Wednesday, September 26, 2007

It List: Wednesday 9/26/07

Life Death Continuum/Best Fwends/Burning Brides (Double Wide): I'm not the biggest fan of Burning Brides' near parody of rock history, but I think it's impressive that Parade Of Flesh snagged them for this bill tonight. Life Death Continuum recall some of the more complicated styles of the 70's prog movement, but they temper it with healthy doses of hardcore and punk influenced outbursts and screaming. WARNING: They are not afraid to use that "Rick Wakeman" sound. Best Fwends are willfully ridiculous DayGlo rap who sometimes incorporate crowd harassment as part of the show. An excellently mixed bag tonight.

High On Fire/Mono/Coliseum/Panthers (Granada): A local music journalist once described Mono as Husker Du finding common ground with Kronos Quartet, and I was really let down to find out that they did not live up to that description. They are yet another "buildup" band, with the rising tension and the obligatory volume climax like all the bands who got name dropped when everyone was arguing about Explosions In The Sky recently. Well, Mono is definitely better than Explosions In The Sky and you'll probably enjoy them if you like that group. Coliseum and High On Fire are two of the best working metal bands today and I hope the Granada's sound system can push this as hard as it needs to go to be convincing. That goes double for Mono.

Taxi Fare with DJ Nature and special guest DJ
Queen Majesty (Zubar):
DJ Nature will be playing his reggae set in the backroom of Zubar tonight along with Queen Majesty, who is part of the venerable archivists, Deadly Dragon Sound System, a group that boasts a collection of over 150,000 slabs of Reggae, dancehall, rocksteady and various splinter genres. There is a very good interview with Queen Majesty over at Central Booking. Ya know, that is much more than a party blog. It's educational and shit.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mono is so much better than EITS.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Defensive Listening said...

Best Fwends just rapped to a recording the whole time when I saw them. But it sounds like they've gotten a lot more electronic/pop punk lately. Sorry for the confusing description.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous ed said...

What the fuck? Who on earth wrote that about Husker Du and Kronos Quartet?? I strait up 'lol'ed.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Best Fwends at 10:45
Life-Death Continuum at 11:30
Brides at 12:30

$8 cover.
$5 w. High on Fire ticketstub

5:41 PM  
Blogger Clint Butler said...

I hope I get to make it out to the Best Fwends/Life-Death Continuum show.

8:04 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

double wide was fun. LDC was good, they seemed to fall apart at times, maybe just a rough night for them. I'll def. check them out again.

3:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Sale On Friday and Saturday
at Secret Headquarters

SHQ Kroger Card Dealies
Four shows for the price of two.
$10 = $20 Value
Good anytime. Get a friend in. Whatever.

Friday Night:
Telegraph Canyon
Slider Pines
The Felons

Saturday Night:
Sean Kirkpatrick
Faux Fox
Chris Garver

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:25 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

"Well, Mono is definitely better than Explosions In The Sky"

Totally untrue, though I do like me some Mono.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous aaron said...

yeah, sorry about falling apart, at least in spots where it wasn't supposed to, but it was exceedingly difficult to hear each other during the first half of the set. the sound man didn't seem to know quite what to do with our sound, especially on the first song, where all we could hear was keyboards....maybe he just got too excited about the 'rick wakeman' sound....

3:47 PM  
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4:23 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.

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MONO was just fantastic, as always.

12:37 AM  

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