Friday, July 27, 2007

Weekender 7/27/07-7/29/07


Hot Flash (Fallout): Tonight's line up will feature Schwa, Wanz Dover and Killtronix. I guess Stephen R is out of town or something. Always good and always free. You'll hear everything from disco to eurohouse to ghetto tech to hip hop to funk. Something for everyone is probably an easy way to say it.

Deep Snapper/Cougar Den/Kaboom (Secret Headquarters): A solid hardcore/post-hardcore show that includes Cougar Den, who do a fairly good job with that sort of thing. An unknown and slightly pleasant surprise for me.

MC Chris/These Northern Lights/MC Router (Aardvark): Everyone reading is probably familiar with MC Chris, aka MC Pee Pants, but I wanted to say a quick little something about MC Router: really good. Saw her a couple months back at SHQ and was pleasantly surprised by the abstract nature of her music and the tangible talent she has as an MC. Trust me, I'd normally be the LAST guy to tell you to go watch some chick rap about video games, but believe me: she's way better than you think.

Joy Electric
/Mom/Sydney Confirm (The Cavern): This Joy Electric band is on Tooth and Nail, so I probably don't have to tell you why they suck. I include this show only to advertise the fact that Mom is playing, and to get a few people to check out Sydney Confirm, a young local band that has made great improvements in their psyche influenced synth/dance/pop sound to become a band worth casually keeping tabs on.


Pase Rock/Nature/Select/Sober (Green Elephant): The big one of the weekend. Pase Rock, part of the large Baltimore Bass Connection collective that also boasts Spank Rock as members, is probably making some of the most creative, silly and contagious dance singles in America right now. He's known best for that "Lindsay Lohan's Revenge" track and video, which might the most NSFW music/video combo of all time, but everything else I've heard from him is just as fantastic. Taking the Spank Rock aesthetic and taking in more of disco/electrohouse direction (if only slightly), I probably don't even have to sell this show to you if drinking and dancing is part of your regular weekend operation. This will be loud, crowded and explosive.

Bishop Allen/Page France/the Teeth (Hailey's)

Silk Stocking/The Felons/Telegraph Canyon (The Cavern)

Record Hop/Bob White and the F Electrics/2 MAI/The Demigs (Rubber Gloves): After receiving a shout out from Steve Albini on a message board, Record Hop starting acting like real assholes all over town, thinking their shit didn't stink. Just kidding. Seeing as how they are one of the most reliably good live rock bands in Denton, I'm interested to hear what some of this new recorded material sounds like on stage.

Bobgoblin/The Happy Bullets (Doublewide): Didn't Bobgoblin play music in the 90's? I thought I remembered seeing posters for them at places like Last Beat (the store) and CDX (the mid-cities) in like 95, or maybe they were on the Adventure Club way back before they started playing Christian Rock. I don't have time to figure out which.


Golden Boys/Strange Boys/Current Leaves/Stanton Meadowdale/AM Ramblers (Secret Headquarters): Pretty diverse bill here, and everything seems pretty solid to me. Hadn't heard these Golden Boys before, but I think they might be worth checking out. I wonder how the Strange Boys are enjoying Austin these days?

Bishop Allen is playing a Good Records in-store at 2pm.

Gravy Train/Sugar and Gold/Sticky Buns (Rubber Gloves): Gravy Train is annoying as shit, to the point where I know at least a small handful of people who read this blog are going to love them. Sticky Buns receives approval from both contingencies.

DJ Wild in the Streets (Haileys)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

brake! vegas, werewolf, 41 gorgeous blocks - tonight at the double wide

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

brake vegas... she not so good, no?

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if brake vegas had stayed instrumental they might have been doing something "interesting"

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was literally staring with my mouth open upon hearing record hop's new shit. and i even hate that 90s chicago shit (which they aren't but you know what i mean.)
if promoted right, this album could be a national attention getter.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not sure about brake! vegas, but werewolf is always worth checking out

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heard some new record hop record. it is indeed hot. and should be released asap in my opinion. i think it is solid and very badass. ashley's songs are really great.

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




5:40 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

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5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, a CDX comment. You're an old man.

5:53 PM  
Blogger The IMG said...

This is how WE PARTY tonight!

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not just saying this because I know them, but Record Hop is a really good band and nice folks. Their new drummer has only made them even better. I'm pretty sure Ashley doesn't write all the songs anymore, but she's got one of the coolest voices in rock. I hope the album does well for them. The stuff I've heard from it is really good.

6:35 PM  
Blogger stereo on strike said...

The Golden Boys are great. Worth the drive to Denton.

not so shameless plug:

check out my new mixtape "From Bangers to Lovers"

Stardiver - Another Moment in Silence
Rocket Men - Candy(Ashton Shuffle remix)
CSS - Let's make love and listen to Death from Above (Streetlife DJ's Rappinhood Remix)
Modeselektor - Black Bock
the black ghosts - any way fake blood remix
klaxons - golden skans switch mix
Rapture vs anthony rother - House of Jealous Lovers
Justice - D.A.N.C.E.(Tittsworth Mix)
Paul Kalkbrenner - Tatu-Tata
magnet - on your side (optimo remix)
Modeselektor - Silikon (Sirius Mo rmx)
robosonic - die verwandlung jesse rose remix
Hug - The Platform
Ellen Allien & Apparat - Metric
The Pop Group - she is beyond good and evil
Modeselektor -let your love grow (feat. paul st. hillaire)
The Field - From Here We Go Sublime

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free Theater Fire show at Lee Harvey's tonight (friday.)

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont think that all of the members of record hop are assholes. just one.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous john said...

FRIDAY"S special guest is in town from HAMBURG, GERMANY . . .

"KAPUTTER ROCK" is an ex. texas local from bands such as:
DAY OF THE DOUBLE AGENT | THE RED TAPE MACHINE | V.D.O. (only true fans will know)

"KAPUTTER ROCK" will be playing krautrock, french prog, canterbury and zeuhl.

15min of shame w. johnis and kaputter rock


Monkey Bar 10PM-2AM
408 Exposition.

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Not taking the bait.

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Not taking the bait.

7:26 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

I didn't know any of DODA played w/ VDO? What are the VDO dudes up to anyways, did they leave NO?

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

joy electric does not suck

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought Modeselektor said Modskeletor

10:29 PM  
Anonymous nerdcorerulz said...

MC router is as/more annoying than gravy train.

10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heart RH <3 Mwah! Go see the show at RGRS and check out the Demigs with me and get me to take your pic with Ash!


1:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry no wild in the streets @ hailey's this sunday, a show in its place. -L

11:11 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

I saw record hop at the double wide before they left to record the album, and the new stuff is tight.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there was a good local turn out for the timeline posts show last night. i saw members of fair to midland, mugzu/spectacle, knee pad, shaolin death squad, swedish teens, and white drugs in attendance.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hailey's Wheels Inc. Show:
Trebuchet 12am
Villains 11pm
Madcastle 10pm
Raven Charter 9pm
Delphi 8pm
Shallow Grave 7pm

$5 over 21
$7 under 21

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, that Hailey's show is Sunday, forgot to say that

3:11 PM  
Blogger The IMG said...

Silk Stocking, The Metro and Stereo on Strike...what to do, what to do...Tonight!

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I've heard of the new Record Hop album is really great. Those guys have really developed a knack for writing fucking solid songs that're infectiously catchy.

Can't wait for that shit to come out.

12:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the teeth stole that hailey's show tonight! and man, was that a young and pure crowd.

3:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoever said joy electric sucks is fucking retarded.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

duh der duh der. I'm ritardid and I think Joy Electric sucks balls.

10:59 AM  
Blogger bill h said...

Silk Stocking put on a heck of a show at the Cavern last night.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

silk stocking is great but i heards they are moving to little D. Another good band lost in Denton.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

billh, how were the felons? I'm curious.

1:35 PM  
Blogger bill h said...

My son Fred is the keyboard player, so I'm hardly objective, but I think they get better every time I hear them. Dave has a very good voice. I thought they sounded great.

I had never heard Silk Stocking before live and I was blown away. they are very interesting and creative. I loved the keyboard, Hammond, and accoustic guitar and the vocals are quite strong. And yes, I hear they may relocate to Denton.

I'm a Dallasite who very much enjoys the shows I've heard in Denton. I really enjoyed the JJ Pizza showcase that Ben Fleming played last weekend.

Chris Johnson of Telegraph Canyon played solo last night, I think he writes really good songs.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't have to cry about it. dallas blows nuts. there are a few things that are great about dallas but really they don't out-way the bullshit. denton has its fair share of bullshit as well but it's not as conjested or overwhelming. denton has a history and tradition of being an arts and culture community that comes with being a town with two universities. dallas's history may have it's moments here and there with culture or art but nothing that towering considering the city's size. denton is small and produces a fuckload of music and that is impressive in comparison. it's not rocket science.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

has anyone here heard of Brightblack Morning Light?

They are really fucking rad...

you should check them out

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


why do i get the feeling that i spend too much time here with a bunch of "kids" that are flunking out of college to be in a trendy rock band?

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because you're an alcoholic.

1:48 AM  
Anonymous The A-Train said...

11:05 - I'm ambitious. I flunked out of college for 2 "trendy rock" bands.

1:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


because playing music is more fun.

5:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just wanted to be sure. :)

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how was the turn out at the record hop show? i couldnt make it out. little babies kept me inside.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good turn out, great show.

5:48 PM  

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