Might As Well Jump.
Soon, you'll be able to hop aboard a private jet any time you damn please. A Dallas startup is planning to offer a Netflix-like, private jet subscription service where, for a monthly fee, you'll be able to secure a plane out of Dodge on a whim.
The thing is, subscriptions will likely run between $1,650 and $2,650 monthly. Yeah, not quite as affordable as summoning an Uber to drive you home from the bar.
Oh well. But, really, why are you so keen on skipping town anyway? Who else has got this many things to do on a Wednesday? — Cory Graves
Natural Child at Three Links
Nashville trio Natural Child mixes in bits Waylon-esque country, Stones-era rock and even some hints of The Stooges into their garage-ready sound, making them — in our eyes, at least — one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands of the XY generation. Chicago's Caves, NYC's Dirty Fences and fellow Nashvillians Faux Ferocious open this sturdy bill. — Nicole Arnold
Van Halen at Gexa Energy Pavilion
To many, Van Halen is considered one of those legendary classic rock bands. To most standards, that's very correct. With hits like “Jump!” and “Runnin' With The Devil” being released over 30 years ago, its no wonder the outfit, backed once again by David Lee Roth, is back in action and making a stop in Dallas. This is one of those where you're likely see plenty of dads enthusiastically dragging their sons along to something they saw decades ago. After all, it's only rock 'n' roll. — Evan Henry
Nick Jonas at House of Blues
Yeah, Nick Jonas is one of the Jonas Brothers, but now that the band of brothers is no more, nor is the Bruce Springsteen side project, The Administration that he started up in 2009. He did well enough touring with his brothers, selling out arenas and selling over eight million albums worldwide, but is now trying to do his own thing, bringing his Prince/The Weeknd-inspired solo material to the town of his birth. I can respect that. — Chase Whale
Saving Private Ryan at Alamo Drafthouse
The film that lost the “Best Picture” Oscar to Shakespeare in Love returns to the big screen for a little redemption. — CG
Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes at The Magnolia
In this quasi-documentary, concert and recording studio footage from Arcade Fire's Refklector period are woven together to give a vague impression of how that No. 1 album came to be. For what it's worth the film comes courtesy of 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Kahlil Joseph. — CG
Thomas Rhett at AT&T Stadium
It wasn't enough that country “star” Thomas Rhett would hold his album release at Jerry World, but he'll also try to distract from the music with an attempt at the record for the world's largest game of Twister right there on the field. — CG
Pegasus Reading Series at Kettle Art (Free)
For this edition of the music and literature series, poets Richard Bailey, R. Flowers Rivera and Bess Whitby will read their works and One O'clock Lab Band guitarist Horace Bray will noodle away on some all-star jazz. — CG
The Shrine at Lola's
Spillover vets, heavy-ass, riff-based stoner rock trio The Shrine return to North Texas, this time opting to blow the lid off of Lola's. Mothership and Duell open. — CG
Trillwave's Three-Year Anniversary at Beauty Bar (Free)
Celebrating the third anniversary of Dallas' Trillwave crew is London-based grime DJ Mumdance, who once said, “If something confuses the shit out of you on the dancefloor—that's a beautiful thing.” DJ Andrew Barton, no cover and $5 you call its make this one even more appealing. — CG
The Glorious Sons of Dada
Blue collar Canadian rockers The Glorious Sons bring their liquor-soaked rock 'n' roll tunes to Deep Ellum. Local outfit The Van Sanchez opens. Cheers! — CG
Petty Theft at Strauss Square
Here, Mike Rhyner's Petty Theft takes on the catalog of Tom Petty and/or his Heartbreakers under the stars with the skyline of our fair burgh nigh upon them. — CG
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