Feel So Good.
Recently, the marketing geniuses over at Netflix posted instructions on its site to help its users build a Netflix and Chill Button — a supposedly real device that simultaneously dims your lights while launching the popular sexy time movie site.
Sounds complicated if you ask us.
Today, on this very website, we too have posted some instructions to help spice up your evening. You might notice, our plan is much simpler. — Cory Graves
The Zombies at Majestic Theatre
One of my favorite interviews I've ever done was a 45-minute phoner with Zombies frontman Colin Blunstone in which he thoroughly chronicled precisely why the band broke up before the release of its biggest album. And though different incarnations of the band have played in town a handful of times in the last couple of years, most recently headlining this year's 35 Denton festival, that original lineup never reformed. For this show, though, the Zombies will bring back all living members. — CG
Masters of the Mic at Crown and Harp
Masters of the Mic is an ongoing freestyle hip-hop competition throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area in effort to find the best undiscovered lyrical maverick in the Metroplex. The cover for tonight's semifinal round is only five bucks for a night of new, raw talent thirsty for bragging rights. Two of tonight's participants will advance to the final round coming up at Trees. — Evan Henry
Matt Hollywood at Double Wide
When handing out high school yearbook-style awards for the performers at last weekend's Oaktopia Fest, our Porttia Portis gave the “Most Haunting Vocalist” title to Moon Waves' Leah Lane. In her words: “Think of a mixture between Janis Joplin, Kim Deal and Fiona Apple, and you have the young frontwoman of Moon Waves. Her sultry, siren-like tone has a way of pulling audiences in, just in time to be crashed with the group's psychedelic sound.” Tonight the young Dallasites open for fellow locals Mercury Rocket and founding Brian Jonestown Massacre bassist Matt Hollywood. — CG
Arc Iris at Dan's Silverleaf
To put it simply, Arc Iris is the band started by composer/multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams after parting ways with the Low Anthem. All Music describes the band's sound as a “meld of cabaret, folk traditions, country, rock, classical, cabaret, and jazz.” Certainly that only really makes sense if you've ever seen the band play live, which it'll do tonight in Denton. Sydney Wright and Pansy Moon open. — CG
Richard Haass, Condoleezza Rice, David Gergen at McFarlin Auditorium
It's time to get political and talk foriegn policy. We've got some heavy hitters on the scene, too. Former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, and president of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass, will field questions. CNN senior political analyst, David Gergen, will act as moderator. — H. Drew Blackburn
Humpday Hangout at Spinster Records (Free)
As we discovered yesterday, there's a lot of cool shit going down at local record stores these days. Tonight, for instance, DJ Sober and Dustin Cavazos are bringing Rat Rios, Picnictyme and Terrence Spectacle to Oak Cliff's Spinster Records for that spot's monthly Humpday Hangout party this week. That one runs 6 to 10 p.m., and they'll have some complimentary adult beverages on hand. — CG
The Lighthouse & The Whaler at Three Links
The Cleveland-based, Moby Dick-referencing, literary-minded indie-rock outift The Lighthouse & The Whaler drops by Deep Ellum tonight. Psychedelic Nashville dream-rock outfit Keeps opens. — CG
Pineapple Express at Sundown (Free)
When I watch a movie, I like to be intellectually stimulated. Good thing Pineapple Express is playing at Sundown tonight. Either that, or we can go look at some crazy things on the Internet together. — CG
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.