Try Not To Kill Kendrick Lamar's Vibe.
Chad Johnson had made it. He had secured very favorable terms in pleading guilty to a probation violation.
It was a done deal. He wasn't going to jail. All he just had to make it through allocution with the judge and not slap his lawyer's ass.
Then he slapped his lawyer's ass. And now the artist formerly known as Ochocinco is going to jail for 30 days.
Have fun out there tonight Dallas. But, please, keep the ass-slapping to a minimum.
Kendrick Lamar with Black Hippy at Verizon Theatre
Last time Kendrick Lamar was in Dallas, he was playing the 1,500-capacity South Side Music Hall on Halloween. Five-and-a-half months later, he and the rest of his Black Hippy crew — Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock — are threatening to sell-out a venue four times as large. If nothing else, consider this your chance to check out the crew behind two of last year's best albums: Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city and Ab-Soul's Control System.
BYOB Bingo at Hypnotic Donuts [Sold Out]
RSVPs for tonight's R-rated BYOB bingo at Hypnotic Donuts are already closed, so consider this more of a public service announcement. If you want to get in on all the fun two weeks from now, be sure and watch the shop's Facebook page. They'll probably call for reservations sometime this week.
45: the Movie Premiere at 2625 Main
Jonathan Buchner's documentary 45 premieres, as it should, right in the heart of Deep Ellum. The film examines the tragedy surrounding the 2011 suicides of Frankie Campagna and Adam Carter, two members of Dallas punk mainstays Spector 45. Tonight's screenings (at 8 and 10p.m.) are free, but limited to 200 attendees each.
Wild Child, Marmalakes and Skakey Graves at the The Live Oak
Fresh off their double-win at the 2013 Austin Music Awards for “Best Indie Band” and “Best Folk Band,” the six-member folk collective Wild Child headlines an Austin-centric triple-bill at The Live Oak.
Minor Decline at Lola's Saloon
Illinois punks Minor Decline headlines a loud offering at Lola's that also features fellow hardcore act The Neckties.