Embrace The Season with Father John Misty.
It's tough the leave the house sometimes. There are chores to be taken care of, there's television to get caught up on, and there's the obligation to make sure your stuff animals are entertained.
Well, fret no more, stuffed animal lovers in particular: Your presence is no longer required to ensure that your stuff animals have a good time. Hell, they can leave home without you, if you want them to. Or so goes the entire business model behind Unagi Travel, a Japanese travel agency that now offers to take your stuffed animals on sightseeing tours, by themselves, without you.
So that's one less thing you have to worry about as you ponder your going-out options for tonight, I suppose.
Father John Misty at the House of Blues
Joshua Tillman, the man behind the Father John Misty moniker, comes to town tonight just in time for the weather change. We all know that there's music we all automatically switch to once the weather starts getting colder, and Father John Misty is our go-to choices for this time. Listen: We're not saying you can only listen to him during this specific time, but if there is, in fact, a perfect time of year for his show, it would be right now. Aside from his solo work that's been brilliantly released since 2004, Tillman's also well known for being the drummer in Fleet Foxes and touring with indie singer-songwriter icons David Bazan and Damien Jurado. He also recently collaborated with his labelmate, Dallas musician Botany. Your case of the Mondays won't hold a candle to this show, so we hope you have tickets. — Jordyn Walters
Twin Forks at Three Links
That guy from Dashboard Confessional has a new band — and there's a mandolin this time around, y'all! Anyway, this latest project from Chris Carrabba released its first EP just last month, and if you're curious about it sounding similar to DC, the only real similarity is with the familiar vocals. This is stomp-your-feet, empty-your-lungs, hand-clapping music. — JW
Oral Fixation at the Winspear Opera House's Hamon Hall
A wise man once said that the leading fear for most Americans — ahead of even death — is the fear of public speaking. Goes that old bit: “To the average person, if you have to be at a funeral, you'd rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.” Of course, the only public speaking scenarios most folks face in their lives comes through the mundane presentations they're forced to make at school or in front of co-workers. Those moments rarely come elsewhere — like, say, in front of a crowd of strangers. And yet that's exactly what Dallas storytelling series Oral Fixation asks its contributors to do. And the results are great: The authenticity and honesty behind the tales shared by organizer Nicole Stewart and her gutsy performers are that makes Oral Fixation such an exceptional series. Tonight, all tales will center around a “Bun in the Oven” theme, and will feature storytelling performances from Il Cane Rosso owner Jay Jerrier, as well as host Stewart herself. — Cory Graves
Cool Out Ghoul Out at The Crown & Harp
The club may have a new name, but to the crowds of service industry folks and dancefloor junkies who've been flocking to DJs Tony Schwa's Monday night offerings since circa 2007, not much else has changed. Since returning to its original location, this weekly dance party has been thriving more now than ever. And tonight's Halloween-inspired offering should provide even more good times as Schwa welcomes in guest GE-OLOGY to join him on the decks. — Cory Graves