All You Really Want Is Girls.
Tonight, as the monstrous 35 Denton festival rages on in little d, a pretty big show rolls through our neck of the woods in Dallas as well, as the oft-hyped Girls headline an indie-rock dream bill over at Granada. Not a bad option for those seeking some shelter from the Friday storms or for those worried about getting wet trouncing through the Denton square.
Meanwhile, as food trucks continue overtaking the city, we welcome one more into the fold tonight. Oh, and, as always, Inwood's Midnight Madness screenings are a good place to lay somewhat low while getting silly at the same time.
Night Two of the 35 Denton Festival
Rain or shine, Denton's annual hallmark event will go on. And tonight marks the first featuring the outdoor stages. So bring a poncho! And remember to check out our picks of acts you should check out tonight, too.
Girls w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Granada Theater
Before a little indie band called Cat Nap transcended music on every single level and said everything in music that can be said, there was a popular music website called Pitchfork that used to review music. In its time, the much revered site heaped just about every type of positive praise on the San Francisco band Girls imaginable — including placing them highly on albums of the year lists and even songs of the decade lists. Oh yeah: Girls' openers for this Granada show, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, are no slouches either.
Hurling Piss and Real Window at Canton Co-Op
Those aren't the real names of the bands playing this semi-secret show in Deep Ellum tonight. Think real hard, and we bet you can think of who they actually are. Then head that way. There's no cover charge, and there will be a free keg of beer. In exchange, the venue will simply be asking for donations for the bands at the door.
Rockstar Bakeshop Food Truck Launch Party
The Rockstar Bakeshop is making whoopie — pies, that is. And to help celebrate the maiden voyage of Dallas' first whoopie pie wagon, fellow rolling eatery Easy Slider Truck will be on hand with them at Dowdy Studio (10025 Garland Road). We also hear there will be free beer here, too.
House Guests at Firehouse Agency
Just like KXT's monthly Triple Play events where they bring together artists from three different parts of the Metroplex to perform a show, local ad house Firehouse Agency has been putting on events with a similar mindset — only, in their case, they aim to bring together three artists and artisans from different realms. In this edition of their ongoing series, Deep Ellum Brewery will be showcasing their brews and mixed media artist Brad Jensen will be displaying his works as DJ Sean P and emcee Playdough perform. Three really is the magic number.
Midnight Madness at Inwood Theatre
Odds are you saw cult comedy The Princess Bride about a dozen times growing up. Odds are you've never seen it on the big screen. At midnight. While drinking booze. And yelling lines from the movie at the screen. Have fun storming the castle, you guys!