Unzip Your Harrington For Drowners.
The Season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones is still a good six months off, but that doesn't mean the series can't continue to bring you some good ol' fashioned nerd pleasure in the meantime. Good thing, then, that Random House just released a new app that'll help you learn to speak fluent Dothraki.
From what we gather, it's not a particularly difficult language to master — they don't even bother with phrases like “thank you” in Dothraki. That said, you've probably got time to lock down a few phrases to test out when you're out on the town tonight. — Cory Graves
Bear Hands at Cambridge Room
New York's Bear Hands has honed its broadly-appealing cross section of post punk and melodic indie-pop while on the road, opening for like-minded indie giants like Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit, MGMT, Mayer Hawthorne and Chairlift. Above all, its newly released sophomore album, Distraction is supremely dancey. Its fitting, then, that the locally-tied Wild Party should find itself on this bill, as the outfit recently said in an interview that its members like to dance while writing their own material. — CG
Erasure at House of Blues
Erasure will always have a sweet spot for my soft heart. One of the first CDs I ever owned was the band's fifth album, Chorus. The titular song's first 30 seconds or so reminded me of The Neverending Story's theme song, so I bought it. This is a true story. The band didn't stop making music in the '80s, though. Earlier this summer Erasure released its sixteenth album, The Violet Flame, so expect to hear some brand new material, in addition to hits like “A Little Respect” and “Chains of Love.” — Chase Whale
Oral Fixation at Texas Theatre
As we mentioned earlier this week, will an encore presentation to this season's storytelling offerings that'll go down on Wednesdays at Texas Theatre. Not only does the historic Oak Cliff theatre provide a slightly less stuffy setting to take in these true life tales, but the tickets are a bit cheaper, too. Oh yeah, and in case you don't remember, this month's theme is “Go With the Flow.” — CG
Knifight, Bummer Vacation, iill at Three Links
Fresh off a performance at this past weekend's ACL festivities, where its performance was unfortunately cancelled due to rain, Austin's own Knifight brings its electronic-heavy, post-industrial offering three hours north. Dallas upstart iill, which bills itself as the city's only all-live electronic band, should pair nicely with Knifight's own full band experience. Fort Worth's Bummer Vacation also performs. — CG
Drowners at Dada
New York/Welsh post punk band Drowners isn't necessarily out to reinvent the wheel or anything. Like at all. Hell, the band's name comes from its favorite Suede song. Other than that you'll get a hefty dose of tunes you'll swear are Smiths and/or Strokes covers. That's not intended to be an insult; that's exactly what they're supposed to sound like. Bully opens this Dr. Martens-sponsored show. — CG
Israel Nash at Dan's Silverleaf
Dripping Springs singer-songwriter Israel Nash should fit in quite well at Dan's Silverleaf. He's already been embraced by locals like Midlake's Joey McClellan and his brother Aaron of The Fieros, both of which played on his album. Denton's own Brent Best opens. — CG
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