Tuesday, March 14, 2006

It List: Tuesday 3/14/06

Yeah, so this is the busiest Tuesday of the year here in good ol' DFWd, and you can start the day off at Good Records' free in-store:

Aloha 3pm
Ill Ease 4pm
Parts & Labor 5pm
Skeletons and the Girl Faced Boys 6pm
Saturday Looks Good to Me 7pm

And then you can go pay for some shit later tonight:

1. Thunderbirds are Now!/Serena Maneesh/ Field Music (Hailey's Denton): Check our preview of this show on dconstruction if you want, but we can promise that this will be the best thing going in town tonight unless you like to cry yourself to sleep with Scottish music playing in the background or something.

2. Belle and Sebastian/ New Pornographers (Granada): Just kidding, we love B&S and might have made this #1 if it wasn't $32 and if it wasn't at the Granada, where the sound has been known to make my Discman sound like Carnegie fucking Hall. If they can get their shit together at Granada tonight, this will surely be a fantastic show. If not, then you might go home at the end of the night and cry yourself to sleep with Scottish music playing in the background or something. Do I really have to link these bands?

3. Ted Leo and The Pharmacists/ The Duke Spirit/ Aloha/ Les Aus (Tea Room): Damn it. I really want to see Ted Leo live, but I guess I'll have to catch one of his 73 performances at SXSW this week. I've seen this guy twice, and he puts on a hell of a show, and pretty much manages to sing just like he does on his records... which is pretty impressive if you've never heard him. And the Duke Spirit kicks ass. So does Aloha. And so does Les Aus.

4. Skeletons and the Girl Faced Boys/Headlights/Metal Hearts (The Cavern): Get in free with your B&S ticket, or skip that and just pay five bucks to see this. Either way, Skeletons go on at midnight, and you'll want to be there for it because they are fantastic, unless you've decided to go home and cry yourself to sleep with... nevermind.

5. Saturday Looks Good To me/ His Name is Alive/Crystal Skulls/The Reputation (rubber Gloves) His Name is Alive is a really great band that is worth showing up early for.

So many good shows today. Anyway, later on we will have a band profile and an interview for your ass.


Anonymous shimsham said...

My friend has been hired as a soundman to do the B & S show...they've made him show up at 8am to work on the sound and I think the tour is bringing a lot of their own sound gear?! Sounds like a pain in the ass but maybe the sound will be better tonight.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Eric Grubbs said...

I'll be at Rubber Gloves to finally see The Reputation.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HNIA sadly is not playing at RGRS tonight. :(

5:01 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

i saw Serena Maneesh last night. Anyone check out the other shows?

11:31 AM  
Blogger wakka-wakka said...

I went to the NP/B&S show. It sounded better than Of Montreal, which was the last show I saw there, but still not that great. My non-expert ears picked up a good vocal sound, but everything else sounded a little muddy--and the drums sounded pretty weak. B&S sounded better to me than NPs, and I think that's because B&S's music is a little sparser and uses more acoustic instruments. NPs seemed to overpower the system at times.

I'm still partial to NPs though. And I especially like Neko Case's stand-in, who did a really good job singing Neko's parts, and plays keyboards too. Anybody know her name?

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thunderbirds/serena maneesh/rahim fucking ruled! serena was so loud!! incredible.

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great free show last night in the basement of JnJs Pizza On the Square in Denton with Mazinga II, Ill Ease, Parts&Labor and jetscreamer. nice surprise to see all the Dallas folk that came down

3:57 PM  

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