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While purportedly intending to host a small get-together for a few of his closest friends, one Canadian teenager did $70,000 worth of damage to his parents' still-under-construction home. Apparently, after the teen uploaded photos of the party to his social media accounts with the hashtag “mansionparty,” it led to upwards of 2,000 high schoolers joining the rager throughout the course of the night.
In this economy, though, who can afford to tithe so much extra to the party gods? Not many of us. So, presuming you're not a gazillionaire, maybe just have your thousand closest friends meet you out somewhere in public tonight.
Just be sure to post your whereabouts to your social media pages so all the ne'er-do-wells know where to find you.
Tokyo Police Club at Trees
Earlier this year, Toronto indie-pop outfit Tokyo Police Club released its third full-length, the bands first in four years. While the band has gone on record as saying it intentionally channeled the oft-maligned third LPs of bands like Weezer and the Strokes for the effort, the direct pop sensibilities of those acts shines through on Forcefields, the band's most straightforward and hook-filled record yet. — CG
Emancipator Ensemble, and Blue Sky Black Death at Granada Theater
Portland trip-hop producer Doug Appling, better known by his Emancipator stage name, has put together a four-piece live band that'll be helping him pull off his ethereal electronic jams tonight. Fellow Pacific North Westerners Blue Sky Black Death are an instrumental hip-hop duo that'll open the show. That said, what's the difference between an instrumental hip-hop duo and a hip-hop producer that doesn't want any emcees coming along and ruining their beats? Actually, we're not quite sure. — CG
Mean Girls Quote-a-Long at Alamo Drafthouse
It's not very often that talking in the movies is allowed, much less encouraged. Take advantage of the rare opportunity tonight to yell things such as “Boo, you whore!” and “Stop trying to make fetch happen!” in a crowded theater. — CG
Iron Fork at Centennial Hall at Fair Park
In addition to food and booze tastings from over 30 local establishments, the centerpiece of this grand tasting event — as well as its namesake — comes from the Iron Chef-like showdown that will see FT33 chef Matt McCallister and Oak's Richard Gras crafting a meal on the fly from a given basket of ingredients. Allez cuisine! Allez cuisine! — CG
Tokyo Police Club cover photo by Andrew Strapp. To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.