Mug Down with Cate Le Bon.
We get it: You guys were all, like, really cold yesterday.
Granted, it was pretty chilly. But did it really warrant all that bitching — or so many whiny social media updates for that matter?
A better way to look at things: Whereas places like Chicago are literally colder than the South Pole right now, things here in North Texas are relatively tame.
Sure, a 30-degree day isn't exactly what one would call “patio weather,” but it's not exactly like the city is shut down either.
So bundle up and head out. It takes more than a few screencaps of people's smart phone weather apps to close Dallas.
Cate Le Bon at Three Links
It wouldn't be a stretch to say Cate Le Bon's catalog is greatly shaped by loss. Her debut album, 2009's Me Oh My, was originally going to be titled Pet Deaths, drawing her understated delivery from her vast experience with the subject, and 2013's Mug Museum, says Le Bon, was greatly influenced by the death of her grandmother. The results are a cross-section of dreamy and straight-ahead pop songs that, while contemplative, never gets in the way of themselves. Kevin Morby, whose debut album also features contributions from Le Bon opens. So, too, does Bethan and Bryce Gilbertson. — Cory Graves
Tuesday Night Trash: Teaserama at Texas Theatre
Make it a Bettie Page doc double feature tonight at Texas Theatre! Come for the recently released official Page doc that made its Dallas debut at the theater few days ago, and stick around for 1955's Teaserama, which follows tonight only. The film is a zero-budget, no-frills documenting of a burlesque show. For what it's worth, though, Page performs three routines in the show. — CG
Julia Sheer at Sons of Hermann Hall
Sheer is another in the long line of children from the who are '90s proving that YouTubeos a viable avenue for achieving the rock 'n' roll dream. Since launching her own page on the site at age 16, the pop-country star-in-the-making has racked up almost 450,000 subscribers and nearly 73 million plays for her cover videos. More recently, the now-21-year-old has moved to Nashville and begun work on a debut LP of original material. As for tonight, she'll mark a nice change of pace for the venue, which has been hosting a glut of metalcore acts and the like of late. — CG
Comedy Open Mic Night at Dallas Comedy House
Somewhere out there, there is a VHS tape of you being caught off-guard by the prompt to “Say something funny!” Well, you blew it. You froze. But it's OK. We've all been there before. And, thanks to Dallas Comedy House's Tuesday night open mics, you've now got the perfect venue in which to redeem yourself. Or, y'know, just to watch that one guy who totally thinks he's the funniest guy in the office bomb magnificently. — CG
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