Friday, August 03, 2007

Weekender 8/3/07-8/5/07


Ghosthustler/Foxtrot/Bleach Boys (Secret Headquarters): Foxtrot remind me of some kind of mix between oft hyperlinked performers such as Yacht, Copy, Kavinsky,Extreme Animals, and Black Moth Super Rainbow. I'm not sure exactly how they put their tunes together, but it's pretty unique for this area and sounds like a live treat. Get it? And this might also be a good chance to hear some of the new material GH has been working on, which I hear is a bit different than what you've heard so far.

BARK BARK BARK (Monkey Bar): BARK BARK BARK is playing a show at Urban Outfitters in Tucson in a couple of weeks, and frankly, it's not very shocking. Essentially, BARK BARK BARK are one of the best approximations of "hip" that you can find these days. Honestly, you can hear at least a little bit of just about every musical reference point to have emerged in the past five years: post punk, hyper synth pop, dance punk. Basically everything but freak folk. But you know what anti-hipsters: sometimes "hip" things aren't bad. And these guys are one of them. Solid, danceable, sloppy post-hardcore stuff that people should eat the fuck up live.

Whale/Black Wizardz/Teenage Cool Kids (1919 Hemphill): Sweet Hemphill line up, although they said on their myspace bulletin that "jerks" aren't welcome at the show. Guess I'm out. Wish I could go though, as I'm interested in checking out both Black Wizardz and Whale.

Black Tie Dynasty/Red Monroe/Tree Wave /Voot Cha Index (Hailey's): Dudes- what are you doing? Let's just pretend this never happened, ok? I guess BTD goes on last, so you can cut out early before you get hairspray poisoning. Tyson Meade of the 90's next-big-thing-that-never-was group Chainsaw Kittens will be playing with Red Monroe tonight, and I believe they will be playing mostly CK material throughout the show. Haven't fact checked that, though. I've honestly only heard a few Chainsaw Kittens songs, and I guess I don't see what the big deal is-- seems like pretty standard early 90's college rock to me, somewhere between Smashing Pumpkins, Teenage Fanclub and the Posies. It's good enough though, and I'm sure the guys in Red Monroe will be able to add something to whatever material they end up playing.

Theater Fire/Silver Pines/The Lemmings/Spider Bags (Rubber Gloves)


Teenage Cool Kids/Koji Kondo/Angry Businessmen/Dance of Days (Secret Headquarters): Great line up #2 of the weekend for SHQ. Teenage Cool Kids aren't exactly my cup of tea, but shit man, the last time I saw them play live was one of the best times I've ever had watching a band that wasn't exactly my cup of tea. They've got a great little army of fans, and they play tight, intense sets that said fans eat up all the way through. A lot of fun. And I dare someone to name a more intense live rock band than Koji Kondo.

The Paper Chase/The Great Tyrant/BARK BARK BARK (Dan's Silverleaf): Great line up at Dan's Silverleaf, which isn't something I say too often. Of course, I haven't listened to the Paper Chase in forever, but I'm still waiting for the Great Tyrant to put a damn record out.


Pelican/Clouds/Fatal Flying Guillotine (Hailey's): I'm not the biggest Pelican dude in town, but I figure they're worthy of argument at least.

Hippiefest feat. The Turtles/The Zombies/Iron Butterfly/Mountain (Nokia Live): I like turtles.

Pleasant Grove (Barley House)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true. He really likes turtles.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So... it's Secret Headquarters till 10:30, Hailey's until TreeWave is done (and not one second later,) and then the Theater Fire at Rubber Gloves after that.
WTF? Denton's making us work. That seriously increases the risk of DWI accidents within a 5 block radius of the square.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There ain't NO reason to drive any of that. You're talking 10 minutes walking time, split up over 3 trips! Get Fit!

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

add voot cha to that haileys bill. they play first

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the friday haileys bill that is.

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



6:00 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

jerks are allowed. go.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fatal Flying Guilloteens are the best live band in the south right now

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the pAper chAse at Dan's is going to be so incredible. I cannot wait.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hippiefest thing at Nokia costs like 50 bucks plus 12 bucks to park. I doubt any actual hippies will be there.
War, on the other hand, is playing Dallas Market Hall parking lot tonight for free.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

I'd like Pelican more if they had a better drummer.

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Silver Pines business is cool.

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re:6:59pm ...........god i hate you

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pAper chAse!

do I need to say it again!?

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Andrew Savage said...

ALSO, How Hard is on the SHQ #2 show.

12:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you forgot your favorite festival!!

New Sabbath Pre-Festival II
Art Six Coffee (Scripture & Bryan)
2PM - 10PM-ish
Saturday 8/4
$5 all day or free with prepurchase
of New Sabbath Festival Ticket for info

In no particular order:

Dust Congress
Voot Cha Index
W-S Burn
tha Bracelets
Eaton Lake Tonics
Desiree Anastasia
Ryan Thomas Becker
Handclaps and Harmonies
Danny Red
the international
Ryan Gilbert
My Son the Astronaut
White Light Fever

12:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please someone kill me now

1:13 AM  
Anonymous domas said...


1:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he didn't forget your stupid folk just sucks!

4:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck ghosthustler...a whole bunch of hype...for what? 10 minutes of pre-recorded crap with a prepubescent boy singing over it?

i think i'll stay home and jerk off to daft punk instead.

4:47 AM  
Anonymous stefan said...

ghosthustler sucks dick

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Chopper said...

Hey everybody. That was Stefan. His name is Stefan.

Harden the fuck up, Stefan.

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go anon like the rest of us, pussy.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey i thought that MATAS was playing the pre-festival... what happened there?

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That BARK BARK BARK band is fucking clown shoes, and is an example of what is wrong with everything that is hip right now.

They should go on tour with !!! and the Yeah yeah yeahs. It could be called 'It's hip to be cubed tour"

I'm actually surprised there isn't band called black black black yet. That shit would be of the hook.

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the pAper chAse tonight. Yesyesyesyesyes.

11:23 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I support using "clown shoes" as a description of a band.

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

clown shoes. good burn. though i saw !!! many ol' years ago and it was fucking awesome.

12:15 PM  
Blogger R. Javelinn said...

Is there time for a 'clown shoes' category to be added to the awards?

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got to talk to the Ghosthuster guys a little last night, and those guys got nothing to do with the hype. they have a good grasp and seem to be in it for the fun. After some technical problems, they were discouraged and a little bummed because they want to do a good job and I reassured them, this shit is going to happen. But you gotta just know that people are having a good time and that the shows will get more comfortable and I hugged them and they giggled and climbed into their space airplane and shot off into the sky, content and comfy, ready to carry on and bring the boogie to the people. Then I saw a rainbow and a bird winked at me.
And I said to the bird, "You alright, bird."

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

every guy in every band is a "good guy"

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That bird gets around.

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen 1:34

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Great Tyrant will have cds and t-shirts for sale at the show at Dan's tonite.

Yours truly
-The Great Tyrant

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone heard that Denton Deluxxxe yet? I don't know if I should waste beer money on it.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dentron Deluckz is amazin'

Except they credited the artwork on Vol. 1 as Tex Avery instead of Tex Winters.

Oh well.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice guys doesn't mean good tunes...if i had to go to every bands show whose members were 'nice guys,' i'd be at 3 shows a night. fuck ghosthustler.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Shane said...

Fuck You 7:13

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how angry and argumentative WSJR readers get...always a fun read...

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna detract my clown shoes label for bark bark bark(even if it's a shitty name).

They didn't blow my mind, but they didn't sound like the crap on their myspace page.

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:11 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

i agree w/ 7:53.

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hart Denton Deluxx

11:32 PM  
Blogger Chad said...

Thanks to anonymous 2:58 and 11:32 for the kind words about the dD!

For the cover art, yes Nevada Hill did the art for #2 and Tex WINTERS did #1. On the first 20 printings of each volume I unfortunately forgot to credit the cover art. Didn't expect the first 20 of each to sale so fast so I had to make an emergency 8am run to Copy Max. I tried to add the artist on the back, but it looks like I made a cognitive slip and replaced Winter's name with that of noted animator Tex Avery. But hey if you have to be miss represented as someone, why not one of the best :)

Only 6 copies where sold with said printing on back and the others have been destroyed and buried. If you happened to have purchased a miss labeled one, you can buy Tex's bands Sarah Redington CD and we will pay for half of it.

And sorry to be whore but... Come on down and buy them :)

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with 10:11

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was worth it, I made it to Hailie's and shq got ot see tree wave, red monroe and ghost hustler, greatest night ever!!!

12:26 PM  
Blogger Eric Grubbs said...

The Paper Chase brought it. Still one of the best live bands I've ever seen.

5:34 PM  

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