Hearts broke across the alt-rock community when Denton band Centro-matic announced its farewell tour. With a prolific recording output and countless brilliant live performances since the band’s humble beginnings in the mid-’90s, its four members have stayed tightly connected against rock ’n’ roll odds.
Carl Finch thought it was time to get the old band back together — sort of. The founder of Denton’s two-time Grammy-winning polka band started the group with Tim Walsh 35 years ago. But before the anniversary year’s end, Finch said he wanted to revive one of the earliest incarnations of the band for a special show at Dan’s Silverleaf.
Dallas art-punk band Sealion plays Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Saturday with Pink Smoke and the Lash Outs. Cover is $5 for patrons age 21 and older, $7 for those 20 and younger. The band is Cole Denton on guitar, Hunter Moehring on guitar and vocals, Alex Poulos on drums and Samantha Villavert on bass guitar and vocals. Rubber Gloves is at 411 E. Sycamore St.
Denton burlesque dancer Lemme Adams is planning a little something special for Santa’s cookie plate on Saturday. Adams, the grande dame of Whiskey Tongue Burlesque, has gathered her chicks for a seasonal show, “Naughty Noel,” at 10 p.m. Saturday at Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair, 1125 E. University Drive. The lineup features the troupe’s dancers and guests: Sapphire De La Noche, Adelaide Rene Gade, Eve Vocative, Beth A Lishus, Ginger Rockafella, Zenda LaBelle, Kurtz Frausun, Draconis von Trapp, Pashionata Fair, Kitty Martini, Chordella Smash and Avalouna. The star of the show is Vivienne Vermuth. Cover is $8.
Daniel Markham dropped his fifth full-length project on Halloween. Pretty Bitchin’ joined the 2014 local music scene without much fanfare. After playing with guitarist Ryan Thomas Becker, bassist Tony Ferraro and drummer Grady Don Sandlin for the last two-and-a-half years, Markham’s outfit has a record full of solid songwriting and assured ensemble playing.
Cornell Hurd brings his western swing, classic and boogie woogie to Dan’s Silverleaf at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. The Austin band leader has been shaking sawdust off of boots since 1997. After Hurd swings, Denton’s Stage Fright -- Grady Don Sandlin, Ryan Thomas Becker and Tony Ferraro and guests -- perform the music of The Band starting at 9 p.m.
Foxcatcheris hard to embrace. The new film from director Bennett Miller lacks any humor, and it never falsely strains to engage viewers. Few of its characters are even remotely likable. But it’s impossible not to be swept up in its narrative, right up until its slowly building, explosive finale.
The characters of the modern workplace comedy, like the rest of us, don’t know how to make a living anymore. Having haplessly tried to murder their bosses in the first Horrible Bosses, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis return in Horrible Bosses 2 as hopeful inventors. “Let’s bet on ourselves,” they tell each other, making a clearly questionable wager. They go into business with a bath product dubbed “Shower Buddy,” and with their abysmal guest spot on a morning show promoting it, it’s clear they may have backed the wrong horse.