Damage Your Hearing with High On Fire.
Ready for the dumb internet game of the day? Sure, Name That Blue may sound like a lackluster way to pass the time. And, yeah, the game's rules are just as dull-sounding as its name. In short: Your computer screen will turn a distinct shade of blue, then give you the names of two tech companies or sports teams that use that precise shade of blue in their logos. You then make a guess as to which entity that shade of blue belongs.
No, it's not amazing. Hell, it's downright inane, really.
But it's one of those things that's just simple and mindless enough that you may find yourself clicking away blindly through it for the rest of your work day.
Before you give it a shot, though, we might recommend taking a look at the list of tonight's events. Y'know, just in case you get too distracted to come back.
High on Fire at Trees
There's a reason this California stoner metal outfit that has only six studio LPs to its name has already released three live albums. Simply put, live performances are these guys' bread and butter. But, even then, the volume of frontman Matt Pike's Marshall stacks simply isn't something that can be replicated on a home stereo system. Perhaps you remember when, back at this spring's 35 Denton festival, Pike's other band, Sleep, managed to set off the alarms of cars parked a mile away? Yeah, that was just during sound check. — Cory Graves
The Roomsounds and Starma at Twilite Lounge
Can we talk about how nice the restrooms at Twilite Lounge are for a second? Even for as new as the place is, the facilities are remarkably well-kept. We wouldn't be going out on a limb at all in calling them the cleanest in all of Deep Ellum. But why is that especially important tonight? Because, with Twilite offering up a free show by a pair of retro-influenced rock outfits and $5 Gran Torinos (read: a 16-ounce PBR coupled with a shot of whiskey), you're probably going to want to settle in at this show for a long while. — CG
Hopper Drawing: A Painter's Process at Dallas Museum of Art
Edward Hopper's Nighthawks painting is hands down one of the most famous pieces of American art ever produced. And not only will this special exhibition feature some of Hopper's most well-known works, but they'll be accompanied by suites of preliminary drawings and sketches that he drew in prior to painting them. Any way you slice it, it's a cool look into Hopper's creative process. — CG
Animals Inside Out at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
If you're a child of the '80s, you might remember that series of Nickelodeon clay-mation shorts in which a kid accidentally swung so high on his swing set that he spun all the way over the bar and became Inside-Out Boy. This exhibit is kind of like that, only with animal specimen that have been “plasticized” by Body Worlds creator Dr. Gunther von Hagens. Prepare yourself to see the inner-workings of animal anatomy like never before. — CG
High on Fire cover photo by Travis Shinn. To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.