Pump Some Iron.
We've all been there, deep into a house party when somebody brilliantly suggests ordering pizza.
It's always a good move.
But how many pizzas do you order? Polling everyone can help some, but who really knows for sure?
Well, next time you find yourself in this dilemma, why not try out this handy new widget from Gawker? Enter the number of pizza eaters present, and it'll spit out the number of pies you should probably order. Simple as that.
In the more immediate future, though, what should you do tonight? Fortunately, we've simplified that process a bit for you, too.
Just consult the following list. Simple as that. — Cory Graves
All Time Low at South Side Ballroom
Since 2006, All Time Low has been the alternative punk-pop soundtrack to scene kids, relationships, heartbreaks, and crazy Hot Topic tweens. Earlier this month, All Time Low released its new album Future Hearts, after two years of no new music. Haven't heard it yet? Don't worry: if you loved their old stuff, it sounds pretty much just like that. — Lauren Rushing
The Body, Full of Hell at Three Links
While the guttural lyrics that come spewing through the gravel-throated filter of Full of Hell's frontman aren't always 100 percent intelligible, you don't really need to understand them to really get a sense of what the band's mix of feedback, droning noise and crushing hardcore is all about. Lyrics about families getting cooked alive and piles of dead horses — just to name a few bleak subjects the band will touch upon tonight — do take things up a notch, though. Dead to a Dying World and Kallohonka open. — CG
Dog Fashion Disco at Trees
Combining many genres of music ('70s psychedelia, jazz, heavy metal, circus music and vocals, among others) Dog Fashion Disco is an avant-garde metal band. On top of that, the band mixes in bizarre, and often controversial, sex and drugs-filled lyricism. It's insane, to say the least — although admittedly not as much so as an actual dog fashion disco, we suppose. — LR
Iron and Wine at Granada Theater (Sold Out)
Sam Beam has been creating music as Iron & Wine for more than a decade now, putting out five studio albums, several EPs and singles, and a few download-only releases in that time. Beam's calming brand of soul-infused folk is, apparently, still quite the draw, too, as evidenced by the fact that this one's been long sold out. — LR
Falling in Reverse at House of Blues
Less than a year after being released from prison, Escape the Fate frontman Ronnie Radke released the debut album with his new post-hardcore outfit Falling in Reverse (formerly From Behind These Walls). The band followed that up with 2013's Fashionably Late and February's Just Like You, incorporating bits of country, rap, auto-tuned pop, dubstep and chiptune into its repertoire. Needless to say, the reception hasn't always been quite as warm for Radkey and Co. this time around. — CG
Smoke Camp at Lockhart Smokehouse
Priced at $100 per person, Lockhart Smokehouse's Smoke Camp may just be the cheapest class you've ever taken. Unless, of course, you take into account that it only lasts a day. But hey, smoking meat is an art, and if you're going to do it, you should do it right. That said, what better way to learn than from the experts over at Lockhart? — Carly Seitz
The Donkeys at Dada
The Donkeys perform at Dada tonight. But only because they want to. And we're glad they are, because the band's California-centric brand of throwback Americana (think: The Eagles, CSNY, America etc.) is a super pleasant listen. The Demigs and Bravo, Max! open. — Chrissi Chetwood
Ryan Cabrera at Cambridge Room
Lest you thought you'd heard the last from Dallas' Ryan Cabrera, the one-time Platinum-selling acousti-popper released a new EP last month, Wake Up Beautiful. Tonight, however, the “On the Way Down” singer finds himself in House of Blues' small room. — CG
Mad Max at Texas Theatre The Craft at Alamo Drafthouse Mystical Arts of Tibet at Crow Collection of Asian Art To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.
Before the new, Tom Hardy-led
Alamo's week-long promise of screening classic horror flicks ahead of Texas Frightmare weekend rolls on with 1996's The Craft. Maybe it's not the scariest thing they could have chosen, but it does set the table nicely for star Neve Campbell's appearance at the theater later in the week. — CG
All week long, Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery will be in residence, constructing a mandala one grain of sand at a time. Then this weekend, as is customary, the whole thing will be symbolically destroyed. Hard as may be to grasp, it's a beautiful way to capture the ephemeral nature of our own mortality. — CG
The Craft at Alamo Drafthouse
Mystical Arts of Tibet at Crow Collection of Asian Art
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.