Be Fat And Happy.
Late last week, competitive eater/YouTube star Matt Stonie unhinged his jaw and shoved an 18-inch monstrosity known only as “Burritozilla” down his gullet. Even more impressive? The whole shebang occurred in less than two minutes.
Yeah, you're probably not going to accomplish anything quite that incredible this evening.
But it doesn't mean you have to stay home and pout about it all night, either. — Cory Graves
Nothing at Lola's
Nothing's debut album, Guilty of Everything, is interesting in that it seemingly brings nothing new to the table — and yet still sounds totally refreshing. With a genre-bending style that's similar to Deafheaven, Nothing mixes a shoegaze aura, emo lyrics and hardcore aesthetics into its blend. And it's an attractive package, to be sure. There's a gentleness that lead singer and founder Domenic Palermo carries throughout the album, even if the rest of the band teeters on noise rock. In a live setting, though? All of that goes out the window. — Mikel Galicia
House Beer Debut at BrainDead Brewing
In just a couple months, Deep Ellum brewpub BrainDead Brewing has already become a neighborhood favorite, which maybe isn't all that remarkable except for the fact that, thus far, they've only been serving up other people's brews. That changes tonight when brew master Andrew Huerter taps a Scottish 75 Shilling, a Foreign Export Stout and a pre-prohibition style Cream Ale this evening, all three of which were made in-house. Cheers! — CG
Hollywood Undead at Trees
Yeah, if we were still in a rap-rock band in 2015, we'd wear hockey masks onstage and adopt pseudonyms too. — CG
Fat White Family at Dada
By the time we caught Fat White Family at SXSW, we were well aware of the band's critically lauded Champagne Holocaust LP and reputation for controversial live performances. They lived up to the hype. Taking the stage at about 3 p.m. at Holy Mountain's Laneway Festival-sponsored day party, all six members of the band appeared — and I only say appeared because they looked slightly better-for-wear leaving the venue — out of their mind drunk. They completely disregarded the instructions of the sound guy, quickly stripped off their shirts and ripped holes in their pants and continued to drink heavily throughout the set. The music was great — think '70s grooves meet garage rock, but that won't be what anybody remembers. They'll remember frontman Lias Saoudi evoking Iggy Pop in a way that was so visceral it felt organic rather than cloying. They'll remember feeling that it was inevitable that he would go full-frontal, as he does at most of the band's gigs. They'll remember that he barely restrained himself in the slightest deference to the the crowd's utter shock. They'll remember the raw sexuality. But, most of all, they'll remember the stench. Saoudi and company have lived harder than their years, and you can literally smell it. It was rock and roll and its grimiest, which can also be when it's at its most powerful. Filthy rock and roll lives. Fat White Family makes sure of it. — Stephen Young
The Relationship at The Live Oak
When not playing “Hashpipe” in front of 20,000 Gen X-ers a pop, guitarist Brian Bell tools around with his other outfit, The Relationship. The band doesn't sound all that akin to Bell's other band, but a few of its tunes were rescued from the ol' Weezer scrapheap, so maybe it's not entirely different, either. — CG
Cosmonauts, Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel at Dan's Silverleaf
It'll cost you $10 to catch California psych outfits Cosmonauts and Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel, or roughly twice as much as the band's cassettes, or five times as much as a can of Schlitz. Bad Beats opens. — CG
Two Gallants at Three Links
The San Francisco indie duo is pretty popular on the festival circuit. That's not to say they're universally adored, though. I mean, they did get tased by a police officer during a show in Houston once. — CG
AFGA Secret Screening at Alamo Drafthouse (Free)
Once a month Alamo Drafthouse will hold screenings of rare 35mm prints — everything from b-movies to classics. The thing is, you won't know what movie they'll be showing that night until the lights dim and the projectors start rolling. Good, bad, or otherwise, though, your tickets won't cost a thing. — CG
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