Last year, retailers pushed the limits of good taste by kicking off their so-called Black Friday door-buster deals as early as the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. This year, they could start even sooner.
Meaning? After tonight, there's a good chance frenzied consumers will make it pretty unbearable to leave the house at all.
Might as well make the most of tonight's last bit of freedom then.
The 1975 at South Side Ballroom (Sold Out)
It's hard to say exactly where Manchester dance rock outfit The 1975 took its name from. Surely it has something to do with its slightly retro-leaning influences but exactly which is hard to say. Passion Pit's members weren't born until the late '80s, so no luck there. INXS didn't come along until the late '70s, so it's probably not a nod to them either. They do sound vaguely like something that might have played during a John Hughes flick, but again, that was the '80s. Oh well, it's probably best not to think too hard about it.
Inception at Alamo Drafthouse
While Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is busy racking up dollars at the box office, it's given the Alamo folks an excuse to whip out Nolan's 2010 sci-fi thriller, Inception. Before the ambiguously-ended flick was released, critics questioned whether audiences would be smart enough to get it. Nevertheless, the film earned over $800 million, cemented Nolan's reputation as a director that'll forever be trusted with $100 million budgets and will be remembered as one of the best films of the decade. Catch it tonight only.
High Fidelity Book Club at Off The Record
Last week, the suddenly culture-rich Off The Record launched its High Fidelity Lecture Series with a primer on Deep Ellum's rise to prominence in the '80s courtesy of Kessler Theater creative director, and local music historian Jeff Liles. Tonight the bar will debut its new music-themed book club. First up on the club's discussion list will be — you guessed it! — Nick Hornby's High Fidelity.
Outward Bound Mixtape Sessions at Crown and Harp
This regular Monday night event promises to be anything but regular. Curated by the always cutting edge Stefan Gonzalez, Dallas' best, if not most interesting drummer, these pretty-much-weekly events tend to host some of the most challenging and “out there” performers in town — for instance, this week you'll find Jack Dover, Spacebar, Deflowered Electric Flesh Bride and Dario Pardini. You may love what you hear, or you may hate it. Either way you absolutely won't find it boring.
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.