Friday, January 11, 2008



Transona Five/The Theater Fire/Dust Congress/J Gray (Sloppyworld): This show came together for us based mostly on good luck-- Wildcat, a long time Transona Five fan, randomly decided to email the band one day a few months ago to see what they were up to. The guys responded that they were working on new material and were planning on doing a couple shows (one in Dallas and one in Austin), and we asked if they would like us to be involved. And duh, they totally did. So we helped them put this line up together, and here we are. We've discussed Transona Five this week already, and I know most of you know what Theater Fire is all about at this point, but we would highly recommend that you check out Dust Congress and J Gray if you haven't already. I haven't had a chance to see Gray live yet (as he doesn't play solo that often), but I've really been enjoying pretty much every song I've heard on his Myspace page-- his haunting vocals clearly set him apart from the pack, and the eerie, almost psychedelic nature of his music makes the material even more interesting still. If you're going to this show, I'd recommend showing up early to check him out. Show starts at 9 and is BYOB. $5. The order: J Gray, Dust Congress, Theater Fire, Transona Five.

Uptown with Select (Zubar): Select will spin a variety of records tonight at Zubar with no cover.

Paul Slocum (Dunn&Brown): Treewave founder Paul Slocum will be showing several visual art installments tonight at Dunn and Brown gallery. One of them, according to Gorilla vs Bear, will involve 20 people acting out a scene from the TV show Full House. Not kidding. You want us to come check it out, Paul? You got it dude! Starts at 6pm and looks really cool on the D&B website.
Mammoth Grinder/Koji Kondo/Teenage Cool Kids/Pool (715 Panhandle): Sorry I forgot to add this one...

Mistress/Rival Gang/Kaboom/Violent Squid (Slutbanger- 1729 Scripture, Denton): Don't have all the details on this show, including the full line up, but we've heard that the above bands will play and that it will get started around 930. BYOB of course.


Dan Deacon / Florene (Hailey's): Dan Deacon rolls back in to town tonight after an incredibly fun show at the Cavern a few months ago. I had the chance to interview him back in June, and despite his larger than life, goodier exterior, the guy really knows what he's doing musically, and he's made a big impact with fans and critics a alike over the past year. And although people often complain about the stillness of Dallas audiences at shows, Deacon had the Cavern rockin in June (almost by force), which makes me think that a Denton location and an extra six months of a rising profile will result in a big excited crowd at Hailey's. On this, his "Ultimate Reality" tour, Deacon will be joined by fellow Wham City dude Jimmy Joe Roche for a multi media performance that will include a 40 minute original video production with an original soundtrack as well at two live drummers playing along AND a regular solo set from Deacon after the video. It sounds really great, and I can't wait to see how they pull it off.

Hands Up! 90's Party with The Party (The Loft): I'm hoping 90's means tons of new jack swing jams, because I'm always in the mood for that stuff.
Silk Stocking/Sean Kirkpatrick/New Science Projects/Ryan Thomas Becker/Glen Farris/Emil Rapstine/Delmore Pilcrow/Sabra Laval (Strawberry Fields): Starts at 6, free, BYOB. And btw, has anyone ever once heard an 80's dance hipster in an ironic t-shirt say something like "hey bro, come to this DJ show. There won't be very many beards, pearl snaps and people who secretly listen to James Taylor, but you could still check it out." I never have. But I don't really hang out with ironic t-shirt people anyway.

Chris Brown and Bow Wow/Soulja Boy/Sean Kingston/Lil Mama (American Airlines Center): Despite the fact that this is a commercial hip hop show, I still bet it would easily be the strangest thing you could do this weekend. And I am dumb enough to kind of like that one Sean Kingston song.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have to write about the same bands every week?

4:53 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...


5:02 PM  
Blogger C said...

TONIGHT At 715 Panhandle


Mammoth Grinder (austin)
Koji Kondo
Teenage Cool Kids

fuck yeah.

5:10 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

VS is also playing slutbanger.

5:11 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

oops... forgot about Dre. Adding it.

5:12 PM  
Anonymous New Science Projects said...

New Science Projects is playing at Strawberry Fields Saturday with Silk Stocking and Sean Kirkpatrick and like eight other bands. Starts at six. It's free as a boid.

You know, if you Denton hipsters don't have something to do before Hailey's.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous new science projects said...

Full Strawberry Lineup:

Silk Stocking
Sean Kirkpatrick
New Science Projects
Ryan Thomas Becker
Glen Farris
Emil Rapstine
Delmore Pilcrow
Sabra Laval

It's not 80's dance and I doubt there will be as many ironic t-shirts as there may be at other places in town, but it'll be awesome.

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...I doubt there will be as many ironic t-shirts as there may be at other places in town, but it'll be awesome."


5:28 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

hey, don't drag 80's dance into this.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous New Science Projects said...

Stonedranger, the dance lines have already been drawn.

5:30 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

528, you rule.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous NSP said...

Daniel Folmer and his ironic T-shirts will not be attending Saturday.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How old is J Gray anyway? Kid looked like sixteen when I saw him play.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If my source is correct, one of those Full House scenes of Slocum's involves some familiar Denton musicians.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was under the impression Florene was playing with Dan Deacon Saturday....I thought you knew everything. lame.

5:49 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I do know everything, and I added it. So quit your crying.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, gutterth is actually holding some good shows!

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poison Control Center looks insane.

Looks like they beat each other with guitars while doing the splits and covering Pavement.

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:07 PM  
Anonymous BadTaste said...

No We Shot Jr doesn't write about the same music every week. It is a post for bands that are moving forward and stepping out. It is appreciated to have some movement in the scene. Can anyone here argue against that?

Still the off handed jibe is a sign of your frustration i'm sure.

Why don't you give us a freaking example of you want posted about?

good to be direct sometimes.



Wish I could have made it to the show tonight, however my work schedule conflicted.

Bootleggers! Strap it on, track it and send me some!

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont get the t-shirt thing

8:34 PM  
Blogger Chad said...

JR post shows that are happening. If bands plays alot, they are going to get written up alot.

If I can't get to Panhandle before 10 will I miss Koji Kondo/Teenage Cool Kids?

Oh yeah Fields show tomorrow is going to be all sorts of tasty.

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dust Congress was great.

10:52 PM  
Anonymous jc said...

no one told me smile smile is awful.

thanks for nothing blogosphere :(

11:07 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I think I've said that at least once here.

2:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Transona Five were waaay nice...what a release that must've been for them. Too bad most of the people at the show were talking loudly and missed out.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:39 PM  
Blogger guTTerTh said...

Strawberry Fields show starts at 6PM Sharp with Sabra Laval from Houston. Don't be late please.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SLUTBANGER put on the best party denton has seen in a looong time.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Transona Five yes yes! good show

5:29 PM  
Blogger john said...

Thanks to all the great bands that played at SLOPPYWORLD on Friday. It was one of the best shows I have seen in a while and definitely the best show we have had at SLOPPYWORLD yet. Hooray!
-John Freeman

1:08 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...


2:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3:29 AM  
Anonymous daniel said...

blog about it

11:17 AM  
Blogger am said...

slutbanger was a serious gorgeous wreck.....cheers to those that were there

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

slutbanger fucked your ears with an old fashioned miss. rival boom squid tree burning

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

teenage cool kids are GREAT

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

observer should do article on sloan

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sloan is fucking legend

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

slutbager was WAY FUCKING GOOD!!!

5:30 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

i just got home yesterday. looks like i didnt miss anything spectacular. hooray!

6:55 PM  
Anonymous tes test TEST said...

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7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

deep electronic music in the backroom of zubar tonight(sunday)!!!

7:48 PM  
Anonymous i am really lame said...


7:48 PM  
Blogger the cat cheesecake said...

give me them free tix to six organs of admittance

9:57 PM  
Anonymous i am really lame said...

i am the bomb

11:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am really lame says...

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

telegraph canyon are NOT the arcade fire, but goddamn they try to be. they even got that real serious chick from deadman.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the slutbanger show was off the chain

windows got busted out

giant fire in the back burning couches trees and bottles of petrol distillates

pretty much all out chaos

and there was soundtrack to match

did i mention people danced

what were you pussies doing?
probably monkeying with your macintosh's or something!:@

3:21 AM  
Anonymous t929t said...


9:33 PM  

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