Saturday, July 29, 2006

It List: Saturday 7/29/06

1. Sarah Reddington/Chris Garver/New Science Projects (Hailey's)

This show almost seems to be a prepackaged event of local critical darlings. All three acts have received praise for their songwriting ability. New Science Projects is the most unique act out of these three for their weird tendency to interrupt the song proceedings with weird distorted beat experiments.

2. Birth To Burial/Fire Don't Care (Metrognome Collective)

Birth To Burial are a local rarity since they do attempt to write structured and catchy songs but they do so with the obtuse and cerebral rhythmic exercises of overlooked 1980's SST Records era bands. That's probably one of the highest compliments I can pay a band, especially a local one. Fire Don't Care are from Arkansas and it's a real damn shame I couldn't get their Myspace page to work because with influences like USA IS A MONSTER and Mission of Burma, they're probably interesting at the very least.

3. Happy Sucky/Angry Businessmen/Plastic Assassins (1919 Hemphill)

If Treewave's electronic songs are too much for you, then skip out on Happy Sucky. Their backing tracks sound completely over the top and ridiculous and I think we could use more of that around here. I've had my fill of people in nice jeans and blazers trying to prove to me that they're the missing link in the great time line of rock and song history while they all write similar sounding songs about similar sounding relationships they've had with similar sounding girls. Give me a break. I really like what I've heard from Angry Businessmen. They play surf riffs on bass and drums and then vocalize over them...angrily. I'm assuming about that last part but I have a pretty good guess. Plastic Assassins have been written about here before and I want to catch them live to understand what they're going for. I'd really like to catch this show period.

4. Voot Cha Index (All Good Cafe)

An unlikely venue for this young band of sixties worshippers. I hear their live show is much more lively than their recordings would have you believe.

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The love song ended with Holland-Dozier-Holland! No need for anymore!

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would'nt say that, only that creative, inspired love songs are what are required. at a minimum, of course. personally, i enjoy songs that don't have any particular meaning at all. i once read somewhere that bowie would splice together verses from various lyrics to encourage just this sort of thing, and the best of lennon and dylan were, of course, gobbledegook......

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White Drugs and Catastica
tonight at SHQ.

210
East Hickory
3 bucks byob
8 to 10
Denton, Tx

5:10 PM  
Anonymous d said...

its not Gobbledegook! its Hieronymus Bosch!

Bowie and lots of others use the Gysin/Burrough cutup method. Its all about generating palettes of words.

You can use the swarm of egotistically comprimising words and phrases that come "naturally" from your beautiful sacred christ-like mind.... *cough*

or you can find ways to generate, to discover, to find words and phrases your Narcissis-Mind would never have come up with on its own.

after generating some ideas (or even entire stanzas) with chance procedures -- you can then let your mind take over, if you choose

As an objective problem solver, the mind is at its peak -- theres no personal snags to drag it back -- yer just working out a riddle, a literary sudoku puzzle

"Writing is fifty years behind painting" -- Burroughs

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

birth to burial are fucking awesome live. go see them if you can.

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

btw, it's the old bass player playing with them. the new guy was turdy.

6:36 PM  
Anonymous ed said...

Who was it? I never got to see 'em with the new guy.

10:08 PM  
Blogger koots said...

I want you to know that voot cha index does not have a show tonight.

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the ORIGINAL bass player, MR. ROB BLACK, is sitting in tonight so it will more than likely rule. Cross your fingers that he stays.

10:48 PM  
Anonymous Voot Cha Index said...

yeah there was a big misunderstanding and we're definitely not playing tonight at all good!! but go see chris garver!

12:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laptop Deathmatch is tomorrow @ the Double Wide. Special guests will be John Lennon, John Garcia, Kurt Kobain, Aaliyah and Elvis Presley


http://www.laptopdeathmatch.com

1:05 AM  
Anonymous Adub said...

I thought THE LOVE SONG was a band and "Holland-Dozier-Holland" was the last song in their set. I'm changing my band name now!

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

comprimising?!?

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, i spelled Hieronymus right, eat it

1:18 PM  

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