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Are you drinking your coffee correctly? Perhaps not.

According to new YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE, you've got to wait at least an hour after waking up to achieve maximum effect. Otherwise, they say, your cortisol levels are too high at the time for the caffeine to really kick in. Moreover, it can lead to your body building up a tolerance to the drug.

We tell you this, because you're definitely going to want to maximize your efforts to get the best results out of the coming weekend. After that perfectly-timed cup of coffee, Step Two to any great weekend in North Texas starts with a review of the following list. — Cory Graves

Go Hard Dallas at South Side Ballroom
As dub continues to eat away at today's youth, the genre endlessly is bent and blended with sounds of all kinds. Experience in full what's churning in the pots of the latest Apple computers with this installment of the annual Go Hard Fest — which features the heady lineup of RL Grime, A$AP Ferg, GTA, Destructo, Jauz and Snakehips among others — as it takes on Dallas once again. — Evan Henry

Geographer at Trees
Calling San Francisco home, indie rock trio Geographer has new album, of which they call Ghost Modern. In support they band's been steady packing medium-sized spaces across the country. While not a huge deal, the outfit did recently premiered its latest video for “I'm Ready” via Billboard Magazine, which is pretty cool. — EH

The Rentals at Dada
Diving back into this game society calls rock 'n' roll is original Weezer bassist Matt Sharp and his latest efforts under his power pop monicker The Rentals. While last year's Lost In Alphaville, may find the band with something of a loss in significance, Pitchfork proclaimed it the band's best effort yet by a “Nashville country mile.” See for yourself as Rey Pilla and Radiation City open. — EH

Vaden Todd Lewis at Bar Louie's (Free)
Have you heard the grumblings from Funky Town residents about the somewhat puzzling new summer music series at the Fort Worth Bar Louie's location? Through a partnership with Good Records, the bar is throwing a bunch of free shows from the likes of The Polyphonic Spree, Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle, The Tontons, Reverend Horton Heat and Bob Schneider to name a few. The series gets kicked off this Friday with a solo outing from Toadies frontman Vaden Todd Lewis. — CG

Radney Foster at Kessler Theater
Radney Foster was born in Del Rio, Texas, in 1959. His most famous song is called “Del Rio, TX 1959.” Write what you know, they say. Foster, for one, listened. — Mikel Galicia

Todd Rundgren at The Prophet Bar
We know it's just a coincidence that notable Rundgren sampler Neon Indian released his first new song in for-fucking-ever this week and now Rundgren himself is rolling through town, but you must admit it's a good one. Fans of Rundgren's massive catalog beware, though, he's released two somewhat terrible pop albums thus far this year that much, if not all, of tonight's material will be culled from. He'll really leave you sore, to be sure. — CG

Coffee Dinner at Method
This Friday, Method Coffee and Spirited Cooking team up for their second coffee dinner. The $55 tab will get you five courses of food and alcohol, with at least one coffee element found in each dish. It's the most important meal of the day. — CG

The AT&T Byron Nelson at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas
After finishing runner up in last week's Colonial, hometown boy Jordan Spieth is the favorite to win this year's Byron Nelson. He tees off at 1 p.m. in today's opening round of competition, in a threesome with Broks Koepka and Justin Thomas. Other notables in this year's tournament include Charley Hoffman, Angel Cabrera, Hunter Mahan, Jimmy Walker, Brand Snedeker, Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson and Jason Day to name a few. — CG

Fan Expo at Dallas Convention Center
Lightsaber building workshops, sci-fi speed dating and Carrie Fisher are a few of the gems gracing the halls of the Dallas Convention Center Friday for the three-day Dallas Fan Expo presented by Dallas Comic Con. Capes, elaborate costumes and faux blood will be abundant among those embracing cosplay and there is even a camera-ready makeup workshop on how to perfect that bullet wound or accurately slit your throat without getting hurt. — DV

Brian Posehn at Hyena's (Dallas)
Metalhead comedian Brian Posehn performs at Hyena's Comedy Nightclub in Dallas all weekend long. Posehn is recognizable almost everywhere with a career that spans over two decades, and often finds him sporting some '80s hair metal band T-shirt. Generally, he's got that this-is-a-guy-I-could-enjoy-a-beer-with thing going for him. Most recently, he wrote and appeared in several episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program, Metalocalypse and New Girl. — DV

Boogie Nights at Inwood Theatre
Before he was talking to Teddy Bears on the big screen, Marky Mark was talking to the reflection of his own dick in this porn-tastic, retro classic. Even among a list of A-list cast members like Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Heather Graham, Luis Guzman, Philip Baker Hall and Alfred Molina, that prosthetic was probably the film's biggest bright shining stars. — CG

George Clinton at House of Blues
Known for his intricate take on funk, cult-hero George Clinton beams his mothership to Downtown Dallas for an evening on spacial soul unlike what anyone may have seen before. Said to be raw and undoubtedly “funkadelic.” — EH

Them Are Us Too at Crown and Harp (Downstairs)
Barely at the legal drinking of 21, Bay Area stargazers Them Are Us Too bring their blend of synthesis and melody to the Crown and Harp. Ethereal pop queen Lily Taylor, neo-folk act Awen and minimal electronic duo Little Beards open. — EH

Video Juice at Crown and Harp (Upstairs)
In the midst of an estranged shoegaze meltdown, the Crown and Harp is hosting upstairs a mash of videos of all kinds, be it proper music videos, viral sensations and more. Watch as your mind explodes and melts like ice cream on a sweltering summer day from such visuals. — EH

Dallas International Guitar Festival at Fair Park Automotive Building
Though there are roughly 2,000 guitar shows held annually worldwide, word is that the first ones were held right here in Dallas in the early '80s. Interesting, right? Well, more interesting is that the Dallas International Guitar Festival remains one of the largest guitar shows in the country with over 100 artists slated to perform over the course of the weekend, and over 15,000 people expected to attend this year's event. George Lynch, Rick Derringer, Gary Hoey, Andy Timmons, Derek St. Holmes and fest mastermind Jimmy Wallace all set to perform over the course of the weekend. — CG

Kate Tempest at Cambridge Room
Rapper, playwright and poet are a few ways to describe Kate Tempest. The indie-rap, doe-eyed darling from South East London is gracing the stage of The House of Blues Friday night. Her latest album Everybody Down came out last year and correlates with her upcoming novel The Bricks That Built the Houses, out next year. — DV

Those Guys at The Foundry (Free)
Continuing to goof around is Tasmanian hip-hop duo Those Guys, this time in front of a series of yuppies out for a night on the town in Oak Cliff. Should be cool I suppose. It'll be an interesting juxtoposition nonetheless. — EH

Train at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Soccer Moms like music too, specifically the hits of America rock band Train like “Drops Of Jupiter” or “Hey Soul Sister.” Adding to the attention are The Fray and Matt Nathanson as part of the “Picasso at the Wheel” tour. — EH

The Road Soda (EP Release) at Dreamy Life Records
In 2015, complex sounds and textures make themselves almost too common. In place of such, Ft. Worth one-man-band The Road Soda keeps it simple with a single guitar and drum approach, reminiscent of The Cramps or, perhaps more accurately, Mark Sultan. With the help of Doom Ghost and The Thyroids, The Road Soda releases his debut Coup D'Cool EP at Dreamy Life Records. — EH

“Out of Here Please” (Opening Reception) at Midway Gallery
On Friday night, Midway Gallery is hosting a reception for artist Cassie Phan's video exhibit “Out Of Here Please.” Some mediums used in the videos being screened in the windows of the gallery are hundreds of small, colorful handmade balls and reconstructed toys. Phan describes her pieces as metaphorical and with a hint of melancholy. Though the appeal may be lost on some, the videos can be inexplicably satisfying to stare at. — DV

The Longshots, The Cush, Shadows of Jets at The Boiled Owl (Free)
Rock shows in Ft. Worth end up being a spectacle within themselves. Though bands like The Longshots provide quite the party. Make it a free show, at the Boiled Owl and you have yourself a juicy mess to be made on your hands. With The Cush and Shadows of Jets, this should be quite the rager. — EH

Harvest Thieves at Double Wide
Drawing on blue collar and back roads heritage are SXSW 2015-official alt-country quintet Harvest Thieves. On this particular Friday night the Austinites take to Dallas' own Double Wide with Kiel Grove and Jud Block. It's a venue as equal parts rock and dirty country as the bands performing at this one. — EH

Jamie Kennedy at Addison Improv
Known primarily for starring ridiculous Halloween parody film series Scream , actor Jamie Kennedy broadens his horizons with a fresh stand-up tour, including a whopping three-night stand at the Addison Improv. — EH

Joe Torry at Arlington Improv
Though Torry may consider himself a baller, he shouldn't be confused with longtime New York Yankees manager Joe Torre. Rather this guy is a stand-up comedian, and a Cardinals fan, for that matter. — CG

GBH at Three Links
Turns out, GBH isn't just a logo you see patched onto punk-as-fuck denim vests! Go figure, huh. Real talk, though: English street punk outfit's been going for some 35 years now, giving zero fucks all along the way. Is the band a little bit longer in the tooth these days? Sure. But, whatever, respect your elders, man. Respect your local ties, too: The band's 2014 LP Cruel and Unusual was released by Dallas' own Idol Records. — Pete Freedman

Free WiFi 3 at 4523 Houston School Road
The young Crit Life rap crew gathers for another off-the-beaten path party. These kids are on to something, and shows like these are partly why. — PF

Post Malone at Trees
You know those tweets you sometimes see, especially from rappers, that are like, “Man, it's all about collaboration. Let's rise up together!” and whatnot? The ones where people respond like, “Yeah!” but then nothing ever really happens because most people, it turns out, are all talk and no walk? The tweets you've been seeing this week — y'know, those ones marked with the”#DallasWeek hashtag? — they aren't that. Matter of fact, they're the exact opposite. Here's the gist of what's happening with these tweets: A couple weeks ago, a number of promoters in town realized that, all this upcoming calendar week, there were some strong hip-hop-related events happening across the city. And rather than bitch about it through subtweets and behind-the-back chatter, bringing each of these shows down in the process, they chose to do something about it, turning this potential weakness into a tangible strength by instead working together to promote the whole sum as something greater than its individual parts. So that's what #DallasWeek is, in a nutshell. Among the crown jewels of the week, of course, is what essentially boils down to the hometown debut from suburban Dallas-sprung blog sensation Post Malone, who'll be performing his first formal set at Trees on Saturday, May 30, since his song “White Iverson” turned him into the buzzing rapper of this spring. — PF

PreTopia: The Gear Up at Bullseye Bike Shop
In anticipation of the forthcoming installment of Oaktopia, festival organizers has set in place PreTopia, a pre-sale introductory-based party to get ticket holders going complete with bands and scavengers hunts. Local ethereal pop powerhouse Def Rain caps the event in mad fashion. — EH

Dallas Derby Devils at Nytex Sports Centre
The second game of the Dallas Derby Devil's 2015 season will no doubt end in bruises and blood when Death Row Rumblers take on Wrecking Crew. If you've never seen roller derby, the 2009 flick Whip It may paint a clear picture of this all female, full contact sport, but its surely something to experience in real life. It's girls in skirts, stockings, pigtails and skates taking care of business and releasing the angst they've accumulated over the past month. The league has been skating for 10 years and always draws a crowd. After the bout, join the girls and other fans for a party at ZuRoma's for drinks, pizza and some autographs. — DV

Fan Expo at Dallas Convention Center
The second day of this weekend's Comic Con Fan Expo will offer X-Files, Marvel Comics and cosplay fans a night to remember. Before heading to the after party down the street at Gilley's Dallas for a Cards Against Humanity tournament, meet up with Stan Lee and talk about the good ole days of creating comics. Or conspire about alien lifeforms with Scully herself, Gillian Anderson before the big Cosplay Red Carpet event. — DV

Live Power Hour at The Underpass
You know what a power hour is, right? Where you take a shot of beer every 60 seconds for an hour? Oftentimes, set to a soundtrack of 60-second song clips, where the song change signifies that, hey, it's time to take another shot? It's a fun drinking time. And you get wasted. But here's one way to make it more fun: Instead of recorded songs, have a live band play those 60-second clips. I've only seen this once before in my life (it was in Arlington, Virginia, of all places) but it was a blast, and I've been campaigning for someone in Dallas to do this ever since. Now, it's here! Rejoice! — PF

Trinity River Craft Beer & Music Festival at The Pour House
Playing out like a pint-sized Untapped (see what we did there?), this beer-slash-music fest will feature 14 rare brews and the tunes of Bad Mountain, The Voice alum Dawn & Hawkes, The Roomsounds and Austin's Bradon Callies Band. — CG

Raw Dallas: Sensory at Gas Monkey Live
RAW Dallas is all about evoking creativity within a human setting. On this night RAW invades every possible sensory detail in showcasing live music performance, hair and makeup, as well as a series of gallery showings all in a single day under one roof, all of which stems locally. It's a lot to take in, to be sure, hence the sensory overload theme. — EH

Kanye West Glow in the Dark Party at Alamo Drafthouse
Ever thought about throwing a glow-in-the-dark, sing-along dance party in honor of the man you most love to hate? Of course this could only be the hip-hop extraordinaire Kanye West and the folks at Alamo Drafthouse are making your dreams come true with their Kanye West Glow in the Dark Party. Plus, it'll be dark enough so you can dance like no one's watching. Glowing props are included with the purchase of a ticket and they are promising a few surprises along the way. — DV

Hot Fuzz & Shaun of the Dead Double Feature at Granada Theater
The first two films in Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's “Blood and Ice Cream” trilogy will be screened back to back this weekend. Zombie lampooning flick, Shaun of the Dead introduces the whole Cornetto jokes with its blood and guts referencing strawberry flavored ice cream bit. The second installment, Hot Fuzz, meanwhile, finds the duo smartly skewering the cop film genre. Or, as we like to think of it, Hot Fuzz is the blue original flavored Cornetto of the bunch, y'know, because of police. — CG

Light Crust Doughboys at Kessler Theater
Different incarnations of the Doughboys have been performing since the '30s, essentially making them the longest running country band going. The original lineup was created by the Burrus Mill & Elevator Company in Saginaw in order to promote their Light Crust Flour on weekly radio broadcasts, and the band members were all required to work day jobs at the factory as well. The group is also responsible for launching the careers of many legendary figures in Texas music, such as Bob Wills and Milton Brown. — CG

North Texas Food Truck Festival at Moslah Shrine
The North Texas Food Truck Festival is hosting an event for all ages at the Moslah Shrine in Fort Worth (1100 Henderson St.) on Saturday benefiting Shriner's Hospitals for Children. For five bucks, you get all out access to food trucks, entertainment and family fun.– DV

DAMN III at The Green Elephant
In it's third installment is Dallas Ambient Music Nights, or DAMN for short. On this particular go-around, local drone and ambient textures are further explored with musical sets by the likes of Wire Nest and Atop. Visuals by Brian Tomerlin and Thor Johnson take the experience to new heights. — EH

Rude King (Album Release) at Three Links
The nine-piece ska act Rude King brings its rhythm and soul to Three Links Saturday night, where it'll celebrate the release of its latest EP, Coming Back To You . Based in Dallas, Rude King is made up of several influences including punk, blues and third wave ska. So strap on your suspenders, lace up your chucks and skank the night away. — DV

The Outfit, TX Pop-Up Shop at Centre
Local hip-hop collective The Outfit, TX has some new merch for sale and to celebrate they've invited friends DJ Sober and BeMyFriend to spin while potential customers chow down on some free chicken from Rudy's and wash it down with cup full of Jolly Ranchers complimentary beer. — EH

Burning Bubba Festival at Billy Bob's
Whiskey Myers, Rival Sons, Black Stone Cherry, Honky, Holy Moly and Rider are among the acts playing the third annual incarnation of this event. — CG

Cracker at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
Forgoing the success of 1993's Kerosene Hat full-length, Tom Petty-esque alt-rock outfit Cracker has taken a more country approach with its recently released “Almond Grove” single. See if they still got it, dads. — EH

Jimmy Buffett at Toyota Stadium
Jimmy Buffett doesn't shy away from intoxicants. He's got his own brands of beer and margarita mixes, for one. He holds the record for making the largest frozen margarita and, for good measure, named his backing outfit the Coral Reefer band. Heck, even openers Huey Lewis & the News have songs like “I Want a New Drug” and the theme from Pineapple Express to their credit. Those fearing a contact high, fret not; this one's outdoors. — CG

Royal Thunder at Dada
Emotionally heavy is Atlanta's Royal Thunder, which recently released its Crooked Doors disc with prominent metal label Relapse Records. While the outfit has difficulty quite fitting within the boundaries of the genre, it has no problem bending and breaking free. — EH

The Zoltars, War Party, Panic Volcanic at Lola's
With a new self-titled full-length released just months ago, Austin garage quartet, The Zoltars has expanded its once one-trick-pony approach into something greater and more honest than ever. Accompanying such performance are locals War Party, Panic Volcanic and Concrete Robot. $7 gets the job done. — EH

Grand Opening at Tallywackers
It was back in April when the news broke that a new restaurant concept called Tallywackers will be coming to Dallas, possibly even by the end of May. But here's the thing about this spot: It's no run-of-the-mill dining concept; rather, it aims to turn the Hooters- and Twin Peaks-led breastaurant concept on its head by employing scantily clad male servers to its wait staff as opposed to female ones. Is Dallas even ready for something like this? Well, some people are. — Kalan Briggs

My Lil' Psycho Pony at AllGood Cafe
Performing an evening's worth of Neil Young covers is local Crazy Horse cover band, Psycho Pony, appearing at this one as a duo. Enjoy some classic foods with some classic tracks. — EH

Inferno Texino at Mighty Fine Arts
Debuting a new front-person isn't always easy, but self-proclaimed “whitey mid-life crisis psych” band, Inferno Texino, is going to give it a try. It's said they go on first in hopes there's no excuse not to miss out. Plan your arrival accordingly. — EH

Decks in the Pool at Bungalow Beach Club
A little slice of Miami has nestled on Ross Avenue disguised as a brand new nightclub with a massive pool. Calling itself the Bungalow Beach Club, the spot is throwing a dance party with the crew of Decks in the Park, a bunch of DJs who throw dance parties once a month at Klyde Warren Park. If you don't mind too much Top 40, join them poolside for your Sunday Funday, day-drinking shenanigans. — DV

Postmodern Jukebox at South Side Music Hall
Remember those viral videos wherein a sad clown sings retro-fied covers of modern pop tunes like this one of Lorde's “Royals”? Well, that clown's name is Puddles, and he'll be doing his cabaret thing at the Kessler in the coming weeks. As it turns out, Puddles is just one of a large cast of rotating vocalists that front Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox outfit, which performs tonight sans clown at South Side Music Hall. Clown or no, all of the band's '20s-esque pop covers play out like one potential virus hit after another. — CG

Bobby Patterson at Klyde Warren Park
Dallas native and soul legend Bobby Patterson plays Klyde Warren Park's lovely Sunday afternoon music series. If you're a local-music enthusiast, it is likely you'll be extra excited as this bluesy vocalist and multi-instrumental musician plays his old hits, not unlike those of Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. Bring some sunscreen (or an umbrella because this is Texas), a lawn chair and party with a local icon. — DV

Wet Hot American Summer & Bridesmaids Double Feature at Granada Theater
With the new Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp series hitting Netflix in July, you may want to revisit the original cult classic in all its glory at Granada Theater Sunday afternoon. Then stay for a screening of the hysterical Bridesmaids just for shits and giggles — literally. — DV

Fan Expo at Dallas Convention Center
Learn how to earn your first million (views, that is) on YouTube, meet a Ghostbuster and high five Batman on Sunday, the final day of Comic Con's Fan Expo. Mr. Creepypasta, a master of horror will be sharing his tips and tricks on becoming a YouTube sensation, Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson will be in attendance at a screening of the original classic and 1960s Batman, Adam West, is bringing his cape for some photo ops. — DV

Pleasant Grove at Twilite Lounge (Free)
Marking the beginning of summer, Dallas pop outfit Pleasant Grove is set to play one last show before taking the grime-filled season off in what they call “one last big ol' throwdown” before buckling down and finishing its long awaited new record. — EH

Ghoul at Three Links
Not much is known of Ghoul, a group of thrashy, trashy mutants who call a place called Creepsylvania home. But the line-up and sound are ever-changing with a cast of members who go by Digestor , Dissector , Cremator … the list goes on. — EH

Grieves at Dada
Seattle alternative hip-hop act Grieves enters into a new fantasy with Winter & The Wolves , his latest effort to keep an audience growing. Touring with him are fellow acts Grayskul and Playdough. — EH

The Eagle's BFD 2015 at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Nine dollars and seventy-one cents is all it takes to get you into 97.1-FM The Eagle's BFD 2015 event at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Headlining such destructive event is goth icon Rob Zombie himself. It'll be the intense booking fees that may take ticket-holders by storm. Breaking Benjamin, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, All That Remains and several others will make sure you get your money's worth. — EH

Donut & Beer Pairing at LUCK
If you like libations with your dessert, LUCK is doing another beer flight and sweets pairing, this time with donuts courtesy of Glazed Donut Works. Four flavors of donuts will be paired with four different brews from four different local craft breweries. Supplies are limited — they sold out of donuts in less than 30 minutes last time they did this — so get them while they last. — Porttia Portis

MCA Day at Crown and Harp
Beastie Boys fans will want to hit up Crown and Harp Sunday evening for a party in honor of band member Adam “MCA” Yauch who died back in 2012. The 2015 MCA Day entertainment will be made up of Real Street Jam, DJ Spiderman, Kutthroat Entertainment and White Noyze to name a few. — DV

Maltese Falcon at Strauss Square (Free)
Fans of free movies and the classic film noir genre, rejoice! The Dallas Film Society and AT&T Performing Arts Center are hosting a free outdoor screening of The Maltese Falcon in Annette Strauss Square on Sunday night. Join Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor in a tale of deception, love and greed. This 1941 adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's novel of the same name is directed by John Huston and was nominated for best picture and best screenplay at the 1941 Academy Awards. — DV

The Man With No Name Trilogy Marathon at Alamo Drafthouse
For a few bucks you can go out and rent one of Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name Trilogy films and have yourself a nice little Sunday. But for a few dollars more, you can catch all three. On the big screen. And with all-you-can-eat spaghetti to boot. — CG

Master Pancake: Goonies at Alamo Drafthouse
Hey you guys! This Sunday Austin's ever hilarious movie hecklers will be lambasting classic '80s buddy flick Goonies at 5 p.m. with an encore performance at 8:20. It'll be comedy gold. See what we did there? Meh, it wasn't that good of a joke anyway. Unlike those guys we don't get paid to be funny. — CG

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