Thursday, April 26, 2007

It List: Thursday 4/26/07

Hot Chip/Tussle (Granada): Anyone who has seen Hot Chip live knows that they put on a great show. When they first get up on stage, you think its going to be a couple boring dorks standing in front of keyboards and stuff, but then they just kind of bust out of their shell and go to town. I've enjoyed the more straight forward dance oriented directions they've headed in ever since they hooked up with DFA's James Murphy, and the band's recent DJ Kicks selection (featuring Tom Ze, New Order, This Heat, Black Devil Disco Club and the underrated Joe Jackson, among others) cements their good taste credentials. Crafting creepy but humorous electro that also actually happens to be totally danceable is not an easy task, and these guys deliver. Of course, Tussle will do just as well or perhaps even better for anyone that happens to enjoy the odd trifecta of Dub, Krautrock and disco. I'll take King Tubby to win, Can to place and Donna Summer to show, please. And even if I can't win that bet, I'm still happy to report that the Tussle guys told me they've been doing minimal Kraut-influenced electro/percussion improv jams with Hot Chip the past few nights on the tour, and they're planning on trying it again this evening. That sounds worth it to me.

Lost Generation (Fallout): Not sure what Wanz and Ineka have planned for this evening, but should be a great after show spot for those that enjoy the Hot Chip or the Tussle. I hear great music every time I go to one of these.

80's with DJ G (Hailey's)

Zoo (The Cavern): One of the few things that makes Greenville Ave tolerable, and probably the most unpredictable playlist in town.


Blogger schmancy said...

stock market crash at rgrs tonight is worth checking out. not that this disclaimer should lessen the aural impact, but they're the most promising new thing out there from oklahoma (cept kunek). check it out!

5:22 PM  
Blogger Alex said...


7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

upstairs at the cavern - daniel folmer at 11pm,
brooks chambers 12am

7:46 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

minimal Kraut-influenced electro/percussion improv jams are rad.

8:39 PM  
Anonymous wanz said...

Tussle fucking ruled. somwhere between Liquid Liquid and Can. More than worth the drive to Denton tonight. How about that I name dropped 2 cool band names. I guess that makes me a name dropper........or a music fan.

go see Tussle.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous ineka said...

I love the Hot Chip DJ Kicks Mixes.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Eduardo Osorio said...

I soooooo love it too!

2:12 PM  

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