Keep Your Hat On.
Everybody seems to love comic books these days. Even with its R rating, raunchy adults-only superhero movie Deadpool recently broke several box office records.
Also, one guy in the UK recently took his love of Bat Man to another level, spending $21 thousand to convert his spare bedroom into a makeshift Bat Cave.
That sounds cool, I guess, although I could think of a lot of other things to spend that kind of cash on.
Take tonight, for instance. Yhere's at least five places I'd hand my cash more readily than the Bat Cave supply store.
Do you see where I'm going with this? — Cory Graves
Carrie Rodriguez at Kessler Theater
Singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez blends together traditional Americana and Chicano sound to make her music. Her songs range from modern original compositions to older Spanish folk songs, all of which feature her deeply expressive voice and fantastic instrumentation, usually including her fiddle. She's a Texas treasure and a delight. — Paul Wedding
Radiation City at Three Links
Portland, Oregon's Radiation City has got its hands full composing original music for a world that has heard it all, a tumultuous romance and a profession that demands cooperation. The band began as the sonic child between Cameron Spies and Elisabeth Ellison who planned on one day getting hitched. That plan was derailed in the middle of creating its third studio album, Synesthetica, by a downtrodden relationship. However, their will to create beautiful music, akin to Goldfrapp, Dirty Projectors and St. Vincent, could not be disregarded. Seattle's Deep Sea Diver also joins the experience. — RA
Communion Dallas: Whiskey Shivers at Dada
Whiskey Shivers is a country/roots band from Austin that sounds pretty much like you think they would. Their Deliverance-style sound brings back to memory music you would hear on a back porch in East Texas, complete with fiddle and washboard. Seratones, Allan Rayman, and LoLo open. — PW
Simo at Granada Theater
Simo from Nashville formed in 2010, which sounds like a lie if you've heard the band's music. Maybe the band was plucked from the '70s and dropped into the 21st Century, who knows? Simo sounds like tailgating in a open field wearing bell bottoms, fringe jackets and patchouli. The outfit has the searing blues-psych sound of Frigid Pink wrapped in the hazy smoke of The Allman Brothers Band. Glorious Sons opens. — RA
Michael Jackson Dance Party at Alamo Drafhouse (Dallas)
Grease up your moonwalkin' kicks for this sing-along/dance-along party, where the King of Pop's best videos will play on the big screen. — CG
Fogg, Crit Morris, Saint Clair and bemyfriend at Spinster Records
Free show alert: The New Class of North Texas music gets some shine at this free event inside of the Oak Cliff record shop. Starts at 7, but the movement's been going for way longer, y'all. The kids are indeed alright. — PF