Friday, September 22, 2006

The Weekender 9/22/06-9/24/06

Don't have time to write a whole lot today, but I've got all the shows you want to see, the links you need, and a picture of Kool Keith looking at porn. So kiss my ass!


Dr. Octagon/Dj Nature/ DJ Stephen R/Joint Method/ The Dream Tigers (Granada Theater): Anyone that would consider going to this show probably already knows who Dr. Octagon is, but if you don't, go listen to the Myspace page. Kook Keith has been one of the most innovative MCs in this country for years, and also one of the most genuinely strange figures in hip hop. Dr. Octagon is one of his many projects, and it is my favorite. The music is trashy, minimal and creepy, and his lyrics are almost pyschedelic and at the same time rather violent and crude. The real attraction however is his flow, which is second to none. You already know about Nature and Stephen R by now, but Dallas' Dream Tigers, who I think I just listened to for the first time today, are the absolute shit. They describe themselves as "dirty southern geek core," and I suppose that is as good a description as any. They've got a great party vibe to them, and I highly recommend getting there early to check them out. Doors are at 8, so I'm guessing they'll be on around 9.

M. Ward/ Portastatic (Hailey's): I honestly have yet to hear M. Ward's new one, and I didn't think Transistor Radio was as strong as Transfiguration of Vincent, but I really want to see M. Ward live. I think it will be a great show. His music is touching and emotional without being sappy, smart and daring without being preachy. Portastatic sounds like a pretty good little pop band too.

T.E.F/ Steel Hook Prostheses/A Fail Association(Link)/Goat/ Aunt's Analog/Sparrow Hawk? (House of Tinnitus- 628 Lakey St. Denton): While the anon geeks are talking a bunch of shit, House of Tinnitus is putting on really daring shows (bring earplugs to this one) and having fun. They win.

The Great Tyrant/Silk Stocking/Stag Film (Amsterdam)

Lebanon/ Tame Tame and Quiet (DoubleWide)


The Gossip is playing an in store at Good Records tomorrow at 2pm, and will then be playing a show at Hailey's with Mika Miko and Swan Island.

John Congleton/ Daniel Folmer/ Cheyenne Schweitzer/ New Science Projects (Liquid Lounge): New Science projects goes on around 10.

Blowfly/ El Paso Hot Button/ The Triggermen/ Chief Death Rage (Rubber Gloves): Check out Blowfly's cover of "T.V. Party." Its annoying as all fuck.

Creeping Nobodies/Blonde Girls/Nouns Group/Daniel Francis Doyle (Metrognome- Ft. Worth)

Lebanon/Tambersauro/Bob White and the F Electrics (Fra House- 2127 W. Oak St. Denton)


Laptop Deathmatch (DoubleWide): This is the one year anniversary of Laptop Deathmatch. Go see why so many people have been talking about it lately.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Somehow the biggest show in Denton got left off of tonight's list.

4:24 PM  
Blogger JS said...

Do you think we are mind readers? Why not just post it here in the comments?

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's obviously not big enough. guess it's below the underground.

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, what shows are you talkin about? i live in denton and i dont have any plans tonight. cept for maybe check out spitfire at dans later.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

spitfire's show was is only mentioned in the mainstream medias like dallas morning news. Any band with a beard is cool in my book

4:39 PM  
Blogger skulkie the spy said...

so, what show is tonight?

4:49 PM  
Blogger tania said...

at risk of attracting true vulgarians,
i will post what i think is
the show of the evening...

The Justin Benefit

Boys Named Sue
Shanghai 5
Pegasus Now
Disconnected in 73
Cover $10.00 over 21 and $13.00 17 to 20
Doors Open at 8pm

in other news,
self help radio in austin
(koop|91.7) is airing the song i recorded at lunch
their theme this week is "yellow"

stream it!


5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i heard that the dr. octagon show is a sit down only show? can anyone confirm or deny?

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The music is trashy, minimal and creepy, and his lyrics are almost pyschedelic and at the same time rather violent and crude. The real attraction however is his flow, which is second to none."

Flow? Haha, Kool Keith flows like a
a 90 year old man's prostate. Correct about the music, but who needs nice beats when you are the illest shit talker ever and sing a tight little chorus on the majority of your tracks? Long Live Keith Thornton. Mack trucks, big wheels roll!

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... tail,
flame on!!!
are hungarians honky's?????????
mind readers of the world unite.
won't savanteous play tonight? alas... nah. too busy w/the happy butts and record plop i'm sure. beard's would'nt have gotten you in at 54', now would they?
o.k. buh bye now.

5:32 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

If I don't know about it, its not cool.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe you don't know about it but it's for a good cause so good causes aren't cool? cool.

7:10 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I was talking about whatever Denton show was mentioned above.

7:15 PM  
Blogger brooks said...

The same line-up that is playing at Fra Pandolf's house on Saturday will be performing at Metrognome Collective on Sunday.

Sunday 9/24
Lebanon (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Bob White and The F-Electrics (Dentron)
Tambersauro (Houston, TX)

Metrognome Collective @10pmish.

Come to both and Bob White will let you throw stuff at the drummer.

7:21 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

cool. we'll add that on to the list.

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The show at Liquid Lounge with John Congleton of the pAper chAse is also the CD release party for Daniel Folmer's new album 'Wear Headphones'.
You can pick it up at the show for only $7.

7:59 PM  
Anonymous me said...

Creeping Nobodies, Nouns Group, Blonde Girls
Saturday, September 23, Metrognome Collective

It's easy to brand the entirety of post punk as "played out." Yet, in its purest form, all it means is truly creative rock with a punkish disregard. This triple shot is as creatively punkish as it gets, headlined by Toronto's Creeping Nobodies, one of the more in-yer-face products in a seemingly endless line of Canadian delights. On works such as last year's Sound of Joy, produced by legendary Sonic Youth/Glenn Branca engineer Wharton Tiers, the Nobodies' hushed, atmospheric pop pieces are quickly unmasked by brash vocals stirring a cauldron of clustered riffs, robotic syncopation and spontaneous dissonance. Sharing the Nobodies' seditious reference points of the Fall, the Ex and the Birthday Party is Dallas' Nouns Group. This intriguing quartet is led by Christopher Mosley, late of the Early Lines, and features a violin mingling with the Dischord-ance. Local Fort Worth nihilists the Blonde Girls mangle their instruments and shout with little regard for anything but balls-out energy and destruction.

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Will said...

The Gossip is just a bunch of fat chicks.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... fat chicks I would totally fuck

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone go to M Ward & Portastatic last night? If so, how was it? I'm kicking myself already for missing it.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

M. Ward fucking blew my mind. He brought two drummers this time and it rocked balls. The man can play some guitar for sure. Played a lot off the new one and some songs from the last two as well.
Portastatic was O.K. Just Mac and violin player. It would have held my interest more had it not been hot as shit in there.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:21 PM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

Just so people are somewhat informed about Laptop Deathmatch this weekend....The deathmatchers will be:

3.The Wild Bull(2time LTDM Champ)
4.Bexarametric(2time LTDM Champ)
6.DJ Sexcidillionaire(Dreamtigers)
8.Cygnus(2time LTDM Champ)
9.The Butcher(2time LTDM Champ)
11.Demon Squid
12.Lady Malice(Slick Lady 6)
14.Frogboy(Daniel Huffman,Ghostcar)
16.Sir Rawly(The Dreamtigers)

The winner of the anniversary match will represent Dallas LTDM at the national competition in Seattle a receive a huge software package.

this is gonna be good. The tournament starts at 9pm sharp and will be done by midnight.

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

M. Ward was such a fucking rock star. Didn't address the crowd, brought his own guitar tech and sound guy (who apparently didn't know shit about mixing in a club the size of Hailey's), made us cheer for two encores just to get an hours worth of material out of him, etc. Still, he could really wail on the guitar. It was really hot in there. Portastatic sucked. Sounded like amateur night with Tania.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

T.E.F. and A Fail Association tore a whole in the dimensional fabric.

and then fucked said hole.

4:01 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

Last night at the Double Wide a band called Vegas Lights opened for Tame...Tame and Quiet. They whined so much about the money all night they got kicked out in front of everyone. It was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
And TTxQ and Lebanon were great. Tame Tame's set was the best I've seen them play. Lebanon owned the place.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know the dudes in vegas lights. they are super-fags to the max, and i'm glad they got the boot.

nick f-electric

6:08 PM  
Blogger tania said...

very funny, 1:30!
i've got my eye on you! :)

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently Vegas Lights keeps "getting fucked" by venues & promoters. Sure it has nothing to do with their primadonna attitudes behind their less than stellar music. Um, have fun playing the Sunshine Bar, boys, as I don't see you playing a venue worth anything in Dallas again.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, i checked out vegas lights' myspace page just out of curiosity and i'm so glad i did. i think this is my new favorite band to rip on even more than strident zend.

wish i could have seen them getting the boot. was that kid wearing the leather vest?

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, and the dream tigers are so good! i can't believe they're even from dallas!

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Alex Kanakis said...

Vegas Lights got booted off the stage by management? Oh man, that's hilarious. Did they go off quietly? Or did the make a scene? Any video?

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vegas lights is the new ringo deathstarr.

2:56 PM  
Anonymous lb said...

wild in the streets @ hailey's tonite if you're in Denton. No cover (21+), cheap swill, good tunes. myspace

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So has anybody re-uploaded the WSJR comp separated into actual tracks yet? Until that happens, big waste of time.

9:42 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

oh shut up. You can take your lazy ass to good records and pick up a CD whenever they are ready.

12:27 AM  
Blogger tex winters said...

speaking of clubs booting people out, the liquid lounge asked New Science Projects to leave after his set, because on stage he said, "Fuck the Liquid Lounge." Maybe if they didn't treat their performers like shit, that wouldn't happen.

12:33 AM  
Anonymous scott said...

One time, my old metal band, FABULOUS BADASSES, played a gig at the Liq. Lou., and we watched the sound guy choke a kid from a band that was there from Louisiana... This was after their set, after the kid had jumped into the drum set and banged into a microphone. There was clearly no damage, the kid was just psyched. The dude ran up there from the booth and just, well, choked him. It was very uncomfortable. No music, no nothing between sets... Just a grown man strangling a teenager. Have not been back since.

12:57 AM  
Anonymous scott said...

By the way, New Science Proj. (Dale) is awesome. He owns.

12:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friday: Aunt's Analog was amazing!!

Saturday: The show at Liquid Lounge was so awesome.
Dale was great, Daniel was great, and John Congleton was so amazing.
Wow. It was just fantastic.

1:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the gossip show was sweet, but mika miko was the highlight, they fucking rule!

1:11 AM  
Blogger brooks said...

If you missed any of the Lebanon shows this weekend then you really missed out. We in Bob White were really lucky to play with them twice this weekend and ended up watching them both nights! They were really fun and are probably the nicest band in the world... although showers were apparently not very high on the list of priorities for them.

1:33 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

cool. I saw some pretty good music this weekend too.

That sucks about Liquid Lounge. To be honest, I'm not sure if I've ever been there. I know I haven't been in the past few years, but I feel like I might have gone there some time or another. It was strange to see that such a good show was going on at that place.

1:41 AM  
Anonymous michelle said...

thanks for the weekend guide. i hit up m. ward @ haileys on friday and laptop deathmatch on sunday. if you're interested, you can read my review here

3:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


MaN Yr A fUcKinG IdIoT

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So ArE U!

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

noise show ruled. fra house ruled. denton owned (again) the free show market.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laptop Deathmatch shows in Dallas are the city's best kept secret. If you like any kind of electronic music and you're not going to these you should kick yourself.

We are going to surprise a lot of people with the shit we're coming out with pretty soon.

Last night's show was the best one yet. It's coming together...

12:34 PM  
Anonymous idimc said...

Hey, whoever liked the noize showz, come see iDi*amin, Mad Scientists & Violent Squid at TJ's in Denton this Thurs, if ya have a chance.

1:35 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

where is TJs?

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man, why can't TJs get torn down too?

2:10 PM  
Anonymous M-. said...

mika miko!

2:22 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

What the heck is TJ's?

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tj's = texas jive, its this total dump on hickory right before chopsticks (rip)

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Texas Jive sucks.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stonedranger, why don't you reveal the "cool" show that you saw this weekend? Also, why don't you review shows?

5:56 PM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

Laptop deathmatch is pretty much the coolest event I have ever seen in this area. No total standouts in this group. Everybody has really grown as musicians and artists over the past year. I am almost kind of scared of how good everyone will be in a another year. Congrats to Cygnus for winning. He will represent LTDM in the national competition in December. Matthewmatics(Dreamtigers) will also represnt LTDM in that same competition. He won the Austin qualifying contest. We are all winners.

3:10 PM  

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