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Once upon a time, there was a reality television series called Married at First Sight, in which strangers agreed to get married and then let cameras follow them around to catch the aftermath.

Needless to say, it did not go well and one of the show's “stars” recently went so far as to file a restraining order against her not-all-that-better half.

If there's a lesson to be learned here — and, lets be real, there are several here — it's to not to marry somebody you've never met. That is something you definitely shouldn't do tonight.

On the other hand, here are a few things you definitely should do. — Cory Graves

Lil Dicky at Trees
Comedian-turned-rapper Lil Dicky sort of landed on the radar by surprise. This Pennsylvania native decided to start rapping as a lark to get attention for his comedy. Now he's hooked. Anything for a laugh, we suppose. — Diamond Victoria

Barefoot at the Belmont (Sold Out)
Though always these Barefoot at the Belmont deals almost always sell out, we hear this Leon Bridges-headlined edition sold out in a matter of seconds. The Fort Worth soul hero will be joined by his fellow Fort Worthian, the poppy Gollay, at this one. It'll prove rather memorable if you're lucky enough to score some secondhand tickets, or should you win a pair through KXT. — Evan Henry

Ben Folds at House of Blues
Unlike his last several stops through town, Ben Folds isn't going to be backed by one of North Texas' local symphony orchestras or a reunited Ben Folds Five at this one. Nope just solo. Come September, he'll release his latest LP, So There, which features eight new chamber-pop tracks backed by New York-based sextet yMusic. They're also backing him on this current tour. — CG

Neon Trees at Granada Theater
Supposedly, Neon Trees named itself after the sign at In-N-Out Burger. Silly as that sounds, it's better than the band's second choice, Bic Mac & The Baconators. Maybe the group's biggest hit, “Animal,” was named after its favorite style of In-N-Out burger, too? Dunno. — CG

Lo-Fi Eyed at Double Wide
It isn't often that artists continue along the beaten path without demanding any sort of success, other than that of their own personal fulfillment. This is the case with Los Angeles-based shoe-gazer Lo-Fi Eyed, whose layered lo-fi recordings continue to bring joy to himself and his few loving listeners. The sexy, sexy Wonderboom opens. — EH

Ceremony at Sons of Hermann Hall
Simply put: Ceremony is a punk a band. Intelligent and considered to be razor-sharp, the Rohnert Park , California outfit continues to rip the spectrum wide open following the release of The L-Shaped Man last month on Matador Records. Tony Molina also performs at this one. — EH

Salim Nourallah, Wesley Geiger, Gaston Light at AllGood Cafe
From 8 to 10 p.m., AllGood Cafe hosts one of its”pay-what-u-can” evenings featuring some relaxing pop music from locals Salim Nourallah, Wesley Geiger and Gaston Light. It pairs well with chicken-fried steak. — EH

Precious Little at Bath House Cultural Center
For Pride Month, the theater has historically used its June production to showcase a lesbian playwright or a play that features prominent LGBT characters. This year it's putting on Madeleine George's one-act about a single woman in her 40s deciding to have a kid on her own, and finding out through prenatal testing that it may never have the ability to speak. Tonight marks the final weekend of the play's run. — CG

Deep Ellum Wine Walk
Code for “get classy drunk and shop local,” the premise for this thing is quite simple: Purchase an official wine walk glass at 2646 Main St. for $5 and then fill 'er up for free at participating locations, such as The Akola Project, B4, Dallas Pin-Up, Dallas School of Burlesque, Deep Ellum Trading Company, Elluments, Epocha, Get Reel Goods, Kettle Art, Life of Riley, Lula B's, The Mozzarella Company, The Rag Parlor and The Upper Paw. — CG

Fresh 45s at Crown and Harp
For quite some time now, Crown and Harp's regular third-Thursday, all-vinyl DJ affairs presented by Salt-N-Pepa's Spinderella and Too Fresh Productions' Joel Salazar have been widely considered one of Dallas' new must-attend affairs. Resident DJs Jay Clipp and JT Donaldson will also be there, as will special guest, DJ Priest TD and, starting tonight, the crew's latest addition, DJ 5 D. So expect a time, folks. Oh, and get there early, too. Why? Well, because this one is this sure to become a crowded affair. — Pete Freedman

Crate Dating at Off the Record
Find your next bf/gf at this unique singles event, which combines crate digging with some good ol' fashioned music snobbery while you discuss your selections with your potential fling. It beats swiping away on Tinder, for one, not to mention should provide more suitable matches, seeing as how you'll already have two things in common — your love of vinyl and hanging out in bars on weeknights. — CG

KYLE. at Three Links (Sold Out)
By means of recent collaborations with Chance The Rapper and G-Eazy, Ventura, California up-and-comer KYLE. is making his way up the world. This summer KYLE. (all caps with a period) continues his “King Wavy” tour with this Dallas show. — EH

Aaron Lewis at Rockin' Rodeo
If it's been awhile since you've heard from the Staind frontman, it's probably because in recent years he's gone back to his “roots.” Now he's a little bit country and a little bit less butt rock (and roll). It explains, anyway, why he can get away playing a strip mall honky-tonk these days. — CG

King Sunny Ade & His African Beats at Strauss Square
Sunny Ade started making music in the late '60s and has since become the “king of juju music.” Now Ade & his African Beats are cooking up some authentic Nigerian tunes tonight at Strauss Square. — DV

Seth Walker at Vagabond
Seth Walker's music is not unlike what you would expect to hear from a man on a train car, singing while drinking from a bottle in a paper bag. Got the visual in your head? It's a tip-of-the-hat to Johnny Cash and Woody Guthrie. Opening is Dan Dyer, who sort of sounds like John Mayer if he had been born with a soul. — DV

Blessin' (Tour Kickoff) at The Lion's Den
Denton lo-fi indie rock act Blessin', released its Go EP this week which, along with Drippig Wet's new EP, makes up the two sides of a new split cassette released just yesterday via Dallas Distortion Music. You can order that here for $7. You can probably pick one up at this tour kickoff show, too, and help put a little scratch in their pockets for the road. — CG

Shinyribs at Kessler Theater
According to Kevin Russell, there was a point somewhere around the mid-'90s when the focus of his band The Gourds began a steady shift away from creativity and towards how they could best feed their families. Fortunately for Russell, though, this has just helped him experience a renewed burst of musical freedom through his new Shinyribs project in recent years. Brewery band Shotgun Friday opens. — CG

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