On Your Mark, Marked Men!
If you feel like going out this evening, you totally should.
And really, why would you let anyone stop you? In any case, there's certainly no reason to, say, lie about it or fake a kidnapping so you can go out tonight without being hassled by a roommate or significant other.
Don't let anybody tell you that you can't go out tonight because it's only Wednesday. You can do whatever you want. Besides, there's a lot going on tonight, and much of it happens to be free. — Cory Graves
The Marked Men at Rubber Gloves
The seminal Denton punk outfit founded by Mark Ryan, Jeff Burke, Mike Throneberry and Joe Ayoub is often credited as starting the whole lo-fi punk trend that remains so prevalent in the region today. If nothing else, the Marked Men are certainly the band that bridged the gap between Denton and Dirtnap Records, the Portland-based label that's release so many of these bands' albums. Sweet Talk, Codetalkers and Stymie open. — Pete Freedman
Superbad at Sundown (Free)
Superbad was certainly one of the awkwardly super-badass movies of the late 2000s. Sure, it was full of raunchy, childish humor, but that's because Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg wrote the thing when they were 13. Catch a free screening of the flick on Sundown's rooftop patio. Free live music courtesy of local folk-pop auteur Rahim Quazi follows. — Chrissi Chetwood
Nothing More at Trees
San Antonio's Nothing More recently signed a five-album, guaranteed contract with Eleven Seven Music, home to a slew of similarly indistinguishable, radio-ready hard rockers like Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Motley Crue and Drowning Pool. Sleep Wave, Moving Atlas and In Memory of Man open. — CG
Christian Lee Hutson and Daniel Markham at Twilite Lounge (Free)
Up-and-coming Nashville singer-songwriter Hutson is an old soul, which we mean in the best way possible. His heartbreaking catalog is deeply rooted in that time period when country musicians sang about whiskey so often because they were lonesome or had just had their guts wrenched out by a love interest — y'know, as opposed to the “let's get drunk and party on our tailgates” mentality so prevalent in today's bro country movement. Ah, those were better days. Denton's Daniel Markham also performs. — CG
Amber Farris at Vagabond (Free)
In recent months, this Lower Greenville space once occupied by J. Pepe's has been transformed into a low-key bar, thanks in part to members of The Flatlanders. If you haven't been to play bocce ball on the spot where the previous tenant's famous pool once stood, you might do so tonight. And, if you do, you'll also have the opportunity to catch a solo set from dynamic Somebody's Darling's frontwoman Amber Farris. — CG
Improv Jam Session at Dallas Comedy House (Free)
Have no idea what improv is? That's OK; they're making it up as they go, too. But seriously folks: This jam session is free to watch and free to engage in, so there's no pressure to be on stage. If you do want to jump in but need some liquid courage, the Dallas Comedy House opens at 7 p.m. for happy hour to help you out. — Chris Escarfullery
One-Year Anniversary Party at East Side Denton
Oak Street Drafthouse's little sister bar is celebrating its first birthday this evening. The whiskey haven/craft beer drinkers' paradise will host a long list of special tappings for the occasion, as well as live music, live screen-printing and food trucks. — CG
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