Have No Fear, Lupe Fiasco Is Here.
We've all experienced the euphoria that is McDonald's chicken nuggets. At some point in life, the crispy bite-sized treat has been acquired as fuel or as something to soak up shame after a night out. With the options ranging from four to 20 pieces, there is an optimal chicken nugget threshold for everyone.
But how far do you take it? Olympian Usain Bolt, for instance, claimed he devoured an estimated 1,000 of those suckers during his 10-day stint in Beijing in 2008.
It's widely understood that the caloric intake of an Olympic athlete is exponentially higher than the average, mostly sedentary lifestyle of today, so though it is the Bolt-held World Record you probably have the best shot at besting, we still don't recommend attempting the feat yourself.
But don't feel like you've got to lay off McNuggets entirely while you're out tonight, though. Sometimes you gotta treat yo' self.
Morgan Page at South Side Music Hall
American DJ/producer Morgan Page has accomplished the American musician's dream: making his first official headlining tour his biggest tour ever. In addition to bringing his highly celebrated performances to more than 50 U.S. and Canadian cities, he will be introducing a “groundbreaking” interactive, 3-D element to these performances that was originally developed for Michael Jackson's This Is It, and his show promises to push the limits of live dance music. — Porttia Portis
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone at Texas Theatre
After a 16-year absence, one of the most influential British bands in history reunited in 2012 for a highly anticipated sellout tour. View all of the components of what made the record-breaking sellout concerts possible through the eyes of filmmaker Shane Meadows, including unseen materials spanning the history of The Stone Roses. Take in the 25-year history of one of the most significant bands in the 21st century in 97 minutes. Not too shabby. — PP
Cults, Mood Rings at Trees
Music for a breakup is a standard commodity among today's listeners, and Cults has tapped into that overstuffed market with their just-released sophomore album, Static. Recorded after a lengthy tour, the disc's moody, atmospheric sound, poignant lyrics and co-production from Vampire Weekend's Shane Stoneback make for great listening no matter your relationship status. But they'll feel especially on point if you've just closed out the most recent chapter of your love life. — PP
Lupe Fiasco at Granada Theater
Lupe Fiasco has an innate ability to keep his fans on their toes. Between studio pushbacks, changes in album release dates, album cancellations and the like, any music he releases is (often) held in high esteem. Case in point? It's been three years since Fiasco's performed in town. That changes tonight when he comes to the Granada to showcase songs from his upcoming fifth LP, Tetsuo & Youth. If you're lucky, you may get to hear cuts from last year's Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album and/or some older fan favorites as well. — PP
A Very Special Night with 3/5 of Calhoun at Twilite Lounge
Tonight's aptly-named, three-part offering at Deep Ellum's Twilite Lounge will feature a solo set from Calhoun frontman Tim Locke, another by the band's bassist (and the bar's co-owner) Danny Balis, and lastly a broken down Calhoun set by Locke, Balis and drummer Josh Hoover. — Cory Graves
Sarah Jarosz at Kessler Theater
For the third week in a row now, former Texas resident Sarah Jarosz's recently released album Build Me Up From Bones has held down the No. 1 position on the Americana Radio chart. Though she's since relocated to New York, Jarosz, who was born a few hours south of Dallas, has a press kit that boasts she's “still very much a Texan a heart,” although that matters less, perhaps, than the mountain of rave reviews her latest album has already accumulated. — CG
Misfits at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
These days, the Misfits' ever-revolving lineup includes one original member, bassist Jerry Only, as well as former Black Flag guitarist Dez Cadena and Murphy's Law drummer Eric “Chupacabra” Arce. Say what you will about their goofy haircuts and “every day is Halloween” mantra, but their iconic skull logo is, perhaps, second only to Black Flag's four bars as the most enduring and recognizable rock insignias of all time. That should, at least, count for something. — CG
The Doobie Brothers at Bass Performance Hall
We once saw Michael McDonald perform a few of the Doobies' tunes at the Meyerson — which is sort of the same thing, only not really at all — so we feel qualified to tell you not to overlook The Doobie Brothers' Fort Worth stop tonight. Or, as the members of Steely Dan once told McDonald, “Go to the Doobies! Squadle diddle dee!!” — CG
Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band at Dada
With the help of his fans, Devine raised $114,805 via Kickstarter, which he used to record and simultaneously self-release his seventh and eighth studio albums. The Goddman Band he's assembled to back him on this current tour will help him pull off the wide array of material from his lo-fi punk-based Bubblegum album, as well as the more acoustic-leaning Bulldozer. — CG
The Tontons at Renfield's Corner
The sometimes douchey Uptown night spot shouldn't be too bad tonight — especially when one considers that Houston favorites The Tontons will be performing there. And, if you get there and decide the silky pipes of vocal vixen Asli Omar and the funky grooves of her backing band aren't enough to make up for this show's setting, don't sweat it: This sucker's free. — CG
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