Friday, November 23, 2007


In case you didn't notice, we have some good MP3s posted below for your downloading pleasure. And now we have this stuff:

Demons/Goat/Aphonic Curtains/T.E.F. /Voyant/Judascow (House of Tinnitus): Demons refer to themselves as a "visual music" group, and you can sample some of these visuals on their Myspace page-- pretty interesting stuff that will probably be much more interesting in a live setting as opposed to a Myspace page. And if Demons roam on the slightly less harsh side of the room, locals Voyant are on the other extreme, forcing anyone who digs them to question their own sanity. And no, thats not an insult in any way. T.E.F, who appears to use some found sounds here and there, is also quite explosive.
The Party (Zubar)


Peter, Bjorn and John/Besnard Lakes (the Loft): So it's pretty clear that PB&J have produced 2007's "oh my god, I'm so sick of this song because I downloaded it six months ago" indie single of the year, receiving play at sweaty dance parties and yuppie dinner parties pretty equally. The majority of their material is fairly enjoyable indie pop of the standard variety, and if you're at all interested in this show, I would buy tickets now because I hear it is close to selling out. Besnard Lakes might be an interesting opener as well, as they inhabit some of the same "indie rock" brand terrority that PB and J does while incorporating some more adverturous space and prog influences into their material.

The Frenz/Sydney Confirm/Florene/Cygnus/U-Gene (Sloppyworld): Stereo on Strike event featuring Wanz' Frenz project and Laptop Deathmatch highlight Cygnus, who seems to be more celebrated in places that are not his home town. It's a shame, but I can't say it's a surprise.

Swiss Party with Sydney Confirm/Heart String Stranglers/Backflap (3114 Swiss Ave): The people throwing these Swiss Ave. parties have done a pretty good job of creating a fun environment over there, and with the rumor that this party will serve as the unofficial Peter, Bjorn and John After Party featuring an appearance by the band, this might be one of the biggest parties they've had yet. These things are usually $5, and often don't get jumping until well after midnight. Free kegs are usually in the house as well.

Markus with a K/Ian Bangs/Holla and Dutch/Sticky Buns (Hailey's): This is a We Made Out Once Party featuring ex Denton staple Markus with a K, a guy who has moved down to Austin and actually made a name for himself as a DJ. The rest are local DJs who all seem to have accumulated pretty loyal followings.

Captured by Robots!/Nathan Browningham/Alex Atchley Experience (Rubber Gloves): Fans of Night Game Cult, Kavinsky and Chromatics will probably dig Browningham. And I'm not even sure how you might describe Alex Atchley's solo stuff.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW the observer wrote about some redeemable music this week.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

alas dallas is too cool to dance
to twee =(

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You really weren't trying with this one, were you?

6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and-

You should've taken a moment to talk about how fucking mediocre Syndey Confirm is. Maybe it's just me, but I'm so, so tired of seeing bands suck other bands cocks and expect to look cool because of it. Fuck who you've "partied" with. Chodes.

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are the restrooms on strike at sloppy world !! geezzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Science Projects is also playing that Swiss House show on Saturday with the Heartstring Stranglers.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

i'm digging Browningham.

9:41 PM  
Anonymous NSP said...

yeah NSP is playing too boiz

4 rull

10:47 PM  
Blogger Sydney said...

6:22, it's not just you! We're tired of us sucking other bands' cocks too. We are truly sorry for being a young band and not fulfilling your standards of good music. You know, I honestly go back and forth with having that shit up there because of people like you, but I'm not here to suck your cock. Just the people we've partied with, obviously.

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:13 AM  
Anonymous NSP said...

cack suckin

3:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sloppyworld is off to a great start, last weekends party was awesome and this one tonight looks major fun too

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOUSE OF TINNITUS ruled last night!!!

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you fogot a good show:

Joey Kendall
Harry Has A Head Like a Pingpong Ball
the Plastic Assassins
Har Herrar
Rodney Parker
Whiskey Folk Ramblers

with free art prints by Andrew Kindall

TONIGHT!!! at J&J's Pizza! 5pm SHARP

2:06 PM  
Anonymous msamantham said...

Dallas Observer did run a great article highlighting record goodies by Silk Stocking, Shiny Around the Edges, Tre Orsi, Laura Palmer, etc.... check it out. Thanks,Merrit. Hope and pray we are getting our first glimmer of future DO music editor!

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Voyant sounds just like Whitehouse. Nothing new there. Questioning my sanity? Not quite. Questioning why your it list looks more like a jerk off fest? Yeah, that sounds about right.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Captain Progeria said...

noise acts used to be few and far between, and certainly far more interesting. now anyone with some pedals and an open jack chord thinks they are avant garde. though i suppose another noise act is far preferable to another indie rock band or laptop douche.

5:36 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

what does a jerk off fest look like?

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it looks like FUN

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This website...

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't really know what the point of this site is anymore. It seems like everything I read on here is smug and self-gratifying now. The reason I came on here in the beginning is because there was no sense of pretention and you guys just talked about stuff you found out about because you were genuinely excited about it. Now it just seems like you're talking about stuff because you want to be different. You want people to think you're cool because you found out about these new obscure bands. The thing is, no one cares except other pretentious turds. Even they don't really care. They just want to look as cool as you.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at least they discuss locals. no one else does.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hard show spam
this sunday-
1919 5th birthday show w/

UNIT 21: Fast punk band that really doesn't play enough shows!

O'PIONEERS!!!: First time back at 1919 with a new drummer.

BLONDE GIRLS: Reunited! Minus Nick!

EL PASO HOT BUTTON: Wild one man band. He plays guitar and a chaos pad with his hands and drums with his feet. Will blow your fucking mind! Oh, he's from OK.

STYMIE: Screeching Weasel type punk dudes!

THE SHORTEST DISTANCE: Ramsey playing technical guitar jams with well written lyrics.

RETRO-SPECTRO: Wild keyboardy business featuring those Best Fwend fellas and myself.

HARRY HAS A HEAD LIKE A PING PONG BALL: Wild guitar riffs, arrangements and hairstyles.

Sunday Nov. 25th at 1919 Hemphill/76110
$5 (please)

9:46 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...


I'm not sure why you think that. We've had the exact same attitude since day one. I was a shithead long before this blog and I'll still be one long after it's done. We might become interested in different things from time to time, but we really enjoy what we do here. And contrary to the opinions of some, we kind of like music and shit too.

2:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunday night @ Haileys 4 DJs tonight for Wild in the Streets. Everyone come out and dance.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to go to hailey's and dance my ass off!-ty

5:00 PM  
Blogger Chad said...

Just a reminder that tracks for denton Deluxe V.3 deadline is today.

Please send .wav file of your jammy jam to post haste!

Dancing @ Wild in the Streets is in order tonight!

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that wasn't me


i dance in the dark...

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OOOOOHHHH!! Rubbergloves on a the max on saturday. All of you local bands need to quit playing music.- farah

5:31 PM  
Blogger john said...

The reason that the restrooms don't work at SLOPPYWORLD yet is that we are still working on getting our permits. Therefore we can't get the water turned on in our name because we "don't exist" yet as far as the city is concerned. We should have this fixed by our next show, but if you have been following all that SUP bullshit, you may have some idea how difficult it is to get any type of permit for anything in this town unless you are a millionaire developer who wants to poop another "West Village" out of your play-doh instant neighborhood machine. We just wanted to start having shows regardless of all that because there just ain't enough places to have shows in this town. And besides, I love to see people do the "pee-pee dance". Thanks to all who came out last night regardless of the "bathroom issue". And I thought that Sydney Confirm were pretty awesome. I had never even heard of them before they played last night and they made me laugh in a good way.
-John Freeman

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PB&J was not at the Swiss house party. Or they were not there the whole time we were. At least that Sydney Confirm got people dancing. Their music is okay but they put on an amazing live show. Those kids are all about having fun.

8:41 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

Suck a dick Farah.

10:06 PM  
Blogger KHANNNN! Ye West said...

more like twee poop, stoneranger.
throw on some cody chesnutt, and you better know who that is. (look good in leather)

10:29 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

cody chesnutt sucks.

10:39 PM  
Blogger KHANNNN! Ye West said...

well that doesn't hurt the fact that i look good in leather

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go bake some cookies or change some diapers flapper- farah

11:46 AM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

My God, she stalks me.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the record the above comments are not Farah. She does not have internet access and does not read this crap.

10:28 AM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

I figured as much. Too bad really, just makes this other person look really sad and pathetic. Not only is he/she hiding like a little anon scaredy cat, but of all people to pretend to be...Farah? He is a 14 year old gay boy with no real music taste, who thinks Farah is a Diva.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more likely is that whoever it is just wants to make her look bad. Don't be sucker. The girl is not nearly as bad as you make her out to be. She just got lucky.

3:09 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

I am pretty sure she didn't "Get Lucky"

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think some of her stuff is pretty genius, sorry.

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

her lyrics are surprisingly quite good.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That song about that band The Vain was pretty funny for sure!

11:03 AM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

All of the last three comments are the same person.

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

farah is mentally disturbed and i think its best if people just chill. who the fuck really cares?

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If ya can't say something nice, why say anything at all?

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Farah's what happens when you kiss ass and it works. That's all.

1:13 PM  

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