earlier this week, a woman in Missouri was getting ready to brew a cup of morning coffee and butter up some toast for breakfast. That's when she saw it, Donald Trump's mug right there looking up at her in her vegan spread.
The Donald's scowl isn't exactly what one looks forward to seeing any given morning. And while the random swirls in her un-butter did bear some passing resemblance to the front-running republican presidential nominee, the thing she saw was probably just a sign that the woman in question needed to get out more.
Don't let the same thing happen to you. Get out of your head and out of your house before you start seeing Donalds everywhere around you. — Cory Graves
Leon Russell at Granada Theater
These days Russell is equally lauded for his long list of legendary collaborators — Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, JJ Cale, Eric Clapton, Herb Alpert, Bob Dylan have all previously worked with the eclectic pianist, just to name a few — as he is for his flowing white Gandalf-like beard. All told he's a pretty badass ivory-tickler that served as Joe Cocker's music director during his famed Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour. The fact that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is also responsible for the original version of “Superstar” (made famous by The Carpenters) isn't to be discounted, either. — CG
1310 The Ticket Presents: Corona Light Fight Night 2015 at Village Country Club (Free)
Hi kids, do you like violence? With its 11th annual Fight Night promo, sports talk radio powerhouse 1310 The Ticket once again gives North Texans three-minutes to pummel the crap out of one another in front of inebriated rabble-rousers. It's not as barbaric as it sounds: Well, they'll have a professional boxing referee and on-duty paramedic onsite at least. To make things even sweeter, parking and admission are both free. — CG
Zhora, Ronnie Heart, Classic Cult at Dada
Written and directed by Whiskey Folk Ramblers' Tyler Rougeux is Classic Cult, a new league of dirty Dallas rock 'n' roll playing its first-ever show tonight. The group is full of faces familiar to the scene, including ex-Spookeasy frontwoman Stephanie Burns on bass, Aurora DeWilde on guitar and the ever theatrical Miller Pyke fronting. It's a hell of a first show, too, as Zhora and Ronnie Heart are also on this bill. From what we hear, everyone in town is planning on attending this one. — Evan Henry
Birdcloud at Three Links
Birdcloud is a duo with two girls singing about very inappropriate things — their first song was about going down on your best friend, to give you an idea — in what they consider a “modern country” style. Really, they just sound like faux white trash/hillbillies making songs to try and piss anyone even remotely conservative off. They're interesting, to say the least. Laura Harrell and Dante Martinez open. — Carly Seitz
Good Luck Karaoke at Twilite Lounge (Free)
Go ahead, have a little sippy sippy and sing your god damn heart out. It's the fifth anniversary of Good Luck Karaoke tonight and the theme is death. So go out their and kill it brah brah. — H. Drew Blackburn
Most Good Fest at Billy Bob's
Billy Bob's is our most faithful destination for good country in the Metroplex. Today, it's gonna be good as per usual and to that point, what;'s going on is the Most Good Music Fest. On the bill, we've got Jason Eady, Auction and the headliner, Aaron Watson. Have a damn good time. — HDB
Firestarter, Survay Says! at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
Albany, New York-based punk collective Firestarter continues to grow its sound and niche audiences with this cross country tour. Where it'll drink bottom shelf liquors at top shelf prices along with ska-sounding tour mates in Survay Says! Additionally, Flee The Scene and The Lashouts open. — EH
North Texas Fair and Rodeo at North Texas Fair Grounds
Tyler & the Tribe, Cody Johnson and a sheep show are among tonight's highlights for the State Fair of Denton. — CG
Yes at Verizon Theatre
With the passing of its founding songwriter and bass player, Chris Squire, earlier this summer, the symphonic '60s rock act Yes will never be the same. This night, and the remainder of this tour, serves as tribute to his endless performances with the outfit since its inception in 1968. Relive hits like “Roundabout,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart” and more at the grand Verizon Theatre. Syd Arthur opens. — EH
Mallrats at Texas Theatre
NorthPark has its fair share of people who aren't there to shop or work. They're just there. It's nice to see mall rats trace of the the '90s in their natural element. Come pay tribute to Kevin Smith ahead of his upcoming Dallas visit, and see his celebrated flick, Mallrats on the big screen. — Lauren Kuehmeier
Taylor Swift Sing-Along at Alamo Drafthouse
As part of their 2KPop Sing-Along series, Alamo Drafthouse is highlighting the “Bad Blood” singer herself, Taylor Swift. Be prepared for props and toys as you enter the theater to sing your heart out. — Diamond Victoria
Julian Smith, Spencer Kenney at AllGood Cafe
Howler Jr. main man Spencer Kenney is back down in Dallas, making the rounds with his lo-fi solo tunes. See him and Julian Smith both at Deep Ellum's AllGood Cafe, where the show will be a pay-what-y-u-can affair. — EH
BrewFest Pre-Party at British Beverage Company
While we're not entirely sure if it's all that necessary to have a beer-related pre-party to yet another beer festival in this town, but tonight start that drinking habit of yours early and win yourself some so-called swag. The event starts at 6 p.m. with drink specials lasting until 9 p.m. — EH
Cover photo by Pete Freedman. To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.