Cut A Rug With Cutter and Jamaican Queens Up in Denton.
Over the weekend, the first hints of fall started emerging in the form of slightly cooler temperatures. And, in response, a glut of folks started digging out last yearâ€™s hoodies and cardigans.
We're no different. We've been looking forward to this caliber of perfect weather for quite some time.
But, while many Dallasites like to think of fall as “Patio Season Part II,” many scientists actually think of it as the season of love. According to some, research on the lingering bits of our animal instincts tell us that itâ€™ll be harder to find a mate once winter comes, and, if we hurry and mate in the next few months, our hypothetical offspring will be born in the summer, which is purportedly an ideal time. Of course, then there's the added pressure of trying to find a date to bring along to all your family's impending holiday get-togethers.
Who knows? If you're lucky, maybe you'll make it happen out on the dancefloor tonight and find your next long-term sweetie at one of these events.
Jamaican Queens, Hex Cult and Cutter at Dan''s Silverleaf
Released back in August, Cutter's second EP starts with a bang, and spastically ping-pongs in and out of chiptune, electro-punk and synth-pop territories in its quick four-track run. It also ends quicker than you can burn three lives in Contra. And, like in that 1988 classic, this one will sucker you in again and again. Tonight, the local product finds itself opening for Detroit's Jamaican Queens, whose music blends hip-hop beats, pop sensibilities and disturbing lyricism. It's a blend the trio often refers to as “trap pop.” — Cory Graves
Trillwave at The Boiler Room
This weekly has brought quite a steady stream of quality DJ acts to Deep Ellum since relocating there following Zubar's closing. But the thing that really sets Trillwave apart from similarly high-quality weekly dance parties in town is the bang-for-the-buck factor. Not many places in town can compete with the DJs Trillwave residents Trailer Swift and Dubble A bring to town on a weekly basis. And yet they still throw in $2 well drinks and no cover anyway. Because they care. — CG
WARDANCE at Crown and Harp
Each Wednesday, Atrocity Exhibition DJs Decontrol and Death Church (and occasionally some of their AE cohorts) take over the upstairs portion of Crown and Harp for a night of old-school deathrock. Per the organizers' description, the musical selection will include, “deathrock, dark postpunk, dark punk, trad gothic rock, no-wave, coldwave, and lots of DIY guitar-driven dark music.” In any case, rest assured that this is one of the darkest weeklies you'll find anywhere in town. — CG
Tacos and Beer Dinner at Urban Taco
Tonight, the folks at Deep Ellum Brewing Co. and Urban Taco have collaborated on a five-course taco and beer pairing dinner. The highlight of the dinner, we're told, will be a special edition DEBC brew called Holy Mole, a firkin with mole spices that was inspired by Urban Taco's mole poblano recipe. — CG
Tommy Emmanuel at Majestic Theatre
Emmanuel was inspired to pick up the guitar after hearing his first Chet Atkins record at age seven. These days, though, it might be fair to say he's even passed his old hero in terms of technical skill — and that's certainly no knock on Atkins. The noted finger-picker is not just the best guitarist to ever come out of Australia; he's one of the best acoustic players in the world right now. — CG
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.