Tuesday, November 21, 2006

It List: Tuesday 11/21/06

Since this is a Holiday week, we plan on doing the rest of the week's concert listings tomorrow so that everyone who only has internet access at work can see them before they go off to do whatever it is they do for Thanksgiving. Check back with us throughout the rest of the week if you want because we'll do some updates here and there if we hear about anything cool going on around town.


Peter and the Wolf will be doing an in store performance at Good Records at 6pm. To be honest, I've only heard a handful of Peter and the Wolf's songs, but I've liked enough of what I've heard to think that the guy might be worth checking out, especially considering that the show is free. I would describe the songs I've heard as a kind of junkyard folk that seems to take inspiration from Tom Waits, Daniel Johnston, and the Squirrel Nut Zippers, as well as some of the same uneasy and exotic strangeness that I've heard most recently in Beirut, who is one of the most surprisingly likeable artists to emerge this year in "indie" town. And as a side note: I find it funny that SNZ were commonly dismissed as part of the Cherry Poppin' Dipshits swing trend that went in and out of style in the mid 90's, yet their influence fingerprints have been pooping up on a lot of the "hip" blog buzz indie bands for the past few years. The Decemberists and Arcade Fire both come to mind, even if the SNZ influence has as much or more to do with performance style than music. Peter and the Wolf will also be playing at Club Dada tonight with some singer songwriter types that I don't really care for.

Elsewhere, Wanz will be doing the Lost Generation DJ Night at the Cavern, which has been reduced from a once a week event to a once or twice a month event. Wanz tells us that he has been struggling to maintain a crowd on Tuesdays, and I guess I'm not really surprised considering the obscurity of the music he plays and the day of the week he plays it. I just hope that more people go out and have some drinks with him this week because I think its really great that we have access to a rock DJ night where you're more likely to hear Suicide than Sufjan Stevens.

Finally, SHQ will be doing a screening of Who Killed the Electric Car? tonight at 8pm. The film documents the design, release, and subsequent disappearance of the GM EV1, a fully electric car that was put on the market in 1996. The car produced zero emissions, required no gas, and was apparently quite cheap to maintain. Almost without explanation or notice by anyone, however, the car was taken off the market and no fully electric car has been mass marketed by a major automobile manufacturer since (at least to my knowledge). GM maintained that its disappearance was due to a lack of interest, but the filmmakers seem to think that more sinister economic and political factors were at work in the car's demise. Sounds like a very interesting documentary. You can read more about it here.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Carlin said...

Peter and the Wolf will be at Dada tonight as well, for a full set. Also, on the bill are Dana Falconberry (who he's worked with), mrandmrsmays (also from Austin) & Douglas Woodlane. Only $4 & we're offering $2.50 wells & $2 Lone Stars. 17+ welcome!

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*insert random stupid anonymous comment about how much peter and the wolf blows, and how possibly gay they are, along with a pointless anti-wanz rant + a half-joke about why electric cars were stupid to begin with.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous George W. Bush said...

Preemption -- you've learned well, my pretty.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heh heh "pooping up" heh heh heh

6:35 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Ha... I'm leaving it like that too!

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah dude, squirrel nut zippers are way underappreciated. i mean, dude, they were revolutionary! what with you know banjos and horns and whatnot.

4:08 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

yeah, what I was saying was more of a "ha ha, you're favorite band rips off Squirrel Nut Zippers."

8:40 AM  
Anonymous MUDI said...

I feel Wanz's pain on this one, that is Neils way of saying he's getting ready to "CAN" you like he did everyone else. I know, trust me on this.

Well I say Wanz come over to our club man and take Thursday nights now.. It was Sam's last week, we will miss him but hey! Fresh start your way your mu-sak!!!

Just a thought if you are reading this.

Take care

Happy Turd-day

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanz is reading this and would be interested in knowing which club that open thursday is at. Contact him.

3:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mudi is Cameron, from Blackheart Society. He's DJing at Fallout on Fridays.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy with the mustache?

HAHAHAHAHA

10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy with the mustache?

HAHAHAHAHA

10:21 PM  
Anonymous MUDI said...

mustache? don't think so..

and no I am not with braindead society.

2:24 PM  

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