Get Down with Tom Odell.
Don't let Monday get you down, friends. Why not? Well, there's a lot to smile about today, for starters. Like Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus' adorable relationship or the fact that the Rangers teammates helped pull their squad back within reach of the division lead with wins against the A's over the weekend. Oh, and the Mavericks finally signed Devin Harris and the Cowboys won their first preseason game.
Good news aside, maybe Mondays and/or sports just aren't your thing. No worries, if not. There are still some interesting things going on in the music world tonight — especially if you prefer your talent of the somewhat obscure variety.
Molotov at Trees
Bilingual rap-metal collective Molotov are still going strong 18 years after their inception. Given the current state of events, it's no surprise that the Mexico City quartet's politically-inspired lyrics and pro-immigration message are as ingrained into the band's material as ever. — Stephen Young
Crown Larks, No Noz Void, Diamond Age and Frauen at Rubber Gloves
Chicago's Crown Larks' multi-instrumental “psychedelic chamber music” highlights a night-long experimentation marathon in Denton. Local non-traditionalists No Noz Void, Diamond Age and Frauen open. — SY
Tom Odell at Cambridge Room
British singer-songwriter Tom Odell supports his debut album, the May-released Long Way Down with a set in the House of Blues' Cambridge Room. The buzzy Englishman gets help from precocious opener Lucy Schwartz an 18-year-old, you guessed it, singer-songwriter. She's from Los Angeles, though. — SY