Monday, July 31, 2006

It List: Monday 7/31/06

1. The Gris Gris/The Strange Boys/Cartright (Club Dada)

The Gris Gris is a modern Psychedelic band from Oakland with roots in Houston, both physically and sonically. I don't know if I'd go so far as to compare them to all the 60's Texas Psyche legends the way I've witnessed others testify in reviews, but the influence is definitely there. They are supposed to be really special live, with a much discussed rhythm section and band members switching off instruments. The Strange Boys will also be performing with the expected set of well rehearsed yet detached garage rock. Cartwright will open the show with a stomping acoustic based set of folk pop that places them solidly in the scratchy throated tradition of past Denton songsters.

2. Open Mic Night hosted by Rhett and Tim of Happy Bullets (Fallout Lounge)

Apparently, this idea has been tried here in the past to unfavorable results. Tonight is supposed to be a vast improvement based on the local talent that's been invited by Rhett and Tim of Happy Bullets. They are providing guest performers with an arsenal of equipment including keyboards, drums, and amplifiers. Hopefully it will sound better than that other Open Mic event that's hosted daily at your local Guitar Center. Tonight's event is from 9 PM to 12 AM.

3. Lese Majesty/ A Childlike Fear (Metrognome)

Lese Majesty is serenading the Metrognome tonight with light melodic music that's heavy on harmonies. A Childlike Fear is from Ft. Worth and the spooky songs on their page sound like someone singing with their lips pressed against a microphone while recording in the dark. Sounds like another interesting show at The Metrognome.


Anonymous Carlin said...

Prayer for Animals is opening the show tonight at Dada, around 9pm, then Cartright, Strange Boys & Gris Gris.

5:10 PM  
Blogger willdowdy said...

taylor and i will be at club dada tonight. should be a great show, hopefully some footage will be on one of our respective youtube sites w/in the next few days.

...i'm really stoked about seeing gris gris.

6:24 PM  
Anonymous lisa said...

I've seen gris gris 2.5 times (venue powered down when they attempted to play the Arthur show @ sxsw, hence the .5). They def live up to the real-deal-psych hype ... 2.5 of the best shows I've seen in yrs. sadly I won't be able to make this show -- Dallasites should check it. They're nice dudes, too.

9:09 PM  
Anonymous jc said...

i can honestly say without hesitation that the two times i've seen the grisgris NOT ONLY were the Amps plugged into the Power Sockets BUT the Guitars were also DEFINITELY plugged into the Amps.

it would be a Statement of Absolute Falsehood to say that NO SOUND came out of their Guitar Amplification Devices.

3:51 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Gris Gris was pretty good, but I think they might consider more vocals and less extended wah wah wah wah wah-ing at the end of every song.

Cartright were amazing. There was group singing.

10:02 AM  
Blogger james said...

lese majesty kicked ass last night. Highly recommended. when they come back through town, dont miss them. Think Akron/Family but quieter and noisier.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Think Akron/Family but quieter and noisier"

Hey dude, I think the Observer is hiring.

12:20 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

that sounds pretty cool.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is christ-like mind anything akin to a gibson-like mind???

2:44 PM  
Blogger Sam Machkovech said...

anon 10:20: actually, we is.

3:08 PM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

SCRATCH ACID alert!!!!!!!!!

Scratch Acid is playing in Austin September 2nd. If you don't know who they are half of the band went on to become Jesus Lizard. If you don't know who Jesus Lizard then you need to come to Lost Generation to night for education in Legendary Texas kick ass music. Scratch Acid is hands down my all time favorite Texas band. I wish we still had bands like this around. The only other show they are doing is headlining the Touch and Go 25th anniversary show in Chicago. This Austin show will be worth the drive and the ticket price no matter what it is. Cheers!!!!!

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weird. The craig's list ad for the Observer position says the paper already has enough "indie rock writers". I think those are the main positions that need to be filled.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats the only thing missing at the observer is serious coverage of Latin/Reggaet├│n and punk/rockabilly.

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that and a pair of testicles.

5:40 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I'd say the lebowski reference wins you post of the day!

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck yeah... i feel so acomplished

12:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And proud we are of all of them.

11:13 AM  
Anonymous mc said...

Wanz ... I just found out about Scratch Acid. And just when I was in a J Lizard phase. C ya there?

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

real motherfuckers are going to chicago for big black.

12:21 PM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

I am not sure Albini can pull off Big Black in this day and age. Besides poor motherfuckers like me will be just fine seeing Scratch Acid in their hometown. They are my favorite Texas band afterall.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please explain this statement, wanz. you have no problem with watching a bunch of other has-beens. albini has kept it real for so long.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous d yow said...

Make me .... another boilermaker

4:56 PM  

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