Wednesday, July 18, 2007

It List: Wednesday 7/18/07

In case you were really sweatin' it, the Dallas Observer music award nominee list came out today, and you can see it here. Fucking snooze fest as usual. Moving on...

Not much going on today, but Astronautalis is playing at Rubber Gloves for those who are interested. I'm not crazy about him, but the guys at Party Ends sure seem to like him.

And I almost forgot, the popular Short Attention Span Theater will be happening at Hailey's as well. Good stuff.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:39 PM  
Blogger amandacobra said...

we shot jr awards banquet? please? thanks.

4:42 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

I agree Amandacobra.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why even mention the DOA if its such a snooze fest?

oh.. that's right.. you're on there too!

what a sly way of getting people to see you on there while still maintaining your indie cool.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the doma awards just made me throw up in my mouth a little. i'm pretty sure a couple of the best new act nominees have been around since 2001 or so.

i'd love to see the wsjr readers bum rush the vote and get some truly awful awards on the books.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous ed said...

It's called coverage- numbnuts.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Defensive Listening said...

4:44 pm

Ooh, you got us. I actually went to the awards last year. We can't help it if we're nominated. We certainly didn't ask to be. You think it's easy to maintain "indie cool?"

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worthwhile nominees in a shit parade:

Tame, Tame... and Quiet
Sarah Jaffe
Theater Fire
Record Hop
St. Vincent
The Good Show
Paul Slavens
G vs.B

Got to take what you can get
at that joke of a rag.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dallas is the worst music city per capita in the united states. period.

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so indie cool we're not indie cool and that makes us indie cool again which makes us indie not cool..

how non-linear of us

5:11 PM  
Blogger J said...

anon 5:00

You should move to L.A.

5:16 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

we are planning on doing the 2nd weshotjr awards within the next week or two... we're just trying to figure out how.

And I'm not so sure about the banquet just yet, but we'll see...

5:17 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

That "Best New Act" category is a strange one.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah Jaffe est. 2006

Black Tie Dynasty est. 2004

Smile Smile est. 2005

The Crash that Took Me est. 2006

St. Vincent est. 2005

Radiant est. 2000 <--- I think they won best new act already!

Tame Tame & Quiet est. 2005

Ghosthustler est. 2007

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you saying i have to get to work now.. you promised us women.. i see no women

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WSJR Awards Banquet


Secret Headquarters

Dancing and Mingling and Pizza


5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this week the observer's talking about radiohead cover bands. oh my god they played karma police note for note.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

L.A. is pretty lame. But Dallas is so much of nothing that it can't even register on the lame scale.

5:44 PM  
Blogger J said...

I blame Plano.

5:47 PM  
Blogger J said...

...or Frisco.

5:48 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

Am I wrong, but isn't it all about who can stuff the nomination box? I was under the impression none of those bands, musicians, or blogs are chosen by the Observer. They're all nominated either by mail or on the website, by people from Dallas.
I do not feel like this is a comprehensive list at all of Dallas' wide spectrum of sounds. In my opinion I don't think I should see so many of the same artists in different categories. And I should also NEVER see a band that has been around for seven years in a new band category.
I think the DOMA ballot shows how truly lazy the music writers are at the Observer. No research, no effort, no motivation: these are the reasons Dallas music suffers.

6:20 PM  
Blogger schmancy said...

burn! you got a point, it was all write in this year.

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't believe the write-in only thing, cuz i'm on there and a lot of my worthy, popular dj pals aren't.

but then again i can't remember whom all i'm sleeping w/at the observer lately. sike.

-lisa/wild in the streets

7:26 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

and that was not supposed to be a "way of getting people to see you on there while still maintaining your indie cool," just kind of a wtf.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! this didn't take long...

"Black Tie Dynasty has just been officially nominated in SIX categories in this year's Dallas Observer Music Awards!
-Best Act in Town
-Best New Act(not sure if you should vote for us on this one, please put your support in one of the acts on the ballot who is actually new...)
-Best Album("Movements")
-Song of the Year("Tender")
-Male Vocalist of the Year(Cory Watson)
-Instrumentalist of the Year(Eddie Thomas-it's about time this guy got some serious recogniation)
and don't forget
-Record Label of the Year(Idol Records)
Do not delay, vote NOW...
Thanks for all of your support!!!

7:29 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I can't think of a local band that blows harder than those clowns.

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7:53 PM  
Blogger Michaela said...

I'm playing at DADA,
in like, an hour.

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the hell...why aren't the white drugs nominated on that shite. do they have a show this weekend??? -ss

11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

August 18th
Fra House
2127 W. Oak Street
Denton, Texas

Record Hop
White Drugs

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ohhh we will be dentonites by that time. look forward to going to this.

11:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

white drugs new song!

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Justin said...

Video from tonight's show.

12:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here is how the observer came up with the nominees.

12:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Agreed whole-heartedly about Black Tie Dynasty's musical prowess, but at least they offered to symbolically bow out of the New Act category of their own accord. Just awaiting a Radiant response in outrage of their repeat status. Or potential voter response?

3:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here you go

Radiant Nominated 9 times in the Dallas Observer Music Awards!!

hey everyone,
daniel here with a long awaited email update about the goings on of radiant and such. first of all, we have been nominated 9 times in 8 categories for the Dallas Observer Music Awards. the Observer Awards have been good to us in years past, so let's make this year count!

go here to vote for radiant in the appropriate categories:

you may be wondering why my radiant e-blasts have slowed down, but i assure you not to worry. we are writing and recording a new album for you. so far, we've written 10 songs, and hope to have at least 20 by october.

that's all for now. don't forget to vote!!


8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:51 am:

Yes! Kooby (feat. Tay Zonday) rulzzz!!!

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked BTD better when they were called Moxie.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked Black Tie Dynasty better when they were called Tears for Fears

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moxy was a great band. You can find a Moxy B side on the Japanese version of the BTD "Movements" album on Can You Fly Discs.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was actually joking. they've always sucked.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SR, will you PLEASE make a post about this? lmao.. just found this Black Tie video on You Tube:

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uhhhmm... No Radiohead Tribute bands in Dallas. Just a night Tributed to Radiohead. Performed by Original local bands that are influenced by Radiohead. God forbid there be a tribute band called, "Karma Police". Thats when I move out of Dallas if I have not done so by that time.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nouns group
koji kondo
teenage cool kids
undoing of david wright
chief death rage
andrew hilburn
christian teenage runaway
silk stockings
dove hunter
burnt sienna trio
record hop
eat avery's bones
you are the universe
violent squid
white drugs
deep snapper
history at our disposal
shiny around the edges
zanzibar snails
raised by tigers
tame tame and quiet
current leaves
theater fire
chris garver

...dDFW music is still good...
the observer just sucks.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't move to Du Bois:

3:19 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

Thanks for the props, Anonymous.

I miss seeing Frank's show on the ballot.

btw, The Good Show would love to sponsor a WSJR Music Awards show.

What do you think we'd get in exchange for a year's worth of belly-button lint (from four sources!), a broken MP3 recorder, and a stack of well-produced Paris Hilton vinyl?

Only half-joking. You plan it, we'll score you some on-air promotion and all the Dane Cook swag you can carry.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if they were on the fence before i'm sure the dane cook merch is the clincher right there.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

right on 259

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

surely someone around here has an "in" at an elks lodge or hotel with a large conference room?

i can steal lots of plastic cups and paper plates and straws from work. i really want a we shot jr awards ceremony.

- amanda(cobra)

4:54 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

a wsjr music awards ballot and ceremony are in the works as we speak. 4realdoh.

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:05 PM  
Blogger J said...

...might need a unicorn chaser after watching that last post

5:10 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

Wow. WSJR Awards. This is actually pretty exciting. I've really been thinking about this a lot lately and WeShotJR is the best thing that covers DFWd music around here. Observer,'s just not very observant. GvsB, it's like reading regurgitated Pitchfork. BigDLittled has some good stuff sometimes. Quick...meh.
Anyway, I think if there actually were WSJR awards people would actually care. It's pretty obvious that noone cares about the Observer awards, except Black Tie and Radiant. With that said...

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Hunter said...

Hey, I'm just thankful we've graduated to "meh."

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Nickelbag Nick said...

Dallas Observer music coverage hasn't been the same since Bob Wilonsky pried out the earplugs, shaved the remainder of his head hair, and transformed into a (cough) serious movie critic.

Still, it'd be great if you could get him to guest present an award at the banquet. And if he capped the festivities by trotting out an oversized novelty "check" from Mark Cuban and announced that HDNet was buying WeShotJR lock stock and barrel.

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

club Dada?!?!?!?!?!

9:53 PM  
Anonymous chris said...

jonofdeath i'm pretty sure you meant to say Pitchfork is like reading regurgitated GvsB. let's be real, they might as well change the name of the forkcast to "we straight jacked this from GvsB or possibly another blog, but choose not to credit them."

but yeah a WSJR awards ceremony would be good.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

OK, I was lying about the Dane Cook swag. Maybe there's a couple koozies still left in the prize closet, nestled in among those cardboard air fresheners from Eddie Murphy's last two or three movies.

I'll lurk through here occasionally, but also consider emailing me at with details so we can arrange an in-studio appearance or a phone-in or two (whatever works best with your schedule and commute to Greater Metropolitan Cowtown) for shameless fun and promotion.

That said, I lied about the belly-button lint too. Only three sources.


10:16 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

Sounds like a pretty good point. I actually didn't realize that the Forkcast was like that. Then again, I don't check many other blogs due to the fact that I get my fill here. And when I do look at others it seems like they all say the same things. But now it all starts to make sense.

10:48 PM  
Anonymous wanz said...

Help break my Susan Lucci run. This is my 9th nomination for an Observer award in the experimental/electronica category. They used to call it experimental/Avant garde category. They should rename this category "we don't know what to call this music so let's stick it here". Maybe next year.

9:32 AM  
Blogger R. Javelinn said...

Awesome, I can't believe Wanz just dropped the 'All My Children' reference! You should vote for him just for that, and, because he's prolific as hell. Whether you like him or not, he works harder and knows more about avant-garde rock and electro than you ever will.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Wesley said...

Ding Dong! If you're going to have a discussion about the awards, at least give a link to ALL the categories.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Wesley said...

sorry, disregard last comment. i just had some coffee and am not retarded anymore.

11:30 AM  

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