Friday, July 07, 2006

The Weekender 7/7-7/8

Not the most SUPER exciting weekend that a Dallas or Dentonite could ask for, but there is some good stuff going on:


Chris from Gorilla vs Bear will be playing some records upstairs at the Cavern tonight. And while there seems to be two contingents of people on this site (one that digs GVSB and another that doesn't) I think Chris probably has the best American MP3 blog going right now, and I especially dig some of the stuff he's been getting into lately (Os Mutantes, Liars, The Knife, Tropicalia). He'll be playing all that plus some hip hop, electronica, psyche, old school, and some new music that you probably haven't heard unless you check his blog regularly. Should be a cool time for cool kids.

And I'm guess I'm not sure what all the fuss surrounding Crushed Stars (who will be playing downstairs at the Cavern tonight) is all about, but I suppose they are a pretty decent quiet indiefolk group with a couple of standout tracks. Could be worth checking out if you're in that sort of mood. They'll also be playing with the Paper Chase's strange and intriguing Sean Kirkpatrick and New Science Projects, who seem like they should be the most entertaining live show out of the three. They switch between lo fi junkyard folk and grinding noise/beats... and sometimes combine the two to produce god knows what... fans of Bumblebeez 81 and people that like M Ward and Eat Avery's Bones equally will like this a lot. I'm surprised we hadn't heard these guys until today.

Gorch Fock and Snake Trap will be @ DoubleWide tonight as well if you didn't get a chance to check them out last night.


First of all, Danielson will be playing a free in store at Good Records at 4pm Saturday. When I first heard the new Danielson record a couple months back, I found it really annoying, but somehow (probably based on the recommendation of Defensive Listening) I've gone back and managed to find out that I dig some of the songs, and have even started to really like a few. So if you're like me and you're not sure what you think of this band, I would check out the in store, and if you like it, maybe make your way to Rubber Gloves in Denton to see them play with Pilotdrift and Houston's rockin' Bring Back the Guns later Saturday evening. Will be a good one.

Stephen Ruiz, a DJ and party promoter who has been putting together many of the most cutting edge electronica and experimental music events in the area recently will be having a house party at his place, featuring performances by the excellent ambient/experimental/ sound collage group One Umbrella from Austin and Wanz Dover doing some of his solo electronica stuff. He doesn't want to give out his home address, but he says that absolutely everyone thats willing to act like a decent human being is welcome and encouraged to come out and see a great show in an intimate setting that will also happen to be a house party. He asks that you simply RSVP with a Myspace message to his page (click the link above) and he will respond with directions and info. Shit goes down starting at 10pm, and goes till whenever.

Saturday will also be the Summer Soulcial @ Avenue Arts (825 Exposition) featuring a performance by the Strange Boys and Dj sets from Lollipop Shop, the Smoke, Wanz Dover, Wild in the Streets , Marcos Prado and DJ G. I'm guessing this will be the other good party on Saturday, and theres no reason not to hit this after one of the other shows.

And the excellent iDi* Amin will be playing the Denton Cohesion fest with a bunch of other bands at Texas Jive for five bucks, starting at 2pm. I think iDi is worth the five bucks alone. Click the Cohesion link for more info.


Anonymous zak said...

Yep, checked again and I still really strongly dislike that Danielson album. Songs 2 and 3 are good I guess. I find Daniel Smith to be perhaps one of the most annoying singers I have heard in some time and I think that says a lot considering I love Deerhoof.

Of course I will continue to give it a chance and listen to it from time to time but it hasn't grabbed me yet.

4:02 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

yeah, it took me a while but I started to come around on it... but I felt the exact same way the first couple of listens. And I love Deerhoof as well, which makes me think that I can take just about any level of bad vocals.

4:04 PM  
Blogger willdowdy said...

That avenue arts party is sure to kick a LOT of ass. every dj is awesome w/ a lot of different "styles" involved (perhaps a lotta mod/soul/garage stuff, but plenty of other stuff to keep fans of other musics interested)

...this is also one of my personal favorite places to see the strange boys play live (the yella house was perhaps tops, but now that it's gone...)

oh, and would you believe that i have some video links of the strange boys playing at avenue arts center?



4:08 PM  
Anonymous idi*the*elder said...

Thanks Stoned ... but

iDi*amin is NO LONGER playing the Cohesion fest ... people couldn't get off work, were out of town, etc ...

I think Violent Squid is taking our place .... Birth to Burial, Mad Scientists, and Will from Jetscreamer are other acts of note on the bill

Out of curiosity, did you see our Strategies set?

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who's the hot chick?

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

crushed stars = boring
sitting at home listening to your window unit AC would be the equivalent and you don't have to leave the house.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unless you don't have an ac unit.then you gotta leave the house to go find one. and if you don't know anyone who's got one... well, then that's actually more expensive than the show. save money on air conditioning and get out to some shows.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the hot chick is in One Umbrella. I want to touch her bottom.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Rj said...

I guess that Crushed Stars show is a solo event. So no xylophone solos for you! I don't think the songs on the myspace page are horrible, but I would definitely choose to see to GVSB upstairs.

4:23 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

me too muzak.

And no iDi, I didn't get to catch your set, but I'm pretty sure Defensive Listening did.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

spend money on gas to save money on air conditioning? preposterous!

4:30 PM  
Blogger Sam Machkovech said...

If it takes the hot photo of One Umbrella to convince you slags to see 'em, then that's good. They are fucking intense. JR/Defensive, you'd be wise to see for yourself and write a live review soon; I think you'll be particularly enamored with the duo.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

andrea is hotter than her

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dwarf fettish

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are we talking about the grimey? maybe with beer goggles.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how much beer are we talking about. Best blog ever is here

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this thread went in the tank fast.

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please put an R in SATURDAY it's really bugging me. Satuday. Irgh! FIX IT

4:57 PM  
Blogger nerver said...

beer goggles? you're mean.

i miss the days when people just talked behind each others backs and there wasn't any written evidence.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

welcome to the digital age, nerver. soon, the robot race will be upon us.

5:07 PM  
Blogger willdowdy said...

and THOSE guys are PRICKS! (robot race)

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, you can tell that there are a lot of dudes on this thing that don't get any sex. How am I supposed to cockpunch you douchebags if you won't quit playing with it? Release the pud!

5:15 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

tell me about it, willdowdy. you should have seen what they did to my house last weekend. total wreck. they didn't even bother to take out the trash, and they left the coffee maker on.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amanda's a cute, smart girl. if i wasn't anchored down, i'd try to woo her. y'all can suck it.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

fuck amanda.

5:46 PM  
Blogger willdowdy said...

I don't doubt it at all.
3 is a crowd, but three robots.... FUCK THAT

5:58 PM  
Blogger nerver said...

what if you had a robot arm like Will Smith in I, Robot?

yes, i've seen that movie.

6:07 PM  
Blogger nerver said...

what if you had a robot arm like Will Smith in I, Robot?

yes, i've seen that movie.

6:07 PM  
Blogger willdowdy said...

if i had a robot arm i recon i'd have to not masturbate. shouldn't have gone there, but i did.

6:10 PM  
Blogger willdowdy said...

on the topic of robots... anyone gonna make a blog named after robocop???

i mean, it was filmed in dallas.

...and i'll only mention walker, texas ranger as a gesture.

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


CHIEF DEATH RAGE will be in your town on Saturday night.

That's right. You heard it first here.

Sure, you can see Chief Death Rage (featuring the amazing Shane and A-Train from The Undoing and the destructive powers of Big O of Pumpers and Influence fame) whenever you want in Denton, hear tales of the amazing rock power the Chief unleashes on Little D practically every day.

For one night only, Saturday, June 8th, the Chief will grace the great stage of Dallas. Please come to the show, or we may never play Dallas again (and you don't want to risk that...).

w/The Night Game Cult and one other band.

At the Amsterdam in Dallas.

The Chief/The A-train

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

damm nerver is hot...i wouldn't even need beer

6:19 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I'll have to add that to the list.

6:24 PM  
Blogger willdowdy said...

did'ja hear that, nerver? NO BEER NEEDED, he says.

only you knew how well glasses and a jaw harp go together. actually play that thing? i tried, but it kinda fucks w/ my equilibrium too much. so now i just use it instead of whipits.

6:25 PM  
Blogger nerver said...

why thanks, anon419. i'd say you're not too shabby yourself, but i don't know who you are.

whipits ruin your vocal chords, wd! and yes, i played the jaw harp successfully...once. they're hell on dental work if you slip up.

6:52 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Omg, Will, i have the BEST idea

we could call it


7:39 PM  
Blogger Rj said...

How about Robo-Ranger?

9:12 PM  
Blogger Rj said...

try that instead...

9:13 PM  
Blogger mistershit said...

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9:49 PM  
Blogger mistershit said...

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9:50 PM  
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10:00 PM  
Blogger mistershit said...


no offense, but i'm not digging this new format. each day's events deteiorate(sp?) too much befoe the next days events can be discussed.

leads to long, cumbersome threads too.

inidvidual daily updates paced the action a lot more effictively here.

not hatin'.. just throwin' in my 2 cents....

10:03 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

nice image muzak.

Mr. Shit,

I'm not sure what you are talking about exactly. Could you explain it differently?

Also, the reason we started doing it this way is that several people had asked us for a little more notice about shows on the weekend.

10:53 PM  
Blogger tex winters said...

New Science Projects is mainly one guy from Arlington and he is awesome...he's making some of the best local music around and he's really young. It's exciting. You should definitely see him live. It's a treat.

11:17 PM  
Anonymous goebbels said...

u mean Jew harp?

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In other news, One Umbrella is really good if you like warm, analog sounding electronic stuff with a heart & soul

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How am I supposed to cockpunch you douchebags if you won't quit playing with it?"

I'm just hoping everyone caught that part. I mean, cockpunch?

12:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen. I am here to tell you.
Do Not Check Out New Science Project.
It Is Bullshit.
It is Annoying.
You will be better off listening to old music. Seriously.
ALSO! Stock Market Crash is a professionally Sucking Pay Me To Entertain YOU band. The lead singer will never be Orchestral Manouvres in the Dark.
Please heed my call.
Young = ignorant

1:04 AM  
Anonymous delmore said...


1:25 AM  
Blogger mistershit said...


sorry if i wasn't making sense.. what i meant was, for example:

this post covers friday through sunday? or saturday? anyways, today is only friday and the thread is already a mile long including the fact that towards the end of today, the subject has been dilluted to a bunch of girl talk, which is fine because we all love the ladies, but tomorrow the thread will pick back up i with saturday's events and by sunday, it will be 2 miles long.

i just thought that doing daily "it lists" kind of refreshed the conversation a little more often and kept things rolling a little better.

maybe you could do a summary calendar listing every few days, then expound on each days events on a more detailed way as they happen each day.

that way people have more advanced knowledge of upcoming shows and you can keep the posts fresh with daily coverage instead of letting the thread amass such great length between events.

does that make any more sense?

again, no disrespect. it's just my opinion..

all in all, i love what you're doing here..

3:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with mistershit, blahblahblah girl talk, we're cute we like music teehee. Deteriorating threads like nobodys business, has me rolling my eyes more than doing some reading.

7:27 AM  
Blogger Rj said...

What about a "look ahead" post on thursday, listing some of the events, but going into further detail each day to keep the kids on track?

8:25 AM  
Anonymous jasper said...

the danielson record is my favorite of the year. it has everything i look for in a record: inventive melodies, interesting lyrics, and total excitement. i'm completely looking forward to this show.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous BOOGER from R.o.t.N. said...



$3 - 8 to 10 - BYOB
210 E. HICKORY - dentonTXMF

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man factory should move to dallas

1:15 PM  
Blogger skulkie the spy said...

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1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

strange boys 16?

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha, no.... they're 20, 20, 20 (i think), and 23

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but they look: 15, 18, 17, and 21

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'd do em!

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't believe the hype

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there were about a million and a half people at the danielson show last night. it even sold out. weird huh? of course it was a million degrees in rubber gloves, but the sound was good, and pilotdrift was mighty as well. big ups to the cool high school kids we met in line too.

nick f-electric

11:40 AM  
Blogger FrequencyDown said...

If I would have had money I would have been at the Danielson show.
At least I got to go to SHQ.

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Gary P. Anonymous with an "f" said...

That Danielson record is really outstanding - its better than the Liars record I think.. but what the fuck do I know? Im only a fucking genius

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously, willdowdy: have you ever talked to a woman w/o having to give your credit card #?

9:14 PM  
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10:43 PM  

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