Friday, July 21, 2006

It List: Friday 7/21/06

So there are quite a few things going on this weekend that are worthy of a little attention. Therefore, we're going to break the Weekender up, and do one post for tonight (this one) and one for the rest of the weekend early tomorrow morning, mkay?

1. Lost Generation Concert Series (Double Wide $5): Although he's not playing this show (except as a DJ), Wanz Dover has put together one of the largest and most impressive local line ups that we've seen in a quite a while for this two evening event. I guess its sort of like a mini festival, except it doesn't have any of the features that can make festivals suck: it doesn't start too early, doesn't last too long, and is in a decent bar with a good stage and mostly great sound. Its also spread out over two days, which is good. Tonight will SURELY be the rare Friday night at Doublewide: it will actually be a lot of fun. And even if you don't like every band playing, you can check out Djs Cee Pee, G, and Wild Bull (Wawnz) spinning at the bar all night. We're into just about every artist that is performing tonight, so we don't think we'll need very many breaks. Tonight's line up:

830-9 The Friendz (special secret band, so we haven't heard them. We're going to roll the dice and see what we get, based on the word around town.)

915-945 Dutch Treats

10-1030 Silk Stocking (you know we're down with Silk Stocking)

1045-1130 Kidko (one of the best of the Laptop Death Match crew, if not THE best. His music is fractured and somewhat upbeat, but a bit dark and often quite pretty. Some might call it IDM, but I would just call it really good.)

1145- 1230 Unconscious Collective (These guys don't have a Myspace page or website to my knowledge, so you're just going to have to believe that they put on a ridiculously great live show. We've had the pleasure of seeing their noisy free jazz performed live a couple of time, and were blown away on all accounts. And if the words "free" and "jazz" scare you, don't let them: even people not normally into that sort of thing should really dig what these guys do, because they sure don't sound random or improvised, and we haven't seen a single toaster anywhere near them so far.)

1245-130 Jetscreamer (should be a great end to a great show. We're liking this band more and more every time we hear them.)

2. 3/5 of the iDi* Amin gang will be playing as Zanzibar Snails @ Counter Culture Vintage at Mockingbird Station tonight. I'm going to go ahead and guess that they are the first noise band to ever set foot in Mockingbird Station. And just think, if you go and don't like them, you can stop by the Gap or pick up a Killers CD or whatever at Virgin after! iDi member Nevada Hill will have art on display as well, and you'll be able to pick up their excellent new CD too. Its from 7-10, and the band starts at 830.

3. Starlight Mints/ Colourmusic (Hailey's $8) Probably don't need to tell you about Starlight Mints, and Colourmusic sounds really good. Have also heard great things about their live show via some trusted sources, so this should really be a show worth seeing.

4. Voot Cha Index/ Teenage Symphony/ Hardinsweaty and the Ready to Go/ Chris Garver (Rubber Gloves $5): Another good Denton show. We've never been sure about Hardin Sweaty because of their Myspace songs (and lets be honest, their name), but we always hear good things about their live shows, etc, so they might be worth checking out... we'll give it a shot. The other performers are all certainly worth it.

Oh and Flashlight Party will be spinning a house party in Ft. Worth tonight at 2115 6th Ave. Its BYOB, and you can rsvp or get more info here.

Gotta post this by 5, so see ya.


Blogger Sam M. said...

Virgin's closed, holmes. You'll have to settle for whatever awesome music compilations are being sold at the nearby Starbucks.

5:02 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...


5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re-post from dRc by jetscreamer Will:

jetscreamer won't be the full trio tonight, it will just be Will attempting to simulate the jetscreamer experience.


if you can make it out, I promise you it will be cool.

I'll be doing a new piece of music designed specifically for this event that's gonna go from a stompin "blues" jam to a Sister Ray/junkyard composition to end the night (and probably clear the dance floor.)

So anyway, it'd be cool if any of y'all were out there tonight to hoot/holler up front when we're doin this thang. It'll be cool, I promise!

Oh, and this'll probably be the last of the jetscreamer "side project" things we've been doing this summer, since Sam's hand should be healed relatively soon and we can get back to work with full band this fall.


5:08 PM  
Blogger streisand said...

Where will the old house wives find the new prince japanese import? Maybe Starbucks. Great album by the way.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I caught Colourmusic last night at the Cavern. Nothing special.. slightly irritating actually.

5:25 PM  
Blogger kidko said...

Thanks for the mention! Come say hi.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Eric Grubbs said...

Isn't the Virgin Megastore in Grapevine still open?

9:18 AM  
Blogger tex winters said...

Chris Garver and Teenage Symphony were both really awesome last night.

voot cha and hardin sweaty were not my thing.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought all the bands at rubbergloves were really great last night.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANKS, weshotjr. I witnessed the two best local bands in dallas lastnight at doublewide.

11:23 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

which ones?

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

o.k. holmes?!? corby davidson called, he wants his personality back!

3:37 PM  

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