Gimme, Gimme, Gimme.
Forget everything your parents told you about swallowing gum.
Contrary to your long-held beliefs about how many years gum will cling to your insides on its way out, it actually only takes like an hour to digest, sometimes less.
As long as we're dispelling long established myths, how about the one that says Mondays have to be boring? Here are a few examples, anyway, that should help put that one to rest. — Cory Graves
Jay Brannan at Sons of Hermann Hall
Texan-turned-New Yorker (i.e. traitor) Jay Brannan is a man of many talents. Not only is he a musician, but he added “actor” on his resume, as he co-starred in John Cameron Mitchell's NC-17 fuckfest, Shortbus. Chances are he won't pull out his wiener tonight while he's doing sad bastard acoustic covers of popular songs, though. Sorry. — Chase Whale
Black Flag at The Aardvark
In recent months Greg Ginn (read: the last remaining original member of Black Flag) has re-tooled the entire band. Earlier this year, professional skateboarder Mike Vallely took over for Ron Reyes on vocals, and a couple of relative unknowns — Dallas' own Tyler Smith and Grapevine's Brandon Pertzborn — took over bass and drum duties. So, no, this isn't the Black Flag of old. Hell, Smith and Pertzborn weren't even born when Ginn and Co. were putting out seminal punk albums like Damaged in the early '80s. But that's kind of the whole point. Unlike the somewhat lackluster showing of a band trying to recapture fleeting fragments of past glory that went down at Trees last year, Ginn's current incarnation of Black Flag — and the one that totally ruled Dallas back in June — totally kicks ass. — CG
Cool Out at Crown and Harp
The club may have a new name, but to the crowds of service industry folks and dancefloor junkies who've been flocking to DJ Tony Schwa's Monday night offerings since circa 2007, not much else has changed. And since returning to its original location in June 2013 this weekly dance party has been thriving more now than ever. —CG
Badass Jazz at Amsterdam Bar
While Monday is typically a slow night for most bars, it remains one of the Amsterdam's busiest. That much be credited to local sax wizard Shelly Carrol and his crop of old-school jazz cronies. Just because there's no cover charge doesn't mean this isn't the best jazz event in town. Don't believe us? Carrol proves as much on a weekly basis. —CG
Penguin Prison at So & So's
Continuing with our running theme on posts about events going down at the McKinney Avenue spot formerly known as Primo's: Yes, the So & So's team remains very much invested in the idea of bringing music to Uptown, with this latest score — a DJ set paired with live vocals from the New York-based electropop producer Penguin Prison — serving as yet more proof of that. Oh, and given the fact that Penguin Prison's most earworm of a track is called “Don't Fuck With My Money,” there's a fitting, added bonus to this show: It's free to attend for the 21-and-up set. — Pete Freedman
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