Friday, August 17, 2007

Weekender: 8/17/07-8/19/07

Apologies-- our impressive careers have been getting in the way of writing all day. However, we do have all the worthy shows listed and linked, and we are taking this opportunity to remind you one last time to vote in the WSJR awards... voting ends today at 5, and we're SUPER excited about counting all these votes! Totally! (Note: Contributions from SR and DL)

Before you do anything else: Vote.


Wanz Dover/Stephen R./Cygnus/Select/Robert Taylor/Keith P/Sean Varga/Convextion (Minc): Wanz Dover's Stereo on Strike DJ crew will be throwing their first big party the right way-- laptop performances outside, and an impressive cast of talented local DJs doing more genre bending than I can describe in the limited amount of time I have. Pretty good sound system too.

Cat Power/Micah P. Hinson (The Granada): The only Texas stop from our generation's Carole King. Well, she's like Carole King except she's at her best when interpreting the work of others, but I definitely prefer her voice, no matter how blasphemous a statement that might be to some. The bluesy backing band style featured on her more recent work has shorn off some of her rough edges and definitely made her a little more mom-friendly, but I think her voice can usually save even some of the afterthought writing on her records. The somewhat confusingly critically adored Micah P. Hinson opens.

Gregg Foreman (of Delta 72 and The Lily's) (Monkey Bar): DJ set after Cat Power.

Tha Bracelets/Man Factory/ZipZipZapZap/Red Pony Clock(Rubber Gloves):


Daniel Francis Doyle/The Numerators/My Milliner/Red Leaves (Secret Headquarters): Daniel Francis Doyle (formerly of Early Lines) is a noisy one-man wrecking ball based in Austin and tonight he's joined by Lubbock's The Numerators and My Milliner. The Numerators are a duo that mix noise, keyboard beats, and even rapping into a lively set. I've heard that My Milliner is like Dirty Three without the violin, and I suppose that would make them somewhat like a band of dudes making music.

Record Hop/White Drugs/Douche (Fra House): One of the main places to be tonight. This show is your best bet for stripped down pure fucking rock. Everyone's dying to hear that second Record Hop album and I'm dying to see Douche. Funny as that sounds.

Pinebox Serenade/Dana Falconberry/George Neal (Dan's Silverleaf): This is a good song-writing showcase. The sprawling stage setup of Pinebox Serenade is a show in itself, George Neal debuts his full band tonight and Dana Falconberry will be doing double duty this weekend by performing here at Dan's as well as The Fine Arts Theater with Peter and The Wolf.

Zanzibar Snails/Social Junk/Pony Bones/Mugu Guymen (House Of Tinnitus): This show features some adventurous ambient noise/folk combinations as well as some straight up ambient noise. These groups sound like the real deal, guaranteed to be "freakier" than anything you'll hear at the New Sabbath festival and you won't even have to push past grown men wearing animal costumes to see what it's all about. You might however have to push past a naked man, covered in beer and blood.

Fishboy/MC Router/Tah Dahs/Patience Please (HOUSE SHOW-411A Panhandle in Denton at the corner of Panhandle and Carroll)

Sticky Buns (Rubber Gloves)

The Good Sons (Secret Location): This show, originally booked at Pastime Tavern, has been moved to an undisclosed location for unknown reasons... actually, they disclosed it to me, but I'm not allowed to tell you where it is. I think you can email Wanz about it if you know how. Good Sons will be playing Scratch Acid stuff, and Joe Butcher, Laura Palmer and Loop 12 will be playing as well throughout the night. I bet some of today's comment posters will be surprised by the show's location...

New Sabbath Festival Lineup: After all that has happened with MATAS and this festival over the past couple of weeks, it seems most appropriate to give you the line up and call it a day. I'll add that the quality is mixed, ranging from good to noteworth to don't give a shit... should be interesting to see whether these guys can pull this thing off.


(115 N Elm St Denton, TX 76201)

peter and the wolf 12:35 PM - 1:35 AM

brothers and sisters 11:40 PM – 12:20 AM

the theater fire 10:45 PM – 11:25 PM

jana hunter 9:50 PM – 10:30PM

bill baird and silent sunset 8:55PM – 9:35 PM

sarah jaffe 8PM – 8:40PM

a toothless life 7:05PM – 7:45PM


(118 W Oak St Denton, TX 76201 (940) 382-7769)

matthew and the arrogant sea 9:00PM – 9:35PM

dust congress 8:00PM – 8:35PM

listen listen 7:00PM – 7:35PM

new science projects 6:00PM - 6:35PM

the black 5:00PM - 5:35 PM

paul slavens 4:00PM - 4:35PM

febrifuge 3:00PM - 3:35PM

eaton lake tonics 2:00PM - 2:35PM

ben flemming 1:00PM - 1:35PM

my son the astronaut 12:00PM – 12:35PM


redbear 8:35PM - 9:00PM

dust congress 7:35PM - 8:00PM

boogdish 6:35PM - 7:00PM

the spirit of space 5:35PM - 6:00PM

the brandon harrod orchestra 4:35PM - 5:00PM

super famicom 3:35PM - 4:00PM

telegraph canyon 2:35PM – 3:00PM

videophonic 1:35PM - 2:00PM

sparlin jessels 12:35PM – 1:00PM


doug burr 7:30PM - 8:00PM

george neal 6:30PM - 7:00PM

sabra laval 5:30PM - 6:00PM

cory derden 4:30PM - 5:00PM

ryan thomas becker 3:30PM - 4:00PM

chris garver 2:30PM - 3:00PM

ryan gilbert 1:30PM - 2:00PM


chica y los gatos 7:00PM - 7:30PM

hotel hotel 6:00PM - 6:30PM

the naptime shake 5:00PM - 5:30PM

whiskey folk ramblers 4:00PM - 4:30PM

daniel folmer 3:00PM - 3:30PM

ryan gilbert 2:00PM - 2:30PM

oh blonde!/lion the deer 1:00PM - 1:30PM


(219 W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 565-1638)

mike mcnasty 6:30PM - 7:00PM

glen farris 5:30PM - 6:00PM

esther newell 4:30PM - 5:00PM

clint niosi 3:30PM - 4:00PM

tex winters 2:30PM - 3:00PM

billy ratcliff 1:30PM - 2:00PM

désirée anastasia 1:00PM - 1:30PM

brooke opie 12:30PM - 1:00PM

Melissas Deluxe Party with The Ruby Revue/Jeremy Jackson (Art Club): Featuring live burlesque and DJ's.


We'll let you know.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

WANZ's show is at SLOPPYWORLD... someone's birthday. not sure why it is a secret.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so should i disable the voting now?

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a secret because everything has to be over complicated.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Defensive Listening said...

Not yet, my dear Cliff Notes. Wait for instructions.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he said 5 i turned it off at 5..


5:19 PM  
Blogger Defensive Listening said...

Turn it back on.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The show at Sloppyworld is an invite only party. Hence the secret.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

done i'm going to just leave it on, and afterwords we'll just filter out the votes after the time you didn't want votes to count no more..

just call me jeb

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wouldn't want to attend a show that i was invited too

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's great that you guys(we shot jr) support the best in local music, but i think that having awards or holding some popularity contest for these bands is beneath the groups covered here. I know this is more for revenge on the BS DO awards, but you don't have to kneel that low.

I'm not going to say don't vote, but support the bands by going out to their shows. I'd almost rather see a list of we shot jr approved bands listed with links to their myspace pages.

tons of bands are playing this weekend, so go out and see some great shit.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


is that a marx brothers reference?

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a birthday party.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fra House is gonna be bumping.

6:28 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

Unless there was some breaking news over the last 48 hours, I'm be shocked if hotel, hotel were actually playing. They be on opposite sides of the Snakes right now.

But, how about back-to-back Dust Congress sets? Yes!

6:30 PM  
Blogger The IMG said...

I'll be spinning outside on the patio at Minc tonight for the Stereo on Strike Party.


6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey all,

Raised by Tigers has posted our latest release, “LED” on our website for your listening enjoyment. Much nicer than myspace crappiness:



6:43 PM  
Blogger Danny Z said...

hey teenage cool kids is on that record hop show!

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Invite only? Trying to look good for the camera?

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y'know what?
I've thought "the only good thing about this blog is the hateful anons." Maybe I'm right.
And as I stood across the highway and gazed at the ClearChannel building I could only think:
"Long live anons."
"Long live cynicism"
"Long live skepticism"
"Long live hate, if that's what it takes."

Thank God for open forums.
Open forums rule, and are perhaps the most important thing we have.
Bitch, moan and whine but realize how good this is.
It could be worse. You could work for ClearChannel.
I love your nonsensical, hateful, unfounded and anonymous opinions.
God Bless You.

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way,
That was not a sarcastic post.
I meant it.
Open forums are perhaps the most important thing we have.
Protect it. Cultivate it.
OK, start bashing me.... NOW!

8:12 PM  
Anonymous JTJ said...

I ( am DJing at the Melissas Deluxe party Saturday night, not TV's Jeremy Jackson. Sorry to disappoint all the Baywatch fans.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the house of tinnitus show looks cool!

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's too bad they didn't book any good bands for that festival. It's all so fucking boring.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Defensive Listening said...

Sorry, Jeremy. I fixed it, but how 'bout you take it off private-just for the weekend? Live a little.

11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




11:06 PM  
Blogger Defensive Listening said...

Is that JL? Must be. I recognize that Dallas Hardcore dot com lingo anywhere.

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also on SAT, Nick Flatts paintings are up at Art Six and Hourly Radio is playing

12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm a fuckin' psychopath!! (or i'm bullshittin' - who could tell?)



zooooooooooooot zooooooooot

<3 Matthew

3:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to rant a bit about the New Sabbath Festival(fellow anons, I know you probably don't give a shit, but BEAR with me).

I was approached to play this thing with a pitch that was basically

'Hi, we're putting on a festival to benefit Denton! We're putting some of our favorite Denton acts on the same stage as some big folk names, all to promote Denton etc etc.'

Well, things change, I know, but they sure changed for the worse. Over time word got out that the 'Big Folk Bands' were guaranteed numbers like $400 dollars for playing the festival, while none of the 50+ local bands recieve anything at all.

This didn't seem to be good for Denton musicians, but I rationalised it with the idea that the larger bands would still be sharing a stage with the locals, thus 'promising' a bigger draw, and more exposure. It seemed like maybe it was worth it.

That was until all of the 'large' bands were moved to another location, leaving the 'reason for the festival' without the 'promise' of the larger band's draw.

This may not matter to anyone but me, maybe I am just being stupid about it, but I don't like the idea of promoting a show and telling my friends to spend ten dollars just to pay Peter and the Wolf's guarantee. Sure, we're all on the same flyer as the 'larger' bands. I guess that's something, right?

The New Sabbath Festival, in the end, has become another show at J&J's for no money that every band plays every weekend in this fucking town. It is not a 'help to Denton's musicians' etc etc, it is just getting 50 bands together on the square, hoping that, together, they will bring enough people to pay Peter and the Wolf's huge bill.

Fucking blows.


3:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I found one of the flyers the local bands should be on at J&J's

it lists the five 'large acts' and

'50+ local bands'

Welcome to the 50+

3:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is my problem is 'folk' musicians. they suck as people. if you know someone who plays 'folk' music. they probably suck a big one as a musician and a person. now not to say all 'folk' musicians are assholes and can suck it. cause i know a few that are cool. but for the most part. bag o' douche fest.

5:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scribble a signature on a white receipt-like piece of paper and put something or other about your ticket paid for. scribble a signature. mention you got it at strawberry fields. get in for free. problem solved.

5:37 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

Thank God I Don't Play Folk Music.

That should be a song title.
I'm on it.


5:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

speaking of docuhe...


party hat!

7:31 AM  
Anonymous JTJ said...

Thanks for the change. My MySpace doesn't contain anything about me DJing put people can feel free to go there and check out photos of me. If anyone is wondering what I will play at the party, it will be all female vocalists on the "songs that get drunk girls dancing" tip. Also, if kids are in to the nouveau cabaret thing, Vermillion Lies ( will be playing following their show at All Good.

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Folk musicians are not assholes any harder than DJs or Rawk Bandz or any of that, I think the broader problem is that Musicians are usually assholes. I know plenty of nice folk musicians.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous I won't survive said...

songs that get drunk girls dancing??? count me in!

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nope. folk musicians are more often douches. you're wrong.
i know plenty of nice folk musicians too. from ever genre in fact. that's how come i know everything and you obviously know nothing. i'm always right.
don't even try.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...






11:55 AM  
Anonymous The Hater Lover said...

What's more douche than a folk musician? A noise musician. In a good way. Douches are necessary every once and awhile.

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Admiral Asshole Folk Musician said...

given the fact that true folk musicians are hippies (even Woody
Guthrie was a hippie) and real hippies are some of the nicest people on earth... therefore, where the fuck was I going with this. Bob Dylan was kind of an asshole in Don't Look Back... whatever. Stop the war

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

true dat. noise musicians and folk musicians can both fall under that same douche-ness however not so as often is a noise or experimental musician a douche as a folk musician. there are scientific equations involved. trust me.

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

folk sucks because it's trying really hard to be something. anything that tries that hard sucks.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry there is no correlation between being a 'real' hippie and being 'cool' or nice. in fact being 'real' or 'real hippie' is to be undefined by simple terms as nice or cool. another solid 'no'. folk there is no relation to folk and hippie. people get your heads out of your asses please. also, woody guthrie was not a hippie. this is also retarded. wtf are you people talking about.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Admiral Asshole said...

everything I say should be taken with the utmost seriousness...

srsly... I'm from Mars. We only speak in complete sincerity with absolutely no sarcasm or goofiness involved whatsoever forever amen.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Deluxe thing isn't BYOB by the way and it's $8 and they close at 2am. new stupid rules at that art club place. hope you guys are loaded.

2:01 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

$8? Good lord.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO BYOB!?!?! Come on Sloppyworld! Open! Open!

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blonde girls {duo} will be performing before the numerators and danny tonight at shq, hopefully well sound okay enough to do it more often-luv adam kondo

great shows all around tonight ill probably be skipping around myself.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rockin' the suburbs

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DL's myspace account is gone.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$8 for no nipples and only one dj w. a blocked myspace account. LAME AS FUCK ARTFAG CLUB.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous jtj said...

I've been told if you bring your own b to Artclub tonight they will not turn you or your b away. There will be a cash bar, though.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous KINGKRABmeat said...

Where be the voting results crackas?

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

damn crab sounds so good right now.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOLK DROOLZ! ROCK ROOLZ! fucking christ.

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Admiral Asshole said...

I can't speak for people under 30, but most people play folk music because they are ex-rockers who don't want to lose more hearing, have car payments, and no longer want to deal with bandmates.

10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about people that play noise folk? Double douche, or cancel each other out as a double negative and therefore double cool?

My head hurts.

10:38 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

SUPER FAMICOM is a disgrace to its namesake.

12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scratch Acid Rules.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok art club officially sucks balls. four dollar beer in a plastic cup. need i say more?

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope freddie gets to sleep until next sunday. dude worked his ass off yesterday. i had a good time!

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

brothers and sisters, the theater fire, and matthews sets were all flawless.

Anyone who has gripe about the sabbath festival needs to realize it was just run be a people, not a booking agency, and they got in over their heads.

i really really wish i could stay away from this site, but im still having trouble, can you talk about more extremely local feminist bands to help me out for now?

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

double cool

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its official fast freddie day, give him the key to the titty already!

6:32 PM  
Blogger doorbells said...

Brothers and Sisters were so damn good.

And Freddie was so damn sweaty.

Also, death to anyone who insults Super Famicom. Definitely the most hilarious guy in the world.

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

felt a little dirty. the douche was much needed.

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

house of tinnitus ruled last night once again!!

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Freddie did such a great job yesterday.

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was easy to tell lillith fair was managed by joe smoes, and not a booking company..

11:13 PM  
Anonymous boiler room said...


11:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

would it have killed Matthew to learn the lyrics to rainy day women? Or any of his songs?

1:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes. literaly. don't make artists do stuff, it kills them.

3:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

catpower was really sad if you missed it


10:01 AM  
Anonymous delmore said...

I thought the festival was awesome but its a fucking shame that fucking theater is a fucking church cause that room sounded fucking incredible :(

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

p.s. - I heard that freddy got fingered

2:56 AM  

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