Tuesday, March 20, 2007

It List: Wednesday 3/21/07




Tex Winters/New Science Projects/Dust Congress (Secret Headquarters): Various members of the highly esteemed WSJR crew have been less than floored by New Science Projects' live shows, but the recorded material we've heard is far above average folk influenced indie pop that incorporates many of the more fashionable influences of the past few years without being obvious or annoying about it. In fact, songs like "Bedtime" pack a sometimes explosive emotional punch that remains more than tolerable thanks to NSP's willingness to experiment. Anyway, their CD release show is tonight at SHQ, a place that shouldn't have any problem paying its rent this month. And by the way, for those on the local rock news beat: NSP and Tex Winters are gearing up for a small midwest/west coast tour that begins this week in El Paso.


Calla/The Angelus (Hailey's): Geez, I'm not sure what the hell I really think of Calla. Every time I hear them, I think "hey, this isn't bad," and then, once I turn it off, I don't think about them again until I accidentally hear them somewhere else. You know what, fuck that. They aren't that good. I do like The Angelus though, and I'm sure Calla is at least a solid live band.


Cosmic Catnip/DJ DR. Cuddles (Rubber Gloves) : I think it might be just one member of Cosmic Catnip playing this free dance party tonight. Those guys have taste to burn so I'm sure it'll still be good.

38 Comments:

Anonymous shq said...

Regarding the rent payment...Hell, I think we've lost more money in the last two weeks than ever. Those SXSW bands played to nobody. And I refuse to let a touring band not make any gas money, so it comes out of our pockets. And since we don't have beer sales, and because we only charge $3, I literally mean our pockets. Like my jeans. And because there have been more than two acts on the bill lately, a lot of times SHQ doesn't even take our pitiful little cut just to keep the artists sane and happy. Totally worth it. I just want to look back when we close in june 2008 and feel like we hooked some peeps up. Of course, the paypal link is still on the myspace, nudge nudge.

3:56 PM  
Anonymous shq said...

Hope that didn't sound whiny or bitchy. I know it's hard to get out during the week.
I was "just sayin'"

The moment that people think we don't love them and depend on their support to bring quality earlyish cheap byob shows to the neighborhood is the moment the experiment fails.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shq fucking rules.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why not sell food or somethin?

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

meh, calla sucks

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's the SXSW wrapup? Huh? Huh?

No pressure, just interested to find out what all you saw.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shq is awesome.

calla is as boring as sitting in traffic on 183.

the angelus is as awful as watching my mom have sex w/ my brother.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your mom is really hot though.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOUSE OF TINNITUS Ruled This past weekend!!! every night was so fucking good!!!!their shows are unbeatable!!!!

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm glad someone called calla out...they are horrid.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't say they're horrid.. just boring as fuck.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:51, we heard you the first two times. You like House of Tinnitus.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

h.o.t. is the best art/music whatever place in ddfw

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, okay. Thanks. You bet. You like that place. Because you like that kind of vibe and music. What's your favorite cheeseburger?

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

h.o.t. is the best place place

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything going on in Dallas?

6:33 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

unfortunately we couldn't find anything for tonight.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous schmacny said...

half price menu at meridian is about the only thing in dallas! bon apetite!

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NSP's live show is absolutely fantastic.
The show tonight was just amazing.
You should've been there.

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't like Calla you should check out the band that Calla was spawned from. They're called The Factory Press and they were making amazing music before you were way into Weezer you eletist, friendless shithead.

1:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many of you are virgins? I really want to know. Rape doesn't count by the way.

1:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is sam always kissing up to hogpig? i mean the new cd really isnt that great and all.

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone's always bringing up sam. well, since you did: the answer is hogpig let sam be the center of their circle jerk one time. now he is forever in their debt.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you keep talking shit about hogpig and you might get dealt with.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOGPIG fucking rules.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i never really like anything sam covers anyways. i mean c'mon radiant? ppt? hourly radio? is this guy still in high school?

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Curse throws all extravagant lead guitar parts into the ditch so that the band’s one-two rhythm guitar combo can let loose with WICKED, INTRICATE NEAR-SYMPHONIES. You really have to zoom out and examine the album’s entire scope to understand Hogpig’s serious dedication to its rock craft"

“The time is right / for blood tonight,” lead singer Ian Johnson grunts over syncopated three-riff blasts before a beeping bit of affected guitar floats over the whole mess. That song melts right into “Kill the Wolf,” a violent, campy-movie tale of survival that zags in all erratic, head-bobbing directions, which eventually explodes into “Hammer for One and Two Guitars,” a death-metal shout-stomp that caps off the 11-minute hard-rock MASTERPIECE"

"North Texas has its next great CULT CLASSIC. The Curse is loose."

i think 11:50 is right.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:50 is right. i know because sam told me hogpig's semen looked, smelled, and tasted like bacon grease.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Zine-O-Phonic said...

Calla is pretty good live. Their records are usually just ok, with a few gems here and there. Their old albums have a lot of slow boring songs.

This new album has a few more uptempo tracks, where I think they shine, but they still have a few slow boring tracks.

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You fucking idiots. HOGPIG rules, and that's the end of it.

Thanks.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hogpig sucks

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

even if hogpig rules that review is freaking homo

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm sorry i posted such a gross comment about a certain person. that wasn't true and i am a loser with too much time on my hands.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hogpig does indeed rock, but again it's another display of why Sam should not write reviews. He kisses ass. He doesn't critically examine anything.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never seen Hogpig because they always play with shitty, shitty bands.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sam totally gave Black Tie Dynasty a bad review in the Observer

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's because Black Tie Dynasty sucks it. Duh.

2:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

someone's always bringing up sam. well, since you did: the answer is hogpig let sam be the center of their circle jerk one time. now he is forever in their debt.
11:50 AM"

This is only half true. Not "forever" in debt. And it was hardly a circle.

"Anonymous said...

11:50 is right. i know because sam told me hogpig's semen looked, smelled, and tasted like bacon grease.
3:21 PM"

This is pretty true. There are also subtle notes of caramel and oak. Try some.

10:08 PM  

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