Get Inked Up For Less.
Notorious Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was found guilty of 11 murders and other assorted gangland crimes yesterday. While that information should technically serve to help us rest a little easier tonight, we've found it's had sort of the opposite effect on us.
Think about it: This was a mob boss that the FBI knew about and had even worked with at various points in the past. So what of the even sneakier organized crime figures the authorities haven't caught wind of yet. If somebody on their radar was able to commit such heinous acts, how much more dangerous is the covert mobster?
While, granted, it's widely believed that there hasn't been any much organized mob activity in Dallas since 1990, who's to say that the Dallas mafia hasn't just gotten much better at covering their tracks in recent years?
It's something you shouldn't dwell on too much as you're making plans for the night.
I mean, you're probably in the clear anyway. Probably.
Heavy Glow, Black Pussy, Mothership, Cosmic Trigger at Lola's Saloon
History is filled with rock 'n' roll urban legends that sound just plausible enough in the grand scheme of rock debauchery to not be written off right away. (We're looking at you, Rod Stewart.) One such tale claims that Mick Jagger initially intended the Rolling Stones' 1971 hit “Brown Sugar” to be called “Black Pussy,” which the label deemed too racy. Whether or not there's any truth to that tale, it's a pretty significant an indicator of how far our society has come — or regressed, depending on who you ask — that a band of '70s-influenced rockers from Portland can adopt the name without really turning too many heads in the process. Los Angeles psych outfit Heavy Glow and a pair of Fort Worth bands perform as part of tonight's bill as well. — Cory Graves
Customer Appreciation Day at Elm Street Tattoo
OK, so maybe “Tuesday the 13th” doesn't have the same ring to it as, say, “Friday the 13th,” and maybe Elm Street Tattoo won't be doing $13 tattoos — that won't happen again until next month — but there's still plenty of reason to hit up the popular tattoo parlor tonight. For their customer appreciation day, Oliver Peck and the shop's other artists will be doing half-priced flash on a first come, first served basis. The promotion runs from noon until 9 p.m. — CG
Elm Street Tattoo Party at Three Links (Free)
One thing that can be said about the Elm Street Tattoo crew is that, as hard as they work, they're known for partying even harder. After a long day of slinging half-price ink, expect the crew to really let loose at this free show, which includes performances by Alexis O'Reily, The Rodeo Brothers, Mat the Cat and
a yet-to-be-revealed special guest Ben Nichols of Lucero. — CG
Tuesday Night Tease at Sue Ellen's
Sure, there are plenty of other weekly drag events that go on in this town, but none of them hold a candle to Tuesday night's at this two-story, predominantly lesbian bar. Enjoy the go-go and line dancing all you want, but it is the burlesque queens and drag kings that truly rule. —CG
The Clinton Years at Sundown at Granada
More often than not, DJ Blake Ward opens up his Tuesday night residency at this Lower Greenville restaurant-cum-venue to friends and guests — and tonight's no exception as Ward shares the stage with area cover band The Clinton Years. As you might expect from the epic name, this four-piece plays just the hits of the '90s. Hello, Gin Blossoms! — Pete Freedman