Thursday, December 21, 2006

We Shot J.R. Showcase @ Art Prostitute

One of the great things about the internet is that it has sped up the international news cycle to the point where there is almost no delay between an event taking place and the appreance of "news" coverage of said event. For example, the results of the recent election in Venezuela that kept Hugo Chavez in power were available on Drudgereport (I refuse to link to that sack of shit) before the election was officially over. In another noteworthy example, George Allen's Macaca speech was posted on Youtube the same day he gave the speech, effectively starting the downward spiral that caused him to lose his Senate seat and abandon all hopes of a presidential run. And now, a mere week after our concert at Art Prostitute occurred in downtown Dallas (of all the crazy far-away places!), we are able to post some pictures of the event here on the worldwide web, providing you with an almost instantaneous look at the events that are currently shaping your world AS THEY HAPPEN! Thank god for us.

But seriously folks, the Art Prostitute show last Friday was a lot of fun, and we just wanted to thank Krispee Ones, Chief Death Rage, Faux Fox, Great Tyrant and The Party for playing (everyone honestly played great sets), James from Metrognome for running the sound and bringing a bunch of equipment (it was a huge help), and everyone else who came out to the show for watching the bands and giving us money. We were surprised and happy to see so many people at the event, and we are also pleased to report that the show was a (relative) financial success for everyone involved. To me, this is a very crucial point and one that needs to be openly discussed more often. Of course, we were thrilled to have been able to put on a show featuring some of our favorite local bands in a great venue, but the fact that the bands, DJs, sound guy and venue all made decent money off the event is what is really crucial to me. The fact that Dallas can support a concert such as this is very encouraging, and I hope other bands and promoters who might be interested in putting on similar shows take notice. If people realize that they don't have to cater to the lowest common denominator of bad local bands and lame bars in order to actually make a profit off of a show, then who knows what kinds of things might start happening around here? Of course, I'm not saying that this was the first good show to achieve financial success in Dallas this year, I'm just trying to express my pleasure in being involved in the process and finding out that you can, in fact, make it work for everyone.

Two more shout outs:

1. Girls that tried to steal stuff or whatever in the bathroom: What the hell were you thinking? Not that it wasn't kinda cool to almost have a girl fight break out during the show, but what were you trying to steal, exactly? And why were you trying to steal it? Last time I checked, Pawn shops didn't buy or sell a lot of art magazines or contemporary paintings. But maybe I'm going to the wrong pawn shops.

2. People that left before The Great Tyrant's set: You really, really, really missed out. Despite what the band described to me as some problems with their equipment, they put on one of the loudest, most overwhelming and intense shows I've seen in Dallas all year, and I am now officially going to try to see them play live every chance I get. Everything they did blew me away, and I'm really expecting big things from these guys in the very near future.

Again, thanks to everyone that came to the show or played in it. And I seriously have no idea who those masked WSJR people were.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

girl fights. christina has got my back.

4:48 AM  
Blogger james said...

More photos here:

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like a pretty good time. how'd you manage the sound in that giant echoy box? every time i've seen a band there its been rather intolerable. as cool as the place is, its not been a proper fit for live music as far as i'm concerned.

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is the great tyrant too much for the hipsters?

1:41 PM  
Blogger Zine-O-Phonic said...

I really wanted to see the Great Tyrant, but I was sick that night. I went to see them at Doublewide to see them with Undoing. But great tyrant didn't play that night (had to cancel, I'm not sure why). Maybe the third time will work out.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous -|zs|- said...

Ryan - Feb 24, Great Tyrant + Zanzibar Snails, at OLD Art Prostitute building - that would be Secret HQ in Denton.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a serious question and I would like a serious answer. Exactly what is a hipster? What makes them hip? Is being "hip" actually bad or good?

2:52 PM  
Blogger Zine-O-Phonic said...

"Ryan - Feb 24, Great Tyrant + Zanzibar Snails, at OLD Art Prostitute building - that would be Secret HQ in Denton."

fuck...I already have tickets for midlake that night.

To the Hipster question, check out wikipedia's entry. The modern hipster entry is pretty funny.

"Some stereotypical accessories of the modern hipster include Vespa scooters, Buddy Holly-style glasses, beards, indie-rock band membership, viking helmets, Fixed gear Bicycles, Converse style shoes, Vice Magazine, and vintage clothing."

viking helmets? that's fucking great. when is someone going to bring back the cape?

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fucking love Viking Helmets.

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To answer your question, a "hipster" is a total badd ass my man......hip clothes, hair and shoes, what do you think about that?

9:33 AM  

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