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Attention hipsters: Don't do another thing until you've read Fox News contributor Greg Gutfeld's new book, Not Cool: The Hipster Elite And Their War on You.
Our prediction? It will be regarded in the coming weeks as the most accurate guidebook to accurately determining what things are definitively uncool.
Consider this your warning. And, before you have a chance to fully devour the thing, just know that you should definitely avoid things like riding artisanal tricycles to the bar tonight.
Ellie Goulding at South Side Ballroom
Her own highly adored solo album aside, Goulding has become something of a go-to collaborator for some of the electronic scene's biggest names. Not only has she collaborated with the likes of Skrillex, Active Child and Zedd in recent years, but she also helped Calvin Harris' “I Need Your Love” to become the biggest hit in either of their careers. At this one, she'll be performing cuts from 2013's highly adored Halcyon Days, which stands on its own, even without a celebrity button-pusher behind her. — Cory Graves
Miniature Tigers at Dada
Once lauded by Rolling Stone as one of the “25 Best Bands on Myspace,” this jangly, Brooklyn-based indie/synth-pop hybrid has yet to graduate beyond rooms the size of Dada even eight years later. Really, we're not quite sure why. As recently as a couple years ago, this group was still being lauded as one of the “bands to watch” at SXSW — although, to be fair, we should all probably stop putting quite so much stock in statements like that. It should be a pretty fun show, nevertheless. Total Slacker, Flashlights and Ronnie Heart open. — CG
Goldfish at The Globe
The Globe is the new, upscale event space that opened at its location on Riverfront Boulevard just south of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge last month. In a short time, they've already built a pretty solid reputation for bringing in globally recognized DJs like tonight's act, South Africa electronic duo Goldfish. Unlike EDM standouts like Steve Aoki, Daft Punk, Skrillex, et al — all of whom Goldfish have openly lampooned for being button-pushers in the past — this duo incorporates some live instrumentation into its sets. — CG
Metalachi at Trees
Metalachi is not your typical mariachi band. Metalachi, as its name implies, is a mariachi band that covers metal songs — the first of such group of its kind, or so the band's press materials insinuate. They do more than just that, of course. Over the course of one of their numerous previous stops through town in the past year, the band sprinkled in its takes on such traditional mariachi standards as “Volver Volver,” “Mariachi Loco” and “La Bamba” among its expected covers of Guns N' Roses' “Sweet Child O' Mine” and Bon Jovi's “Livin' on a Prayer.” It was an infectious offering, for sure. During Metalachi's cover of Rage Against the Machine's “Killing In The Name,” even the most skeptical members of the audience were throwing their fists in the air. — Erika Lambreton
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