Paint It Black.
Summer in Dallas means mosquito season — or, perhaps more accurately, West Nile season.
But, turns out, there's at least one method of deterring pesky bites that doesn't mean totally stinking like bug spray while you're on a Dallas patio tonight.
It seems mosquitoes are attracted to the bacteria on your sweat-soaked skin. So shower up before you leave the house.
Of course, you probably should have been doing that all along anyway. — Cory Graves
Ought and Dub Thompson at Three Links
Montreal ex-pats Ought, a band that's earned plenty of blogosphere buzz thanks to the punky brand of indie rock found on April's More Than Any Other Day , performs at Three Links along with Dub Thompson, an LA-based dream pop duo that just released its debut record last month via Dead Oceans. — Ashley Gongora
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at Sundown (Free)
Every Wednesday this summer, Sundown at Granada is hosting movies on its rooftop, and this week's offering is The Best Little Whore House In Texas. This 1982 American classic is an adaptation to the 1979 Broadway musical, and it stars Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds. Aside from seeing the flick, there is no cover and half-priced whiskey. — AG
David Alan Coe at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Tonight, as you're watching Coe sing all them songs about Texas, consider making a drinking game out of it. It's easy, too: Just take a sip every time he mentions another famous country musician by name. If you really feel like taking things up a notch, you can also chug every time he boasts about being a quote-unquote outlaw. Just make sure to designate a driver. — CG
Wardance at Crown and Harp
At this week's edition of Crown and Harp's regular Wednesday night foray into the world of all things dark, post-punk and shoegazy will be an offering from Frauen plus a DJ set courtesy of Handmade Birds founder Rich Loren. — CG
Twilite Does The Stones at Twilite Lounge (Free)
Just like they did with the catalog of Bob Dylan back in April, a dozen of the area's best singer-songwriters are coming together tonight for the mother of all Rolling Stones covers song swaps. Participating entities include: Danny Balis (Calhoun), Chad Stockslager (The King Bucks), Madison King, Zachary Fox (The Hazardous Dukes), Billy Sandwiches (Party Static), Troy Cartwright, Ryan Thomas Becker (RTB2), Amber Farris (Somebody's Darling), Greg Schroeder, Tyler Rougeux (Whiskey Folk Ramblers), Will Roth and Grady Sandlin (RTB2). — CG
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