Look Alive with Dead Confederate.
There really is a Guinness world record for just about everything these days. For instance: A guy in New York was just awarded the record for owning the largest pizza box collection.
To be fair, his collection of 595 boxes from 45 countries is pretty impressive. And now he'll be forever known as that guy with all the pizza boxes.
How will you make your mark tonight? Hopefully, it's for something fun and quirky like the pizza box thing and not, say, for being the drunkest guy at the concert.
Dead Confederate at Dan's Silverleaf
Athens five-piece Dead Confederate mixes post-grunge with subtle nods to country in the same deft manner that their heroes, and fellow Athenians, R.E.M. did once upon a time. This show also features fellow R.E.M. admirer Daniel Markham on this bill, which is fitting. — Cory Graves
Church of Misery at Dada
This performance marks a rare Dallas show for the '70s-indebted, Tokyo-based stoner metal outfit Church of Misery, which didn't make its first trip to the U.S. until last year. The bulk of the group's catalog is made up of songs about real-life serial killers, including “Born to Raise Hell,” which is about the onetime Dallas resident Richard Speck, who killed a group of female nursing students in Chicago in the '60s. — CG
Koyaanisqatsi at Magnolia Theater
The tagline to filmmaker Godfrey Reggio's 1982 cult film Koyaanisqatsi went something like: “Until now you've never really seen the world you live in.” Those who've seen the film can attest to the fact that it's a pretty fair assessment; the plot-less journey isn't really so much about narrative as it is an attempt at conveying the manner in which humans and nature interact through the use of slow motion photography, stop motion cameras, trippy landscapes, and an all-important Philip Glass score. — CG
Mat Zo at SISU
The UK-based producer Mat Zo isn't all that fond of pop EDM. In fact, one of his latest tracks to hit the web was a tongue-in-cheek jab at the genre, and he said it took him less than three hours to make. Last week, however, he also released his proper debut LP, which plays out more than anything like an update on the sounds of his heroes in Daft Punk and The Chemical Brothers were churning out in the late '90s. — CG
The Night Beats at Double Wide
Though '60s-influenced, R&B/soul-flecked garage rockers The Night Beats hail from Seattle, its individual members grew up in Dallas and Austin. As such, they retain a good bit of Texas-based psychedelic roots in their overall sound. Starma and Dead Mockingbirds open. — CG
Turtle Tuesdays at McKinney Avenue Tavern
While not necessarily known for their speed, the wise fabulist Aesop taught us that turtles are actually some of the animal kingdom's top racers. Tonight (and every Tuesday), you can rent a turtle at Big Al's McKinney Avenue Tavern and enter it in the weekly turtle races. Or, if you're seriously in it to win it (or just short on cash), you can BYOT. — CG
The Comedic Three at City Performance Hall
Benjamin Britten's “Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings” and Bach's “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3” will both be performed at this concert, but the real piece de resistance will be when the Dallas Chamber Symphony performs live scores to a trio of silent films starring Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd. — CG
Mayday Parade at House of Blues
Though they're no longer signed to Atlantic Records, that hasn't really slowed Tallahassee emo revivalists Mayday Parade down all that much. And even though they've done little in the way of evolving since their 2006 debut — a critic at Alternative Press wrote that “there's really nothing to differentiate [the October-released Monsters in the Closet] from the band's back catalog” — that hasn't stopped their brand new record from boasting the band's biggest opening week of sales to date. Man Overboard, Cartel and Stages & Stereo open. — CG
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