Mask Your Feelings With Slow Magic.
Last weekend Derrick Skou was hanging in the woods, minding his own business and jamming on some sweet guitar licks, when out of nowhere a rabid bat landed on his chest and bit him in the neck.
Skou's friends subsequently killed the bat and took it to a vet where it was determined that it was not a vampire. It did happen to be rabid, though, which means Skou will have a series of painful shots ahead of him.
If you don't want to wind up like Skou, we recommend leaving the jamming to the professionals tonight. — Cory Graves
The Kopecky Family Band at Dada
Not long ago the New York Times wrote, “If you like Fleetwood Mac, try the Kopecky Family Band,” which is either a huge compliment or total diss depending on where you stand with those guys. Like a few other Nashville-based acts that quickly come to mind, these guys play pretty frequently in the area, too, so they must be at least doing a few things right. Coin and Margot Dunn open. — CG
Slow Magic at Three Links
There's not a lot of info on the web about human behind Slow Magic, and that's totally by design. Dude has previously said he dons masks onstage because he'd would much rather people focus on the catchy-as-fuck synth pop he creates rather than who is responsible for it. Fair enough. And to that end you can check out Slow Magic's brand new album, here before heading out to this one. Kodak to Graph and Daktyl open. — CG
Tomorrow Come Today at Undermain Theatre
In Gordon Dahlquist's new futuristic thriller, which makes its world premiere tonight, the one percenters have grown so elite they've now discovered a method of cheating death that involves continually switching their beings into younger, markedly sexier bodies. Unfortunately the process isn't without its drawbacks. The scary part, though, says those in the know, is how closely this dystopian society resembles our own. The play runs through October 11. — CG
Total Slacker at City Tavern
In the past couple of years Brooklyn's Total Slacker have evolved from listless shitgaze band perfectly befitting of its name, to a fuzzed out '90s-nodding ode to Sonic Youth. In any case, it's song “Who Killed Kennedy?” should take on a different weight when the band performs it just down the road from where the president's motorcade was struck by gunfire. Scottish rock outfit, PAWS, and Florida's Flashlights round out a bill of rather solid, totally poppy punk offerings. — CG
Beats 'n' Booze at Andy's Bar
As well as just filling a much-needed party void in Denton, one of the biggest draws to the event — other than the fact that Blue, the Misfit and DJ Niro are behind it — is the $1 well drinks and free cover. Naturally, this makes for a happy crowd. Hey, everyone loves affordability. Plus, to loosely quote one party goer, pretty much anyone can find some spare change to get drunk at this bash. In turn, the crowds have become consistent, the space regularly filled with dancers sweating out their problems for the day. Somehow, though, the vibe remains and intimate and relaxed one, too. — Porttia Portis
Soundwaves at Sunset Lounge
While known primarily as a couple of wordsmiths — Simon Phoenix for his poetry and -topic for his output as one of Dallas' best young rappers — this twosome will be taking their talents to the DJ booth tonight, and most every Tuesday, as they spin neo soul, R&B and hip-hop at Sunset Lounge. — CG
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