Friday, August 25, 2006

Weekender 8/25/06-8/27/06

Despite a few good shows here and there, there isn't a whole shitload happening this weekend. Here you go:


FRIDAY

Chris from Gorilla Vs Bear will be spinning records upstairs at the Cavern tonight.

Pinebox Serenade/ Record Hop/ Medicine Window (Rubber Gloves) Although bluegrass influenced stuff isn't normally my thing, Pinebox Serenade seems to be pretty good at what they do, and are probably worth checking out... Record Hop is Record Hop, and I dont' know what else I can say about them that someone hasn't already said, but if you want to check them out, most would agree that the live shows are where its at. I actually think that the first band, Medicine Window, is the highlight of this show. Their sloppy start/stop hardcore reminds me of Jesus Lizard and a little bit of Flipper with some PIL style post-punk bass lines thrown in the mix. I don't know much about this band, but their strong vocals and aggro approach could be exactly what you need on a Friday night.

Really, thats all we've been able to dig up for friday.

SATURDAY

Terrorstorm w/ Alex Jones, Theater Fire, JFK screenwriter Jim Marrs, Shanghai 5 and more (Lakewood Theater): If you're at all interested in politics, or simply enjoy hearing points of view that most people don't even know exist, then you might want to check out Alex Jones' latest film, Terrorstorm: A History of Government Sponsored Terrorism. Jones will be at the Lakewood Theater at 7pm on Saturday to present his film and conduct a Q and A session afterward. His thesis is that the US government, and the Bush administration in particular, was behind the 9/11 terror attacks, and the film apparently presents evidence to this effect (I haven't seen it, so I'm not sure exactly what it will be like). The Alex Jones videos I have seen are typically low quality, and some of his, um, "logic" can be hard to follow. I think he sort of imagines himself as Winston from 1984, more or less alone with his knowledge of the truth. And while I'm not sure about most of what he says, I really think this could be an interesting opportunity to hear some perspectives that you usually don't, and to maybe challenge your own thinking on 9/11... even if only a bit. Because whether you believe Jones or not (Note to Homeland Security: I don't believe in him), it should still be fun to hear what he has to say. I mean, have you seen Info Wars on public access in Austin? If nothing else, it is highly entertaining and fun to watch. And if you dismiss Jones all together, you can look at it as performance art or something. Oh yeah, it costs 10.50, and the Theater Fire will be performing as well. Should be good times.

Casper and the Cookies will be at Metrognome on Saturday. And in case you are frightened by the name, this is a group of ex Of Montreal members, and they take many more cues from Syd Barrett, The Who, and Television Personalities than they do from Polyphonic Spree or whatever. Probably a bit silly, but I really like the cheapo electro/psychedelic tracks I've heard from them, and you might too.

Denton's excellent Current Leaves will be kicking off their September residency at Club Dada with a show there on Saturday night. They will be joined by the Backsliders. Of course, CL will be playing every Wednesday or Thursday or something for the next month, so if you're one of those weekend warriors, this will be the best chance you'll get to see one of Denton's best bands in Dallas.

Dj Nature will be spinning at Zubar again this weekend with DJ Mel, and if this show is anything like the one last week, well, you'll feel pretty stupid if you miss it.

Birth to Burial will be at SHQ with Oklahoma's Engine Orchestra... two great rock bands that are actually doing something interesting in addition to kicking ass. Its three bucks, BYOB, and starts at 8. No reason not to go if you're up in Denton.

Pleasant Grove/ Red Monroe/ Ennui/ Voot Cha Index (Wreck Room in Ft. Worth)

Silk Stocking/ Sean Kirkpatrick/Plexus Loom/ (Amsterdam Bar on Exposition) Hadn't heard Plexus Loom until today, but they are pretty fucking good... very strange, like the Cramps playing folk music or something. Oh yeah, they'll all be joined by Oak Cliff's The Sheena Militia.


And as usual, I am running out of steam, but I will say two more things:

Laptop Deathmatch is going on at DoubleWide on Sunday, and its not to be missed.

Also, the Feds are the most annoying group of pussies on the planet. I try to be friends with everyone that requests on Myspace, and The Feds are included in that. But these retarded suck asses have sent me one too many "we're coming home, check out this gig" and "vote for us on the cockfight" fucking bulletins and event invites that I am officially going to hack into their myspace account and do something mean to them. Thats all.

46 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Feds annoying? THAT'S AN OUTRAGE!

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MEDICINE WINDOW? HA! You really don't get out much, do you?

5:20 PM  
Blogger Current Leaves said...

c'mon! Did you have to say "spinning" records? Can't you say "rotating" like everyone else? GAWD

5:20 PM  
Anonymous scott is scott said...

Tonight's Rubber Gloves show is a birthday party, so all 3 bands will be playing some of the birthday girls favorite 80's types songs. It'll be fun.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The House Harkonnen will be playing Weezer's Blue Album in order tonight at Double Wide!!!

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
The House Harkonnen will be playing Weezer's Blue Album in order tonight at Double Wide!!!
3:46 PM "


Thanks for the warning!

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weezer makes me want to kill people.

5:56 PM  
Anonymous ENOUGH IS ENOUGH said...

HEY WHATEVER! THE FEDS ARE ONE OF THE LAST ROCK AND ROLL BANDS IN DALLAS! THEY DONT STARE AT THEIR FEET AND THEY ARE REALLY SWEET TO WHEN YOU TRY TO TALK TO HIM!!!! I HAVE READ THIS BLOGGER FOR A LONG TIME AND EVERYBODY AT THE DALLAS OBSERVER THINKS ITS SO COOL!!!! BUT ITS NOT! THE FEDS KICK ASS!!! AND THEYU ARE WORKING HARD TO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE SO YOU BETTER WATCH IT!!!!!

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait! In Darris, Texas you can get arrest for murder spree even if you's move to other Asian country before they catching you? Mine's lawyer and mine having to have BIG talk tonight. Why all USA law so complicating????

Weezer is homosexing. Homosexing actually very rocknroll! You know?

How abouting you check out the "T.V. Eye" cover my band Motorcyle Pogo Squad doing at end of set...for next five shows. You see grandized finale that make you rock so hard you's biggest metros exploding and die. HAHAH!

-wang chung

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the feds are NOT a rock and roll band. blasphemy.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Zak said...

sometimes I womnder about sanity around here. Those above posts were wtf, but kind of funny too.

"THEYU ARE WORKING HARD TO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE SO YOU BETTER WATCH IT!!!!!"

That made me laugh.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Medicine Window said...

Thanks for the kind words, SR.
We aim to please.
(well, we aim to please ourselves, anyways.)

--cody

6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fishboy is playing with casper and the cookies. in case that makes it even more worth it to someone to drive out to ft. worth.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the only thing worse than weezer is hearing them covered by some guitar wanking arlington band

7:03 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

yeah. That sounds like the shittiest time in the world outside of Iraq.

7:13 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

oh, and 351 gets post of the day. And who is this Wang Chung?

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also at the liquid lounge:
THE ORANGE/Far Star/Trangleheads/Halfway Lost

should be somewhat interesting.

-shannon

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would also like to point out the following - "AND THEY ARE REALLY SWEET TO WHEN YOU TRY TO TALK TO HIM!!!! "

truly amazing.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

people who still type in all caps are like the guy i work with who still sports a mullet (sans irony).

everyone makes bad decisions sometimes. but what gets me is that someone somewhere out there is validating this person's decision.

"business in front, party in ther rear AND all caps will let 'em know you're serious!"

-shannon

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yeah - current leaves suck.

9:24 PM  
Anonymous ENOUGH IS ENOUGH said...

I'M SO GLAD I CAN AMUSE YOU GUYS EVEN THOUGH I AM BEING SINCERE!!! YOU HAVE A REAL RESPONSIBILITY TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT MUSIC AND THE FEDS ARE ONE OF THEM YOU KNOW!!!
SO QUIT THINKING YOU KNOW BECAUSE YOU DONT BECAUSE IF YOU SAW THEM YOU WOULD!!!! TRUST ME!!! I LOVE GREAT SONGS AND THE FEDS ARE ALL ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet you like Rockett Queen too, don'tcha, anon 4:12/7:36?

9:51 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I think this be a joke

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all caps exclamation points

10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Casper and the Cookies is also doing a Good Records instore at 4pm on saturday. Both shows are going to be great!

3:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hhahah so now Mr.'s and Miss USA's wanting to knowing what REALLY happen to Iraq weapon of mass destruction. "Where they away to?" you asking. Wang is very connect to Middle East and maybe now you sorry you never sign he to label! Last laughter for Wang, HAHAHAH! PUNK FOR ALLAH!
Ehh, after while you getting used to it, you knowing?
Club promotion in USA's sometime very sneaking. For instant: One time being rip off $250 that was promise before show. So Wang beat owner in office, chain him's body to wall, and torture him with blow torch. This go on for hour. Finally, him agree to pay me money if him live. He give me cash. Next day, I find out him went to police, have me on Most Wanted List, all kind bad USA deal.

-wang chung

weezer, feds is homosexing. studpid.

3:04 AM  
Anonymous wonderful said...

studpid, yes.

3:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wang chung: stop living

3:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LEARN YOU SOME GRAMMAR!

there, i said it.

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Jason From The Smoke said...

The Smoke will be having it's 3rd Year Anniversary. For those who dig Rare Soul, Garage Rock, Britpop, Reggae and such, come on down. I'll also be raffling off some CDs, a couple boxsets and DVDs. $6 and BYOB, plus a chance to win something. How can you beat that?

12:44 PM  
Anonymous cory said...

I'm going to be pooping at my place around one p.m. on Saturday. It's gonna be pretty badass! Also appearing... a little pee.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous m samantha m said...

ALL CAPS FEDS-LOVER and Wang Chung, I love you both for making me laugh my ass off this morn!

1:07 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

sounds good Jason... we'll add it to the list.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#1. shut up zak, jeeeeeeeeez!!!
#2. wang chung: you are on a roll.
#3. fuck the observer!!!
#4. fuck current leaves, supergay.
#5. fuck the feds, o.k.??? fuck'em.
#6. you know dallas blows when two
of the items in you're weekender consists of jackass dj's.
#7. why would any fuckhead cover somebody else's material???
#8. it ain't never worth making the drive to cowtown. ever.
#9. self promotion is'nt cool, so stop pushing strident zend!!!
#10.music is an art form, never an industry, despite what you McMusic nuggets may think. that is all...

2:33 PM  
Blogger brooks said...

A friend of mine was working at a studio in Dallas for awhile and he recorded those fucks The Feds... They are jerks... I don't know what you mean when you say they are "sweet!" They were arrogant and annoying. I went in to go to lunch with my friend and they threw a hissy fit about him taking a lunch break... Fuck those little girls.

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone give us a review of cory's pooping from this afternoon... i unfortunately missed it.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bob dylan was a fuck head for playing woody guthrie and von ronk tunes?

you're pretty high and mighty mr. agro. but you seem to know what your talking about.

you're right though, current leaves are supergay.

7:19 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Bob Dylan wasn't a "Woody Guthrie" cover band.

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Frank from Denton said...

In Denton, Medcine Window was pretty okny. Record Hop tore the roof off of the place, and Pinebox Serenade, while a little clusterfucky with so much going on, was pretty decent. Their singer tends to go all pearl jammy on the growling parts. A fun night, friendly peaople. But they were WAY understocked on beer. Just letting everybody know.

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 2:20 -

It was a pretty bad show. WAY too much hype on that poop. I didn't see the big deal and have no idea why everyone was talking about it. I mean, it started out heavy and was pretty good but it left off like there was still more to come and then... nothing.

9:50 AM  
Anonymous shannon said...

the triangle heads fucking ruled last night btw... picture tiny tim meets early danielson.

(not in the band btw)

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laptop Deathmatch is one of the coolest event I have ever seen around here. I can't believe I have been missing out on this for a whole year. I will never miss another one.

11:09 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

yeah, they're always really cool, and feature some really great local musicians that probably don't get to perform in public too often otherwise. And everyone involved seems to be extremely nice and open.

11:26 AM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

Next month is the Laptop Deathmatch is our 1 year anniversary. I can't believe what this has turned into. Novices are becoming pro producers and guys that are already good are becoming phenomanal. We are throwing deathmatches in Austin in November and Lawrence,KS in December. Not a single stuck up eltist in the bunch which is what you normally find with IDM guys. Talented musicians. Very supportive and encouraging of each other. Eager to make things happen. We need more of the rest of the music scene.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(obligatory wanz post)

5:08 PM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

(obligatory anonymous post)

5:26 PM  

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