The Weeks Go By.
Over the weekend, law enforcement in Houston took a major bite out of crime when they strapped the cuffs on a former, legendary figure from the crime-fighting world.
Unfortunately — given the fact that McGruff the Crime-Fighting Dog was in possession of half-a-ton of weed, a grenade launcher, and a huge arsenal of deadly weapons — he really didn't leave his former compatriots much choice.
Anyway, all we're saying is it's probably a good idea to be on your best behavior tonight.
If the cops will lock up one of their own, we can't imagine anybody's safe.
The Weeks at Dada
If Kings of Leon stripped away the tendency to channel the U2 sound they picked up somewhere around their fourth LP, they'd probably sound an awful lot like fellow Nashvillians The Weeks. Almost unsettlingly so, really. It's not that this is a bad thing, per se — those long forgotten early KoL discs were actually pretty decent — but we can't imagine frontman Cyle Barnes putting up too much of a defense if one were to accuse him of intentionally mimicking Caleb Followill's affected southern drawl. Ranch Ghost and Goodnight Ned open. — Cory Graves
Chippendales at House of Blues
Between this show, last night's Magic Mike male revue at Hailey's, this weekend's multi-day Dallas Burlesque Festival and an upcoming Pretty Things Peep Show gig at the Kessler, it seems as though D-town is all horned up this week. In any case, tonight's performance, in particular makes for a decent excuse to link to this video. — CG
Major League at Sons of Hermann Hall
Just prior to kicking off this tour, the New Jersey-based pop-punk outfit Major League parted ways with frontman Nick Trask, leaving lead vocal duties to guitarist Brian Joyce for the foreseeable future. A release Trask and the rest of the band put out last month, though, seems to indicate that not only was the split amicable, but that Trask never really contributed much to the songwriting process anyhow. Anyway, the band is already deep into the writing process for its next full-length, so tonight should provide a glimpse of Major League 2.0 for the gauged-ear crowd. Have Mercy, Seaway, Better Off, The Happy Alright and True Story all open. — CG
Ghost: The Musical at Bass Performance Hall
After running in Dallas the last couple weeks, the Broadway adaptation of the 1990 Patrick Swayze film of the same name kicks of its Fort Worth run tonight. That said, how about a few quick Ghost: The Musical fun facts? OK! For one, the musical's songs were co-written by Dave “the other guy from Eurythmics” Stewart and Glen Ballard, who is also responsible for much of Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill. Also? In a year's worth of performances, they go through over 1,000 pounds of clay and 13,000 batteries. Crazy. — CG
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