Break The Chains Of Love.
When some loud braggart tries to put you down, there are two manners in which you can respond.
You can do as Taylor Swift does, and publicly put them on blast via your social media accounts as she recently did when John Cleese made fun of her cat. Or you can do as Taylor Swift says and just shake it off.
If we were you, we'd probably just go ahead and opt for the latter.
There's too much fun, fun going on tonight to let any of that negativity drag you down. — Cory Graves
Erasure at House of Blues
Erasure will always have a sweet spot for my soft heart. One of the first CDs I ever owned was the band's fifth album, Chorus. The titular song's first 30 seconds or so reminded me of The NeverEnding Story's theme song, so I bought it. This is a true story. The band didn't stop making music in the '80s, though. Earlier this summer, Erasure released its 16th album, The Violet Flame, so expect to hear some brand new material, in addition to hits like “A Little Respect” and “Chains of Love.” — Chase Whale
The Jayhawks at Granada Theater
Like The Replacements, Soul Asylum, Husker Du and Prince, The Jayhawks were bred in Minneapolis during one of the oddest decades of the 20th century, the '80s. In addition to surviving that mess, the band is currently on tour in support of a massive reissue project that saw its albums Sound of Lies, Smile and Rainy Day Music released on vinyl for the first time. As such, tonight's show will see the band sticking largely to material released between 1997 and 2004, most of which it hasn't played live in over a decade. — CW
Austin Lucas at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
Lucas is a tattoo-covered former punk rocker that, after moving to the Czech Republic for a few years, returned to the States as a full-on folk rocker. It's a story that's becoming more and more familiar these days — minus the whole living abroad part. Hell, Circle Jerks bassist Zander Schloss was just here over the weekend showing off his newfound folk side at Fort Worth hamburger restaurant Fred's Cafe. Setting Lucas apart from the glut of former punks who now tour with acoustic guitars, perhaps, is his next level songwriting, and a twangy vocal that sounds so authentically country and western. — CG
Laughs TV Auditions Invitationals at Addison Improv
Let us clear something up real quick: The comedians auditioning for Fox's Laughs stand-up series have been pre-determined and hand-selected. This is not an open mic thing. On the plus side, that bodes much better for the level of talent you'll see performing at the Improv tonight! — CG
Saliva at Trees
We're not sure if Trees is trying to keep people away from this show by comparing Saliva to Creed and Nickelback on its website, but, hey, it worked for me! The Nickelback comparison makes sense, as former Saliva frontman Josey Scott once teamed with Chad Kroeger to pen a song for a Spiderman soundtrack. But, then again, he quit the band a couple years ago after becoming a Christian. His replacement, meanwhile, was just 11 years old when the post-grunge/nu-metal band released its debut back in 1996. And now you're up to date on the goings-on of Saliva. So… you're welcome? — CW
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