Friday, April 13, 2007

The Weekender: 4/13-4/15

(Contributions from Defensive Listening as well)


Goth Valentine's Day with The Pointy Shoe Factory/The Night Game Cult/The Undoing Of David Wright/Minx Burlesque (SHQ Denton): Secret Headquarters may face capacity issues with this one. Here you have two(!) recently reunited bands playing on the most suitable day for both acts just short of a Halloween show. The Pointy Shoe Factory's legend has only grown since they disbanded with some of the area's prominent younger musicians citing them as an influence. In fact, since they'll be sharing the floor of SHQ with The Undoing, you will actually get to witness their influence live. Almost too much personality for one band, you have the wonderfully over-the-top lyrical drama of vocalist Daron Beck, Night Game Cult leader Kyle Cheatham on bass, and the best possible showcase for Tyler Walker's explosively good drumming. It's either a privilege to see these three together again or for the first time if you missed them a few years ago. Night Game Cult will also be performing and I've seen one solid show after another from him in the past six months. You could almost say "them" seeing as how much the audience tends to play a role in each performance. As excited as I was to see The Undoing Of David Wright at Rubber Gloves last week, I'm almost more excited to see them unleash their fury in front of a captive audience in the more intimate confines of SHQ. Sound problems also seem to be more manageable in that room. Minx Burlesque is a spirited take on that timeless Vaudevillian art-form with more talent and soul than you get with emaciated Suicide Girls knockoffs around the country.

David Karsten Daniels/Arbouretum/The Naptime Shake (The Cavern): Well there's not gonna be any dancin' at this show (or swimmin' for that matter), but we can take a night off from all that stuff if the music is as good as what you'll find at The Cavern tonight. The weary, hazy sounds of Thrill Jockey's excellent Arbouretum might actually be a perfectly chill way to start a weekend: founder Dave Heumann has played with the likes of Bonnie Prince Billy in the past, but the compelling atmospherics found on his band's debut album have a lot more to do with soft psyche folk and Built to Spill than Will Oldham's material. Wildcat suggested that they sound like a typical Drag City band, and I agree. And thats a compliment. DKD's latest release might remind some of you of bands like Pink Mountaintops, Wooden Wand and Six Organs of Admittance, and although much of the (ironic?) religious imagery of those bands is present throughout his material, Daniels' music leans a lot more trad folk than most of those guys. Very solid.


Fry Street Fair (Denton North Fairgrounds): So a lot of the bands at Fry Street Fair are probably going to be a major beating... Space Cadet, Mad Mexicans, the list goes on and on. And then there are a lot of bands that I've never even heard of before, many of whom will probably suck too. But whatever. Most people go to Fry Street Fair just to drink and goof off anyway, and there will be SOME good bands scattered throughout the day, including: Tame... Tame and Quiet, Current Leaves, Record Hop, Jetscreamer, Red Monroe and Knee Pad. And since its like 5 or 10 bucks to get in, it probably wouldn't hurt to check it out, as long as you can save your energy for the evening's festivities.

8th Continent Not Fry Street Show: This is one of the two Denton events that we are really looking forward to. Our first post on this show has all the details and links, but let me spit the line up out at you one more time: Abigail & Hansel, Hotel Hotel, Zanzibar Snails, Delphi, Oveo, Angry Businessmen, Nouns Group, Christian! Teenage Runaways, Chief Death Rage, Unconscious Collective and The Great Tyrant. Shit thats good. And to top it all off, its free, BYOB, and located at one of the most pleasant DIY venues in the area. If you're up in Denton on Saturday, I would say that stopping by is necessary, especially to check out the incredibly intense noise theatrics of The Great Tyrant at midnight. The first band goes on at 2pm, and as far as we know, they are playing in the order you see them here, every hour on the hour. Located at 731 Texas St. in Denton.

Ladies' Night @ 715 Panhandle with: Koji Kondo/Teenage Cool Kids/Get Serious/Angry Businessmen/Jumping Phoenix/Black Wizardz/Trifle Tower (8pm): Now that you know how great we think this place is, go for see for yourself but only if you want to have a fucking awesome time. This is a pretty straight-forward all out rock show with the punishing blast beats of San Antonio duo Get Serious, the skronky hardcore of Koji Kondo, 90's indie rock influenced Teenage Cool Kids, the screaming complexity of Trifle Tower, and brand new Alex Atchley project Black Wizardz. Angry Businessmen are working overtime by playing this show as well as making an appearance at the 8th and I don't really know anything about Jumping Phoenix, but I do know that this show will be a lot of fun. Come witness the increasingly rare phenomenon of an audience that gives a shit.

Lollipop Shop w/ Dj Tiger Bee and DJ Panda Flower (Avenue Arts)

Zoo (The Cavern): Shit. We haven't been able to stop by for an episode of Zoo in a while, but the always entertaining video DJs are really busting out with some great stuff as of late. Check the partial set list for Saturday night:

NEW & Classic MUSIC VIDEO by:BSS, Groove Armada, the Flaming Lips, Justice, Gus Gus, M.I.A.,theKINKS, Radiohead, the Knife, R.E.M., Faithless,LIARS, 2-Pac, Simian Mobile Disco, LCD Sound System & MORE...+ LIVE & RARE stuff from:Beck '97, Reo Speedwagon '81, Pulp '99, Squarepusher '03, Tom Waits '74 - '94, the PIXIES '93, Lynyrd Skynyrd '74, White Stripes '04, & KISS '74 - '77

If you're in Dallas, you'd be dumb not to stop by for a drink at least. Most of the newer electronica stuff they're showing here is fantastic, and acts like The Knife, Justice and Liars seem to take their video production serious enough to make the visuals a must see.

Elsewhere, We Shot J.R. will pay you good money if you take acid and go see The Charlie Daniels Band and Little Texas for free at Sundance Square. First band at 6pm!


Blood Brothers/Celebration/The Dead Science (Ridglea Theater): Gotta be honest: I'm not the biggest Blood Brothers guy. I understand what they're trying to do I suppose, and I'm sure they're great live, but theres something about them that just ventures too closely to screamo for me sometimes. Someone will probably want to hang me for that, but what can I do? I'll take the Locust if I have to make a choice. However, my so-so take on BB will not prevent me from going to the show to catch the excellent Celebration, who are probably one of the more overlooked post-punk influenced bands to have emerged over the past couple of years, reminding me of a more gentle Slits at times. Besides, its been like six months since I've been able to use the phrase "angular guitars."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you wsjr. vampire bunnies will bite your neck first.

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blood Brothers suck. Daughters all the way.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Curtis Heath is playing an acoustic set tonight
$5 bucks/Doors at 10pm

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Curtis Heath is playing an acoustic set tonight
$5 bucks/Doors at 10pm

3:50 PM  
Blogger R. Javelinn said...


3:53 PM  
Anonymous DIC said...

Count Dracula's Weed Smugglin Jam Engine is actually a very awesome band playing at rubber gloves tonight with the Dutch Treats aka John Freeman. They surprisingly (only surprised cause of the name) sound pretty similar to the best stuff out of the Fiery Furnaces.

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fat chicks taking their clothes off tonight? thank you no.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I'm gonna go to all 3 shows in Denton tomorrow and spend less than $20! What a fucking deal!

If you are complaining about tomorrow, you are probably no fun anyway.

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong myspace link to out page. Here's the correct one.
The LollipopShoppe
Thanks for mention.


4:23 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

we're going to try to go as late as possible with just the two bands tonight at rgrs, so come on over after the goth valentine's party at shq!



lots of fun!

5:13 PM  

Doors at 10:00, $5.00 Cover

Ramonalisas 1:00 - 1:30

Red Monroe 12:00 - 12:45

Happy Bullets 11:00- 11:45

Curtis Glenn Heath of The Theater Fire (solo set) 10:15 - 10:45

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

athfcmfft, mothafucka

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what order are things happening at shq tonight?

6:27 PM  
Blogger doorbells said...

The Dead Science is pretty worth seeing.

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHQ - BYOBucket

6:40 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

per tyler:

The order will be first to last:
Night Game
Pointy Shoe
Undoing of David Wright

meaning night game first to minx last, I'm assuming.

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, that is the correct order.

7:15 PM  
Blogger schmancy said...

dutch treats just cancelled due to weather, but CDWSJE is still coming up from austin and will be playing.

tonight at rubbergloves there is NO COVER so there's NO EXCUSE not to come out and drink after goth valentine's!

7:42 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

dutch treats are amazing. too bad he canceled. DAMN YOU JOHN FREEMAN!

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The show at SHQ was amazing.

1:00 AM  
Blogger DTC said...

thats when i reach for my revolver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2:47 AM  
Anonymous doejohn said...

thanks for the new link Gabriel I was wondering wtf is this?

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks the MB are "fat chicks" can suck a nut, because they are way hotter then any of those Paris Lindsay types the media worships.

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YEAH! Um....what are you talking about?

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 4PM

3:31 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

MB = Milton Bradly?

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but the girls in Minx Burlesque are drop dead fucking gorgeous. Especially the one with long black hair and short, Betty Pagish bangs. Va-va-voooom! I had the luxury of getting to look at her legs for 30 minutes.

Anonymous Pervo

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

show us your tits!

3:54 PM  
Anonymous tits are tits said...

Everyone knows that the "anonymous" praisers of Minx Burlesque are actually members. You're not fooling anyone. I'm pointing that out objectively, because I've never seen them and don't know if they're hot or not. But the fact remains that we all know it's you.

12:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I kind of think that Minx people probably do not check this. I don't know. I think they are awesome and I'm a girl!

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair To Midland, Muse and Placebo in Frisco today.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow... You actually mentioned Fair to Midland AND Frisco?

Should either of those really be involved in music?

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:10 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

"Fair To Midland, Muse and Placebo in Frisco today. "

ew. that made me shutter.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous TTXQ said...

Unfortunately, Celebration had to cancel tonight (Sunday) at Ridglea, due to a broken wrist. They have been replaced by Tame.. Tame And Quiet, with a little line-up switch.

The line-up is now:

TTXQ 8pm
The Dead Science 9pm
Blood Bros. 10pm-ish

Thanks for your time. Hope to see you there.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous m samantha m said...

what a great weekend of shows. exhausted happy at the end of it all. shq, rgrs, fry st. fair, 8th continent...

goth valentine's is something that has become one of dentons loveliest traditions - mrs. walker, what would we do without you?

saw the girl with the Bettie Page bangs at shq - anon perv is not wrong - she is totally hot.

on a side note, i seriously doubt any of those ladies have ever come to this site. it just doesn't seem their thing.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie Daniels Band and Little Texas were awesome- especially the way Charlie Daniels hair and face kept blending into each other and changing colors.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous TTXQ said...

Just kidding. Just found out Blood Bros. cancelled the whole show. Drat, foiled again.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Franklin said...

This show has been cancelled. All tickets will be refunded.

1:48 PM  
Blogger doorbells said...

Everyone go pick up a Sunday copy of the Dallas Morning News and read Points, Section P.

Fucking FINALLY.

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Dr.Q said...

I'm Dr.Q and I'm in Minx. For the record, the Minx girls DON'T read this. But I do tell them when some one says nice things about us. Thanks for your support, whoever you are.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

t...t&q opening for the blood brothers?


7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh. cancelled. drat.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Lars said...

Dr. Q's the hot one.

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

surely the frisco line was a joke. SURELY.


9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am the Anonymous Pervo!

Kyle :)

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What band are you in, tits are tits? Surely you're just trying to make the Minx folks look bad in order to make your band look better.


11:13 PM  
Anonymous tits are tits said...

Why would I want to make them look bad? They could be fantastic, I have no idea. And what makes you think I'm in a band? Are those are the only people that get on here? And what band on here would be benefited by the Minx's misfortune? Are you just typing for the exercise?

12:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

excercise makes my pussy hurt

2:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and exorcising, and sexercising

2:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No the Frisco line was not a joke.

Fair to Midland is a joke.

Music in Frisco is a joke.

Both of which are definitely not funny.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous T said...

Hippie Disentegrator!

10:47 AM  
Blogger Lars said...

Fck'n A. Hippies got gassed.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tits are tits is a joke.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 12:17 AM, tits are tits wrote:

Everyone knows that the "anonymous" praisers of Minx Burlesque are actually members. You're not fooling anyone. I'm pointing that out objectively, because I've never seen them and don't know if they're hot or not. But the fact remains that we all know it's you.

Why the fuck would you take the time to write this shit? Fuck you!

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And why do you call yourself "tits are tits"? I'm assuming it is a comment on Minx Burlesque? You know, your only post on here has been that shitty comment you made DIRACTLY TOWARDS Minx Burlesque. So what the fuck is your problem? Are you just trying to piss people off? You're doing a good job of that, so're the winner!

You're so good at trying to make others look bad while at the same time hiding behind a horrible pseudonym. If not, then please inform me. Do you hate women or something? Are you a very insecure woman? Can you please go away?

2:43 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

Man, I wanted to do Denton stuff on Saturday so bad, but I worked at a private Lee Ann Womack show instead. Good money, but good god, how many sappy country songs can you freakin' write?! Is Pointy Shoe Factory going to play again? I never got a chance to see them when they were around, and now I missed their reunion.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Directly. Are you happy now? :)

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're going to keep playing, Jonof death. Probably again in a month or so.

2:51 PM  
Blogger schmancy said...


yeah, right after I wrote that (and seriously, I really thought it was a joke...) I looked it up and good googly woogly, it was TRUE.

my heart kinda broke and cried a bit...but then again, I don't really care for muse outside of that first album being great for that year, and placebo's always irritated me (except when they covered 20th century boy in velvet goldmine). pooor saaaad frisco. blech!

7:45 PM  
Anonymous tits are tits :O said...

First of all, I would have called anyone out on that. Second, I have repeatedly said that I had nothing against Minx, and that they could be amazing. I called myself tits are tits because it's funny and because you smell like you don't shave your armpits.

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, tits, I don't shave my armpits because i'm a guy and it seems like that would hurt a lot.

I highly recommend your checking out Minx Burlesque because they're really good at what they do.

I don't think you should call people out like that though, because sometimes you might be wrong. And then it makes you look mean and stupid. And I don't think you're mean and stupid. AND i'm certain that you don't want to look like you're mean and stupid, right? I mean, how's it gonna' feel when you overhear some people talking, saying: Cool Person 1: "Man, that tits are tits is one hot motherfucker!" Cool Person 2:"Yeah....too bad she/he's so mean and stupid. Just a mean, stupid slutto with witch tits."

Kylo C

12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i loved that show--minx included. best time i have had in denton!!

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah...that was a great time. Thank you Heather Walker and Dr. Q for putting it all together!

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Vanity DeVile said...

Hello - this is an official Minx Girl (the one with the Bettie Page bangs) - I've just found out about this comment business and I just have to say, I think it's very amusing how political the comments are that we inspire. And I'm pretty sure this is the first time any of us except Dr. Q has posted a comment, just to clear that up. Have a nice day and if you're wondering how good we really are, Speakeasy Party!! May 19 - Secret Headquarters

Love, Vanity DeVile

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hotter than Texas asphalt.


9:34 PM  

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