Friday, July 20, 2007

Weekender 7/20/07-7/22/07

Goddamn it Friday night. Why do you have to let so many things happen tonight? Would it kill you to give one or two shows to Saturday night so that I don't have to make the Denton or Dallas decision again? I guess I could try to be one of those overly ambitious people who hits both cities in the same night, but I'm just too lazy for such things. Have you ever been carrying something, dropped it, and then kicked it the rest of the way because you were too lazy to bend over and pick it up? Yeah, I just did that. So obviously I'm not going to have the energy to go Zubar/House of Tinnitus/Fra House/Monkey Bar all in the same night. Oh well. I'll live. Here we go:


The Party One Year Anniversary (Zubar): It's really hard to believe what a big deal these guys have become over the past year. Whether it's packing the Zubar for their monthly party, enticing the SMU kids to dance to that new house at Green Elephant, showing up at every party around town or bringing in critically acclaimed touring acts, these guys have been everywhere and done everything this year. And although some people might dismiss their fans as misguided fashionistas, The Party would be a success in any major cosmopolitan city in the world right now, and their sets lists are the proof. And you know what, it's pretty hard to not have a good time at these things, no matter who you are.

Dead Echoes Fest (House of Tinnitus): Another anniversary of sorts is happening here as House of Tinnitus hosts the second annual Dead Echoes drone fest. You can click on the Dead Echoes link above for the full line upset times, and Myspace links, but Sports, Shiny Around the Edges, Yellow Crystal Star, Mike McGuire and Shortwave Death System are the highlights in my mind, exposing the kind of musical diversity that most people don't seem to notice within what is popularly called "drone." Expect a friendly and enthusiastic crowd of people coming and going from a house that has really made a name for itself as a prestigious center for anything not-pop. Oh, and it's free.

Night Wounds/Modern History Duet/Red Faced Laughter (Fra House): Denton's other big show of the night is also a house show and also free. What do you think of that? Night Wounds sort of play a rhythm focused post-punk/hardcore thing that seems to draw inspiration from the likes of Fugazi, The Raincoats, the Slits and New York no-wave. Whitehouse,Tx band Red Faced Laughter sounds like a very good reason to show up around the official start time of 10pm, packing a punch with a similarly abstract but aggressive freak out peppered with a demonstrable sense of shoegaze-like atmosphere all over the place, sounding at times like a marriage between Slowdive and Extreme Animals. A really interesting band from a strange place. Those are usually good, aren't they?

The Wrens/Get Him Eat Him/Midgetmen (Hailey's): I'm not the biggest Wrens dude in the world, but I certainly respect them and enjoy their music whenever I happen to hear it.

Eat Avery's Bones/She-Dick/Prince William (Monkey Bar): Parade of Flesh put this thing together to celebrate one of their birthdays. It's too bad it's happening on the same night as the big Party event, but I bet it's fun. I'm just curious to see what Eat Avery's Bones are like at the damn Monkey Bar.

DMA Late Nights (Dallas Museum of Art): Tonight's DMA Latenight sounds like one of the better ones they've had, with a focus on the "dawn of Modernism" that will feature a screening of Fritz Lang's Metropolis and lectures on Marcel Duchamp, as well as drinks and food and all the other stuff they usually have. Good times.

White Drugs are playing at Doublewide with a couple bands I don't care about.


Jandek (Rose Marine Theater-Ft. Worth): We've already talked this show up enough, but we should say that this very well could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this guy in person. Sounds like he'll have some great backing musicians as well.

Broadcast Sea/Nouns Group/J Versus K (Hailey's):

Pre-New Sabbath Fest feat. Matthew and the Arrogant Sea/Fishboy/Ben Fleming/New Science Projects/Eli Brown/Daniel Folmer/Stanton Meadowdale/Sarah Reddington 6-12 (J&Js): As a preview to the exciting folk festival happening in August, stop by J&Js all afternoon to check out a variety of acts. As for the organizers, the dudes involved with Gashcat and Matthew and the Arrogant Sea, we'll have more on them early next week. I've gotta go, so I just linked to the bands I know off the top of my head. Sorry.


Mothfight/Ghosthustler/Mom/Instruments (The Cavern): This Party Ends sponsored show has the makings for a good one: whether it's the spellbound electro-acoustic Mom, the strange electro indiepop of Mothfight or Ghosthustler, the only worthy recipient of the "new band" award in the Observer Music Awards, Party Ends is providing a good look at a lot of different sounds that are getting attention right now. And you know what? "Ride the White Horse" DOES sound like it could be a Ghosthustler song. Last time I checked, that was good.

Wild in the Streets (Hailey's)


Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:56 PM  
Blogger scott said...

THE PARTY IS 1 YEARS OLD TONIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11




5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will have 20 copies of Violent Squid records at the ECHOES Fest, House Of Tinnitus.
10 of the self titled record released in April
10 of the SPLIT LP w/ The Forbes/Young/Gonzalez Trio

they will be FREE or like $1 or $2 if you feel like help'n a brother out.


sidenote: Violent Squid's 3rd release will be coming out next week. look for it. this time we'll be showcasing a post-rock album type thing. basement sessions. word. look for it.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too bad there is no


6:59 PM  
Blogger schmancy said...

Laura palmer cd release this weekend!

good records instore tonight at 8p with the STREET HASSLE (

free beer while it lasts!

Saturday night: @ the doublewide:

SEAN KIRKPATRICK (of the paperchase)

$5, and starting just in time after getting back from jandek!

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a little too tall
Couldve used a few pounds
Tight pants points hardly reknown
She was a black-haired beauty with big dark eyes
And points all her own sitting way up high
Way up firm and high

Out past the cornfields where the woods got heavy
Out in the back seat of my 60 chevy
Workin on mysteries without any clues
Workin on our nightwounds
Tryin to make some front page drive-in news
Workin on our nightwounds
In the summertime
In the sweet summertime

We werent in love, oh no, far from it
We werent searchin for some pie in the sky summit
We were just young and restless and bored
Livin by the sword
And wed steal away every chance we could
To the backroom, to the alley or the trusty woods
I used her, she used me
But neither one cared
We were gettin our share
Workin on our nightwounds
Tryin to lose the awkward teenage blues
Workin on our nightwounds
And it was summertime

And oh the wonder
We felt the lightning
And we waited on the thunder
Waited on the thunder

I awoke last night to the sound of thunder
How far off I sat and wondered
Started humming a song from 1962
Aint it funny how the nightwounds
When you just dont seem to have as much to lose
Strange how the nightwounds
With autumn closing in

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who Shot Laura Palmer?

7:39 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

Word is Shiny is doing a Neil Young drone set. Sounds unbeatable.

7:39 PM  
Blogger stereo on strike said...

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8:51 PM  
Blogger stereo on strike said...

Laptop Deathmatch is cancelled tomorrow. It will be rescheduled for a later date. Sorry!!!!!

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:30pm - George Neal + Ribelle Scaltro + Clint Niosi + Taylor Mosley

9:30pm - Golden Bear (Austin) + Naptime Shake + Saddletramp

Both shows $4

210 East Hickory
Denton, Texas

9:11 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

Man, I just found that Liars put new stuff up on their myspace. Pretty great.

2:15 AM  
Blogger stereo on strike said...

The new Liars record is the bomb. They are opening for interschmol september 27th at The Palladium. It will be nice to see them on a big stage on a huge sound system. Just imagining the opening track on the new record on that system gives me goose bumbps.

8:44 AM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

At first I was thinking $25 is a lot just to see Liars. But after thinking about it, it is worth it. Which is the first song on the album?

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't think the new liars album is that great.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Stan Ridgeway not worth it these days? He is playing Dada Sunday. I guess the Ghosthustler show trumps it, right?

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you like the last Liars record?

11:22 AM  
Blogger The IMG said...


1:35 PM  
Blogger Glen Farris said...

Ghosthustler canceled, BTW/LOLZ.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

WEEN.... August 11th....


4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm the anon who said i don't think the new liars is that great.
yes. i thought the last liars record was fucking awesome. new one, not so much.

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a suggestion, but I'd love a followup with the Jandek sit-ins after they're done with the show tonight. It'd be really interesting to see what they think afterwards.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to anon 4:38pm.

fair enough. I like Drum's not Dead more too. I still like the new one quite a bit though.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 4:38 here.

it's hard to do follow ups like that. i didn't really expect it to happen. it's unfair to expect things like that. i still listen to the new one but with less enthusiasm.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a little cocky to be canceling shows so early on. no record. a few songs written. damn. hype!

7:04 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

Do you know why Ghosthustler canceled? Maybe it was for a good reason. I'm not even saying that Ghosthustler is good or bad. I am saying however that bands cancel shows for more reasons than just to not play.

4:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:59 PM: It's not that bad. Quit posting the same thing on every thread. You don't even have the correct punctuation. And you sound like a baby.

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jon, don't feed the ghosthustler trolls.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

wild in the streets tonite features guest DJ Sir Anthony (of S-1 Committee/the Beatdown). no cover, cheap drinks, 10p-2a.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

o yeah, at Hailey's in denton.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan's Silver Leaf back porch tonight:

acoustic sets from
Emil and Casey from the Angelus
Swedish Teens
Brent Best

Starts 9 PM

Dan's Sliverleaf
103 Industrial
Denton, Texas 76201

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jandek was interesting. He looked like the old man from Poltergeists II and III, and sounded like him too. In between blank stares and "what the fuck are we doing right now" moments, the backing musicians had some pretty cool improv jams.
After 2 straight hours of it, I was pretty confused and maybe even a bit bored, but too intrigued to turn away. I kept feeling like Jandek just might pull out a gun and off himself or one of us. The only thing I came away knowing for sure is that he's the real deal. Music of a true sociopath wouldn't sound like Alice Cooper or GG Allin or whoever. It would sound like Jandek.

11:42 PM  
Blogger The IMG said...


11:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude's totally got a job where he wears a tie. Gets booked in Fort Worth for some conference at the Radisson. So he books a gig.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Eric Grubbs said...

My review of the Wrens show is on the blog

4:10 PM  

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