Loiter Around The House Of Blues With Jay And Silent Bob.
Between last weekend's 35 Denton festival, this week's South by Southwest and the spillover acts coming through town as a result, we've reached that time of the year where it is hard to find time to sleep. Just looking at all the things to do tonight alone makes us realize why we need a spring break so bad this week. From South by acts like Neon Indian and Fear to salacious storytelling to bad movies, there's no shortage of things to do.
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old at House of Blues
Director Kevin Smith is almost as famous these days for his podcasting as he is for the movies he's helmed/starred in. His frequent partner in crime Jason Mewes, who has starred as Jay alongside Smith's Silent Bob in no fewer than half-a-dozen films, joins him on this live podcasting tour, doing what they do best — telling stories.
Neon Indian/Purity Ring at Granada Theater
Chillwave was supposed to be a fad. It definitely wasn't supposed to live past the summer of 2009. And, OK, in many ways, the genre did prove to be somewhat of a passing trend. But former Dentonite Alan Palomo and his Neon Indian project have managed to stick around regardless. Stereogum included Neon Indian's Era Extrana on its list of 2011's best albums. More impressive is that, at No. 16 it, placed two spots ahead of Beyonce and 14 spots ahead of Radiohead. Future-poppers Purity Ring also perform at this show.
$5 Tuesdays at Screendoor
On Tuesdays, the elegantly upscale southern kitchen offers up $5 food and drink specials all day. For the rest of March, they'll also have half-price bottles of wine after 7 p.m. We've been told we just have to try the Screendoor blueberry vodka lemonade.
Fear at La Grange
Lee Ving and his humorously offensive lyrics were a big part of the driving force during the first wave of American punk. The band was also behind Saturday Night Live's second-most notorious musical performance, as a group of moshers (including a young Ian McKaye) caused a reported $20,000 in damage to the show's set. The band plays La Grange tonight to warm up for an SXSW showcase and to promote the re-recording of their 1981 album, The Record.
Oral Fixation: An Obsession With True Life Tales at McKinney Avenue Contemporary
The way the monthly theater event works is interesting: The public submits personal stories from their lives in the months leading up to each show; the best few are selected and are recounted by a professional storyteller. Tonight's theme, One Night Stands, should prove to be extra entertaining, as probably anyone who has ever been to “Confession Box Night” at the Double Wide would probably attest.
Tuesday Night Trash: Father's Day at Texas Theatre
In the '70s, the name Troma films became synonymous for its shock exploitation films featuring camped up depictions of extreme sex and violence. Their newest project is said to deliver on all those fronts and then some.
In the Whale and Photo Atlas at Double Wide
The past few months, The Double Wide and its little sister The Single Wide have been our regular Tuesday hangout spots. The drinks are always cheap, and we always find interesting, laid-back characters to people-watch and/or chat up. The pair of Denver bands playing the Double Wide tonight is an added bonus. Two-piece rock duo In The Whale and Dance-punk outfit Photo Atlas both perform.