Chill Out.

Recently, a couple in St. Louis got married after dating for three years. What makes their story especially cute, however, is the fact that their story began when one of them accidentally texted a wrong number, and the other playfully responded. A few days later they decided to meet in person, and the rest is history.

But stuff like that doesn't just happen to everybody. Most people have to meticulously plan things out, rather than having fate decide to nudge them in the right direction. That's cool, too. For the rest of you, there are things like the list below, which help in that regard. Study it well. You never know who you might connect with. — Cory Graves

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Neon Indian at The Bomb Factory
It's been four years since the release of Era Extraña, Alan Palomo's sophomore album as Neon Indian. And, mostly, the Denton ex-pat wants to talk about that gap in time when I ring him up for an interview to preview his upcoming VEGA INTL. Night School LP (due out October 16) and also his band's October 1 headlining gig at the Bomb Factory as part of the ongoing Red Bull Sound Select series with Roger Sellers and The Outfit, TX. (Full disclosure: Central Track is curating that party. RSVP for $3 tickets here!) To read the rest of our interview head here. — Pete Freedman

Twenty One Pilots at South Side Ballroom
Since headlining back-to-back nights at House of Blues last fall, alternative hip-hop and indie-rock merging duo Twenty One Pilots has become one of the bigger bands on the planet. It stops tonight in Dallas on the way to play Austin City Limits the next two weekends. Fellow ACL-destined act Echosmith and Finish Ticket open. Thank god for spillover. — CG

Shannon & the Clams at Three Links
Following the success of 2013's Dreams In The Rat House , Oakland garage trio Shannon and the Clams hit Dallas a number of times, though never as headliners. That changes tonight when the trio heads Three Links in support of its brand new Gone By The Dawn LP, the band's latest for the Sub Pop subsidiary Hardly Art. Slip into wacky dreamland as San Francisco's Cool Ghouls get things moving early. Fungi Girls opens. — Evan Henry

Wild Child at Josey Records (Free)
What first comes to mind when you think of the ukulele? That played out cover of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” that's been in every credit card commercial known to man? That tiny little thing the wiggling hula girl on your car's dashboard is holding? Do you envision reenacting a miniature version of that scene from Animal House where Blutarsky smashes that beatnik's guitar? Even those who answered “all of the above” may still find the adorable boy/girl vocals and chemistry between Austin indie-folk outfit Wild Child pretty endearing — even if they do prominently feature the uke. — CG

Anabelle Chairlegs at Double Wide
When we say that Austin's Annabelle Chairlegs is a poor man's Black Angels, we mean it not disparagingly. It's not that the more simplified psych rockers necessarily sound like carbon copies of their more successful townsmen, it's just that for the actual poor among us, this $5 show is a nice alternative. Opening sets from Dead Mockingbirds, Atom & EV sweeten the pot. — CG

#texasnoise at Pariah Arts
If dissonant sets from Oakland's Zachary James Watkins and Aram Shelton, Denton's Sarah Ruth and Dallas' Victoria Spolia dont' make you scream “Turn down that racket!” at least once, then something's gone terribly wrong. — CG

Valise, Nite, Bashe at Rubber Gloves
Before heading out to CMJ later this month, Dallas indie quartet headlines this pretty cool all-local bill. Opening are Denton dream pop duo NITE, experimental dance rock outfit Bashe and Dallas' Little Image. — CG

Never Been Kissed at Granada Theater
Never Been Kissed will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first advance screening I ever went to, and the title is an accurate story about my high school life. Just kidding. OK, not really. — Chase Whale

BYOB Art History at Kettle Art (Free)
A great local poet once asked, “What's so fine about art?” Enough other folks have been asking that of late that Justin Clumpner's BYOB Art History series is coming back by popular demand. The professional educator has condensed the entirety of art history — “from the ancient caves through the present” — into an hour-long presentation he'll speed read at this one. Screenings of some educational art films will follow. And don't forget to B your own B, that part's important. — CG

Fiston Mwanza Mujila (Book Release) at The Wild Detectives
Congolese poet Fiston Mwanza Mujila celebrates the release of the english translation of his first work of fiction, Tram 83, tonight at Oak Cliff literary hub The Wild Detectives. The poet and his translator will be reading some French poetry and live jazz will follow. — CG

Brew-Haha Comedy Series at Panther Island Brewing
Laugh until IPf'nA comes out of your nose at this Fort Worth stop for the weekly-rotating local brewery stand-up comedy pairing. — CG

Nappy Roots at The Rail Club
Good on Fort Worth for stepping out of its comfort zone lately. Like, how the other day, stuffy old white man lounge The Live Oak hosted a concert from Chamillionaire. Here's another example, too, as Cow Town metal haven The Rail Club hosts Kentucky's Southern-fried rappers Nappy Roots this evening. Joining the “Po' Folks” quartet will be CyHi the Prynce, 40 Akerz and special guests Star Music, Sha Tillman, Fool Tyme Ramblers, Kye Yote. — CG

Blackfoot Gypsies at Dan's Silverleaf
Over the weekend, we caught up with Somebody's Darling drummer Nate Wedan, and got to talking about the band's new digs in Nashville. When asked about his favorite bands from his new hometown, Blackfoot Gypsies was his No. 1 pick. It's easy to see why. The band plays a similar brand of dirty Southern bar rock with glimpses of classic rock and Americana subtlely mixed in from time to time. Chubby Knuckle Choir opens. — CG

Nadis Warriors at Trees
According to the band, “Their eclectic mix of musical layers incorporates Tibetan singing bowls, tablas, live guitar and keys to create an electronic excursion through healing and dance. Focused on moving crowds and melding the collective consciousness, each Nadis Warriors performance is an odyssey built around connectivity, instead of pandering production bent on superficial crowd puppetry.” Sounds like a show best enjoyed stone-cold sober if you ask us. — Stephen Young

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