Friday, August 11, 2006

The Weekender 8/11/06-8/13/06


1. Laptop Deathmatch @ the Dallas Video Festival (Kalita Humphreys Theater, Dallas Theater Center- corner of Lemmon and Turtle Creek, Starts at 9pm): Click here to get more general info about the Dallas Video festival. It looks like there will be a ton of interesting shit going on, so you might want to check out some of the other things that will be happening there this weekend. Tonight at 9pm, 8 performers from the Laptop Deathmatch will be performing their music backed by some free form experimental videos. I'm not sure exactly what to expect from this performance, but I know its going to be the best thing going in Dallas tonight, so you might want to give it a shot. The event will be hosted by John Freeman, and will feature video work from Mazinga Phaser, Paul Baker and Video Jockey for Sub Oslo. Check this shit out from Paul Baker. Looks pretty cool to me. And after the Deatmatch:

you can get into the afterparty at Club One free with your ticket stub. The after party will feature performances from Laptop Deathmatch artists, as well as DJ Stephen R playing classic industrial (do people actually attempt to dance to Throbbing Gristle?), goth, new wave, and more. Club One is located at 3025 Main St. in Deep Ellum (bring a gun).

2. Mathstorm/Voot Cha Index/ Sarah Reddington (Rubber Gloves-Denton): This will apparently be Mathstorm's last show, and fans of indie pop should be sad, because they sound as if they could have developed into one of the better local bands in that genre, which says something when you consider that there are 8 million indie pop bands in these parts. We're not particularly crazy about them, but they're good at what they do. Voot Cha and the excellent Sarah Reddington are both worth checking out, and we hear SR is a forcefull live band as well. We believe that Voot Cha goes on before Sarah Reddington.


1. The Clientele/ Great Lakes/ Theater Fire (Hailey's): If there is a "must see" this weekend, I'm going to have to say that this is the one. The Clientele is a band that continues to blow me away almost every time I hear them. The trick is, they don't do anything particularly new or original as far as style or influences, but they write these incredibly infectious (and extremely English) pop songs that seem to tap into certain internal visions and feelings that you can't really describe, but know that everyone shares. Its truly great music that sounds like nothing else, and will hit you with its beauty almost right away. Theater Fire opens, which provides even more of a reason to make the Denton trip. Brooklyn's Great Lakes play somewhat slick and complex indie pop... which is a lot better than that description makes it sound. I bet they'll be pretty good too.

2. Flashlight Party will be spinning at Rubber Gloves with The Pebble that Saved the World and Prom Nite.

3. Pleasant Grove will be playing at Lee Harvey's at 830. Go see one of the few Dallas bands that has both 1) been around for a long time and 2) is still really good.

4. Dub Assembly 2 will be going down at Wax, 2653 Commerce starting at 10 pm. Select has been spreading the word about this show all week, which means that there will probably be a good crowd out there, dancing to newest Dubstep. This is something you normally wouldn't hear in DFW, and most of what Select is involved with ends up being a good time, so give it a try.

Sorry we were a bit short today... check back this weekend for updates on other shows, parties, and events that we might have missed.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

harry and the potters at the metrognome saturday night at 8pm

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SuperHeavyGoatAss & Mescalero @ Andy's Friday.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harry and the Potters makes me very angry. I hate lady boys, I hate cutesy bullshit, and for fucks sake act your age. Where have all the men gone? We are all doomed.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously. Find a girl's ass, and touch it.

4:28 PM  
Blogger fuzzbuzz said...

Lollipop Shoppe Showcase at The Cavern featuring Tha Bracelets and The Shapes w/ DJ Panda Flower and crew spinning tracks between bands and JOE doing his ZOO Visual Menagerie thing upstairs
Saturday August 12th
The Cavern
9pm $6 cover 21+
we'll love ya for it

4:29 PM  
Anonymous adub said...

better than your weekly goddam Current Leaves jerk-off paragraph

5:38 PM  
Blogger FrequencyDown said...

I will be hosting this Mathstorm shindig as well

5:39 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

adub- what the hell are you talking about?

5:49 PM  
Anonymous adub said...

multi-layered joke:
1. in the post you mentioned something like "sorry to be short" and you've been highlighting CL recently
2. i think it's weird people don't talk shit about my band (but that's probably not too clear since you don't know the depth of my self-consiousness, if it exists at all)

6:11 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I was just thinking about that the other day actually. But don't worry, I'm sure the anons will find something on you.

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

current leaves is the version of black tie dynasty for post-prep spares who wear pearl snaps and eat Pocky at the Magnolia Theater

6:51 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...


7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 2:28, why not do something about it??? aww... him can't do nuffin' about it, can him???

news at eleven........

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here is why guestroom records kicks good records ass:

...yeah, this shit's on ebay, but they have tons more shit in store.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous NOT scott said...

adub wears lady shirts!!!!

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

goood weekend! wish I didn't have to WORK

12:14 AM  
Blogger fan said...

Adub is a jerk-off!!! Current Leaves is one the best bands in North Texas...but how would you know??? You sit at home all day and dream about Justin Timberlake and his sexy back!!! The day that you are able to produce anything that is remotely on the level of Current Leaves...please let us know...until us all a favor and keep your insignifigant opinions to yourself...and Justin.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous adub said...

Fan 7:43
HIGHLY perplexing- i'm sure i know you.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm down with anon 2:08.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

crap. not 2:08. 2:28.
boo @ harry and the potters.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This picture is the trashiest thing I've ever seen on WSJR. But of course it is, it's from fucking Club One.

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

albert maysles (director of "gimme shelter" and "salesman") is showing "Grey Gardens" at 8pm (i think) tonight at the humphries theater. if you haven't seen grey gardens i highly reccommend it.

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"fan" is clearly a member of current leaves and hasn't yet learned how to cope with blogger criticism.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, what band is adub in?

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:28 PM  
Anonymous TucsonScene said...

Anyone go to the Clientele show? They're playing here on Wednesday, was just wondering if anyone posted pictures somewhere or reviewed it.



4:51 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

it was amazing. Their new stuff is great.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

adub if you think current leaves sucks so bad why dont you share some songs of your own, im sure we'd all love to here them... NOT!!!

12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:03 - I'm sure Normanites are buying up Beulah records by the truckload.

There's probably a reason all their shit is on eBay - cause it won't move.

I guess if you want to drive to Norman to buy your records, go for it. If not, just stop shitting on Good Records and ask them to order you something they don't have that you've just to have to impress Wanz.

Fuck you.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who the fuck is wanz?

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh a band from England! Everyone who is anyone will be there!

4:39 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

oh and I was wrong. Great Lakes fucking blow.

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Please list the top ten things you've bought at Good Records that makes that store worth saying "Fuck You" to somebody over. Hell, name five things.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous said...

Damn. Thanks for the info on Great Lakes. Had another show to attend that night so I guess I can stroll in late and not miss anything. But what about the other band on the bill, Theatre Fire? Worth seeing? Blew too?



5:19 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Theater Fire is easily one of the best bands from Dallas, and they are really good live. Both of the other bands (The Clientele and Great Lakes) commented on how amazing they thought Theater Fire was... so I would recommend checking them out if you can.

5:26 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Great Lakes was just the most dull bullshit I've seen in a while. They were good musicians, but shit... the world really doesn't need another band that sounds like that.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous said...

Ahhh, crap. Too good to be true. The Living Blue is playing with them here, as well as Great Lakes.

Thanks for the heads-up!


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