Wednesday, April 04, 2007

It List: Wednesday 4/4/07

MC Router/Farah Holly/The Forbes and Young Trio (Rubber Gloves): Smart lineup with three dramatically different acts. MC Router is actually very good at what she does even if I'm way too much of a Luddite to always understand the techie terms and gamer references she's making. Farah Holly put on a dramatic and intense show at Avenue Arts last Saturday and I'm sure she'll deliver more of the same tonight. Her CD single made waiting in the 2:00 am Whataburger drive-thru afterwards more glammed out than usual. The Forbes and Young Trio features the hard working Mike Forbes and bassist Andrew Scott Young. I wasn't clear on whether or not Stefan Gonzalez (of Unconscious Collective/Akkolyte) is playing this show but that would only be a huge plus. I've seen Gonzalez and Forbes with various projects and they are probably two of the most gifted musicians that I've ever witnessed in North Texas. The samples of music I've heard from Andrew Young have all been really engaging, bubbling improv that's reminiscent of various late 60's ESP records releases. A show worth going to.


Tonight at Hailey's the people from Denton-based counter culture experts, Strawberry Fields, will be playing video clips of drunken (and worse) celebrity TV appearances. Sounds good. This will be from 10 PM to 12 am And Flashlight Party will be playing records from midnight to two.


Boogdish/Galuc Dadu/Oberlm (1919 Hemphill)

ADD:

TV On The Radio at The Granada is sold out.

69 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. I was really excited about the MC Router show. Then I saw that Farah is playing with her. Now I really don't want to go to the show. I don't want support talentless assholes like Farah. Booking Farah hurts the music scene. Period. Sorry MC Router.

5:11 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

nice try dude.

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not nice try dude, NICE TRY KYLE.

6:36 PM  
Blogger JS said...

Yeah anonymous don't be trying to form your own opinions and shit, this is Dallas after all.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Defensive Listening said...

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6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow it looks like the coolest thing to do tonight is play W.O.W

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRIVILEGED WHITE GIRLS UNITE!

7:21 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

oh no, I was saying "nice try" as in: how did you go from "I don't like Farah" to "booking her hurts the music scene."

8:03 PM  
Blogger R. Javelinn said...

Say what you will about Farah, but one thing she is not, is boring. The same can't be said for so many other far more talented local acts. She certainly lights up the airwaves.

I saw her at Avenue Arts and I can't say that it was wholly good or bad...just extreme bits of both in an uneven set. The Johnny Jewel-produced backing track was pretty great, but Farah's vocals couldn't really approach the aesthetic dimension that spacey, Moroder-esque synth disco requires. Her appearances are always thoroughly cringe-inducing, but this one was less of a trainwreck than I've witnessed in the past.

During the first song(which I think she unintentionally began to play again at the end of the set), she kept stopping the show to have the soundman adjust her levels.

However, once the sound situation was worked out and she began to warm up, the performance began to pick up. At one point, after having been distracted, I looked back to the stage to see that Farah was weeping visibly while she was repeating the word "run" over and over again. She looked very intense and had smeared her eye makeup across her face.

It was a singularly brilliant moment of raw emotion in an otherwise fair set. She seemed like a little lost girl, pitifully defiant in the faces of the cool kids who taunt and tease her...or somesuch.

Of course, she quickly ruined any momentum by posing, deer-in-the-headlights, for friends taking snapshots, and smiling and waving blankly and awkwardly at passers-by outside.

Anway, I doubt anyone's opinions of Farah really vary that much. But regarding that similar opinion, you can either take the "to-each-his-own" attitude and, at the very least, appreciate the fact she tries, or you can splatter cow blood on her head from the ceiling of the gymnasium.

If you want her to go away then just stop commenting on her at all.

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about "nice try dude", trying to push Farah in a blog where she's obviously been ostracized. Get the point and leave it be. Not many people are liking what she's doing.

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I figured out where the anon hostility comes from on this blog, we all have bad breath

its that simple.
stankmouf = anger

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell is Farah?

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i saw farah at arts ave.. and i have no problem saying she sang off key.. her beats are boring and old.. but this being said..

i'd hit it then quit it! DOOOOGGGSSS!

10:05 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Javelinn, that was an excellent description of the show, and I felt much the same way about it.

The sound was pretty bad and it seemed like a lot of errors were made, but I really enjoyed the music, and found Farah to be an interesting performer overall, even though it was just her with a microphone on a small stage. I have the luxury of not really knowing anything about her or her personal life, so all I have to go on is the music. The strange, uncomfortable quality of her recordings and performance is part of what I find so interesting, not to mention the fact that the Johnny Jewel stuff is really good. Its not for everyone, but I mostly like it.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Farah stole Kyle's act, kissed ass with it, and got signed. So shut the fuck up. And even if that was Kyle in the first post(which is wasn't), who the fuck are YOU, 6:36 PM?!

12:30 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

say what you will about farah, people talk about her. that's step one.

12:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not afraid to say I hate Farah. I hate Farah.

Kyle

12:58 AM  
Anonymous farah said...

kyle you know what you did behind my back. you know why I canceled that show.

1:22 AM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

Love you Kyle. I don't know Farah as a person, but I have seen her act and it is friggin' painful. MC Router rules. Kristen is starting to really build a fan base.

~Sissy

3:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saturday's going to be awesome! Long live The Undoing!

~Bubba

4:15 AM  
Blogger Router said...

well im mc router. and i played with her tonight.

her first couple of songs were dancey..and i was moving..

but then it kind of got to a low point ...which some peopel might dig but im a hypy person.. then at the last song some retard got onstage and she appeared angry, and instead of kicking him off like i would have... she just leaned against the wall and looked bored with what she was doing which kinda made us feel akward in the crowd.

and hey you shouldnt miss out on my show cause you didnt like someone else :( booooooooo you can make up for it saturday at the bar of soap though... even tho one of my best friends is in undoing and you should supporrt them more than you should me.


go undoing!

4:46 AM  
Blogger amandacobra said...

god, i'm stoked about seeing the undoing of david wright again. i missed those fuckers.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I've seen Gonzalez and Forbes with various projects and they are probably two of the most gifted musicians that I've ever witnessed in North Texas."

There's no probably about it. Those are the two most talented motherfuckers around. Recognize that shit!

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOTH VALENTINE'S DAY VII
the resurrection
w/

MINX
POINTY SHOE FACTORY
THE NIGHT GAME CULT
UNDOING OF DAVID WRIGHT

$4

@SHQ

you will die dancing.

5:41 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

Kyle, were going to tear ass on Saturday night. Remind me I owe you a shot.

Can't wait for Goth Valentines Day either.

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is Gonzalez and Forbes? I want to know who the most talented musicians in Texas are

If Farah is serious about her performances it sucks --but if she is trying to suck as to make people uncomfortable and play up the whole 15 minutes of fame thing then I think shes pretty awesome

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SANJAYA

6:38 PM  
Anonymous schmancy said...

638, GODBLESS YE!

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right MC Router. It won't happen again. I hope you had a great set. I really wanted to hear 8BIT 8ITCH. I think you should somehow sneak your way onto The Undoing's set and perform it. I bey they wouldn't mind(too much) :0 Be all cloak and dagger and shit!

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, Cloak & Dagger is a badical movie, so watch it. Dabney Coleman has never kicked so much ass.

-Jack Flack

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Boydy said...

I've seen Forbes/Young/Gonzalez several times. They play completely free, completely improvised jazz. I've also played with Forbes on many occasions. But it's striking to watch these three play together, because they play TOGETHER. They have extraordinary listening ability, and ideas are tossed back and forth so quickly that it's really rewarding to catch something special that you might have missed if you weren't paying attention. Their music is a gift for people who know how to really listen to music.

10:30 PM  
Blogger R. Javelinn said...

I'm glad that I have no idea how to really listen to music, though Bartles/James and Daniels/Jack/Beam are gifts to me.

2:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young would like you to all stop jumping on their bandwagon.

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Calling it like I'm reading it. said...

Damn, for being all "truth" and "don't eat meat" the David Wright/MC Router/Flapperwhatever clan sure are a bunch of immature shit-talkers. You get all kinds of defensive and protective of each other in the name of "art" and "open-mindedness" but have no qualms against talking shit on someone else who gets slammed for doing her thing.
I.E., you support Kyle's trainwreck/emotive performance but totally slander anyone else doing the same thing/leaving themselves open to ridicule, which you heartily dish out.
Bunch of hypocrites, and, like everyone else on here, anonymous or not, completely insecure in their pomp and arrogance.

12:37 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

Like I said I don't KNOW Farah as a person but I have seen her and I don't dig it. I can have my own view on these things just like you. The difference between what I saw Farah do and Kyle is, Kyle is actually being himself and putting his heart on his sleeve when he plays. Farah says random shit to a boom box and a mic and anyone can talk about how sexy they are or how they want to kill themselves. Also, Kyle writes damn good lyrics and stories for his music whereas, Farah, like I said, spouts off random shit and touches herself. I am not going to lie, I have sat through some dogshit sets before, but this was the first time I ever actually left the room because I would rather have sat on the herpies infested toilet, than wait till the set was over. I am all for self expression however one feels fit, and I respect her for having the nuts to get up there and do ..THAT but, I ALSO CALL IT LIKE I SEE IT and it is just plain awful. I have a three year old that could write better songs. Oh and I eat meat, and it is fucking delicious. Actually, I have never seen a local band that I would say I hated, so I don't know where your getting "..but totally slander anyone else doing the same thing/leaving themselves open to ridicule, which you heartily dish out." because this is the first and hopefully the last time I will ever not like someone to the extent of this. Ask anyone, I always apreciate people who are making music. So call me pomp or arrogant but, I call it just another view thrown in with the millions of others. Take it with a grain of salt, which obviously were both guilty of not doing. Bitch, moan, waa-waa and so on.

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people need lives. Seriously. Close the laptop already.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God, this blog has become a sophist forum. I like that this blog allows anonymous comments, but the arguments can be really tiresome. If you're looking for an "uh huh" vs. "uh uh" battle, pick up substitute teaching and at least make a few bucks.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sad/funny thing is, you're only argument is that Kyle's subject matter is "BETTER" than Farah's.
That is just stupid. Or illustrative of your age. What is it? 19?

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's YOUR. Not you're. :D

8:41 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

Yes, I am 20! Wow, it is so cool to know I have a stalker! I may be twenty darling but I am happily married, I have two kids, I own a home and two cars, and I have my cosmetology license. What did you have a twenty, and STD and three DUI's? Kiss my fucking ass, I own you. I will disembowel you with my seven inch stiletto and mail your insides to your mother in a cardboard box.

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you 8:29 PM. What is your problem? A 19 year old person's opinion is invalid because they're 19?! Are you fucking serious? That's ageism and it's wrong and you know it. We might as well just throw away everything that Arthur Rimbaud ever wrote. No, make that Mozart. Your comment is an insult to everyone on here who is 19 or younger, which I bet makes up a little bit more than half of us.

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:37 just insulted everyone on here with the last sentence in their statement, so there really isn't much more to say about you, is there?

As long as you are willing to admit that YOU TOO, 12:37 PM, are completely insecure in YOUR pomp and arrogance, then hey....it's all good. But until then, your opinion means shit.

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And 5:33 PM. This blog obviously isn't "tired" enough to get YOU on here, read this entire thread, and make a post. Same goes for you, 5:28 PM. Don't shit on something that you are a part of. It's like taking a shit all over yourself.

11:22 PM

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kyle here.

Look. I am really, really sorry for being such an asshole on here. I'll be the first to admit that I am jealous as hell of Farah for getting to be on Italians Do It Better(the same label as one of my favorite bands: CHROMATICS). And I apologize to you, Farah, for saying that I hate you. I don't hate you. I don't want to hate anyone anymore. We have personal differences that I would love to settle like human beings in private someday, okay?

I think we should all be very proud of Farah for what she has accomplished. You have a chance to really get your voice out there now that you've hooked up with Johnny Jewel and co. and I envy you for that. So here's to you, Farah!

So I hope that you can forgive me. And I hope that all of us can stop fighting so much on here. Fighting so much, period. I'm going to try to stop being such a violent reactor, okay? I think it is really great that We Shot J.R. is here for us. I want to embrace it before it's too late.

Goodnight, and may all our good dreams come true.

12:23 AM  
Anonymous Farah said...

hey Kyle I totally forgive you. It just really upset me to get phone calls from my producer that you think I have no talent. But yeah you know, I forgive you. This blog has changed me so much. I know how much I can be hated upon. I have my peace inside.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Kyle and farah should make babies. not war.

and larz' woman is ignorant to think having two kids by TWENTY is a sign of success.
and having parents help you buy material things IS NOT A SIGN OF SUCCESS
and owning garbage in DENTON, TX is NOT A SIGN OF SUCCESS.

get over yourself little girl. btw, 40% of people that married under the age of 20 eventually get divorced. reference: divorcemag.com

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Kyle and farah should make babies. not war.

and larz' woman is ignorant to think having two kids by TWENTY is a sign of success.
and having parents help you buy material things IS NOT A SIGN OF SUCCESS
and owning garbage in DENTON, TX is NOT A SIGN OF SUCCESS.

get over yourself little girl. btw, 40% of people that married under the age of 20 eventually get divorced. reference: divorcemag.com

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about the other 60%? actually good shit sir. thank you.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Router said...

whoever said i was talking shit is retarded. you should read what i wrote again and stop clumping me into labels i dont belong in.

i did NOT diss farah. i simply said that at the begining i was at teh front of the stage dancing ..but then it got to mellow for me , as im not a mellow person, and then some retard jumped onstage and ruined her last song.

so you fucking shut your mouth and learn how to read what im typing.


GO UNDOING! have fun tonight my little darlings.
if i wasnt playing my show id be coming to yours!

5:48 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

I planned my children and the house I OWN is not in Denton. It is in Plano and it is incredibly nice $130 grand to be exact. Our parents didn't help us at all actually. Not only that but since you know so much about me than you should already know that Lars and I are in it to win it and were never getting divorced. Kiss my ass.

5:57 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

If you are hot to talk shit, than you should post your name so we all know who you are. Or are you too scared and you just like talking shit behind peoples backs

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the fuck is wrong with you, 4:19 P.M.? Attacking someone's personal life on here? Are you fucking insane?! Fuck these shitheads who try to take such low blows Heather. They're not worth it. Really not worth it at all. I and many others are very proud of you and Larz for having 2 kids and making it WORK for once. More than I can say for my parents. Some people on here just have no heart whatsoever.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Foul mouth crank whores and the word "mother" go hand in hand!

8:18 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

Crank...Wow this person REALLY doesn't know me at all. I never leave my house unless it is a very special ocassion because I would rather give up my free time so that I can be a full time breastfeeding mom. If you even knew someone who knew someone who knew me than you would know this. www.lalecheleague.com You can be so jealous of me that you can make up yummi little stories about me doing crank in your head all you want but you are just shitting random shit out your ass now. And as for being a whore, I have only been with my husband, maybe that's why I can keep my man ladies. I curse like a sailor and If it offends you than you can get over it because at the end of the day it is just text on a screen.



Also I wanted to let everyone know that I am now going by floppers with crayons so whoever called me that on here, thanks. I am credited on tUoDW's CD as such. Hope you all enjoy it!

Hats off to Weshotjr. I love the poo out of this blog, there's nothing better and having an online argument with a bunch of douche bags who are too scared to fess up they're names. This shit gets me more excited everyday.

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats kind of a pathetic thing to get excited about

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, you Anonymous Dogshit: How DARE you? Why would you isolate Heather and say some of the most rude, damaging and frankly fucking UGLY things? You obviously DON'T KNOW this person, and your judgments, though well rehearsed, aren't even your OWN.
Learn to form your own opinions, and FUCK OFF with your TEXTBOOK INSULTS.

I hope you're wandering around your shitty one-bedroom apartment in east Dallas,alone and chain-smoking,with nothing to keep you company but your shit-eating mouth and horrible thoughts.

Happy Easter, Motherfucker.

Kara J. Howell

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all convictions, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yes, I am 20! Wow, it is so cool to know I have a stalker! I may be twenty darling but I am happily married, I have two kids, I own a home and two cars, and I have my cosmetology license. What did you have a twenty, and STD and three DUI's? Kiss my fucking ass, I own you. I will disembowel you with my seven inch stiletto and mail your insides to your mother in a cardboard box."

Spoken like a true suburbanite.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because of this blog and so many more like it, this will be the last time I visit this website. It is further proof that the stupidity of people is perpetuated by their number. I hope you all die from separate incidents that are the result of each individual brand of adolescent stupidity you convey.

8:48 PM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

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11:58 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

What can I say, I am the Roseanne of the neighborhood.

12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think ANY of us want someone on here who wants us all dead. So later days, 8:48 PM.

12:19 AM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

I don't want you ALL dead. ;)

12:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for 4:18 PM, being an integral part of a LOCAL show that brought out 200 kids IS A SIGN OF SUCCESS. Heather rules! I wish I was half as strong as she is. The woman has an iron will.

She's the kind of woman that is beating the shit out of the guys who tried to crash her party and kick your ass for no reason and all you can do is just sit there scared shitless and watch her save the fucking day. As far as i'm concerned, Heather Larsen is a big reason why I didn't spend my Christmas in the hospital or the fucking morgue. (true story)


-Bubba











Union makes strength.

12:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know 8:48, I heard you at first, and then you tell us that you want all our DEATHS. What is that all about?!

It's like being called a racist by Adolf Hitler or something.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My producer!!!!! haha

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her master.

2:35 AM  
Blogger wccrowley said...

it just keeps going. I used to live in Eugene, Oregon and I can see similar microcosmic feuding and negativity breeding out of boredom and spending too much time festering around the SAME PEOPLE for so many years.....And of course you, Farah, take this shit so seriously and get all wrapped up in it. It's hard to pull out, but move up to Portland/ NYC/ Seattle/ San Fransisco/ elsewhere and join the rest of the world. This shit will seem like a psychotic mental trap after six months, tops. There are more important things at hand going on right now at this moment. I'm here and this blog is famous in connection with the glass candy chromatics farah italo disco scene, which I've soaked up in an afternoon. I learned about the blog in a Johnny Jewel interview and its by far the most entertaining diversion I've been lead down in scoping this shit out, but seriously a big incestous fuck you to all of the Plano/Denton what the fuckever scene. Pump out a few artists smart enough to get out and meet up with living relevant environments in great thriving metropolisii. FArah, You've done good by connecting with the Glass Candy current now move the fuck out! It's an abusive relation ship you're in with this backwashed burg. Leave the weeds and come play in the flowers.

5:19 AM  
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6:08 AM  

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