Get Roped In.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch isn't a big fan of talking to the media. Ahead of yesterday's Super Bowl media day, though, he was warned that he'd have to participate in a press conference unless he wanted to face fines from the league. So Lynch showed, as directed. But he gave the same answer to every single question he was asked.
Said Lynch, repeatedly: “I'm here so I don't get fined.”
Now, no, you won't get fined if you opt to stay in tonight. But, after checking out the following list, you'll hopefully feel a bit more enthusiastic than Lynch about the prospects of going out. — Cory Graves
Shovels & Rope at South Side Music Hall
There was a point during endearing country-folk duo Shovels & Rope's Untapped Festival set this past November in which Cary Ann Hearst just said, “You can't live in Texas unless you've got a lot of soul.” She would know; the South Carolinians could just as easily hail from these parts. Her husband Michael Trent, the drumming half of the duo, has a really classic country voice and often plays his kit with a maraca in lieu of a drumstick. Likewise, Hearst really stands out with her cowboy boots, leather pants and Dolly Parton-esque voice. Not only do these two really seem meant for one another, they seem meant for really big things career-wise, too. — Melanie Shafranek
TV Girl at Three Links
TV Girl does what it wants. When its song “If You Want It” debuted in 2010, featuring snippets from Todd Rundgren's “Hello Its Me,” sites were told to take it down due to copyright infringement. The band, however, remained unabashed and decided to publish the song on its EP anyway. What daredevils they are. Go ahead and let their courage and sound inspire you this evening. Nite, Lily Taylor and Rat Rios open. — Carly Seitz
Jackie Brown at Alamo Drafthouse
You've heard of Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill (unless, perhaps, you live under a rock), but you may have not heard of Jackie Brown. Anyway, it's another film from Quentin Tarantino, if you haven't already guessed. The movie centers around a flight attendant and money smuggler, played by Pam Grier, as she chases after half a million dollars, dealing with police, an arms dealer and a bail bondsman who falls for her along the way. Other notable cast members include Robert Forster, Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Bridget Fonda and Michael Keaton. — CS
Shaping Sound at Bass Performance Hall
Shaping Sound is a group of dancers, or visual musicians, who combine many musical genres and dance styles for their performances, started by Emmy-nominated choreographers Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson. They first gained traction on Oxygen Channel's All the Right Moves, and they later appeared on Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. And now, they're coming to Bass Hall. So check them out, and try not to get too jealous of their sweet moves. — CS
Cool Runnings at Sundown (Free)
Cool Runnings tells the story of the first Jamaican bobsleigh team, which competed at its first Winter Olympics in 1988. The team didn't finish that year, as it crashed its bobsled on one of its runs, but it impressed the world nonetheless considering its underdog status. You know, because they come from a country that experiences no cold season. Come see for yourself the story of the talented individuals who brought bobsledding to Jamaica. The flick is free, and whiskey will be half price. — CS
Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers at Dada
Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers is a funk/soul/R&B band, but describes its sound as “fresh and unique,” anyway. Sounds a bit cocky, but you can decide for yourself if the band delivers on that assessment. — CS
Wondercrust Presents: Prisoners Of The Lost Universe (Free)
Even if you don't typically choose to watch movies that are rated with only 3.6/10 stars on IMDb, like Prisoners of the Lost Universe, surely you like free stuff. So although the movie's pretty terrible, the free admission and popcorn may be enough to get you out of the house. If you're still not feeling it, perhaps movie themed shots, drinking games, tweet-your-joke competitions and a free show after the movie, by local band The Klamour, will be enough to entice you. — CS
Daphne Willis at Vagabond (Free)
Newsflash: Daphne Willis is not a local. You'll be excused, however, for mistaking her as one. The San Antonio-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter sure plays the region often enough. Credit Eric Nadel, the radio voice of your Texas Rangers, for at least some of that: An outspoken fan of Willis' charm and musicality alike, Nadel frequently brings Willis to the region for gigs at his own Vagabond spot; those performances, more often than not, are supplemented by performances at other area spots where Willis' ways have turned her into a recurring, fan-favorite performer.Take, for instance, Willis' current trip: After performing at Vagabond this evening, she'll fill her next three nights with gigs at the Kessler, Grease Monkey out in Arlington and the Twilite Lounge, in that order. — Pete Freedman
Cover photo of Shovels & Rope by Leslie Ryan McKellar. To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.