This Is The Only Place For You.
Whenever you've been out and had a bit too much to drink, there's a good chance someone will call you a “stinking drunk,” or maybe insinuate that you're “as drunk as a skunk.” Perhaps the expression should be “drunk as a raccoon” instead, though.
After breaking into a warehouse full of booze and, well, sampling some of the wares, this raccoon was caught on camera stumbling around like a furry little lush. It also looks a bit too familiar. He's an eighth of the size and has twice as many legs, but we're sure we've seen a nearly identical gait from many a wasted Dallasite come 2:30 a.m.
Almost. Somehow it's a little less cute to see a 200-pound goofball falling all over himself at the end of the night. It's a good bit of imagery to keep in mind when you're out on the town tonight. Speaking of which, here's a few places on the town you might want to think about heading. — Cory Graves
Best Coast at Granada Theater
The L.A. band fronted by the cat-loving Bethany Cosentino formed just in time to cash in on that wave of sunny lo-fi beach pop that boiled over in mid-2010. Three albums later the band's still churning out fuzzy, melodramatic Punk Lite, which isn't quite as charming as it sounds. Fresh-faced Nashville garage rock quartet Bully, which opens the show, however, is worth the price of admission alone. — CG
Brian Wilson at Verizon Theatre
Surfing into Verizon Theatre comes Beach Boys founding member Brian Wilson. Sure to make a splash with Boys' hits and material from his newer, more obscure solo efforts, Wilson comes backed by Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Searching for Sugarman himself, Rodriguez, opens. — Evan Henry
Say Anything at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
Say Anything has always created a predictable enough brand of catchy, pop punk tunes, and when the band releases its new Hebrews LP next week you can expect more of the same. Well, except for the fact that frontman Max Bemis says some of the new songs are sung in Hebrew, and there are a few others completely devoid of guitars. Who knows, it can either be a hit or miss really. Indie outfits Modern Baseball and Cymbals Eat Guitars open. — Ashley Gongora
Dawes, Langhorne Slim at Strauss Square
Dawes' breakthrough single, “When My Time Comes” is easily one of the five best songs ever that reference that one Friedrich Nietzsche quote about abysses. But the Spune-centric sound of Dawes isn't for everyone: “They should be call Blahs,” one of my friend said to me last time the band was in town. He's not wrong, but still: My friends are assholes. — Pete Freedman
Eagle Claw at Three Links
Formed in the fall of 2007, Austin metal quartet Eagle Claw. For this event, the outfit is making a one-off trip up I-35. Feel the fury as locals Duell open. — EH
Pegasus Reading Series at Kettle Art
As part of the Pegasus Reading Series, Kettle Art becomes the latest venue to host an evening of writers and poets. This one, in particular, includes former Reunion: The Dallas Review editor-in-chief and PhD seeker Mark Allen Jenkins, Stirring: A Literary Collection author Les Kay and more from across the country. — EH
Comedy 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 months performers include Dalton Pruitt, DDT, Alex Gaskin, Jasmine Ellis and comedy magician “Magic Mike” Williams. — CG
Justin Timberlake Sing-Along at Alamo Drafthouse
Suit (and tie) up and head over to the Drafthouse for another one of Action Pack's tribute nights. This one, as you may have guessed, will feature a boatload of Justin Timberlake music videos. It's not Christmas time, so we can only hope “Dick in a Box” still gets its fair due. — CG
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