Love To Love Jonathan Wilson.
Pour some out for The Milk Processor Education Program's “Got Milk” slogan, y'all.
It's been a good run, but now it's time to make way for the new — and improved? — “Milk Life” tagline.
“It's a lot like the once popular 'thug life' expression,” says a representative from the organization that we admittedly just made up. According to real materials from the group's ad firm, though, that's not too far off.
The amount of protein in an eight-ounce glass of milk, according to a very real ad man, makes its drinker feel like they've just “unleashed [their] inner rock star.”
You heard the man. Party like a rock star tonight.
We think that means all White Russians, all night.
Jonathan Wilson at Dada
Not to be confused with the former Eisley bassist of the same name, this is the Wilson whose production credits include Father John Misty's debut record and Dawes' sophomore effort. His own sophomore album, released last year, is a pretty respected effort in its own right, featuring collaborations with members of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers; Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Jackson Browne; Father John Misty; and members of both Dawes and Wilco. Even better? Back in 2011 Wilson recorded a few tracks with Erykah Badu, then joined her onstage at her Coachella performance that year. And who knows? Maybe they'll repeat the feat tonight. — Cory Graves
Local H at Three Links
We were just 11-year-old when Local H's biggest hit, “Bound for the Floor,” was released. Even still, we probably weren't the only ones that quickly adopted the word “copacetic” into our still growing lexicons following the song's massive post-grunge popularity. The duo behind the hit never stopped making records — but frontman Scott Lucas has gone through as string of drummers in the years since — and even released a pair of new issues the past two years. — CG
Dark Tranquility at Trees
Swedish melodic death metal pioneers Dark Tranquility headline this excessively heavy heritage bill. Forget, for a second, how ridiculous the phrase “melodic death metal” really is and consider this: In its home country, this band has been nominated for a Swedish Grammy. For one thing, this leads us to believe that the Swedes are a hell of a lot cooler than we are. As good as they are, we just can't imagine bands like Dethklok or Destroy Destroy Destroy's names showing up on a list of Grammy-nominated acts. Anyway, Omnium Gatherum, Exmortus, Color of Aum and Giant of the Mountain open. — CG
Lavish: Design in Dallas at the Dallas Contemporary
This showcase examines the colorful relationship between high fashion and the art world through the works of six Dallas-based artists and designers. There'll be shoes on the ceiling and opportunities to try on some of the designs featured in the show. There'll also be some free chow on hand. What's not to like about that? — Porschia Paxton
Sherlock Jr. at Dallas City Performance Hall
At this performance, North Texas' premier chamber orchestra will provide a live soundtrack to the 1924 silent comedy Sherlock Jr.. That's pretty damn old, but you know what they say about oldies being goodies. The silent classic stars actor/writer/producer/legend Buster Keaton, who is one of the few stars to ever earn two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Performances of Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals and Joseph Schwantners's Distant Runes & Incantations bookend the evening. — PP
DJ Lazerprik at Double Wide
Tonight at the Double Wide, DJ Lazerprik — aka Spencer Baxter of the bar's semi-famed Don & Spencer Booze Explosion bartending duo — will spin a classic mix of new wave, no wave and several other genres that all also end in “wave.” Which brings to mind the following query: If your main gig also takes place late in the evening, is it still considered moonlighting when you DJ on the side? — CG
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