Friday, November 09, 2007



The King Khan and BBQ Show/Wax Museums/Uptown Bums (Rubber Gloves): I'm a bit confused as to all the different stuff King Khan is involved with, but I do know this--most of it rules, and the BBQ show stuff is no exception. The latest record from Khan's other band The Shrines, What Is?, has slowly become one of my favorite albums of the year, with a seemingly perfect mix of psyche, soul, garage and punk/hardcore influences that would probably be fairly impressive on their own. What makes the album great however is the fact that the guy can write insanely energetic, sloppy and soulful songs fifteen times over and stuff a record full of them. Seriously, this record is head and shoulders above the latest Black Lips, and anyone who likes the latter will certainly dig the former. All of the BBQ material I've heard has been good in the same manner with a slightly more melodic twist. This show will be great. And really, download that album.

There's a grand opening for new Denton record store/clothing store called Time Bandits, located at 108 W. Oak St., Suite 102, on the Square. I'm pretty excited to have a new place to shop for vinyl. The records they show on their Myspace page look really good, and I hope it's indicative of their potential inventory. Show up at 7 tonight, I've heard there will be free vegan cookies.

ADD:Bleach Boys/Stanton Meadowdale/Golden Boys (J &J's Pizza): The Bleach Boys are a fierce surf-influenced punk band as well as an unlikely match for these two bands, but that makes this show definitely worth checking out. I've heard so many different things about the "loud band" situation at J & J's, and this bill seems to sum up all of that confusion nicely. I like being confused, so see you there.

The Dead See/4 Days to Burn/The Conquerors (Red Blood Club):
The Dead See features members of disbanded Lubbock hardcore acts, Dolores and Skyscraper. If the intensity of those groups is any indication, my curiosity is definitely piqued. Fun Fact: Dead See guitarist Neil Barrett is the guy talking to Lightning Bolt about how awesome they are in the Lubbock scene of The Power of Salad DVD. Bands such as High on Fire and Pig Destroyer are listed as influences on their Myspace page, and it probably serves as a fairly accurate description of their sound-- grindcore and metal and various subgenres emerge throughout.

Tegan and Sara/Northern State (House of Blues)

The Evens (Public Trust): This certainly appears to be the Public Trust's coming out party as a viable place to see music in the area. How the rest of the venues in Dallas missed this one I'll never know (I guess they couldn't cancel one of their cover band nights or something), but honestly, I'm glad I don't have to go somewhere depressing (see the vast majority of bars and venues in Dallas) to see this show. I'm going to assume that I don't have to give anyone here a lesson on Minor Threat or Fugazi, and I probably don't have to tell any of you that The Evens sound nothing like either of those bands, so instead I'll just tell you that this show is cheap (5 bucks), there are NO PRESALES, and it starts promptly at 830. I've head rumors that those who can't get into the softer side of Ian via the Evens have consistently been impressed with how good they are live, and the chance to see such a legend in an intimate setting like this would be worth it even if he was just farting on a drum stick or something. Get there early sweeties.

Old Time Relijun/Burnt Sienna Trio/Violent Squid (Hailey's): Considering that Old Time Relijun sounds like what would happen if Talking Heads formed a band with James Chance and Captain Beefheart, it's a bit surprising that they are on K Records and associate with the Portland/Anacortes, WA psyche folk crowd, but that's how they roll. I had the chance to watch some of their performances on Youtube, and I bet you won't get short changed if you watch em in person... and somehow, Burnt Sienna Trio and Violent Squid seem to be the perfect compliments for this band. Props to whoever put this bill together.

Meneguar and Teenage Cool Kids share some similarities in that: A.) Both inspire spirited sing-alongs with the crowds they play in front of. B.) They seem like they could have co-existed and toured together in the mid to late 90's. Not only is that not a knock against them, I doubt they would ever take it as one. Record Hop has started to sound so huge, it will be a privilege to see them try to trap their arena tendencies within the confines of the fairly small playing area of Panhandle. This show starts early, at 8 O'clock. Pray that the Denton Police aren't the surprise special guests.

Wastemaker with Estaw/Chew Fu Phat/Select/Prince William/hosted by Pretty Vacant (Sloppyworld): The owner of Sloppyworld recently commented that he was going to be running some underground type of unofficial shows at his new spot, and this one looks to be a really good excuse to go check this place out (but I'm just going for the show considering that I was like the first person to see it... ha ha). I've had the chance to listen to some Estaw remixes, and after hearing them AND Prince William's latest mix tape, I'll be more than happy to head to sloppy world and drink the FREE BEER they'll provide. And I don't take free beer from just anybody you know.
Official ADIKT Party-- Do Over with A One/Joe Rich/Churz (Gezellig)

Paul Oakenfold (Lizard Lounge): Yeah, Lizard Lounge sucks, and most of the people who will be at this show probably think Paul Oakenfold is like an ugly Robbie Williams or something, but the guy basically started Madchester, introduced the concept of Raves to England, and was like the first dude to ever party in Ibiza. That's worth noting. A friend of the late Tony Wilson is a friend of mine.

The Theater Fire/Mermaid Blonde (Lee Harvey's): Wildcat did a lil' interview with dude from Mermaid Blonde below, and I have to say that as much as I love to hate anything from Austin, I really dig the tracks I've heard from this guy-- quite noise, dreamy bedroom pop and a drugged out glaze are probably things you could say to describe MB's songs, and I wonder how this music might sound outside on a cool evening. Guess you can find out if you want.... I just might.

Bridges and Blinking Lights/Red Monroe/George Neal/Matthew and the Arrogrant Sea (Rubber Gloves): CD release party for Bridges and Blinking Lights.
Denton County Revelators are playing at Campus Barber Shop on Fry St. at 5:30... free BBQ will supposedly be included.
Lyrics Born/Underdawgs (The Loft)


AIDS Wolf/Undoing of David Wright/El Paso Hot Button/Church of the Snake/Pretty Vacant DJs (Public Trust): Public Trust really knocks it out of the fucking ballpark this weekend. First The Evens, now this. For all the talk of how noisy AIDS Wolf is, they are surprisingly accessible. Comparable 90's act Harry Pussy were much more erratic when I heard them again recently. In other words, go see this show even if you think it might be that kind of music or just formless noise shit. You might be pleasantly surprised. There will also be a "one night only" exhibition of work from the group's poster making outfit, Seripop, which would be worth attending even if all these great bands weren't performing. Seripop's output has looked a little cleaner lately, but no less interesting or bizarre. We've covered the live activities every other act playing here on a regular basis, but I wanted to add that it's cool to see Pretty Vacant playing as well. Shows at the Public Trust aren't always of the greatest sound quality in the world, but the atmosphere is perfect.
(Defensive Listening contributed to this post)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

might also add no alcohol allowed at the evens show.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

OH HAI ^____^

The Dutch Treats
Laura Palmer
The Hack and Slashers

5:17 PM  
Blogger Chad said...

If you like movies and are in Denton Strawberry Fields is screening Godard's Bande à Part and Contempt starting at 8pm and 10pm respectively Laid back and BYOB style.

You should bring your own chair though or at least a pillow.

edit: but go to Time Bandits before you go

5:23 PM  
Blogger john said...

There is NO SHOW at Sloppyworld on Sat. There was a miscommunication between the booking agent and me and it was never officially confirmed. We will be building the stage on Saturday night. The first "show" is next Saturday, Nov. 17th. The Lollipop Shoppe Glitter Glamboree (a glam rock extravaganza). I was away for 2 weeks and the emails from the booker for this event were vague and I misunderstood what he was saying. I do apologize for this, but the plumbing and stage aren't even finished yet. Please accept my apology for the confusion. I try to be professional in everything I do in the scene, so forgive the mix-up.
-John Freeman

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh, I was so looking forward to it John. Seriously Dallas needs Sloppyworld right now

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

id like to go see AIDS wolf but i wouldn't be caught dead going to deep ellum for two weekends in a row

6:48 PM  
Blogger john said...

We are having events at SLOPPYWORLD on the 17th and the 24th so just wait a week and your wish shall be granted!!!!

7:26 PM  
Blogger Prince Money said...

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7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure the 6:48 comment is fishing for comments, and I'll bite. With all the talk of snubbing places like HOB or all of Deep Ellum, you are sending the signal to the bands that you don't want them here. If you like a band, go and see them, unless it's at the cavern. seriously, fuck that place. :)

7:34 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...


Why not have it at the disturbathon place? If you guys had beer and stuff anyway, it seems like an idea location.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Prince Money said...

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8:14 PM  
Anonymous tystamp said...

i've got a number for you will. but i don't wanna just post it here. got some way to do this? wanna myspace me or something?

i don't know if they'll do it honestly.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

Paul Oakenfold...really? Dude come on, you're wasting bandwith.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Prince Money said...

this just in...

MakerMaker at Zubar tomorrow.

No Cover!!!!!!

Chew Fu Phat
Prince William

hosted by Pretty Vacant.

Please help spread the word.

10:38 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

I guess I don't see what the big deal is about DJ's.

2:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go see a good DJ and you might find out.It is an artform in it's own right. Just like any other artform there are a bunch of wankers and very few gems. Unless you make the effort to see the good stuff you usually are only gonna be exposed to the wankers.
my 2 cents.

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CITIZEN FISH and MDC at RED BLOOD saturday night

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the campus barbers have some sort of old school barber band that will be playing after denton county revelators today! um, yeah!

9:27 AM  
Blogger stereo on strike said...

Total Vengeance

The Frenz

@ Fallout Lounge Saturday(Tonight!!)

Live electronic music


11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:24 PM  
Anonymous gary said...

New / old videos by Skinny Puppy, Undoing of David Wright, and Comets on Fire on my youtube page......Monotonix coming soon...

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought Aids wolf was playing House of Tinnitus...?

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How the rest of the venues in Dallas missed this one I'll never know"

please don't assume that it was a failing of other venues that this show was booked at public trust.

sometimes stipulations of artists require alternatives. nobody slacked, and our venues and booking agents all work hard to give you guys something to complain about in a variety of locales.

with that said, big hugs, fuckers!

come down here two NIGHTS in a row! and get down here NOW for the evens show!

648, you won't have to come here two weekends in a row since aidswolf is tomorrow night and the evens is tonight. wan wan.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what kinda shit are people gonna say when sloppyworld is open and dallas still sucks!! you guys are boring.

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:54 , I agree i think there's alot of high expectations built up around sloppyworld . their schedule hosts the same stuff i've seen elsewhere.
howabout just being happy that there is another new venue in dallas and quit acting like this place is going to save the scene. public trust baby!!

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's a bit surprising that they are on K Records and associate with the Portland/Anacortes, WA psyche folk crowd, but that's how they roll.

what does this even mean

7:13 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

read the beginning of that sentence, dipshit, and you'll be able to figure it out.

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

defensive listening is a retard.

there, i said it.

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

spune put that bill together.

fuck those guys.

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:46, wah wah, who cares.

enough bitching, all of you.

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mt Righteous was pretty great tonight.

11:21 PM  
Blogger john said...

SLOPPYWORLD ain't gonna "save Dallas". We're just gonna make it a little more interesting. Or at least give bands an option when they want to play a live show. Isn't that what bands are supposed to do, play live shows? Except if you are Steely Dan. God...I wish I could get Steely Dan to do a show here. That would be rad!
-John Freeman

11:52 PM  
Blogger Andrew Savage said...

Pnanahndle show so good.

Cool Runnings (peace be the juourny.)

: )

2:49 AM  
Blogger cpt. rrr said...

the evens show at public trust was radddd....i caught the theatre fire @ lee harvey's and that was awesome as well. sloppyworld seems to have lost their parry st venue, but all in all, it was a good night. thanks for the info!

3:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"i thought Aids wolf was playing House of Tinnitus...?"

another show that parade of flesh has stolen from denton diy.

fuck you parade of flesh!

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm so sick of this "local booking" bullshit. we "present" these artists. so what? you wrote a few myspace messages? all of a sudden you present some event? then you get to boast about how many great bands YOU'VE brought here, and put your tag on it.


9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:53 Said:

"i'm so sick of this "local booking" bullshit."

The Pot calling the Kettle Black.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:53 Said:

"i'm so sick of this "local booking" bullshit."

The Pot calling the Kettle Black.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ain't seen shit from slopp!!!!

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Violent Squid was great. Incredible line-up in the band last night, couldn't go wrong.

Burnt Sienna Trio and Old Time Relijun awesome as well.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

violent squid's rhythm section was killing it last night. old time relijun was hands down the best i've ever seen them.

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 9:53.
How dare these people try to bring you shows.

462 Concert presents.
Charles Attal presents.
Daughter Entertainment presents.
EC presents.
Fastlane Productions presents.
Gayrilla vs. Bayer presents.
Live Nation presents.
Paradeoffesh presents.
Spune presents.

Not everyone wants shows at people's houses' to get shut down early. All that does is waste people's time and take's away from bands making money.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

central booking

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hate it when all plural words become possessive for some reason

3:53 PM  
Blogger Prince Money said...

im tired of reading complaints.

can u guys stop doing that???

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats a gutterth?

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

violent squid tonight on the crazy jeff show. live broadcast slash interview.


5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

crazy jeff show


5:04 PM  
Blogger c said...

panhandle show.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

"You can't own THINGS, maaaaan!"
- 3:53 PM

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes I try to find solace here, but you guys really know how to bring fun down to an unendurable level...

7:38 PM  
Blogger Alex said...


I had never seen Laura Palmer until tonight. I was fucking slayed. Slain? No shit. MYSTECHS was fucking amazing as well.

2:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how wuz the syphillis cubbie

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorrrry crazy jeff show didn't happen cause of problems with software but it'll happen. TBA.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how was the AIDS WOLF show???

2:38 PM  
Blogger john said...

If it was so easy to open a venue then everybody would do it. I wish they would. I am tired of playing the same 2 clubs for no money and 5 people in the crowd. Hey, here's an idea: everybody start a band, open a club, and come out to support the scene instead of complaining. I still love this city but my brain hurts from all the useless comments and complaints from people who have never written a song, played an instrument, booked a show or even go to see bands play. If you want to come to shows at Sloppyworld, that's great, I think you will have a great experience. If not, then stay at home watching "Lost" and posting comments on local music blogs about how the "scene" sucks. Because believe me, I don't spend 30 hours a week at the permit building, City Hall, and at the venue space with a nose full of sawdust because it's fun. "I'd rather be bow hunting".
-John Freeman

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

opening a club in deep ellum seems like a lot of trouble. is it really worth it?
let's be honest, everyone in dallas is driving to the shows anyways. how much of the audience actually live in deep ellum and walked to the show? i bet not many at all.
the rent is higher there, risk is higher, and city hall hates you for it. how about spaces in dallas that aren't in deep ellum?
anybody remember vampire lounge? OK bad example, but their shows were LOUD as fuck and they were at Skillman & Abrams. if they could get away with louder than hell metal shows, anybody could do anything there. their space got demolished to make way for that Super Target.
deep ellum hasn't been any fun for longer than i can remember. when are we gonna get it? move on to other territories. it's been a stinky old dead horse for so long that nobody even remembers how it died. if city hall wants to fight you over it, let them take it. if city hall has noticed it, it's not cool anymore.
what are the benefits of being in deep ellum? do the crackheads give you a pie when you move in?

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

being in a place like deep ellum or expo park means that people can more or less find you. lots of landmarks, plus when you go to the show, if it sucks or you want to get a bite to eat you can walk to somewhere nearby. plus with multiple venues in an area it increases the chances of randomly running into someone outside who is going to a different show, etc. Higher rent sucks, but not as badly as opening a club in outer sprawlsville.

denton is a bit different, the whole town is tiny, there is usually lots of parking, etc.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Time Bandits said...

Just found out about this blog...nice. Many thanks for the write up, with out your help, I don't think we would have had such a successful grand opening, being that we didn't have fliers to distribute, or even a sign in the window. You own a piece of our <3, and we feel very confident we've come to the right town! Thanks again, Time Bandits.

And P.S. The show @ Hailey's Sat. was 10 shades of awesome!

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Production companies are lame. The legitimate music industry is for suckers.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't worry. At this rate will not have a legitimate music industry. Indie, mainstream or otherwise.

4:10 PM  

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