Go Deaf With B L A C K I E.

According to research conducted at multiple universities, being really tired and/or drunk leads to more creative thinking. Really: After researchers in one study gave drunk college students a series of word problems, they were able to solve them more quickly than the sober folks.

One hypothesis for the findings? The alcohol-induced inability to focus actually prevents one from blocking out the flood of “unlikely thoughts and remote associations,” and therefore leads to quicker, more creative solutions.

So if you end up going out tonight and having a few too many drinks, don't worry about facing your boss hungover in the morning. Just remember to point him or her in the direction of this story.

Shitty Kisses Comedy Tour at Sons of Hermann Hall
Typically, when an artist has a line like “[he] did mushrooms on The Price is Right and told Drew Carey he was a Skateboard Rabbi” in his or her official bio, it's a made-up fact meant to a) prove how clever the artist in question is, or b) draw attention to how ridiculous the artist finds the whole concept of bios and/or press releases in the first place. In the case of comedian Josh Androsky, though, it just so happens to be true. And, with the help of Kickstarter, Androsky has been able to take his act on an 11-city tour with fellow comedians Clare O'Kane, Caitlin Gill and David Gborie in tow. — Cory Graves

Hanson at House of Blues
Times have changed for the Brothers Hanson. All three members of the family band are now in their 30s, and their current output bears little resemblance to that of the tween stars that rose to fame on the strength of 1997's “Mmmbop,” Now, the brothers can't handle fans yelling such diatribes as “I wanna lick your taint!” without feeling the need to call them drunk bitches from the stage. Come on, bros. Where's the love? — CG

B L A C K I E, Vulgar Fashion and The Silver Saint at Rubber Gloves
The 5,000-watt, twenty-plus speaker rig that tonight's headliner hauls around has earned the performer the nickname “the one-man noise ordinance violation” in his native Houston. But excessive volume doesn't necessarily equal greatness. Rather, it's the blend of thrash rap, noise rock and incessant feedback that B L A C K I E puts through his system that make this artist one to catch. — CG

Sugarfoote & Co. at Adair's Saloon
In a place like Deep Ellum, where venues feel compelled to throw a party to celebrate the fourth anniversary of their reopening, transience hangs around like a regular. Little, it seems, ever really lasts. Well, everywhere except for Adair's, which turns 50 this year. Currently, the vaunted Monday night residency at this Deep Ellum honky tonk belongs to Sugarfoote & Co., but prior to that it belonged to the King Bucks and before that it was maintained by local alt-country heroes Eleven Hundred Springs, who recorded maybe their best-known work, 2010's Live at Adair's, right on the bar's stage. — Stephen Young

To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.

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