Wednesday, October 11, 2006

It List: Wednesday 10/11/06

Man Man/ The Thermals (Hailey's-Denton): In case you didn't catch it when we wrote about their performance at The Cavern this summer, Man Man puts on one of the best live shows you'll see anywhere. They completely rocked the living shit out of a Dallas venue that is hardly known for conveying the true power of many of the bands that take its stage, and it was really a site to be seen. When you consider the fact that they had a DALLAS crowd jumping around and moving their asses, I bet you can imagine the kind of atmosphere that you'll find at Hailey's tonight when the rowdy Denton set gets their hands on them. The Thermals quickly became a favorite of mine a few years ago upon the release of their debut album More Parts Per Million. And while I have to say that neither one of their follow up records have come close to reaching the bottled excitement and pure pop aggression of their debut, I would be willing to bet the farm that they put on a hell of a show. There isn't a better bratty, sloppy pop punk band out there. Highly recommended. And here is a Man Man video. The quality isn't great but you get the idea:

The Black Angels/Strange Boys/ Blackheart Society (Tea Room): Despite what some of the more clueless anon comment makers might think of the Black Angels and their Stonesesque $200 performance fee, I think they ARE one of the better bands in Texas right now, and I could give two shits if you heard about the Silver Apples before they did. The fact of the matter is that for all the talk about them being a 60's revival act, a lot of what they do doesn't sound like the 60's at all. I think psychedelic music, in the most broad sense of the term, can mean a lot of things to a lot of people, and for the Black Angels, I think it means a post-punk informed dark collage of layered noise and invasive textures. Their music is minimal yet swirling and atmospheric, and I think when they're on, they're one of the best in the Lone Star state. If you don't like what they do, thats fine. But if you don't get what they're about, you should probably think a bit harder. You might also want to check this show out just to see what the Strange Boys have been up to recently. They've played some new material the past couple of times I've seen them, but I'm guessing they'll be focused on new stuff quite a bit more tonight. I'm curious to see whether they are ready to take their music to the next level.

And of course, if you do hit up the Man Man show tonight, DJ Nature's Party at Rubber Gloves might be the perfect night cap after what should be a fun, loud and out of control show.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can give me shit all you want for this but it's really poor form to leave a band off a bill you're listing when you KNOW they're playing. That's SO Sam Machovech of you. Seriously. This blog just gets worse and more closed minded by the day. Calling your readers clueless anons because they don't agree with you and the list goes on. I can officially stop reading this narrow minded tripe and find something else on the net that doesn't reek of bulls fecal matter.

4:43 PM  
Blogger DTC said...

his blog, he promotes who he wants.

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

his narrow minded blog he promotes who he narrowly mindedly wants

4:48 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

you know, I actually DID forget that they were playing, and I'll surely add them to the list.

And if you go back and read the post again, you'll see that I was referring to "some" of the comment makers, and mostly just ONE of them.

And if that makes you mad, do what you gotta do.

4:50 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

DTC brings up a good point. You're not allowed to make rules on my blog! Go start your own, Mr. Open Mind.

And besides, every time I or anyone else on here says ANYTHING about that band, they take it WAAAY to personally. Quite frankly, I'm done talking about them.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Not The Way We Look
It's Not Our Stance Our Style Our Hair
Forget Those Stupid Barriers
Take Down That Flag You Wear
Just People Living On
With Different Hearts And Different Minds
If We Live In The Same World
Why Can't We Stand In The Same Line

If We Can Walk Together
Why Can't We Rock Together

No I Dont Care
If Your Into Different Bands
No Cause For Such Hatred
I'm Just A Different Man
Pull Off The Cover I Will Too
And Learn TO Understand
With Music Deep Inside
We'll Make World Our Unity Plan

If We Can Walk Together
Why Can't We Rock Together

A Label Is A Label
Definition, Nothing More
And Because Of Labels We Have Placed
We Live In Constant War
Destory All That Tradition
And Live Before You Die
Lets Rock Together From Now On
And Never Be Denied

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah, memories of better times.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rumination #1: When you say that everyone that doesn't get the Black Angels should listen to them again, should we assume you give all bands you rail on multiple chances? Because something tells me that might not always be true.

rumination #2: Did the Black Angels use their $200 show fee to get WSJR to bend over for them? I haven't seen such aggravated defense of a mediocre band in a long, long while.

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD i hate song lyrics as defense. especially ones about "conformity" and "hey don't judge me man, i'm just a punk/hippy"

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wtf? who is playing that isn't listed? i don't get it.

5:13 PM  
Blogger nerver said...

well, Cory Lidle won't be playing for the Yankees if the headlines are true. very sad.

as far as the show tonight, anon 2:43 is talking about Blackheart Society.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

black fart society

5:19 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

311: Post of the day!

5:20 PM  
Blogger nerver said...

anon 3:19: ew.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyone come to this so they can hear "the Truth" what an a hole...what the hell stone is this band paying you to defend them. They really are not as good as you make them out to be. Calm down brother.

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all you did was interview them. Sorry they suck, get over it.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 3:11 you're an idiot. And so is Rump Ranger. Those 7SECONDS lyrics are the most intresting thing posted on this blog in while.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous justin said...

SR @ 3:20

The night is young, sir.


I had a big scolding in mind for those calling people with different opinions clueless, but I've decided against it. For the following reasons:

1. You may have some informative articles and reliable it lists, but these confrontations are the reason I (and probably most people) keep coming back.

2. I'm the last person who should tell you how to run your blog.

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rump Ranger" HA!
No this is the post of the day!

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you don't get what they do think a little harder"

This isn't like miles davis or mozart. Please help us get it Stoneranger. The Black angels one chord confuses me.

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've like where you usually come from, but sometimes your taste mite be different than other peoples. No reason to take defense to it. Chin up big guy. Heres a cookie

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the hack fangles are playing in garland tonight!

5:59 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Again, I was responding to the people that said truly stupid shit about the band, not the people that simply said they didn't like them or had something intelligent to say on the matter. Do you honestly think I am bothered by people that disagree with me on here? if so, I would have stopped doing this long ago.

My comment was directed towards a couple of people (at most) out of dozens of anon comment makers and thousands of daily readers that don't comment at all. I would hardly consider that an indictment of my readers in general.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not only is the music from the blackheart society embarassingly pathetic......the singer is fucking stooooopid, borderline retarded.....I had the privelidge of being enlightened by this clueless bonehead one night and I seriously felt like I was the butt of a practical use the words of the late great Len Sella, "How long do I have to listen to this shit?".....

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stoner you must be smoking something beyond weed. "Post of the day!"
THAT?! Oh wait- anything that validates your little tunnel vision gets a little gold star. I get it. My bad!Resume listening to Kylie Minogue and telling everyone who doesn't get "it" or "The truth" how much they are stupid and uncool.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh and nice touch mentioning the thousand readers you have. So humble.We were taking score so that information matters.

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first 3:11 to post was spot on. The second poster was a moron

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RUMP RANGER!!!!!!!!!!!
Hilarity! Please let this name stick forevermore.

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this blog isn't about "the Truth" anymore. I'm leaving....Fuck the Black angels.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Zak said...

I'm a fan of the Black Angels, just can't make the show tonight so that sucks since I haven't seen them yet.

Same deal for Man Man...

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so what he has to bash everything on here like you in order to be truthful? isnt he telling the truth by expressing his favor for the black angels?

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so what he has to bash everything on here like you in order to be truthful? isnt he telling the truth by expressing his favor for the black angels?

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would like to make a rule.. cliff notes!

12:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God, great phucking show tonight by the black angels. the overly negative and critical anons can bitch all they want, but everyone in that place was feeling it tonight.

i thought the strange boys were fairly uninspired this time around, but still solid. im not sure they're worth "best band in dallas" status, but they are interesting. i loved the new songs.

only caught 2 black heart society songs and they were decent.

1:04 AM  
Blogger tex winters said...

if "rump ranger" is clever then I'm Dane Cook!

2:59 AM  
Blogger tex winters said...

btw, Man Man was everything I'd hoped for.

2:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing that bugs me about Blackheart is that same bass dude in Ashburne Glen. YOU ARE NOT IN THE UK. BUY A REAL BASS. PLAY LIKE YOU GOT A SET SKINNY PANTS!!!!!!

10:05 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

yeah, the Black Angels completely nailed it last night. I'm convinced that the Tea Room is the best place to see a show in Dallas, and the Angels sounded great in there. I liked the new stuff they played, and the older stuff sounded better than ever.

Live, the band is a hit and miss proposition. I've seen them put on great shows, and I've also seen them play rather uninspired and sloppy. Last night was maybe the best I've seen from them. The crowd was huge, especially for a Wednesday, and it seemed like 75% of the audience was super into it. A lot of fun.

10:38 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

how was Man Man?

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thousands of daily readers

Sorry, that's me hitting refresh to get new exciting and hilarious punk/hippy song lyrics comments! MY BAD

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I just clicked on the black HeartSociety link. That's funny.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and thats me refreshing the page to see if maybe the "TRUTH" is somehow gonna pop off the screen at me

don't flatter yourself "thousands of daily readers"
you have maybe a few bands reading your shit hoping you'll say something about them but for who knows what reason?

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i didn't go see the black angels


11:57 AM  
Blogger Zine-O-Phonic said...

I tried giving the Strange Boys a chance last night, but I just hated that guys voice. Musically it was nothing new or spectacular.

Black Angels were great live.

I can't agree that gypsy tea room is the best venue in Deep Ellum. I like the layout of Doublewide much better, and Dada has better sound than the tea room.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I AGREE his voice is bad and not in a bob dylan kind of way.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ryan you are an idiot.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter and the Wolf
Spitfire Tumbleweeds
Sarah Reddington

Tonight at Rubber Gloves

12:50 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Ryan, I like Doublewide's layout and sound quite a bit for the most part, and its one of my favorite venues in Dallas. As far as Dada goes, I really can't stand the layout of the bar or the fact that its in the heart of Deep Ellum, but the sound there seems to be pretty decent based on the relatively small number of shows I've seen there.

I just think the Tea Room has the biggest and clearest sound in Dallas. Of course, its hard to say how the quality of the bands on stage might affect my experience there, since the Tea Room tends to host well funded and more seasoned performers than the other two venues, but I've just rarely if ever been disappointed in the sound there. Throw in the fact that the staff behind the bar and at the door are generally nicer and more helpful than just about anywhere else in town (considering the size of the average crowd, I hardly ever have to wait more than a minute or two for a drink in the Tea Room), and I say the Tea Room is about as good as it gets locally.

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOOOO. what's up?

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nada. chillin. you?

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Red Blood Club has the clearest sound of any venue in Dallas.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about the green angels???
hey, you got a point there, man. just let you're hair grow and nobody'll ever know.
pippie's or hunky's???
alright: enough!! leave = alone!!
PLAY LIKE U GOT A SET? is that akin to bringing a pair???????
you can't handle the truth!?!
please keep all future pop culture references accurate. thank you.

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I HATE HATE HATE! The bar at Club Dada you have to wait half an hour for a drink ridiculous, but I wish the Cavern had a decent sound system/ sound guy about the only bands I've seen there that sounds decent is Man Man and Single Frame.

1:57 PM  
Blogger pimplomat said...

"how was Man Man?'

They were great as usual. They had a much better crowd interaction when they last played in Dallas.

1:58 PM  
Blogger tex winters said...

yeah, the crowd last night was a little distant. I was blown away at points during their set.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to go ahead and say it... The Strange Boys aren't that good. Sorry.

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:07 - who do you like then? Who is good?

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is so hard to grasp about the concept that every individual is going to have different tastes? This is a GOOD thing. Just because you don't like a band that everyone is hyping doesn't make you "clueless" or stupid. Just because you like a band that everyone loves doesn't mean you don't have your own taste. Every band should expect to have people hate them and like them. Whats important is to find out on your own if you like them or not.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man man was great! good to see a band have fun. thermals were very decent.

4:49 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I love how all you people can say the meanest shit that you can possibly think of about anyone you want on here and then when I call a couple people "clueless," you're all up in arms.

Maybe I should stop being such a huge jerk and be more understanding like you guys!

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we say black angels are full of it and you get all up in arms.

5:05 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I'm really sick of fighting with the drummer from Blackheart Society.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry this is not he.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD I MISSED THE TRUTH LAST NIGHT! Please someone tell me what that truth was so I can be in the know and therefore cool.

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when do you graduate Rump Ranger?

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 3:54-

you're here taunting someone on their own blog that they've used to become increasingly more well known and talked about and that just adds to the site's popularity. So by coming here and making some remark like that, you're just giving these people more power. Seems like the joke is on you.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous LB said...

I like the Strange Boys' vocals; I think it's the thing that throws it off a bit and makes them more interesting than the glut of other Yardbirds-influenced garage bands. dat's ma troof.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I didn't know I could make standard run-of-the-mill garage rock interesting simply by singing in the register of a small eunuch child.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I've heard it, and it does.

Very Truly,
Your Fact Checkin' Cuz

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love it when my opinions are considered revelations. makes me feel like jesus.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

p.s. today's revelation:

the haters hate b/c they are old and fat and poor and the SB's are young and thin and rich. it's like a refrigerator magnet my mom had in the 80s.

or they just may not like them, which i can appreciate.

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

p.p.s. pavement ist rad

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, no one will read this.. but black heart society BLOWS.... it's like you took the most obvious songs by hipster bands and added shitty lyrics.

if you're singing about drugs or love or something like that... why not leave a LITTLE BIT to the imagination? i felt like i was reading a 5th graders journal
"we're gonna feel high, like the sky"

uhhh... yeah, dude. but maybe you should lay the fuck off the pipe and realize that saying the words "high" "space ship" and "galaxy" do not make you a psychedelic band.

oh, and i know who the jesus and mary chain are and you're not close. it's like you took all the crappy lyrics that you heard during your days at Sam Goodey at the galeria (yeah, i know... and now everyone else does).

"we'll get so high
we'll kiss the sky
and then we'll have a good cry
cause your my baaaaaayyyy-beeeee
i'm so spaaaaacey"

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what sucks about the Tea Room? $4 bottle beers and no draft. What, you can't afford to tap a couple of kegs???

NERDER: You had no fucking idea who Cory Lidle was until yesterday so don't act like you did. Besides h wasnt coming back to the Empire anyway; That $8 million dollar No. 5 starter slot slot only goes to mediocre suck-asses after the overpriced 40 yr olds bomb.

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

uhhh... yeah, dude. but maybe you should lay the fuck off the pipe and realize that saying the words "high" "space ship" and "galaxy" do not make you a psychedelic band.

post of the day!
stoned ranger.

11:34 PM  

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