Celebrate a Decade of Hawthorne Heights.
It's August, which means it's Fingerhakeln season.
Fingerhakeln — aka finger wrestling, aka the German sport of champions — is an event that sees two opponents trying to pull one another across a picnic table using nothing but a single finger.
Sadly, despite being around since the 17th century, Fingerhakeln hasn't made its way to the U.S. yet. But it's only a matter of time, really, before some enterprising hipsters catch wind of it.
Until then you'll have to settle for another one of these events to keep yourself entertained tonight. — Cory Graves
Midnight Masses at Three Links
Austin's Midnight Masses — which features Jason Reece and Autry Fulbright from …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead — are, of course, the big draw here. Opening this one, are locals The Chloes and Frauen, the latter of which features absolutely no members of Nervous Curtains whatsoever. — CG
Caddyshack at Sundown (Free)
All summer long, Sundown at Granada has been programming great films to for you to watch for free while drinking half-priced whiskey. This week is the late, great Harold Ramis' classic, Caddyshack — a touching story about Bill Murray trying to kill a gopher. In the immortal words of Carl Spackler, “Au revoir, gopher.” — Chase Whale
Little Daylight at House of Blues
The ever-so-delightful alt-electronic trio Little Daylight makes its way to the House of Blues tonight, where it'll perform with Young Rising Sons. For a little glimpse of what's in-store at this one, check out the band's recent performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers here. — Ashley Gongora
New P.A. Listening Party at Trees
To celebrate its fifth birthday, Trees recently bought itself a present in the form of a newly-installed sound system. Tonight, says the club, they'll have DJs on the decks all night long, pushing the new system to its limits to see what it can really do. Cover is free, and beer and well drinks cost just $1. Um, party? — CG
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Hawthorne Heights at The Prophet Bar
When Red Jumpsuit Apparatus came through Dallas last September, the pop-punk outfit was touring in support of its tenth anniversary. On the band's return trip, which goes down tonight at The Prophet Bar, they'll bring along co-headliners Hawthorne Heights, an act currently celebrating its own ten-year anniversary. As such, Hawthorne Heights will be performing its debut album, The Silence in Black and White, from front-to-back at this one. Famouse Last Words, Laguna Sunrise, Senick, Vita Versus and Coronet opens. — CG
Predator at Alamo Drafthouse
At last, your chance this weekend to see the former governor of California, the former governor of Minnesota and the gubernatorial candidates of Kentucky and “whatever state” would have him all on screen at once — and battling a largely unseen foe, no less. — CG
Matt Owen and the Eclectic Tuba at the Foundation Room at House of Blues
The Eclectic Tuba's brand of space-funk is heavily electronic-influenced while featuring sexy sax solos aplenty and, yes, live tuba loops. So, yeah, it's a little something different. Calliope Musicals and locals The Ones You Loved open. — CG
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.