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It's been warm in New York City these past couple of days. They've had highs in the low-to-mid 90s and a little humidity to boot. And New Yorkers, God bless 'em, are acting like it's the end of the world filing constant complaints on Twitter, news reports about the oppressive heat and generally acting like the end of the world is night.
Well, buck up, New Yorkers. Your weather's downright mild by Texas standards.
Still, when looking for something to do tonight, we suggest one of the mnight's any indoor options.
It's good to be tough, sure. But there'is no sense in being crazy.
Sullivan & Son Tour at Addison Improv
Sullivan & Son is an atrocious TV show. It's got a bad laugh track, horrible comedic timing and some overtly racist — and otherwise completely unfunny — humor thrown in for good measure. That the show is so bad is actually pretty amazing, as the stars of the show — the guys leading this tour — all have terrific stand-up chops. The best of the bunch is probably Roy Wood Jr., who has a terrific Twitter account, and a devastating deadpan delivery. — Stephen Young
oOoOO at Dada
San Francisco producer Chris Dexter's chillwave/witch house project oOoOO turns up at Dada on the heels of the release of its first LP, Without Your Love. Dexter includes pop melodies over many of his beats — perfect listening for anyone who loves a good game of “spot the sample.”
Fellow Californians Sister Crayon get the show started with a set of alt-dream pop. Update: Sister Crayon has been replaced on this bill by Night Drive and Killtron. Either way, you're sure to space out — in a good way — should you choose to head out to to this one. — SY
Night Moves at Three Links
Night Moves' sound reflects their home state of Minnesota rather well. The band features the emotional core of some of Bob Dylan's heavier work, along with rhythms and some big arrangements that recall Prince. — SY
Gary Louris at Kessler Theater
Speaking of Minnesota legends: Gary Louris of alt-country pioneers The Jayhawks performs a solo set over at the Kessler tonight. In regards to his recent solo work, Louris likens his sound to that of The Jayhawks' earliest work, allowing him have a throwback sound that isn't stale. Head to Oak Cliff to see if the old guy does indeed still have it. — SY
m.pulse Grand Opening at Snider Plaza
m.pulse is marks the opening of its newest location tonight in Snider Plaza. While you're there, enjoy sets by The Rankin Twins and get in on some raffle prizes, blue carpet photo ops, free goodie bags and signature cocktails. —Jessica Petrocchi
Hockey at Lola's
Portland indie-electro outfit Hockey must really have had a good time opening for Hush Sound at Trees in May because, just over six weeks later, they're hitting the Metroplex again. This time, Hockey headlines its own show at Lola's. Saint Motel opens. — SY
Nico Vega at the Prophet Bar
Los Angeles garage band Nico Vega hits Prophet Bar behind February's Fury Oh Fury EP. The band — not at all surprisingly — gets a lot of comparisons to the White Stripes, stemming largely from its distorted guitars and the lack of a bass player on record. For this tour, however, the act has added bassist Jamilla Weaver to its rhythm section. Weaver should add a bit of backbone to the band's stripped down sound, which, combined with the magnetic and frantic stage presence of frontwoman Aja Volkman, should add up to a pretty unique live experience. — SY
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys at Dan's Silverleaf
Big Sandy and Co., one of the country's most well-respected American roots music acts, is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary as a band. This isn't, of course, to say the rockabilly hall of famers are washed up. Not at all: They'll be releasing their 15th studio album next month. — JP