Friday, December 14, 2007


Had to be a tad short on descriptions today, but you still want it:


Tittsworth/Klever/The Party (the Loft): Most of the Klever stuff I've heard has been of the mash up variety, which usually pisses me off when I'm sitting at home listening to it by myself. When you listen to them that way, mash ups are so annoying that even making fun of them is annoying. But I have to admit, I recently caught a bit of a Klever set on vacation in another town, and it was pretty fun. There were enough people going crazy and enough things to drink to make me not care so much about my anti-mash up agenda. In short, it was a party, and it was good. Am I saying that you'd have to be drunk to like it? No. But I'm also saying that you probably shouldn't judge a party DJ by listening to a mix at home by yourself. Tittsworth basically takes the concept of irony (the hipster one not the real one) and turns it upside down with sets that are so hit heavy and populist that you can't even tell whether the guy is being sarcastic or not. I think he was rockin' to Kris Kross the last time I checked in with him.

Character Flaws (Tractorbeam): This art show, curated by DJ Sober, will feature work by Tony Bones, Matt Rodriguez, Michael Sieben, and Pars. Takes place at Tractorbeam, located at 325 S Central Expressway in Dallas, and goes from 6-9pm. I'm guessing free food and drinks are involved.


Nouns Group/Kaboom/The Numerators/La Panza (Strawberry Fields): Couldn't locate any information on La Panza (maybe someone can get us a Myspace link in the comments or something), but this Saturday night show, which has become a regular event at Strawberry Fields (everyones new favorite place to see a free show), features a couple local favorites as well as Lubbock's Numerators, who sound like a band well worth seeing. Fans of Nouns Group or Koji Kondo will likely dig their stuff, although they seem to go off into quiet little experimental pieces from time to time that border on goofy but are still pretty interesting.

Teenage Cool Kids/Koji Kondo/ Angry Businessmen/Hide and Secret (715 Panhandle): This is the last local show in the immediate future for both of these bands as they will be hitting the road for a tour in the coming days. Panhandle is a place where these groups seem to be most in their element, so expect a packed house. Seems like the current musical climate is just right for a band like Koji to start building an audience outside the area, and maybe this will be the tour where they start doing it.

Vorvadoss/Four Days To Burn/Life Death Continuum (918 Cameron in Dallas): This is a BBQ potluck thing that starts at 3pm in celebration of the birthday of someone. Not sure who, but everyone is invited, and if I know the crowd that will be inhabiting this party (and I think I do), this will be interesting to say the very least... and a lot of fun too.

Quick Holiday Party with Cool Out (Zubar): Cool Out dudes will be spinning classic funk and soul all night for those who wanna hit it and quit it.

Smif N Wessun/The Party (Ridglea Theater): Free party at the Ridglea should bring out a hell of a crowd for the mass appeal tracks of Smif N Wessun....and by mass appeal, I mean kinda stupid and pretty fun.

The Demigs/Deep Snapper/Guns of Detroit/Raised by Tigers (Andy's)

Ella Minnow/Mersomme/The International/Beauxregard (Hailey's)


Gil Mantera's Party Dream/Faux Fox/Prince William (Hailey's): Caught Gil Mantera's performance at the Cavern last year, and although I wasn't blown away by the jokey, throw back 90's synth funk/pop, the show was a pretty good time, and those who are into this sort of thing will probably like it quite a bit. Isn't it Christmas break for the Denton types anyway? Sunday is the new Friday for the next few weeks I guess.

Unwed Sailor/This Will Destroy You/Mom (The Cavern)

VHS or Beta/Adult/Black Tie Dynasty (House of Blues): This FREE, invite only Camel event sounds fairly lame to me (the combo of VHS or Beta and Black Tie doesn't do it for me dude), but the fact that they'll be allowing people to smoke inside at the House of Blues (the venue is different, but the joke is the same) for the first time almost makes me want to go so that I can blow smoke in the faces of all the people who think our smoking laws should "be more like Austin's, man." Ha Ha. Adult does some decent classic Detroit influenced dirty electro stuff that you might want to check out too. Apparently you don't even have to have an invitation either... just be old enough to go and walk in.


Blogger C said...

Angry Businessmen and Hide and Secret are on the Panhandle show.

5:01 PM  
Blogger C said...

Also, it is a cd/7" release show. It costs $3, because gas is expensive and these poor punks need the help.

5:07 PM  
Blogger john said...

SLOPPYWORLD Saturday night:
Shanghai 5
Laura Palmer
Cottonmouth, Tx.
and more. $5 BYOB.
Thank you...

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

poor adult. so mismatched.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

poor SR still can't find anything "cooler" to do with your hands than hold a cigarette

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That VHS Or Beta / Adult. show is at House of Blues.

5:35 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

come on guys i'm cool, right?

5:41 PM  
Anonymous edward said...

Saturday Night Edward's winter wonderland. Dj G , The Ruby Revue .
10pm $5
Avenue Arts Venue in
Expo Park!

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude. no mention of HOW THE EDGE STOLE CHRISTMAS?!?!??!!?!?!?!? I am super stoked on possibly seeing Coheed and Cambria. No joke.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this will destroy you/mom is on sunday, not saturday.

gonna try and pull double duty for this will destroy you and vhs or beta though, i guess

6:35 PM  
Blogger chris said...

I'd like to see This Will destroy YOu.

Smoking laws should be more like austin, man.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



7:15 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Other Chris would like to smoke anywhere and everywhere. Thanks for the Saturday mention.

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too many shows on saturday!!!!!!

10:53 PM  
Anonymous Ronnie said...

Saturday Night @ Rubber Gloves.
Gazelles + Kris Roe of the Ataris

11:15 AM  
Blogger Chad said...

SF show starts at 8. So get here early folks!

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



2:21 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Just got a myspace bulletin saying that Rival Gang is playing Strawberry Fields tonight too. If that is true, that is AWESOME

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

zach galifianakis saturday night at lakewood theater.

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry Rival Gang is not playing --but we will play soon!!!! jules

6:05 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

oh shit. i forgot about Zach G. Oh well. The Panhandle show was a blast.

1:32 AM  
Anonymous ohdearbuttons said...

I walked around handing out "I did it in Denton and Loved it!" buttons on Saturday night.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Polyphonic Spree is also playing tonight.

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Ella Minnow and Mersomme show was a surprise. Never heard either before. Great live acts. I like post-rockish bands with saxophones.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Open Mic night at Club Dada tonight!

9:07 PM  

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