Wednesday, November 14, 2007

It List: Wednesday

Short Attention Span Theater with musical guests, Dana Falconberry and Seth Sherman (Rubber Gloves): Dana Falconberry has collaborated and performed with Peter And The Wolf, but her music is less pretentiously exotic and features none of that group's kitchen sink approach to instrumentation (aka strumming on antique shop instruments you don't really quite grasp or understand.) Instead, Dana's music relies mostly on the strength of her strong yet endlessly aching voice as she sings on a variety of cryptically archaic topics. Seth Sherman is an experimental guitarist strongly influenced by the work of Sandy Bull and John Fahey. The difference between Sherman and say, the people on that John Fahey tribute album that Vanguard Records put out last year is that he can actually pull some of that tricky alternate tuning and speed-of-light finger picking material off convincingly.

Bleach Boys/Rageous Bros/The Wayward Boys/Duane Peters Gunfight (Darkside Lounge): I believe this show was originally at Red Blood Club, but switched venues at the last minute due to the horrific stabbing situation of last weekend. Tonight marks the debut of the hilariously named Rageous Bros, a new thrashy blast beating hardcore group with members of Trifle Tower. Their demos sound pretty insane and I'm hoping to catch them soon. The Bleach Boys call themselves "Denton Surf," but that's impossible. According to St. Vincent, there isn't a single body of water anywhere near Denton.

The Hold Steady/Art Brut (Palladium): Art Brut has long been compared to The Fall, and they even acknowledge this on their web page. They reassure their Myspace visitors that they actually sound like Pulp. A couple of thoughts on this: 1. Don't ever compare your band to an inferior band if you disagree with the artist you're most commonly compared to. 2. Nobody really sounds like The Fall. Also, nobody really seems to like The Hold Steady, even people with questionable taste.

21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

bwahahha i cant think of one person who likes the hold steady..

damn cant art brut roll thru alone with out the jackd up prices?

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what tha? I must be here early no one is bitching about anything yet. hmmm...

5:22 PM  
Anonymous damn gina said...

DL: Were you high when you typed that up?

5:31 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

Modern art makes me want to rock out.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

((AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!))

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Love "This is Hardcore". Great album.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

what?

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually like Jarvis' solo album much better than Pulp.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LIKE JOE COCKER AND ART BRUTE

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ding, Dong, the witch is DEAD! Jonanna Widner fired from the Observer.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that's true about Jonanna, am I alone in thinking her replacement will only be a marginal improvement at best? Like a slightly less full bucket of shit perhaps?

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That rumor is completely true.

I like the underhanded jab at Peter and the Wolf btw - i couldn't agree more.

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love pulp...

10:05 PM  
Anonymous NSP said...

Joh-nanna banana is gone? What will happen to Black Tie Dynasty?

11:57 PM  
Anonymous Defensive Listening said...

spoof protection

12:28 AM  
Anonymous Joh-nanna banana said...

maybe Chelsea Ide
will take over full
time.. you know she
has good taste in
music...

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=98306561&albumID=0&imageID=5766809

12:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dana was great tonight. Seth Sherman is a genius. Dana's backup singer might be the most beautiful woman on the planet.

2:11 AM  
Blogger amandacobra said...

i'd be totally interested in hearing more about widener's firing.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Springsteen fans, Replacements fans and people over the age of 35 ike the Hold Steady. So.. there..

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a fan of both the Boss and the Replacements, I take offense to that.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm disappointed that zappa plays zappa didn't make the "it list: wednesday." maybe its because they aren't gaye enough to make it.

9:02 AM  

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