Come To An End.
Do you ever get the feeling that your life's not actually real, like your free will is an illusion because, in actuality, you're the star of a Truman Show-like premise where everyone you've ever encountered is a paid extra? Fortunately, there are a handful of ways to tell whether or not this is actually the case.
For instance, if you go out tonight and your phone immediately starts blowing up, it could be the work of those unknown outside forces, secretly trying to dictate your future moves in ways that best benefit their ratings.
Or it could just be your pals wondering where the party's at.
On second thought, maybe don't think too hard about it. — Cory Graves
Red Bull #Yearender at Dada (Free)
Last month — and just a couple of weeks removed from the release of its five-song Georgia EP — Son of Stan opened for Los Angeles-bred Warpaint in the seventh of Red Bull Sound Select's “30 Days in L.A.” November series of concerts. This month he'll do the same in his current home town, and for an even more fitting headliner, too. That's to say, Son of Stan's patented brand of #DIVORCEPOP should pair quite nicely with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's catalog, which is best described as a batch of faux Cure b-sides. Even better? The always thrilling Dark Rooms opens, and the whole thing's free if you RSVP here in advance. — Scott Mitchell
Yearender Photo Exhibit by Karlo X. Ramos at Epocha (Free)
Red Bull photographer — and Central Track's own — Karlo X. Ramos will host a special exhibition of his work prior to tonight's #Yearender show, down the street at Epocha. On display will be 24 HD metal prints of some of his favorite shots of local bands, taken at the year's various Red Bull Sound Select shows. Show up between 6 and 8 p.m. to take advantage of the open bar. — CG
Lil Debbie at The Prophet Bar
Former White Girl Mob member, model, fashion designer, rapper, Kreayshawn hater, and friend to twerkers everywhere, Lil Debbie heads up tonight's bill in The Prophet Bar's big room. Caskey, Hemmle and Ronny Duney open. — CG
Elf at Sundown (Free)
Baby, it's cold outside, but don't let that stop you from enjoying Sundown's free movie nights on its rooftop patio. In short order Jon Favreau's 2003 Christmas comedy has become a holiday classic — probably because it allowed Will Ferrell to pull off his overgrown manchild schtick in exceedingly charming ways. We've probably seen it every year since. — CG
Wondercrust Presents: A Wondercrustmas Special at The Grotto (Free)
Tonight a merry band of Fort Worth chuckleheads will crack wise at Rankin and Bass' 1970 claymation classic Santa Claus is Coming to Town. They've got all sorts of other festive games planned, and Jacob Furr will perform some, presumably non-humerous, songs at some point, too. — CG
Leon Bridges at Vagabond (Free)
Despite not performing at the festival — or even having released a proper album to date — Leon Bridges was the talk of this year's CMJ Music Marathon in New York after Gorilla Vs. Bear teased his debut tracks. No surprise there: The throwback production quality, top-notch musicianship from members of White Denim, among others and Bridges' own gut-wrenching, Sam Cooke-esque vocals are enough to convince even the most jaded soul. Tonight, though, he'll be performing all by his lonesome as part of Vagabond's acoustic singer-songwriter series. — CG
Once at Winspear Opera House
This evening, the Tony-winning Broadway play, Once kicks off an eleven-day run in Dallas. The thing that really sets this one apart from most other staged works, is that the play tells the story of street musicians, and the actors portraying them play all their own instruments live during the shows. That's some next level ish. — CG
KVIL's Not So Silent Night at South Side Ballroom
Your mom's favorite radio station is having its annual holiday music fest thing. Be a good offspring and take her to the show already. She's just been dying to see bands like Train, O.A.R., Daughtry, Blue October, Ingrid Michaelson, Luke Wade and the others that are performing at this one, and she's been so good all year, too. — CG
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