Kick Out The Jam.
Earlier this week, professional competitive eater Joey Chestnut set a new world record by eating an entire turkey all by his lonesome.
That would be 9.35 pounds, off the bone, in 10 minutes.
And, for the major league stomachache and three-day tryptophan coma he had to endure, Chestnut earned himself all of $5,000.
We don't recommend attempting to best that feat at your family gathering tomorrow. We do, however, recommend getting your pre-Turkey Day partying on tonight.
Reverend Horton Heat at Trees
Tonight marks the venue's annual “Thanks For Giving” concert at the venue, meaning the $10 + 1 can of food cost admission to this one will all be donated to area shelters in order to help feed less fortunate individuals this Thanksgiving. And what better concert to kick off your Thanksgiving holiday than with a band that has songs called “Eat Steak,” “Turkey Gotta Gobble,” and “Let Me Teach You How to Eat”?
Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland at Texas Theatre
These days, Portland is considered one of the most bike-friendly places on the planet. This wasn't always the case, though. Back in the '90s, the city's law enforcement would spend as much as $35,000 annually to try to put a stop to the monthly Critical Mass bike rides that would often attract thousands of cyclists. This documentary explores how, despite putting a stop to the monthly rides, Critical Mass is arguably bigger than ever, having spread to cities all over the country. Now, bike culture in Portland is at all-time highs.
Future Punx at City Tavern
Like so many other of New York's current hip bands — including the Grantland-touted “last great New York band” — Future Punx's roots can be traced back to Denton, where its members Chris Pickering and Jason Kelly previous kicked around with outfits like Teenage Cool Kids and Fergus & Geronimo. The Thanksgiving holidays brings the band back home for a couple shows — they'll also play Rubber Gloves on Friday. In any case, the inclusion of buzzing Dallas acts Party Static and iill on this bill makes this one of the hippest shows of the week.
Eighth Anniversary of The Wednesday Night Jam at The Prophet Bar
Every Wednesday for damn near a decade now, R.C. Williams and The Gritz has held a weekly jam session at The Prophet Bar. And, every Wednesday since launching our listings page over a year ago now, we've included a blurb hinting that one of the big reasons for checking out this long-running weekly is the fact that you never know who might show up. The implication there, of course, is that Erykah Badu, who has long had ties with Williams, her live band music director, may be there. And, to be fair, Ms. Badu does drop by unannounced to the Jam at least a couple times of year. Tonight, though, and in conjunction with the Jam's eighth anniversary party, Williams and Co. are taking all the guesswork out of it. That is to say, Erykah will most definitely be at The Prophet Bar's Jam Session tonight, where she'll perform along with The Gritz and DJ Jay Clipp.
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at Granada Theater
Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin mastermind Andrew McMahon sticks with his own name these days. He released his debut under the current reboot last month, an album that features his blandest, most commercially friendly material to date. Hey, it worked for Coldplay. The markedly more interesting Fences and Junior Prom open.
Ten Foot Beast at Hailey's Club
Now that Spookeasy is no more, that band's drummer, Adam Locklear, has recently delved back into his heavy roots with his new outfit, Ten Foot Beast. Locklear, you might recall, previously headed up the math-tinged hardcore outfit Rocket Arm, one of the more criminally underrated loud acts in town. You can check out Ten Foot Beast's recent debut here.
Four-Year Anniversary Party at Beauty Bar
To celebrate four years of nightly dance parties on Henderson Avenue, Beauty Bar celebrates its anniversary with tonight's free blowout, which will feature most every one of the spot's current resident DJs. Those would be Red Eye, Blake Ward, Sober, Trailer Swift, Dubble A, Cris Roze and Genova.
Granger Smith at House of Blues
The Texas Country performer and Lake Highlands graduate Granger Smith — or Earl Dibbles, Jr. as he sometimes calls himself — is back for a homecoming show.
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.