Get Loud with True Widow.
Dallas, you wily bastard.
Just after lulling us into a false sense of contentment with June and July's mild temperatures, you unleash upon us an August with something to prove.
To wit? It was 106 degrees out yesterday. Yes, really.
We get it, though. We see what you're trying to do.
On the one hand, you're scorching us with blistering temperatures. On the other, you're placating us with interesting and exciting live music options.
So, OK, we'll keep indoors and protect ourselves from instant sunburns during the day. Come nightfall, though? We're gonna return to the bars, patios and music venues we know and love.
You're not gonna stop us, Mother Nature. Hate to break it to you.
Naam, True Widow and Radkey at Dada
Technically — technically — this show is being billed as a Naam-headlined affair. And, to be sure, that Brooklyn-based, heavy-as-eff psych outfit is deserving of such honor. But those in the know will be arriving to this one a little bit earlier tonight — and for good reason. This show, after all, is doubling as a celebration for the release of local heroes True Widow's third LP, Circumambulation, a disc that seems primed to establish the three-piece as a national force to be reckoned with. We'll have more on that new album this week. For now, though, know this: You're going to want to be at this show tonight. — Pete Freedman
Ryan Thomas Becker at Twilite Lounge
The renaissance man best known as half of RTB2, goes solo for what promises to be a low-key, intimate and free set at newish Deep Ellum throwback cocktail spot the Twilite Lounge tonight. This one will be significantly better than the seemingly ubiquitous “free live music” stuff you see at so many places around town, we promise. — Stephen Young
Dovetail at Sundown
Expect locals Dovetail to showcase their driving rhythms and intricate harmonies at this first edition of their August, Wednesday night residency at Sundown. The band just re-released their 2012 album Mount Karma after signing with New Jersey's Ok!Good Records, so expect them to go heavy on material from that record, too. —SY
Buildings, Innards, Spacebeach and Anger House at Three Links
Minneapolis hardcore power trio Buildings heads a noisy quadruple-bill at Three Links featuring Texas screamo act Innards, local sludge-surfers Spacebeach and Denton post-hardcore rockers Anger House. Need a quiet Wednesday to help gently ease your way over the midweek hump? This show probably isn't for you. — SY
Hump Day Bingo at Single Wide
Charlie don't park, but every Wednesday night at Single Wide, Charlie D. Park calls a pretty mean game of Bingo. You won't necessarily break the bank, but they do tend to offer up some pretty nice prizes nonetheless — y'know, if you're in the market for a new spider ring or fortune-telling miracle fish. — Cory Graves