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Recently a man in Sweden obnoxiously changed his name to be 63 words in length.
Reportedly he wanted to stand out from the crowd while also making sure he received all his mail. (*Takes a deep breath*) Kim-Jong Sexy Glorious Beast Divine Dick Father Lovely Iron Man Even Unique Poh Un Winn Charlie Ghora Khaos Mehan Hansa Kimmy Humbero Uno Master Over Dance Shake Bouti Bepop Rocksteady Shredder Kung Ulf Road House Gilgamesh Flap Guy Theo Arse Hole Im Yoda Funky Boy Slam Duck Chuck Jorma Jukka Pekka Ryan Super Air Ooy Rusell Salvador Alfons Molgan Akta Papa Long Nameh Ek — or, Papah Long Nameh for short — now holds the record for Sweden’s longest name. In related news, the new over-sized driver's license specially made to accommodate his new moniker no longer fits into his car.
On the other hand, when you're as badass as, say, Beyonce, one name is all you need. — Chase Whale
Beyonce and Jay Z at AT&T Stadium
OK, really? Really!? Do I really need to say anything about this? IT'S BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z ON THE SAME BILL. THIS SHOW WILL BLOW YOUR MIND. I mean, if you're willing to drop nearly $600 dollars to literally bask in Queen Bey's radiance then yeah, your mind will be blown. “Cheap” seats (at the writing of this post) are just shy of $100, but you know it just won't be the same. Oh well: Long live the Queen. — Chris Escarfullery
Central Track Presents: I Origins Advance Screening at The Magnolia
We've teamed up with Fox Searchlight to give of our readers passes to an advance screening of I Origins. Get them here by signing up — that simple. See you at the movies! — CW
Sweet Smell of Success at The Magnolia
Sweet Smell of Success stars Burt Lancaster (Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)) as a smug writer who abuses his power to ruin his sister's romance. Tony Curtis (Some Like It Hot) hurt his fans feelings by taking a dark turn as the film's antagonist, but they later got over it . — CW
Listener at The Prophet Bar
So what does one do when they want to spit rhymes over rock-based instrumentals without getting lumped into the nearly always maligned rap-rock genre, or have their names uttered in the same breaths as folks like Fred Durst? Simple: just call your band a “spoken word project.” It's worked well enough for Listener, an outfit no more befitting the rap-rock tag than fellow talk-singing outfit The Hold Steady. The recently formed '68 (read: the new side project from The Chariot frontman Josh Scogin) and Homeless Gospel Choir play main support, and Biographies and Fievel open. — Cory Graves
The Royal Savages, Sour Notes at So & So’s
Join Fort Worth’s The Royal Savages in its mission to promote peace, love, and spirituality in a non-religious way through awesome live — and better yet, free — music. Austin Kraut-rockers, Sour Notes open. — Chrissi Chetwood
Castle at Lola's
Back in May — on the same day the band released its third album, even — San Francisco metalheads, Castle, did its thing at Deep Ellum venue Three Links. That album, which is currently streaming in-full here is full of the kind of heart-wrenching madness its fans have grown to expect. Tonight they'll repeat the feat on the other end of DFW. — Ashley Gongora
Pujol at City Tavern
Don't look now, but the former ground zero for the rhinestone cowboy just might be the biggest hotbed of punk-infused garage rock in the country at the moment. Two examples that immediately come to mind are Jeff the Brotherhood, which headlines Wednesday night's Red Bull Sound Select show at Dada, and Pujol, which headlines tonight's offering at City Tavern. Dallas ice cream punks Street Arabs and Fort Worth Lo-Lifes War Party open. — Cory Graves
Quincy Mumford & the Reason Why at The Prophet Bar
Though he's just 21-years-old Quincy Mumford already sounds like an old soul. Still, it's pretty incredible the New Jersey native is already about to release his fifth album, Its Only Change. He'll be bringing some of the new jams tonight in Deep Ellum. Howler Jr, Billie Gang and Creatures of Impulse open. — Chase Whale
Amanda Shires at Magnolia Motor Lounge
If you asked me what I imagined musicians from Lubbock sounded like, I'd point straight in the direction of Amanda Shires (or perhaps I'd gesture, as pointing is rude). She's an interesting, upbeat Americana artist who'll soon appear alongside her husband Jason Isbell on an interesting looking Bruce Springsteen tribute comp. — Chelsea Upton
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