Salad Days Are Here Again.
Even for a Monday, North Texas seems kind of quiet tonight.
That in itself might explain why most things worth going to tonight have long sold out. Oh well. You can always just stay in relive Outkast's Coachella performance and pretend you were there.
Or, y'know, you could just try to find out where everybody else is going to be after-partying tonight.
Oral Fixation at Hamon Hall
A wise man once said that the leading fear for most Americans — ahead of even death — is the fear of public speaking. Goes that old bit: “To the average person, if you have to be at a funeral, you'd rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.” Of course, the only public speaking scenarios most folks face in their lives comes through the mundane presentations they're forced to make at school or in front of co-workers. Those moments rarely come elsewhere — like, say, in front of a crowd of strangers. And yet that's exactly what Dallas storytelling series Oral Fixation asks its contributors to do. And the results are great: The authenticity and honesty behind the tales shared by organizer Nicole Stewart and her gutsy performers are what makes Oral Fixation such an exceptional series. Tonight, all tales will center around a “Ducks In A Row” theme. — Cory Graves
Mac DeMarco at Lola's (Sold Out)
Mac DeMarco's pretty hard not to love as a performer. He's enthusiastic and all smiles up on stage. Plus, he loves banter with the crowd in his adorable Canadian accent. And his band's own brand of self-proclaimed “slacker rock” actually fits here, for sure. Weird, then, that his live sets are known for featuring a range of stunts, including the occasional glimpse of nudity. Actually, that's not weird. It's awesome. Juan Wauters and Fungi Girls open. — Jeremy Hughes
Alter Bridge at House of Blues (Sold Out)`
Just last month, rock music's greatest punch line (read: Scott Stapp) performed his latest batch of solo material at this same venue. Before he hit rock bottom, Stapp and his old band Creed were quite literally one of the biggest bands on the planet. Tonight, the Stapp-less version of Creed (read: Alter Bridge) performs with Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy on that very same stage. Guess that lot needed each other more than they realized. — CG
Happy Hour at Double Wide
Didn't snag a ticket to any of tonight's shows before they sold out? You can always cry in your beer at Double Wide's new early hours. Don't like the taste of tears in your beer after all? Pour that sucker out; it's no skin off your back as wells and domestics are now just $2. Oh, and if that doesn't cheer you up, the prospects of some free barbecue from Sonny Bryan's should do the trick. — CG
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