Thursday, March 22, 2007

It List: Thursday 3/22/07

(SR Edit: Almost forgot about Lost Generation at Fallout tonight. I've had the pleasure of catching a few of Wanz' sets over the past couple of weeks, and it seems to me that he's been putting together some of the best dance sets in Dallas... a pretty well kept secret apparently, judging by the fact that the crowd on both nights I attended could best be described as a music dork sausage fest. Anyway, we heard lots of old school house, german experimental, new indie/electro whatever you want to call it, and basically just a lot of really good party shit. Could help make Dallas fun again on Thursday nights if the party people start paying attention. Heres what he has for tonight:

"Wattstax was a festival at the Los Angeles Coliseum on August 20, 1972 organized by Memphis's Stax Records to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Watts riots. Wattstax was seen by some as "the Afro-American answer to Woodstock". In order to encourage as many members of the black community in LA to attend the event at Memorial Coliseum, tickets were sold for only $1.00 each. There have been several CDs with the recordings from this festival and also a documentary film. The Reverend Jesse Jackson gave the invocation, which included his "I Am - Somebody" poem, which was recited in a call and response with the assembled stadium crowd. There was a film directed by Mel Stuart which was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Documentary Film in 1974.

The Staple Singers
Richard Pryor
Rufus Thomas
Kim Weston
Johnnie Taylor
The Bar-Kays
Isaac Hayes
Albert King

I am also droping trax from Battles, Kate Wax, Ellen Allien and Apparat, Mochipet, Joker, Dinosaur JR., Loilta Storm, yet another new Venetian Snares, The Field, new Alan Vega(this shit is reeeelallly good), The Whip, The Presets, Black Devil Disco Club, Datarock, Gui Boratto, Dan Deacon, The White Mice, Holy Fuck, El-P, new M.I.A., unreleased Slowdive, Chris Clark, new Adult, tracks from the Monks tribute album and much much much more.

Peelander-Z/Swedish Teens/Potential Johns (Rubber Gloves): Peelander-Z are one of those groups where everyone goes on about their live show but they seem somewhat more interested in marketing as many pieces of silly merchandise as possible as opposed to spending very much time on their music. If that doesn't bother you I'm sure they put on a really good show with some fun trashy punk songs. After Monotonix and Punk Bunny earlier this week, I'm somewhat traumatized by crazy live shows. Peelander-Z is definitely more enjoyable than local openers Swedish Teens and Potential Johns. Swedish Teens in particular never even give you a chance to get past their schtick.

80's Night With DJ G (Hailey's)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't Alan Vega do an album with Alex Chilton called "Cubist... something or other?

4:44 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

yessir... I've actually never heard it, but I'd like to.

4:59 PM  
Anonymous wanz said...

yummy. I have to hear that.

His new record is mega fucking dirty. Sounds like a more proper update on the Suicide sound. Much better than the last Suicide album from a few years back.

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

peelander-z puts on the same show every time they come through town. its a pretty entertaining show, but come on...

6:28 PM  
Blogger aaron said...

The Alan Vega/Alex Chilton album is called "Cubist Blues"
Maybe I don't get it, but it is really boring and sounds half-assed. And the production is slick early-90's sheen. Gated reverb.
Maybe there's a back story. Alex only plays guitar, I think I remember.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

noting can beat the original suicide album though...

10:41 AM  
Blogger Robo-Pirate said...

The Sword is playing at the Doublewide tonight. That's pretty cool, right? Or are they not cool?

10:59 AM  
Anonymous mc said...

That last Suicide SUCKED ASS. They sucked live as well around that time. Most of what Rev/Vega have done since the 80s that I have heard has in fact, also sucked ass. When the root of your sound is primitive analog, it's hard to pull off going cold & digital. See recent Whitehouse for more examples.

11:41 AM  
Blogger amandacobra said...

i saw suicide play in atlanta about 5 years ago. it was awful. seriously, it was bad. i like to keep suicide in this little make believe box where they made the first album then stopped. they're better that way.

12:02 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

you don't like the second one?

1:05 PM  
Blogger amandacobra said...

i do kind of like the second but it seems like gateway drug to all the awful stuff that they've done ever since.

in some ways it's rad that they still play since i can't imagine chromeo still playing live in 2037. that being said, i can't express how bad they were live.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, 10:41 AM, I beg to differ. The second Suicide album which came out a few years after their debut is, IMHO, their best album. Their second best is a live album from their reuinion in 1986 called GHOST RIDERS. People don't ever bring up that Suicide was AMAZING live. 3rd place goes to their first album. And yes, that album they did in the 90's with Ric Ocasek sucks silverfish from George W. Bush's wrinkly, grey penis.

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what the fuck is so cool about cobra's? They are poisonous lizards that can do nothing but kill you by entrancing you(if you're a complete moron) with their exotic looks.

2:26 PM  
Anonymous johngross said...

in neal pollacks new book- alternadad- he compares Peelander Z to children's group the Wiggles... which is kind of amazing.

4:06 PM  

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