Choose Your Weapon.
After becoming the greatest rapper of all time, Riff Raff has decided he's ready to conquer the world of pro wrestling.
If that's your goal too, he says, it's pretty simple: You just need to hire Hulk Hogan to help you bulk up to 240 pounds of pure muscle.
If, on the other hand, your goals are more modest — like, say, simply finding something reasonable to do this evening. that's much easier to attain. All you've got to do is keep reading. — Cory Graves
Hiatus Kaiyote at Trees
Self proclaimed “Mulit-dimensional polyrhythmic gangster shit” quartet from Melbourne, Hiatus Kaiyote seem to be trending whether it be all name-based or not. The Grammy-nominated outfit will make a pair of stops in town Wednesday, dropping by Josey Records for an in-store before headlining Trees later in the evening. See if they can possibly live up to the hype. — Evan Henry
Lighting of the Original Pegasus at Omni Hotel
In 1934, the original porcelain enamel and red neon Pegasus sign first took its place on the roof of the 29-story Magnolia Building. The tallest building in town at the time, the flying horse soon came to serve as a symbol for the City of Dallas. Then in 1999 the aging relic was retired in favor of the replica that currently sits in its old place. For a while after that, the original sign glowed at the Dallas Farmers Market, but more recently it was relegated to a storage unit near White Rock Lake. After the thing was rediscovered roughly two years ago, developer Jack Matthews has been working to restore the thing to its original glory. That's a lot of detail and care paid to the process, especially considering the sign only took six weeks to be manufactured from scratch in the first place. Since April, the newly restored original Pegasus has been spinning atop its new perch on a mini oil rig in front of the Omni Hotel, and tonight it'll be relit for the first time by Mayor Rawlings as part of an official ceremony. — CG
Volbeat at Verizon Theatre
Well this is awkward: Rob Caggiano became the seventh guitarist to quit Anthrax when he decided to join up with Danish metal band Volbeat. I'm guessing there were no hard feelings though, maybe because Caggiano had quit once before. In any case the two will share this bill. Crobot also performs. — CG
Hot Tub Time Machine at Sundown
Nobody gets carded, and everybody gets laid. Or something like that. — CG
Mallrats at Alamo Drafthouse
While Kevin Smith stays busy working on a long-(awaited?) sequel to Mallrats, you can go ahead and catch a digitally restored 20th anniversary version of his sophomore flick back on the big screen. Snootchie Bootchies indeed. — CG
Bruce Hornsby at House of Blues
Let's clear a few things up: While Hornsby's “The Way it Is” served as the backbone for Tupac's “Changes,” he's by no means hard. And though his current backing outfit calls itself The Noisemakers, the piano-led jazz pop fusion is anything buy cacophonous. — CG
Hide at Rubber Gloves
House of Tinnitus brings the city of Denton yet another burst of grinding experimentation, on this night is Hide, an industrial electronic duo from Chicago that Marilyn Manson recently took on tour. And they'll go out again with Alkaline Trio in the coming months. Bask in discomfort as it only takes $5. Even better? Wiving, Filth, Psychic Killers and Vogue Machine open. — EH
Thin Line Fest Fiesta at Mulberry Street Cantina
Performing a brief, but lively happy hour set is Denton Latin ensemble, Mariachi Quetzal, which has for years has been known for often intriguing, yet fiery performances. You'll have plenty of time to bid on silent auction items and suck down a margarita before moving on to your later engagements. — EH
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