Friday, August 10, 2007

Weekender 8/10/07-8/12/07

Work is being a bitch to us today, so you'll get some write ups and some links and you'll be happy. And it looks like Saturday is a busy motherfucker, so let's get to it (DL and SR contributed to this post):

VOIX: A night of Space Disco featuring Gregg Lyles/Brian Bejarano/Matthew Thompson(Minc): These three DJs come together at Minc for a night of space disco, baleric, deep house and other great electronica that you pretty much NEVER HEAR in Dallas. Sure, they'll throw in the hits like Hot Chip, DFA stuff and Kraftwerk, etc., but you'll also get harder to find stuff like Lindstrom, Metro Area, Emperor Machine, In Flagranti, and tracks from the Tiger Sushi label, old disco labels and deep Italo stuff. Central Booking, Hot Flash and Stereo on Strike play some of this stuff too from time to time, but the musical focus of this evening's show seems to be different from those of the better known Dallas DJ crews (probably more melodic stuff to be heard all around), and I'm excited to see how it works out. It's free, and I'm suggesting you keep your eyes on these guys.
Silk Stocking/Slackbeat/Violent Squid(Pastime Tavern): Pretty interesting line up for what is reportedly (no, I didn't check this out with Associated Press at the time of publication) a semi-private party featuring a lot of, shall we say, loose morals, bondage and, uh, performance art. Is that a good euphemism? Anyway, anyone is apparently welcomed at this thing as long as they can handle it. This group is supposed to be involved somehow. Not sure what the hell it's supposed to be.

Mother Speed/Rocket for Ethiopia/Heinous Genetix/Black Wizardz (1919 Hemphill)

Bridges and Blinking Lights/The Couture/White Light Fever/Captain Ahab (Secret Headquarters)

Stumptone/Hi Red Center/Bob White and the F-Electrics (Rubber Gloves)

Rufus Wainwright/Neko Case/A Fine Frenzy (Nokia Theater): Soccer Moms, I give thee Indie Rock!

Detroit Cobras (Palladium Loft)


My Education (Good Records): Free instore at 4 pm.

Faux Fox/The Frenz/Black Tie Dynasty/Radiant/Doug Burr/Smile Smile (The Cavern): Real mixed bag of a show here with some of the area's more electronically adventurous rock acts (Frenz, Faux Fox) some Boca Tinta fare (Doug Burr) and some outright pop (Smile Smile and Radiant). This part of the Observer Awards' fairly convoluted showcase setup and I wish that Black Tie Dynasty could win a special achievement award for "Most Creative Use Of Matching Vests By Four Grown Men."

Hands Up with Nature/Prince Klassen/Select (Fallout Lounge): CB brings Austin's Prince Klassen up for what should be a packed show at Fallout.

"Factory Party" with the Lollipop Shoppe at (Artclub): This event will consist of an art show at 730 followed by a dance party for the rest of the evening featuring DJs Tiger Bee, Panda Flower and Sir Anthony. I'm guessing you'll hear mostly 60's psyche pop and garage at this thing. I think I'd rather go to Paradise Garage themed event if I had to pick, but this should be decent.

The Sword/Saviours/The High Cost Of Living (Rubber Gloves)

The Theater Fire/Tame...Tame And Quiet/Sara Jaffe/ Rose County Fair/Common Folk/Maren Morris (Suede Bar & Grill): Is Suede the most stereotypical "Greenville" bar on Greenville? I don't care. I'm not even sure if I'm thinking of the right place.

Seth Sherman /Teenage Symphony/Eat Avery's Bones/The Red Faced Laughter/Nouns Group (Secret Headquarters): Obviously the place to be in Denton on Saturday. This will be Meggie from EAB's last night in town before she moves to Austin, so stop by and say goodbye. You'll also get a chance to hear the interesting Red Faced Laughter again, and I'm very curious.... these dudes sent me a tape they made a couple months ago and it's really goddamn good.

Ween (House Of Blues): Push the little daisies and make me throw up. Just kidding. I like Ween in little five or ten minute segments, and sometimes more. But I know they have a very loyal set of fans, and for some twisted reason, I almost respect the weeniacs. Don't know why.

The Angelus/Tame...Tame And Quiet/My Education (Double WIde): This lineup is a good mix of some of the most thematically cohesive bands in the state. Each group takes their music fairly seriously yet all three have take different takes on their respectively dramatic work. Tame...Tame And Quiet is more to the point by comparison. Their intricately melodic guitars coupled with intelligent and subtle lyrics and precise drumming is always great live. The Angelus can take awhile to reach their minor-key climax but it's usually worth it, once they get there. My Education is an all-instrumental group from Austin that create a distorted and effect-riddled wash that is by design, and not tossed off.

The Show Is The Rainbow/Alex Atchley Experience/MC Router (Rubber Gloves):

Jason Isbell/Centromatic (Hailey's): Jason Isbell is a former member of Drive By Truckers and sounds like he would do a rousing rendition of our national anthem before a Nascar event. Centromatic is still around.

Kold Komfort Farm with Robert Taylor and DJ Redeye (Zubar): Robert Taylor is the veteran acid house DJ that has been a regular guest of Wanz Dover's Thursday Nights at Fallout Lounge. They've played everything from Klaxons to the Sex Pistols at these things.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Switchblade Razors and Flametrick Subs At Dan's Silverleaf in Denton.
Should be rad.

4:44 PM  
Blogger DTC said...

RIP Tony Wilson, dead at 57.

Oh yea, Oh yea, tony wilson, tv journalist, president of factory records, hath died today! long live tony wilson! oh yea, oh yea!

4:46 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

that sucks. That guy is a personal hero of mine.

4:46 PM  
Anonymous icarskill said...

aight, so unfortunately we got to check this out before hitting the road, weeeheee i35 -- as Ikillcars (*see what we did for you guys) is heading to J&Js. We will rock you... also giving away an MP3 at our website

but back to tonights show, locals post nasal backspin open. then kicks ass band from Kansas City called I Love You, experimental thick freakness that rocks and lulls at times. check em out top friend in our myspace

then we bring it, if you want it brought, come on by. our hosts here say we sound like a list of bands. mostly we sound like us. a snarling rocking us. music starts around 9pm

once again ---

4:48 PM  
Blogger fuzzbuzz said...

Most likely the last BYOB Lollipop Shoppe at Artclub as things are getting changed up around there. The art show is free and will have tasty bits to chew on and the Factory Party will be a blast with ALL KINDS of tunes being swirled around. Get freaky!

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

past-time tavern is BYO-LIQUER. beer and wine sales only. leave by 2am.
add mike mcnasty to the bill.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so now Lollipop Shoppe will have both an expensive door fee, and expensive drinks.. great

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hot rods, danger and sleaze at Dan's tonight!

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Artclub will. That doesn't necessarily mean Lollipop Shoppe will.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

Big ups up to Seth Sherman, Stumptone, iKILLCARS, Violent Squid + Slackbeat, My Education, all of EAB, and the Red Faced Laughter.

Tony Wilson too.

6:54 PM  
Blogger stereo on strike said...

I have a guest DJ mix on Edge Club this Saturday. 26 songs heavily miuxed and remixed over the course of an hour. If you are up and still partying tune in. Here is the Playlist:

Basement Jaxx - Take me back to your house
The Presets - I Go Hard, I go Home(Juan Maclean remix)
The Futureheads - Worry about it later(Switch remix)
Simian vs Justice - We Are your Friends
CSS - Let's Make Love (Streetlife DJs Rappinhood remix)
Robosonic - die verwandlung (jesse rose remix)
Ellen Allien - The Brain is Lost
Surkin - Radio Fireworks(Riot in Belgium remix)
LCD Soundsystem - Yeah(Crass version)
Simian Mobile Disco - It's the Beat(Luke Vibert mix)
Felix cartel - Moss vs Tree
Evil Nine - Crooked(Bassbin Twins Remix)
[a]pendics Shuffle - Award Winning Actor
Modeselektor(w/TTC) - Dancing Box
I AM FINN - I Love You (Van She Tech Remix)
Ladytron - Sugar(Playgroup Vocal Mix)
Bjork - Innocence(Simian Mobile Disco Remix)
The Field - The Little Heart Beats so Fast
Polysics - Ceolakanth Is Android(MSTRKRFT Remix)
Black Ghosts - Any Way Fake Blood Remix
Trash Fashion - Rave Dave (Bryan Cox & Denny Le Nimh Remix)
Bart B More - Basement beats
Gingy - Rios For MVP
Metro Area - Orange Alert (DFA Mix)
Klaxons - Gravity's RainBow (Guns n'Bombs)

The entire mix will be posted on the Stereo on Strike Blog on sunday morning. Cheers!!!!


6:57 PM  
Anonymous Chris Tucker said...


9:04 PM  
Anonymous URn said...

Go see The Red Faced Laughter before they disappear again once school starts in the fall, if they follow their past trends. Well worth it. One of the most interesting things I've seen in a while.

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought some of y'all might be interested in the Janus Films retrospective that starts this weekend at the Modern in Fort Worth. (From the people founded the Criterion Collections.)

Bunuel, Goddard, Truffaut, Cocteau, and Ingmar Bergman (rip.)

All week long!

-Curtis Glenn Heath

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just thought i'd point out that the first 30 paying folks at Lollipop Shoppe will get a free 80 minute cd mix plus access to 5 other 80 minute mixes posted online for download & no it's not garage or psyche music.There is however lots of post punk,Velvets covers,Joy Division,late 70's pre punk & obscure synth noise from the early 80's.
Lollipop has more to offer than 60's stuff despite it's rep

11:16 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

I want to go see Ween sooo badly. I HAAAAD to go on tour when tickets went on sale. DUMB ME.

11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black Toe cancelled.

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stupid move by Art Club!!!!

12:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Tucker died today. I mean his career. Again.

1:44 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

ct's carrier died? nooo way. RH3 looks great. c'mon! he's black! his partner is asian! CULTURALDIFFERENCESLOLOLOL!

4:58 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

I love how China banned Rush Hour 3. I wish that would happen here with movie like that.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Denton Music Reviewer said...

bob white review is up

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:52 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

hey guys! since i'm a humongous whore....




7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be ashamed of the music you focus on primarily, Lollipop Shoppe, by pointing out that you play Joy Division, Post Punk, etc. The last thing this town needs is another outlet for the latest round of hipsters talking about how much they love the Gang of Four in their brand new Urban Outfitters Buzzcocks shirt. There's plenty of those on a weekly basis.

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they are not ashamed. They are simply trying to communicate that they play more than 60's garage. Captain Groovy actually saw Gang of Four in the early 80's. I am still not quite sure what a hipster is, but if that means people that don't listen to shit music is that really that bad.

3:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please. no more jokes ya'll.
CAUTION! Use it.

5:40 AM  
Blogger captain groovy said...

actually i have a Rolling Stones t-shirt from Urban Outfitters.The shame!!!

8:24 AM  

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