Yes, You Can.
Per a new study, the Internet is causing our memories to go to shit. According to researchers: “Thirty-six percent of people would look up information on the Internet before trying to remember it, and 24 percent of people would forget an online fact once they used it.”
Case in point? We've written pretty much this exact intro in a Things to Do post a few short months ago and you've completely forgotten. Don't worry, you're not alone.
The good news here is you don't have to remember everything going down on any given night, so long as you never ever forget to consult Central Track beforehand. — Cory Graves
Cannibal Ox at Dada
For the longest time it didn't look like the world would ever get a followup to Cannibal Ox's 2001 debut LP, The Cold Vein. Rumors that the duo was no more have circulated for a decade, only further by El-P's 2011 comments that he would never produce another album for the Harlem alternative hip-hop outfit. Thus far he's held true to that promise, too. When the boys finally did drop that 14-years-in-the-making sophomore effort this February, all but one of the album's tracks were produced by Bill Cosmiq, the lone exception being a cut produced by Dallas' own Black Milk. Tonight, they perform just across the street from where El-P's Run the Jewels outfit performed the night prior. Liam Tracy and Buffalo Black open. — CG
Ani Difranco at Granada Theater
Ani Difranco's been called our generation's Bob Dylan. Not to be a total dick here, but as a wise man once told me, Bob Dylan is our generation's Bob Dylan. That should take nothing away from the multi-instrumenatlist, poet and feminist icon, though, who is a pretty Righteous Babe in her own right. Ana Egge opens. — CG
Battles at Trees
Considered one of the most innovative acts on the Warp Records imprint, New York experimental outfit Battles returns in support of its new La Di Da Di LP, the follow up to 2011's epic Gloss Drop. With its all over the place sound, Battles has a history of packing spaces across the globe, and with good reason. It's hard to say exactly what they are, aside from saying what they are is quite good. — Evan Henry
Dallas County Democratic Debate Watch at Angelika Film Center
For his masterful live tweeting of the last republican debate, democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders was unofficially declared that event's winner. See how he fares against more worthy competition like Hillary Clinton and, y'know, those other left-leaning dudes. Download your debate BINGO card and spice up the proceedings a bit. — CG
Ghost at House of Blues
I propose it is time to put a moratorium on bands named Ghost. Search Spotify for bands with Ghost in the name and you get hundreds of results, multiple of which are just called Ghost. The version playing House of Blues tonight is probably the anonymous Swedish metal band formerly known as Ghost B.C. Maybe. It could just as easily be the English hip-hop producer. Or the English indie rock outfit. Or the '70s reggae band. Or the '80s experimental Japanese outfit. Or the '90s rapper. Come on, get it together, Ghosts. All of you. — CG
Drab Majesty, Them Are Us Too at Crown and Harp
Drab Majesty is the '80s mining, New Wave-y solo output of Marriages drummer Andrew Clinco. For this project, however, Clinco performs as alter ego Deb Demure, a genderless sort of Ziggy Stardust figure that seems to make some sort of statement about gender expression and why the sex of the performers on stage even matters at all. Pale DÄ«an and Them Are Us Too open. — CG
So You Think You Can Dance at Verizon Theatre
After winning the recently wrapped 12th season of So You Think You Can Dance, tap dancer Gaby Diaz and the nine runners up embarked on a 70 city tour to settle the stage vs street argument once and for all — or at least until Season 13 kicks off next summmer. Edson Juarez, Jim Nowakowski, Hailee Payne and Derek Piquette, “Megz” Alfonso, “Neptune” Eskridge, Virgil Gadson, “JJ” Rabone and “Jaja” Vankova will be there, too. — CG
Metropolis at Dallas City Performance Hall
This special screening of 1927 sci-fi epic Metropolis will come as a collaboration between VideoFest, the Dallas Chamber Symphony and SMU's Division of Dance. Apart from the privilege of getting to see one of the best and most influential expressionist German science-fiction movies of all time, there will also be a new score for the movie composed by Brian Satterwhite with special choreography by the SMU group. To say that this will be a one-of-a-kind experience is an understatement. — Javier Fuentes
It's Just Banter Live Taping at Off the Record (Free)
For a number of times now, the boys behind our regular Wednesday podcast, It's Just Banter, have hosted live tapings of their show at Off the Record. These monthly shows, too, tend to exhibit a bit of a different energy and crassness, maybe because they're being recorded in a bar and being egged on by a number of their soused up devotees. This one should prove especially high-powered as The Hardline's own Corby Davidson will join regulars Jake and TC as a special guest host. — CG
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