Friday, September 28, 2007


Fairly slow Friday night, but a few good things happening this weekend:


Stereo on Strike Party (Minc): Minc is one of those places that can either be a real blast or a real drag, depending on what's happening there on a given night. And although I have no idea what kind of crowd will show up there this evening (or for any event at that place), Stereo on Strike apparently attracted almost 300 people to their last party, and frankly, you'd be hard pressed to find more variety in a local electronic music show than what you'll get this evening. This event will include DJ performances from CTRL ALT DEL of Central Booking as well at Robert Taylor and Sean Vargas. You'll also be able to catch laptop deathmatch performances between DJ sets as part of their two year anniversary.


Silver Apples/One Cut Kill/Zanzibar Snails (Hailey's): What a cool show, particularly for psyche heads, stoners, avant garde enthusiasts and record collector dorks. You'll probably see a lot of people representing each category at this show, but I bet you'll be happy you went. Founder Simeon will be in the house, and I honestly have no idea what kind of show this will be, other than to say that you can check out a bunch of Silver Apples live stuff over at One Cut Kill's Myspace page. Serving as a major influence on pretty much every genre of popular music to have emerged since the 1960's, Silver Apples influence cannot be understated. But fortunately, they aren't one of those bands that are more fun to read about than to listen to, and frankly, I find their relative pop accessibility as amazing and interesting as their musical and compositional innovations. Needless to say, I can't wait for this show.

Sean Kirkpatrick/Faux Fox/Chris Garver (Secret Headquarters)

Hot Flash with Killtronix/Schwa/Sober (Fallout Lounge)

Maaster Gaiden/Stymie/The Points/Teenage Cool Kids (715 Panhandle)

Hogpig/Red Monroe/The Angelus (Rubber Gloves): This is NOT the last Angelus show necessarily, but it will be the last for a couple of their band members (not leader Emil Rapstine of course), so this WILL be your last chance to see this incarnation of the band if you're a fan. Also Red Monroe's CD release show for Denton. We'll have that review Monday, promise.


Kites/Russian Tsarlang/Judascow/Voyant/Dromez/Aunt's Analog (House of Tinnitus): Kites is the name taken by Christopher Forgues, who started producing noise music in Providence, RI in 1999 as part of the Fort Thunder scene that also included names such as Lightning Bolt and Load Records. Forgues utilizes homemade electronic instruments in his sets as a one man band, and from all accounts I've seen around the web (dude), his live show is truly a unique experience. Not that there will be any shortage of unique music to be heard at HOT this weekend, with more harsh noise than you could ever wish for swirling around the living room. Another raw as fuck show for one of the most respectable new institutions in local music.

Maker Maker with Prince William, Kingdom, Sober (Palladium Loft): Prince William's new monthly kicks off this weekend with the much hyped DJ Kingdom from Brooklyn. After seeing several of PW's performances over the years, as well as listening to his fantastic We Shot A Mix several times over the past few weeks, I think I can safely say that there aren't too many other DJs in the area that approach PW's knowledge of the history of electronic music or the stylish eclecticism of his sets. And you know what? He gives enough of a nod to silly top 40 to make his sets one of the best combos of mindless fun and tasteful selections that you'll find around here.

Do Make Say Think/History at Our Disposal (Hailey's)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

No love for DMST?

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:07 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I'm not the biggest fan, but I did include them on the list. I do dig some of their stuff though.

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bullshit about 300 going to minc for stereo w. strife. call and ask the venue

5:12 PM  
Blogger guTTerTh said...




(all acoustic and unplugged)




5:12 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

I <3 Gutterth.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot Faux Fox, Gutterth.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is off subject but eventhough I like Animal Collective am I the only one who would enjoy seeing them torn apart limb by limb by a group of english football hooligans?

6:04 PM  
Anonymous -|zs|- said...

Silver Apples ... get there early. ZS has some new tricks for ya in a full five-piece lineup, including projections, stringed instruments, radios, and new & exciting Simeon-like tone generators ....

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silver Apples may be show of the year at Haileys.
Incredible posters the ZS's did for it too.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't wait to read you lashing of the new red monroe. it's stinky. whew.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Steve M said...

paul banks, the last gasp @ the cavern - saturday

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do make say think is not blog friendly.

12:35 AM  
Anonymous urn said...

Do Make Say Think will be blog friendly this evening.

I will say that DMST has created some of my favorite music of all time. I will admit that some of their albums are hit or miss. But I dare you to give a mushroom/pot/clear head addled listen to "Goodbye Enemy Airship/The Landlord Is Dead" and not tell me that the experience was pleasurable. I have experienced the album under all of the previous frames of mind, and each one has elicited the same response... "Fuck Yeah!" with clenched fists.

My clenched fists loosed up for the release of the next album "&Yet&YEt", though it had a good song or so. But the follow-up, "Winter Hymn, Country Hymn, Blah Hymn..." took it up a notch again, and though it was not recorded the same way as "Goodbye Enemy Airship", it expounded upon the compositional elements of "Goodbye", solidified their sound, and went above and beyond what I thought they were capable of.

But then, with some of DMST being part-time members of Broken Social Scene, DMST went out on tour and opened up for them. I paid the money to see this show for DMST, and after DMST played, sat through a Broken Social Scene set.

In my mind I thought, how defeating; you, as a member of DMST, are in a better band than BSC. However, because BSC makes you money to be able to do whatever you want in your much better band, you have to play with them. Is that how you might look at it, in that situation?

In addition to my last show experience, DMST's last album included vocals. I dismissed "You, You're A History In Rust" because I heard some intentional voice. Now, it's a pet peeve of mine that bands that were notoriously previously instrumental suddenly introduce vocals. You know that all of your friends that might do vocals are in Broken Social Scene, Feist, etc, so if you introduce them as vocalists on your album, your new DMST album will just sound like a Broken Social Scene/whatever song. See Hella, see Mogwai, see Helen Keller. Why fucking ruin it? The music has always spoken for itself. Why utilize a spokesperson? I don't want to hear from an instrumental band. That's just me.

5:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It really wasnt a slow Friday. Plenty of things to do I dont think your paying attention.

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stop talking about dmst. i don't want a million people there on sunday.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous jasper said...

"Serving as a major influence on pretty much every genre of popular music to have emerged since the 1960's..." Really? I saw them about 10 years back and while I find 'em interesting, I think you're overstating their case a bit.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous mc said...

I really liked DMSTs "Winter Hymn, Country Hymn" ... love the rhythm section ... and, I kind of agree about the insrumental bands. Though I do enjoy the occasional Mogwai track w/ in-house vocals (track 2 on CODY) and sometimes not (the Arab Strap turn on Fear Satan)

11:52 AM  
Blogger Steve M said...

anyone have an idea who the "special guest" is at the DMST show?

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did you mean by ".../clear head addled"? Clear-head meaning sober, or is "clear" slang for acid, meth, wet or something?
I'm really not trying to be a smart-ass, just curious if there's some new drug term I haven't heard.

And BSS is pretty good. You're damned cynical if you think they don't enjoy playing together.

12:23 PM  
Blogger stereo on strike said...

To 5:12pm ...

.I know you are praying really hard for us to fail for some reason, but fact of the matter is we are doing and promoting a positive outlet for more fringe electronic music and having a good party at the same time. The first party had about 250 paid for the night and around 40 or 50 on guest list. Yes you can call the club if you want to be that petty. Just because you have a beef with me(wanz) you should leave my crew mates out of it. The DJ's and the Deathmatchers are good folks and very talented. I don't have the Talley for last night yet, but it was obviously an even bigger crowd than last time and most of all everyone had a really good time listening to music that does not get played around here very much. Stuff that most clubs are normally afraid to get behind.

I am not the focus of S.O.S. We had about 20 different people involved with making our event happe last night. Pretty much none of them read this blog. They are knee deep in their own art and don't really care about the "Clicks and Politics" this kind of stuff encourages. Maybe you should do the same.

Don't Hate. Particpate.


12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free things (live music and food) at Strawberry Fields at 4PM.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't judge the Silver Apples as a whole based on their tour ten years ago. Their very first record (in 1968) is totally badass, and does have a lasting impact. The last time they came through, it was a bit more of a novelty act, but still enjoyable.

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10 years ago the silver apples were doing a different sound from their original 68/69 releases. i hear this tour it is primarily their sound from those two releases. which had a very very huge impact on electronic pop music. i don't think it is understated in the least that they are probably one of the most important groups to psychedelic electronic and dance pop music as far as the influence they have had on it.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

previous comments exemplify why do make say think is not blog friendly.

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DMST does have an awesome name tho

12:41 AM  
Anonymous urn said...

Not sure who the special guest is.

Clear head meaning sober. I enjoy them under any circumstance. I know that my previous comment made me sound like a drug aficionado, but I've just personally had experiences with their music and drugs that were noteworthy and beneficial, though I don't partake so much anymore.

And I wouldn't be so cynical as to say they're not enjoying playing with BSS. I just knew of DMST before BSS was around, and it seemed a shame that it almost took BSS taking off and having DMST open for them to get DMST some sort of sizable audience to play for, because I personally feel that they are the superior band.

I think DMST deserves the attention. Hence why I would talk about them at length and annoy anon 11:30AM and cause a million people to show up for the show. It's so nice to get to play God here and make a band blog friendly and increase their audience attendance.

3:56 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

panhandle show was fun and crowded as usual. the more the merrier.

5:21 AM  
Blogger guangxi said...

uhh. i guess you guys left off pools/uptown bums/sex advice/capitalist kids/brick fight at 1919 sep 28.

just sayin.

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I guess you guys forgot that a group of people are performing the soundtrack to Emmit Otter's Jugband Christmas on their laptops at someone's house.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Clint Butler said...

the 715 Panhandle show was reaaalllly awesome. if you went to anything else, you beefed. glad to see that shows there will still do well, and that there are much more to come this next season.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KITES is gonna rule tonight!!!

3:44 PM  
Blogger Dirty Cha Cha said...

We've got a FREE show at Double-Wide tonight (Sunday) with Shanghai 5, Mr. Lewis & The Funeral 5 (Austin), and Silk Stocking.

It's a carnival party, so there will be a freak show and prizes and stuff.

Doors at 8:00.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new red monroe is rad

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The special guests at the DMST show could be Akron/Family. They did the majority of the vocals on the new album, so that's my guess.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish it were Akron/Family but it appears that they are playing in New York tonight according to their tour schedule

8:13 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

yeah, that would have been cool.

1:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It bums me out that History at our Disposal can back out of %75 of their small shows but always seem to some how get their shit together to open for the big ones.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was the special guest?

How was HAOD?

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd wager they were better than One Cut Kill

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nobody is praying for you to fail Wanz, we are praying for you to SHUT THE FUCK UP AND STOP BEING SUCH A GODDAMN WEASEL ALL THE FUCKING TIME.


3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still reeling from the Emmit Otter's Jugband Christmas reference.

10:01 PM  

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