Friday, June 16, 2006

It List: Friday 6/16/06




1. Echo and the Bunnymen (Gypsy Tea Room- $20): I'm not going to go into a whole long thing on Echo and the Bunnymen, because I seriously doubt I could say anything about them that you haven't read or heard someone say before. I thought their most recent album was really good considering how old they are, and how bad it COULD have been. And actually, scratch that, I though it was pretty damn good independent of that stuff too. If Ian can still sing, which I bet he can, this will be one to remember.

Also, DJ G will be spinning at an Echo afterparty over at Avenue Arts (825 Exposition near Minc and the rest of the Expo park area). its $5, and his sets always rule.

2. Constantines/ Oakley Hall (Sons of Herman- $10): The Constantines are one of those bands that you just KNOW is going to be really good live, and honsetly, is there any other band that reminds you of Fugazi and the Boss at the same time? They play a lot of loud and fast, but also some slow and textured, and it will be interesting to see how the latter is pulled off live. Shine A Light was one of my favorite records a few years ago, and although I don't like their latest quite as much, I'm still pretty pumped up about this show. Oakley Hall should be a great opening act if you can get there early (by Sons of Hall standards, which could mean like right now).

Residual Echoes/ Mammatus (Metrognome Collective): Do you still need to be convinced that Metrognome is THE cutting edge venue in the Metroplex? I don't. Mammatus' sprawling, distorted stoneresque noisescapes should not be missed by anyone that gives a shit about that sort of thing.


(and you are going to start to see some changes around here in the next week. A new writer, some features that we've never tried before, and some other things that we don't wanna tell you about right now. Basically, we're going to be trying some new and different shit to see what sticks. Keep those eyez ballz peeled.)

16 Comments:

Anonymous skulkie said...

metrognome makes me wish i lived in ft worth

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Sam M. said...

Echo and the Bunnymen blew at SXSW. They may be much better when not surrounded by the Austin bitch circus of March, but I strongly urge anyone on the fence to jump on the Constantines/Oakley Hall side.

And my guess is a start time of 10 p.m. for Oakley Hall; I'm e-mailing Mike Snider right now to confirm.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sam's horribly safe indie tastes streches all the way to dissing Echo and The Bunnymen on a Tour that by all accounts is any fans wet dream. Not surprising in the least bit.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is off topic, but it made me think of this website...

Hello!

4:45 PM  
Anonymous ed said...

Someone's anonymously talking pointless shit towards a comment Sam made. Not surprising in the least bit.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sam's horribly safe indie tastes"

What the hell does that even mean?
I want to cockpunch you so bad.
Could you at lease post a list of the daaaaangerous bands that you love? Please include the ironic wants. Cunt.

I bet you don't even put sugar in your koolaid cuz youre that WILD man. Now go flip the burgers bitch.

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And nothing is safer than a halfassed 80's reunion.
How Blondie you fucking dickwad? did your fucking aquanet hold?

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really wish some of you anonymous people would check your grammar and scan for typos before posting. It might add more creditability to your arguments.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Sam Machkovech said...

Snider says Oakley Hall should play around 9:30. Will that really come true? Who knows.

5:07 PM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

I wish I could see the Constatines as well, but I can't be everywhere. Here is a setlist from a few weeks ago. I have never seen them and have been a huge fan since I was in elementary school. I hope they don't suck(which is very possible at there age). If they play a setlist similar to the one below I think I will be quite happy.


Setlist: Key Club At Morongo Casino, Cabazon, CA - June 13, 2006

Going Up
Show Of Strength
Stormy Weather
Seven Seas
Bring On the Dancing Horses
The Disease
Scissors in the Sand
All That Jazz
The Back Of Love
The Killing Moon
In The Margins
Never Stop
Villiers Terrace
All My Colors (Zimbo)
Rescue
The Cutter
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Nothing Lasts Forever
Lips Like Sugar
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Do It Clean
Ocean Rain

6:24 PM  
Blogger tania said...

oooo blue postings!

umm, some dude at work agreed with sam and is not going, but that had more to do with his early morning activity

i am going with pals from a few bands of choice in the area

** this just in **
dj stphen ruiz will also dj tonight at ave. arts

don't forget,
safety first!

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really have to lol at 'cockpunch.'

My new favorite word.

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like to listen to safe music when i'm hauling volatile chemicles or operating power tools...

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Safe music bounces off me and sticks onto you

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you'll all be happy to know "cockpunch" is geoff johnston, another observer cocksmack, arent you geoff??? so tell us, what's up with the q.malmsteen shit. long... but not lost.

3:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A guy????? wants to "cockpunch" someone? Geoff, do you play a 5th grade girl in real life?

1:09 PM  

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