Reign In Blood With Slayer.
If you're planning on going out tonight, you can breathe a sigh of relief as there's now one less crazy flasher on the loose.
Stephen Van Alphen — who earned the nickname “Nude Poncho Ninja” after once walking the street wearing nothing but a poncho and on, another occasion, “accidentally” flashing a kid while doing a self-described “ninja move” — has finally been arrested.
Still, it might be in your best interest to avoid anyone in may run into tonight still rocking a costume.
Y'know, just in case.
Josh Groban at American Airlines Center
What a busy week it is for AAC employees. Already, they've hosted concerts by Drake and Rihanna. They've also hosted a Mavericks game, too. And, later this week Pearl Jam, Pink and the Dallas Stars will each roll through the arena. On top of all that, Josh Groban will take to the venue tonight to sing Kanye West's latest Tweets. Or so we hope. — Cory Graves
Blitzen Trapper at Dada
Blitzen Trapper is probably one of the most successful alt-country bands of the past few years, and that makes sense. Frontman Eric Earley was making music at the age where most kids are destroying train sets. Alialujah Choir opens. — Chelsea Upton
Scott H. Biram at Lola's
The Texas-born Scott H. Biram is known as something of a rebel. He once played a show from a wheelchair with IVs still dangling from his veins not long after he'd been in a serious car wreck. It's this doesn't-give-a-fuck attitude that's made the self-proclaimed “dirty old one-man band” a joy to watch. Fort Worth's Whiskey Dick and Rome I$ Burnin open. — CG
Butch Walker at Trees
His own solo material aside, former Marvelous 3 frontman Butch Walker has grown into one of the most sought-after producers in pop music today. He's also proven himself over the years as a master craftsman of maddeningly catchy yet absolutely harmless pop-rock gems. Of the dozens of hits Walker's help author, we'll offer up SR-71's “Right Now,” Bowling For Soup's “Girl All the Bad Guys Want,” Weezer's “(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To,” Fall Out Boy's “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up),” Taylor Swift's “Everything Has Changed” and Avril Lavigne's “The Best Damn Thing” as some of the most shining examples of his work. — CG
Slayer at South Side Ballroom
Despite the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death this year and the firing of co-founding drummer Dave Lombardo this spring, the heaviest — and currently the most culturally relevant — of metal's Big Four has continued touring and is now close to wrapping up work on its 12th studio album. — CG
PossessedÂ² at Steve Paul Productions (Opening Reception)
In this two-man show, the intricate collage work of Kevin Parmer will be scaled up and reinterpreted via “jumbo” creations by painter Clay Stinnett. — CG
3OH!3 at House of Blues
The nicest thing we've ever seen written about Colorado electro-pop jokers 3OH!3 was from AllMusic critic Matt Collar, who wrote that the band balanced “Lonely Island's comedic pop irony with LMFAO's party-centric production.” Personally, we think their rise to popularity speaks more to the willingness of the American pop fan to overlook multiple jabs at notable disabled persons depending on how cute or clever a group's hand sign is. — CG
Ishi at Renfield's Corner
The local “folktronica” figureheads are the latest in the Uptown spot's current free, weekly music series. — CG
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