When he's not throwing microphones at audience members, causing disturbances on airplanes or writing the worst songs ever, well-known train wreck Wes Scantlin still finds new ways to get himself into trouble.
Earlier this year, the Puddle of
Crud Mudd frontman was arrested in a Denver airport after riding the luggage carousel at baggage claim. He was subsequently arrested because, not only is it a crime to get on baggage carousels (they lead to a restricted area in the airport), but — get this! — he already had a warrant out for his arrest in Denver.
Anyway, a couple days ago, the airport released the security footage in question.
All of that is to say, before you finalize your plans for tonight, you must first ask yourself, “What would Wes Scantlin do?” Then, you should probably just go ahead and do the opposite. — Cory Graves
John 5 at Trees
John William Lowery, guitar player from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, has played with everyone from Rob Zombie to Meat Loaf. In fact, he earned the name John 5 after becoming the fifth replacement member to join Marilyn Manson. Also, he says, it refers to a passage in the Bible. Take your pick. Either way, lovers of prog rock and/or alt-metal probably won't want to miss this one. With Our Arms to the Sun, Son of Swan and Silvergun open. — Lauren Rushing
Gordon Lightfoot at Winspear Opera House
Ain't nobody writes a sad song like Gordon Lightfoot. His two biggest songs are about the true story of a boat that sank in a lake, killing all 29 crew aboard (“The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald“) and what might just be the most gut-wrenching ballad off all time, “Alone Again, Naturally.” So, maybe bring along some tissues if you plan on hitting his 50th anniversary tour. — CG
Local Education at Three Links
As much as a certain contingent of the local music community was complaining last year about the lack of rappers and rockers showing up on the same bills, it doesn't appear that too many people still have qualms about split-genre bills. Two months into 2015, these kind of bills has been something of a trend; so far we've seen -topic appear on bills with experimental jazz acts like Thundercat as well as with punk rockers like Sealion — and, hey, we're doing the same thing with our own three-year anniversary show at Double Wide tomorrow. More about that then. For now, just know that rapper -topic, the Prince-like Ronnie Heart and Denton indie rockers Mink Coats offer up a little something for everyone. — CG
The Wood Brothers at Granada Theater
The Wood Brothers are an Americana band and — get this! — real-life brothers! Well, that'd true of Chris and Oliver Wood, at least, who also perform along with multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix. After pursuing music on their own for the first 15 years or so of their careers, the brothers' current outfit is all the stronger for it. Separating them from other similar acts is the fact that Chris spent years playing abstract jazz as part of Medeski, Martin & Wood. It's a sensibility that he tastefully incorporates into his brother's folkier tunes. — LR
Comedy Night at Twilite Lounge (Free)
The last Wednesday of every month, favorite regional comedian Clint Worth hosts a different batch of stand-ups in a free-to-attend comedy night at the Twilite Lounge. This month's performers include Mitchell Clemons, Scott Crisp, Larry Campbell, Josh Johnson and Quaker City Night Hawks frontman Sam Anderson. — CG
Back to the Future at Sundown (Free)
The first Back to the Future is far and away the best of the trilogy. Of course, it's a lot easier to depict events from the past, where we know exactly how things went down, than it is to predict the future. That's why Robert Zemeckis was able to nail the origin of “Johnny B. Goode” in this one, while failing to see that we'd all be too focused on our smart phones in 2015 to bother inventing hoverboards or self-tying shoes. — CG
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