Shake Your Dandelion.

The first Slurpee machine might have been invented in Dallas, but you don’t necessarily need one to make a slushy at home. Just a sheet pan and a blender will get the job done, and in only about an hour’s time at that.

In even less time than that, you can go ahead and plan out an entire evening. No extra tools required. Just keep right on scrolling. — Cory Graves

Ishi at Granada Theater (Free)
The Granada is continuing its week-long celebration of music with a plethora of free concerts. Gracing the Granada stage this Wednesday is a three-act lineup, including dance-poppers Ishi atop the bill, followed by Austin’s The Octopus Project and Son of Stan, who was on Jimmy Kimmel just last night. — Calvin Cashen

Black Pistol Fire at Cambridge Room
Austin-based rock outfit, Black Pistol Fire, sure knows how to get down and dirty. Musically, this duo tethers various sounds into a heaping pile of sonic fury. It plays The Cambridge Room this Wednesday, which should be interesting. The markedly larger Bomb Factory was barely able to contain these guys when they played Homegrown there last year. — CC

Shawn Mendes at Verizon Theatre
This Canadian singer-songwriter attracted a huge amount of attention when he began posting cover tunes on Vine. In a little over a few months, Mendes broke out with a massive Top 10 single and a record contract with Island Records. — CC

PamFood Returns at Paschall
Join Pam Chittenden as she brings an Ernest Hemingway-inspired, three-course meal to the original Midlake bar. — CG

Dragged Into Sunlight at Three Links
The members of this U.K. doom metal outfit wear balaclavas over their heads and perform with their backs turned to the audience. This might sound a little counterproductive, but that’s the way Dragged Into Sunlight likes it. Though the members haven’t disclosed their identities, their distinctive crunch is instantly recognizable. Dragged Into Sunlight is a swirling descent into the apocalypse, capable of blocking out the sun. — CC

Mutant Wave at RBC
Hesh Law and Hampton Mills are known collectively as the Mutant Wave DJs — or at least they will be once their new weekly takes off. It gets going tonight with a lineup headlined by shoegazey, ’80s-mining synth duo Them Are Us Too. Also on the bill is Austin’s Missions, and locals iill and BATHHØUSE. — CG

The Fall of Troy at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Looking for some unconventional and energetic post-hardcore craziness? Well my cousin Vinny knows these guys from Washington that put on insane shows full of exactly what you’re looking for. Just don’t give him the money until you see the tickets. — Sidney Johnson

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom at Sundown (Free)
Here is a little known fact: Indiana Jones > James Bond. Jones was, in fact, inspired by Bond and the 007 films. Then, the copycat became the master. You can catch the second installment of the original trilogy, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, tonight and revel in the baddassedry, humor and adventure. — H. Drew Blackburn

Cover photo by Karlo X. Ramos.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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