Thursday, November 30, 2006

The Weekender 12/1/06-12/3/06

Looks like a fairly thin weekend on the live music front.... boohoo. Anyway, check back with us today, tomorrow and Sunday for updates to the list. If we hear about anything good, we'll be sure to post about it before 6pm the day of.


You might want to start your weekend by heading over to Central Booking and downloading some party tracks from their En La Calle series. Everything they post is great, and their tastes are always about six months ahead of the coolest person you know.

Mates of State/ Asobi Seksu (Sons of Hermann Hall): Clearly the best rock show going on tonight. To me, the real draw of this show is Brooklyn's Asobi Seksu, who play a poppy and cohesive brand of spaced out shoegaze that can transition from sweet indie pop to melodic, out of control walls of guitar noise at the drop of a hat. Citrus, their latest record, has really grown on me in recent weeks, and I'm very interested to see if the band can pull off the energy and precision of their record in a live setting. And with another pretty good band on the bill, it might be worth your time to find out.

Pawn Gallery Grand Opening (2540 Elm Street, Deep Ellum, 7pm): This new and somewhat promising gallery in Deep Ellum will open its doors with a show called Interior Landscapes, featuring the work of photographers Wafaa Bilal and Christine Taylor. Both look fairly interesting and just a little creepy. Add free wine, beer, and food and you've got a pretty good start to a Friday evening.

Art Conspiracy (Longhorn Ballroom, 216 Corinth, Dallas): Apparently, over a hundred and fifty artists gathered somewhere in Dallas today to create one of a kind original works of art on 18x18 plywood squares, and will be sharing these works with the public tonight beginning at 7pm. Admission is ten bucks, and the art will be available for people to take in exchange for a $20 donation to La Reunion, an Oak Cliff based artist residency program. It costs ten bucks to get in, and the price of admission will include performances by Happy Bullets, Spitfire Tumbleweeds, Fishboy, Salim Nourallah and Peter Schmidt and his Gentlemen Scholars. And I believe the Longhorn Ballroom is the place where the Sex Pistols played during their one and only trip to Dallas, so it might be cool to check it out for that alone. All the proceeds will go to La Reunion.


Klever/Dj Nature (ZuBar): Nature's Zubar shows are always a good time, and you should know that by now. Don't know much about Klever, but I like what I've heard of his (mostly hip hop) stuff.

Improvised Silence (Firehouse Art Studio, 4147 Meadowbrook Dr., Ft. Worth): Improvised silence is a monthly experimental music showcase out in Ft. Worth, and this month's edition will feature performances by P.D. Wilder and Oveo, who are a wonderful band to experience live. Starts at 8pm, and donations are requested.

And/Or Gallery (4221 Bryan St. Dallas): Treewave's art gallery will be hosting a show curated by Vance Wingate and featuring the work of local artists C.J. Davis, Garland Fielder, Brian R. Jones, Jessica McCambly, and Noah Simblist. The reception goes from 6-10pm, and if its anything like the last one we attended, it will be a lot of fun. The few glimpses we've had at some of the art that will be on display make me think that the show could be pretty solid as well (Check the And/or website if you want to look), but we're really not sure what to expect from a lot of the artists. I'm pretty sure that free beer is involved.

Cartright/Red Monroe/George Neal (Rubber Gloves): Cartright's CD release party. Cartright puts on an amazing live show, and I would really recommend seeing them even if the rough folk pop on their Myspace page doesn't really strike you right away. I've seen them live a handful of times and have really enjoyed it. Red Monroe's live shows have been getting better over the past few months, and I would expect them to be in top form these days.

Kettle Art (2714 Elm St.) will be hosting a benefit show and reception for formerly local artist/graffiti writer Tony Bones from 7-10pm. Tony has apparently had a little trouble with the law recently, and the gallery is trying to help him out. His childlike art reminds me of something in between Joan Miro and Keith Haring, and I dig it. I'd like to see what this is all about.

Stella Rose/Low Line Caller/Tame...Tame and Quiet/ Rotary Downs (The Cavern): This is a bill of varying quality to be sure, but you can rest assured that Tame Tame's set will be as solid as always, and you might also be interested in checking out the blurry, sugary space rock of Low Line Caller.


Cannibal Corpse/Dying Fetus/Necrophagist/Unmerciful (Gypsy Tea Room)


Blogger creatorlars said...


4:52 PM  
Blogger DTC said...

i happen to like stella rose.

austin had it better this weekend.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

asobi sesku is great live. saw them at the cavern a few months ago. big, powerful. strobe lights.

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

really quiet around here....

11:21 AM  
Anonymous LeCrackHead said...


Acoustic free-for-all, including but not limited to :

Kody Jackson
Chris Welch
Chris Garver
Tex Winters
Scott Headstream
Will Kapinos
Nick Foreman


3:23 PM  
Anonymous LeCrackHead said...


3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The art thing was fun, except for the loooooooooooooooooooooong beer lines. Caught the Spitfire Tumbleweeds, which were nothing like I expected. Which is a good thing. 70's country but rock cool thing going on. Peter Schmidt was pretty dull, standard midtempo acoustic indie old person music. Left before Fishboy. Lots of BAD art, pleanty of really cool art too. Looked like a success. It was really nice to a lot of the scensters and hipsters all dressed in red shirts, working together. Let the cynical bullshit comments from people that were not there commence!!!

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, Sorta is lame, but no props for Bobby Patterson? Fo' shame...

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone hit up cartwright at rg's last night? if so, is his cd any good?

10:39 AM  
Anonymous jugg lover said...

this weekend, proved to me how bad the local music scene is. dont deny it. just embrace it.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and what exactly "proved" this to you? and how would you go about changing that?

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, 3:03... Don't feed the trolls.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonight (Sun) at Doublewide

Strange Fruit Project
Pikahsso from PPT
Steve Austin
Verbal Seed
And a bunch of others

6:21 PM  
Blogger kidko said...

Dallas Vs. Austin Laptop Deathmatch happened at Emo's new lounge on Saturday. The place is really nice-- i'd look for shows there next time you visit the capitol.

So yeah, Dallas won! everyone brought it. It was a hella great time.

While I was there I heard a buzz worthy secret from Mr. John Freeman that could very well be the key to saving our "scene". You should ask him about it.

Save the cheerleader, save the scene.

2:49 PM  
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