Beat, Move and Shake.
Has that thing ever happened to you where you go to the bathroom to pee, then someone else comes in and you totally freeze and get subsequently stuck standing there pretending to go until they leave? It's enough to make one never want to leave the house again.
But thanks to a new suction cup-equiped cloak-like device, pee fright is a thing of the past. As long as you don't mind looking like some sort of awkward wizard in public, it'll be safe to leave the house once again.
Thank goodness, because there's so much goodness you don't want to be missing out on. — Cory Graves
How the Edge Stole Christmas at Verizon Theatre
Sure, Sublime with Rome isn't the same as what Sublime, well, without Rome. But sometimes a rose by any other name is just as sweet, y'know? If you think about it, Verizon Theatre hasn't always been called Verizon Theatre either — and that place is still pretty sweet. Sublime certainly accrued its share of haters since reforming with Rome Ramirez in 2009, but the ska-punk group is carrying on just the same. Tonight it'll be a part of 102.1-FM KDGE's annual Christmas concert along with Of Monsters and Men, Panic! At The Disco, The Neighbourhood, The Struts and Atlas Genius. — Stephen Young
Pokey LaFarge at The Loft
Pokey LaFarge has a unique sound, blending old-time country, blues, folk, ragtime, early jazz and Western swing. The band started out with just Andrew Heissler, who has since adopted the Pokey persona, then he added three other members known as the Sound City Three. Now, a seven piece, and led by LaFarge's straight out of AM radio vocals, the band has gotten pretty big and should be interesting to see live, which you can do tonight. — Carly Seitz
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult at Trees
Keeping with its '70s and '80s vibe, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult summons a tour of sex, blasphemy… and dancing at this one. Oh, and Satan. The band's still real big into him. So, yeah, if you're down with The Prince of Darkness, then this one is for you. Yup, these guys like the horror stuff. — Ashley Gongora
Housewarming at Deep Ellum Books
After a year of publishing translated works, Will Evans' Deep Vellum publishing house is adding its own bookstore/event space in Deep Ellum called Deep Vellum Books. It looks to be the sort of breeding ground of ideas, creativity and dialogue that you might romantically hear about happening out in New York City or Paris. One of the chief goals in mind here? To make Dallas more of a literary city, which proves difficult, as the literary arts in Dallas often play second, third or sometimes even seventeenth fiddle in the greater arts ensemble. Read more about the venture here. — H. Drew Blackburn
Kaleo at Dada
Assuming the drive to Grand Prairie to see Icelandic indie pop outfit Of Monsters and Men is off the table for you tonight, there's always Icelandic indie pop outfit Kaleo performs at Dada. Dallas indie pop band Valise opens. — CG
Gremlins at Alamo Drafthouse
Before Fight Club came along, it was the rules of owning a gremlin that often got thrown around. In case you've forgotten, they were to never get expose them to sunlight, to never get them wet and, most important, no matter how much they cry or beg, never, ever feed them after midnight. Widely thought of as one of the best films of 1984, Gremlins is not only the film the band Mogwai took its name from, but its violent sequences caused the MPAA to alter its ratings system. — CG
Insiders with Peter Simek at Ash Studios
We're not really sure what this one's about, which, as far as we can tell, is by design. D Magazine arts editor Peter Simek will be dropping some underground knowledge about the city that we may or may not supposed to know. No phones or other recording devices allowed. And keep it on the down low, as in you didn't hear it from us. — CG
Kamelot, Dragonforce at House of Blues
American power metal band Kamelot faces off against British power metal band DragonForce to see who can play the fastest/loudest, solo the longest and make the most references to storming castles. The latter's really got this one in the bag. — CG
Dallas Observer Music Awards Ceremony at The Bomb Factory (Free)
Congratulations to all the nominees on their nominations! Congrats, too, to all the bands that played the awards showcase throughout Deep Ellum on Saturday — and also to those behind throwing that bash. We heard nothing but great things. Here's hoping all that positive juju carries over to tonight's awards ceremony, where the winners of the awards will be revealed. The scheduled performances and appearances suggests a strong follow-up: Performing covers by their favorite “27 Club” members will be Ishi as The Doors, Dezi 5 as Amy Winehouse, Charley Crockett as Robert Johnson, The Outfit as Jimi Hendrix, Rat Rios as Janis Joplin, Mayta as Rolling Stones, Pearl Earl as Nirvana and Vandoliers as Big Star. — Trace McCaslin
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