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Following the release of its fifth album in March 2016, the members of UK boyband One Direction will forego touring in support of the album, instead opting to take at least a year off to pursue solo projects.
Somehow, through all of this news, the world has managed to keep right on spinning. Uproar be damned, life goes on. Even without the boys' tunes to enjoy, there's still plenty of things to keep you entertained in the interim, too.
For example, here's a few things to do tonight that don't involve One Direction in any capacity. — Cory Graves
Ne-Hi at Three Links
Ne-Hi's latest single “Drag” is a sort of jingle-jangly, upbeat indie pop wonder. The band formed a couple years ago while scoring a friend's film and has kept making music since. Based out of Chicago, the relatively new act is out on tour and stopping by Three Links tonight. Others on the bill include rad locals like Pearl Earl and War Party. — Diamond Victoria
On an On at Dada
On An On consists of three-fifths of the band Scattered Trees, but Nate Eiesland, Alissa Ricci and Ryne Estwing are a little less clean with their new stuff. On An On is a little less cut and dry and more intentional. The band's lyrics have taken a more serious tone and the use of synth and ambient beats gives it a little more depth. Check the band out tonight at Dada. Also playing is Dosh. — DV
David Crosby & Friends at Granada Theater
Back in late June, Dallas native and musical engineer Eric Hartman died. Tonight, several alums in the industry are playing a benefit show at the Granada for the legend. Those on the bill include legends like David Crosby, Snarky Puppy and Myron Butler to name a few. Proceeds benefit the Hartman family. — DV
Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot at American Airlines Center
Anyone who follows the NBA knows Dirk Nowitzki. His basketball talents are revered nationally and internationally alike. Locally, though, he's a legend, the unquestioned brightest star on the Dallas Mavericks' roster. And why not? Nowitzki's story is a fun one on the surface. He appears to be an all-around nice guy plucked from relative obscurity in Germany to come and play for the Dallas Mavericks. But with his new documentary, Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot, director Sebastian Dehnhardt aims to show how calculated Dirk's career path has been. To do so, the German documentarian explores the Dallas Mavericks hero's relationship with his mentor, shooting instructor Holger Geschwindner, and how it shaped Nowitzki into the player he is today. Tonight the AAC will open its doors to screen the film on Dirk's home court. Parking, admission and refreshments are all free. — Angela Jones
North Texas Fair and Rodeo at North Texas Fair Grounds
Musicians Jaime Richards, Josh Grider, Kimberly Dunn, Bleu Edmondson and rodeo sports galore are the main attractions at the other local state fair tonight. — CG
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