The one night to break out your leather punk drag

Dallas is apparently under an ’80s music explosion. Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar and Heart have all just played the House of Blues and now Billy Idol rebel yells it tonight at the Palladium. So if you’re not busting out the torn tees, leather pants and spiky hair for Idol, at least get your parachute pants and Kaepas out of the closet for your vintage pleasure.

In this week’s issue, we pit Idol against another musician with a show the following night. Check here to see who he’s up against and decide if his snarl will put him over the top.

Deets: Palladium Ballroom, 2200 N. Lamar St. Aug. 24 at 8:30 p.m. $47.