Stay Up Late With JEFF the Brotherhood.
A wise man once said, “It's all about the he said/she said bullshit.”
At least that seems to be the case for Robert Wallace of Houston, who is currently suing a cold-souled stripper that took both his heart and his Harry Potter DVDs. According to Nomi Mims, the stripper in question, she claims Wallace gave her the movies as gifts, so she's keeping 'em.
As the bickering continued, they two realized everyone stopped caring. We can hardly blame them, with all that's going on tonight it's hard to continue to feign interest in such trivial matters. — Chase Whale
Red Bull Sound Select Presents: JEFF the Brotherhood at Dada
Like a number of bands from Nashville's ever-buzzing garage rock scene — among them being Turbo Fruits, Natural Child, Heavy Cream – duo JEFF the Brotherhood features an original member of Tennessee brat punk outfit Be Your Own Pet. That’s not to discount any of these band’s subsequent projects, though. JEFF the Brotherhood (who are brothers, though neither happens to be named Jeff), for instance, is a well-seasoned act in its own right, that’s released seven studio albums since 2002, the most recent of which was produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. They’ll headline tonight’s edition of the Red Bull Sound Select Series alongside like-minded Austin outfit Not in the Face and Dallas’ own Sealion, the latter of which will use tonight’s show to release its latest album. Just be sure to RSVP beforehand to save yourself $7. — Cory Graves
Bob Log III at Three Links
Bob Log III is a man of many schticks. He's a one-man slide guitar band that plays a homemade drum rig with his feet. He keeps his identity secret, singing through a jet-fighter helmet he's specially rigged with an old telephone handset as the mic. He often drinks Scotch stirred by the breast of a female audience member. And so on. Oh, and his songs ain't too bad, either. — CG
Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash at The Prophet Bar
If you know country, you know Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. Having performed with just about every major country artist — and even given the honor to record at Johnny Cash's home! — there's no doubt that Mark Stuart has grown this band into quite a success, largely on the strength of his vocals and song writing prowess. — CC
Dazed and Confused at Sundown (Free)
Pretty much everyone has seen this movie, which, on the plus side, makes it infinitely more quotable. The cast is a who's who of “Oh, right, I forgot he/she was in that!” including Parker Posey, Milla Jovovich, Ben Affleck, Jason London and Matthew McConaughey, whose “Alright, alright, alright,” line from the film has followed him for 21 years now. — Chelsea Upton
“Picture Thisc” at the Record Lounge (Free)
The Record Lounge is the new go-to for good vinyl-listening. Tonight, Mark Ridlen — aka DJ Mr. Rid — will be hosting a “Photographic Foto Exhibition” of his work. Stare at cool visuals while good music plays in the background. It's a great combo. Like pizza and Diet Coke. — CW
Vanessa Peters at Vegabond (Free)
Dallas-born troubadour Vanessa Peters is perhaps better known globally than she is in her own backyard, thanks in no small part to her work with Italian instrumental outfit Ice Cream on Mondays. Still, her own solo work is notable in its own right, and 2012's The Burn the Truth the Lies even wound up on our own Best Albums list from that year. Peters is currently working on a pair of follow-ups to that one, so there should be plenty to take in tonight at this free show. — CG
Jackopierce at The Rustic
Tonight D Magazine will announce the winners of this year's “Best of Big D” “awards” as part of a shindig it's throwing at Pat Green's bar in Uptown. Oh, sure, you could just wait until they're announced online in the coming days, but where's the fun in that? Your lack of patience will, however, cost you a cool $50 — or $65 if you also want to catch the performance by Dallas legacy act Jackopierce. — CG
Batman and The Dark Knight Double Feature at Angelika Film Center
To celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary, the Angelika is screening the most awesome movies from the franchise, Tim Burton's Batman, followed by The Dark Knight. DC Entertainment has declared July 23rd National Batman Day, so only a Joker would miss this. — CC
Cannibal at Angelika Film Center
Spanish-director Manuel Martin Cuenca's film, Cannibal, is finally making it's way into American movie theaters this week. In the time between its premiere in the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival to today, Cannibal has made appearances in several international film festivals and walked away with Best Cinematography from the Goya Awards, Spain's main national annual film award (and that's after being nominated for seven awards). The story follows the life of Carlos, the most prestigious tailor in Granada, who moonlights in secret as a murderer without remorse. That is, until he starts to fall for a beautiful young immigrant looking for her twin sister. Described as “a demon's love story,”Cannibal will be opening at the Angelika in Dallas today at 7 p.m. — Chris Escarfullery
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