Wednesday, September 20, 2006

It List: Wednesday 9/20/06

Lots to do for a Wednesday night. Bring it:

1. Current Leaves/ Olospo/ Grits n Gravy DJs (Club Dada): The second to last night of Current Leaves' residency at Club Dada. The band recommends that you show up around 845, because they have been playing early at Dada on Wednesdays, usually around nine o'clock. EDIT: Current Leaves is playing BEFORE Olospo, not after. But we still got the time right.

2. Notes from Underground/ Bitchin' Kitchen (J&Js Denton): This FREE show at JJs is really your last chance to catch the amazing live spectacle that is Notes from Underground for at least several months, and possibly forever. They'll be playing as a six piece tonight (two guitars, bass, drums, sax and trumpet), reunited with an old member that moved to Portland some time ago. We hear rumors that the future of the band is up in the air right now, and I would suggest that anyone who is interested in free form/improv music go see these guys tonight while you still can. They are one of the most unique live experiences in the area, and I am willing to bet that a few of you who can't stand "noise" would still be moved by their performance if you allowed yourself to be. And its free, so whats the big deal? Bitchin Kitchen might also provide some ear destroying sound explosions for you as well.

3. Pelican/Daughters/Russian Circles/The Roller ( Hailey's- Denton): This is sure to be one of the loudest rock shows you'll catch in the area any time soon. Pelican play instrumental, shoegaze influenced atmospheric metal/post rock, and are one of the best at doing what they do: establishing textures, setting moods, and breaking it all back down again. Its the sound of controlled chaos, and I think it will come through very well on stage. Daughters play the kind of Blood Brothersesque scream metal that you'll either love or hate, and Austin's The Roller are a sludgefest death metal outfit that will probably be equally polarizing. Should be an interesting night.

4. The Metro@ The Cavern: Dj Laureen of Mile End fame is back with a new night of britpop, indie and electro at the Cavern along with DJ Nicole (don't really know much about her.) We always thought Laureen played great stuff at the Fallout, although her nights were usually not well attended. Maybe things will start picking up at the Cavern, but the music will be good for sure.

5. French Kicks/ Little Ones (Gypsy Tea Room): The French Kicks don't seem to be respected by very many people, but I really enjoyed their early stuff, and I don't think the new stuff is that bad either. In fact, I really like some of it. I know I know, soooo 2001 or whatever. But Pitchfork reviews aside, you might want to give them a shot. Listen to "England Just will..." on their Myspace page. WE SUCK: An anon pointed this out to us. We sure blew it. We had the wrong Little Ones, thank god. The link above now goes to the right band, which is MUCH MUCH better than the other Little Ones. Sorry for the mess up.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here Here - the Little Ones blow. French Kicks? Guilty pleasure.. sure. Kind of like secretly liking Grey's Anatomy.. or being .. gay.

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure current leaves play first.

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Daughters are NOTHING like the Blood Brothers!!!!! Daughters are what Hardcore/metal should be!!!

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't think a band on tour with the french kicks could have a myspace like that and only 30something friends. are we sure that's the correct band? i assume its a different band of the same name. seems like a freaking joke.

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they play the little ones on all the time they remind me of that one band the rosebuds.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous M-. said...

The Notes show was great.

As always.

1:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Notes show was incredible. Y'all missed out (unless you didn't, of course).

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here, try this: get off live music and try to listen to, and expose, more great records. m'k????????

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my band was great last night

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

notes ruled. movies at dan's were good too.

11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, the notes show was really good. i hope they don't break up.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dj Laureen is the hottest piece of ass in Texas

6:34 PM  

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