Terrorize The Night With Valient Thorr.
OK, this is really cool; Five 7-Eleven stores in New York City have just installed kiosks that, should you get locked out of your apartment,can print you an exact copy of your key — after checking your thumbprint to verify your identity, of course.
The future is here, y'all. And some of it is totally rad.
Supposedly, these machines might be coming to non-New York 7-Elevens in the future, too. It stands to reason that, as the birthplace of the chain, Dallas would be one of the next in line to get a kiosk of its own.
Of course, whether things actually play out like this remains to be seen. For the time being, it's probably in your best interest to keep o keeping a spare hidden key in the flower bed. Or else, if you lose your keys amidst tonight's late-night revelry, you may end up waking up the ol' landlord with the dreaded 3 a.m. let-me-in call.
Matt Pond and Doug Burr at Barefoot at The Belmont
Pennsylvania-by-way-of-Brooklyn singer-songwriter Matt Pond headlines this month's edition of Barefoot at the Belmont. Like almost every show at the gorgeous, intimate venue, this one's sold-out. Don't worry if you missed out on tickets, you can always check out Pond's set tomorrow at Fort Worth''s Live Oak instead. — Stephen Young
Valient Thorr at Three Links
Stoner hard-rock specialists Valient Thorr bring the doom, gloom and weirdo space imagery to Deep Ellum tonight. The North Carolina band just released their seventh full-length, Our Own Masters, so expect to hear plenty of new material at this one. — SY
Somebody's Darling at Sundown
Ubiquitous local roots/alt-country act Somebody's Darling plays this month's Chevy Music Showcase over at the Granada's restaurant half. Somebody's Darling's shows are always a good time, but this one's free and the band will be premiering their new music video for their Jank City Shakedown track “Wedding Clothes.” — SY
The Buddy League and Bravo, Max! at the Allen Public Library
Brothers Michael and TJ Maher present their film, The Buddy League, a documentary about a youth baseball league for kids with physical and mental disabilities at the Allen Public Library. The film also includes the music of several local bands in its score, among them Bravo, Max!, who'll also perform after the screening. — SY
L.A. Guns at Trees
The band- – or at least the band that currently holds the rights to its name — that merged with Hollywood Roses to form Guns 'N Roses brings its still-'80s-sounding hard rock to Trees tonight. It's difficult to follow the labyrinthine twists and turns the band's membership has taken over the years, but, far as we can tell, this is the version of the band fronted by lead singer Phil Lewis, and not the incarnation which featured guitarist Tracii Guns. — SY
David Alan Grier at the Addison Improv
He may be best known for his time on In Living Color, but David Alan Grier has appeared in countless other television shows, movies and Broadway plays in his career. Hell, he's even written a book. Now, for the next four nights, DAG will be performing at the Addison Improv. His list of impressions ranges from Kobe Bryant to Maya Angelou, so who knows what he'll pull out this weekend. — Jessica Petrocchi
Missile and The Roomsounds at The Dram
Upscale Henderson Avenue cocktail spot The Dram hosts local rockers Missile and The Roomsounds for its twice-monthly summer live music series. These bands certainly don't create music that can in any way be classified as “atmospheric” or “experimental,” though. So, unlike their fellow locals in Vulgar Fashion, who saw their set at the bar cut short last month after only five minutes of performance, these bands at least stand a decent chance of lasting the duration of their scheduled performances. — SY