Thursday, September 28, 2006

It List: Thursday 9/28/06

1. Serena Maneesh/Woven Hand/Evangelicals (Rubber Gloves)
Serena Maneesh has received a lot of international acclaim for their resurrection of late 80's/early 90's reverb flooded guitar murk. They offset it with an occasional stab at more upbeat material but that part of their sound is probably not why they've been paid so much attention. The truth is that many music fans seem to long for that era of guitar rock judging by the enduring popularity of (mostly British) bands from that era. Also at Rubber Gloves tonight is Woven Hand, who feature the main songwriter from the now defunct Sixteen Horsepower. Their fan created myspace page calls them Gothic/Folk and I don't know if their fans are necessarily doing them a favor with that tag. Opening band The Evangelicals play energetic pop.

2. Idi*Amin/The Mad Scientists/Violent Squid (TJ's in Denton)

Looks like a good lineup at a fairly repulsive venue. I don't know if I've ever heard anyone say a single good thing about this place but that probably won't matter too much tonight. I'm interested in seeing Idi*Amin since I've heard there's been a lineup change and they now have a member of You are The Universe playing with them. I don't know if that means less guitar skronk and more Powerbook but we'll see. The Mad Scientists should be in good spirits since lead member Brannon is celebrating his birthday by playing this show. If I could make a birthday wish for him I would probably wish that he'd cut his solos a few minutes shorter. But that's part of the fun of The Mad Scientists. I've never seen Violent Squid but that's just another reason to go to this show.

3. Zoo; A Visual Menagerie (The Cavern)

Recent outings to this event have been really entertaining, even when I hated the artists on certain videos. I heard and saw a good mix of Soul, Pop, Rap, New Wave, Indie Rock, Classic Rock, Electronic Music, and old fashioned Metal the couple of times I've been. Good job on finding the especially obscure promo clips.

4. Dixie Witch/Mescalero/Secret Devil Sign (Andy's in Denton)

I just want to quickly add that once upon a time when Dixie Witch was a local band, they were the only local band I could stomach and actually liked at the time. The drummer/singer is really something to experience live and puts on one of the most impressive displays of force and effort I've ever seen on a stage.


Anonymous idimc said...

URTU's jamo is only playing with us this one show, which may be the last iDi show for awhile due to the sporadic availability of our two guitar players, neither of whom will be there tonight. jamo will not be using his laptop, and is actually as dissonant or more dissonant than our other two guitarists ... and he's got some new analog gear tricks that should prove pretty interesting. Other than that, as usual we don't know what to tell you to expect, which can be good or bad. But we like the surprise and spontaneity of it, so it's a risk worth taking if you're into that sort of thing ...

By the way, that "LOOK MAN I'm in STEREO!!" pan-fest at the end of our track on the WSJR comp is not an iDi*amin track or remix, just some arrogant dude using us as raw matrerials for a very awkward STEREO!! creation.

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Carlin said...

Coincidentally, I'm going to a screening of the new film, The Last King of Scotland tonight about Idi Amin. Seeing the band may just round off the night nicely.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah man, fuck stereo!

monolution! (mono revolution?)

5:34 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

we'll be removing that part of the mix when we release the CD version, and will make note on the original post.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

Yeah somebody hook up the band w/ some film passes! Surely we have brought his illness idi into the spotlight ....

And you'd really have to read the (wasnt that a bad Janes Addiction site project?) long post about how STEREO RULES to get my response ... not to mention hear his LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT "remixing" finesse

5:40 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

also carlin, I will be comping you a zanzibar snails CD when it's done with after Halloween now that we have our packaging costs under control.

5:42 PM  
Anonymous lb said...

i'm looking forward to seeing the NICOGANGER tonite

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

late 80's/early 90's reverb flooded guitar murk.....what do you mean by this generalizationz? what is reverb? what is mono? what is life? what is death? who is my mommy?

12:43 AM  
Anonymous THRASHCOWBOY said...

wanna borrow my sixteen horsepower shirt?

1:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Serena Maneesh were insane, those guys just lose it on stage. They were totally wrecking their equipment and the bass player is pretty hot.

9:21 AM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

I hope Serena Maneesh plays Dallas next time. I think the turnout woiuld have been a lot better. Great show. Way better than last time. The New Rhythm section really killed it. I think the extra Keyboard chick was from Asobi Seksu. They were a lot more rowdy this time around and did not play their singles. Good fuckin show.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How was Evangelicals?

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Wanzz. Everything is better in Dallas, right?

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe turnout had to do with the fact that is was thursday night.


2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you really like the mad scientests?

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you?

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the mad scientists

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like them personally

10:57 PM  

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