Want to hear something that'll make you want to quit the Internet? There's a chicken in Australia with more Twitter followers than you.
The fowl named Betty is currently in charge of the Twitter account as a promotional gimmick for Chicken Treat, an Aussie fast food chain — and she will be, says the company, until she sets a world record by tweeting out a five-letter English word instead of the gibberish she's been pecking out to date.
On the other hand, there's sites like ours, which, hopefully make you re-think that whole quitting the Internet thing. Just look at all we've found for you to do this evening. — Cory Graves
The Districts at Dada
The two biggest examples of bands of high schoolers that completely immersed themselves in their dads' record collections and subsequently mastered genres that died out long before they were born are Ireland's The Strypes, whose sped-up take on the Stones has earned them tremendous global buzz of late, and Pennsylvania's The Districts, whose modernized take on Dylan's electric years is deceptively sincere. The latter headlines this bill that also features Sun Club and Bravo, Max! open. — CG
Family Force 5 at House of Blues
Somehow combining a much of maligned genres like metal, joke rock, “crunk” rock and Christian rock into a single off-the-wall package hasn't slowed the roll of Atlanta party rocking outfit Family Force 5 one bit. The band frequently performs well on both Christian and secular charts alike. — CG
Oral Fixation: “In the Doghouse” at Dallas City Performance Hall
If you've never attended one of Dallas' juciest adult-oriented storytelling nights before, this would certainly be the show to change that. This month's “In the Doghouse”-themed show features a couple of seasoned Oral Fixation vets, a stand-up comedian, an improv performer and a pastor, whose Hollywood-ready true life tale of being tortured at the hands of a Mexican drug cartel for a month just might be the most gripping one ever told at one of these things. — CG
Chad Valley at Three Links
Hugo Manuel, the mastermind behind the Chad Valley moniker, has been making waves for a few years now in the bedroom electro-pop scene of his native Oxford, England. Sometimes, like tonight, for instance, the Jonquil frontman also takes the time to bring his project over to the states. Fun Fact: His “Shell Suit” song was featured in the soundtrack to the zombie-rom-com Warm Bodies. Stranger Cat and The Azalea Project open. — Erika Lambreton
Back to the Future Day at Texas Theatre
Well, as literally everyone on Facebook has been letting you know, the day is finally here: October 21, 2015, is indeed the day Marty McFly, his girlfriend Jennifer and his ol' pal Doc Brown travel to in order to stop Marty's son from ending up in prison. On that day, the Texas Theatre is offering two chances to catch the sequel on the big screen. There's an earlier showing at precisely 4:29 p.m. for purists. Then there's a showing at 7:30 for those of us who might have some games to bet on that day. Part II is nowhere near as good as the original, but it's still a lot of fun and this day's been 30 years in the making. — Kip Mooney
Comedy Night at Twilite Lounge (Free)
Once a month, local comedian Clint Werth continues his mission to take comedy out of the comedy clubs. For the October edition of his series, they'll be sending off Dallas comedian Brad LaCour, who is moving to Los Angeles to further his career. Wishing him off will be Asher Allen, Dan Danzy, Brian Breckenridge, and all the way from Oklahoma City, Brett Jones and guitar-wielding jokester Ryan O'Brien.– CG
Bidi Bidi Banda at Strauss Square
The outdoor stage at Strauss Square is uncovered, sure, but this series derives its name from the fact that's hosting nothing but cover bands. This Selena tribute, for instance, is comprised of players from several of Austin's top Latin bands. You could fall in love with them. — CG
I'd Die for Lo Fi, The Deathless at Crown and Harp
High-flying Austin showmen I'd Die for Lo Fi are pretty fond of, well, music that's not captured on high fidelity media. They're pretty rockin' live, though. Tonight they'll link up with Nashville synth-pop outfit and those trippy 214 kids in Field Guide to break up the humpday monotony. — CG
David Ryan Harris, Melissa Polinar at The Prophet Bar
Dallas-sprung singer-songwriter Melissa Polinar has racked up millions of plays for her YouTube videos, enough to prompt a move to the West Coast to give the working musician thing a go. In the meantime, she hasn't really been back through to play her old hometown all that often, so this little homecoming should be something of a long overdue treat. — CG
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