Party Over Here.
During yesterday's game against the New England Patriots, Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston became the second player this year to severely injure himself while celebrating a play.
That's something we thought you should be aware of before perusing tonight's happenings. As tempting as it may be to spontaneously bust into dancing upon discovering how much cool stuff there is to do in North Texas on a Monday night, we strongly advise against it.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Good Records (Free)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has never been all that original, and that reputation was further cemented by March's Days of Abandon LP, which might as well be a collection of Cure castoffs. All Music's Tim Sendra said of the band's third LP, “Without the energy and the sonic thrills, they are just another pop band making music that's little more than a momentarily pleasant diversion.” Still, the fact the indie pop outfit is playing a free set tonight at the Lowest Greenville record shop probably makes them compelling enough for some folks.
PARTYNEXTDOOR at Trees (Sold Out)
Fresh off the ode to fall that is PARTYNEXTDOOR's second release, Drake's closest and yet still pretty mysterious protege will bring his too cool for its own good brand of hip-hop to Deep Ellum this eve. Hope you got your tickets a long time ago, though, because this one's been sold out for some time.
Foxing at Sons of Hermann Hall
St. Louis' Foxing make the kind of '90s emo/post hardcore that's still a guilty pleasure for plenty of folks. Given its members' backgrounds as film students, the band's learned to add just enough cinematic flourish to its craft so that you won't have to feel all the guilty for attending this one.
Lazy at J&J's Pizza
Despite its name, Lazy's music is anything but. The Kansas City punks make extraordinarily loud, fast punk rock that's tailor-made for pizza parties and chopping mounds of cocaine with a Taco Bell gift card. OK, so we stole some of that scenario from the band's “Party City” music video, but it's totally fitting they're playing the basement of a pizza joint just the same. Mink Coats and Bad Beats open.
George Takei at UNT Coliseum
Mr. Sulu's been through town already a few times this year, previously signing copies of his book Oh Myyy: There Goes the Internet, and performing with the Fort Worth Symphony. Tonight, the most influential person on Facebook will follow in the footsteps of people like George Bush when he drops by UNT as part of the school's “Distinguished Lecture” series. It's just $5 for students.
Authors Live!: Jodi Picoult at SMU Hughes-Trigg Student Center
The My Sister's Keeper author comes to SMU on the heels of parent's weekend to discuss her latest tearjerker, Leaving Time. The lecture is free, though it'll cost you $30 if you simply must walk out of there with a signed copy of the book.
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.