It List: Wednesday 10/24/07
First, if you haven't done so already today, you should go outside. It's really nice out there. Play in a park or something. Next:
Taxi Fare with DJ Nature (Zubar): Dancehall has really seen a eemergence of interest in clubs around the world over the past two years, and you're lucky enough to have a local dancehall DJ who holds his own with all the rest. And he's right here in Dallas.
Dr. Dog/Apollo Sunshine/Delta Spirit (Hailey's): Dr. Dog comes through town yet again, and although I do enjoy their records quite a bit, I've been somewhat disappointed with the Dr. Dog live performances I've seen the past two times they've been here. Nothing terrible, but it just didn't seem to capture the charm of their soul influenced indie pop. Maybe it isn't their fault. It should be noted however that Apollo Sunshine sounds pretty promising, with stylistic influences ranging from Brian Jonestown Massacre to Daniel Johnston (heard particularly clearly on their cover of "Satisfaction," available on their Myspace page) to the Beatles. If you're opposed to cute pop, you probably don't want to bother, but its well done.