Wait For London Grammar.
A nine-year-old brony (remember those?) was recently forbidden by educators at his school from continuing to bring his lunches to school in his Friendship is Magic lunch bag. The teachers even went so far as to call the sack a “bully magnet” in the process.
And we can't help but feel for the kid.
It's a good lesson for all of us, though — and one we need to hear from time to time. Let your freak flag fly and do so proudly; just be prepared to shake some haters off when you do.
London Grammar at Granada Theater
Most people's first taste of this English trip-hop trio came with their cameo on Disclosure's critically-acclaimed Settle last year. After impressive and well-received showings in Austin this past weekend, though, the group now seems poised to finally earn some shine entirely of its own. The Daily Beast even went as far as to call one of London Grammar's SXSW performances “the highlight of the MTV Woodie Awards showcase,” and also namedl them one of the fest's breakout stars. — Cory Graves
Sanjay Gupta at UTA College Park Center
The practicing neurosurgeon — and CNN's chief medical correspondent — will lead a discussion on medicine and the media. Expect the topic of medical marijuana to come up at some point tonight is all we're saying. After changing his mind on how dangerous the marijuana actually is while filming a documentary on the drug last year, Gupta wrote an article for CNN in which he stated that he believed the government and media had been systematically lying to the public for the past 70 years about it. That's to say that he's probably in a better position to speak on the intersection of these two worlds than just about anybody. — CG
The Dollyrots at Three Links
In all likelihood, this L.A.-based pop-punk trio will probably whip out a few Bowling for Soup covers tonight. And we're not just saying that because this show takes place in Dallas because one of the opening bands tonight, People on Vacation, happens to feature BFS frontman Jaret Reddick. Back in 2011, the two bands covered each others' songs for a limited edition split they sold while on tour together. To that end, People on Vacay could very well pull out a Dollyrots cover during its performance, too. — CG
Dallas Comedy Festival at Dallas Comedy House
For the next several nights, the Dallas Comedy House will bring dozens of comedians to town for performances and classes on everything from improv and sketch comedy to stand-up — all in the name of its annual Dallas Comedy Festival. Tonight, they'll kick things off with a pair of shows from headliner Rory Scovel, who recorded a vinyl-only set live at Jack White's Third Man Records last year. — CG
A Great Big World at Cambridge Room
Everything you need to know about this indie duo: Its two biggest claims to fame are a single that was covered by the cast of Glee and, later, a duet with Christina Aguilera. Not that there's anything wrong with either of those particular achievements. They are, however, a pretty good indicator of what you're getting yourself into with this one. — CG
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