Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Weekender 1/19/07-1/21/07

(The following descriptions were written by DL, so complain accordingly)

(SR- Massive problems with blogger and other personal factors have caused us to be late and short with the weekender today. However, there doesn't seem to be a whole hell of a lot going on this weekend, so you're cool dog.)


Lil' Wayne/Paul Wall/Trey Alizay (Fair Park Coliseum): You see that picture above? Its a picture of Lil' Wayne. Why is there a picture of Lil Wayne on this post? Well, aside from the fact that this appears to be one of the thinnest weekends we've seen here in a while, Pitchfork was right about Dedication 2, Lil Wayne's mixtape with DJ Drama. Its pretty damn good. Tickets are $35, so you can't go as an ironic hipster unless you have a very unironic job.

Mix Tapes And Baby Fights with: Fishboy /Laura Gibson /Bryce Richardson/Frank Hejl /Cooperation Corporation (Rubber Gloves): Frank's farewell performance of his beloved variety show. He'll be moving to New York soon. Laura Gibson and Fishboy are the musical acts this evening. Laura Gibson is acoustic singer-songwriter fare while Fishboy will be making his electric debut tonight.


Jeff Tweedy/Scott McCaughey (Granada Theater SOLD OUT):
The overly worshipped Jeff Tweedy sells out the Granada on Saturday, which just adds to the list of his sellouts. I saw him backstage killing the free vegetarian food at the Touch and Go fest. Surely, his finest performance.

Passport Exhibit Gallery New Balance Party feat. The Party (3112 Swiss Ave.): One of a few "Party" related happenings this weekend. The RSVP event at this boutique is to celebrate the premiere of limited-edition New Balance sneakers. Which are excellent for avoiding a narrow path, or so I've been told. Email to RSVP.

Art Prostitute - Pale Analogies: Opening reception is from 7-10 PM and features the work of Brendan Monroe, Evah Fan, Zachary Rossman, Brooks Salzwedel, Marci Washington and Paul Urich. Monroe and Fan will be in attendance.

Roxy Does Dallas: Roxy Cottontail /Select/Sober (Zubar)

Solid trio with Select, Sober and DJ Roxy Cottontail from New York. Roxy is a former big NYC promoter who started making music and will be playing Bmore club, Hip Hop, and 80's stuff. If you're lucky she'll play this track that samples one of the greatest dance numbers ever, "Mind Your Own Business" by the Delta 5. You can't really go wrong with that as your foundation.

Heartless Bastards/Pleasant Grove (Sons of Hermann Hall)

Fat Possum recording artists Heartless Bastards will share the stage with the seasoned Dallas group Pleasant Grove at Deep Ellum's last charming venue.


We'll let you know...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

rubber gloves should be great. laura gibson is really talented. icing on the cake is we can trade farah stories with josh.

5:16 PM  
Blogger mikeyrud said...

Saturday at Good Records for free:

3pm - Heartless Bastards

4pm - Dove Hunter

5pm - Baboon

Free Beer and BBQ

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Carlin said...

FREE show at at Club Dada tonight, Rolling Stones' "Dallas Hoot Night", 10pm, featuring Sean Kirkpatrick, Ryan's Band (members of Ashburne Glen, Blackheart Society & The Felons, as well as Zine-O-Phonic himself), and The Naptime Shake.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoever is writes these things is a hater for real.

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean Kirkpatrick was great at Dada tonight.

2:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, why hate so much?

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An excerpt from the Bill Simmons (The Sports Guy) column this week on

While it's about football, it's also about the current state of new media and instant opinions...and could just as easily be applied to indie rock...and this blog in particular:

As recently as 20 years ago, the concept of a sports radio station didn't even exist. Neither did the internet or DirecTV. Fantasy leagues and SportsCenter were just starting to round into shape, but it was still pretty early for both. You simply watched a game, discussed it with friends, devoured the ensuing newspaper coverage, argued about the game at work or school the following day, then you waited for the next one. Now sports has evolved into a 24/7 event, between the instant highlights and internet coverage, thousands and thousands of Web sites and blogs, an infinite number of fantasy leagues, a never-ending slew of sports radio shows, sportswriters screaming at one another on TV and everything else you can imagine. Every game and event is digested and processed almost instantly, and then it's rehashed and digested again, and then it's beaten into the ground, and within a few hours everyone feels obligated to come up with their own unique angle on things -- even if it's extreme, even if it's insane, even if it's blisteringly nasty or vicious, even if it's completely nonsensical or inane.

For instance, since last Sunday's games were played, dozens of columnists, bloggers and radio hosts wrote or vented about the same theme: "This sucks, I can't believe we have to watch another Pats-Colts playoff game!" And none of them provided any real insight on why such a matchup possibly sucked. Hey, who needs insight? It's much more fun just to complain. I'm tired of Manning, I'm tired of Belichick, I'm tired of Brady, I'm tired of the Pats ... Really, you're a football fan and you're not interested in seeing whether the Colts can upend their long-time nemesis and finally make a Super Bowl? That's not cutting it for you?

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

about mixtapes and babyfights:

if I wanted to witness a bunch of sad musicians crying into their beers while a bunch of stupid half-assed totally un-funny "comics" tell ancient pedaphile jokes that they think I haven't heard I'd just hang out on the wsjr comment thread all day.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny, i didn't think any of the music last night was particularly sad.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Cody @ SHQ said...

No show @ SHQ tonight:

Our apologies, but due to extreme roof leakage it just isn't gonna happen tonight.
Our floor is pretty much more buckets than floor right now.
We'll be on mop/bucket patrol for the evening & loading up the animals 2 x 2 (just in case).


4:18 PM  
Blogger FrequencyDown said...

Delicious anonymous insulting.

I have a good idea who made the comment, which makes it even more amusing to me.

Anyway, the turn out was GREAT. Thanks to everyone who made it out and packed the place!

Thanks for all the support, WSJR!

5:34 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

Damn, Rud .. you guys should promote yr shows more! Took us by surprise.

2:39 PM  
Blogger mikeyrud said...

Oh, sorry. Next time we'll give more notice.

3:50 PM  

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