Nothing makes journalists / reporters cringe more than to see a colleague completely embarrass himself in front of prominent talent, not to mention the rest of the world.
While promoting their new film The Skeleton Twins, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader did a quick segment with Denver's Chris Parente. After calling the film “very fantastic,” Parente asks Wiig what it was like doing a full nude scene in the film. Spoiler: there is no nude scene from Wiig — she did one for another movie that just screened at TIFF. It's an asinine question regardless and awkward.com follows.
Fortunately the actors had the good nature to laugh it off and poke fun of Parente a little in the process. It's a good lesson for all of us to learn, though, and when heading out, we recommend having a full working knowledge of everything going on around town.
Don't worry, we can help you with that. — Chase Whale
Allen Stone at Granada Theater
Allen Stone's only 27, but he's an old soul that's already built quite the solid career with his retro R&B catalog. Likewise, the Granada, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary tonight, feels like it's been around for so much longer, too. It's already played host to more than its share of legendary moments this past decade, anyway. And tonight, the “hippie with soul” hopes to add one more to that list. — CW
A Day to Remember at Verizon Theatre
Punk outfit A Day To Remember is oft compared to the likes of Blink 182 and New Found Glory, but its members spend less time talking about their feelings and more rocking. Tonight, make sure you mosh, hard, and show them Dallas likes to party. — CW
Nick Jonas & the Administration at Trees
Yeah, Nick Jonas is one of the Jonas Brothers, but now that the band of brothers is no more, Nick has gone full-fledged solo. He did well enough touring with his brothers, selling out arenas and selling over eight million albums worldwide, but is now trying to do his own thing. I can respect that. — CW
“Exonerated: A Brief & Dangerous Freedom” at The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
Author Joyce King's words come from her real life experiences fighting for folks wrongly convicted of crimes in Texas. She's currently promoting her new memoir, Exonerated, which examines her relationship with James Woodard, who was freed in 2008 after serving 27 years in jail for the wrongful conviction of the murder of Beverly Jones. Woodard went back to jail a few years later (for outstanding warrants) and died after having a seizure. — CW
Justin Currie at Kessler Theater
Justin Currie may be a Scotsman through and through, but his 2013-released third solo LP is about as convincingly Americana as they come. That's probably because the Del Amitri frontman recorded the thing in Austin with Trail of Dead's producer and a backing band made up of musicians from White Denim, Phosphorescent and the Heartless Bastards, among others. Expect his set to lean more in that direction and less “Roll to Me” tonight in the Cliff. The Mastersons open. — Cory Graves
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