Friday, May 04, 2007

Weekender 5/4/07-5/6/07


And/Or Gallery-JODI and Arcangel Constantini Exhibit and Tree Wave performance: Going from 6-9pm (with Tree Wave performance at 8), this multi media exhibit sounds quite interesting to me, and from what I can gather, its a pretty big deal that some of this stuff is coming to Dallas this evening. Top it off with free beer and a Tree Wave show on one of the best (and creepiest) corners in all of Dallas (you know, behind that tan Ministry of Love building with no windows), and you've got yourself a nice way to start the evening. The stuff at And/Or is always at least a step or two above most of the other crap that you'll encounter at most Dallas art galleries.

The Old Haunts/Chief Death Rage/Christian! Teenage Runaways/Lady Malice (Rubber Gloves): Diverse line up of loudness at Rubber Gloves tonight... Unfortunately, the speakers on the computer I'm using right now don't seem to be working, and I haven't had a chance to listen to The Old Haunts... so they could be bad ass or major douche for all I know. Maybe someone who knows what they're talking about can tell us a bit more in the comments... the press release thing I read talked about "garage" and "surf rock," which can be good (Black Lips) or bad (The Hives). Anyway, I know the rest of this line up well enough, and you can probably expect a nice record selection from Lady Malice as well, with everything from Aphex Twin to Soul Sonic Force seemingly fair game in her sets with Wanz.

Absinthe Lounge: DJ Battle with Dj S.O.I./Wanz Dover/Dj Schwa/Quick Chris/Tyrone and More: Don't have a lot of the details on this event, but Schwa and Wanz are always dependable for good sets, and even if you're like me (weary about going to Absinthe Lounge), this might be a good night to take a chance.

Lady Sovereign/Evil Nine/Jeremy Word (2505 Pacific Ave. Dallas): One look at Lady Sovereign's Myspace page will probably tell you all you need to know about the way she's been marketed to death here in the U.S. over the past year. It was surprising to see her top TRL a few months ago, but when you consider the force behind her U.S. push, it really shouldn't surprise you at all, come to think of it. I've seen her live three times to be exact, and I've seen one great performance, one so-so, and one where she walked off the stage after five minutes because the sound system sucked. Doubt that will happen here, at the old Club 7 spot, and I'm guessing this thing will be just about worth the $15 cover. Local DJ Jeremy Word has been landing some big gigs as of late, and his blend of glossy house sets probably falls very close to the line that hipster house heads will draw between acceptable and too polished. However, those slight distinctions don't really end up making too much of a difference when things are going your way at a show like this, so I'm gonna say you might enjoy Jeremy's set if you're in the mood for that sort of thing. Most of the fashionable Detroit techno and Chicago acid influences were present in the mixes I've heard from him, but they're just pushed back a bit further than Pitchfork approved tracks might place them. Listen for yourself.

Eat Avery's Bones/Pixel Panda/Koji Kondo (Secret Headquarters): What do I need to say about this show? Probably nothing. Judging by the length of EAB and KK sets, I would say the whole thing will take probably an hour at the most, but if you're up in Denton on Saturday, there is no better way to start the night. And with the amount that people seem to drink at SHQ, I'm guessing a lot of nights will end there too.

Album Leaf/ Lymbyc System/Mom (Hailey's): Hmm... I can't say that you'll be rocking your ass off at this show, but no one who would ever consider going to it would give a shit. I've never seen Jimmy LaValle's Album Leaf live before, but I've heard enough to know that all the proper post rock references could be used to describe his sound fairly well... repetition, ambient noise, jazz, kraut, lots of texture, etc. And just because I'm kind of being a jack ass about this description doesn't mean I don't like it. I do. I'm just tired right now. Lymbyc System is another post rock influenced electro/folk group that I'm interested in checking out, and you know we're Mom fans anyway. Translation: every band on this bill should be well worth seeing at Haileys. Its just that you know exactly what to expect from the touring acts, thats all. Recommended.

Cinco de Flyo with: E-Man/Killtronix/Select/Sober ( Amsterdam Bar): A Central Booking show that should be a lot of fun if all their regulars come out (which they, uh, regularly do). the back patio at Amsterdam is seriously a great place to hang out under any circumstances, and although I've never been to a dance party there, I don't see how it couldn't be cool. Hot Flash associate Killtronix will play one of his eclectic sets along with the usual forward thinking fun as shit CB stuff.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

godamnit! gotta miss the and/or! someone go and enjoy it fer me

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone steal Will E. Lee's amp. Guaranteed innerweb stardom!

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't you want me baby?
don't you want me OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

4:58 PM  
Blogger Wildcat said...

Saw Album Leaf a few years ago at Rubber Gloves for the tour for One Day I'll be on Time. Played the album essentially song for song in order, but there were some modest interjections to keep it interesting--new instruments/parts with the live group seeing as it's basically Lavalle doing everything himself on the recordings. It was a good show.

Tonight may be pleasant enough for some Lee Harvey's action and they have a few decent bands. Looks like Demig leading off and Cut Off following. The two played together at SHQ a while back. Anyone catch it? Thumbs up/down?

6:02 PM  
Blogger Sam Machkovech said...

I normally don't butt in, but I'm surprised that Tober Omi isn't on your radar, SR. They're the 2nd band at Double Wide tonight.

6:59 PM  
Blogger nancy said...

yeah! tober omi tonight at doublwide! and the tah dah's-last show for a while I hear?

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i do want you.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah right, samuel. do us all a favor and crawl back to deadlinelive.douche, will ya??

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah SR. Listen to Sam..


10:45 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

what about john vanderslice? i heard he is playing at dan's silverleaf tonight.

8:56 AM  
Blogger kacey kasem said...

i thought lady sovereign was opening up for gwen stefani at smirnoff. unless i heard wrong. i bought cheap ass tickets cause i wanted to be out on the lawn getting drunk.

10:54 AM  
Blogger kacey kasem said...

or wait it's an after party? i'm so confused. i should go back to bed.

10:56 AM  
Anonymous rock band said...

i think i might bring squirt guns

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to bad someone cant fire sam from life to.

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too bad someone cant fire Sam M from life also

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry about the double post...glitches

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fucking cdr kicked ass at rgrs!

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chief Death Rage is really fucking good.
Their song titles come up as Japanese gibberish on ipods.
Which makes them all the more badass.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

the keyboard player from Pixle Panda is all kinds of hot.

12:21 AM  
Anonymous wanz said...

Evil Nine completely owned that shit. Best DJ set I think I have ever seen. True bangers. Even better than their Fabric mix CD.

3:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

st. vincent at dan's was amazing.

11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they keyboard player from pixel panda looked like a dirty rat, you homo.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Alex said...


5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's the thing, mang

I think that girls should be able to play in bands WITHOUT always having their appearance remarked on by dudes.

is it not enough if a female happens to be talented?

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like The Plasmatics because Wendy O. Williams is so ugly. What a flat, ugly bitch.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

alex likes cocks!

10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some cocks are yummy.
why not like them?

Didn't know what to expect...
But, Mom stole the show.

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that alex guy makes me all kinds of angry, 31 kinds to be exact

2:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to be honest, us girls sexualize the men onstage. so, i think its natural to comment on attractive people that put themselves in the spotlight, regardless of gender. im a bit sick of the "im not hot, im a musician" thing.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous jwm said...

actually, 12:23, that's bullshit.

If you'd pay any attention to scene dynamics in just about any MUSIC scene, you'd notice that a LARGE MAJORITY of musicians are MEN.

now, also, pay attention to how many SUCCESSFUL MALE MUSICIANS are ugly as sin. then do the same for SUCCESSFUL FEMALE MUSICIANS. I think you will notice that there is a glaring double standard.

when a female musician comes up on this blog the ONLY COMMENTS about them are usually about their appearance, NOT THEIR ABILITY TO PLAY.

this is more than a little unfair to them, methinks.

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

regardless of whether or not the keyboard player from pixel panda is hot or a girl,

alex is still really gay.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're all gay.. remember that one time...

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was gud. i like p00n!

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if there is a hot human on a stage--people will think they are hot.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh and "scene dynamics" have no place in this utopian scene.

6:00 PM  

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