Give Back with The O's and The Rest of The Music Scene.
This morning, we'd like to point you toward the newest card game created by the Cards Against Humanity team. The object of Clusterfuck is simple: Arrange “hook-ups” with fellow attendees of a hypothetical sex party, and the first to three wins — that, or an in-game threesome wins automatically.
Download it for free here and play a few rounds tonight.
Don't worry: When things start to get a bit too awkward, there are plenty of other things you can do instead tonight.
Chad D's 14th Annual Toy Drive at Lower Greenville
Chad D is midway through his second decade of organizing these year-end toy drive concerts, and his crew has really managed to blow things up this year, making it a block-long celebration. To that end, there's three times the causes to help out this year: While the annual toy drive will still be going down at The Libertine, a Nevada Hill cancer benefit will be taking place down at The Crown & Harp, and a benefit for Granada Theater employee Gavin Mulloy's baby cousin Eevie, who was born with leukemia, will be going on at The Bottle Shop and Single Wide. Check out the full lineup of bands playing the venues here. Oh, and if you bring toys and/or monetary donations to all four locations, you'll receive tickets to see a show at the Granada. And a free drink, too. — Jordyn Walters
Power Trip, Iron Reagan, Mammoth Grinder and Windhand at Dada
Welcome Dallas hardcore heroes Power Trip home from their European tour tonight on this stacked metal bill. We can't promise the band will live up to the energy of last week's Trash Talk show, but if anyone scheduled to play the venue in the coming month's has a chance, it's definitely these guys. Oh, and if you were one of the handful of folks who were concussed at that last show, we recommend getting clearance from your doctor before coming out to this one. — Cory Graves
Dark Rooms, Sex Tape and We the Sealions at Lola's
If metal and punk aren't your thing, fear not. Or, if you find yourself in Fort Worth tonight, we have just the place for you to be. You get to see three bands under one roof: The Dallas-based Dark Rooms and Sex Tape, plus Fort Worth's We the Sealions. The show begin at 8 p.m. No cover! — JW
Moon Honey, Party Static and Street Arabs at Three Links
Baton Rouge's Moon Honey puts on a performance that can only be described as all-encompassing. Frontwoman Jessica Ramsey's unorthodox approach to vocals and Karen O's dance moves pair nicely with the band's globally diverse set of influences. Locals Party Static and Street Arabs open. —JW
Oral Fixation: When in Rome 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 “When in Rome” theme. — CG
WWE Monday Night RAW at American Airlines Center
I really haven't been keeping up with the goings-on of the WWE of late, I admit. But I can recommend Monday Night RAW tapings as a good time nonetheless. Back in high school, some friends and I went to one and watched in awe as The Rock and Mankind teamed up as “The Rock-and-Sock Combo” to win the tag team championship from The Undertaker and Kane. For about a week, it was the best thing we'd ever seen. — Pete Freedman
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