Come Down To Earth.
According to Public House Wine — whose tagline is “A Wine Brand for the new Generation,” btw — a reported 28 percent of 21-26 year-olds drink wine every day. The same studies, and granted these studies were conducted by winos, say that Americans are increasingly willing to drink wine anytime, anywhere and out of any container.
Leave the wine-filled shampoo bottles and other homemade flasks at home tonight, wine's pretty much available at every one of these places — along with some additional entertainment, to boot. — Cory Graves
Road House at Sundown
Rowdy Herrington's 1989 classic, Roadhouse, is the ultimate Wimp's Guide to Kicking Ass. Here, the late Patrick Swayze plays nice guy bar bouncer until it's time to no longer play nice guy bar bouncer, then kicks ass and rips throats out of any baddie who gets in his way. Come watch this at Sundown, there are plenty of walls to lean on with your leg half-cocked and arms crossed to make you look like the coolest guy there. — Chase Whale
Barcelona at South Side Music Hall
Just to be clear, the Barcelona that's performing at the Gilley's complex tonight is the piano-based Seattle indie rock band whose song “Please Don't Go” has been featured, among other places, in those Water For Elephants trailers a while back. It is not, we repeat not, the nerdy late '90s new wave band from Virginia who seemed to sing about nothing but soccer and computers. Don't people do Google searches before naming their bands anymore? — CG
Earth, King Dude, True Widow at Dada
Punked-out folk revivalist King Dude's output leans much closer to the goth-tinged Americana of Denton's New Science Projects than the '90s beach bum/surfer dude persona such a moniker might otherwise imply. In fact, Stereogum recently described the band's latest single as, “the sort of drinking song that the Misfits' pirate ancestors might've written if the Misfits had pirate ancestors.” And tonight the band will find itself sandwiched between Washington drone metal pioneers, Earth, and local stone-gaze trailblazers, True Widow. — CG
DJ Deebay at Twilite
Mug down with a frozen Jack and Coke tonight whilst Twilite owner, local band bass player and radio personality, DJ Deebay (read: Danny Balis) will be showing off his DJ skills, spinning vinyl all night long at this one. Or if you're really a high-roller you can drink Johnnie Walker Blue on ice in the Twilite bathroom until 5 a.m. — CG
Art With a View: Dave Wilson at Belmont Hotel
For the next few weeks the Belmont Hotel's bar and lobby will be smattered with the concert photography of local photographer David Wilson. Acts like Descender, Will Johnson, Sarah Jaffe, Sealion, Taylor Rea, The Black Dotz, Baboon and J. Charles & the Trainrobbers are a few of the entities whose stage mugs you'll see at this one. And DJ Mr. Rid will be spinning at tonight's opening reception. — CG
Trillwave's Two-Year Anniversary Pre-Party at Beauty Bar
Tonight's not just another edition of Trillwave's weekly Beauty Bar residency. Rather tonight will serve as a pre-party to collective's big two-year anniversary party this Friday night. Joining Trillwave residents Trailer Swift, Dubble A, Chrs Roze and Genova tonight will be Austin's Mike G and Dallas' LeeIII. Oh, and there'll be $4 you-call-its all night long. — CG
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.