Thursday, August 10, 2006

It List: Thursday 8/10/06


We'll start off with a bit of news:

In case you haven't heard, Denton's Current Leaves are going to have a Wednesday night residency at Club Dada in the month of September, and will be playing an additional show at Dada on August 26th to kick everything off. I think regular performances like this are generally a good thing, and this could very well be the set of shows that earns Current Leaves a sizeable following in Dallas. They're that rare combo of a genuinely good band that also has potential to be successful on a fairly large scale in the usually disappointing local Dallas market, and I think people will get excited about it. I'm interested to see what kind of audience they will attact at these shows, because I think just about anyone can probably dig them, including most of the contrarian anons on here.

In other news, Denton will soon see the opening of Strawberry Fields, a forward thinking everything media store that will be located at the corner of Oak and Bonnie Brae. The store will sell music, books and videos focusing on counterculture themes and typically hard to find material, meaning that they'll have a lot of the stuff that you wouldn't even bother asking the dipshit at B&N about. Here is a bit more from them:

"Why oh why has Denton been without a store that caters to the counter/youth/free thinking/Starbucks hating/Wal-mart despising culture for so long? Great question! We don't have an answer to that, but we do have a solution! Strawberry Fields Books, Music and Video!Specalizing in media that your parents warned you about and what your uncle secretly stashes underneath his bed, Strawberry Fields is here to provide you with media dealing with counter culture, activisim, arts, alternative lifestyles, trash, left of center, shlock, radical, queer, erotic, artsy, fartsy, artsy-fartsy, forgotten, hidden, recently recovered, activism and what ever else you can think of that they dont sell at Barnes and Nobles.

AND:

We speacilize in... Independent Documentaries, Music Videos, Exploitation, Erotic, Foreign, Arsty Fartsy and what ever weird shit YOU are into. Is there a Swedish zombie musical that you have been looking for forever? Put us on the case and we will do our best to find it!

Want to know how to over throw the goverment and society in general? Our books can help! We are providing Denton with a breath of fresh air when it comes to books.

We specialize in...Independent Rock, Pop, Hip - Hop, Rap, Regeaton, Electronic, World and all left of center music. But most importantly we carry what YOU want! Is there a genre/style of music you want us to carry drop us a line via the website www.strawberryfields.biz and visit our music section and drop us a line. This store is for the community and we need to know what you want!

Sounds like a place the WSJR crew might frequent when we're up in Denton... not that we're into porn or anything like that.


Stuff to do tonight:


We're not the biggest Eels fans in the world, but they will be at Gypsy Tea Room tonight in case you are.

Whats that you say, you're a Spoon fan? Well they're playing at the Ridglea Theater in Ft. Worth tonight, but if you didn't get invited by Camel or whatever the fuck corporation is sponsoring the show, then you can't go you dumbass! Its invite only, and I guess ours was lost in the mail or something. Flashlight Party will also be spinning, and WSJR favorite Black Tie Dynasty will be opening. And even though this might sound fun in theory, I've seen Spoon play so many fucking times that driving to Ft. Worth and having to sit through Blackheart Society to see them again doesn't sound very VIP to me...

Dj G will be doing his normal 80's night thing at Hailey's tonight... its one of the two best regular nights in the metroplex, in case you were wondering.


Vancouver's Ladyhawk (featuring members of Black Mountain) will bring some hard nosed pop slop to Rubber Gloves tonight along with the quite boring Coke Dares and Denton's own Fugazi influenced grunge outfit Knee Pad. The limited amount of material that we've heard from Ladyhawk is solid ( like just about everything related to Black Mountain), fairly straight forward guitar rock. And while bands like that might often bore you to pieces, Ladyhawk does what they do quite well, adding enough noise, energy, and a sloppy yet forcefull execution to make it a good listen. Probably a great live show too.

The Tah Dahs will be playing with Austin's excellent shoegaze influenced Pavementesque noise pop band Peel at the Doublewide, right in the heart of our very own Dallas! See Dallas, we get some shows here and there too. We like the Tah Dahs and all, but you should get there early, because Peel seems to be the real draw tonight. I'm not sure how popular they are in Austin, but I can really see this band taking the fuck off in the very near future. Check out "Bells" on their myspace page to hear what I mean: multi layer noise inspired guitars and dreamy vocals that come together in just the right way to remind you of what you wish the mid 90's sounded like.

Finally, The Angelus' Emil Rapstine is playing at J&Js with Brazos Del Amor (who I can't seem to find anything about), and a typically bad emocore band called Waking up April. I don't suggest going early.

22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh dear lord.. only the geniuses at Camel could come up with a bill like Spoon and.. Black Tie Dynasty... dear Lord

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the ranger seems to have a little spring in his step today. get some head?

4:51 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Feelin' good today...

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spoon and Black Tie Dynasty belong together. The face of shitty Texas rock...yesterday and today. What, Black Tie's worse than Spoon because they don't fake their british accents and suck on the legacies of Costello and Wire quite as well? Fuck this band ten years ago. Fuck them right now and tonight.

5:06 PM  
Blogger tania said...

the hochimen play at the cavern
along with airline, 100 inevitables
music starts promptly at nine.

if you haven't heard the hochimen before, come out and tell us what you think!

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the explodeRs weRe added to the double-wide bill... aRe they any good? i mean, they aRe fRom AustRalia

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

soRRy foR the one capitalized letteR. 1/2 the buttons aRe busted on this damn computeR

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Blackheart Society. :(

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Delmore said...

SR, DL
I LOVE YOU GUYS

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ladyhawk gets endorsement from 1/3 of bob white.

nick f-electric

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

strawberry fields sounds awesome!

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree... i can't wait to check out that store.

....and stalk up on obscure indonesian fetish films.

2:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss Forbidden being down on Exposition. *sigh*

3:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

roflllatblackheartsocietyblacktiedynastything

6:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm RICK JAMES, bitch!

2:03 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

will people quit saying that shit? Ever?

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

never

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

current leaves - greatest band in north texas.

11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tap on the brakes. just a little...

4:32 PM  
Anonymous jerkov said...

please talk shit on CL. please. i can't possibly comprehend their greatness and need some negativity to counterbalance their presence in the hyper-important musical universe.

12:50 AM  
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