There Goes The Neighbourhood.
Andre Young (better known as Dr. Dre) and his longtime business partner Jimmy Iovine just donated $70 million to the University of Southern California to establish the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.
The program is described as “[focusing] on invention and conceptual thinking, drawing on the talents and influences of leaders from across industries to empower the next generation of disruptive inventors and professional thought leaders across a multitude of global industries.”
Yeah, we have no idea what that means either. But hey, if you've got $31,000 a semester to pay to go major in Dr. Dre at the USCJIAYAATBI, the more power to you.
Now back to your regularly-scheduled programming: YHDTD (Your Hump-Day To-Dos).
The Neighbourhood at Trees
Mysterious California quintet The Neighbourhood is currently supporting its April release, I Love You. The band's combination of rock instruments and hip-hop aesthetics would seemingly make them a pretty compelling act to see in a live setting.
Night Beds at Three Links
Night Beds' debut LP, Country Sleep, is a breakup album written at the house formerly owned by Johnny Cash in Nashville. It sounds like it, too: The album is chock full of steel strings and haunting, melancholy lyrics. Lest you think the band's a bit too dreary, here they are covering Robyn's “Dancing on My Own.”
Peter Frampton at the Verizon Theatre
The master of the talking guitar — Peter Frampton, naturally — brings his “Guitar Circus” tour to Verizon tonight. He's performing his landmark live album Frampton Comes Alive! in its entirety on this tour, along with some more recent material, so, expect a long, diverse show. Fellow guitar specialist Robert Cray opens.
Geeks Who Drink Trivia at Wit's End
Wit's End hosts its weekly Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. Go prove to all your friends that your knowledge of late '80s Billboard-charting hip-hop is actually good for something.
Bowling for Soup at Rockin' Rodeo
Local pop-punk mainstays Bowling for Soup are filming at video at tonight's show out in Denton. In order to draw the biggest possible crowd, they've made tonightâ€™s show free to attend. Former Smile Smile member Ryan Hamilton makes his solo debut with his new backing band as the opening act on this bill.
Upstairs Wednesdays at Pozo Mercado
DJs Parker Lawson and Brandon Hays are in the mix for this new weekly affair at the just-opened Mexican joint on McKinney. But here's most everything you need to know about this party and this place: They have four different kinds of chilled and infused tequilas on tap. Sounds dangerous, no?