Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Strategy Report

As many of you know, the Strategies of Beauty Festival Vol. 1 will be going down on Saturday July 1st at Rubber Gloves, starting at 4pm ($5). Although some people seem to think that we coined the phrase "new weird Denton" to describe a noise/experimental folk "scene" that many of these bands may or may not be a part of, we actually didn't come up with it at all. Some guy (or girl) in one of the comment threads did, and I think it was a joke. But what the hell do I know?

We're not sure if there is actually one of these "scene" things in Denton, and we're also not sure if any of these bands would consider themselves a part of one if there was, but we do think that many of the bands playing this festival are part of a short list of musicians that are doing creative, exciting, and forward thinking things in the metroplex right now. Are we saying that all of them are the second coming or something? No. But we are saying that this festival will provide a good opportunity to check out a group of bands that not only sound pretty different from everything else going on in DFWd, but could also end up having a sizeable impact in the area in the not too distant future. And did we mention that a lot of them happen to be a lot of fun to listen to?

The whole thing costs five bucks, and a part of the proceeds will go to the People's Clinic of Denton County (click,) which helps provide health care to poor and uninsured residents of Denton County. There aren't too many bad things you can say about that. The festival might also be a good opportunity for likeminded fans and musicians to get together and drink, exchange ideas, meet new friends, start new musical projects, drink, etc. In short, it could be a pretty damn good way to spend a Saturday afternoon/evening. We think you should give it a try.

The following is a list of the bands playing the festival. We'll be doing profiles on some of our favorites over the next week and a half for your enjoyment:

Ribelle Scaltro (Denton)
Eat Avery's Bones (DFW)
iDi* amin (Denton)
Chris Garver (Denton)
Cue (Austin)
You Are the Universe (Denton)
Hotel Hotel (Austin)
Samantha L. Moss (Jetscreamer) and Emil Rapstine (The Angelus) (Denton)
Shiny Around the Edges (Denton)
Stumptone (Ft. Worth)
Fra Pandolf (Denton)
Notes From Underground (Denton)


Anonymous del said...


2:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:29 AM  
Anonymous drinktovictory said...

people have gotten beat up at our shows for yawning, and it was a girl.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey!! Why aren't the gofuckme's on there!!! What the hell?!?! Stone Ranger? HellO?

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oooohhh, drink to victory. you're sooo tough. did you pick up that attitude on the mean streets of west mcdermott?

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

drink to victory plays pop punk. too much nofx in their diet.

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also ill-advised: jawbreaker and face to face listed as influences. you're not supposed to admit you like shitty bands right off the bat. let me hear your songs and guess that you like shitty bands. how am I supposed to trust your noise when your idea of "rock" is already so bad.

11:20 AM  
Blogger jamo said...

the fact that everyone hates D2V only makes me love them more.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good philosophy, jamo. that justifies everyone who easily sum up people who listen to "difficult" music.

12:36 PM  
Blogger jamo said...

drink to victory is the furthest thing from difficult.

if any of you got to know cory or justin at all would know that.

12:53 PM  
Blogger jamo said...

and that is not my philosphy concerning difficult music, that statement, I make only in regards to d2v.

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think they're difficult. I wish they were. I just thought that was a funny statement coming from you.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ive never had a hard time listening to any music --- so im not sure how it comes to be difficult to hold your tongue and listen -- to boot i havent heard anything but good old fashioned rock music from any of these bands

1:59 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

um, really?

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone gonna film this festival?? i'm gonna see if any of my filmin buddies want to go and maybe we could get a few more people to help out so that no one runs out of tape/battery/drinking time.

2:08 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

that sounds like a cool idea, and we would love to show some of the footage on here if you guys are down...

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah! film film film ... local comp!

2:19 PM  
Blogger jamo said...

filming will most likely occur.

I know several people with the capabilities necessary for such a task.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous M-. said...

Yes, if anyone would like to film this day, please have him or her contact me via the Strategies MySpace page or e-mail me at the Shiny page. That way we can hook them up with whatever they may need.


2:58 PM  
Anonymous samantha m said...

hey anon and mike, willhem von kapinos will probably do some videographing. Of course, he will beat me for volunteering without asking, but to hell with it

4:14 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

sam -

That would be tremendous! Hope the b-day bash went well.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the new woman rockin for woman deal?

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

um, really?

if its got a backbeat you cant lose it, any ol' way you choose it

11:29 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Are you asking me to dance?

2:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no! lets boogie!

3:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ohhh, strategies in Spin! one of July's 101 wildest parties

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there better be tits at this thing. just kiddin. i'm a gay, and i hope there's weiner.

1:36 AM  
Anonymous sm said...

there will be weiners, but just not sure they're the kind of which you're speaking!
so there will be a hot dog/tofu dog stand. mmmmm, food.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hot dogs are cool, but i meant penis, man penis. juicy man penis.

2:56 PM  

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