Friday, June 23, 2006

It List: Friday 6/23/06

Don't have a lot of time to write a bunch about these shows right now, but here is the list with a bit of commentary and the links you need:

1. Everything, Now/ La Subida (Metrognome Collective $5): A venue at the top of a short list of places that are booking shows AND have an interest in art. AND know what they are talking about.

2. Teenage Symphony/ Peel/ Tame Tame and Quiet/ I love You (Cavern): Teenage Symphony is getting better and better all the time. Go see them before all your dumb friends hear about them. Austin's Peel lists Pavement as an influence on their Myspace page, and it shows (or sounds.) But they are really pretty damn good, I'm shocked we've never heard of them before. Ft. Worth's Tame Tame is always worth checking out, and I love You is almost too "indie pop heard it all before," but they aren't, and they are good too. I bet this is going to be a fun night, even if they have to compete with Theater Fire.

3. Theater Fire (Sons of Herman Hall): Benefit for Kinky Friedman, I'm sure you all know the deal on this.

4. Octopus Project/ Dutch Treats (Hailey's)

5. Denton's Drunk Talk Show (Rubber Gloves): Here is the info they sent me on this. Sounds fun, and its free:

Tonight, on stage at Rubber Gloves... NO COVER. Cheap booze. Show starts PROMPTLY at 11:30. SEATING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. Get there a little early iffin you know whats what.. What is WHAT IT IS IS? Its a live talk show, ya fug. Complete with a Desk, a couch, a coffee table, a Host (Scott Porter/Record Hop/Spitfire Tumbleweeds), a Sidekick (Kody Jackson/Spitfire Tumbleweeds), an Announcer (Colin Carter/Hogpig), and a Band (Duane Deering/Tendril). All that shit. TOTALLY pro. Tonight's guests? I'm glad you asked. We have the comedy of Frank Hejl (ex-Frequency Down/Mix tapes and Babyfights). We have Mr. Chris Flemmons (Baptist Generals) joining us on the couch to talk about what the Save Fry Street battle is REALLY all about. We have two budding film makers, Ryan Barbonne and Allen Traylor, who will be showing clips from their hilarious, sexy, and racially charged internet series "Hello Optimism" And if that wasn't enough, we have the music of Brent Best (The Drams/ex-Slobberbone)! Add an installment of America's favorite new game TASTE THE POWDER and you have a night that is DEFINATELY worth the ZERO dollars that you will be paying to EXPERIENCE HISTORY IN THE MAKING. FUCK. Seriously, seating is available and limited. Show up early and get blotto. We'll do the rest! If you get there late, youre gonna miss it. The show runs somewhere between an hour and an hour and a half.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

the denton drunk talkshow happens every night in Denton.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous djtigerbee said...

Peel is good, The Shapes played with em a while back at Double Wide. Good live show!

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're in the expo-park area, vootcha index, pegasus now and american werewolf academy are playing at the doublewide.

i'm not sure what the lineup is though...

7:10 PM  
Blogger tex winters said...

the first anonymous comment is funny.

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

were there a lot of people at doublewide last night?

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, i gotta say it: teenage symphony didn't do it for me last night. of course a band like that is gonna have sound issues (so many instruments and voices that need to be mixed juuuuust right) but i just found it to be far to quaint.

...the music they write is deffinately well written, but seeing them live is nothing spectacular at this point.

11:01 AM  
Blogger james said...

the everything now show last night was great, and they are super nice guys! if anybody can fit them on a bill tonight they are looking for another texas show.

drew - 765-432-8072

john - 706-255-6979

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Teenage Symphony was interesting. I liked the toy piano and violin.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous ed said...

I had a goddamn blast at the talk-show.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous skulkie said...

the talk show was effin funny!

1:41 PM  
Blogger FrequencyDown said...

My deteriorating liver is proof of the good times had at the drunk talk show! Weeee!

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Bub said...

I had mucho gusto fun-time @ the Doublewide.

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with anon 9:01
This band is thus far overhyped. I haven't seen them live yet where they pull off the harmonies at all. Not really sure why I see their name everywhere when they obviously have a ways to go.

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's kind of sad how people can't seem to wait to get on here and kick the crap out of bands. i've lived in a lot of places and this music scene seems really unsupportive. i love this blog but some of the comments are so hateful and harsh.

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonder what band you're in?

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Bub said...

Just read throught this thread again and I can't quite figure out who got the crap kicked out of them. As far as I can tell the two Anons who spoke about Teenage Symphony were very reserved with their words. Both posts came off as more of an honest critique than any kind of slam. If you "love" this blog, then you should certainly know that it's not for the faint of heart. Shit, at least the band is being talked about, which is more than you can say for most bands. Much Love To Ya'

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True! If you're in a band you gotta learn how to suck it up and let it roll off. And nothing "hateful" was said. The band shouldn't be above critique because they're getting hyped, are new or whatever. Once you're in the public you're fair game for critiquing.

3:49 PM  
Blogger analogpowered said...

Thanks so much for putting our show with Everything, Now! on the It List. We love the Metrognome Collective, and Everything, Now! was a pleasure to share the stage with.

Thanks Ranger,

~la subida~

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Mikal Beth said...

Just for the record, I'm in the band Teenage Symphony, and none of us wrote the 2:22 comment. We aren't under the illusion that everyone in the world will enjoy our music. If you like us, come and see us tomorrow night at the Pop Fest at the Metrognome. We're playing with a bunch of other great local bands.

9:01 PM  

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