Thursday, October 18, 2007

It List: Thursday 10/18/07

The Melvins/Big Business (Granada): Big Business has a member of Karp, and I've wanted to catch them live ever since I heard about this duo's formation. They even exhibit some of the gorgeous simplicity of Karp's concise and minimal heaviness, but with a dash of Hair Metal vocalizing. The Melvins need no introduction or explanation other than along with Nirvana, they are pretty much the only two groups to gain notoriety when they did whose music has suffered the least from the effects of time.

Christian! Teenage Runaways/Lars Larsen/Douche (Strawberry Fields): C!TR disbanded over the summer when one of its founding members moved out of state. Sashenka Lopez is visiting her hometown this week and the group is having an impromptu reunion show to celebrate. Douche was great as usual at the last SHQ show the other night. It's nice to see that Strawberry Fields will step up and host a show like this in the wake of that beloved space. Not sure what Larsen has in store for his act.

Hentai Lacerator/Yatagarasu/Voyant/XathaX/Church Of The Apocalypse/Animal Forces/Lichen Sie (House of Tinnitus): I hate to mention it, but The Observer attempted to toss this Hentai Lacerator show in with their event previews and just ran a reprint of what their Houston New Times Counterpart, Houston Press said. The problem with that is that they incorrectly list the groups playing that night's show in Houston. Way to go. Do they not trust that their current staff could tackle the preview for this show? That's okay, neither do I. They also did a show preview for next week's Dr. Dog show and mention how their new album, "We All Belong" came out last month when it was actually released in February. The reason for this mishap is that they just reran a piece from Seattle weekly, The Stranger that is seven months old. I understand a corporate paper is going to reprint from their national talent pool, but can someone at least edit a reprint or throw it out if it isn't regionally accurate? I should lay off, they did finally notice that 1919 Hemphill it has for the last five years, but I guess someone can only mention it when a national act like Kimya Dawson plays there.

Anyways, this violently explosive Cincinnati headliner mixes various strains of extreme styles and they reminded me of the noise-infused work of Japanese group The Gerogerigegege or even a sloppier and more manic Charles Bronson. This show's openers will only add to the panicked fun of Hentai Lacerator, and I can personally vouch for that since I've seen most of them in one capacity or another. Huntsville's Yatagarasu is a frighteningly convincing one man setup with intricate bass playing, 8-bit electronics and screaming that impressed everyone at his show here last March. Voyant is the harsh/power electronics project that includes Electronik Warfare's Andrew Michael and ultimate multi-tasker Shane English. Church of The Apocalypse are a gear-heavy act with a twelve string bass and a method that revolves around repetition and doom riffs. Lichen Sie combines the talents of two known noise makers from Aunt's Analog and Dromez, and this will be an interesting duo since they are both so punishing just by themselves. XathaX uses a theremin, which you think would pop up more at noise shows, but I don't see them very often and I'm looking forward to it.

Black Mountain/The Cave Singers (Dan's Silver Leaf)

Lost Generation with Wanz And Ineka featuring
Farah (Fallout Lounge):
Tonight's set will feature a performance by Farah, who is celebrating the 12-inch vinyl release of her track, "Law Of Life."

80's Night With DJ G (Hailey's)


Anonymous ed said...

Strawberry Fields show starts promptly at 9pm.

Also- I'll have copies of the Forbes, Young, Gonzalez - Untitled 1-4 cassette with me. They're $2.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hentai Lacerator is going to fucking rule!!! FUCK YES!!!

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beauxregard / router / tober omi at the cavern

5:19 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

Black Mountain BLOWSSSS

5:24 PM  
Anonymous meg boner said...

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5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go go strawberry fields!

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:30 PM  
Blogger Chad said...

Top five tips for having a fun show at Strawberry Fields.

1. Don't steal merchandise.

2. Do not drink in the parking lot.

3. Don't steal merchandise.

4. Rock out with your cock out.

5. Do not shoot up in the bathroom.

Feel free to buy something too :)

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone know what time strawberry fields show starts? ed?

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, you gonna have that new tape with ya?

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9pm Strawberry fields

free free free as it should be

6:13 PM  
Anonymous ed said...

You forgot to ask me how much they are.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so is it okay if I just shoot up in the store area or the parking lot?

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah i was wondering if its ok to have sex in the parking lot--i just made a dildo

6:22 PM  
Blogger Chad said...

Sex in the parking lot is encouraged, just don't steal stuff, unless it is someone's virginity.

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think sex with a dildo is called masturbation, fyi.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:28 PM  
Blogger Sam M. said...

Yo SR: The Seattle publication you're thinking of is the Seattle Weekly. The Stranger, on the other hand, has no affiliation with Village Voice Media.

Other than that...carry on.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

i wish i wasnt jobless. id love to be seein' Big Business.

I just cleaned my room and my kitchen to Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell.

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey dl, i like you!

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dl loves heavy nouns.

10:45 PM  
Anonymous john said...

Big Business was fantastic tonight esp. w. Crover on the last two songs.
Sof far, (since '05), they have played at Ridglea Theatre, Club Clearview, Gypsy Ballroom and Gypsy Tea Room.

11:20 PM  
Anonymous john said...

also, i have never seen them perform as a three piece... and now a four piece. amazing.

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strawberry Fields show was fantastic.

1:13 AM  
Blogger drex said...

im in dire need a prosthetic face

mines was melted by the melvins

9:40 AM  
Anonymous the hockey puck said...

Gorsh, I missed the Melvins and Big Business last night. I guess I am a hockey puck after all.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Defensive Listening said...

Thanks, Sam. The preview was written by Hannah Levin, a writer for The Stranger and Seattle Weekly.
I actually found the piece printed in San Francisco Weekly. So, my mistake.

Here's the Observer piece.

Here's the SF Weekly piece, published back in March.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Clint Butler said...

Big Biz and Melvins was great.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

uh, strawberry field has already temporarily picked up the torch for shq. uh, great fun last night. uh, how long till the place gets busted by the cops seeing too much ensuing fun?

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet Ty won't trash SF.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

uh, that's so funny. uh, i bet you wouldn't trash either let alone show up to a show. uh, i bet yr shane english. uh, i just name dropped to get recognition. i bet ur neat. i bet ur real neat.


3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if i went to shows, i wouldve gone to the SMELVINS/BIGBIZ show. regret is great.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yer my favorite, dl.

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

disgusting mayhem at h.o.t. last night, intense and straight fucking full blast attack!!!!!!!!!!!!

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i prefer a gay fucking full blast attack

7:03 PM  

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