Wednesday, May 17, 2006

It List: Wednesday 5/17/06

1. Minmae/Hotel Hotel/Shiny Around the Edges (The Cavern): This seems like a good opportunity for Dallas peeps to check out Shiny Around the Edges, one of the most interesting and unique bands in Denton (and the rest of the metroplex) right now. Shiny's eerie, atmospheric yet minimal folk certainly doesn't sound like anything else around here, and its done well enough to separate it from many of the experimental folk acts that have been getting critical attention in the national indie media for the past couple of years. They seem like one of those bands that will get national praise before many of the lame asses around here even notice them. Don't be one of those lame asses. I don't know what to make of Minmae, but they sound like a sort of ok Les Savy Fav with a My Bloody Valentine fetish and a Pavement jones, but probably not all that interesting. Austin's Hotel Hotel is another highlight, playing quiet waves of noise that are light on form and heavy sleepy wandering, which will be sure to turn away most of the SMU frat dudes that always seem to turn up at the Cavern, while keeping many of your eyes glued to the stage. We hear that their live performances can be quite memorable. Lets hope the Cavern can handle it.

2. The Party w/ DJ Nature (Hailey's Denton)

3. Shoplifting/Finally Punk/ Eat Avery's Bones (Metrognome- Ft. Worth): Shoplifting is one of those nice surprises for us- something we haven't heard until just now and wish we had before. Interesting guitar work, tunings and beats, and the Kill Rock Stars seal of approval should get some of your asses out to Ft. Worth, shouldn't it? Anyone that reads this blog and doesn't know about Eat Avery's Bones is dumb, and Finally Punk reminds me of Erase Errata, Les Georges Leningrad, K Records girly stuff and no wave. Good. Oh, and sweet "Negative Creep" cover.


Blogger stephen r. said...

Shopping lifting huh? Sounds interesting....

4:47 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

Good call s.r.

Shiny and h, h are two of better bands one could ever hope to see anywheres.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous ed said...


5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:21 PM  
Blogger james said...

hotel hotel is also playing at the metrognome on saturday, and i am happy to see that there are actually people here tonight for the show.

thank you!

10:49 PM  
Anonymous id*ness said...

Saturday, May 20
Metrognome Collective
Hotel, Hotel
Dirty Water Disease
Jon & Josh from Chimeneas (?)

Metrognome Collective
1518 E. Lancaster, Ft. Worth, TX 76107

NOTE: Looks like Chimeneas are no longer playing. However this rumor is unconfirmed.

9pm Chimeneas (Josh & Jon duo)
[Ft. Worth]
That would be the amazing Chimeneas boiled down to Josh's loopy dreamy guitar and Jon Teague's beatifully monsterous analog synth contraption left over from the Yeti days

10pm Dirty Water Disease
Dark, textural trio w/ members of Malise

11pm iDi*amin
All new all improvised chinichilla odyssies times rooster lobotomies divided by Nacadotches meatpies in the heart of the Arctic Circle, circa 8 billion B.C.E. New drummer.

midnight hotel, hotel

hotel, hotel bio
Somewhere between the creaky stairs and the empty West Texas saloon, the whispers of the departed ghost-town heroes meld with the distant sound of horsehair bow scraping nylon strings. This is where hotel, hotel was birthed. In life youre as likely to find them in Manchester and Brighton as their homes of Austin, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. The core of chaos, misco, and caverninha produces evocative, harrowing, and elegant fare such as that on the new emotional odyssey/loose concept album allheroesareforeverbold. In person, the troupe often expands in mind, body, scope, and volume

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shoplifting...fantastic. Played the shit out of their instruments, and entire set, unlike
Finally Punk...heinous.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Defensive Listening said...

I can't believe I missed that show. Finally Punk is one of the only good bands in Texas. Yes, I really did just say that.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DJ nature is at the Rubber Gloves not Haileys. Unless something has changed.

3:20 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

oh shit, my bad.

4:07 PM  
Anonymous matt said...

shoplifting was so tight and loud and performed all their stuff with such urgency, i was very impressed and loved every second. finally punk rules, far from heinous, everyone was in good spirits and very sweet.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Carlin said...

Thanks to the handful of people that made it to The Cavern Wednesday. Shiny Around the Edges blew me away, just beautiful. Be sure to catch Hotel Hotel at Metrognome before they head overseas and S. Brooks from Minmae will be playing an acoustic set at Standards & Pours on 6/17, if you're interested in checking him/them out. Cheers!

2:58 AM  

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