Thursday, September 27, 2007

It List: Thursday 9/27/07

Interpol/Liars (Palladium): FYI for anyone who is going to this show in order to catch Liars-- they'll be taking the stage at 730 according to Palladium's Nancy Shelton, so plan accordingly. I know that there are probably a lot of people like me who really want to see Liars but don't have much of an interest in either Interpol or the price of their concert tickets, but if you can afford to part with the change, you'll probably be really glad that you took the time to check out Liars on such a huge stage. Their new album, though not the coherent conceptual masterpiece that Drums Not Dead might have been, is still highly enjoyable, and contains enough really great songs and moments to keep these guys high on my list of favorite current rock bands. The main difference between their latest album and those previous is that it seems to lack the stylistic and conceptual focus that the other albums had, but by all accounts this was done on purpose, and in many ways it's a good thing. I wouldn't have believed you if you had told me that the new Liars record would sound like Beck on one track, This Heat on another and Jesus and Mary Chain on a third, but that is exactly the way it is, and I can't wait to see what they do with it live.

Atmosphere/Mac Lethal/Grayskul/Lucky Jam (Palladium Loft): I'm not the biggest fan of Atmosphere's stuff, but I guess you're allowed to be if you want. Seems weak and too intentionally "intellectual" for my taste, but then I pretty much can't tolerate 90% of "alternative" hip hop. Yuck.

Stereo on Strike presents Lost Generation (Fallout Lounge): Wanz, Ineka and Pretty Vacant DJs will all be spinning tonight.

Shaolin Death Squad/The Great Tyrant/Addnerim (Wreck Room in Ft. Worth): Yeah, Shaolin Death Squad is pretty bad, but The Great Tyrant is playing and I hear the show is actually free... but don't quote me on that.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Liars is so damn good.

I'll pass on Interpol though.

4:47 PM  
Blogger chase said...

I'm trying my best to like the new Interpol. It's not an easy task.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous mission of myanmar said...

give it up

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Adam said...

i'll be there for liars - didn't expect them to go on that early though. it's gonna be a long night of standing.

has anyone heard anything about a DJ set up at The Loft after Interpol is done? last time Sam played one and some of the band came up. i know Carlos does that after some shows too.

5:05 PM  
Blogger I'm Sober said...

Thanks to everyone that came out to TAXI FARE last night.

Queen Majesty's flight got f'd up and she was unable to make the night. We were on the phone with her yesterday and she was suuuper upset about it. We'll definitely be working to bring her out here in the next couple months. Just wanted to let people know what happened.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REALLY not diggin' on that new Liars.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

me either. course they've always been hit or miss. i'm just lucky enough to have liked a certain road they went down (their last album).

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the great tyrant show isn't free, i think it's 5-7. it's their last show at the wreck room before its levelled.

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Violent Squid album titled "666" out now. available @ Recycled Books & Strawberry Fields for super cheap.


6:46 PM  
Blogger schmancy said...

actually correction: 830p. doors at 730p. sorry for the late info!'s an early show, so y'know!

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

new Liars is really awesome and I am really glad that it sounds so different. I enjoyed Drums Not Dead alot but I wasn't expecting this album to be what it is, so it is good on a surprising level.

Atmosphere is one of those things I like until someone gets in the car and hears what I'm listening to... then it is just embarassing.

11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah you gotta rep liars and dismiss interpol they're so 2003, so blog, lets all make sure everyone knows we're leaving for interpol so we everyone knows the difference between us and the commoners!

11:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that interpol band is pretty good, just checked out thier myspace page. they sound a bit like joy division, eh?

12:01 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

yeah, because Liars weren't around back when Interpol started. You're right. I should stop dissing bands just because it's no longer cool to be a band from New York that was popular in the early 00's. Oh wait, you're just dumb.

And 1157/1201, please stop pretending to be two different people. It makes you seem a little desperate.

12:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to this show and needless to say it was hard to focus with so many damn fools there. Damn you Liars for touring with Interpol.

1:39 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

i forgot about SDS and TGT. Fack.
I am soooo jobless right now. C'mon, guys, let me do one of these "deejay setz". I know music that the kids like to dance to and what not and so forth and so on and so on and etc.

3:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, Liars were rad, but could have been so much better without frat dudes.

The expression of wtf on their faces during the Liars set was enjoyable though.

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this observer 'blow back'

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Adam said...

liars were great despite the fact that most of the crowd seemed confused/uninterested.

sounds like i'm in the minority here, but i still like interpol and thought their set was great too.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O'Death fucking destroyed last night.

1:58 PM  
Blogger DTC said...

i know beating up on the observer has now become somewhat passe, but i couldnt pass up quoting widner on this one, regarding the new DC9 aberration theyve created.

"we plan on being the only blog in town that's timely, all-inclusive, content-heavy and thoughtful."

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All-inclusive...great! I've been looking for a blog that reports on the Arlington metal scene and the Addison cover band scene.

2:26 PM  
Anonymous jonistired said...

I don't think I've ever seen such lazy journalism. I just looked at the DC-9 blog and immediately found two things that could have easily been avoided with some simple knowledge of music and little fact checking.
First, Jonanna called Faux Fox post-rock. No comments needed here.
Second, another blog contributor, Chelsea Ide, said that the front man of Liars is Aaron. If anyone has ever seen Liars, or even seen photos of Liars would know that Aaron is not the front man. Aaron Hemphill is more like the silent guard on the side of the stage that rarely even moves from his post. Angus Andrew is the front man.
Also, in the print edition of the Observer Jonanna did a story about the names of bands. I find this very ironic, because one of the bands she chose to make fun of was Do Make Say Think. If she did any research into their name (Wikipedia), she would have found that their name was carefully considered and actually quite interesting.
I'm tired of the Observer's lazy journalism. I don't think this is the standard that the Village Voice stands for.

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why are you preaching to the choir?

3:21 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

7:56 make me "lol"

5:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, why am i?

4:21 PM  

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