Black Out.

Recently the bomb ass manchild collective known as Dude Perfect — y'know, the guys that have filmed so many insane viral videos around these parts — got let loose in a bubble wrap factory.

As you can imagine, the results were pretty awesome. Not only was there an infinite supply of our favorite childhood toy to pop, they also made weapons and suits of armor out of the stuff.

So, no, we can't promise you'll have as much fun as these guys tonight, but we can sure point you in the right direction. — Cory Graves

Kongos, Sir Sly at Gas Monkey Barn N' Grill
The Cowboys may not be going to this year's Super Bowl, but a small bit Super Bowl is coming this way. South African-born alt-rock outfit, Kongos, comes to Dallas this evening from current Super Bowl city Phoenix, where its members now live. The band even headlined the storied Super Bowl media party a couple days ago. It's not the same, we know, but maybe it'll help ease some lingering pains from the catch that wasn't, just the same. Los Angeles alt-rockers Sir Sly kickoff their U.S. tour at this one, too. — CG

Rhett Miller at Kessler Theater
Daphne Willis might not live here in Dallas. But it's safe to say that she digs it here. And why not? This region certainly offers her some killer opportunities. For instance, when she performs at the Kessler tonight, she'll be opening for Rhett Miller, a personal hero of hers. That reveal can be found in this video, which was shot locally by our pals at Malone Pictures from a session filmed back in September. Also shared in the clip is the fact that Willis is uniquely shaped for this kind of lifestyle, given her parents' own histories in the music realm. It's an enlightening watch, to be sure. — Pete Freedman

White Arrows at Three Links
White Arrows, a four-piece who met in Los Angeles, began touring almost as soon as it formed, hitting the road with bands such as Cults, White Denim and The Naked and Famous, and performing at big time festivals Sasquatch! and Coachella. Tonight, though, the band brings its ambitious blend of psych rock and electronic indie music. Rambunctious New York rockers, CHAPPO open. — Lauren Rushing

Donnell Rawlings at Arlington Improv
Yes Rawlings was the guy who screamed, “I'm rich biatch!” at the end of every episode of Chappelle's Show, but please try not to be that that guy yells the line repeatedly at the comedian if you end up at one of his stand-up sets this weekend. Besides, he's been in lots of other stuff, too, like those episodes of The Wire where he played Senator Clay Davis' corrupt legislative aide Day-Day Price. — CG

Rockstar Bingo at House of Blues (Free)
Anyone who says bingo requires no skill has clearly never played legit bingo. Even when playing classic bingo, callers often go through the numbers so quickly that they're easy to miss on your sheet. Now consider how difficult bingo would be if instead of listening for numbers, you had to listen to songs and match them up with band logos. That's the way they play it at House of Blues. So if you feel up to the challenge, join in at its next bingo night. And hey, it's free to play. Dallas's own DJ Heath will spin the tracks, and comedian Chris Smith will host the event. — Carly Seitz

Cancer Sucks Benefit at So & So's
Recently 30-year-old Dallas music lover Tara Benavidez has been undergoing treatments for Stage 3B Hodgkins Lymphoma. Tonight at So & So's they'll try to help put a dent in her growing medical bills. Even if you don't show up to this one, you can donate to the cause, here. If you do make it out, you'll be treated to free sets from The Roomsounds and Downtown Doug. — CG

Quaker City Night Hawks, The Black Cadillacs at Dada
Blues based indie-rock band, The Black Cadillacs, play Dallas tonight for the first time ever. The five-piece Tennessee outfit mix in just enough '60s-era rock influences and modern day grit to easily win over some of Quaker City's crowd at this one. — LR

Pegasus Reading Series at The Reading Room
Pegasus Reading Series, a forum for poets and writers, happens once a month, and this month, poetry from Fatima Hirsi and Connor Stratman will be showcased. Afterward, members of the audience may share their work during an open mic starting at 8:15 p.m. Unfortunately, no winged horses will attend, but it should still be p cool. — CS

Sarah Jaffe, Nina Diaz at Lola's
Surely you're aware of Sarah Jaffe by now. The local musician's been making North Texas proud with appearances on national outlets, like Jimmy Kimmel Live.As for Diaz, you may know her, too. Since 2006, she's fronted San Antonio rock trio Girl in a Coma, which has toured with the likes of Morrissey (whose song the band named themselves after), Tegan and Sara and Smashing Pumpkins. She only recently went out on her own — she hasn't even released her first solo album yet — so you'll have the chance to hear some pretty fresh material if you catch her at Lola's this This evening. Oh, and both Sarah Jaffe and Nina Diaz are Texas girls, which of course makes them 1,000 times cooler. — CS

#FRESHBEATS at Crown and Harp
Fresh Beats is a recurring event for hip hop producers to come out and battle each other. At this month's beat battle, eight producers will compete, some of which have never battled before. DJ Menace from Boom 94.5-F.M. will attend the battle, and MC Leo J will host it. The cover is only $5, so be sure to check it out this Thursday — and every third Thursday of the month from here on out. — CS

High Fidelity Book Club at Off the Record
From regular lectures by notable figures in the local music scene, to rounds of vinyl-centric speed dating, Off the Record has come into its own as a place for music snobs to get together and conversate without being judged. There'll be a lot of said conversating going on tonight, too, as a bunch of folks who've recently finished reading Patti Smith's memoir, Just Kids, will gather to discuss the musician's relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and the artists that wound up shaping their respective careers. Over Smith-themed drinks, of course. — CG

Acro-Cats Meet and Greet at Lee Harvey's
Last year a rock band comprised entirely of felines stop through Fort Worth while on tour. We know, because we were there. Still, watching from the front row was about as close as were able to get to the cuddly little rockers. Tonight you can actually meet and greet them with pets. Understandably, it's no dogs allowed at this one. — CG

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