Shake Your Booty.
Sounds pretty ironic to us — although, granted, our entire working definition of irony comes almost solely from Alanis Morissette.
Still, we think we can safely say — and with absolutely no hint of irony — that today is a pretty stacked Tuesday as far as this evening's activities are concerned.
Index Fest Announce Show at Trees (Free)
For the third incarnation of their Deep Ellum-hosted Index Festival, the folks at Spune Productions and Trees have decided to turn their announcement of who's playing this year's expanded three-day fest into a separate event in and of itself. To that end, the first round of bands playing this year's September 26, 27 and 28 affair will be announced as part of a free concert at Trees on Tuesday, June 17, that'll feature Austin shredders UME, Dallas party monsters Booty Fade and A.Dd+, and Houston's Wrestlers. The catch? You'll have to RSVP here to attend. And, in doing so, you'll opt in to emails from North Texas' most recent entrant to the events listing game, Do214. — Cory Graves
Tamar Braxton at House of Blues
In the early '90s Toni Braxton, along with her younger sisters Trina, Traci, Towanda and Tamar, performed as a girl group called — get this — The Braxtons. While the group's 1990 single, “Good Life,” successfully launched Toni's solo career, Tamar's own solo ventures weren't nearly as successful. Thanks to all five sisters' participation in the reality program Braxton Family Values, though, Tamar's once again able to perform in rooms like the House of Blues. — CG
The Past is a Grotesque Animal at Texas Theatre
Six albums into of Montreal's career, the band made the dramatic shift from technology-shunning, '60s aping to making some of the most interestingly chaotic, electronic-influenced pop music of the aughts. For the seven albums that followed that sea change in philosophy, frontman Kevin Barnes took to writing and recording most of the works himself, partially alienating his friends, family and bandmates in the process, all while discovering alter egos in the depths of his personality. For seven years, filmmaker Jason Miller (American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy) has followed the band while putting together this doc, The Past is a Grotesque Animal, which is undeniably the most revealing examination of Barnes' struggles to reconcile the value he places on art versus how he treats those around him. While those deficiencies may not make Barnes the greatest role model, they are part of what makes him one of the most interesting artists of our time. — CG
Spanish Gold at Cambridge Room
Spanish Gold released its debut LP earlier this year, and that effort, South of Nowhere, bears an unmistakable resemblance to the each member of the trio's home towns. Listen closely and you'll hear a bit of the Black Keys (which hails from frontman Dante Schwebel current residence of Nashville), a hint of Black Angels (which shares its hometown of Austin with guitarist — and former Grupo Fantasma member — Adrian Quesada), and a little of My Morning Jacket (via drummer Patrick Hallahan's hometown of Louisville). That last one's a bit more of a direct connection, though, as Hallahan also happens to drum for My Morning Jacket. — CG
Shaolin at Alamo Drafthouse
Leave your swords and nunchucks at home, but bring the testosterone: Asian Movie Madness has started at the Alamo Drafthouse. This week is Shaolin, starring Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs), Nicholas Tse (New Police Story), Fan Bingbing (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and the incomparable Jackie Chan. — Chase Whale
Yoga at the Eye at the Joule Hotel
In yoga, the third eye is considered the point in the center of one's forehead that's responsible for creativity and used as a focal point during meditation or certain poses. The 30-foot eyeball sculpture at the Joule Hotel, though, is another type of focal point entirely. And when practicing yoga on the lawn just a few feet from the thing, breaking that eye contact is almost impossible. Today's complimentary yoga class, courtesy of Vital Fitness Studio, starts at 5:30 and includes mats, towels and free bottles of water. — CG
Shaun of the Dead Quote-a-Long at Alamo Drafthouse
Have you ever wanted to bash someone's brains out and while a crowd cheers you on? Here's your chance. The Drafthouse is throwing a Shaun of the Dead quote-along, and all ticket holders get a free inflatable cricket bat to swing away alongside Simon Pegg. Boom. — CW
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.