Thursday, November 15, 2007


Sorry for the late, light Weekender. We'll add to it if we need to. Predominantly written by Defensive Listening.


Aesop Rock is one of the biggest names in independent Hip Hop and I don't mean to be pointlessly contrary on this subject but I have to agree with Stonedranger on a lot of these acts. Indie Rap tends to prize the geek over the gangster, and though that might be respectable, it's not always a better listening experience. Making as many obscure references as Dennis Miller in a really nerdy voice is not really how I get down, though some of the production on these records make them worth a listen or two. DJ Signify for example, is obviously talented but the minute someone like Buck 65 starts in on it, I quickly lose interest. Black Moth Super Rainbow has been compared to Air, and whenever I hear one of their almost too obvious mournful little chord progressions I want to hate what follows, but never do. For that alone, they're actually much better than Air. I'm a sucker for treated vocals over huge beats.

Good thing The Dwarves cut their sets so short and usually destroy something leaving no hope for an encore, because their music has devolved into in-joke pop punk that's much more offensive than any of their album covers. They do put on a quite a live show, so if you're into spectacles, by all means go. I'm assuming Lyin' Btich And The Restraining Orders is a Ronnie Dobbs' reference. Red Blood Club has had some good lineups lately and is one of the only reasons that people I know have to go to Deep Ellum.

Meat Puppets(House of Blues): Of all the older groups playing out this weekend, The Meat Puppets are probably your best bet, if the general reaction to their last visit to North Texas is any indication.

Stereo On Strike(Minc): This free show marks the first time Stereo On Stike will headline Minc. Wanz says he'll be playing a batch of music spanning his interests in various genres, with an emphasis on Fidget.
DJ Nature is playing 90's reggae at the Cavern

Pleasant Grove/Scott Adair/13 Ghosts (Doublewide)


All of the Bakesale proceeds from this show will benefit the Denton Community Food Center. I believe the patchwork nature of this lineup is the result of both SHQ and Fra House no longer hosting shows. Fight Bite opens the show and features members of C!TR and Teenage Symphony. The group's sound is very melancholy with lots of organ, keyboard percussion and airy vocals. Tame...Tame and Quiet and Tre Orsi approach some similarly thoughtful sonic territory, though Tre Orsi comes off as less prog-rock and seem heavily influenced by The New Year and Shellac. Fierce Perm are from Olympia, Washington and sound like the sort of agitated rock that Olympia became famous for. Douche is one of the loudest and fiercest of all local groups and Shiny Around The Edges is a high concept act that always mixes it up with barely recognizable feedback-suffocated covers, so I won't pretend to know what they might do at this show. I do know that they often feature local talent to accompany them onstage.

Hands up with Queen Majesty/June D/The Party (The Loft):
Queen Majesty is here to make up for her last Taxi Fare appearance that unfortunately fell through. Central Booking have very quickly made up for it by having the Reggae Vinyl archivist back in town, and at The Loft as opposed to Zubar. Promoter/DJ June D has made a name for herself not just in New York, but has mixed at countless parties across the US, heavy on Ed Banger and other French Electro stuff. And of course rounding things out will be The Party. This all-ages show is only $5 before 11 pm.

Listening to Helmet's more recent material was a very similar experience to finding out what the aforementioned Dwarves have turned into. I remember this band being able to pull out the occasionally stunning block of riffage, and though that's still intact in the overall sound, any quality moments are ruined by dreadful modern rock radio crooning. In fact, I'd take Record Hop over any of these touring acts.

Lollipop Shoppe (Sloppyworld)

The Happy Bullets (Lee Harvey's)

Nothin' yet... check back.


Anonymous Ether Bunny said...

There are scenes
There are blues
There are boots
There are shoes
There are turks
There are floggers
There are are bloggers
There in schools
There in you
Then there was you.

6:16 PM  
Blogger guTTerTh said...

guTTerTh Live: Episode Sixteen


Friday November 16

Info & Times

6:25 PM  
Blogger Sydney said...

i'm definitely digging June D's mix on her myspace.

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry dude, I take Dwarves over Black Moth stoopid Rainbow.

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so stonedranger, what are youuuu doing on saturday night?

9:19 PM  
Blogger Danny Z said...

Saturday at j & J's

My Son The Astronaut
Hide and Secret
Blades (Houston)


11:56 PM  
Blogger john said...

Saturday, The Lollipop Shoppe GLAM PARTY is our first real event at SLOPPYWORLD. We have been busting our asses for 2 weeks to get the space ready for this deal. If you are interested in seeing a glimpse of what Sloppyworld might be, then please show up. If not then quit bitching about how there is no place to go in Dallas to have fun. We hope to see you there.
-John Freeman

PS- Our new P.A. is so freakin' awesome, I can hardly stand it. I played Big Business through it today and came 6 times in 4 minutes. That's alot of cum.

12:07 AM  
Blogger fuzzbuzz said...

...that is one sweet P.A.
$5 make ya holla, free cd's, fashion show, one night only to see the sparkle sonic ETHER BUNNIES! A full on production where you can sip on your cheap BYOB, gawk at the freeks and shake your thang. Come out for something different!

8:23 AM  
Anonymous hopalonghashish said...

Band members include the creator/producer/frontman Mark Ridlen (DJ Mr Rid/Lithium X-mas/The Klogs), Tom Battles(Lithium X-mas/Tex Edwards/Howling Dervishes) Sebastian Gutierrez (Black Heart Society/The Pills/Mazinga II) and Ineka Guerra(Mazinga II /Burlesque on the Fringe/Laptop Deathmatch/Stereo On Strike)

it's going to be a show and a show stopper

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meat Puppets were damn good, but too short a set. Even giving what looked like about a 75% effort, Curt is such a badass guitarist. They played a lot off Meat Puppets III and other favorites. Closed with "Backwater" and some heavy, noisy improv riffing. Cris looks absolutely insane, but seemed to be sober. But a short set with no encore caused a near riot. One dude got pissed and marked on one of Curt's pedals with a sharpie until an HOB employee chased him off. It was funny.
The opener was pretty lame. They're well suited to their slot later this month opening for Cowboy Mouth.
But it was way too expensive. No in&outs and goons everywhere meant getting a buzz on was difficult. I loathe that venue. They force you to walk through their gift store on your way out instead of taking the nearest exit. I thought about shoplifting some shit just on general principal, but there was absolutely nothing I wanted.
-muffin man fan

11:42 AM  
Anonymous M-. said...

In denton, pies are baking!

12:27 PM  
Anonymous i like said...

pie pie pie pie pie
pie pie pie pie

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gimme a pot brownie

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...






6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are people considering their rehearsal spaces venues now?

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

slutbanger is just a house. no one practices there.

but the show is moved to 8th cont.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Alex said...


12:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading the name slutbanger just fucking irks me at this point. Between the name itself (which really shouldn't matter, buuut..) and the people associated with it, I just can't help but to write it off as a heap of bullshit. I know that pretty lame of me. I really can't help it. I'm sorry but I'm not.

I vote crap.

3:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ty is crap.

8:03 AM  
Anonymous tystamp said...

Lead Sister II was badass.

of course you don't like it. you can't even talk shit with anyone knowing who you are. you're afraid. go to church you'll feel better. and keep going and stay there. your life will be much awesomer.

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the smashing pumpkins with explosions in the sky tonight

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kellie pickler at texas stadium today during halftime.

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more like explosions in the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

-alex atchley

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG what is going on tonight?? no shows?? save us!!!

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im serious im bored as hell and want to go to a show tonight. anybody know anything?

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to stamp ty's ass

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shut up shawn.

5:05 PM  

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