Break Out with Bottle Rocket.
Just two days ago, the idea of Back to the Future-style hoverboards actually existing still seemed like a very real possibility. Or, rather, despite all signs pointing otherwise, we all wanted to believe in the idea of hoverboards actually existing.
Alas, as we feared, the whole thing was a hoax perpetuated by the Funny or Die folks.
Well, at least we know a few things still to be true. Like? The following list of events will actually take place tonight.
Lily Kershaw at Cambridge Room
Coming off her stint opening for Mason Jennings' recent solo acoustic tour — which included a stop at Granada Theater in January — Lily Kershaw will headline tonight's return trip to town. The LA-born actress — she's appeared in an episode of Criminal Minds, among other things — and folksy musician is highly recommended, especially if you're of the mindset that considers Sarah Jaffe's debut record her best stuff. — Cory Graves
Cocktails and Cleats at Fashion Industry Gallery
Booze it up with fellow FC Dallas diehards while rubbing elbows with the team's players at this 2014 season kickoff event, where they'll also be unveiling this year's new home jerseys. If there were beer at our high school pep rallies, maybe we actually would have showed up for one. — CG
Ice Balloons at Dada
Brooklyn synth-based noise rock act Ice Balloons counts members of TV on the Radio, Fuckemos, Wild Yaks and Midnight Masses among its ranks. Unlike those bands, though, Ice Balloons tends to create the kind of trippy, washed out racket that puts them on par with the more raucous colony. At the same time, though, their particular brand of din remains pretty accessible, even to those who don't normally care for the oft-challenging genre. — CG
Kevin Seconds, Ian MacDougall and J. Charles Acoustic Duo at Three Links
It sure doesn't seem like it's been a year since we found out that a trio of scene vets would be re-opening the suddenly shuttered La Grange space — and with a bonus Fuzzy's thrown in, to boot. Alas, Three Links' planned three-day celebration this weekend would indicate otherwise. Night One of the festivities will feature a solo acoustic set from Kevin Seconds of noted '80s hardcore outfit 7 Seconds, Ian MacDougall of Riverboat Gamblers, and J. Charles, who'll be performing tonight as a duo. — CG
George Thorogood and the Destroyers at House of Blues
The gravel-voiced king of the white-boy blues will perform his major hits tonight, like “Bad to the Bone” and a handful of others that could have just as easily been filler on the Problem Child soundtrack. — CG
North Texas All Stars perform The Talking Heads' Remain In Light at Dan's Silverleaf
Los Angeles producer/musician Scrote reconvenes his North Texas supergroup project for a front-to-back rendition of the classic Talking Heads album, Remain in Light. The band includes local stalwarts Kenny Withrow, Dave Monsey, Adam Pickrell and Ryan Thomas Becker, among others. Worth noting: Combined with last night's Raised Right Men set and Hares on the Mountain's regular Sunday happy hour gig, this show also makes the third time that at least one member of RTB2 will have performed at the venue this week. — although that's probably not even close to a record for those two. — CG
Bottle Rocket at Alamo Drafthouse
The theater's Wes Anderson Week winds down tonight with a screening of the director's 1996 debut — and the only one of his films that doesn't feature Bill Murray. — CG
The Fibs, Nathan Brown and Bummer Vacation at The Where House
As solid as this bill is from top to bottom, it's the opening act here that's got us most intrigued. Bummer Vacation is the new project that bassist Paul Hernandez assembled after parting ways with Sealion last fall. And with members of War Party and Skeleton Coast in his fold, Hernandez' new outfit is all sorts of dreamy, with just a small taste of the throwback garage rock one might normally get in gormandizing proportions from this particular bunch of Lo-Lifers. It was no surprise, then, to find out these guys are currently recording their debut with Jordan “Son of Stan” Richardson. Following the bands, DJ Ronnie Heart will do his thing for the rest of the night. — CG
Wine Walk at the Bishop Arts District
Get your classy wine-drunk on as you listen to live music and stroll around the Bishop Arts Fistrict. A glass costs ten bucks, and you can enjoy wine tastings around the area in any of the participating shops, most of which will also be staying open later than normal and offering up specials. — Jessica Petrocchi
A Peek Inside the World of Flint at Good Records
All month long, artist William Flint will have a bunch of his self-proclaimed lowbrow paintings at Good Records. From 7 to 10 p.m. tonight, Flint will be on-hand for a meet-and-greet type thing, too. — CG
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.