Join Goodnight Ned's Unsound Circus.
We're continually amazed with the places our tax dollars eventually wind up being spent.
The latest example is this Las Vegas court that subpoenaed Kid Rock for a glass dildo that was given to him by a former Insane Clown Posse associate.
As for the rest of our dollars, we know exactly where those go. Here's a list of potential places we'll be spending those dollars tonight. — Cory Graves
Kitty at Dada
For awhile there, the rapper formerly known as Kitty Pryde's “Okay Cupid” video was fairly inescapable in Internet circles. At the time, the net's obsession with the then-19-year-old rapper was a bit unusual. What's not unusual, though, was Pryde's adoption of an X-Men character's name for her rap moniker. In this case, the would-be aspiring rapper from Daytona Beach, Florida, born Kitty Beckwith chose one that could walk through walls. After dropping the “Pryde” from her rap name Beckwith lost the ability to walk through walls herself, though we hear she does still have the ability to get inner-lip tattoos. Awkwafina, The Weekend Hustler and Jenny Robinson open. — Chelsea Upton
Fitz & the Tantrums at House of Blues
Take a trip back in time with the soul-influenced indie popsters in Fitz & The Tantrums, who pretty much always put on a great show. Their music is as electrifying as their stage presence, too — imagine Hairpsray, but with more rock and much more roll. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes for this one. — Zoe Mattioli
Toadies, Ume at Rockin' Rodeo (Sold Out)
Back in May the Toadies celebrated the 20th year of its seminal Rubberneck album by performing the thing front-to-back at this year's Homegrown festival. Hell, they'll probably do it again at this fall's Fort Worth-set Dia de los Toadies festival. Tonight, however, marks the first time the band will ever perform the feat in Denton. Austin rockers Ume open. — CG
Goodnight Ned's Unsound Circus at Trees
Since releasing its so-called “fringe folk” debut back in 2012, Dallas' Goodnight Ned has honed its chops with a hefty load of live gigs and refined its sound to include nods to The Band, The Rolling Stones and the fellow harmony-rich retro-rockers Dr. Dog. It's a formula that seems to be working, taking the band from relative obscurity to playing the city's biggest festivals in less than two years. Throw in the fact that three of the band's members each contributed new material to its new album — an album that's release is being celebrated tonight — and you've got a formula that helps keep things varied enough to avoid the trappings of a boring, folk-heavy long player. To celebrate the release Goodnight Ned is holding a circus-themed blowout that will feature burlesque dancers, painted ladies, stilt walkers, jugglers, caricature artists, a fortune teller, the Photo-Wagon, food trucks and midway fare like balloon darts, ring toss, funnel cakes, caramel apples and fried Oreos. Oh, and performances from Sam Lao and The Rich Girls, too. — CG
Barefoot at the Belmont (Sold Out)
Like every edition of KXT's Barefoot at the Belmont series this season, tonight's offering — which features Denton's Chambers and Nashville's Wild Cub — has been long sold out. Hope this isn't the first you're hearing of it. — CG
Peter Matthew Bauer at The Loft (FREE with RSVP)
Since The Walkmen's
breakup possibly-eternal-hiatus from earlier this year, bassist Peter Matthew Bauer took matters into his own hands and released Liberation! under his own name, marking his first project as leader, singer and primary songwriter. Teaming up with Haggar Clothing Co., Bauer will be performing a special set down at The Loft this Thursday (24th) that you can attend for free if you RSVP in time. If that dissuades you, don't worry: Liberation! tackles a childhood marked with religion, myth and embracing the unknown for what is it. No amount of slacks can tame vitality like that. — Chris Escarfullery
Decks in the Park at Klyde Warren Park (Free)
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 Ez Eddie D, Zach Witness, Love, Rob Vaughan and Redeye provide the soundtrack to your Thursday night food truck binge. You know you wanna. — CG
Psycho From Texas (35mm Print) at Texas Theatre
Psycho From Texas is one of the gems to spawn out of the 1970s, a time when people stopped giving a shit about huge budgets and shot on their own dime and time. That said, not a lot of these exploitation films flow coherently and are plagued with continuity errors, but who cares? They are a time to watch. — Chase Whale
Christmas in July at Uptown Consignment
Save big money on designer outerwear and furs, snack, and drink the evening away at Uptown Consignment Fine Apparel. — Chrissi Chetwood
A City Under The Influence: Kickoff Party at Fashion Art Network
Our Future Dallas, an art project founded by Darryl Ratcliff with the goal of giving creatives “a voice in public life”, teams up with D Magazine to throw a party that gives back to the art community. Two “Influentials,” Roberto Muguia and Karen Weiner, will be showcasing original ideas for new works for guest to vote on, and whoever receives the most votes gets half of ticket sales as seed grant money to jump start the winning project. There'll also be live music sets from Ronnie Heart and Sudie (who has been pretty active as of late). Tickets are $10 in advance, and there will be complimentary cocktails. — CE
Gary Owens at Addison Improv
Comedian Gary Owens — who you may recognize from Think Like a Man — comes down for a four day weekend performances at the Addison Improv. — Ashley Gongora
Tootsies Top Blogger 2014 at Tootsies Plaza at Preston Center
Join fashion blogger and reality star Courtney Kerr at the finale of Tootsies Top Blogger 2014. The first 100 attendees will receive a fab swag bag. And there'll be plenty of Skimpy Mixer Cocktails, and delicious Sprinkles Cupcakes and Ice Cream. Sounds like the best way to enjoy a Thursday. — AG
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