Friday, February 02, 2007

The Weekender 2/2/07-2/4/07

(Contributions from SR and DL on this one.)


The Vietniks (Secret Headquarters): The Vietniks consist of three Texas filmmakers who play music along with projected images that they produce themselves. The music sounds like dirty minimal blues slop from the sixties, a decade they obviously draw heavily from. (SR- I would say that bands like Vietnam and Pink Mountaintops are good contemporary reference points based on what I've heard, which of course means Velvet Undergound by default. Doesn't everything?)

Kettle Art: Dallas Video Fest Classics: The Kettle Art Gallery in Deep Ellum has partnered with the Dallas Video Festival to present some of the best selections from the DVF archives. And it actually looks awesome. Here's the 80's-centric lineup:

From 1987:

MTV "Art Breaks"

"Buzzbox" with Pee Wee Herman

From 1988:

Selections from the Dallas Show where Dallas artists interpret the assassination of JFK, including:

Blessing by Rev. Bob

’63 by James Chefchis

The Single Gun Theory by The Church of the Subgenius

Taste the Legend with Jackie Matrix by Mark Ridlin

Selection from Dallas at the Crossroads (with Walter Cronkite)

Selection from "Dick Talk" by X

"Free Society: The Way Things Go" by Paul Garrin

From 1989:

Selections from The Texas Show, including:

Rev. Bob heals the Videotape by Farley Scott

Susanville: The Epic – Part I by Susan Magilow and Susan Teegardin

Exoskeleton by Dave Hynds

and Selections from DEVO: A Retrospective


The Angelus/The Frenz/The Great Tyrant (Double Wide): Epic show. The Frenz is Wanz Dover with some "friends" helping him out, including members of Ghostcar, Jack With One Eye, and Paul Baker of the late Sub Oslo, who will be providing projected images for your visual stimulation. The Angelus continues the cinematic atmospherics but does it through their music as opposed to having a visual aid. The Great Tyrant blew everyone away at our Art Prostitute show back in December by not only overcoming the notorious sound problems in that room but also coming close to blowing the audience through the front windows with sheer force. They also recorded a song for a Magma tribute, which is one of the coolest things a local band has ever done.

Sparklehorse/Jesse Sykes And The Sweet Hereafter (Gypsy Tea Room): Mark Linkous' greatest musical achievement might his production on Daniel Johnston's Fear Yourself. The fact that this man is even alive is also quite an accomplishment. So go see a real survivor at Gypsy Tea Room, which for better or worse, is not quite the survivor that Linkous is.

Eat Avery's Bones/Nouns Group (Secret Headquarters): Eat Avery's Bones will look especially bizarre in whatever costumes they're wearing under the eerie blue glow of the SHQ space. I have never seen this band play with anything except unabashed and contagious enthusiasm, and a lot of sour rock stars should take a page from their book. Nouns Group doesn't have a Myspace profile.

The Paper Chase/Dove Hunter/Tre Orsi (Rubber Gloves): Tre Orsi is the Texas supergroup that has members of South San Gabriel, Okkervil River, and Little Grizzly. I've heard that the band is a good rough-edged live experience and pretty much steers clear of any sad-bastard country rock posturing. The Paper Chase end their trio of Texas shows with this one and will be back on the road later this month to play a rare (for any band) Alaska stop with Cursive before starting another ultra-ambitious tour in March. Dove Hunter has members of 54 40" or Fight band Mandarin, but they are a lot more country than calculus.


The Frenz/Night Game Cult/Chief Death Rage (Rubber Gloves): The Frenz stay busy with their second show in the same weekend and are spoiled with another solid lineup. Chief Death Rage will make sure that nobody is left standing and I'm convinced that Night Game Cult rule more than ever after their triumphant performance at SHQ, no matter what the fucking Observer says.


Blogger ch9099 said...

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4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bahahahahhahaa. nouns group doesnt have a myspace profile. awesome.

4:19 PM  
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4:24 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

this woyaokaung is pretty aggressive. Thats his second post in like two minutes. Check out his user friendly browser everyone!

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

spell/grammar check!

4:28 PM  
Blogger nerver said...

I think you meant Mark Linkous. ;)

4:29 PM  
Anonymous thomas said...

i actually cant wait to see daniel johnston. ravi shankar is playing austin in april.

4:29 PM  
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4:32 PM  
Blogger fuzzbuzz said...

Neglected! The Lollipop Shoppe has been throwing shows and booking local bands for about three years now, it's been hard work in a hard town and we're having an anniversary party for anyone who's interested. $6 BYOB at Avenue Arts Venue (825 Exposition Ave) FEB. 3rd
At 8PM we're having a rad sale of local arts, gifts etc. Visit our page if you're interested in more

4:33 PM  
Blogger Defensive Listening said...

Sorry, Fuzz Buzz. And thank you, Merritt Martin.

Wow, I never thought I'd say that.

4:36 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Nelson voice: ha ha.

4:38 PM  
Blogger fuzzbuzz said...

No prob, just don't want anyone missing out on cupcakes and free cd's dude.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm there after the Frenz play!

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rev. Bob!

4:51 PM  
Anonymous thomas said...

the kettle art thing looks good for tonight. thank for writing and informing us of this shit btw.

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one less idiot. Awesome!!!

4:59 PM  
Anonymous johnamousanonymous said...

save me a cupcake

4:59 PM  
Blogger skulkie the spy said...

i took that picture of kyle!!! yay!!!!

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I have never seen this band not play"

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NightGame looks much improved. And that's all that counts.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dove Hunter will kick your ass live.

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

myspace musicmyspace music

4:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Observer makes Dallas look REALLY FUCKING SOULESS. Luckily, We Shot JR doesn't. Thanks We Shot JR!

5:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but Jesse Hughey is a cocksucker. He gives reporters a bad name, and gives The Observer(very suitable name, by the way) an even worse name than it already has.

5:47 AM  
Blogger c e re b oso said...

Anyone who is not at RGRS for the pAper chAse tonight is a FOOL.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... - you fucking dolts.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

paper chase's singer sounds like todd lewis sometimes

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PWND!! "nouns group doesn't have a myspace so we can't link them" haha. you suck!

10:38 AM  
Blogger c e re b oso said...

John Congleton sounds nothing like Todd Lewis.

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congleton occasionally sounds like Todd Lewis. Sorry.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to make a Nouns Group tribute page.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rock is dead.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you guys kidding? Nouns Group, who are easily the most interesting/original band playing this weekend, get no acknowledgment because they don't have a myspace?

5:47 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

Nouns Group has j. britt robisheaux on bass, whom released a song on a Silkworm tribute album. The song is "Pearly Gates." I really hope that weshotjr didn't skip over checking out Nouns Group. They really are one of the most interesting and better bands in the area. A lot better than several bands that get mentioned on here and elsewhere over and over.

6:16 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

Oh yeah, and I forgot to say that Chris Mosley from Early Lines is in NG as well. But really...who cares anyway?

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They really are one of the most interesting and better bands in the area. A lot better than several bands that get mentioned on here and elsewhere over and over."


6:28 PM  
Anonymous meggie said...

nouns group are one of the best local bands ever. EVER.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous meggie said...

nouns group are one of the best local bands ever. EVER.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tunes on Nouns Group's site sound like David Yow fronting Shellac with Morgan Fichter sitting in. I dig.

8:00 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

Or like Yow fronting the Jesus Lizard ... with kind of a playful trainwreck/circus thing. Plus the violin! dig.

8:58 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

dig squared i mean.

In unrelated news, I perfected the dirty martini on Friday night in Hurst.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kerm is a fag

12:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

alan is queerbait

12:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for deepdicking call: Shane English

12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Denton noise scene is a big ass titty. Furthermore, Frapandorf sucks too. And they all pray to the gods of dingleberries and Lars Larsen.

You are the Pooneverse
Notes Fromunda Cheese
Cheap Date Rape
Fra Handjob
Slimy Around the Asshole
Meat Slavery's Moans


-A Dub

12:57 AM  
Anonymous shq said...

This was easily one of the best shows we've had up here.

1:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kyle kills goths? Cool in my book!

5:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Dub is the most pretentious name ever. Have you ever made love to a woman?

5:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love meat. and slaves. and moaning.

sounds pretty sweet.

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wanz played very well.

2:07 PM  
Anonymous M-. said...

First time I ever saw pAper chAse and was blown away. Most amazed by what I thought were two different guitar tracks on the latest album actually being played live on one guitar. And that hollow metal tube that Sean played was cool.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Frenz were fantastic!

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Tyrant, Frenz, Angelus...what a great night of music!

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got my Lollipop cherry popped last night. What a great party! I had no idea we had anything like this going on in Dallas. Good show at Double Wide last night also.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That party was off the hook!

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well done, wanz. best set yet.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You finally did it Mr.Dover. After all of these years you finally pulled the rabbit out of your hat. Can't wait to see The Frenz again. Congrats.

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to Lollipop Shoppe for existing in Dallas this long the cds you gave out are amazing!!!!!!

10:21 AM  
Anonymous johnh said...

Total hell of a night! I haven't recovered yet eeegggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, when is the next one?

10:29 AM  
Blogger skulkie the spy said...

the frenz were totally awesome! night game had a great set. i really enjoyed the show!

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice to see positive comments for a change on here

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you and Fuck Wanz Dover Presents The Frenz. The dude is 45 years old, he damn well finally be in a good band.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go have some cocoa and sit in the sunshine you surly bitch

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought he was 47.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Wanz said...

I'm 62 you young whippersnappers....hehehehehehehehehehehehehe.

11:59 AM  
Blogger fuzzbuzz said...

Hey thanks for coming out to our party, it was too much fun! Here are the Lek Bros photos, we'll be back in April!

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the Lek Brothers page. With few exceptions (like Fuzzbuzz), most of the crowd they cover is pure fucking slime.

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's great. Wanz is in on the joke. He plays along. It doesn't bother him. It doesn't bother him. It doesn't bother him.

2:24 PM  
Anonymous strategiesofbooty said...

12:57 a-dub for post of the week.

2:26 PM  
Blogger fuzzbuzz said...

Aw, but they are such nice fellows!

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That ain't adub, ya fucks.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah adub plays with shiny around the edges sometimes so its gotta be an adub imposter

3:26 PM  
Anonymous meggie said...

the frenz + night game + CDR = really fun show for a sunday night.

what an enjoyable weekend.

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Isoakyouallwithmyjuices said...

Was it good for you too?

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was wonderful as always. I want to bear Kyle Night's children!

8:01 PM  
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