Play It Swede And Easy With Vanna Inget.
Monday's aren't typically known for being the most jam-packed nights of the week for hitting the town. But a town like Dallas is never really dead if you just know where to start looking.
Typically, a good place to begin digging is at one of the many weekly residencies around town. Here are just a few of the events you can look forward to kicking off every single week: Sugarfoote and Co. at Adair's, The Effinay's at Sundown, Nicholas Altobelli at Opening Bell, Badass Jazz at Amsterdam Bar, Choate County at Wild Rooster Bar, Paul Slavens and Friends at Dan's Silverleaf, and DJ Mr. Rid at Double Wide.
Elsewhere tonight, you'll find other decent shows and a classic stage production.
Vanna Inget at Rubber Gloves
You won't understand a word that Vanna Inget's frontwoman sings at Rubber Gloves tonight. But that will have little bearing on your enjoyment of the Swedish import's brand of melodic garage rock. Punk, it seems, is the universal language. Denton outfits Occult Detective Club, Half Truths and Pink Smoke open this rock-solid bill.
The Mora Collective at Crown and Harp
Remember when the owner's of The Cavern redesigned their rock club to look like a two-story English/Irish pub combo in lieu of continuing to host quality live music acts anymore? Since then, they've reneged on that game plan entirely. It's been a bumpy road back to relevance, though, with the venue going through a number of different booking agents and attempts at residencies in the process. The newest attempt at a regular monthly gig will see Dallas trio Mora Collective (plus special guests) appearing at the pub every second Monday. The band lists Bach, John Coltrane and Tool among their influences, which is all we'll say about that.
The Winter's Tale at Winspear Opera House
Shakespeare Dallas is currently in the middle of a five-year plan to stage readings of the complete works of William Shakespeare in Hammond Hall inside of the Winspear Opera House. Tonight ends a brief two-night run for this “problem play,” which some scholars believe to be the earliest known publication to use the word “dildo.”