Pine For Jessie's Girl.
With all the construction that has Deep Ellum's Elm Street torn up at the moment, parking in the storied entertainment district isn't exactly what one would call idea. And, with the city expanding its bike-friendly infrastructure, opting to pedal down to a show tonight might be more tempting than it ever has.
But just a quick word of warning for those planning on biking to one of the following events tonight: Make one false move and you just might end up with a seven-week boner.
There are worse fates, maybe. But why chance it?
Rick Springfield at the Wyly Theatre
For the next two nights, Rick Springfield will be performing “stripped down” solo sets. We assume that means enough versions of “Jessie's Girl” to fill 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. But maybe that's just a best-case scenario. — Cory Graves
Local Education at Three Links
The first installment of King Camel's “Local Education” series at Three Links will feature Dallas' The Phuss, Fort Worth's Panic Volcanic and Denton's Chase Ryan & The Grave. When we asked King Camel's Jeff Brown how his upstart series would differ from the loads of other all-local bills one might find around town in a given week, he had the following to say: “No other place that I know of is doing definite and consistent promotion of local bands, especially in our music epicenter, Deep Ellum.” OK, makes sense. Also: Brown adds that the half-dozen or so Local Education bills he plans on putting together each month will pair together locals one might not ever catch playing on the same bill together. So, chalk one up for diversity. — CG
Good Records' Humpday Food Truck Festivus
The Facebook event page for this new — and potentially monthly event moving forward, assuming all goes well enough — implies that it'll be a miniature version of one of our favorite days of the year. Meaning? there'll be plenty of food trucks, free booze, and even a performances on Good Records' Astro Turf from Dallas country-folk singer-songwriter Greg Schroeder. — CG
Quaker City Nighthawks, Cosmic Trigger amd We'reWolves at The Grotto
One sentence in particular from our review of Quaker City Night Hawks' sophomore album release show last year perfectly sums up most people's thoughts on Fort Worth's undeniably solid live act: “Them fools sure can play.” It's become an almost universal truth — and one that's manifested itself time and again as the quartet has emerged as preeminent figures in Cowtown's live music scene. That said, it seems almost criminal knowing that folks will have an opportunity to catch the band for zero bucks tonight. Especially given that the band has some seriously rocking new tunes to show off. — CG
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.