Say Your Prayers.
Social media is getting a bit out of hand. It's not all fun and games, anymore. Keeping up with all one's various accounts these days is more akin to a full-time job than a way to kill some downtime or stay in touch with distant pals.
When he decided to write his new show, Public Morals, Ed Burns “deleted all that shit,” which he said made him a better writer. We could all use a digital detox from time to time to not only help clear our heads, but to become better focused at our real jobs and friends.
And what better way to reconnect and enjoy those folks than IRL? There are none, really. In any case, here's a few places to do just that. — Cory Graves
Tuesday Night Trash: Sci-Fighters at Texas Theatre
The year is 2009, and a hostile alien life form is taking over. It's killing everyone in sight, much like a plague and of course someone must stop it. And in this 1996 mid-budget futuristic film, that someone is the late great “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. This cinematic disaster hits the big screen as part of Texas Theatre's free, monthly Tuesday Night Trash series. — Evan Henry
Prayers at Dada
Hove you ever heard of the Cholo Goth movement? Well it's exactly what it sounds like, and it's coming to Dallas in the form of Prayers, an electronic duo that blends cholo gang heritage with the musical influence of New Order, Bauhaus and Pet Shop Boys. With deep cutting lyrics and hard-edged electronics, Prayers continues to gain traction across the country. Supporting the band for this performance is iill, Dallas' own vile darkwave duo. — EH
Bar Politics at Ten Bells Tavern
Bar Politics, Dallas' own hyper-local version of The Daily Show with booze in the mix, is on a short tour run. The event on the first of the month takes place at Ten Bells Tavern. On the second, it'll take place at Small Brew Pub. And finally, the third and final run takes place on the third at The Wild Detectives. Tonight's show features the host, Josh Kumler, Meri Dahlke (Owner of Ten Bells), Rob Shearer (Co-Founder of Go Oak Cliff) and a performance from gypsy blues band Surprising Flavor. — H. Drew Blackburn
Mutoid Man, Indian Handcrafts at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
Mutoid Man, from New York, the concrete jungle where dreams are made of keeps it short, not so sweet and to the point. The band makes a mix of metal, punk and good ole rock 'n' roll. The ban is in town at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill with Indian Handcrafts and The News Can Wait as supporting acts. Want your face melted tonight? Swing by. — HDB
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