Wednesday, May 16, 2007

It List: Wednesday 5/16/07

Black Angels/Strange Boys (Dan's Silverleaf): This new Austin band called Strange Boys will be coming to town tonight to open for The Black Angels, this other Austin band.

Jello Biafra Spoken Word (Granada): There's no denying it: in my early teens, Jello Biafra was something of a hero to me. The Dead Kennedys were one of the first punk bands I ever listened to, and they quickly became one of my favorite groups after a friend let me borrow his Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death tape.... Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables followed soon after. Truth be told, I haven't listened to a DK album in years, and I really haven't listened to A LOT of Jello Biafra's solo spoken word material, but I have heard enough to know that a lot of it is funny, intelligent, confrontational, and very very left. I like it. The guy puts out Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn records for Christ's sake (two of the most important intellectuals in American history), so I guess I'll continue to side with him in his little dispute with East Bay Ray or whatever the fuck is going on with those guys these days. We were supposed to have this bad ass interview with him this week, but before we could get it together his, um, "publicist" wrote us an email stating that Jello had a sore throat and couldn't aggravate it or something. Cool dude. A simple "no" would have worked too. We won't hold it against him for too long, however, since it will be a rare treat to see him speak this evening. Sore throats aren't very punk rock though.
Sticky Buns Dance Party (Rubber Gloves): These are always fun, whether two or 50 people show up.


Anonymous Carlin said...

Ryan Thomas Becker, The Grass Fight, Angels for Dinner and Chirp! Chirp! at Club Dada at 9pm, 17+ show, $5.

3:48 PM  
Blogger aaron said...

East Bay Ray used an Echo-plex. I tend to side with him.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

uniformity blows

4:25 PM  
Anonymous zinephonic said...

I still have tickets left for jello's show. Contact me before 6pm if you want to go.

No catch, just free tickets.

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your mom blows.

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why the fuck with the sore throat bullshit. that's kind of douchey. i remember hangin with some gutter punks and this train hopping drunk asshole (they were pretty cool) but they were swapping stories about the times they'd kicked the shit out of jello at different times.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

baggins, get off the internet!!!

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yer mom does what?

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, those are hobo's yer talkin' about, puke!

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more so than other music genre's, punk does not age well. that's right.

6:06 PM  
Anonymous M-. said...

Howard Zinn has a record?

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about TOOL and deftones. you forgot all about them :/

at least sam m. didnt

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's a good thing you fucking heavy metal noise merchant cunt!!!

6:43 PM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

Just in. I wish I knew who was responsible for this.

Jandek in FT.Worth.
Rose Marine Theater
1440 North Main Street
July 12th

Can you say HOLY SHIT?
Namedrop that in your pipe and smoke it.




7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true Boyd Rice will be playing Dallas soon?

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you mean that about strange boys being a new austin band as in, new IN austin?

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow is right, wanz. JANDEK. that is gonna be special. no doubt. i really wanna thank you for bringing it to my attention...

henceforth, i declare a moratorium on wanz-bashing. obeyeth my decree...

8:41 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

OK come correct with the Boyd Rice info! Or was that a joke ... ?

But yeah Jandek w/ be way mad rad ...

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i heard those strange dudes are like, weird.

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biafra fucked his band mates out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. That is why he lost the court case and the subsequent appeals.

11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TOOL, duh.

12:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha. Wanz doesn't actually know what "name drop" means.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"OK come correct with the Boyd Rice info! Or was that a joke ... ?"

Luftwaffe (Death in June and Boyd Rice collaborators) are playing Dada this weekend. Don't think Boyd himself will be in attendance.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever says punk doesn't age well is an absolute idiot. Listening to The Minutemen as we speak and I wish to God bands these days could play half as good or be half as original. I think i'll listen to More Songs About Buildings and Food next. What's that? You've never heard of it? Figures.

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

luftwaffe? how about gestapo? bush administration? maybe S.S. or even C.I.A.!!!!!!!!

11:12 AM  

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