Bring The Funk.
So, it's Monday again, which makes it all the more tough to get out of bed. And thanks to What-a-burger, it's just become even tougher, as the Texas good-times restaurant chain is severely cutting back its breakfast hours, citing a lack of eggs available across the state.
To take your mind off the subject, though, we've put together a little list of things worth getting out of bed for. — Evan Henry
The Mountain Goats at Kessler Theater
Singer-songwriter John Darnielle has turned his musical project, Mountain Goats, into a great thing iIf you enjoy a) fun music with meaningful lyrics, b) a super-engaged crowd, and c) witty commentary between songs. This crowd, in particular, will likely go apeshit when the band performs its classic “The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton.” Hail Satan! — Trace McCaslin
Gipsy Kings at Verizon Theatre
You may be familiar with the Gipsy Kings. If not entirely, then perhaps slightly. Their take on The Eagles' “Hotel California” was featured in The Big Lebowski and Entourage, among other places. They also did a Spanish version of “You've Got A Friend In Me” for Toy Story 3. Here's the funny thing: Though the soulful mariachi-esque strummers sing their tunes in Spanish, they're actually from Southern France. Hey, whatever romantic language moves you, I guess. — H. Drew Blackburn
Deltron 3030 at Rockin Rodeo
Back in 2013, the hip-hop supergroup Del the Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala and Dan the Automator released the long-coming sophomore effort, Event 2, which serves as a narrative sequel to 2000's self-titled debut. And, despite the 13-year gap, these two companion pieces don't sound all that disjointed. Maybe that's because the trio began working on The Event in 2004, and had completed a significant portion of the disc by 2006. Meaning? They've retained much of their classic hip-hop charm. — CG
Sloppy Seconds at Three Links
Ramones-inspired punks outfit Sloppy Seconds has been around for about 30 years now, as probably most any old school punk rocker is well aware. The proud to be fat, drunk and stupid rockers head up a set that also includes turns from The Faps and Black Irish Texas. — Diamond Victoria
Echo Beds at Rubber Gloves
Intensely minimal, but overbearingly abrasive, Denver noise duo Echo Beds push the limits of the term “experimentation.” In a sense, it's like ripping the still-beating heart out of someone and juicing it up right before your eyes, only to realize that it was your own heart you ripped out in a moment of indulgence. This one's presented by House of Tinnitus with the ever so gripping local's Orgullo Primitivo, Filth and more opening things up. — EH
Sepultura at Rail Club
Celebrating 30 years of aching, thrash and heartache is Brazilian heavy metal outfit Sepultura along with about six other similar bands. It's a long one, but if you can make it, you're perhaps watching some kind of history in the making. — EH
The Helio Sequence at Dada
In 2004, Oregon-based indie duo The Helio Sequence signed to Sub Pop. After releasing a self-titled LP last month, the guitar/vocalsist and keyboarding drummer that splits time with Modest Mouse, make their way back to Dallas to cure your case of the Mondays. — EH
Industry Rally at Industry Alley
Charlie Papaceno's — a New York native who is known as one of the most charming and finest bartenders in town — coming from The Windmill Lounge, is opening his new bar, Industry Alley on Monday. This won't be a normal cutting-of-the-ribbon style opening, though; Recently, he's been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, and fellow industry people are coming together with a fundraiser to help with his medical expenses. For $20 at the door gets you pork tacos all night and two drinks. And they'll be giant Twister. — DV
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