Tuesday, May 02, 2006

It List: Tuesday 5/2/06

1. Wilderness/ Year Future/ Parts and Labor (Rubber Gloves-Denton): Wilderness aren't for everyone. Even people that are into the bands that obviously influenced these guys, namely P.I.L. and Joy Division, might not like them for that simple reason. But we think they're pretty good, and worth checking fo sho. Their guitar parts are fantastic, as is their rhythm section, and if the vocals come off the right way in a live setting, this could be an excellent show. If you haven't heard them, imagine a more sprawling and slightly more atmospheric P.I.L. Year Future absolutely sucks, so go eat at Sweetwater or something while they play. Parts and Labor are a noisy mess of distortion, feedback and reverb with some pretty strong pop songs lying just beneath. Probably good live.

2. Lost Generation with Wanz Dover (Upstairs- Cavern): This is the last one that Wanz will be doing for a few weeks, so get check it out. He'll be doing a tribute to Spacemen 3, and we think the prospect of hearing Spacemen 3 in a bar is enough reason to show up and have some drinks, don't you?


Anonymous scotthop said...

When you go to Sweetwater, approach the bartender with 50 cents and ask to roll yahtzee. One get one roll, and with 5 of a kind, you get the pot. Sometimes it's 3 bucks, sometimes it's,like, 400.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous zak said...

I just picked up that first Wilderness album for 4 bucks used... pretty good stuff. Great guitars and rhythm section like you said, but yeah... the singer's obvious love for Lydon and their references to PIL is hard to overcome at first.

4:19 PM  
Blogger jamo said...

I really liked seeing parts & labor at J&J's but I really can't imagine it would be that great seeing them at rgrs. they really are a basement band.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous andrew michael said...

jamo: a new genre: basement

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Year Future is FAR AND AWAY the best band on the bill. I don't know what you were listening too.

They a little too chaotic for your little ears?

Think Scratch Acid/Jesus Lizard meets Savage Republic w/ subtle electro elements.


5:16 PM  
Blogger wakka-wakka said...

Well, I don't know about you, but FAR AND AWAY is my all time favorite Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman vehicle (way better than Eyes Wide Shut) so maybe Wilderness is pretty good too.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no way. it has to be days of thunder. period. that scene where the two guys race down the hallway in their wheelchairs? genius.

5:42 PM  
Blogger wakka-wakka said...

True, plus Days of Thunder is what brought them together...

And come to think of it, Eyes Wide Shut has that hilarious scene where Nicole Kidman tries to act stoned, and Tom Cruise tries to act like he's interested in having sex with her.

5:59 PM  
Anonymous zach carter said...

parts and labor are pretty fucking awesome live

definitly worth going out to

7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stoned, it's cool that you're not afraid to say that bands suck when they do, but did you actually listen to Year Future or did you just feel compelled to write something negative about one of the bands? They are basically Wilderness on meth & acid.

So how was the show?

9:07 AM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

Yeah, I have to disagree too.

Year Future kicks some mutherfuckin' ass.

The post-The Locust San Diego punk scene is one of the most unique and interesting scenes around right now. Kill Me Tomorrow, Dmonstrations, Business Lady...

10:59 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Of course I actually listened to them. Why would I say a band sucked if I hadn't heard them, or didn't think they actually sucked? And whats more, I didn't even just listen to the stuff on their Myspace page, but actually listened to several songs that I got off soulseek a while back upon a friend's recommendation.

I just didn't like it... don't know why. Screamy, noise punk stuff like the Locust can be good in my opinion if it is done right, but I think it rarely is. Year Future just wasn't an exception to that rule, in my opinion.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Emil said...

I had never seen or heard the Wilderness before, but I thought they were great. One of the best shows I've seen all year. I'm very glad that I caught their set.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous matt said...

fucking ruled!
all bands did a great job.
not a very big turnout though.
it deserved to be seen, especially parts and labor.

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wait for the day when DFW music fans see a band compared to Savage Republic and say, "Hey! I gotta see that!" Unfortunately, they are so overwhelmingly uninformed. I pity you, shoppers of CD World and listeners of their recommendations. I ache for you, Lollygaggers of the Good Records Listening wall. Most of Dally/F Dub/Dentron would be better off buying music at Starbucks where they most certainly will end up hovered over laptops reminiscing about that amazing time Pitchfork gave that one album a ten and shit. Hot.

P.S. Anon that compared this band to S.R., I would like to buy you a milkshake.

P.P.S. I actually saw a band cover "Suckerpunch" by SR in Austin. It was sloppy but whatever.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous same anon said...

I saw Savage Republic during SXSW ... an amazing experience, one I thought I would never have. It lived up to the legend, or it did for me anyways.

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I meant to say, cover "Suckerpunch" by SR in Austin- this past weekend. That would have made it more relevant. I saw the real thing in Austin too, at an art gallery. They bitched and fought the whole time, it was like watching a practice.

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is that really true, the yahtzee thing? cool.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

weshotjr yahtzee tournament?

...i think so

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the yahtzee thing is true.

11:43 AM  

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