Start A Riot.

We've all been there, suffering from a case of “texting thumb” — yes, that's the technical name for it — after spending a little too much time on our phones. For most of us, it's a painful reminder to put the things down every once in awhile and see what else is going on.

But that was not the case for a San Diego man, whose love of Candy Crush Saga led him to play through the pain to the point that he actually ruptured his tendon. How long would you have to match little digital candies to cause that level of injury? Reckons one doctor, the man probably played “all day for six to eight weeks with his left hand, while relying on his right hand for other tasks.”

Pretty fucking nerdy. Give your thumbs a break, put the phones down, and check out what else you might do with your hands. — Cory Graves

Sleater-Kinney at Granada Theater (Sold Out)
Nineties rock trio, Sleater-Kinney hasn't been seen around these parts for something like a decade, but Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss didn't end their eight-year hiatus just to come back and play the hits, or so the band recently told Spin. On this tour, supporting January's No Cities to Love, the band's even bringing along a touring fourth member, another first for the band because, well, they have plenty of new tricks to show off yet. — CG

Polica at The Loft
Yes, Policia still boasts a dual drumming attack, but much has changed for the Minneapolis outfit since its 2012 debut. For its current tour, the band's been playing mostly new material that'll appear on its soon-to-be released third record. From what we hear, the trademark Autotune effect vocalist Channy Leaneagh's employed in the past is almost completely gone. Still, tonight's show might provide an interesting taste of what's to come. — CG

Nosaj Thing at Dada
With tracks for artists like Kendrick and Chance the Rapper already under his belt, the young Los Angeles-based producer that calls himself Nosaj Thing, is a genius beyond his age. The DJ will send your mind a-twirl tonight with his mind-blowing beats. — Lauren Rushing

Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally's Summer of 69: No Apostrophe Tour at Majestic Theatre
For Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally's new song-and-dance-filled variety show, the comedy power couple promises not to revive their iconic Ron Swanson or Karen Walker roles. The will, however, make up for it with lots of expletives, sex talk and a few laughs to boot. — CG

Mozart's Requiem in D minor at Meyerson Symphony Center
While Mozart didn't actually compose his own funeral music, that's kind of what this one feels like. Originally commissioned by Count Franz von Walsegg to commemorate the anniversary of his wife's death, Mozart died before completing the mass. It remains one of the composer's most famous works, and the story of how it came to be is subject of several plays, films and even an opera. — CG

AT&T Patio Sessions Presents: Salim Nourallah at Sammons Park (Free)
Barring rain, tonight's free, outdoor concert will feature longtime local mainstays Salim Nourallah and Paul Slavens. If it does look like a sprinkling is coming, though, you might want to check here to see if the thing's still on before heading out. — CG

Umphrey's McGee at House of Blues
Once upon a time in the late '90s, college radio was all about prog rock and excessive noodling. Umphrey's McGee is the result of that trend. Still. — H. Drew Blackburn

Crate Dating at Off the Record (Free)
Find your next bf/gf at this unique singles event, which combines crate digging with some good ol' fashioned music snobbery while you discuss your selections with your potential fling. It beats swiping away on Tinder, for one, not to mention should provide more suitable matches, seeing as how you'll already have two things in common — your love of vinyl and hanging out in bars on weeknights. — CG

Papadosio at Trees
The next generation of hippy is one that completely embraces modern technology, or so Asheville digi-psych outfit Papadosio would have you believe. Tonight, they'll sap things up with overly positive lyrics like, “Find your cloud,” over a bed of folktronic jam band fare. — CG

Deep Ellum Wine Walk
Code for “get classy drunk and shop local,” the premise for this thing is quite simple: Purchase an official wine walk glass at 2646 Main St. for $10 and then fill 'er up for free at participating locations, such as The Akola Project, B4, Dallas Pin-Up, Dallas School of Burlesque, Deep Ellum Trading Company, Elluments, Epocha, Get Reel Goods, Kettle Art, Life of Riley, Lula B's, The Mozzarella Company, The Rag Parlor and The Upper Paw. — CG

Fresh 45s at Crown and Harp
For quite some time now, Crown and Harp's regular third-Thursday, all-vinyl DJ affairs presented by Salt-N-Pepa's Spinderella and Too Fresh Productions' Joel Salazar have been widely considered one of Dallas' reigning must-attend affairs. Resident DJs Jay Clipp and JT Donaldson will also be there, as will special guests DJ Bee Can from New York and Monalisa from L.A. So expect a time, folks. Oh, and get there early, too. Why? Well, because this one is this sure to become a crowded affair. — Pete Freedman

Spice World at Alamo Drafthouse
Spice World has drawn numerous comparisons to A Hard Days Night over the years, probably because it's essentially a 90-minute commercial for one of the world's all-time greatest bands. — CG

Lost River at Alamo Drafthouse
Following this screening of Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, Baby Goose will conduct a live-streamed Q&A from some exotic remote location. Questions can be submitted via Twitter. — CG

Jake Shimabukuro at Kessler 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 not to want to rip the thing from his hands and smash it really just depends on where the uke rates in your book. Still, he must be doing something right to warrant playing such a big room with such a small instrument — and on back to back nights, no less. — CG

Asleep at the Wheel at Dallas Arboretum
In the span of the band's 40-year-long career, the Ray Benson-led Asleep at the Wheel has recorded 20-plus studio albums, charted more than 20 singles and earned itself nine Grammy's. They currently remain the main driving force keeping alive the style of Texas swing originated by Bob Wills in the '30s. Tonight they'll perform two shows in a theater perfectly befitting the band's storied history. In the event of showers, this one will be moved to the Arboretum's Rosine Hall. — CG

Chris Stapleton at City Tavern
Earlier this week, rising Nashville country star made his network television debut on The Late Show With David Letterman, one of the last new artists to debut on the show. There are some calling him the next big thing, but somehow we get the feeling it won't be quite as packed as last year's Sturgill Simpson show at Dada. Later this weekend, he'll play Good Records' Record Store Day celebration, too. — CG

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


















































No more articles