Strike a Violent Pose.
It appears that Popcorn Time is no more. For some time now, the popular app allowed users to search for films and then stream illegal torrents of them for free.
Earlier this week, the site stopped working and the domain that hosted the service was no longer available. I guess it's back to Netflix and chill for you.
Or, in lieu of staying in and streaming movies, there's plenty of other things to spend your money on this evening.
Django Django at Dada
UK art rockers Django Django don't mean to imply any reference to Django Reinhardt with the name. Rather, this outfit's sound is much more akin to The Beta Band, an influence that runs blood deep. Django Django's drummer David Maclean is the brother of ex-The Beta Band member John Maclean. Originally scheduled to go down at Granada, this one has been moved to Dada due to “unforeseen circumstances.” All previously-purchased tickets will be honored.
Gerard Way at House of Blues
About a year after parting ways with My Chemical Romance, the emo/alt-rock outfit he'd been fronting since his early 20s, Gerard Way released his first solo record, Hesitant Alien. The more grownup disc — which was partially recorded in West Texas — finds the now 38-year-old Way doing a more glammy, Britpop thing — and doing it well, we might add. Alien earned nods on quite a few “best of” lists last year.
Hands Like Houses at Trees
Aussie metalcore band Hands Like Houses hits up Dallas ahead of the release of its third full-length early next year. The Warped Tour/South By So What vets will be bringing with them I the Mighty, Lower Than Atlantis, Brigades and Too Close to Touch. That's a lot of band for that post-hardcore buck.
Otsukimi at Klyde Warren Park (Free)
The 15th day of the eighth month of the traditional Japanese calendar means it's Otsukimi time again. Literally meaning “moon-viewing,” this longstanding tradition celebrates the harvest moon. The Crowe Collection and The Perot Museum are both involved in Dallas' observance, which includes the Tsukushi-Mai performance by high-ranking priests of the Miyajidake Shrine in Fukutsu-shi, Fukuoka; a performance by world-renowned harpist Yumiko Endo Schlaffer and cellist Oliver Schlaffer; a Shakuhachi (Japanese flute) performance by Master Stan Richardson; and a Bon-odori (Japanese group folk dance) led by Miyagi-Ryu Noushou-kai.
The White Buffalo at Cambridge Room
Egdy Americana/alt-country singer-songwriter Jake “The White Buffalo” Smith brings his story songs about characters otherwise lost in the margins to the House of Blues' little room. The Saint Johns opens.
Dallas FASHION WEEK® Ready to Wear Fashion Show at Old Red Museum
In conjunction with the Dallas-based American Heart Association's Go Red campaign, the “Red Dress Collection” will be one of the draws at this Dallas Fashion Week event. Fittingly enough, the event is held at the historic Dallas County Courthouse building which, for decades, has gone by the nickname Old Red.
Army of Darkness at Alamo Drafthouse
A day after the first two Evil Dead films screened at this same theater, the third installment follows tonight. It's a film with a third fewer laughs than its predecessor, but 100 percent more chainsaw hands, so it's not all bad.
Oak St Drafthouse Pumpkin Carving Contest
The first 30 folks that show up here will be provided a free pumpkin and carving tools and the opportunity to win a $50 bar tab. All designs must be freehand drawn, meaning you can't use stencils. But nobody said you can't edge out the competition with a nice 3-D carving.
Radio Moscow at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill (Free)
If you didn't know better, you might assume Radio Moscow was a '70s-era jam band, a la the Allman Brothers. Though the group's only been around since 2003, its material is considered “classic” rock. Hey, it beats hearing one more GD Zeppelin cover. Dallas' The Kul opens.
Low Cut Connie at Dan's Silverleaf
After playing this year's 35 Denton, Low Cut Connie returns to the Little D this eve. Formed in Philly and co-fronted by guys from New Jersey and England, the pure rock 'n' roll outfit is a straight up ball of energy. In a 2013 L.A. Weekly column Dan Weiss wrote, “Their ferocious live show, complete with instrument-switching and Weiner leaping atop his bench to pound the keys, is probably unmatched in all of rock right now, at least until Gogol Bordello comes back around.” Mtn. Air opens.
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