Enjoy A Side of Casey Veggies.
What a day yesterday was for the Texas Rangers. On the plus side, the team acquired Cubs pitcher Matt Garza in a trade that really bolsters the rotation heading into the second half of the season.
Just as the pitching looks to be getting a huge lift, though, the already struggling offense seems poised to take a huge hit. With the MLB handing out the first in its Biogenesis-related suspensions to Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun yesterday, the future for Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz — who was also allegedly tied to the performance enhancing drug scandal — is now up in the air.
Whether your plan is to go out tonight to celebrate Garza's arrival, to mourn Nelly's impending departure or just to forget about the sport altogether, there are quite a few places to head.
Casey Veggies at Trees
Making up a postponed Dallas date from earlier this year, Casey Veggies comes to town tonight to unleash his “PNCXX Summer Tour '13” upon the crowds at Trees, all the while supporting of his latest mixtape release, Life Changes. The rapper from Inglewood, California, and early OFWGKTA crew member is perhaps best known these days for branching out and creating a brand of rap all his own. Also? A brand of clothes all his own — one called Peas & Carrots. Not bad for a guy who just turned 20 a few days ago. Freakin' over-achievers, man. — Nicole Arnold
Eureka the Butcher at Rubber Gloves
The Mars Volta's Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez's side project Eureka the Butcher has been called “El Paso's take on the Los Angeles beat scene.” Influenced by the likes of J Dilla and Flying Lotus, the act features analog synths paired with live instruments and percussion. The work often incorporates belly-dancer Sadah Luna, making for a striking visual show. — Stephen Young
BUZZ BEE — Dentin's Ownly Uhdult Spelleen Bee(r)! at Dan's Silverleaf
Academic tests of excellence make up the majority of our nerve-racking, reputation-shattering memories still lingering from grade school. And spelling bees? They were kind of the worst of the whole bunch — less tests of knowledge than multiple-round, public humiliation sessions for the book nerds that were too smart to tap out in the prelims. Not that we're bitter about that or anything. Fortunately, Dan's Silverleaf tonight provides us all with an another opportunity to regain our glory days as top spellers, complete with the help of a little (or a lot) of liquid courage. Just in case all those tips and tricks you learned are lost in the past, comedian Brian Regan has a few pointers for you to brush up on before you head over to this affair. — Zoe Mattioli
Year of the Bear, Three Two Ones, Cleanup and UBOAT at Lola's
Space-rocking local eccentrics Year of the Bear front a sonically diverse quadruple-bill at Lola's featuring California pop/new-wave act the Three Two Ones, Fort Worth math-rockers Cleanup and local acoustic folk duo UBOAT. Seriously, guys: There's very nearly something for everyone at this one, so gather up all your friends — no matter how esoteric their music tastes — and drag them out west for this one. If you like the Three Two Ones, they're headlining at The Crown & Harp tomorrow, if you want to hear a fuller set. — SY