Start Your Engines.
Recently when Pharell Williams was asked how, at the age of 40, he's managed to keep up the appearance of a man half his age, he had a pretty surprising answer.
Said Williams: “I wash my face.”
And that, my greasy-cheeked friends, is why you haven't been getting lucky lately. For a change of pace, you might want to go ahead and scrub up before heading out tonight.
Let's face it. You aren't getting any younger.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at Trees
How about some DEJJ fun facts to get you pumped for tonight's show? OK, here are two about the indie-pop duo: 1.) Band member Daniel Zott is also fronts the band American Secrets, but you probably know them better by their other name, the Freecreditreport.com band; 2.) The band counts their racecar-driving namesake among their fans, as the real-life Earnhardt has even gone as far as to wish the band luck via a letter he mailed them a couple years back. — Cory Graves
Excision at South Side Ballroom
As a music journalist — or something vaguely resembling one, anyway — the biggest tipoff you're reading a press release from a dubstep producer is when four paragraphs are spent describing the awesome power of the lasers they're packing, and maybe a sentence or two about what the music actually sounds like. Anyway, this Canadian-based duo apparently owns a 420-square-foot screen capable of 3D projections, a 150,000 watt sound system, and industrial grade fog machines. And lasers. Lots and lots of lasers. — CG
The Birds of Night at The Dram
Sure, a lot of bands manage to churn out pretty convincing '60s-flavored, throwback garage rock these days. Those other bands, however, don't share The Birds of Night's secret weapon — the unmistakably soulful pipes of frontman Andrew Rothlisberger, which sound just as much like they're being piped in from some unseen AM radio offstage as from Rothlisberger himself. And that, my friends, makes all the difference in the world. — CG
The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
While this 20-year-old alt-country outfit's members aren't actually related to The Man in Black — by blood or otherwise — they have shared the stage with a number of his contemporaries and performed at one of Willie's annual Fourth of July picnics, which is close enough for us. More recently, their music has found a new audience via HBO's True Blood, which should give you a pretty good idea of the type of vibe they generally put out there. — CG
Jared's Epic Pre-Party at Alamo Drafthouse
After Dallas manchild Jared Guynes throws three-days worth of “epic” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed events this weekend, it might be another 24 years until you're ready to revisit the heroes in a half-shell on the big screen. For now, though, things are just getting ramped up. As such, the prospect of unlimited free pizza and a rare 35mm screening of 1990's live-action TMNT flick sounds pretty radical. — CG
Mobile Mondays at Crown and Harp
For just the second time, the minds behind New York City's Mobile Mondays residency will invade the Crown and Harp. In true Mobile Mondays fashion, MM resident DJs Misbehaviour and Natasha Diggs will be spinning nothing but soul 45's all night long. So, too, will the Dalllas-based DJ Spinderella of the Grammy-winning Salt-n-Pepa, who has in the past performed at the NYC edition of this event, plus fellow local DJ Jay Clipp. — CG
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.