Wednesday, March 14, 2007

It List: Wednesday 3/14/07

Thanks a lot all you shithead bands and SXSW people. For the rest of this week, doing these lists is going to be a fucking marathon, so excuse us if our writing on each show isn't the most detailed (and sometimes not there at all). Plus, we've got what is probably the biggest Mavs game of the season tonight, so needless to say, we're going to be busy. Here's the early list:

Hella/Dirty Projectors/Who's Your Favorite Son God? (Rubber Gloves): Absolutely stellar line up at Rubber Gloves tonight, as in a can't miss. I first heard the strange and distrurbing experiments of Dirty Projectors a couple of years ago, and although they didn't completely move me that first time, the band has become more and more of a force since then, creating some very unsettling moments on a pretty regular basis by combining quiet acoustic passages with highly effective vocals and all kinds of fuzzy sound experiments. You should really check out the song "Two Young Sheeps" if you can find it. Its like if the Minutemen were a drugged out lounge band that somehow involved James Chance. I know that probably doesn't make sense, and it certainly doesn't describe much of the rest of their music, but thats all I got. And what can I say about Hella? I expect a packed house and an ass kicking performance tonight.

Aqueduct/Beach House/Dios (The Cavern): Should be a great place to catch the excellent Beach House, since a small venue is probably where the band's music is most at home. I'm not sure if this show will be able to match the stunning atmosphere of their performance at New Amsterdam earlier this year, but I bet the performance will be just as good.

The Mary Timony Band/Georgie James/Nouns Group (Ridglea Theater-Ft. Worth): I know next to nothing about Mary Timony's recent solo career, but I was a big fan of Helium, like I'm sure many of you were, and I would want to go see this show purely out of respect for that somewhat forgotten 90's Matador band. And I still haven't accomplished my goal of seeing Nouns Group live, but the few tracks I've heard from them are very good, and I'm looking forward to hearing more.

Chris Garver/Praise the Twilight Sparrow (SHQ Denton): SHQ continues their excellent week of shows with the psychedelic folk influenced Praise the Twilight Sparrow, a great match for the soft, hazy work of Chris Garver. Should be a subdued but powerful show.

Fun/The Cheat/Koji Kondo/The Extraordinaries (1919 Hemphill): I've heard a lot of good things about Fun, and the Cheat sounds quite good as well. If you're anywhere near Ft. Worth early this evening, I would suggest making an effort to go see this, especially with Koji Kondo rounding out the bill.

Andrew Bird/Cold War Kids/Elvis Perkins in Dearland/Tokyo Police Club/Delta Spirits (Gypsy Tea Room): I honestly can't stand Cold War Kids, and I can really take or leave Tokyo Police Club, but I do like a lot of what Andrew Bird does.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The SHQ show is Thursday not Wednesday

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonight at J&J's Pizza, Denton
7 pm

Marked Men
Times New Viking
Birthday Suits
Cheap Time
Wax Museums


2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cold War Kids are good live. I didn't think too much of them until I saw a show of theirs.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Carlin said...

Prayer for Animals, Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, Dust Congress, Low Red Land at Club Dada at 9pm.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous shq said...

Yes, Thanks for the plug, but Garver and the Sparrow gang are Thursday!

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Times New Viking at J$J's Matador representin in da DFWd

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

paybacks, IOTA, and the lash outs at double-wide. $5. doors at 10.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

marked men at j&js? gotta tell the hubby it sounds like pizza and beer for dinner!!

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fucking hate it when they always try to pack 8 fucking bands into a weeknight show.


8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love mary tmony! im stuck in denton for the evening...

8:08 PM  
Blogger Franklin said...

I know...details, but the RJD2, Busdriver, Happy Chichester show is at Haileys in Denton tonight.

9:18 PM  
Blogger doorbells said...

don't sweat it, boys.

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Choke Nowitzki

9:25 AM  
Blogger tystamp said...

hella sucked balls! what the FUCK!? happened to one of the most badass bands i've ever seen? that singer blew donkey dick syrup all over the audience. what the fuck is hella thinking?
and dirty projectors was 'ok'
i'm more interested if those two girls in the band have a side project. drop the dudes.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

agreed...Hella fucking ruined every thing good there was about them!(besides Hills drumming, witch was muffled out by the added korky bass/guitar and GOD AWEFUL vocals)
Hella officialy sucks ass now!!!

10:56 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

sorry about the errors on the list. Didn't have time to get to a computer and fix them yesterday.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous chris said...

The Mavs game was 10 times more entertaining than Andrew Bird.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

frankly, it's that idiotic sports mentality that keeps the local scene down. and laura miller, of course. oh, and the bands. and texas. and shq. and faggitos. and common sense. and french fries. and pop rocks. and mechanical failures. and jerry jones. and cover bands. and mayonnaise. and iran. and, not me, psych!

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone see Cold War Kids? Beach House? Any actual reviews of the shows?

11:36 AM  

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