Tuesday, October 31, 2006

It List: Halloween 06

Dead Echoes (House of Tinnitus- 628 Lakey St. Denton FREE, Keg, BYOB): Getting kicked off around 7pm tonight, Dead Echoes will feature Venison Whirled, Ethereal Planes Indian, Zanzibar Snails, PD Wilder, OVEO, and a performance from a mystery artist going by the name S.D.S. All of these band are noisy, spaced out, and experimental, and it seems that their performances might provide just the right soundtrack for Halloween. Lots of dark feedback, drone, and formless noise for your mind to do whatever it pleases with them. If you're planning on some "mind expansion" for the holiday tonight, this show will be at least a "must stop by" if you're up Denton way. Zanzibar Snails featues members of iDi Amin and Notes from Underground (a band that apparently likes to stir up some shit. good for them), and OVEO features members of the You Are the Universe. We are particularly looking forward to the dark tribal noise trance of Ethereal Planes Indians and the free jazz of Zanzibar Snails. The entire show will feature visuals by Paul Baker, who has worked with Sub Oslo and at this summer's Strategies of Beauty.

The Angelus/History at Our Disposal/ Small Sails (Dan's Denton): We're big fans of the Angelus as you probably already know, and as a bonus, the two bands they are playing with tonight sound pretty decent too. Particularly, Small Sails could be a great live band. Mixing parts folk, post-rock, indie pop and space, their songs are sugary and easy to listen to but structurally interesting and far from cookie cutter. Unfortunately, we haven't really heard or seen History at Our Disposal as of yet, but the little we were able to listen to on the Myspace page today sounded fairly solid, with bits of Radiohead, Bedhead and bands like Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire thrown in the mix.

Lost Generation with Wanz and Gabriel (Cavern): Here is what the guys have for tonight:

"Gabriel's Message: Joining Wanz for some Halloween fun tonight! Spooky track s by Son House, Nina Simone, Nick Cave, Misfits, Ennio Morricone and others. Throwing down tracks by White Drugs, Lithium X-Mas, Silk Stocking and others from The LoillipopShoppe Benefit Comp as well. Prizes for the best costume, and like always no cover.

Wanz's Message:Old Stuff: Assorted Halloween trax, Slayer, Pop Group, Teenage Jesus and The Jerks, Howlin Wolf, Theoretical Girls, Tom Ze, The Factory Press, Sonic Youth(Bad Moon Rising)New Stuff:Bellmer Dolls, Kode 9, Burial, Pressure featuring Warrior Queen, Wolf Eyes, Ellen Allien, Battles(Live)Spinning with Gabriel is always a blast. I believe we are gonna be downstairs tonight. I am not certain of that, but pretty sure. This is my fourth gig in 5 days and I am ready to go out with a bang. Happy Halloween!!!!!!!"

Minus the Bear/ P.O.S./The Velvet Teen/ Russian Circles (Hailey's): Get there early to see Chicago's Russian Circles, who just recorded an EP of solid, progressive leaning metal/post-hardcore at Electrical Audio. Velvet Teen and Minus the Bear I could really do without, to be honest (listen to VT's "steadman spray" on their myspace page. If I hear one more song that starts like that, I'm going to cry), but P.O.S. is a hip hop act featuring an MC that sounds quite a bit like Tribe's Phife Dawg, which is something I suppose. Maybe leans a bit too far towards emo hip hop for my taste, but some good beats should make it a good time.

25 Comments:

Anonymous DEAD ECHOES said...

oveo now has an official page:

www.myspace.com/oveo

and yes, there will def. be a keg on hand.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous DEAD ECHOES said...

ps. Paul Baker of Sub Oslo will be videoprojecting all night, so the visuals will be equally expansive.

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zion I at the Cavern tonight, downstairs.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that Zion show should be one of the better shows in town tonight

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the hell is emo hip hop?

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hemo bloody emo

5:01 PM  
Anonymous -zs- said...

we're not free jazz ... but that's okay.

our pick of the night: Venison Whirled

also, hate to rain on the parade, but sds is not a mystery artist, just a bedroom artist who doesn't typically perform live. However, he does know his shit, so we're looking forward to it.

heading to Denton ... at a Snail's pace...

5:50 PM  
Blogger shineyourlightuphigh said...

what's wrong with the way that song starts?

6:33 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I'm just tired of intros that sound like EXACTLY like that.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they paid steve albini

7:29 PM  
Blogger tystamp said...

you know. i'm free jazz. i'll free jazz all over used books at the store and then free jazz on your toilet at your party when you're not in the room. then i'll free jazz on you when you're passed out and no one knows. so the chick that's ttly wasted and passed out. so what's her name? what's she doing tonight? so is um, do you come here often? are you into free jazz? what are you doing later? wanna go to the bath-house and talk philosophy? you don't have any kids do you?

11:51 PM  
Blogger tystamp said...

so like is rape cool now? has that whole thing finally blown over? jesus is it cool now or what?

12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ben Folds and Corn Mo were so awesome tonight at Will Rogers Auditorium!

12:00 AM  
Blogger tystamp said...

so like is rape cool now? has that whole thing finally blown over? jesus is it cool now or what?

12:13 AM  
Blogger tystamp said...

ok wow it posted that twice. i didn't even try. so it must be so. ya know i'm not asking for myself it's mainly for a friend of mine. he's like ttly into rape. it's what he does. it's like his 'thing'. ya know?

12:18 AM  
Blogger tystamp said...

and yes. anon 5:29 i agree. sooo....they paid steve albini and it doesn't even have to be steve. they paid some dude at the studio........yep. electical audio.......but you know what...i bet their record no matter what they play sounds pretty damn good on the quality side of things.

12:29 AM  
Blogger tystamp said...

you know by quality i don't mean musical taste. i mean like overall sound. bet it 'sounds' good.

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

K

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with the comment about Notes starting shit?

10:36 AM  
Anonymous DEAD ECHOES said...

I was going to ask the same thing...

PS. LAST NIGHT WAS FUCKING EUPHORIC

11:03 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

totally innocent... I have just heard about them getting drunk and starting trouble around town. All in good fun.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with Notes actually starting shit? Who cares if someone COMMENTS about something that's true.

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyway, about the music...









dead echoes was awesome, time for a summary:

1. S.D.S. was delightfully brooding. fucking awesome textures and controlled repetition, mike, sir, you are a master of your craft.

2. Zanzibar Snails = fucking brilliant, not a dud second, it was a pleasure to witness the sounds of dirty skronk and squeal meld with the low end buzz and atmospheric haze of cavernous electronics.

3. oveo- I can't talk about this from an audience perspective, but we sure had some fucking fun.

4. P.D. Wilder- fucking mind-blowing guitar drone that is just completely solid, not lacking a thing. the brackhage sample about the stars used during the first half of the piece added the perfect touch of surreal magic.

5. Venison Whirled- this chick fucking rules, seriously, she concerns her pieces entirely around "playing the room" turning any space into a resonator. its all about utilizing space and using anything and everything as an instrument. fucking brilliant.

6. Ethereal Planes Indian: sprawled the fuck out man, I didn't know where my thoughts ended and this dude's music began, perfect end to a perfect night with a supreme guitar piece right in the middle, dusty ghost town kind of shit, perfect.

Paul Baker's visuals were perfect as usual.

fuck yes.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stirring shit makes great shakes

SCAT_A_BEE_BOMP

4:41 PM  

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