Spread Your Wings With Lynyrd Skynyrd At Laid Back Festival, Have An Evening With Cake At South Side Ballroom And Get Swervin’ With Fat Tony In Denton.

At the start of this week, reports of publically intoxicated man in Casper, Wyoming were phoned into local authorities. We know that doesn’t sound unusual for the mid-western state, but the rest of the report makes this specific arrest totally out-of-this-world.

During the arrest, Bryant Johnson claimed he had been sent from the year 2048 to deliver an urgent warning to the city and the world, claiming aliens would be invading Earth in 2018.

His explanation of his intoxication, and time travel, was that the aliens had filled his body with alcohol so they could transport him back to give us this warning. Apparently the plan was flawed, as he was supposed to have arrived the year of the invasion not in 2017. With a blood alcohol level of .136%, Johnson was was transferred to the county detention center without his requested meeting with “the president” of Casper.

This is probably fabrications from a guy with a big imagination and a slight substance abuse problem, but if that shit is true, you’re going to want to hit up these weekend events while you still have time. — Lauren Keuning

Friday

Zealyn at The Prophet Bar
The 23-year-old Angela Miller, better known as Zealyn, took home third place on season 12 of American Idol, so you know she knows how to win. She’ll be accompanied by touring opener Valise and local talent, Danielle Grubbs. — LK

Dalek at Curtain Club
These guys don’t play by the rules. Their style of music is what happens when meets electric chaos vibes with hip hop. This performance will leave you wanting more, to say the least. Street Sects, Lord Byron and RPBGV open. — LK

Fat Tony at Andy’s Bar
Fat Tony, born Anthony Lawson Jude, came up in the Houston hip-hop scene back in 2004 and has continued to prove he is a master MC. He’ll be accompanied by F L A C O and Ritchy Flo. — LK

Dallas Stars vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights
The Stars are back in action and they’re kicking off the season against the newly minted Las Vegas Golden Knights. In case you need a refresher on what changes the hometown team made in the offseason and whatnot, head on over to our preview of the 2017-18.  — Obed Manuel

Giuda at Three Links
Made in Rome, Italy, this five-piece group preserves early ‘70’s pre-punk glam, full of energy, fun and pub-rock classics. With Dog Company opening, Three Links will be a showcase of the punk variety. — LK

An Evening With Cake at South Side Ballroom
Since its foundation in the ‘90’s, CAKE has been received as improvised grunge by some and American rock by others, but its genuine music-first mentality is respected by all. After 30-some years, they must be doing something right. — LK

DDFW Master of The Mic Semi Finals at The Dirty 30
The semi-final round of this annual competition that features talent from Denton, Dallas and Fort-Worth will determine the two artists to move onto the finals at the end of the year. The semi finalists will be determined by judges Mr. Pookie and Sammy Veal as well as with the help of the crowd attending. — LK

Jimmy Webb at Kessler Theater
After over 40 years of iconic songwriting and performing, Jimmy Webb continues to grace us with his impeccable talent and romantic ensemble. The classic melodist is touring in support of his newest album, Still Within the Sound of My Voice. — LK

Baptist Generals at Shipping & Receiving Bar
The self-proclaimed embodiment of “pristine artistic bastardry” will be accompanied by Chris Welch & The Cicada Killers out in Funky Town this Friday. — LK

Rufus Du Sol at House of Blues
Make sure you catch this electric-pop Aussie group on it’s stop through Big D before they perform at Austin City Limits Saturday night. — LK

Burton Burlesque Friday at Viva’s
Viva’s returns for it’s fifth year of production, and this Fall’s show is all things Burton, just in time for Halloween too. Maybe you’ll get some costume inspo while you’re there! — LK

Perfume Genius at South Side Music Hall
Known by his stage name of Perfume Genius, Mike Hadreas is a solo-artist who doesn’t hold back when it comes to making music out of raw emotion and pure originality. His styles touch on glam rock and piano-heavy melodies. Come with an open heart and mind to explore the beauty in the dark. — LK

Tom Jones at The Pavlion at Toyota Music Factory
Returning from a brief hiatus, the soul-full alternative artist is coming to the D on tour after the release of his newest album, Long Lost Suitcase. The album is the companion of his 2015 autobiography Over The Top and Back and encompasses the narrative of Jones’ story and life. — LK

Sober’s Satin Sheets R&B Party at It’ll Do Club
DJ Sober is bringing back the Satin Sheets party with Nicole of Nina Sky and DJ Sudie celebrating the debut of her first ever album. All this talent and R&B jammed into an awesome venue promises a super fly Friday night. — LK

Whitney at House of Blues
Hosted in the Cambridge Room at HoB, this Chicago native duo will be performing with an old-school, Beatles-like sound. Since it’s debut of album Light Upon the Lake released back in June of 2016, the group has been touring the country, playing more than 132 shows in 2017 with 23 still to go before the end of the year. Impressive and not at all burnt out. — LK

The Fashionably Undead Fashion Show at The Panptikon
The latest in gothic, alternative fashion, brought to you by Zombie Gear and Lord Bryon with performances by Killstar, Re-Style, Folter, Iron Fist, Solstice and more. If you’re a Libra, show them your ID and Byron’s got your first drink. — LK

The Challenge at Texas Theatre
Italian artist Yuri Ancarani’s new film documents the wealth of Qatari sheikh and Middle Eastern oil and gas driven economy. This jaw-dropping cinematic excellence is filled with Ferraris, private jets, pet cheetahs and sand, a lot of sand. — LK

USA vs. Panama Watch Party at Peticolas Brewing Company
Watch the 2018 World Cup qualifying match while drinking a crisp Golden Opportunity or stout Velvet Hammer fresh from the brewery’s taproom. What better combo than futbol and beer? #ibelievethatwewillwin — LK

Femme Friday: Halloween Edition at Club Dada
The night belongs to this all-female set of DJs featuring Ursa Minor, Christy Ray and VRYWVY on this spooky Friday. These ladies will be hitting the decks hard. — LK

Old School Reggae at Double Wide
Reminiscing and preserving the sounds of the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, The Fullstops will be making things steamy in everyone’s favorite big brother white trash hangout. — LK

Saturday

Killa Jam Vol. 2 at Club Dada
Trying to leave his mark as a solo artist is 88 Killa, after being a part of the group Brain Gang back in the day. At times members of iconic groups such as Brian Gang struggled to jump start a solo career but not this MC. He is gaining momentum sooner than anyone could have ever predicted. — Marlene Núñez

Jibe at Curtain Club
Dallas natives are dropping by its old stomping grounds. We almost lost the group more than a decade ago to some drama, but it seems to have bounced back strong enough to birth a new album, Epic Tales of Human Nature. — MN

Twin Limb at Three Links
The Louisville, Kentucky band cooks up dream pop jams with a psychedelic twist. Before you read any further, go listen to Twin Limb’s cover of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” with Jim James of My Morning Jacket. — MN

24K at The Door
This South Korean boy band consists of seven angels that have descended from heaven to bless us have the most impressive fandom. The die hard fans of most K-pop groups occupy much of their time maintaining websites with detailed information about the members to show love and support. Sort of a modern day vision board but creepier. — MN

Dark Tranquility at Trees
Swedish melodic death metal architects are set to release its sixth album Damage Done in early November. The highly anticipated album has not drifted away from its roots but definitely is a stand-alone album. So far so good, as they say. — MN

Playing with Firefest at The Rail Club
Bringing you all the best hardcore rock bands under one roof. We promise you will feel the heat. — MN

MC 900 FT Jesus at Dan’s Silverleaf
This classically trained artist now identifies more as a rapper and experimental musician. In 2016 he announced his coming out of retirement and his fans greeted him with open arms. Before stepping back into the music he was working your average day jobs. We are ecstatic to hear he couldn’t be away from the music for too long. Watch this dude turn water not into wine but into sick jams. — MN

James Vincent McMorrow at Kessler Theater
The Irish solo artist took a dive into uncharted waters with his latest album, True Care, as the process for creating this new body of work forced him to move away and step out of his comfort zone. But if these sweet jams are the result, then cheers to taking risks and diversifying his musical abilities. — MN

Bill Nye The Science Guy Documentary at Studio Movie Grill
During the ‘90s he helped spark children’s interest for science. Now he is delivering a documentary on the important topic of climate change geared towards a more mature audience. Let’s all give it up for Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! — MN

The All Black Affair at Gas Monkey Live
Premium bottle service will be offered at this classy event. Upscale attire is required so dress to impress. — MN

Away From Numbers at Single Wide
A night filled with the best of Post-Punk, Britpop, New Wave, and much more. Lucky for you, the event takes place every first Saturday of the month. — MN

Dallas Porchfest 2017 at Peak’s Addition
Fun event for all ages filled with 17 live music acts, local food and brews. Proceeds will benefit Peak’s Addition Neighborhood programs. — MN

Single Wide Celebrates Six Years!
Double Wide’s younger sibling is celebrating its sixth anniversary or it’s candy anniversary. You can expect refreshing drinks, sweet tunes throughout the night and a photo wagon to capture all the birthday memories. — MN

Ronnie Fauss Album Release Party at Sundown at Granada
Hot out of the studio, alternative country artist Ronnie Fauss is having his album release party at Sundown at Granada. Stop by to listen to songs from Last of the True, which releases on October 29th, before it hits the public. — Kelly Benjamin

Laid Back Fest with Lynyrd Skynyrd at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
We know you’re going so you can sing along to “Freebird,” but The Texas Gentlemen, Jimmie Vaughan and many more are performing at this festival that will surely provide some southern comfort for your weekend. — KB

Drow’s Throw It Back Rave
If you thought rave culture was a thing that was left in the past, you’re sorely mistaken. A couple of people are getting together and hosting a warehouse rave in the Dallas area, yet the location will only be revealed the day of. Grab your glowsticks, tutus, and low top skate shoes and get your shuffle on. — KB

Ayuda Para Mexico: Pop-Up Fundraising Event at Top Ten Records
Top Ten Records is throwing a charity fundraiser to help raise money for the disaster victims of Mexico. They are partnering with Los Topos, an organization that has been helping with disaster recovery and have rescued hundreds of men and women in the area. There will be dancing, poetry, tons of food, and raffle prizes from local businesses, so there really is no reason to miss this. — KB

Apollo 13 – A Benefit For Harvey Arts Recovery at Texas Theatre
The Texas Theatre has joined the Art House Convergence initiative and has partnered up with the Harvey Arts Recovery and Houston Cinema Arts Society for a screening of Ron Howard’s Apollo 13. Two bucks from every ticket sold will be donated to help the recovery efforts of Hurricane Harvey. — KB

Matt Pond PA at Double Wide
Matt Pond has been busy at work. From touring the US to making music videos with turtles, Pond is taking his eccentric musical stylings to Dallas for a night. J Fernandez will open. — KB

Sunday

Sales at Club Dada
Florida duo Sales brings its brings its indie pop rhythms and DIY ethos to Club Dada with support from Skirts. — Aaron Sewell

Claudia Gibson, B.R. Lively, Danny Sohn at The Prophet Bar
Tonight is all about the singer-songwriters who have a stories in their hearts and the best way for them to tell it is through song. These three singers will play individual as well as joint sets to guide you through a night of mellow grooves. — OM

Flip & The Combined Effort at The Door
Flip & The Combined Effort are one of the highlights of the DFW music scene. Their blend of ska, hip hop and punk with their Arlington roots makes them the perfect local band to put a smile on your face and a groove in your feet. Eric Paula, Madalineska and Headphone open.– AS

MDC at Three Links
MDC has been rocking out audiences since playing their first gig back in 1980 and throughout some lineup changes throughout the early 90’s and they are still going at it. Come check out what more than 30 years of hardcore experience looks and sounds like. Speedealer, The Elected Officials, Bastard City and Hoodrat also perform. — AS

Joseph at Trees
The three sisters from Oregon will play the stage at Trees with a maturity that only comes from spending time on the road, playing dingy bars and venues between here and nowhere. Check out the sisters’ Americana folk style after Liza Anne opens. — OM

Pitmasters Picnic at Granada Theater
It’ll be a barbecue extravaganza when some of the country’s top BBQ pitmasters converge on Dallas to serve up some of the finest BBQ you can imagine. Expect great eats and fun times paired with jams from bands like Big Funky Cloud and Atlantis Aquarius. — AS

Chelsea Wolfe at Kessler Theater
Singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe’s sound ranges from folk to experimental and points in between goth rock and doom metal. Eclectic may be an understatement here. — AS

Haut Noire: Dark Fashion at The Church
Texas’ best dark fashion designers come together for a couture fashion show of goth, steampunk and rockabilly styles. Featured designers include Dan Miga, Cat Dillon, Gesch Fiend and Artwith Latex. Live music will be provided by Bleach, Xana Frost, May May Graves, Onxy Fury. — LK

Söleil Söleil X Plybck EP Listening Party at Off The Record
The EP listening party will be hosted by Chosen Musicians and Jay Luse, with DJ Ursa Minor providing some backup. Listen to some new releases and feel good vibes this Sunday night. — LK

Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser at Studio Movie Grill
This documentary showcases the life of the late Thelonious Monk, piano genius and jazz musician. The screening will be followed with music by Dave Zoller, who is also releasing a CD of Monk arrangements in honor of the jazz legend’s 100th birthday. — LK

Paella Y Pasion: The Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival Kickoff at Spinster Records
This Sunday kicks off the start of performing arts festival, The Oak Cliff Flamenco. Artists new and old are encouraged to get out of their comfort zone and show the world what they’ve got. Sound system and stage will be set up for use and complimentary grub is included with a $10 ticket cost. — LK

Oak Cliff Pumpkinfest 2017 at Bishop Arts District
With Halloween just around the corner, The Bishop Arts District will host the 3rd annual Pumpkinfest This year’s fest will features a costume contest, a pumpkin parade, games and an epic neighborhood tug of war match that you won’t want to miss. There will also be a canned food drive benefitting the North Texas Food Bank. On the spot pet adoptions will also be available. — KB

Southside Revival RebuildTX.org Benefit at Shipping & Receiving Bar
The Texas Music Office is partnering with Rebuildtx.org to help with Hurricane Harvey relief. Artists like The Texas Gentleman, Grady Spencer and the Work, Bonnie Bishop, and Chris Watson will be there performing. Along with auctions, food trucks and Chicken Shit Bingo, the charity event will be a mighty good time. — KB

FOUR YEAR STRONG at RBC
FOUR YEAR STRONG will be playing in their hometown of Dallas at RBC this weekend. Brutal chords and powerful melodies, this hardcore band will definitely have you moshing within a matter of minutes. Opening acts include Seaway, Like Pacific, Greyscale and Life Lessons. — KB

Good Vibes Sunday: Vibrator Races at Single Wide
Miss Jenny Ray is hosting vibrator races every Sunday at Single Wide. We definitely recommend this for anyone with an ambitious competitive spirit but is looking for a new challenge to take away from all the orthodox types of bets. I mean, who wouldn’t want to bet their money to see which vibrating sex toy will finish first? — KB

To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our event directory.

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