Thursday, November 15, 2007

It List: Thursday


Sondre Lerche/Dan Wilson (Club Dada): This will probably be the biggest Dada show since Ghostland Observatory packed the place last year, and this artist is considerably more popular and internationally recognized. Sondre Lerche is one of those artists that plays it so safe and middle of the road, which has ironically made him the lightning rod of many a music argument I've heard in the past few years. In fact, I think the opinion is fairly split around We Shot JR Headquarters. If you've made up your mind, get to Club Dada early as this might sell out. I've been waiting a long time to type that sentence.

Chin Up Chin Up/Handbrake/The Ponys (Rubber Gloves): I've never quite understood the appeal of Chin Up Chin Up. There's something a little too overwrought about the singing, or the fact that they basically make "Emo For Smart People" or something along those lines. The Ponys are a slightly better Chicago act with more dated influences, and some of their work for In The Red rocks just enough to be noteworthy, except when the Jagger/Richards wannabe tendencies get out of hand. Actually, that goes for a lot of almost decent bands. Handbrake performs somewhat sporadically and I've missed them on too many occasions now. Their music has a very nice treble-encrusted sound that I'm sure is murder on the ears live, but that's okay. Most people's ears deserve to be murdered every now and then.

ADD: Sorry, forgot to throw this one up there--

San Serac/Keith P/Wanz Dover (Fallout): Should be a big show for Stereo on Strike this evening as the somewhat buzzed about San Serac invades Fallout Lounge. The work I've heard from him has ended up reminding me of the highly respected and MUCH buzzed about French producer Kavinsky-- sort of a spaced out, highly stylized throwback early 80's synth pop thing that recalls everything from the synth funk of Dirty Minds era Prince to Gary Numan to Yellow Magic Orchestra to mid period Human League and Heaven 17. It's really pretty quality stuff, and I think the accompanying DJ sets will go nicely with it. It's nothing you haven't heard before, but whatever. (SR)

40 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trains!!!!

5:30 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

There was a much better band from Arizona called THE PONIES. Kind of Murder-City-Devils esque. I think I might upload their old demo for everyone to hear. They also have an album out on Dog and Pony Records. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than The Ponys.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the grizzly bear show last february. That place was packed.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Lerche is a pretty smart musician. I hope his playing there is the beginning of a new trend at dada.

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things are getting better at Dada. There's been a recent change in booking there, and they are trying to bring in some good artists. Local groups should look into trying to play out there, because they are welcoming to bands from DFW(read: they'll pay you).

The configuration of the place may not be the best, but the sound there is really good.

And if you think the place is not your "scene", realize that always preaching to the converted is playing it safe.

6:42 PM  
Blogger guTTerTh said...

Shaolin Death Squad, The House Harkonnen, The Spectacle and The Timeline Post at Hailey's tomorrow night, Friday Nov 16th.

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the chick who's booking DaDa is the same one that's praising Johnanna on her blog. doesn't look like it will get any better

7:28 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

I like Handbrake a whole lot. They remind me of Polvo, but darker and not *quite* so mathy ... although still very slinky and off-kiltery like Polvo, but at a nice, dark slow pace. They *really* remind me of an old AmpRep band (that didn't sound like an AmRep band) called the Lowercase, featuring the reallly tall spidery guy Imad who has been in later incarnations of Sebadoh.

Anyways, one of my favorite underpublicized groups around here.

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cha Cha's Birthday Gala!

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lowercase opened for sebadoh 11 or 12 years ago, at the galaxy club... they were great as a two piece, but not so much with a bass player.

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the band that did all the music for Dan iN Real Life?

11:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After all the bullshit that gets praise around here the Ponys get called "almost decent"? Just when I think this shit isn't totally retarded.

1:34 AM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

Sondre Lerche = For Pussies

7:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't believe that you don't like the singer of Chin Up Chin Up. I thought you guys like !!!. The dude sounds just like Nic Offer.
Anyway, saw the Ponys last night. They were freaking loud.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he (chin up chin up singer) went to grapevine high school for a couple of years as well...

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

violent squid kicked out of the scene...

didn't even get to ask anyone on the gear bored whether there's a difference in quality between 74min CD-Rs or 80min CD-Rs.

miss y'all. myspace me sometime!

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Ty,

Your friends hate you because you are a dickless dicksucker.

Love,
Your friends

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the patio of Dada was pretty cool the one time I stopped in (the Grizzly Bear show).

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unbanned. damn. ban me back.

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

friends don't hate friends

you can stop calling me your friend now. thanks.

you can also use your real name. talk about dickless.

-TEEWHY?

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
you can stop calling me your friend now. thanks."

Funny.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ban me back"

You could just ban yourself, right?
I don't even know what you are talking about, but that's like saying "Ban me from Kmart" when you could just choose not to go to Kmart. But I guess image is everything, right?

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BANNED FROM KMART

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Banned from D.R.C? Who is the moderator?

4:31 PM  
Anonymous msp said...

There are at least 7 mods and I am one of them. There has been one person banned ever, three years ago, because he was being a racist homophobic prick, and even that took a week to do. Nobody else gets banned from drc except as a joke, and then it would probably only be adub. Not in the 5+ years that it has been around. Ty. it said you were banned but then you could get back on? Or was it just acting janky?

Intersuck,
msp

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but you do delete posts that are relevent, so it isnt free speech.

- not ty.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Ineka said...

Friday Stereo On Strike Party is Free All Nite! Support Expo Park!
Live sets by Convextion and Cygnus!
Due to SUP restrictions Schwa will DJ in the main room.

5:11 PM  
Anonymous msp said...

option a. Guess you shoulda wrote that shit down, huh?

option b. One man's relevant is another's who gives a fuck.

option c. control/alt/suck it

But seriously, folks...

- not not msp

5:19 PM  
Anonymous msp said...

And if I spelled relevent/relevant wrong, it's because this is neither. So, you know, maybe find a less nazi message board on which to talk about your lunch?

msp

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone go to the Sondre show? How was the turnout?

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry. said i was banned. for all day. so what's a person to think but they are banned.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

Thanks for the event post! San Serac had a good time out here. We might be seeing him in dallas again in the near future.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous msp said...

ty, i'm sure it was someone just fuckin' around. no worries, eh? i'll ask around if you'd like.

msp

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

200+ at Dada for Sondre

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey lets go back and delete those embarassing posts ... it'll be like they never happened .... !

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't mind. don't have to ask around. whatever. like i said, it just said i was banned. that's all.

what embarrassing posts?

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and to anon 3:23 and others like you (2:04). gutless coward. the fact you can't say that shit with my knowledge or anyone else's of who you are proves it.

-ty

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any member of any message board anywhere knows that registered members can delete their own posts at will at any time.

2:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ty gives good head

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

talkin bout deleting threads.

6:53 PM  

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