Rebel Against Your Parents with Steve Aoki.
Did you know that there are some folks willing to drink shots named after things like infected white heads and/or horse jizz? These are the same people that rage hard on Monday nights and believe that things like the five-second rule are for suckers.
You'll most definitely run into a handful of them out tonight should you decide to go out. And, judging by how much is happening on what normally is a much slower night, you'll probably run into lots of other people tonight, too.
Crystal Fighters at Dada
Crystal Fighters was born when Laure Stockley found the unfinished manuscript for a symphony her grandfather had been working on in his final months. She adopted the symphony's name for her band and aimed to finish his work with a mix of folk instruments native to the Basque region of Spain where her grandfather lived, as well as more current synth-pop elements. Her band's sophomore album, released in May, even incorporates some elements of dubstep into the mix, too. — CG
Jake Shimabukuro at Granada Theater
Shimabukuro is a Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso known for his fast, dexterous finger work, and for taking the oft-slighted instrument to places you never thought possible. Whether that means you'll find his work awe-inspiring or just interesting enough to not want to rip the thing from his hands and smash, well, that really just depends on where the uke rates in your book, I guess. Still, the guy must be doing something right to warrant playing such a big room with such a small instrument. — CG
Adam Fung's “Volumes, Voids and Vectors” at TCU's Moudy Gallery
TCU's School of Arts introduces its newest faculty member with this exhibition, which features pieces whose intent is to “describe the volumes of the universe in a painted surface.” Previously, Fung maintained a studio in Chicago, and has had his work displayed in various galleries around the country. — CG
John Wesley Coleman III at Crown and Harp
When Austin singer-songwriter John Wesley Coleman III ended up at this March's 35 Denton festival without his backing band (due to a scheduling conflict they ended up in another city), things surely could have spiraled out of control at that point. And they did, sort of — but in the most amazing way possible. Long story short: Coleman put together a makeshift backing band, proceeded to get hammered before his set, danced with girls on stage, handed instruments and beers to folks in the audience, and had the entirety of Andy's Bar repeating a chant about how I-35 could suck a dick. If Coleman brings even a fraction of that unwieldy energy to tonight's performance, it should prove to be a Monday night show for the ages. — CG
Steve Aoki, Waka Flocka and Borgore at South Side Ballroom
Despite being born with the tragically boring name “Steve,” Aoki didn't become an insurance salesman like seemingly all of his other Steve counterparts. Oh, no. This Steve vowed to be different. And he succeeded! He's internationally known now as a famous electronic musician. Also? He has really long hair. Bet his mom wasn't expecting that when she filled out his birth certificate! Weirdo emcee Waka Flocka and Israeli dubstep producer Borgore get the party started. — Chelsea Upton
Celebration With Senator Wendy Davis at The Loft
Davis' visit to the South Side tonight is equal parts a reception celebrating her recent announcement that she's entering the governor's race and a fundraiser for her upcoming gubernatorial campaign. At $50 a ticket, it may sound a bit steep. But it's surely a lot less expensive than any of the countless black tie fundraisers she'll no doubt be forced to attend in the next several months. Plus, being held in a space where we've previously attended dance parties DJed by folks like Diplo, we imagine this one will be a lot less stuffy than any of those other, upcoming events on her docket. All we're saying is that, if at any point you plan on supporting Davis' bid to win back some rights for Texas women, this might be the most promising opportunity you'll get. — CG
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