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We're sure glad we're not in charge of hosting the Olympics right about now.
With the Winter Games scheduled to kick off in Sochi in just a couple days, it looks like there's still plenty that needs to be done. Actually, that's probably an understatement: Just recently, the already-$40-billion-over-budget Sochi Games had to enlist the help of over 70,000 additional workers to try and finish building hotels and other key infrastructures for the event.
But it's not just that clusterfuck of corruption and greed that makes us glad to be in Dallas tonight.
I mean, just look at all there is to do tonight.
Futurebirds, Promised Land Sound at Dada
Futurebirds hails from the musical hotbed of Athens, Georgia, a college town that has incubated acts like R.E.M., the B-52s and the Drive-by Truckers. That's not to say the band is reminiscent of any of those acts, though. Instead, Futurebirds sounds utterly unique, featuring a potent mix of psychedelia, alt-country, garage rock and folk. Nashville retro-revivalists Promised Land Sound and locals Dead Mockingbirds open. — Stephen Young
Superchunk and Waxahatchee at Trees
After a taking a decade off to focus on running the Merge Records label they started in 1989, Superchunk is back with its second full-length in three years, the somewhat misleadingly titled I Hate Music. The marathon uphill climb of performing in an indie band and running a label for 25 years is a labor of love if there ever was one, right? Sure. But, with age, the band has at least begun to realize that there's more out there than middle-of-the-road pop-punk — or at least gained some perspective. As they sing on new track “Me & You & Jackie Mittoo,” a song written following the death of a close friend: “I hate music, what is it worth / Can't bring anyone back to this earth.” — Cory Graves
Royal Teeth at Cambridge Room
Royal Teeth's band name might seem a bit strange, but the group's sophomore record is anything but. The energy-packed Act Naturally plays out like a cotton-candied version of early Paramore stuff — in the best way possible. Chappo opens. — Porschia Paxton
Ruby Fray and Ryan Thomas Becker at Crown and Harp
Ruby Fray is the solo moniker of Emily Beanblossom, who is most well-known for fronting Olympia, Washington, noise rock outfit Christmas. Though she's since relocated to Austin, her most recent, goth-laced indie record, Pith, was released on notable Olympia label K Records. To that end, it also features contributions from that label's head man, Calvin Johnson, as well as a few of her old bandmates. Denton's RTB (sans the 2) opens tonight with a solo set. — CG
Macy's Go Red Sale at Valley View Mall
It's February, which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Sick of it already? Well, maybe, for a change, you could help others by spreading the love around by not just going on romantic (read: probably expensive) dates with your significant other. Starting today at 10 a.m., the Macy's in Valley View Mall will be hosting a women's movement benefiting the American Heart Association. Shop during the Wear Red Sale from the today until the 10th and portions of your purchase will be donated to Go Red For Women. – PP
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.