Concert Picks for July 28: The Vliets | Elvis Depressedly | A Word on Epocha

Before we get to today’s shows I wanted to take a minute to talk about a space in Deep Ellum. It’s Epocha, a clothing store and small art space that recently opened up off Elm and Good Latimer, next door to The Prophet Bar, in an office building where I used to work for a since-moved ad firm. It’s been previously mentioned a few times elsewhere on this site and in the magazine.

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Young Thug is a No-Show; Disappointed Crowd Sprayed with Fire Extinguisher

To preface: There was not a fire at Saturday night’s aborted Young Thug show at the Prophet Bar in Deep Ellum. Thug, perhaps rap’s most discussed artist of the moment, was apparently not even in the city, a fact that was announced to the 800 or so people in the room by a nervous looking young man in a Been Trill t-shirt and jeans just before 1 a.m. At that time, there was no mention of refunds.

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Money Where Your Mouth is: An Invitation to the Kickoff Party for “A City Under the Influence”

The event is called “A City Under the Influence,” which is a nod to a certain movie director’s independent spirit as well as the influential people that will be acknowledged—artists of some local notoriety who could use the occasional buck or two more than another hat tip on a blog or panel.

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The Last of America’s Sweethearts: Jay Z and Beyoncé at AT&T Stadium

Jay Z and Beyoncé never really asked to be the new ideal of marriage in America; a Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio for the post-rap generation. They barely even acknowledged their relationship on record until well after they were wed.

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