Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Big Undoing






Just to let you know, the Undoing of David Wright will NOT be playing at Hailey's tomorrow night.... somehow the dates got mixed up. Instead they will be playing a show at their home base, the 8th Continent, this Friday the 19th with Zom Zoms and Austin's Cry Blood Apache (whom the Undoing consider to be one of the best bands in Texas right now, if I'm not mistaken).

It would probably be a great show anyway, but in addition to the line up, it will also be an unusal show for the Undoing in that they will be playing many of their songs for the first and last time, at least in the near future. Some of the songs on their debut record require acoustic drums, but they pretty much never play them because they don't have a live drummer. Well, on Friday, Matt from Eat Avery's Bones will be playing drums with them, giving them a chance to play some of these songs for the first time ever. It will also be the last time that most of you will have a chance to see them play these and any of the other songs off their first record because after Friday's show they will largely stop playing songs from their first album live and will instead focus on new stuff that will featured on their new album, which will also be titled the 8th Continent. All the songs will be played in the narrative order that they appear on the album, and the band ecourages people to dress up like "19th century grave robbers, prostitutes, medical students, street denizens, bar patrons, etc.," because they will be filming the concert for a possible live DVD release. Sounds like the place to be on a Friday night.

43 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

8th continent location/directions?

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What time is this show b/c i think a few of us are gonna be interested in watching the mavs game but also want to see this.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the directions, best i know them are this:

from dallas: 35 east which heads north to denton... exit hwy 77 which becomes bell, which becomes mingo (this might be mixed up, but either way you just stay on what used to be 77).... eventually you see a train track on the right and residences on the left... the 8th continent is located on a street called Texas but it's right on the road you've been traveling on (to your Left).... it's pretty easy to find, especially w/ the cars that will be parked out there.

but the garage (or basement, it's below the house but above ground, at least on the side you're on) is black w/ a large red door. also, in red letters it says "the 8th continent".

...if you're in denton, then i'm unsure of exact directions, but you can just take 77/bell/mingo north and you should end up there.

1:48 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

those are good directions. You can also go to www.myspace.com/theeighthcontinent

and get directions there too.

2:23 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

and I believe its Zom Zoms at 9, Apache at 10 and Undoing at 11.

2:45 PM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

731 Texas St, Denton -- MapQuest it!

Lineup:

8pm - Somnambulance (Gameboy/Nanoloop solo artist from Denton)
9pm - Cry Blood Apache (new age new wave from austin)
10pm - Zom Zoms (zolo punk aka zonk music from austin)
11pm - The Undoing of David Wright feat. Matt of Eat Avery's Bones, performing all of the We Dig With Fingers Crossed songs, plus the unreleased B-side, Pursued By The Jaws of Hell Part 2 Please Jesus Save Us From The Jaws of Hell (Those Jaws of Hell Are Gonna Get You.)

DJ Jinx will be spinning intermittantly, between bands. It's one of his last gigs in town before he moves away -- and he's fuckin' awesome.

Whew. You might catch a fever tomorrow night.

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IM NOT NU METAL ENOUGH TO LIKE THIS SHITTY PIECE SHITASSFUCK

4:42 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

Anonymous said...

IM NOT NU METAL ENOUGH TO LIKE THIS SHITTY PIECE SHITASSFUCK

You are a fucking chode.

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Carlin said...

Awesome! I'll try to swing by there before going to Rubber Gloves. At least I can catch some of it...

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i always feel like my drink is going to get spiked and i'm going to wake up at a judas priest concert at david wright shows

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nu Metal (which includes rap metal) died when all the rap/nu metalers got "hardcore". And introducing...A Dozen Furies. The Undoing of David Wright do not fit anywhere into this equation.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous zach carter said...

id rather listen to big black!

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHA i love me some big black

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cock.

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

me too.

7:52 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

Friday May 19th 2006!!!

8pm: Somnambulance (Gameboy/Nanoloop solo artist from Denton)

9pm:Cry Blood Apache (new age new wave from austin)

10pm:Zom Zoms (zolo punk aka zonk music from austin)

11pm:The Undoing of David Wright feat. Matt of Eat Avery's Bones, performing all of the We Dig With Fingers Crossed songs, plus the unreleased B-side, Pursued By The Jaws of Hell Part 2 Please Jesus Save Us From The Jaws of Hell (Those Jaws of Hell Are Gonna Get You.)

Between all of these: DJ Jinx will be spinning intermittantly, between bands. It's one of his last gigs in town before he moves away -- and he's fuckin' awesome.


$5 BYOB
Everyone is required to dress as 19th century grave robbers, prostitutes, medical students, street denizens, bar patrons, etc.,

This is the LAST TIME you will hear The Undoing of David Wright play songs from the CD "We Dig With Fingers Crossed"

Also this will be recorded by two camera men for a DVD release.

Be There, faggot.

10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, the 8th continent is BRING YOUR OWN BEER.... so, if your drink gets spiked, it'll be spiked w/ whatever you put in it.

...and if ya got anything good let me at it.

12:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and i'm not so sure i'd complain if i went to a UDODW show, saw them rip shit up and then was magically transported to a Judas Priest show.... i mean, i'm not all that into Judas Priest, but if i blacked out and got in for free... i might as well rock the fuck out.

better than whitesnake (for both musical and pyrotechnical reasons)

12:16 AM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

Your fears are legitimate.

1:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't the undoing thing getting kind od old? I mean yeah the schtick is funny the first time or two you see it. Now it's just boring. They try to hard to be "out there". But hey the teenager that hates the world will feel good about being so 'original'.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best of all the ZOM ZOMS are playing. Talk about eccentric. These are the former Oblong Boys

For gods sake go to this page immediately!

http://www.tubezomzoms.com

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Isn't the undoing thing getting kind od old? I mean yeah the schtick is funny the first time or two you see it. Now it's just boring. They try to hard to be "out there". But hey the teenager that hates the world will feel good about being so 'original'. "



so, you saw the show at hailey's and assume that this is all the band is about?

are they willing to say "fuck you!"? Yes. but that's NOT their schtick.

...i mean, yeah. they use theatrics but i seriously doubt anyone posting anything about how "angry" they are has actually spoken w/ any of them or seen a show where they are playing to a good sized group of people who came there to see THEM. it's a very different experience than some random show they got stuck on.

pluss, the show tonight is supposed to usher in their NEW shit, which will probably involve new "schtick". they are young and they are growing together as a band.

and as for the anger. maybe it's there but i don't consider any of the members to be truly angry people. they are some of the nicest and easiest to talk to bands from the area.

don't let the look fool you.

1:00 PM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

Would someone please explain the Undoing schtick to me and how it's less credible than any other band's schtick?

I think it's a lot more interesting and meaning-imbued than the jeans, guitar, t-shirt, we've got two songs left, thanks for comin' out, you guys look like you're havin' a good time sorta bullshit.

Do we just schtick out too much?

Maybe it's been a little repetitious and predictable lately, and I'll justly accept criticism for that. Time is everyone's enemy. We try to keep things fresh, and sometimes we fail. Tonight's show is an effort to do something special, and after tonight -- everything will be different.

Can everyone please get over this outdated 1990's hypocritical anti-aesthetics attitude? We're living in a time when visual icons are the most influential channel of communication. The key is reappropriation of this new century 'sign language' to our own counter-culture ideals, not ignoring it altogether.

Unique and thoughtful images are just as important as unique and thoughtful music, if you actually have something you want to say.

P.S. Anger and frustration are like gasoline to us. But bands, punters, shows, whatever -- NEVER factor into that anger. Our band is not about scene politics.

2:47 PM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

P.P.S. Any anger directed towards the audience has always been an act to make you laugh. If you're at our show we most definitely aren't angry at you.

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i saw undoing once and i thought marylin manson's sons formed a band.

4:54 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I will have to agree with Lars about the dumb 90's anti-image attitude that a lot of people have held on to ever since they heard their first Pavement song.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Andrew Michael said...

I believe that this most unfortunate criticism directed towards the Undoing of David Wright is completely unfounded. I can assure you that the lads in the Undoing are aware but not involved in scene politics. Nor, are they trite. It seems to be that most of this half-tossed, vulgar criticism stems from jealousy. For who can honestly deny that the Undoing is nothing less than passionate about art? Their commitment is worthy of praise. We all know that they will be legend. Shouldn’t we rejoice in our fellow citizen’s achievements as opposed to destroy them for the very thing that makes them unique?

6:44 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

Everyone will be there tonight. Will you?

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Andrew Michael, stop smoking or snorting whatever it is you have before posting here. YOu are not Jesus Buddha or Jim Morrison you nut.

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Andrew Michael, stop smoking or snorting whatever it is you have before posting here. YOu are not Jesus Buddha or Jim Morrison you nut.

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and the flame is faned.

12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..i'd love to hear what bands the anon. poster who keeps talking shit on here (i can only guess it's just ONE) listens to.

posting about anger while bitching incessantly w/o bothering to justify your stance.

...who's really angry here?

is it (a) the band who gets to play for a fairly rabid audience on a consistent basis, or (b) the random blog poster who appears too stoned (often guilty myself) or confused about the direction of his/her belittling comments?

hmmm.
the scale seems a stacked in your direction misguided poster.

12:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was the first david wright bashing anon...

my 3 favorite bands are the zombies, the beach boys, and the beatles

and i guess that probably makes me sound like a poor judge of the undoing, but like i know my shit somewhat

when i was younger i listened to bands that i'm sure influenced the undoing of david wright, like, big black, ministry, etc.

but when i hear them all i can think of his how much the sound like a nu metal band who missed the ship by like 8 years.

12:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

zombies, beach boys, and beatles.

looks like you missed the ship by about 40 years.

love,
the a-train

4:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or that good music can be timeless.

1:05 PM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

missed it? we're building our own ship. nothing else appeared seaworthy.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe that ship should sink...

11:34 AM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

like all ships, ours will someday sink. but cryin' babies with big mouths, stuck on the shore, never sunk one.

nevertheless, i'm glad you're hip with our seafaring vernacular.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like weezer!

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you bands would stop putting product in your hair and tailoring your clothes to be oh!so!weird! and spend your time writing music instead of defending yourself on blogs you might actually do something worthwhile in the musical realm

8:02 PM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

We have writing/practice sessions 3 times per week, for several hours each. Outside of that, I spend 10-20 hrs/week tweaking the samples and sequences.

Can't remember the last show in which we actually had time to properly fix our hair, or tailor any costumes. It's always slapped on make-up over greasy beards, duct tape and trash bags.

We've played in Amarillo and Tacoma in our normal clothes. Maybe you would've liked us then.

And, this is something I do during breaks at work. (Like most people here, I'm sure.)

How old are you kids by the way?

The David Wrights are coming out of the wood work.

12:21 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

ha ha

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