BYE BYE, BRYAN: It's the end of an era for the 4200 block of Bryan Street: design haven and treasure trove House of Dang! and Paul Slocum's And/Or Gallery are closing. In true form for the community that has grown around the spots, a pair of soirees will mark the occasion. Shake hands with liberated design team Doug Voisin and Andrew Bayer of HoD! as they celebrate a renewed commitment to their own womenswear line with a mouthwatering sale. Next door, And/Or is throwing a rave-themed dance party with video produced by artists associated with the gallery and music curated by Sean Dack (including some new stuff by Tree Wave). Parties start at 7PM.
BACK IN BLOOM: Jason Molina of Magnolia Electric Co. saw off a new album, "Josephine", on Tuesday, and the road to its release wasn't easy. It was a journey full of sorrow, really. Molina and his touring band carried the weight of bassist Evan Farrell's death in December 2007, soon after plans for the record were conceived. The band's first weekend gig after the release of such a landmark record happens in Denton, where the guys should get a warm reception from eager fans. With Donkeys and Thousand Arrows. Rubber Gloves, 9PM.
SONIC BOOM: Bouncy post-punk has been harder to come by since the genre's bust a few years ago, and members of two of the most beloved bands in Dallas' recent history -- Baboon and Pleasant Grove -- are serving it up tonight at Double Wide as The Boom Boom Box. The group is well-yoked with the raucous Record Hop as an opener. 8PM.