This Is It.

Welp, the Sexy Pizza Rat costume is here. It joins abominations like the Sexy Donald Trump in making this the most idiocracy-laden Halloween to date.

And yet the world keeps right on spinning. There's about four more weeks of this nonsense to go, too. Here's a few not-so-stupid activities to help get you through these dark times. — Cory Graves

Albert Hammond Jr. at Cambridge Room
Didn't make it down to Austin to catch a one-off from The Strokes in a massive field at ACL over the weekend? Catching this small club show in Dallas featuring the Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.'s solo material, though, is kind of the same thing. Only not really at all. — CG

Tremonti & Trivium at The Bomb Factory
Though he played on the new Tremonti record (read: the sophomore solo effort from Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti), and his 2013 tour, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen won't be with the band tonight. He's busy with his other band, some sort of nostalgia act called Van Halen, or something like that. Co-headliners Trivium will make sure there's still plenty of star power at this one, though. — CG

Dennis Dunaway Bruce Book Signing/Q&A at Good Records
A lot of cool shit is going at record stores of late, huh? Tonight, for example, Alice Cooper bassist and co-writer of his biggest hits, Dennis Dunaway, will drop by the shop for a live Q&A with the Dallas Morning News' Robert Wilonsky and also to sign copies of his new memoir, Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!. His old bandmates Neal Smith and Michael Bruce will there too for a little jam sesh afterwards. It's free to attend, but they ask that you to buy a copy of the book there. — CG

Tuesday Night Trash: Plan 9 From Outer Space at Texas Theatre
Ed Wood is widely regarded as the worst director of all time, meaning just about any of his '50s science fiction flicks is appropriate for a Tuesday Night Trash screening. This one is especially terrible, intercutting footage of a scrapped Bella Lugosi flick and in turn billing him as this film's star. Many a critic have called it the worst film ever made, though that was long before atrocities like The Room or Birdemic: Shock and Terror were ever dreamed up. — CG

King Dude at Sons of Hermann Hall
Punked-out folk revivalist King Dude's output leans much closer to the goth-tinged Americana of Denton's New Science Projects than the '90s beach bum/surfer dude persona such a moniker might otherwise imply. In fact, there's an old Stereogum review that describes the band as writing, “the sort of drinking song that the Misfits' pirate ancestors might've written if the Misfits had pirate ancestors.” Foie Gras, Ecstatic Vision and Awen open. — CG

Lord Huron at House of Blues
Though they only released their proper debut back in 2012, there's something about L.A. transplants Lord Huron that sounds instantly familiar. The rustic, natural beats and reliance on acoustic guitars, harmonicas and maracas might not break much new ground, but it has helped the band earn the distinction as one of indie-folk's biggest names going. KXT sure can't get enough of 'em, anyway. — Porschia Paxton

Steep Canyon Rangers at Frontiers of Flight Museum
If Steve Martin doesn't sit in with comedy-tinged bluegrass giants the Steep Canyon Rangers, did they actually make a sound? Maybe, I mean, they're pretty wild and crazy guys in their own right. — CG

To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.

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