We here at Central Track often use this space to urge you to venture out of the house on any given night and take advantage of the many entertainment offerings North Texas usually offers up. Tonight's no different — though we'd urge you to bring a few co-workers with you tonight, if not to help grow your office morale, then to better your health.
That's especially true if some of tonight's camaraderie carries over to your workplace the rest of the week. According to professors at Stockholm University, singing in the workplace has positive effects on the heart and lungs and can even positively impact the hormones that help wounds heal faster.
So tell this to the guy in the break room the next time he tries to throw shade your way for belting out “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” while heating up your Lean Cuisine. — Cory Graves
Juicy J at Trees
Juicy J's not the type of artist who needs much of an introduction. He's just Juicy J, member of the famed Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia, Oscar winner, producer and, now, solo artist. Well, OK, he's mostly just technically a solo artist. Since branching out on his own a couple years back, it's not really like Juicy has been working by his lonesome. Quite the opposite, actually. Over the course of the last two years, he's worked with some of the biggest names in the game — Wiz Khalifa (who signed Juicy to his Taylor Gang imprint), Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, The Weeknd, 2 Chainz, Future, Mac Miller and B.o.B., just to name a few. And, really, why wouldn't these young artists want to work with Juicy? He's created a lasting reputation and brand for staying trippy (read: partying hard and staying high through a mix of high grade marijuana, the popular syrup and just about any other drug in the rap lexicon). — Mikel Galicia
Starship Troopers at Sundown
Starship Troopers was so ahead of it's time, the movie had to be set in the future. That's not true, but the film was ahead of its time, which is why it took a few years to finally climb to the cult status it so (hyper)violently deserved. — Chase Whale
Jack and Jack at House of Blues
The rap project from Jack Johnson (not that Jack Johnson) and Jack Galinsky have really been on the scene since this year, but it's already been a pretty breakthrough summer for the duo. Its “Wild Life” single hit the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this spring. What makes it all the more interesting a turnt up young rapper would want to emphasize the fact that his name is Jack Johnson rather than pick some quirky, hipster-friendly stage name. No matter; the duo's songs aren't half bad. And, like the Michael Bolton character from Office Space, why should this Jack have to change; he's not the one that sucks. — CG
Fortunate Youth at Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
If you like reggae ensembles, you'll probably dig Fortunate Youth, a supergroup of sorts, comprised of South Bay's best reggae musicians. High energy will flair tonight. — CW
Free Week at Rubber Gloves
Gloves' annual, free, back-to-school sampler platter rolls on tonight with Clear Acid, Power Objects, Problem DOGG and Fun Button. — CG
Buyer and Cellar at Dallas City Performance Hall
Dallas native Michael Urie, best known for his role on Ugly Betty, has a one-man show about a struggling actor who takes a job working in… Barbra Streisand's basement. Literally starting at the bottom, he begins to build a friendly relationship with the Lady Herself. How strong the chemistry he's building will determine if gets to move up. Upstairs, that is. — CW
Earphunk at Granada Theater
Crescent City quartet Earphunk attempt the damn near impossible feat of making proggy, white boy funk and extended instrumental jams palatable to the masses. Best of luck, fellas. — CG
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.