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It's pretty rad knowing that most of us carry a device in our pockets that's able to access pretty much the entire collection of human knowledge in a matter of seconds. Who knew Googling things on a smart phone could sound so powerful?

But it really is. In fact, a new study seems to indicate that we've come to rely so heavily on the devices that most of our memories have gone to shit. It makes sense; I mean, why bother remembering something you can just look up again in seconds?

And it's not just things like phone numbers, your friends' birthdays or the capital of Connecticut, either; you can look up all kinds of stuff on that thing. For instance, every event going on in town tonight worthy of your attendance. The best part? There's no need to memorize the following list of goings on; you can simply look them up whenever. Cool, right? — Cory Graves

tUnE-yArDs at South Side Music Hall
Armed with the aggression of Age of Adz-era Sufjan Stevens and the childlike nature of someone who once made music for puppet shows, Merrill Garbus proves that there's nothing immature about what she does. If you were a fan of her jarring copy-paste use of saxophone, rhythms, and energy-fueled lyrics from w h o k i l l then you'll love what she'll be playing tonight from nikki nack. Garbus proved that much at her sold-out Granada show last summer. — Chris Escarfullery

Dick Dale at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
What would the indie-rock scene have looked like the past couple of years if it weren't for Dick Dale? After all, the lo-fi DIY music that has pretty much dominated the indie landscape as of late couldn't exist without the heavily reverbed guitar tones that Dale pioneered. Known as “The King of Surf Rock,” Dale wanted his guitar tone to reflect the wetness of his favorite pastime. The rest is history. Judging from his recent trips to town, the soon-to-be 78-year-old ax slinger has still got it. — CG

X at Trees
Remember how punk the '70s and '80s were? One of the most influential Los Angeles punk bands of that time were so punk that they could only be described with a single letter. — Chelsea Upton

Literary Death Match at Texas Theatre
The pen, as they say, is mightier than the sword. And the written word is all authors like Merritt Tierce (Love Me Back), Joaquin Zihuatanejo (Def Poetry Jam), J. Suzanne Frank (Laws of Migration) and Will Clarke (The Worthy: A Ghost's Story) will use to vanquish one another. Psuedo-celebrity judges Ben Fountain (Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk), Alice Laussade and Tim Rogers will collectively determine the proverbial survivor. — CG

The Queers at Three Links
The Queers are a pop punk band from New Hampshire, formed in 1982. Supposedly, the band name's name was used simply to poke fun at what he called the “Art Fag” community in NH. Over the last three decades, that same brand of humor and inanity has become a staple of The Queers' music. — Lauren Rushing

Empire Records at Granada Theater
What's with today? I mean, we are just a day removed from Rex Manning Day? Say no more mon amour. A 20th anniversary screening of Empire Records is certainly in order. Fight the man! — CG

AT&T Patio Sessions at Sammons Park (Free)
At this free, outdoor showing in the Arts District, The King Bucks (acoustic) and Ronnie Fauss look to prove good honky-tonk doesn't always happen late at night — or in actual honky-tonks, for that matter. — CG

Tyrone Wells at Kessler Theater
Though he's never written a quote-unquote hit song, you're probably more familiar with Tyrone Wells catalog than you know. The 6-foot-four, bald folk musician has seen his tunes appear in over 50 television shows, films and commercials, including Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries and Private Practice. Maybe one of his BFFs is a higher-up at The CW? Emily Hearne opens. — CG

Gringo Star at Dada
Gringo Star — brothers Nick and Peter Furgiuele, along with other band members Pete Delorenzo and Matt McCalvin — are a multi-tasked and talented rock quartet. The guys love expressing their music by jumping all around stage and switching up instruments with one another. No matter how many folks actually show up for this one, the band's live shows are hard to ignore. Oil Boom and Street Arabs open. —LR

Corey Holcomb at Addison Improv
Having some relationship issues? The “ghetto Dr. Phil” might be able to help you out. Can't be any worse than the real Dr. Phil, right? — Stephen Young

I'll See You in My Dreams at Majestic Theatre
With so many coming of age films out there at the moment, Brett Haley's new film is one that asks what happens when you're already “of age?” Blythe Danner stars in the film, the screening of which kicks off this year's Dallas International Film Festival. — CG

“Grit” at Kettle Art
As its name suggests, Kettle Art's latest exhibition, which opens tonight, is another event done in collaboration with D Magazine's Big D Reads program. While 17,000 local youngsters are diving into True Grit, a whole bunch of local artists will be showing pieces inspired by Charles Portis' classic western novel as well. The exhibition runs through April 18. — CG

Crooks at Billy Bob's
Where so many other southern-sounding bands try and do things like mix in a little trumpets here and there, Crooks is one of the few acts that actually pulls it off without coming off too cutesy or like a bunch of hipster charlatans. We've been a fan of this Austin-based, outlaw country act for a while now. They make a tough and convincing brand of western-themed tunes to say the very least. — CG

Daphne Willis at Henderson Avenue Country Club
Newsflash: Daphne Willis is not a local. You'll be excused, however, for mistaking her as one. The San Antonio-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter sure plays the region often enough. Credit Eric Nadel, the radio voice of your Texas Rangers, for at least some of that: An outspoken fan of Willis' charm and musicality alike, Nadel frequently brings Willis to the region for gigs at his own Vagabond spot; those performances, more often than not, are supplemented by performances at other area spots where Willis' ways have turned her into a recurring, fan-favorite performer. Take, for instance, she'll also be playing Twilite Lounge on Saturday night, and Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club in Arlington on Sunday. — Pete Freedman

Bob Livingston at Vagabond
Back in the '70s Bob Livingston was a key figure in Austin's cosmic cowboy and outlaw movements from which legends like Willie Nelson also sprang. More recently, one of his compositions was sampled on Lloyd Banks' Platinum-selling single, “Warrior.” Then again, he's always been on the progressive end of things. — CG

Uncle Lucius at Rockin' Rodeo
It's hard enough for most bands to work through all their creative differences — at least enough to so to record a few albums. Austin-based Southern Rockers Uncle Lucius somehow manage the feat with five songwriters in the band. More power to 'em, we say. Thieving Birds opens. — CG

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