Do The Ol' 23 Skidoo.
Grab a hot one. I mean, that's what cool people say when they pour a cup of coffee, right? Anyway, new research shows that a quote-unquote super-antioxidant found in coffee may help prevent and reduce obesity. At least that's what happened when some researchers made rats eat a high-fat diet and then poured them little bitty rat-sized coffee mugs. Not included in this new research was how the scientists taught rats to hold coffee cups in the first place.
The point is, pour yourself an extra cup, or three, today without feeling guilty. Then, when nightfall hits and you're still totally wired, we recommend you expending some that excess energy at one of the following events happening around town this evening. — Cory Graves
Blonde Redhead at Granada Theater
New York art rock trio, Blonde Redhead, has reinvented itself a number of times in its 21 years together. Over the course of nine albums, what started as Sonic Youth-ian, noise rock, has since treaded the maximalist shoegaze territory with 2007's 23, the minimalist pseudo-electronic world of 2010's Penny Sparkle and earlier this year released, Barragan, an album NPR called the band's softest record yet. No matter how much the band decides to turn up tonight — or more likely, not to — tonight's offering from the band should prove meticulously well-crafted. — CG
Chrissie Hynde at Winspear Opera House
Thirty-six years after breaking through with legendary English alt-rock outfit The Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde released her first official solo record earlier this year. Perhaps the recently-released Stockholm is a bit lighter and poppier than her work with The Pretenders, but that probably has more to do with the fact that she worked closely with Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John on the record than an indication that she's lost a step. Even at 63-years-old, Hynde's still a force to be reckoned with. — CG
The Lone Bellow at Kessler Theater
While New York-made salsa might not fly here in the south — New York City!? — Brooklyn folk-pop outfit The Lone Bellow craft the kind of rich tunes even the most wary southern would find hard to deny. Further endearing itself to this part of the world, the band's upcoming sophomore LP, produced by The National's Aaron Dessner, finds the band heavily incorporating gospel elements into its sound, albeit in a big, string-filled, late period Elvis kind of way. — CG
Say Anything, Saves the Day at Gas Monkey Live
Say Anything has always created a predictable enough brand of catchy, pop punk tunes, and when the band releases its new Hebrews LP earlier this year, it was more of the same. Well, except for the fact that frontman Max Bemis sings some of the new songs in Hebrew, and others are completely devoid of guitars. It's kind of hit or miss, to be honest. Good thing, then, that Saves the Day will be there, too, to, well, save the day. — Ashley Gongora
Grand Prix at The Magnolia
Some 40 years before GoPro cameras came along, John Frankenheimer's 1966 film Grand Prix was winning Academy Awards thanks to technical achievements like some of the earliest-ever shots from cameras mounted to moving vehicles — namely actual races from the 1966 Monaco and Belgian Grand Prix. — CG
The Well at Three Links
If you read a dozen press clippings from heavy Austin-based trio, The Well, you're bound to find more than one instance of descriptors like stoner and/or doom metal, psych-rock and heavy blues. Though critics can't seem to quite agree on what genre the band fits into, damn near every single one of them will reference Black Sabbath's thunderous riffage. Similarly retro-leaning Dallas rockers, Moon Waves and fellow ear-splitters Mountain of Smoke open. — CG
Logan's Run at Alamo Drafthouse
Although the 1976 film Logan's Run has some pretty dramatic (and not incredibly well-received) differences from the acclaimed science fiction novel that it was adapted from, the film still pops up every now and then to remind people that it still exists. This is the Fort Worth-shot movie that asks its audience: What would the world be like if, due to population control, you were killed automatically at the age of 30? — Chelsea Upton
USA vs Ireland at Dan's Silverleaf
Because soccer happens even between World Cups — no, really — the US men's national team will travel to Ireland to play a “friendly” this afternoon. You don't have to just take our word for it, they'll show the game in real time over at Dan's. That means it'll go down at 1 p.m. our time. — CG
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.