Keep In The Dark.
Strapped for ideas on what you're going to do tonight? You could spend several hours ranking all the fictional movies that ever appeared in Seinfeld episodes, if you want. Better yet: You could spend the rest of week fleshing out a 90-minute script for Rochelle Rochelle in time to pitch it to a studio this weekend!
Or, y'know, you could always do some normal stuff.
Per usual, there's plenty of that to go around. — Cory Graves
Temples, The Districts at Trees
In its less-than-two-year existence, English neo-psych rock act Temples has earned itself loads of attention, thanks in no small part to British royalty like Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher calling them the country's best new band. Also on this bill is Pennsylvania's The Districts, whose modernized take on Dylan's electric years is so deceptively sincere, you won't believe they're all just teenagers. — CG
Generationals at The Prophet Bar
New Orleans indie-pop duo Generationals visits Deep Ellum in support of last year's Heza. Even if you haven't heard of the band, you've almost surely heard their songs. They're everywhere as of late, being featured on an episode of Chuck, in the Farrelly brothers movie Hall Pass and in a commercial for Amazon's Kindle in recent years. Go match a couple of faces to the earworms. — Stephen Young
Crowbar at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
It's no secret that GMBG is owned by Richard Rawlings and the crew from Discovery Channel's hit Fast N' Loud show. As for late '80s sludge-core pioneers Crowbar? They have the loud part down pat, but their brooding catalog is known above all for how slow and menacing it is. Revocation & Havok also perform. — CG
Mø at House of Blues
True story: I call my mother “Mo” because it's short for “mother” and I'm lazy. But I'm willing to bet this is not how Mø, the singer, got her name. In fact, I know it's not. Rather, the Danish electro-pop singer born Karen Marie Ørsted decided to use her middle and last initials as her stage name because Mø is Danish for “virgin.” In any case, head out to this one if you're at all a fan of Grimes and/or Twin Shadow. — Chase Whale
B1A4 at Verizon Theatre
Because Dallas is home to one of the largest populations of Koreans in the country, we get to enjoy all sorts of fringe benefits. Tonight's Grand Prairie stop for K-Pop boy band B1A4, for instance, is just one of four U.S. cities the boys will hit during its first-ever world tour. — CG
James Ellroy at Angelika Film Center
James Ellroy is in town tonight to promote his new book, PERFIDIA, but you will be attending this event because he's the same guy who wrote the novel one of your favorite pulpy crime movies is based on, L.A. Confidential. He'll be doing a book signing, a brief Q&A and will provide a short intro for a screening of that cherished film. — CW
The Lodger at Dallas City Performance Hall
Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 silent film, which centers around the manhunt for Jack the Ripper-esque serial killer known as “The Avenger,” won't be silent tonight. The Dallas Chamber Symphony will providing a live score at this one — and for just $18, which is real steal if you ask us. — CG
Lily Kershaw at City Tavern
Coming off her stint opening for Mason Jennings' recent solo acoustic tour — one that included a stop at Granada Theater back in January — Lily Kershaw will headline tonight's return trip to town. The L.A.-born actress (Kershaw has appeared in an episode of Criminal Minds, among other things) and folksy musician is highly recommended, especially if you're of the mindset that considers Sarah Jaffe's debut record is still her best stuff. — CG
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