Tuesday, October 24, 2006

It List: Tuesday 10/24/06

Broken Social Scene/Do Make Say Think (Gypsy Tea Room): Of course this is the big show of the night, and if you've ever seen BSS live, you know that there is a good reason for it. Yeah, the whole 26,000 member Canadian band thing has lost a bit of the novelty it had a couple of years ago, and the break up rumors surrounding BSS are about as obvious as they come (who would have thought that 17 people wouldn't be able to all get along on tour?), but the band has managed to put out two great records (with the second somehow improving on the first), and they really give you everything they've got on stage as their noisy and hynotic walls of sound quickly win you over. Gypsy should be a great venue for this show too.

Lost Generation w/ Wanz (Cavern Upstairs): Here is what Wanz is planning for tonight:

"I got new stuff from Burial, Kode 9, Kano, Wolf Eyes, Skream, ...Trail of Dead, Audion and Ellen Allien. I got Old Stuff from Flying Saucer Attack, Laika, The Germs, The Bellmer Dolls, the Get Hustle, obscure funk 45's, Bill laswell and Radio Birdman. i have also scored a lot of great music from bands(local and otherwise) off of myspace. Some stuff actually worth playing. Next week is a Halloween Bash on halloween night with me and Guest DJ Gabriel. I think we may be downstairs. Not sure yet."

Xrayok/Girls Rise with Heat/Black Elk/Dirty Water Disease (Club Dada): Hmm... bands from L.A. They're so easy to hate, aren't they? Take X-Ray Ok for example. I guess their songs aren't entirely terrible, even though they are highly derivative of some of the more pedestrian influences that have been swimming around on Myspace music pages over the past few years... britpop, 80's electro, Radiohead, yada yada yada. And while I like all the aforementioned influences, when you read them together they sound like a list of favorite bands that a frat boy would feed an "indie chick" to show how open minded he is. In short, its quite boring, and the L.A. fashion attitude doesn't help either. I don't know about you, but I think I've heard enough emo pop/80's electro combos over the past several years to safely say that I can pass on these guys. The main reason I mention this show is Portland's Black Elk, who seem to completely kick ass. If you're looking for the rock tonight, you might want to check out their brand of screaming, metal damaged hardcore. And I'm also somewhat interested to see how the dark ambient music of Dirty Water Disease will translate live.


Blogger Zine-O-Phonic said...

Black Elk sounds like a good time. But as far as band names go, Black is the new the.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous adub said...

BSS looks like they live in Austin ca. 2003

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


you look like you live in Oxnard ca. 1971. And that ain't no compliment.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention that Do Make Say Think rules- asshole.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:39 - yes. way better than crooked asshole scene. dmst should be headlining this shit.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Carlin said...

Swing by Club Dada before or after BSS & I'll give you 1/2 off admission (just $2) with stub from Broken Social Scene show. It's 1/2 Price Pints tonight. 17+ welcome & I'm working the door. Cheers!

8:14 PM  
Blogger Anaheim said...

"but the band has managed to put out two great records"

Do you not consider Feel Good Lost a great album? I think it's pretty great.

9:42 PM  
Anonymous adub said...

oooooooh burrrrrn. you and your big anonymous balls really called me out man. i feel dumb now.

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah how was the great DMST?

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go fuck a goat....

2:10 AM  

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