1. That was G-Eazy
Born Gerald Earl Gillum, rapper G-Eazy said he identifies with 1950s outlaw culture, credits Johnny Cash for inspiring his fashion sense, and has dated both Lana Del Rey and Halsey. OK, we get it, he's WAY cooler than we are! G-Eazy's Endless Summer Tour -- with Ty Dolla $ign, Ybn Nahmir, Murda Beats and P-Lo -- will be rolling into Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's Battery Park at 6:30 p.m. Monday (Aug. 6).
2. Plenty of bark, plenty of bite
Greyhounds are a skinny breed of dog that do nothing for us. However, the Austin, Texas-based group, The Greyhounds, known for a bluesy, soulful sound, is excellent. The band will be performing at 8 p.m., Thursday (Aug. 2) at Vangarde Arts, 416 Pierce St. Wait, "The Simpsons"'s Santa's Little Helper" is a greyhound as well? Huh, we like him, too!
3. All about that bass
The Weekender's favorite scientists include Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking and, of course, Meghan Trainor, whose theory proved that it really was "all about that bass." We suspect EZB, a proponent of a free form style of bass music, agrees wholeheartedly. EZB will be at 1008 Key Club, 1008 Fourth St., at 9 p.m. Friday (Aug. 3), along with ALX, DABSKI and SCND SNDWCH, who are acts we suspect named themselves after "Wheel of Fortune" puzzles.
4. See sharp things at the county fair.
Looking at the events going on at the Woodbury County Fair, taking place now through Sunday (Aug. 5) in Moville, we've noticed a weird trend. There seems to be kid lumberjack contests, adult lumberjack contest, and chainsaw sculpture shows going on every single day. In other words, there are a surplus of events in which limbs can be severed. Hold on, there's also a hypnotist, an old-fashioned melodrama and an apple-bobbing contest occurring at the same time. All right, maybe kid lumberjacks aren't the worst things in the world!
5. Let's hope they're also laughing in the inside
We like Sioux City Sillies Clown Alley 185 and we've actually interviewed members of that troupe for this very publication. Luckily, these "sillies" will be celebrating Clown Week at LaunchPAD Children's Museum, 623 Pearl St., from 1 - 3 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 4).
6. Four acts, one stage, two (OK, too) much fun
Who will be performing at the Marquee, 1225 Fourth St. beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 4)? First, you have DAD. Then, you have Heatbox. Wait, there's more. You'll also see the '90s cover band The Lone Rangers. That's it, right? Nope. Plus there will be a special guest performer to be determined later. Will it be you? Will it be me? Meh, probably not.