Help A Brother Out.
Earlier this week, Apple announced the launch of some new apps to teach kids how to code. Never too early to start prepping for the competitive job market, eh?
For those of us grown folks with jobs, on the other hand, unwinding after a day of work is just as important as getting a let up on the competition.
Here’s where we’ll be powering down tonight. — Cory Graves
Bill Ellison’s Benefit at Granada Theater
Bill Ellison is a badass. Have you ever scoured The Granada’s Facebook page for pictures of that show you swear “changed your life?” If you’ve spotted that golden-moment photo, Ellison is probably the guy responsible. The Granada will celebrate Ellison, who is currently fighting pancreatic cancer, and his immense contributions this Wednesday, with sets from Eleven Hundred Springs, The O’s, Straight Tequila Night, Andy Timmons and RTB2. Donations to his medical bills are more than appreciated. — Calvin Cashen
Pup at Three Links
Pop-punk has been experiencing a bit of a resurgence lately. Toronto outfit Pup is the latest bunch of miscreants to hop on the bandwagon. Though the outfit is technically proficient, it manages to keep pop-punk’s juvenile charm intact. Pup wrap you in a playful chokehold that rarely lets up. — CC
The Cactus Blossoms at Dada
Fans of the Everly Brothers will certainly dig on the close harmonies and low key, classic country vibes of the brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum, who perform as The Cactus Blossoms. Fellow young/old country soul Summer Dean opens. — CG
Cat in the Brain at Alamo Drafthouse (Richardson)
Calling all gore hounds and the psychologically depraved! Lucio Fulci’s avant-garde horror flick, A Cat in the Brain, will play for one night on the silver screen. Disclaimer: not for the faint of heart. — CC
Texas Mic Fest at The Globe
This event, put together by DSR manager George Lopez to showcase the rappers in the area who he feels needs a little help earning some shine, promises appearances from various area radio hosts, mixtape heroes and club DJs — plus, y’know, performances from some 20 or so local rappers. Could this be the launchpad for the next great Dallas emcee? Only one way to find out. — Pete Freedman