Get Violated By Kurt Vile At Trees.
Want to hear something that will not only exacerbate your case of the Mondays, but perhaps also make you question your career path entirely?
According to Forbes, in-demand DJs like Calvin Harris, Deadmau5 and Diplo can pull in $200,000-plus a night for spinning a few records — or, in some cases, just by hitting the spacebar on a laptop.
While traveling the world and hanging out a dance clubs and parties 100 nights a year does sound like hard work, the top 12 of the world's most high-paid DJs each earned over $13 million in the past year.
Kinda makes you question all those hours you spent earning that post-grad degree and/or all that overtime you put in at the office last week, doesn't it?
It's OK, we all make mistakes.
Don't let it totally ruin your day.
Oh, and if you happen to run into any DJs at any of the places you wind up at tonight try not to take out any of that frustration out on them.
Kurt Vile & The Violators at Trees
Former The War on Drugs guitarist Kurt Vile hits Trees with his live backing band, the Violators, in support of his lauded April solo release, Wakin On A Pretty Daze. It'll be interesting to see how well the bedroom-pop vibe of the album holds up in a big room and with a full backing band but we have faith. California supernatural-pop act Sonny and the Sunsets opens. — Stephen Young
North Texas Fair and Rodeo
While the bigger, badder Big Tex won't be unveiled for over a month, that doesn't mean it's too early to start getting in the fair-going spirit. Not to be overlooked in the grand scheme of North Texas' great fair and rodeo tradition is the North Texas Fair and Rodeo, which has taken place annually in Denton for the past 84 years now, drawing an average of 100,000 visitors during its annual, nine-day run. — Cory Graves
Hops & Wax: The Sounds of Summer & The Sword at Zio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub
Wine and food pairings? Please. Those are so last century. Craft beer and vinyl pairings are now where it's at. Head out to The Fort tonight if you're curious just how well The Sword's Age of Winters pairs with Real Ale's Iron Swan (read: English Pale Ale inspired by the band.) — CG
Kurt Vile cover photo by Shawn Brackbill.