Show Off Your Many Sides with Kool Keith at Dada.
When our mothers recently cracked a joke that involved the term “twerking,” we knew what little life was left in the word's run.
For what it's worth, though, it's not like Miley Cyrus' showing at last weekend's VMAs singlehandedly popularized or killed the term.
The original Urban Dictionary entry for twerking — “to work one's body, as in dancing, especially the rear end” — was added in April of 2003. Before that, the term popped up in a number of early '90s and '00s hip-hop and rap songs — most notably 1993's “Do The Jubilee All” by DJ Jubilee and 2000's “Whistle While You Twurk,” by Ying Yang Twins.
But make no mistake: The term is, for all intents and purposes, totally done-zo now.
Y'know, just something to keep in mind as you're looking for a place to get your bump on tonight.
Slobberbone at Sundown
Longtime area favorites Slobberbone will rock Sundown tonight as the last in the line of Chevy Music Showcase's monthly music series at the venue. And, like all shows at Sundown, this one's free. — Cory Graves
1310 The Ticket Presents: Corona Light Fight Night 2013 at Village Country Club
Hi, kids! Do you like violence? In its ninth annual Fight Night promo, Dallas sports talk radio powerhouse 1310 The Ticket is once again giving North Texans three minutes to pummel the crap out of one another in front of inebriated rabble-rousers. It's not as barbaric as it sounds; they do have a professional boxing referee and onsite paramedic, at least. A performance by William Clark Green immediately follows. — CG
Kool Keith at Dada
The self-proclaimed inventor of horror-core rap, Kool Keith has floated between several alter egos throughout his long career (see also: Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, Black Elvis, Mr. Gerbik, Rhythm X). These days, though, Kool Keith performances are an off-the-wall blend of attention-deficit hip-hop and weird diatribes that illicit a Kaufman-esque is-he-a-crazy-genius-or-just-crazy vibe. — CG
Godfrey at Addison Improv
As seen performing in front of 18,000 strong at last week's Oddball Comedy Festival at Gexa, the other “Make 7-Up Yours Guy” returns to town this week for a much more intimate performance at the Improv in Addison. — CG
Party Static EP Release at Double Wide
The fun-loving kids in Party Static recently cut their debut EP at Deep Ellum's Ferralog Studios. Tonight, while Good Luck Karaoke is in full-effect in Double Wide's main bar, the band will be hosting a free-to-attend release party in the venue room. Meaning? Don't expect to find a quiet place to sit and chat on the sure-to-be crowded patio tonight. The Frisky Disco and Nootropic open. — CG
Decks in the Park 3 at Klyde Warren Park
Before heading out to noted Thursday hotspots Beauty Bar or The Travis, get your pre-party on at this markedly more family-friendly outdoor affair. Let DJs Blake Ward, Wish FM, Tyrone Smiley, Jose G and DVDJ Washington provide the soundtrack to your Thursday night food truck binge. You know you wanna. — CG
Party in the Park at Main Street Garden Park
It's hot outside. There's no denying that. But when you're with friends and family enjoying live music and ice cold beverages of your choice, who cares about the heat, right? That's the idea, at least, behind Downtown Dallas, Inc.'s Party in the Park series, which continues this evening. Tonight's affair wraps up the weekly happy hours they've been hosting in various public parks. — Jessica Petrocchi
MegaFest at American Airlines Center
Growing his Potter's House church into one of the world's largest congregations has afforded Bishop T.D. Jakes the opportunity to make big-budget Hollywood flicks (Woman, Thou Art Loosed) and host annual conferences such as MegaFest, which routinely draw well over 100,000 attendees each year. This year, Oprah Winfrey tops the list of special guests, speakers and performers set to appear at the fest. — CG
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