Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Shows of Note

Over the past week or so, we've received word about a couple of upcoming shows in Denton that you might want to take note of. The first is the Secret Headquarters sponsored Our Band Could be Your Life, which takes place at Dan's Silverleaf on October 28th. In case you don't know much about it, Michael Azzerad's book of the same name is a fascinating and detailed document of 13 highly influential American underground bands of the 1980's that helped bridge the gap between post punk and 90's alternative rock. Its a movement that I usually refer to as "college rock" for lack of a better term, but I'm sure most of you know that none of the bands featured in the book really sound enough alike one another to be fairly referred to with any kind of blanket label. The idea for the show is quite interesting, even if I'm not typically a fan of covers. Basically, 13 local bands have agreed to take on the persona of one of the bands featured in the book, and each will play a short set of covers from each band in the order that they appear in the book. I have no idea if they'll be able to pull it off, or how good it will sound. But I like the book and I like the idea, and it just might be a decent evening of music. Here is the list of performers, taken from the show's press release:

Chapter 1: Black Flag by Drink To Victory
Chapter 2: The Minutemen by Deep Snapper
Chapter 3: Mission of Burma by Birth To Burial
Chapter 4: Minor Threat by This Ain't No Panic
Chapter 5: Husker Du by Raised By Tigers
Chapter 6: The Replacements by the Drams
Chapter 7: Sonic Youth by Fra Pandolf
Chapter 8: Butthole Surfers by Baptist Generals
Chapter 9: Big Black by Inaction Park
Chapter 10: Dinosaur Jr. by History at Our Disposal
Chapter 11: Fugazi by Record Hop
Chapter 12: Mudhoney by White Drugs
Chapter 13: Beat Happening by Denton County Revelators

We've obviously not big fans of every band playing this thing, but I do think I'd like to see what Fra Pandolf can do with Sonic Youth, Baptist Generals can do with the Butthole Surfers, White Drugs can do with Mudhoney and what Record Hop can do with Fugazi. I'd also like to see what ANYONE can do with Dinosaur Jr. Music will start at 8.

Elsewhere, a Halloween show at House of Tinnitus promises to be interesting and possibly downright scary. The DEAD ECHOES experiment will take place on Tuesday October 31st at 7pm, and will feature:

Venison Whirled
Ethereal Planes Indian
The Zanzibar Snails (three members of iDi Amin)
P.D. Wilder (member of Austin's Hotel Hotel)
OVEO (members of Denton's You Are the Universe)
S.D.S. (featuring an undisclosed "veteran" of the experimental music scene)

The show is FREE (donations encouraged) and BYOB with a possible keg ready for your consumption. Sounds like a great way to spend at least part of your Halloween.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Great Tyrant with Kayo Dot and Trifle Tower @ Rubber Gloves TONITE!

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Drams = The Replacements??? Come on.. wtf

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, The Drams are PLAYING the Replacements.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1253 - I know.. I was just saying.. Why them?? boo

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah, it's a good fit.

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drams or no Drams, that's a pretty kickass show.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone that would take/play a cover over original material is, in fact, a waste of sperm and egg.

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please... Lighten up.

Every band in the world playes freaking covers. Sonic Youth. Rolling Stones. Cat Power. It's actually part of the tradition and art form that is popular music.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




Plus, where else are you going to see naked midgets on acid eating out large fat mens' assholes?

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nothing is satisfying in my life, therefore everything you do sucks.

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drink to Victory playing as Black Flag will rule. Fact.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll all be lucky if Drink To Victory can somehow not make Black Flag sound like NOFX...

Actually we'll be lucky if Drink To Victory can somehow not make Black Flag sound like Drink To Victory.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOFX? that makes no sense.

11:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

figures, post is about one show and you a-holes hijack because you aren't original enough to promote your own show.

no wonder dallas sucks.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Chief Death Rage is from Denton, moron. You probably wouldn't know that because you don't even know what's good about denton

1:34 PM  
Anonymous idi*the*elder said...

The Zanzibar Snails will have our first CDr available at the show, original art by Snail Nevada Hill (he designed the iDi*amin CD & the Strategies of Beauty logo). It's a live document of our one and only previous live performance - which we obviously feel pretty strongly about -- with some choice edits of course.

I think we will be playing two shorter sets, one early and one late.

I might add that Venison Whirled (member of ST 37)and Ethereal Planes Indian (Iron Kite, Primordial Undermind) are both veteran experimental/drone acts from Austin who are currently on tour. If you think the Denton people doing this kind of thing aren't any good at it, or even if you do, come and see how it all stacks up.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, no wonder denton sucks.

happy now?

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11.34 - well, since specific members of the undoing are the ones starting a lot of annon shit on hur, no difference

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:10 and 1:43

Get a fucking clue.

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, no wonder i suck

happy now?

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drone. WHEW.

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ugly ugly

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a movement that I usually refer to as "college rock" for lack of a better term

hummmmm husker du minutemen black flag minor threat=collegiate??? i might say punk rock. wasn't rem more college rock ja? and like uh flock of seagulls. but kids we do not need labels no more do we? cheesy as that sounds it is so!

3:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but I'm sure most of you know that none of the bands featured in the book really sound enough alike one another to be fairly referred to with any kind of blanket label.

3:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmmm. excellent point, internet!

3:49 AM  

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