This week, an Oregon company unveiled a boozy new take on the Keurig with a machine capable of cranking out 20 Jello shots in 10 minutes. The Jevo machine was debuted at the annual Nightclub and Bar Convention in Las Vegas, where its owners hoped to take some 20,000-plus orders.
That's good news to be sure — but, unfortunately, those orders won't be filled until the first quarter of 2016. So, no, instant Jello shots at the bar aren't in the cards for tonight — or even the immediate future, for that matter.
Still, there's plenty other exciting reasons to venture out tonight.
Talib Kweli & Immortal Technique at Trees
One of Talib Kweli's biggest hits to date is “Ms. Hill,” a song he dedicated to Lauryn Hill that samples pieces of North Texas ex-pat Ben Kweller's “In Other Words.” Apparently, though, he never cleared the sample, which Kweller once described as being “a little fucked up.” The sample is far from Kweli's only local tie to Dallas artists, though. Producers Symbolyc One and his son Vohn Beatz each contributed songs to Kweli's 2012 Attack the Block mixtape, and Norah Jones appears on his 2007 track “Soon the New Day.” For tonight's offering, he'll be joined by Immortal Technique. Well, maybe: The rapper, born Felipe Andrews Coronel, was arrested at one of the duo's show's a few days ago for allegedly robbing some fans at the venue selling bootleg shirts bearing his likeness. Watch yourself.
A Clockwork Orange at The Magnolia
As they're wont to do most Tuesdays, the folks at The Magnolia will continue their pattern of screening classic flicks, with tonight's offering being Stanley Kubrick's 1971 adaptation of the American version of Anthony Burgess' 1962 dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange. It's an important distinction, as the original British version of the book features a much happier, more redemptive ending than that depicted in the film. See it at 7:30 or 10:15 p.m.
Amygdala, Crawl at Three Links
A cursory search of the web reveals there's a band going by the name Amygdala in most every state — and several countries, too. The one playing Three Links tonight, though, is the somewhat new, San Antonio-based screamo outfit that just released its debut EP a couple months back. Crawl also performs, and Cleric, Orgullo Primitivo and Sleep Sweet open.
Peter J Woods at Rubber Glovse
This Millwaukee-based performance artist/noise musician alternates between silence, sound effects and ultra-harsh blasts of noise in his experimental pieces. It's rackety and, well, not at all catchy, which is the entire point, really. Filth and Wet Dreamer also perform.
Titus Andronicus at Angelika Film Center
One of his earliest and most grisly works, Titus Andronicus, is also thought to be Shakespeare's first tragedy. Despite all the stabbings and murders that take place in the play, most versions don't actually feature any realistic depictions of blood, although some opt to substitute red ribbons in for stylist representations. Not so with this adaptation. Filmed in 2006, this staging by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is so gory it had audiences in the U.K. fainting in the stalls.
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