It's Only Wednesday.
You've ascended to the proverbial mid-week hump and you're prepping for the downhill slide into the weekend. All that's stopping you now is deciding how you'll spend your evening.
Since we've taken care of that for you below, that should leave you a few spare moments to enjoy this video of an adorable 600-pound baby elephant playing with a ball.
T. Mills at Trees
This heavily tattooed young California rapper has oft expressed his influences as an extension of his family members. To that end, he's said that, while he grew up on pop-punk, his mom was listening to a lot of Queen, his dad to a lot of Elvis, his sister to a lot of Britney Spears and his uncles to a lot of R&B. That said, his own brand of Bone Thugs-biting hip-hop plays out like something of a family reunion of these styles, mixing singing and rap along the way. — Cory Graves
Crash Kings at Cambridge Room
After graduating from Berklee in '04 and '05 respectively, brothers Mike and Tony Beliveau started a '60s and '70s-style rock trio that employed the use of distorted, analog keys in lieu of guitar. The band signed with Universal prior to last year's sophomore LP, Dark of the Daylight, but thanks to reorganization at the label shortly before its release, Crash Kings was left without a promotional budget. Using Kickstarter, the band raised enough money to hire a publicist and fund its own national tours. Good thing, too, or else this show never could have happened. — CG
Texas Gentlemen at Barley House (Free)
Dallas' version of The Band — the pack of locals that serves as live backing bands for the likes of Larry g(EE), Kirby Brown and, in part, Dovetail — will perform on their own this evening at SMU-friendly watering hole The Barley House. That joint, we should point out, just celebrated its 21st anniversary last weekend, so you'd be well within your bounds to throwback a belated birthday shot in its honor tonight. — CG
DJ Dee-Bay at Twilite Lounge
Mug down with a frozen Jack and Coke, Irish Coffee or Hurricane tonight whilst Twilite owner, local band bass player and local radio personality DJ Dee-Bay (read: Danny Balis) will be showing off his DJ skills as part of the bar's all-vinyl offerings. — CG
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.