Go Into Beast Mode With The Satans Of Soft Rock.
Over the weekend, we read a couple of pretty disturbing news reports from a pair of highly-regarded news organizations.
First, there was this one from ABC News about the growing popularity of MDMA. The recent glamorization of the drug in hip-hop culture wasn't the most shocking part of the article, though. The worst part was that a highly respected organization could release a national news piece on the drug while purporting that the term “Molly” was the brand new trend.
Similarly, we were just as taken aback when we read the Associated Press' account of the Budweiser Made in America Festival. in which the reviewer noted Nine Inch Nails' “slow and smoky cover” of Johnny Cash's “Hurt.” As thousands of Reddit-ers and the like were quick to point out, Johnny Cash's 2003 version of the song was, of course, a cover of the song on NIN's 1995 album, The Downward Spiral.
Our point? Misinformation makes you look silly. So take an extra close look at tonight's events before you recommend a plan of action to the rest of your crew.
Hey, a little due diligence never hurt anyone.
New Classes at SchoolClass
Tonight's classes include Rain Catchment 101, Gourmet Easy Bake Oven and Earn a Paycheck as a Creative. Sure sounds better than Advanced Trig or, God forbid, Business Ethics. Crack the books and maybe a few beers while you're at it. — Cory Graves
Babar, Boyfrndz, Senor Fin and Cleanup at Hailey's
Released last year, the debut LP from Austin indie-rock trio Boyfrndz contains an impressive amount of intricate harmonies. Thing is, though, they recorded the thing “mostly live” over a three-day period. Meaning? They should have little trouble pulling off the complex backing vocals in a live setting as part of this impressive four-band bill. — CG
Free Week at Rubber Gloves
Gloves' Free Week festivities roll on for the third of the five no-cover shows that the venue will host this week. The lineup for tonight's concert includes: Little D titans Tony Ferraro & The Satans of Soft Rock, who are celebrating the release of their debut Friend of Man and Beast Alike LP; indie-rockers The Demigs; Hot Coffins, who'll be releasing a new EP tonight; and 817 nerdcore rapper Doug Funnie. — CG
Swing Dancing at Sons of Hermann Hall
Have a friend with an in on the heavy clambakes? If you do, you won't want to show up if your drapes are civilian — or if your dance steps aren't up to par, either. We can't help you with the rags, unfortunately. But Sons of Hermann Hall's Wednesday night swing dancing nights will certainly help you keep up with all the hip cats and kittens on the dance floor. Lessons start at 8 p.m. with practice to follow. First-timers are welcome and there's no need to bring a partner. —CG
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.