Tuesday, May 16, 2006

It List: Tuesday 5/16/06

1. Elf Power/ The Instruments/Fishboy (The Cavern): Although I don't care much for their latest album (it seems a little bland compared to past releases), Elf Power is a band I have listened to for a long time but have never had the chance to see live. I'm hoping they will play a lot of material from my two favorite albums of theirs, A Dream in Sound and The Winter is Coming, but I'm guessing that they will concentrate mostly on new material. And although the newer stuff isn't quite as exciting to me as some of their older stuff, its still great pop with enough of a dark side to keep it interesting. They're part of that second wave of Elephant 6 that people seem to either love or hate, so I guess you've gotta take it for what it is and love it or hate. Or be like me and kinda love it. And no, being consistent isn't really important.

Brooklyn's Instruments seem a little bit boring, but its that pretty kind of boring that you can probably tolerate well enough to get to the Cavern early and catch Fishboy (which is also something that you all probably absolutely love or hate). I don't think Wanz is around for Lost Generation upstairs, but something might be going down up there too. Oh yeah, its $10 and Elf Power is supposed to go on at 1130.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You will be surprised at how hard Elf Power can rock live. I've heard em do the Bad Brains cover and it didnt even stand out that much.

Is the keyboardist still going out w/ Jeff Mangum?

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DJ Mark Ridlen (if you don't know Rid then you musta just been born) and Pandaflower (Lollipop Shoppe)spinning from their crazy collections UPSTAIRS.

4:55 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...


4:55 PM  
Blogger stephen r. said...

Mr. Rid is super good times....Once I'm not band from the Cavern (again) I'll go up and see him again!

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Fishboy said...

The band line up for this tour is pretty great as well. John Fernandez (circulatory system, olivia tremor control) and Derek Almstead (Marshmallow Coast, ex Of Montreal) have joined and from what I've heard from folks in cities they've already hit, make the best live EP line up yet.

thanks for the plug! weshotjr4life!

5:22 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...


5:31 PM  
Anonymous Neil Sanzgiri said...

well I'm glad this post hasn't taken on a whole Jeff Mangum whereabouts discussion!


7:38 PM  
Blogger mochila said...

i heard laura carter broke up with jeff mangum for neil sanzgiri.

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Neil Sanzgiri said...

i heard melissa belongs to the internet now!

someone save us all!!!!

10:54 PM  
Anonymous zach carter said...

youre embarrassing me!!!

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey wasn't zach carter one of the backstreet boys???

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Gary P. Anonymous with an "f" said...

No, silly!! That was Aaron carter? oh, wait.. um.. I mean.. uh.. We shot Jr 4 ever!!!!!

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nic Carter

Aaron is his younger brother.

jeez guys.
get with it

.... my favorite was always brian

1:02 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Elf Power was pretty damn good last night.

I have yet to see the Backstreet Boys, but I hear that their new album will draw heavily from early electronic avant garde experiments and 60's british folk. Should be really great.

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't joey fatone in there too? love that guy.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i believe joey fatone was in N*Sync

but while we're on the topic of great boy bands, who can forget Color Me Badd?

Yeah, you know Oklahoma City's got The Flaming Lips, but how can you forget Color Me Badd?

Sculpted facial hair never looked so good (puts all those denton beards to shame)

12:20 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

they were from Oklahoma City?

12:23 AM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

Elf Power was really good last night. That bass player was a monster. I couldn't keep my eyes off of him.
I was looking for someone that made me think that it was you S.D., but then I remembered that I was there for music and not for, well, that sort of thing.

1:11 AM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

Oh yeah. I almost forgot. I wanted to mention an observation that my friend and I made last night at Elf Power. Elf Power is one of the last remaining Elephant 6/Athens bands. They are some what legends. With all of the bands around here that cite Elephant 6 bands as influences I was suprised not to see that many of those bands members at the show. I seriously thought the Cavern was going to be packed. I don't know what the final count was, but I'm pretty sure that the Cavern was not to capacity, which is 49. Come on people (and I'm especially speaking to people in bands). If you want to have a music scene, you need to support what and who you love.

1:22 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

very true very true. It was a decent crowd for a Tuesday mind you, but I would have expected more people there as well.

And yes, their bass player completely kicked ass.

1:44 AM  
Anonymous Neil Sanzgiri said...

mainly because most of the bands that cite E6 as their influence are under 21!

8:15 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

oops. Didn't think of that.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so olivia happy bullets in stereo are under 21?

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Fishboy said...

speaking of area popbands, I'm currently ironing out the final details for the first ever metrognome pop festival on june 30th heres the confirmed line up so far:

Happy Bullets
Teenage Symphony
Man Factory
Voot Cha Index
Ballroom Dancing
American Werewolf Academy
The Beatdown
Hardin Sweaty and the Ready to Go
Tha Bracelets

and a few more to be confirmed

hosted by LAZER

$5/all proceeds go to the metrognome.

Get excited!!

2:34 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

cool idea.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man, i like everyband on that lineup besides fishboy. I think i heard fishboy on radio disney the other day.

3:21 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

hosted by Lazer? now that's gonna be an adventure.

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some of us have real jobs that dont allow us to be getting home at 2 am on weeknights. priorities.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous earl said...

I didn't see you at the cavern for
essex green, saint jon...we were either recording or trying out a
drummer? we also missed the violent
femmes and the grandaddy instore due to the same reasons. which has
led me to kick myself in the ass many times since. doesn't help that
the half or more of our band is
currently jobless and broke. but,
i'm still happy for the fact i was
able to see elf power and many
other E6 bands way back in the day.

3:47 AM  

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