Tuesday, October 03, 2006

It List: Tuesday 10/3/06

Quick question for everyone: we've been trying to have the It Lists posted by no later 4pm, and we're going to try to have them by 3pm from now on. Would the earlier post times be more helpful to you? I know I'm setting myself up for some sarcastic comments, but people have sent us emails asking if we could post this stuff earlier, and I'm just trying to see if others agree.

Mastodon/ The Bronx (Gypsy Tea Room): Remember kids, this is an all ages show, and the doors open at 630. If I had heard Mastodon for the first time when I was 12, I would have thought they were the coolest shit on the face of the earth, just below Megadeath and Black Flag. Although I don't exactly feel that way now, it has been a while since I've heard a straight up metal/hardcore record that I've liked as much as Mastodon's latest. Its smart, tight, and most of all, it completely rocks while managing to avoid the traps of hipster irony. In fact, one look at the video below confirms that these guys probably want to kick your ironic hipster ass. You can dismiss it as flavor of the month hype if you like, and you would be partially right. Saying that you're into metal is as trendy as can be these days, but if you give the record a listen and try your best to ignore some of the more annoying trend marketing behind it, I think you'll find that you like it quite a bit, especially if you started off your rock n roll journey with metal and hardcore, which I'm guessing a lot of you did. And don't worry about going early to see The Bronx. You can do without.

I have yet to hear anything from Wanz about tonight's Lost Generation at the Cavern, but I'm going to go ahead and guess that its still happening until I hear otherwise. You're likely to hear Krautrock, soul, psyche, no wave, new wave, and anything else he feels like throwing your way.

Hotel Uganda/Oveo (J&Js Denton- Free): Hotel Uganda is a huge improv project featuring members of Idi Amin and Hotel Hotel, and Oveo (or is the band called Dead Echoes, like the upcoming fest?) is an ambient drone project from the current performing members of You Are the Universe. This should be a great show, and I'm interested to see what these guys do with Austin's Hotel Hotel, a band we like quite a bit. These performances will be almost entirely new for the folks onstage, so you can expect the unexpected. I think it starts about 1030, which means that you can still catch this show after Mastodon if you live Denton way. And since its a free show at a great venue, why the hell not?

Mastodon's latest video, "The Wolf is Loose:"


Blogger Andrea said...

i like a nice, early itlist myself.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous oveo said...

the band is definitely called oveo, and we don't have a website! but the dead echoes page has an excerpt from the cd we have coming out on lo bango sound: www.myspace.com/lobangosound

4:51 PM  
Anonymous oveo said...

: )

4:51 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

yeah, thats what I figured, but I wasn't completely sure.

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'v got this love hate thing going on with mastadon. i love the drummer, but i keep waiting for the hook.

5:00 PM  
Anonymous you forgot this said...


*FEATURING MEMBERS OF ashburne glen, prayer for animals, the tah-dahs, and the happy bullets

9PM ----half-price motherfucking pints. come hear how the other half lives.

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel like The Sword, Mastodon and High on Fire are the three top metal bands in all of the land, and in that order. I think that these bands give metal hope that it will not completely suck forever.

Mastodon's first two albums remind me of what I would deem to be "indie metal" because of the unconventional songwriting. I don't have the new album yet (soulseek) but I soon will.

High on Fire is just straight up heavy balls ass kicking with pretty straightforward songwriting. I saw them live at the Wreck Room in Fort Worth a few years ago, at the urging of Yeti's Jon Teague, and it was indeed pleasantly satisfactory.

The Sword is without a doubt the best metal band that I've ever seen play live. I saw them both times at Rubber Gloves this year and, although both shows were pretty much the same, they both totally fucking rocked beyond belief. When I first heard The Sword's album, Age of Winters, upon my friend's recommendation, I was impressed, but not overwhelmed. This album sounds as if somehow we went back to 1969 and brought Black Sabbath into a modern studio and they completely wrote a new album with all new songs. When I saw them live, it was a totally different story and I cannot recommend a live show more highly. You will totally lose your shit if you see this band live. They are playing November 5th at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth with some bullshit bands, but I will put my anonymous name on the line for this band. They absolutely do not disappoint.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, the earlier the better on the itlist thingy.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


NEVER stopped liking metal...

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those sarcastic comments can be a real bitch.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would like an 8am itlist.. and cliff notes.. k thanx..

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

o and andrea's phone number..

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so I can write in on the seedy bathrooms for strange men to respond to

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate you fucks. I never stopped listening to metal, just like I never stopped listening to anything that I liked. Fucking trendoid fuckfaggers.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Sam Machkovech said...

so how was this show?

1:50 AM  
Blogger Zine-O-Phonic said...

I like High on Fire and the Sword, but I just can't get into Mastodon. I agree about the no hook thing mentioned earlier. It's really loud, and there is a bunch of shit going on at once, it's impressive, but it just doesn't hook me.

I never stopped liking metal, just didn't really like anything newer than Pantera until very recently. I also like Pelican and Isis, which also seems to be under the "hipster" metal category.

8:08 AM  
Anonymous mc said...

Isis is the shit.

9:14 AM  
Anonymous the real stonedranger said...



12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone woke up on the wrong side of Hell this morning!!


12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look here, you fucks.I was rocking Def Lep and Twisted Sister in 4th grade, and I never stopped. I picked up heavier shit along the way, and never cared about your Spin Magazine Sponsored Irony. I get home from my shit job, wrestle with my dog, hit the bong, crack a beer, and smoke a cigarette, like every blue collar bum ever done walked this godforsaken ball of dirt. I don't need your blog, your clove cigarettes, your deep ellum, your cheese ass haircut, and I'll roll your god damned ass in a heart beat if I even suspect you of giving me the stink eye. I like lots of stuff, and metal is at the near top of the list. Take your irony and stick up your ass. God damned yuppie pricks. Sword. Band. Rocks. Sounds good loud on a Saturday when I'm mowing the yard. You guys collect music like it's a god damned merit badge in Pussy Scouts. I'll stab all of you one day. If you ever get the balls to hang out someplace that ain't suggested to you by the hip police.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was always a fan of KREATOR.

1:14 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I can't tell if the metal dudes on here are actual metal dudes or people making fun of metal dudes. Either way, its funny.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Brutis Beefcake said...

You are not Metal until you have experienced the great powers of MAN O WAR!!

Neil before The Gods!!!


That was my King Diamond Yell!!

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude did you guys ever wear those Bandanas around your leg!

That was totally Metal!

Hail Satan!

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Cheech said...

No but I got a really big bong hit just now!


1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually I use to stuff a sausage down my pants.

Women dig that mix of sweat and hickory flavor...


Oh yes I just went there!!!

1:33 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

hipster metal has nothin' on straight up xian hxc metal - zao, travail, embodyment, living sacrifice ...

who's with me?!

1:55 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I wonder what the metal dudes think "hipster metal" means. What makes a band "hipster?"

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all the bands that you say are so AMAZING on here

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm 10:21, and I'm not fucking around. I got your indie rock, I got your noise stuff, I'm a well rounded fan. I like country, I like things that are pleasing to the ear, soul, and heart, and in any combination. But metal is the juice that flowed from the teet in my suburban upbringing, and a couple of "cool" kids jumping on the band wagon don't mean shit to me. The Sword is a great metal band. No way around it. I do not need the reinvention of metal. I do not need approval. Deadhorse like a motherfucker. Kreator. All true. What's with you people needing to tear it all apart. Justify. Show-off. Shut the fuck up, roll a joint, put your feet up and fucking relax. Quit being a joke. Fantasy football fucks. This is the real deal. If you were a homeowner with real concerns and not some sponsored by Ikea apartment rat, you'd see the reality of reality. Mow the yard to Clap your Hands Say Yeah. I'm serious. I will hit you with a knife. I love Stonedranger and DL, but most of you idiots should be ashamed. I wish all of your friends knew how you acted on here. they'd break your balls big time. And I know most of you nancies can't take a ribbing. BLue Collar forever. There is such a thing as keeping it real, and very very few of you have any idea how it works, ya fucking trustfund, TV watching, Toni and Guy shopping punks.

2:27 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Oh, you can do better than that. And I was talking about metal bands specifically.

2:28 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

of course, the last comment was to 1215.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when thy warm sweat should leave me cold, and my worn soul find out no bliss in the obscenities i kiss, and the things shameful that i hold.
my nostrils sniff the luxury of flesh decaying, bowels torn of festive worms, like venus, born of entrails foaming like the sea.
yea, thou art dead. they buttocks now are swan soft, and thou sweatest not, and hast a strange desire begot in me, to lick thy bloody brow, to gnaw thy hollow cheeks, and pull thy lustful tongue from out it's sheath, to wallow in the bowel's of death, and rip thy belly, and fill full.
my hands with all putridities, to chew thy dainty testicles, to revel with the worms in hell's delight in such obscenities, to pour within thine heart the seed mingled with poisonous discharge from a swollen gland, inflamed and large with gonorrhoea's delicious breed, to probe thy belly, and to drink the godless fluids, and the pool of rank putrescence from the stool thy hanged corpse gave, whose luscious stink excites these songs sublime. the rod gains new desire, dive, howl, cling, suck, rave, shreik, and chew, excite the fuck, hold me, i come! i'm dead! My God!

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatever time of day
anytime today
whatever trip you're on today
whatever deal goes down today

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you want a good bit of the local metal, that is just chalk full of all your hipster metal irony, you need to hear blood on the moors. go to www.bloodonthemoors.info, you can download the first 6 song ep for free (click the arrow next to each song), there is a even a story that goes along with the record that's all about knights and beasts and virgins and witches. awesome.

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Yeah. Okay.

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all you three people that post on here are so stupid

4:50 PM  
Anonymous kiss my grits said...

i wrote a haiku for metal fans.


6:03 PM  
Anonymous kiss 'em real nice said...



6:04 PM  
Blogger Sam Machkovech said...

...so nobody saw Mastodon last night, then? Christ.

6:08 PM  
Anonymous kirkpatrick said...

Yes, I saw the Mastodon show and it was ridiculously good. They played with such virtuosity while remaining
compelling and song/melody focused at all times. Every song
is like this epic battle against incredible odds--they don't let up. And I didn't catch a single gesture of irony all night, certainly not from the band nor the crowd.

7:03 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

Mastodon is fucking Metallica minus the self-conscious factor ,,, wtfs ironic?

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I use to love that screaming metal too.
Then my 17th birthday arrived and I met a girl.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

btw Hotel Hotel was awesome last night ... they are real touring pros with an ear toward the classic Kranky sound. Denton is lucky to have them (from time to time)

9:39 PM  
Anonymous kirkpatrick said...

Metallica was never anywhere near as good or original as Mastodon, even before they were such a complete joke. Musically I'd say they're more in the tradition of Iron Maiden, but obviously the vocal style is quite different.

10:08 AM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

My dungeonmaster(yes....I am that geeky) reared me on metal when I was a wee lad in junior high. He turned me on to the gospel of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Nuclear Assault and pretty much any other metal he could cram down my throat. I saw Anthrax 3 times before I got out of high school(class of '91). I like metal. I am rarely in the mood for metal nowadays, but when i am Mastadon hits the spot. I wish I couyld have seen this show.

It's quite metal, but does anyone remeber godheadsilo? They were heavy as fuck and rocked it with just bass and drums. I still wear their t-shirt.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kill 'em All through Master of Puppets will never be topped as far as metal goes.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

yeah godheadSilo is the greatest heavy band ever w/ no guitar. I was jamming Skyward in Triumph just yesterday. Mike Kunka is a fucken demon!

6:51 PM  

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