Third Time's The Charm at Dada.
So: How many of your New Year's Resolutions have you already broken?
All of them? Most of them? Some of them? Even just one of them?
Listen: Big changes to one's life shouldn't come easy. They take work. And, if you really wanna lose some weight, quit smoking or start eating better, it's going to take some determination. So, buck up, OK? And, honestly, don't even sweat your missteps made thus far.
It's not too late to hit the reset button.
Plus, I'm sure none of these below events going on tonight would mind if you showed up at them, pretending like it's New Year's Eve all over again.
Booty Fade, The Mohicans and The Outfit, TX at Dada
All weekend long, this Deep Ellum venue will celebrate three years spent under its current ownership team with a string of $3 shows, starting with this rap-inclined bill featuring two criminally under-hyped local rap acts in The Mohicans and The Outfit, TX, plus a set from the ever-exciting Booty Fade rap production team of Sober and Picnictyme. Oh, and get there early if you can: The bar's offering a keg of free beer to attendees while it lasts. — Pete Freedman
Riverboat Gamblers, American Sharks, The Distressers and Street Arabs at Three Links
Poor, poor Riverboat Gamblers: In 2006, Spin named this Denton-sprung punk outfit as one of the 25 best live acts going, and, some eight years later, the band still hasn't been able to avoid that distinction. How unfortunate! — PF
Two Turntables & A Microphone at The Crown and Harp
The Too Fresh Productions crew presents this free-to-attend competition, which will find DJs Love and Phooka dropping beats as aspiring area emcees take to the microphones. It'll be just like 8 Mile, only with less dread-locked Mekhi Phifer. — PF
VIBE at Beauty Bar
Tonight, DJ Feezy joins Colly T on the decks for this increasingly popular — and free-to-attend — Henderson Avenue weekly. — PF
Black Dotz DJ Night at The Crown & Harp
Wanz Dover's regular, free, Thursday night DJ offering upstairs at this Lower Greenville spot gets a something of a shot in the arm tonight as drummer Clay Stinnett joins in on the fun to add some live instrumentation into the mix. — PF