Thursday, October 12, 2006

It List: Thursday 10/12/06

Wilco/The Altered Statesman (Will Rogers): When I think about it (which I rarely do), I kind of see Wilco as a band that has been used by a lot of people. They are used by yuppies as a name drop to stay "hip" with the kids, they are used as a rallying cry against clueless major label A&R people that would be dumb enough to think a record as good as you know what wouldn't sell, and they are often used by hipsters as a measuring stick for how successful a band is allowed to become before they are considered lame. All in all, I can't say that I quite feel sorry for Tweedy and the rest of the millionaires, but I can say that the concept of Wilco is probably a lot bigger than anyone in the band ever intended it to be, and that with the kind of success they've enjoyed, some negative reactions and backlash are bound to follow. I wasn't quite crazy about their last record, and I think their music is generally held on a pedestal that is just a bit higher than it should be. However, I've seen them live twice, and they were excellent both times. Furthermore, I don't think their artistic integrity, adventurous compositions and ability to make the strange accessible should be overlooked as easily as they often are. Wilco is a band that has become so good at what they do that their excellence almost seems run of the mill to many of us that enjoy them so much. Don't know where I'm going with this really, but I guess I'm trying to say that I like Wilco quite a bit, but I'm just not excited enough about their show to drive to Ft. Worth.

Of course, you can also hit up Zoo at the Cavern tonight, as well as hip hop at Slip Inn and 80's Dance night with Dj G.

And locals Sarah Reddington will be playing with Spitfire Tumbleweeds and Peter and the Wolf at Rubber Gloves.

27 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

TUBLEWEEDS!

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tweedletubes!

4:46 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

oops. Fixed.

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE LAMP!

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DON'T FUCKING LISTEN TO STONEDRANGER ABOUT WILCO!!
HE/SHE IS A DUMB SHIT!!!!!!!
EXCELLENCE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR STONEDRANGER!!!!!!!!!
HIS EARS ARE TOO GOOD FOR ANY BAND!!!!!!!!!!!

5:12 PM  
Blogger Zine-O-Phonic said...

Bound Stems are at the Cavern tonight. Check them out if you like bands like Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade, and Modest Mouse.

http://www.myspace.com/boundstems

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old 97s @ Granada tonight

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those bound stems fuckers ended up on pitchfork's endless mixtape thing. one of the us(the stupid one) will be at wilco tonight. he'll be the guy givin' blowies in the men's room, 3rd floor, dressed like yoda.

nick

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:17...


GOD! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

5:56 PM  
Blogger DTC said...

i live in fw, but im not quite excited enough about them to drive to will rodgers.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phillip Roebuck
Burnt Sienna Trio
100 Damned Guns

Tonight at the Double Wide

www.myspace.com/philliproebuck

www.myspace.com/burntsiennatrio

www.myspace.com/100damnedguns

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but we do listen to stonedranger, 3:12, wish we could say the same for you and you're psychiatrist, eh?????????????????

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please don't cop lamp, m'k???
shakem u won't break'um.......
Old is right! look nick, we cannot all be in the princess leia costume, right??? (i knew it was you. see you @ hunky's fudgepacker)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some of you anons are really great at not making a damn bit of sense.

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD, but you're so good at it, no?!?
brain damage must be a bitch....

8:01 PM  
Anonymous FUCK WILCO said...

agreed WILCO FUCKING SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU RE ALL GOING TO FUCKING HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SORRY!!!!!!!!!!
WILCO WAS GA-REAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

then why didn't you see them in 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005?

3:11 AM  
Blogger Robo-Pirate said...

Not that I care or am offended, but comments made here about not wanting to drive to Fort Worth are amusing. From reading this blog, you'd think that Fort Worth is actually located in Hawaii or somthing. Isn't the drive from Dallas to Denton about the same distance? I'm just saying is all.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

report from peter and the wolf.
he was good, too short of a set, played solo, the more trad folk was better than his foray into weird alien fiddle stuff. finally saw spitfire tumbleweeds. good stuff. darker and more subdued than i was expecting. sarah reddington was good as well, though it seemed like they depended on the -ok, everybody stop playing and sing off of the microphones- trick a lot, still good. trying to decide if i like the new trend in, -well, i can't sing, but if i do it loud, it's cool- not saying that sarah reddington can't sing, but there was definate liberal amounts of off key not hitting the notes. all in all, a good, if underattended show.

10:58 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

yeah, robo, you have a point. In fact, I bet it takes me longer to get to Denton than Ft. Worth when it comes down to it. Maybe its the prospect of driving down 30 that really kicks my ass. I don't think theres an uglier drive in the metroplex.

Other than that, I really like Ft. Worth for the most part.

10:59 AM  
Blogger brooks said...

wilco=good last night.

The opening band, Altered Statesmen=the worst opening band I have ever seen. They sounded like they should've been playing at the Drink. But all the old yuppies there really enjoyed them because the guitar player kept trying to be Eric Clapton.

I would rather die than see the altered statesmen again. Wilco was worth the drive from Denton and worth my $30.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The saxophone nearly put me to sleep.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will The Slip Inn figure out that it SUCKS when they have DJ's?

A cool place that is displacing lots of people.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stonedranger, you have obviously never played in a band, or were kicked out of a band because you lack the ability to play music. Music critics are the lowest of the low... It must be sad to love music so much, and yet not be able to play a single note.

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is lower to not have a blog with which to hate on. what is your bands name anonymous? myspace adress?

regards,
anonymous

2:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the only thing that sucks about the slip in is the damn crowd. i love the place, i tend to have fun... but if you drink too much, expect to fucking piss your pants or risk getting busted by someone for peeing near a dumpster.

oh, and having to wait 15 minutes is never a good thing (unless you already broke the seal, so to speak)

12:06 PM  

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