Find Somebody To Shove at Trees.
Today, as you know, if a pretty major day for civil rights in America.
We're usually all about good times here at Central Track, but today we recommend that maybe you educate yourself, at least a little, to what's going on.
Even if you're on the wrong side of the issues going before the U.S. Supreme Court this week — and, believe me, history will show us that there is a wrong side in this gay rights debate — at least educate yourself on what's being argued in court this week. There's nothing worse than arguing with someone who's blind to the actual issues being discussed.
So, yeah, go do that.
Then, once you're done, go do the following things and cut loose a little. At that point, you'll have earned it.
Dallas Comedy Festival at the Dallas Comedy House
Starting tonight and running through Saturday, Deep Ellum's Dallas Comedy House on Commerce Street will play host to the Dallas Comedy Festival, which will feature various stand-up, improv and sketch offerings from such familiar faces as Keegan Michael Key (from Key & Peele) on Friday night and Maribeth Monroe (Alice from Workaholics) on Saturday night. The whole thing kicks off tonight with some 11 stand-up performers from Dallas and beyond performing starting at 7 p.m. That, then, will be followed at 9 p.m. with Chicago comedian Sean Flannery's “The Blackout Diaries,” which promises “an interactive comedy show where comics plus real people tell true drinking stories.” Hey, we're real people, right? Let's all show up together to this one and commiserate. Each show costs something different to attend, so be sure to click the above link for more information before you head down DCH's way.
Oral Fixation Presents “Under The Gun” at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary
Nicole Stewart's monthly storytelling series returns to the MAC tonight with regular folks like you and me telling stores that have to do with this month's “Under The Gun” theme. Sounds a little dangerous. Lucky for us, “Danger” is Central Track's middle name. Keep that in mind, by the way, when looking up our records. You won't find anything unless you search for “Central Danger Track.”
Flyleaf and Drowning Pool at the House of Blues
Temple's Flyleaf had at least one hit single that I didn't completely hate back in '06 that was called “Fully Alive.” As I remember, it was a fairly unoffensive alt-rock track with frontwoman Lacey Sturm's vocals appropriately front and center. Now, brace yourselves, here comes the bad news: Sturm left this Temple-based band back in October. Oh well! Head to the House of Blues tonight to see her replacement, Kristen May, joining the rest of the band on a bill that also features local metal heroes Drowning Pool, who also have at least one halfway decent song to their name. I'll let you guess which song I'm talking about with them, though.
Diamond Age, Single Lash and Lily Taylor at the Crown and Harp
In the mood for dark and brooding electronic jams? This is your choice.
Soul Asylum at Trees
True story: Back in 1992, Soul Asylum's video for “Runaway Train,” which featured pictures of child runaways and the days they disappeared, used to give the eight-year-old me nightmares. I was frightened that my parents would lose me in the mall or something and that I'd end up family-less in some less-than-glorious Lost Boys scenario. On the other hand, “Somebody to Shove” always made me laugh. So, y'know, it's a trade-off.
Person to Person at Beauty Bar
Denton-bred electronic wizard Gavin Guthrie takes to Beauty Bar with a whole bunch of techno and electronic tracks for your dancing pleasure.
Wondercrust Presents: The Fantastic Four at the Grotto
This isn't the one with Jessica Alba. It's the one you never saw from the early '90s. See it tonight!