Friday, October 05, 2007



Gowns/Glen Farris (Monkey Bar): The first of two good shows from Parade of Flesh this weekend-- Gowns is quite strange and highly intriguing to me, with quiet, slow and drained sounding songs

Jeff Samuel/Stereo on Strike (Minc): You may not know much about Jeff Samuel, but anyone interested in Chicago house or the contemporary electronica scene in Berlin should probably take note of this show, as Samuel has made a name for himself as a DJ and producer spinning at places like London's Fabric, Tokyo's Yellow, and Berlin's Panoramabar. And although he scores major points simply for being remixed by Ricardo Villalobos, his tracks are fantastic all on their own, ranging from jack house influenced stuff to more minimal blip stuff that is fashionable in his new home town of Berlin. Great DJs don't often attract great crowds in Dallas, but I hope this is an exception. Stereo on Strike will be spinning on the patio as well.


Devendra Banhart/Jana Hunter (Granda Theater): I actually really like most of Devendra Banhart's music, but I can also see why the guy annoys people-- the goofy outfits, the cutie pie California hippie thing, etc. And although he certainly faulters a bit on his records (too many throw aways, too much goofing off), there are genuinely powerful moments on all of them, and his ability to jump from tropicalia to eerie English folk to cricket chirping Americana while maintaining a unique and readily identifiable sound throughout is quite impressive to me. He's made a couple great records, and I still listen to them quite a bit.

Strange Boys/Brimstone Howl/Sean Kirkpatrick (Pastime Tavern): Dallasites with good taste in rock music who ARENT into Devendra will probably show up here for what will probably be a roudy loud show hosted by Parade of Flesh. I didn't get a chance to see Brimstone Howl the last time they came through town, but I have always been really impressed with what I've heard from them, and seeing them at Pastime sounds like a good idea to me.

Infinity Crew 10 Year Anniversary with the Party (Nine Eyes): Art gallery party thing happening from 8 until midnight featuring The Party spinning all evening and free catering and what not.

Rock Lottery 9 (Dan's Silverleaf): Most of you probably understand the concept of Rock Lottery at this point, and although I don't hold the event in the high esteem that so many others seem to, I would consider checking this out for sure, especially given the number of quality local musicians involved this year-- Shane English, Matt Burgess of Eat Avery's Bones, Megan Carroll of Nouns Group, and Mike Seman of Shiny Around the Edges just to name a few. Some very nice selections from the RL people this year. Could be interesting.


Sonic Youth/Meat Puppets (House of Blues): Sonic Youth swings through town after an appearance at the legendary Marfa, and despite the high ticket price, if this ends up being anything like their last performance here in Dallas, then it will be a can't miss. I was a bit skeptical of their last show simply because I hadn't seen them play in like a decade and wasn't sure if they continued to pack the kind of punch that you'd expect. Damn, was I wrong. Mixing in the best of their most recent records with a lot of older favorites, Sonic Youth absolutely blew me away last time around. They played everything with the kind of precision and fire that most bands half their age can't even pretend to display, and although I've never been one of those "dude, got that new Sonic Youth Japanese import B side collection" dudes, that last show left no doubt about SY's place in the history of American experimental rock music.

Suishou no Fune/ST 37/Rahdunes/Zanzibar Snails (Hailey's): It's too bad for us Dallas folks that this show is going on the same night as Sonic Youth, but Dentonites who don't feel like driving to Dallas AND paying a lot for concert tickets should consider checking this out. I admit that I don't know a great deal about Suishou no Fune, but considering the character of the band's ambient, dark psyche rock, perhaps their biography is better left a mystery. Very good stuff that comes off as challenging and hard to follow at first, but soon becomes hypnotic and starts to make a lot of sense just as you realize how good it is. Austin's long running ST37 is another band I didn't know much about, but their mixture of traditional psyche rock and American avant garde/noise is quite interesting... and of course, you'll probably get a preview of the new Zanzibar Snails release that I keep hearing so much about. Hopefully we'll get our copy soon and have a report for you.

Rock Lottery 10 (Dan's Silverleaf): Just wanted to add that Rock Lottery is hosting its second night and ten year anniversary party on Sunday. The event is hosted by John Freeman with Wanz Dover providing the music between acts. Participants include many heroes and villains of Rock Lottery's past including Sarah Alexander, George Quartz from Faux Fox, George Neal of Little Grizzly, Daron Beck of The Great Tyrant and Pointy Shoe Factory, Ashley Cromeens of Record Hop and Rival Gang, Paul Slavens, and Tre Orsi's Matt Barnhart. This looks to be the definitive version of this event and I actually want to go more than I have in previous years. All proceeds go to the Denton County African American Museum which opens in February, so this event is not the self congratulatory free-for-all that some have previously tagged it as (including myself), and I think more big shows would do well to benefit more than just the participants.-DL


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rock Lottery 10 Anniversary show at Dan's on Sunday, too, with Ashley Cromeens, Regina Chellew, George Quartz, and Daron Beck + many more.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Jenni said...

Josh Weathers Band, Nathan Singleton and His Sideshow Tragedy (Austin), The Rounders (OKC) at Double-wide for $5.

Nathan Singleton & his sideshow tragedy put on a high energy, kick ass show.

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck high ticket prices, sy is free in marfa. road trip!

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RL10 also has matt barnhart, george neal, peter salisbury, collin carter, keith killoren, jennifer seman, paul slavens, clay stinnett...

this weekend is going to be a blast

5:53 PM  
Blogger guTTerTh said...





Come and get Dust Congress' brand new EP "Egg Tooth" tonight at the show.

5:53 PM  
Blogger T Walkuh said...

Raised by Tigers

The Funeral Drive

Deep Snapper

at the
Dallas Scaregrounds

Starts around 9:00
$3.00 to get in the fairgrounds.
$16(?) to get into the Haunted Houses

5:58 PM  
Anonymous meggie boner said...

Kim Gordon totally put the mic in my face during Kool Thing last time they were in Dallas! And yay Matt! I miss you buddy.

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fort Worth, Texas

Saturday October 6th

6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Rolling Trainwreck Country Music Show

Whiskey Folk Ramblers 6 p.m.
Boxcar Bandits 7 p.m.
Electric Mountain Rotten Apple Gang 8 p.m.
100 Damned Guns 9 p.m.

Fred's Texas Cafe
915 Currie St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

8:05 PM  
Blogger Steve M said...

sorry, never bean - where's the best (i.e., cheapest) place to park for the pastime tavern? any meters around?

10:53 PM  
Blogger delmorep said...

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12:46 AM  
Blogger guTTerTh said...

Tonight's show at J&J's was just fantastic. Thanks so much to all of you who came.

1:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah woo sausage fest and shit.

3:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU for not slandering sonic youth. i was honestly expecting a "don't get me wrong I liked sonic youth until they got all depressed and released murray street. now they are just old dirtbag pussies with floppy vaginas." i'm glad i said it anonymously instead of you saying it pseudo-anonymously.

It almost makes up for your complete disregard of do make say think.

3:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more like pizza fest!

4:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some of those rock lottery all stars are ok

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

free parking on the street by pasttime

9:24 AM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

Sausage pizza fest. I was the only one with a vagina. The show was good though.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Dale said...

I saw plenty of other vaginas.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gutterth shows are vaginal intercourse

4:04 PM  
Anonymous msamantham said...

Rock Lottery 9 line-ups -

from No Fold, :

Jon Clardy (drums, Fishboy)
Julie McKendrick (guitar/vocals, Christian! Teenage Runaway)
Ace McNeely (guitar/bass, Little Big Horn, Grant Jones & the Pistol Grip Lassos)
Mike Melendi (guitar/drums/vocals, Skin Trade, jetscreamer)
Michael Seman (guitar, Shiny Around the Edges)

Matthew Burgess (drums/vocals, Eat Avery's Bones)
Jeremy Johnson (Mission Giant)
"Guitar" George Woolard (guitar, obviously, High School Caesar)
Don Feagin (vocals/guitar/violin/banjo, The Theater Fire)
Tim Ruble (vocals/keyboard/horns/guitar, Happy Bullets)

Tony Wann (drums, Record Hop)
Ian Johnson (bass/vocals, Hogpig)
Chad DeAtley (vocals/bass/keyboard, Dovehunter)
Shane English (guitar/bass, The Undoing of David Wright, Ghosthustler, Chief Death Rage)
Ryan Fitzgerald (guitar, The Polyphonic Spree)

Rob Schumacher (drums, Little Big Horn, Ghoultown)
Laura Palmer (vocals/guitar)
Greg Altuna (guitar/vocals, Mescalero, 420 Blues Band)
Ian Messerli (guitar/vocals, Valve, 100 Proof Hero)
Megan Carroll (violin, Nouns Group)

James Porter (drums, the Tah-Dahs)
Kim Pendleton (vocals, The Backsliders)
Sarah Jaffe (guitar/vocals)
Andy Bothwell (Astronautilus)
Paul Baker (video artist, Sub Oslo, Oveo)

don't have the band names yet, although i know they've already been created. bands will go on starting promptly at 9 with band 1 with band 5 ending the night.

4:22 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

At last years Rock Lottery I almost gave birth on the floor of Dan's, we had to haul ass after Lars set to make to the hospital. I can't believe it has been a year. LOL.

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah.. LOL. Or something.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Foodie said...

Sydney Confirm TONIGHT FREE @ The Quixotic World! Also the release party for Dallas "literary" journal, Superficial Flesh. Please come! For directions, go to

6:34 PM  
Anonymous msamantham said...

flappersinnylons, we were talking about that memory earlier today. yet another reason to make that RL8 a lottery never forgotten. RL baby!

6:51 PM  
Anonymous msamantham said...

can view RL9 band photos, names etc. here:

7:15 PM  
Anonymous msamantham said...

crap, that didn't work :

7:16 PM  
Anonymous msamantham said...

we know you don't really care, but giving it to you anyway from from No Fold,

RL10 lineups

Band 1
Daron Beck (The Great Tyrant, Pointy Shoe Factory)
Paul Slavens (Paul Slavens, Ten Hands)
Audrey Easley (Polyphonic Spree)
Eric Eisenmann (Lo-Fi Chorus)
Colin Carter (Hogpig, Little Grizzly)

Band 2
Cory Ward (Record Hop)
Sarah Alexander (The Black Lodge)
George Quartz (Faux Fox)
Rob Peters (Raised by Tigers)
George Neal (George Neal, Little Grizzly)

Band 3
Peter Salisbury (The Baptist Generals, Mandarin, Stumptone)
Joe Cripps (Norte de Havana, Brave Combo)
Keith Killoren (The Drams, Budapest One)
Sam McCall (Brutal Juice)
Robert Gomez (Robert Gomez)

Band 4
Brian Schmitz (Baboon)
Ashley Cromeens (Record Hop)
Eric Michener (Fishboy)
Roy Ivy (The Tah-Dahs)
Clay Stinnett (Ghostcar)

Band 5
Andy Bothwell (Astronautilus)
Jennifer Seman (Shiny Around the Edges)
Matt Barnhart (Blacksmiths, Little Grizzly)
Mike Wiebe (The Riverboat Gamblers)
Brian Vandivier (History at Our Disposal)

11:34 AM  
Blogger Paradeofflesh said...

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12:10 PM  
Blogger Paradeofflesh said...

Thanks to any and all people who came to any of the three shows we had since Thursday.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Steve M said...

i'm confused - No Fold says the Rock Lottery bands go on "promptly at 9", but the RL myspace page says it's 10. so is it 9 or 10?

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, because driving to marfa isn't going to cost 2x as much in gas costs......stupid

1:49 PM  
Anonymous msamantham said...

it's going to be at 9 or 9:30. it's supposed to start promptly at 9, but it got pushed back to 9:30 last night to let more people get there, and it made all the difference.

the little tagline "10AM - 25 Musicians. 10PM - 5 New Bands." is actually a motto sortof. i believe.

hope to see you out. the denton love vibe is already emanating from that place, so tonight's going to be a special one. of course, everyone is still high off of last night

2:12 PM  
Anonymous msamantham said...

here is a link to the program for tonight's 10th Anniversary Rock Lottery

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sonic Youth was excellent as usual. Let's just hope I never have to go to House of Blues to see one of my favorite bands again. Is it really necessary to hire the TSA to run security?

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

next time get some friends to go with you, 1:49. we maybe spent 30 a piece between the 4 of us. byob, an awesome setlist, a great place to see sy - a half renovated auditorium half the size of the gypsy, plenty of stuff going on in marfa before hand, some good memories there and back... way better than hob ever would have been.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous mc said...

For you all that missed last night's Hailey's show ... yeah, unfortunately that would be almost everybody -- you missed one of the best shows of the year. Rahdunes scrambled my brain with their thick drone concealing the most subtle Throbbing-Gristle like dance party going on way underneath, all done with some most unusual homemade modified contraptions ...

ST 37 did the crazy heavy menacing classic psych rock thing before devolving into a Lisa Cameron Venison Whirled power drone set, with a full ensemble, kind of reminescent of the great E.A.R. ensemble records of the mid-90s ...

Back into the psych rock juggernaut thing, and then ... a doo-wop standard from Twin Peaks????

So my brain was an omelet by the time Suishou no Fune built slowly, methodically, hypnotically and most mesmerizingly into huge tidal waves of fuzz beneath the crystalline opium ballads .... kind of Bardo-Pond-ish, but more nirvana. As in Siddharta, not Kurt. VERY cool with the live drums which they didn't have in Austin this year.

As for the Zanzibar Snails, easily our most sustained loud set ever, and our most monolithic power drone piece.

Yeah, not a big Hailey's hit to be sure, but not a show to be forgotten for the few & proud.

We're hoping to hook up w/ Rahdunes again maybe next year at the House of Tinnitus. If we're lucky maybe ST 37 and/or Venison Whirled will join us up here again as well.

Probably no more Hailey's dronefests.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone wanna talk shit about rock lottery bands? come on....

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George Neal's band was really disappointing.

Daron Beck's band killed it!

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked George Neil's band, very diverse and everyone was well represented, in my opinion. I did like the first and last bands the best though.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George Quartz's shorts were nice!

11:31 AM  
Anonymous zooey said...

yeah the george band could've been better considering the lineup, but still a really fun band to watch. i'd totally bang george shortz.

beck's did kill it for sure. love me some slavens, double drums, and yes-style flute prog.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Girl played some nice dulcimer, though.

1:29 PM  
Blogger john said...

"The Ultimate Battle Between Satan and the Aliens for Dominion of the Earth" was without a doubt the best band I have ever seen in my entire life! and I've seen Magma. Fucking brilliant!!!
John Freeman

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought they were awesome, but I wouldn't compare it to Magma, nothing that crazy happened.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous msamantham said...

so sad it's over. lots of rl stuff on youtube, btw.

oh, and the girl in Bwack Thabbaths -she was awesome! that whole band was... they did the most out there, experimental thing - put their necks out and tried to create some art.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

Anotherwards .. you guys missed out. But so did we. I think Paul Baker was the only dude to go back & forth. I totally would have if I wasnt way into all the bands on the Hailey's bill.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Old Man George said...

I can understand why people are divided on our set, but I'm happy with the choices we in Bwack Thabbaths made. If some of it didn't quite work, then that's fine. I think it was a good experiment, and I had a really great time making music with my bandmates and would like to play with them again some time.

It was a great night of music all around, and I'm happy to have been part of it.

George Neal

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its just rock lottery--there is always a band that doesnt quite pull it off. big deal. no one needs to defend themselves or start criticizing others or anything.

5:35 PM  

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