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We're not going to act like it isn't stupid hot around these parts of late. Triple digits can go ahead and eat a dick already. Still, the recent suggestion from Yahoo!'s front page that beating the heat was as easy as staying indoors and making homemade “moon sand” sounds like the epitome of lame.
Go ahead and have your fun with that bowl of cornstarch. Then, when that gets old, just know that whoever wrote that riveting piece probably didn't live in town. There's lots of other “indoors” that you can hang out in this evening. Besides, cold booze is much better at facilitating a cool down than moon sand any day. — Cory Graves
Trapt at Trees
Trapt has been around since the late '90s but really came onto the scene in 2002 with “Headstrong,” y'know, the rage-fueled anthem of those with a little angst. Go release a little anger tonight at Trees with the California-based band. Sons of Texas opens. — Diamond Victoria
It's Just Banter Live Taping at Off the Record
If you're a listener of KTCK 1310-AM or 96.7 FM, you probably feel like you already know TC Fleming and Jake Kemp well. And if you're not a listener of The Ticket? Well, whatever. Hopefully, by now, you've at least checked out their It's Just Banter podcast, which, for the past several weeks now, we've partnered up with to release. Either way, you've got your best opportunity to familiarize yourself with these two tonight, as they tape this week's edition of “your second favorite podcast” live at Off the Record. — Pete Freedman
Carry Illinois at Dan's Silverleaf
In her work under the Carry Illinois moniker, Austin singer-songwriter Lizzzy Lehman says she hopes to convey a spirit of “relatable vulnerability.” In the process, she also tries to find a happy middle ground between the folk of yore and the indie folk the kids are listening to these days, hoping the audience of the latter might perhaps be turned on to the former in the process. Leoncarlo and Blake Vaughn open. — CG
From Parts Unknown at The Prophet Bar
One day, the moon will align to the left and the stars will form a line to the right and one of the best live bands in town will headline a Tuesday night bill in Deep Ellum. Low key, From Parts Unknown's rockabilly-esque stylings are pretty engaging to catch in person. Austin's Hooka Hey, Uneasy Pilgrim and Form of Truth open. — CG
Which Beer is it Anyway? at Flying Saucer (Addison)
Like they do every Tuesday during their regular trivia nights, Flying Saucer also features a fun game called Which Beer is it Anyway?, in which a four-beer mystery flight is served, and teams will have a few minutes to identify types of brew, brewery of origin and even exact beers in the flight for prizes. Because just drinking beer, in and of itself, isn't considered fun anymore. We kid. — CG
Gross Lonely Boys at Rubber Gloves
Is anyone else tired of that thing where bands name themselves after other celebrities or famous bands? Norma Jean, Kathleen Turner Overdrive, Abe Vigoda, Jodie Foster's Army and Diane Rehm are but a few of the myriad examples that quickly come to mind. Thankfully this isn't another one of those. Though this tour of Austin-based acts do hail from the same hometown as Los Lonely Boys, these guys are a bunch of comedians. — CG
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