Get In The Spirit.
A woman was recently arrested for showing up drunk to pick her kids up from school, slamming into cars, running her mouth and ultimately attempting to roundhouse kick the cops who tried to stop her for questioning.
Knowing nothing else about her, can you guess what state she lives in?
If you guessed Florida, you're correct.
Thank goodness you don't live there. Because, for one thing, you're at least a thousand or so miles removed from that lunatic. But, also, you're able to take in this spate of killer events around these parts. — Chase Whale
Central Track Presents: The Guest (Advance Screening) at Angelika Film Center (Sold Out)
One of the critical darlings at this year's Sundance Film Festival and the latest effort form the makers of the solid whodunit horror film, You're Next, The Guest stars Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as David, a mysterious soldier who shows up on a family's doorstep, informing them that was a good friend of their son who died in a war. He's got no place to go, so they take him in. Only, shortly after they welcome him in their home, shit gets bonkers. This screening also features a Q&A with the director, writer and star of the film. — CW
Quicksilver at Sundown
This summer, Quicksilver had one of the best scenes in a comic-book movie. Seriously: Have you seen X-Men: Days of Future Past yet? It's awesome. This movie, meanwhile, has absolutely nothing to do with that scene or franchise. This one stars Kevin Bacon as a bike messenger on the run from some bad guys. It's like Speed with bicycles. Well, not quite. — CW
The Sword at Gas Monkey
Frequent Metallica tour mates The Sword continue touring in support of 2012’s Apocryphon with its second appearance at Gas Monkey of the year. That latest release from the Austin-based sludge-metal act features the same time-tested heavy doom of its previous albums, so don’t go to this one expecting to have your life affirmed or anything. Still, you should be able to get your [hard] rocks off at tonight's one-year anniversary show for the venue all the same. — Stephen Young
Lyle Lovett at Bass Performance Hall
Despite not having charted a Top 40 hit since the '80s, this singer-songwriter has had at least four albums certified gold by the RIAA. And, unlike his last stop at Bass Hall, Lovett will have his Large Band in tow at this one. If all that weren't enough , just consider this: Lovett grew up in Klein, Texas, a town named after his great grandfather. It doesn't get much more Texan than that. — Cory Graves
MC Frontalot, Dr. Awkward and Corn Mo at Three Links
Does it make you feel old to think that nerdcore rap is over 15 years old? MC Frontalot, the self-proclaimed “world's 579th greatest rapper” has been making dorktastic rhymes since 1999, and is widely acknowledged to be the originator of the term “nerdcore rap.” Fellow nerdcore rapper Dr. Awkward and locally sprung oddball accordionist Corn Mo open. Be sure to ask the latter about his Orange Is The New Black cameo after the show. — CG
Daphne Willis at Vagabond (Free)
You're running out of excuses for not catching the uber-talented Nashville-based Folk&B artist Daphne Willis, who'll tonight perform in North Texas for the third time this week. And, much like this past Sunday's set at The Rustic, tonight's low-key affair will be free to attend. — CG
Duran Duran Unstaged at Texas Theatre
How many of you knew that legendary director David Lynch (Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks) not only makes weird-ass cool narratives, but also a lot of music videos? Well, it's true. And, in 2011, he released the documentary Duran Duran Unstaged, which you can catch that today at the Texas Theatre. — CW
Maren Morris at Magnolia Motor Lounge
Less than a week before Tim McGraw's Sundown Heaven Town album is released, the North Texas expat that co-wrote the album's “Last Turn Home” track will perform her indie country songs as an acoustic duo out in The Fort. Check her out in this intimate setting — not just because she's about to blow the fuck up, but because it's her only Texas performance of the year. — CG
Delta Spirit at Granada Theater
Delta Spirit is in town to promote its latest album, the band's most quote-unquote rock 'n' roll effort to date. Of particular interest — to tonight's crowd anyway — is the fact that Into the Wide was at least partly inspired by frontman Matt Vasquez's childhood spent in Texas. — CW
Dallas Society of Visual Communications' September Meeting at Angelika Film Center
The Dallas Society of Visual Communications has started a monthly at the Angelika where it's bringing in some of the world's brightest artists, photographers, designers and illustrators to explain just how it is that they do what they do. Tonight's guest? Butler Looney, lead designer at Turner Duckworth, a prominent design agency based in London and San Francisco. If you're a local artist, this is something you will want to attend. — CW
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