Destabilise With Enter Shikari At Trees, Go 50 In A 25 Zone With The Dream Syndicate At Granada Theater And Bid A Fond Farewell With Jessica Lea Mayfield At Three Links.

Fans of Elvis Presley are willing $1,200 for a paper cup that The King used back in 1956?

Yup. That’s right. A collector in Tulsa, Oklahoma has put up a crumpled Dixie paper cup that Presley used to drink out of at a show in April 1956 at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion. A fan named June apparently snagged the cup the day after Presley’s performance.

The collector says the auction will run through Sunday, and so far, the bidding has surpassed $1,280. Those Presley fans are some hardcore aficionados.

So before that sale comes to a close on Sunday, be sure to keep an eye on it. And even though The King doesn’t have any shows coming up any time soon, there’s still plenty to do, as you can see from the long list below. — Obed Manuel


Jessica Lea Mayfield at Three Links
The singer-songwriter opened up about experience of being in an abusive relationship with her September 2017 album Sorry Is Gone, and we’re guessing that with the current climate, her performance will be one to be remembered as much more than just a music show. It’ll be one of a survivor staying strong and telling her story. Sun Seeker and Daniel Markham also perform. — OM

Yung Gravy at Club Dada
His name and various monikers may sound silly — as well as his song titles — but hey, give his Soundcloud profile a listen and you’ll see that this guy has some seriously sick beats. Savage Realm opens. — OM

M3cca at Deep Ellum Art Company
Local 25-year-old singer M3CCA describes her music as “Something jazzy meets kind of crazy…if Bjork had arranged something for Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday to sing over.” The peculiar sounds that M3CCA creates stems from the usage of the keyboard, microphone and MacBook all within her cozy apartment bathroom in Dallas. Old City Lights and Steady Flow also perform. — Kelly Benjamin

An Evening with 2CELLOS at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
The Croation cello duo had to postpoone its Houston show earlier this week, but everything seems to be ready to go for Friday night’s show in Irving. So if you’re holding tickets or are trying to have a more refined musical experience this weekend, this show is a good bet. — OM

Sawyer at Prophet Bar
This Nashville duo is setting out, per their Facebook bio, to show everyone the magic of Indie Sparkle Pop. The two found some success touring in 2016 and they’re hoping to repeat that with this early 2018 tour. Jordy Searcy and Cue The Sun! will also perform. – OM

Aimee Mann at Kessler Theater
Aimee Mann is regarded as one of the best singer-songwriters of our generation. She even wrote some songs for one of the greatest films of our time, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, which gained her an Oscar nomination for “Best Song.” So yeah, she knows what she’s doing. Jonathan Coulton opens.— Chase Whale

The Dream Syndicate at Granada Theater
In case you didn’t read our Q&A with The Dream Syndicate’s frontman Steve Wynn about what it’s like to be touring again with his band after it broke up for almost 30 years, here you go. Read up and appreciate what to tonight’s show means to the folks on stage. Erika Wennerstrom opens. — OM

Duell, Teenage Sexx at Armoury D.E.
It’s going to be  fun party — and a free party at that. Trap Lord also performs at this King Camel show. — OM

Planet What, Vietrahm at The Tin Panther
The surf rock band from Oklahoma of all places headlines this show. Psychedelic rockers Vietrahm and garage rockers Mean Motor Scooter also perform. — OM

Rabid Flesh Eaters, Wake the Fear, Fist Full of War, Vivid and Vulgar, Legion of Doom, Coilback at Rail Club
When each band name is a mouthful, you just know your ears will be ringing the next day. Prepare for major rockage and shredding. — OM

How’s My Driving at Main at South Side
The Funkytown band doesn’t actually care what you think about its driving. It only care that you jam to their punk rock tunes and have a good time. — OM

Blake and Sobers Day Off: John Hughes ’80s Party at The Stoneleigh
Prepare for yet another legendary throwdown at the Stoneleigh hosted by DJs Blake Ward and Sober. Tonight, they’ll be spinning to the theme of John Hughes’ Brat Pack-led movies. —OM

Michael Lee and The Wartime Limousine at Twilite Lounge Fort Worth
While you sip on craft brews and cocktails, the Fort Worth crew will be on hand to play some soulful jams. — OM

Juntxs: A Border Arts Symposium at Latino Cultural Center
Tonight kicks off the Juntxs border arts symposium that will be headlined by artists Analise Minjarez and Sarita Westrup, who will showcase the art installations they have constructed along the U.S.-Mexico border. Opening reception kicks off at 6 p.m. — OM

Mr. Pookie at BackYard On Bell
One of Dallas’ realest rappers will journey on up I-35 to teach Lil D a li’l somethin’, somethin’ about what life is really like in the dirty, dirty south. — OM

LIT by Wheron at The Safe Room at Texas Theatre
Local artist Will Heron presents this installation that showcases three of his approaches to art: art installations, murals and illustrations. The opening reception will feature a Wheron pop-up shop. — OM

Curtain Club 20th Anniversary Show
Curtain Club’s 20th anniversary show will feature Serosida, Loaded Moses and Stareview all taking the stage. And the best part is you’ll get to celebrate 20 years of the Curtain Club going strong for free. — OM

King’s X at Trees
The Springfield, Missouri group may have resisted being labeled a Christian metal band, even if there was nothing wrong with its members adhering to any particular faith. Still, perhaps trying to figure out this band’s motivations got in the way of what truly matters: the fact that this group of guys can crank out some damn fine jams. — OM


Art Con Selected 2018 at Kettle Art Gallery
After selecting the lineup of artists from Art Con 13 who had never before been exhibited at Kettle Art, the gallery has put together this exhibit featuring some of the best local talent you may have never heard of. Click the event link to read the full list of artists. — OM

Light The Fire at Curtain Club
The local post-hardcore outfit will rock the Curtain Club stage with its blend of metalcore and synth, a combination that may not make a whole lot of sense. But hey, these guys have 50,000 followers on Facbeook, so they clearly know what they’re doing. — OM

Impeach Trump March at Dallas City Hall

You know the drill. The March starts at 11 a.m. — OM

Dallas Women’s March 2018
As you’ll remember, people from all walks of life marched through the streets of downtown last year following the inauguration of Donald Trump. And this year, local organizers will commemorate the anniversary of that march with another gathering that will start at St. Paul United Methodist Church and end at Pike Park. Wear comfortable shoes. — OM

Wade Bowen at Billy Bob’s Texas
Jam out with former member of West 84 as you break the inner Texan you probably never thought you had. — Pauline Esguerra

AVATAR, The Brains at House of Blues
It’s gonna be a freaky time. — OM

Little Miss Nasty: Rock and Roll Burlesque at Prophet Bar
This Los Angeles group is all about empowering everyone to challenge stereotypes and norms by putting on a show that puts sexuality and rock and roll on full display. Gina And The Eastern Block and Her Sins Burlesque will also perform. — OM

Motel Radio at Sundown at Granada
The New Orleans band is sure to charm you with its dual frontman approach and indie vibes that rely heavily on soft harmonies to lull you into auditory pleasure. — OM

Once In A Lifetime Music Festival at Rail Club
Playing tonight will be Collide Over Me, Triple SP, Exotension, Osiris, Steven Stanley and the Mercs, Deity Of Destruction, Tony Montana Project, Bathylite, Kep 3 and The Problem. — OM

3 Nations Brewing Pop Up Dinner
Chef Omar Flores of Whistlebritches has prepared four different dishes to pair with four different 3 Nations brews. Each ticket costs $75 and gets you the four-course meal and some live tunes. — OM

Motorcade Album Release at Good Records
Just five bucks at the door will get you into this celebration of the long-awaited debut album from the local supergroup. — OM

Eleven Hundred Springs at Granada Theater
The best way to prepare for this one is simply to be ready to dance around. 40 Acre Mule and Squeeze Box Bandits will also get things hopping. — OM

F#ck New Year’s Resolutions at Peticolas Brewing
The Brew Bird Bus will go from Peticolas Brewing to Four Corners to Three Nations and will cycle on back to Peticolas to close out the tour. — OM

Hush Machine, Girls Club at Double Wide
This double-header will feature two Midwest bands bringing their lo-fi-ish pop rock jams to the stage at Double Wide. — OM

Bummer Vacation, Sub-Sahara, Slim Lemon at Armoury D.E.
Prepare for a night of rock and roll at this showcase that reaches into the alternative, punk and psychedelic branches of this artform that we love so much. Show kicks off at 9 p.m. and is free as always. — OM

Hen and The Cocks at Main at South Side
With an in-your-face name like that, you just know this band will rock your socks off. The hard rock Denton group headlines the show at 11:30 p.m., but before then, Rock N Roll Cannibals, SHARPY and Prof. Fuzz 63 will all perform. — OM

Jared and The Jewelers at The Foundry
The alternative pop rock trio will play this free show at the intimate setting that is The Foundry. Relick opens. — OM

DER FAN 35mm Print at Texas Theatre
This German film is perhaps one of the most disturbing films around. It centers on a young teenager who is obsessed with a pop sensation. But when she meets him and he tells her he doesn’t love her back, she is overcome with a murderous rage. Showing begins at 9:30 p.m. — OM

Enter Shikari at Trees
The British outfit’s latest album, The Spark, is all about the tempestuous nature of the state of world politics, so if you’re feeling the need to rage, here’s a good opportunity. Single Mothers and Milk Teeth open. — OM


Porto 35MM at Texas Theatre
A Portuguese film about love and longing that centers on the story of two people who shared a night that was romantic, joyful and painful. They reconnect to relive that night, even if it means reliving that hectic night. — OM

The Lillingtons at Three Links
It took a full 11 years for the band from Newcastle, Wyoming to release a new album. The four-piece followed up 2006’s The Too Late Show with last year’s Stella Sapiente, a title that the band worked on in secret after signing with Fat Wreck Chords. From Parts Unknown, The Re-Mo’s and Bullet Machine also perform — OM

The Do-Gooder Meetup at Double Wide
Finally do that good thing you’ve been wanting to do! Seriously. The Double Wide crew put together this gathering where area non-profits will be on site to help guide you and introduce you to efforts you may have been itching to get involved with but didn’t know how. The mingling kicks off at 2 p.m. — OM

Velvet Acid Christ at The Church
After the electro-industrial band gets the night going, The Church will host a DJ Party with Joe Virus, Lord Byron and DJ Red Vamp. — OM

Women’s Voices Theater Festival at Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Featuring six female playwrights, this theater festival will celebrate the voices of female writers as well as the one-year anniversary of the national Women’s March events that took place in 2017. — OM

Craft Cocktails Release Party at LUCK at Trinity Groves
The mixologists at LUCK are going to show off what they’ve been cooking up since the establishment updated its TABC license to be able to serve cocktails. They’ve used local craft beers and spirits in these cocktails, so you can drink up knowing that you’re doing your part to #SupportLocal. — OM

Dallas SAG Awards Watch Party at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
The Screen Actors Guild Awards — like any other awards ceremony at the moment — is going to have an added layer of intrigue given the current #MeToo conversation across the social spectrum. Might as well tune in with a group of folks if the fireworks fly at the awards ceremony. — OM

Back to the ’80s at Dallas Eagle
You’ll be able to dance your woes away on Sunday as DJ Blaine Soileau spins all your favorite hits from the ‘80s. — OM

Viva Las Vegas at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
The King was able to show off not only his singing chops but also his acting chops in this film about a young race car driver who works as a casino waiter to pay for his entry in the Las Vegas Grand Prix. And of course, singing ensues. — OM

Tarot Readings at Lucky Dog Books
It’s still early enough in 2018 that you can get an reading to get an outlook on what the rest of 2018 might look like for you. — OM

Pat Travers Band at Trees
The legendary blues guitarist will take the stage at Trees to play the classic rock and roll and blues he’s been playing since the ‘70s. — OM

School of Rock End of Season Showcase at Main at South Side
Ten bucks will get you into this all-day show in Funkytown where all of the bands in the School of Rock program will perform. — OM

Granatum Back To School Short Film Screening at Andy’s
Folks in Lil D and from all around will be able to view a slate of locally produced short films at this small film fest. A $3 donation is suggested at the door. — OM

DMA Arts & Letters Live at DMA
Author Matt de la Peña and illustrator Loren Long will appear to discuss their new illustrated work Love, a book explores themes of love as the unifying force in the universe. — OM

DeF Sundays at Off The Record
Samma Lone will be playing all the classic hip hop and ‘80s and ‘90s rap you can handle. Don’t skimp on the $3 shots of Tito’s and Jameson. — OM

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

Cover image via Enter Shikari Facebook Page.

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