Take a Trip to Fort Worth and See Some Miniature Tigers.
This week has been a week, am I right? Sure feels that way, when you throw the pressures of Valentine's Day on top of your normal workweek stresses, I guess.
Lucky us, then, that the weekend has mercifully arrived today to help us unwind some. This time around, your options are, per usual, fairly concert-heavy. But there are also some interesting convention-, extreme sports- and meme-related events, too.
Something for everyone? Not really. But not everyone is as awesome as you are, so screw 'em.
Ronnie Fauss at Sundown at Granada
What's better than catching a live set from local country singer-songwriter Ronnie Fauss, who's signed to New West imprint Normaltown Records? Catching a live set from local country singer-songwriter Ronnie Fauss, who's signed to New West imprint Normaltown Records, at Sundown at Granada, where all shows are free.
Ray Wylie Hubbard at the Kessler Theater
This Oklahoma-born, Oak Cliff-raised songwriter's acclaim is legit. The 66-year-old has 12 albums to his name, and his down-home, oft-drunken lyrics have inspired countless others, including Hayes Carll, who plays this stage next month.
Quaker City Night Hawks Album Release at Magnolia Motor Lounge
Back in October, we shared with you a new track from QCNH's sophomore album, which earns its release tonight. Expect greatness: These Cowtown boogie boys put on one of the best live shows in the region. We'll have more on their new album next week.
Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights at Live Oak Music Hall
Local boys done good JT&TNL are still slaving away, writing tracks for their second album for Atlantic, but, in the meantime, you can catch them at this show. Maybe they'll try out some new material? Maybe!
Lotus at Trees
Hey, some people enjoy jamtronica.
That 1 Guy at Club Dada
How do you feel about one-man bands?
Eleven Hundred Springs at the Granada Theater
The best straight-up country band in Dallas takes to one of the region's finest showrooms.
Charlie Wilson and Keith Sweat at the Verizon Theatre
Sure, you can go see Grammy-nominated Wilson headline this show. Or you cn go early and see the guy you really wanna see.
Miniature Tigers at the Where House
This Brooklyn-based indie pop outfit's been making waves for a few years now and played far bigger rooms in the region than this Fort Worth space. Take the chance to see them play this popular spot, though; next time through, they'll probably be playing a bigger stage. Former Neon Indian guitarist Ronnie Heart opens.
Autorama at Dallas Market Hall
Cars! Cars! Cars!
Ticketstock at Irving Convention Center
The Cowboys' Brandon Carr,, the Mavericks' Jae Crowder and past Dallas sports legends Marty Turco and Sam Perkins will be on hand at this affair. So, too, will NBA oddball Dennis Rodman and NFL weirdo Ricky Williams. Also? A Playmate. And they'll all be signing autographs — for free — while you hang out with your favorite Ticket personalities. Including Team Havin' Fun? We'd assume so.
Catch Me If You Can: The Musical at Fair Park Music Hall
You saw the movie. Now see the musical! No Leo DiCaprio or Tom Hanks in this one, though.
Crow Collection After Dark: Year of the Snake in the Arts District
Hang out in the Arts District at this Chinese New Year's celebration, which affords folks the chance to hang out and check out some art long after the sun's gone down.
Pretty Things Peep Show at the Kessler Theater
This ain't just burlesque. There's vaudevillian theater and freak show displays, too. And, almost certainly, mustaches.
Flogging Molly at the House of Blues
A sure sign that it's almost St. Patrick's Day!
Daniel Hart at City Tavern
Violin virtuoso Daniel Hart ain't no fiddler. He uses his violin to create some of the finest indie pop music around. He''s a talented composer, too, having earned accolades at Sundance for his score for the locally produced and directed Ain't Them Bodies Saints.
Supercross at Cowboys Stadium
This weekend-long shindig features all sorts of motorsports-related activities. And an ass load of energy drinks, too. (That't not just an assholish assumption, by the way.Monster Energy is sponsoring this weekend's slate of events.)
Mardi Gras: Texas Style at Fair Park
Country music and beads? OK, fine.
Lucero and J. Charles & The Trainrobbers at Trees
You know what you get at a Lucero show? A lot of drinkers. And a lot of people sloppily singing along to the drunken lyrics.
Red Bull Thre3Style: The University of North Texas at the Abbey Underground
Not a part of the official national tournament, this affair simply sets out to crown an up-and-coming college DJ worthy of some recognition and hook them up with some cash prizes.
Mushroomhead at Trees
California industrial metal band Mushroomhead has been around for 20 years from now. Certainly, then, someone else has done a better job of making fun of their name than I can here, so I'll give them a pass. (Seriously: Is it a penis joke? I really don't know.)