Let It Out.

It's getting bad out there for folks who like to do stuff outside of their jobs. It's gotten to the point to where a major news site like Gawker allowed one of its journalist persons to post a piece called “What Do You Do?” asking readers for suggestions on what to do after work because literally all they could think to do was sit on their couch and watch cable news shows.

It's a good thing, then, you live in North Texas where there's loads to do, especially on weekends. Or, at the very least, it's good you have us to point you in the right direction. — Cory Graves

Radioactivity (Album Release) at Double Wide
Backed by Mark Ryan, TV's Daniel and Prince Gregory, Jeff Burke's Radioactivity only continues to grow stronger and more profuse. With Silent Kill, the famed Dirtnap Records sound only becomes more apparent and vital. More heavily rooted in North Texas, too. Celebrate the release at the grimiest of Dallas dives, as friends Slimy Member and Blank-Men shred right along with the local legends-in-the-making. — Evan Henry

Basement, Whirr at Trees
Lose yourself in Whirr's loud, ambient sound tonight at Trees. The California shoegazers sound a lot like guitarist Nick Bassett's last project, Deafheaven — albeit without all the screaming vocals. Make no mistake, though, that's a good thing. You might want to bring your earplugs to this one. Basement headlines, and LVL Up and Better Off also perform. — Stephen Young

Marriages, Creepoid at The Foundry (Free)
Breaking away from their infamous post-rock efforts in Red Sparowes, Greg Burns and Emma Rundle have started something new with drummer Andrew Clinco called Marriages. Earlier this year, the Los Angeles-based outfit released its second full-length, Salome. via Sargent House. Philadelphia shoegaze outfit Creepoid co-headlines this free show at the Foundry. For more info on this one, check out our interview with Creepoid here. — EH

Brent Best (Album Release) at Dan's Silverleaf
After touring the country on and off for 20 years with bands like Slobberbone and The Drams, hometown hero Brent Best is finally releasing his years-in-the-making debut solo record this weekend. He'll celebrate the huge achievement with a release party at Dan's. Daniel Markham opens. — Diamond Victoria

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck at Texas Theatre
Named after an old mix tape compiled by Cobain, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is one of the few truly authorized and authentic documentaries on Nirvana front-man Kurt Cobain. Montage is a recollection Cobain's family experiences and the difficulties of being the spotlight and so-called voice of a generation. Much of the footage though is behind-the-scenes personal video, along with interviews from those closest to Cobain. It is said to paint a picture previously unseen of someone so influential. It's also been said to be a load of crap, so maybe take it with a grain of salt. — EH

EXXXOTICA Expo at Dallas Convention Center
This weekend, the EXXXOTICA Expo will roll through the city-owned Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for three days of sex seminars, exotic performances and appearances from several dozen porn stars. You probably already know this, if not from the billboards plastered all over town, then from the fact that pretty much everyone's got an opinion on the matter — and one they feel demands voicing at that. One such group, and the one that's perhaps making the biggest stink, is The Dallas Women's Foundation, which is not happy that a convention they claim promotes sex trafficking is being held in a building named after one of their founders. We'd be willing to bet, though, that none of the above contingents has actually even bothered to look up the expo's website. Because, if they did, they might've discovered that more than a handful of the seminars presented at next weekend's event are actually geared towards promoting sex positivity and intelligent dialogue. And what's wrong with that? Nothing, really. To that end here's a list we previously put together featuring the most interesting looking panels from the expo. — CG

J. Charles & the Trainrobbers at Three Links
Taking the stage for the last time tonight before riding off into the Dallas sunset is Americana-tinged rock outfit J. Charles and The Trainrobbers. According to the band, its sound is somewhere between cowboy boots and converse — where country collides with the power of punk. It's time for them to part ways, so go give 'em one last hand. — DV

Gary P. Nunn at Granada Theater
Gary P. Nunn started what we now know as the progressive country scene, first starting back in the '70s in Austin. He's best known for “London Homesick Blues,” the theme song for the TV show Austin City Limits . See him tonight at The Granada. — DV

Raekwon and Ghostface
Wu brothers Raekwon and Ghostface Killah are playing a show tonight at House of Blues. They've been on the scene since since the early '90s. Lending their talents to many artists still today including Kanye West and and Bun B, the two have cemented themselves as sort of rap/hip hop royalty. — DV

Plays of Question at Margo Jones Theatre (Free)
Miller Pyke and Kasey Tackett have written two different plays — Bed Frames and Said and Done, respectively. The first touches on what it's like to have dreams and aspirations while in a relationship. Is it possible to achieve them while attached to someone? The second shows the story of a single atom, existing after humanity and all other animals fade out. He tries to find purpose, while showing the audience what it once was to be human. And thanks to a recent crowd-funding effort, you can catch both for free this evening with a simple RSVP here. — DV

5 Seconds of Summer at Gexa Energy Pavilion
OK, so unless you're a teenage girl you might not know a whole lot about 5 Seconds of Summer. Well, they're a pop-punk/boy band type from Australia and they're playing Gexa tonight. Want to branch out and try new things? Check it out. I mean, they're latest song “She's Kinda Hot” seems to be a big hit. — DV

Leopalooza at Dada
Just to prove you to all how great Dallas has of music scene, Transmission Events has compiled four of the area's finest to take part in Leopalooza a birthday celebration for some key players the scene and, well, everyone else born this month. Come rock out with Bummer Vacation, LEV and Bashe. What's more, Community Partners of Dallas will be on hand collecting school supplies for abused and neglected children all the while Pooches will be offering some smooches for a good cause. And many more. — EH

Brazil at Inwood Theatre
Director Terry Gilliam ( Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) always preferred the uncut European version of his 1985 cult black comedy Brazil. So, Inwood Theatre is playing it tonight as part of their Midnight Madness series. It stars Jonathan Pryce and Robert De Niro. If a film that mixes thriller, fantasy and a love story then you'll want to check it out. — DV

Carter Beckworth at Sundown (Free)
Stick around after Gary P. Nunn's set at the Granada on Friday for Carter Beckworth's free set right next door at Sundown. Like Nunn, he hails from Austin and boasts a sound not unlike Tom Petty's or Ryan Adams'. Let's face it: You ain't goin' nowhere. — DV

Wendy Williams at Verizon Theatre
You know Wendy Williams from her talk show The Wendy Williams Show. But, the thing about that show is, she can't be quite as candid as she'd like. So, she's on what she calls her “sit down” tour (because it's “too real to stand up” and, well, she sits comfortably in a chair onstage.) See the real Wendy tonight at Verizon Theatre. — DV

Tommy Davidson at Arlington Improv
In Living Color veteran Tommy Davidson continues his four-day run at the Arlington Improv tonight. More recently, he voiced the Cream Corn character in Cartoon Network's Black Dynamite, which is a bit more timely than, say, his Sugar Ray Leonard impersonation. — CG

Free Wi-Fi Fest at The Prophet Bar
Don't let the word “free” in this event's title fool ya, it'll cost 20 bones to get into The Prophet Bar on Saturday. For that dough you'll be rewarded with sets from Crit Life, G.U.N., Ken Rebel, St. Clair, a rare DJ set from Cardo and a quote-unquote huge special guest. Get connected, son. — CG

Social Science at Perot Museum (Sold Out)
So here's your chance to finally drag your old ass out of the house and for once get to enjoy the museum without having to hear screaming children — or the blathering of anyone under 21 for that matter. Grab a cocktail and a babysitter and head to this month's “Time” themed edition of the Perot Museum's monthly, after hours, adults-only programming. Understandably, tickets to these go pretty quick, which is to say, you might want to grab a pair to next month's “Local” themed event sooner than later. — Ashley Gongora

Realms of the Fourth Eye at Pariah
Currently throughout Dallas, experimental artists are becoming more and more prevalent. With Realms of the Fourth Eye, the people of Gaza Stripper productions combine art installations with ambient and noise recordings while including the occasional electronic effort. While not uncommon, the three days in which this takes place should be nothing short of expansive. Food service from BuzzBrews is also included with your ticket purchase. — EH

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly at Texas Theatre
Clint Eastwood stars in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, playing today at Texas Theatre. I suppose they want to remind you how badass classic spaghetti westerns are. And you know you heard that little whistle-y theme song as soon as you read the title. — DV

Jonathan Tyler (Album Release) at Trees
Jonathan Tyler is playing some tracks from his brand spankin' new album Holy Smokes tonight at Trees for the second half of his album release double header. He also plays early this afternoon at Good Records. Hey, it was a long road to get to this point, and one that eventually saw him leaving Atlantic Records. Fat Joe would be proud. — DV

Jamaican Queens at The Foundry (Free)
Detroit's Jamaican Queens makes music the band's members either call “trap pop” or “satanic doo wop,” which is to essentially say that the band blends elements of hip-hop with glam rock hooks and vocal harmonies in its dark, complex and unique sound. But there's more to Jamaican Queens than just that. This is a band that, without a doubt, is a product of its environment, a perfect microcosm of the city of Detroit. You can see all the facets of that culture in this band, and it makes for a compelling listen, with frontman Ryan Spencer commanding attention whether his voice is softly emoting or screaming bloody murder. Bare Mountain opens. — Jeremy Hughes

Cayucas at Three Links
Zach and Ben Yudin are the twin brothers that make up the band Cayucas, a lo-fi, indie-pop duo from California. The brothers' latest album Dancing At The Blue Lagoon has been described as “less energetic and more quiet contemplation” than heard on its previous efforts. They'll will be at Three Links tonight. Hibou and Jack Kerowax open. — DV

Dallas Derby Devils at Nytex Sports Centre
When not all cleaned up for their day jobs, the girls of the Dallas Derby Devils are tough-as-nails competitors. It's game five tonight for the squad at the NYTEX Sports Centre. First whistle is at 7 p.m. Better catch it tonight, next month is the playoffs! — DV

The Blank-Men, Bumping Uglies, Virgin Gun Club at City Tavern
Just a couple days after onesie-clad space punks Man or Astro-Man? played in town, Arlington's pseudo answer to the band performs at another bar owned by the same folks. Industrial-themed party punks The Blank-Men will be a highlight on this bill for sure. Also performing are Austin synth duo Bumping Uglies and locals Virgin Gun Club. — CG

Fad Fast Deep Ellum Grand Opening Party at Red Light Lounge
Ever gotten a tattoo and thought, “Well, that was a mistake” a few years later? If so, you may have considered heading to Suffer City to let Allen Falkner remove it for you. Not anymore, he's got his own place, Fade Fast, located across the street from Red Light Lounge. His new neighbors are welcoming them to the hood by letting them use their space, and nearby Maracas is bringing the buffet. No regrets! — DV

Local Brews, Local Grooves at House of Blues
At its name implies, today's Local Brews Local Grooves event at the House of Blues pairs together samples from local breweries with the music of local bands. On the music end of things The Demigs, Northern National, Jessie Frye, Buffalo Rukus, Infinite Journey, Nicholas Altobelli, Crystal Yates, The Wicks, Kim Nall, Karyna Micaela, The Effinays, Ronnie Fauss, The O's and others will each perform throughout the day, and at least a dozen local breweries will be represented as well. — Porttia Portis

New Wave Tribute Show at South Side Ballroom
If you're into The Cure, Depeche Mode, Billy Idol and Duran Duran then you'll want to check out the New Wave Rave with at South Side Ballroom tonight where tributes to the aforementioned acts will perform. Saturday you're in love. — DV

Scotch and Cigar Saturdays at Dallas Chop House
Suit up, and bring your smoking jacket, too, for Scotch and Cigar Saturdays. Glenfiddich flights, hand-rolled cigars and meats. Every Saturday. God bless America. — CG

Rascal Flatts at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Known for making soccer moms and country darlings swoon since 1999, comes Rascal Flatts and the hits they're so known for. Despite showing up for a moment at the CMA's earlier this year,They're back, and headlining this time. So expect chants of “Life Is A Highway” or “My Wish” almost endless from none other than your mom. — EH

Megafauna at Dada
Defined as large or giant animals in terrestrial zoology, Megafauna is also an apt descriptor for the giant, guitar-heavy sound of the Austin band headlining Dada on Saturday. The Megafauna playing this particular evening is touring on its third full-length entitled Maximalist, an album that pushes the boundaries previously set by the outfit, or so we're told. If expansive, over-the-top rock n' roll gets you going, well by all means, this might be your place. American Werewolf Academy and Casa Magnetica open. — Evan Henry

Deep Purple at Verizon Theatre
100 million albums sold and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame status are pretty good indicators Deep Purple's legacy spans far beyond simply crafting the most obnoxious riff in rock history. They make up a third of metal's Unholy Trinity for chrissakes. — CG

Hip-Hop Chess at Crown and Harp
Sunday Crown and Harp launches a new weekly themed night called Checkmates. Basically, bring a chess board and challenge a friend while hip-hop tunes play overhead. Don't be a woodpusher! — DV

Numb Bats, Son of Stan, Pearl Earl at Rubber Gloves
With a tape released through Lolipop Record in Los Angeles last summer, Arizona surfer-babes Numb Bats have found a whole new audience. To cater to this new found audience, they're rolling through Denton for a change. Partying right along with them are the lovely, Pearl Earl and Son of Stan. So for a whole dollar, grip your board and get to surfin' on a Sunday night. — EH

#TheCosignExperience: Fashion, Music, & Art Show at Gas Monkey Live
Cosign is an online platform for fashion and highlighting unique, individual style, along with other forms of art. They're turning four years old and have a fashion show set up at Gas Monkey Live with performances by Larry g(EE), Tru Def and some more. If you're a fashion junkie, you'll wanna check it out. — DV

Aqua: Chocolate Puma at SISU
It's hot as balls of late. Meaning? The only parties worth going to at the moment are pool parties. This one's got both a giant cold body of water and Chocolate Puma in the house. Now that's cool. — CG

House of Lightning at Three Links
Members of heavy ass outfits Floor and Dove have come together in recent years to form House of Lightning, a band that's been described as both “art rock” and “ecstasy-sludge.” dead and Duell open. — CG

Lisa Fischer at Kessler Theater
Lisa Fischer has been on tour with acts such as The Rolling Stones and Nine Inch Nails, but you likely never knew her name until she so prominently appeared in Academy Award-winning 2013 documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. This time, though, it's her name on the marquee — and for a pair of shows, no less. — DV

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