Make It A Family Affair.
Dallas' transportation system has slowly been getting stronger and more efficient, but it just got a whole lot cooler: After a short delay, Zipcar is now available to Dallas residents and visitors. Starting today, customers can rent a variety of different-sized cars by the hour or day.
The idea is to cut down on traffic and help folks in need of a car to be able to do things on their own time — y'know, things like doctor's visits, getting groceries, etc. If you're going to be one of the folks taking advantage of this service, there's a smart phone app to make the transition much easier, which you can download here.
Hey, looks like you found a way to pick up your date for tonight in new, hip style! As for the night's possibilities, here are a number of things you can take him/her to that we call good entertainment. — Chase Whale
The Best of Jethro Tull Performed by Ian Anderson at Winspear Opera House
In April of this year, Jethro Tull flautist and frontman Ian Anderson released a solo album called Homo Erraticus. It's a remarkable release, if only because its liner notes effectively announced the breakup of prog legends Jethro Tull. Wrote Anderson: “The huge body of work that is the Jethro Tull catalogue stands firm close beside me and in good stead… But I think I prefer, in my twilight years, to use my own name for the most part being composer of virtually all Tull songs and music since 1968.” He further elaborated that the band's glory days lied largely in the '70s and '80s and that he'd rather “leave that as legacy.” And five months later, he's back to performing the band's greatest hits on one leg. — Cory Graves
Sucre at Cambridge Room
Earlier this month, Stacy King (read: the youngest Eisley sister) released a five-song solo EP called Loner, to follow up her 2012 debut LP, A Minor Bird. Under the banner of Sucre, which also features Stacy's husband Darren King from Mutemath, King actually makes some pretty adorable, dreamlike pop tunes. Opening for the band on this tour is Sacramento dream-pop outfit The Honey Trees and Merriment, a band that features the youngest DuPree siblings that aren't in Eisley. — CG
Avatar at Trees
What a coincidence: Swedish death metal band Avatar is playing at Trees tonight. Get it? Because the Na'vi live in Trees! I really wonder if the person booking this show gave this a second thought. Eithey way: Brilliant. Murder FM, Low Gear and Vs. Our Master round out the bill. — CW
David Gray at Majestic Theatre
David Gray made his way into movie soundtracks and young hearts with his breakthrough album, White Ladder, which is actually a pretty good album I'd recommend you listen to if you haven't yet heard it. Anyway, the guy's made a few albums since then, and he's currently on tour promoting his new LP, Mutineers. Like White Ladder, Mutineers is something to listen to. — CW
Heffron Drive at House of Blues
Though Heffron Drive's primary members, Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt, both grew up in Kansas, they didn't meet until they moved onto the same street as one another in Burbank, California. We'll let you use context clues to figure out the name of the street they lived on. — CW
Parachute at Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
Which do you think is worse: freezing to death or falling towards your doom? Makenzie Wethington has the answer, as she's someone who survived a 3,000-foot fall and landed sans parachute. Dang. Anyway, that's something to ponder while taking in tonight's Parachute show — that, and all the stages this band has shared with The Jonas Brothers. — CW
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