Knuckle Down With Man Man.
If you've ever watched the Travel Channel, you've watched Man vs. Food.
It's a disgustingly awesome show and, watching it, you somehow simultaneously manage to feel hungry and stuffed. Those are totally conflicting emotions, to be sure; watching the show, you can feel a little confused about these feelings. Additionally, you can't help but feel a little bad for affable host Adam Richman, whose job it is to gorge on insane amounts of food.
Or rather, it was his job: In early 2012, Richman quit his Man vs. Food gig. And, turns out, it was a good move for the guy: He looks damn good these days — he's dropped more than 50 pounds in total — and, surely, he's a lot healthier, too, which is pretty righteous.
Y'know what else is pretty righteous? How much stuff is going on tonight — and on a Monday to boot.
Just maybe try to eat a properly-portioned meal before exploring what the night has to offer.
Man Man at Dada
Exciting as the carnival-like sounds of Man Man and its keyboard-pounding frontman Honus Honus are in their recorded forms, they are far eclipsed by the reputation of the band's bizarre live-show antics. Case in point? The band's memorable set earlier this year at 35 Denton. This should be a good one. — Cory Graves
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers at House of Blues
Instead of taking turns crashing in the backseat of the van while travelling between tour stops, Bluhm and her bandmates make videos of themselves covering pop songs while driving down the road. Their most popular video — a cover of Hall and Oates' “I Can't Go For That” — quickly earned the band more than two million views on YouTube, plus invitations to join several big festivals this past summer. The band's original material puts a markedly more pop-country spin on The Band's brand of roots rock. The effect is a batch of tunes that are modern yet familiar. — CG
Tesla Boy and Mr. Kitty at Three Links
Anton Sedidov, the magnetic producer and frontman of Russian synth-pop band Tesla Boy, has helped push forward his country's embrace of pop music, in part by looking to the past. His Tesla Boy project was inspired by his father's old vinyls (read: Blondie, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Ray Charles) and his own personal chemistry with '80s pop and soul. Since the release of 2010's Modern Thrills EP and 2013's The Universe Made of Darkness, Sedidov has added a drummer and bassist into the mix, officially making Tesla Boy a trio. The rhythmic, full-bodied and wistfully synth-y tracks come together to produce an overall electrifying and soul-inspired dance style that fits right into the New Wave genre with universal appeal. — Jordyn Walters
Teen Wolf 35mm Print at Alamo Drafthouse
According to one report, 58 percent of all reported car surfing attempts result in death. In fact, a 2008 study by the United States Centers for Disease Control identified 58 car surfing-related deaths and 41 injuries reported by U.S. newspapers between the years 1990 and 2008. Seventy-five percent of those incidents, the report stated, occurred in the Midwest and 70 percent involved males. Also — and we're just guessing here — something like 90 percent of those Midwestern males hopped on the roofs of their buddy's rides shortly after viewing the 1985 Michael J. Fox movie Teen Wolf. — CG
Animal Inside Out at Perot Museum of Nature & Science
If you're a child of the '80s, you might remember the series of Nickelodeon clay-mation shorts in which a kid swung so high on his swing set that he accidentally spun all the way over the bar and became Inside-Out Boy. This exhibit is kind of like that, only with animal specimen that have been “plasticized” by Body Worlds creator Dr. Gunther von Hagens. Prepare yourself to see the inner-workings of animal anatomy like never before. — CG
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