Freebie of the Week
Pizza Hut and MTV (and sister channels) want to help you discover new music and feed you a bunch of 'za at the aptly-named Discover Great Music Lounge. They're set up around the corner from the ACL grounds, so come by and grab some free drinks, hit up the photo booth, and check out performances by Walk the Moon, Nabiha, and Striking Matches. Tweet at us the answer to the proverbial MTV debate, Yo! MTV Raps or Total Request Live?, for a chance to win tickets. We've got a bunch!
Thursday, October 3rd
Shuffle your feet James Brown-style over to Charles Bradley: Soul of America, a documentary that follows the 60+-year-old soul singer's much-deserved rise to the limelight. Tickets are going fast (and furious...ly!)
Head down to Red River, because Art Disaster 16 is taking over Holy Mountain and Red 7. Catch Driver Friendly, Black and White Years, Night Drive, GOBI, and more... RSVP for a cheap-o $3 entry
Get all cultured and stuff at The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club (featuring some of the original members!) in all of their 15-member Cuban glory at the Long Center. This will be very legit. Very, very, very, VERY
Friday, October 4th
Grab a 10-spot and head to the Four Season's back lawn for a chill concert with... wait for it... Okkervil River, Local Natives, White Denim, and the Court Yard Hounds! It's first-come, first-serve, yo
Put on that coonskin cap or blazer (or whatever you're into), and channel your favorite character at the Wes Anderson Costume Party at the Scoot Inn. Wear the dang costume or end up paying more
Saturday, October 5th
Try not to freak out -- Frankie Knuckles, the godfather of house music, and Learning Secrets will be doing their thing at Kingdom. Seriously, get tickets now
Saturday and Sunday
Forget about those expensive wristbands: Scoot Inn is hosting DTF FEST 4 and 5, two days of homegrown music and art featuring over 35 local/regional bands. In this case, DTF stands for "Ditch the Fest"
Sunday, October 6th
Party like it's 1899 at the last official day of Banger's Oktoberfest. Hops & Grain will be serving up beer and brunch, and don't miss the Hammerschlagen Championship. See the schedule
Soak up Saturday night with all-you-can-eat flapjacks and Bloody Marys from Blue Ox BBQ, conveniently located at The Buzz Mill
Celebrate two years of awesomeness with Hops & Grain Brewing -- they'll have tons of food and FIFTEEN (I know, right??) different beers to sample. Gimme all the souvenir glasses!
Sunday, October 6th
You can be a baller on a budget at Foreign and Domestic's famous Dollar Oyster Tuesdays, where they've got $1 East Coast oysters and deals on beer and bubbly too!