'Songs of the Red-Head' opens at Theatre Three tonight. Not that redhead, but it's a timely tribute for a ginger comic, dontcha think?
PIED PIPER: With all the hollerin' about MusInk coming to Dallas and matching tat culture with alt-country via the Old '97s, Lucero and Shooter Jennings, AA Bondy comes to Fort Worth with his dreamy hybrid of harmonica and punk at a convenient time. That dust-shuffle toughness can be defined in Bondy's tunes, which could lure David Gray fans and disciples of Dylan to his stage just the same. See him at Lola's Sixth with Amy Cook. 'Twould be wise to buy tickets ahead of time (they're $12.50 with charges.) 10PM.
SING-OFF: Let's settle the Leno and O'Brien scheduling debacle the old-fashioned way: each host should perform an all-music show, with the comedian himself as the only guest. Except we'd slip O'Brien some old copies of The Danny Kaye Show to prep -- or, hey, we could slip him tickets to Songs of the Red-Head: The Music of Danny Kaye at Theatre Three. Compare Don Alan Croll's interpretation of the beloved mid-century entertainer with NBC's true funnyman at 7:30PM. Find $30 tickets here.
RED LIGHT JAZZ: The Amsterdam Bar hosts a rotating cast of the best-regarded area jazz musicians on Monday nights, with University of North Texas alum and saxophonist Shelley Carol among them. TAB's nightly beer ensemble is standing, and it's more like a big band orchestra in size. 9PM.