It List: Thursday
The Octopus Project/Mount Righteous (Lola's): Mount Righteous are an impossibly happy new group (or small army) that actually writes some pretty memorable songs. I've never been crazy about The Octopus Project but I'd be more than happy to read a passionate defense in the comments.
Benefit show for Prince William featuring Big J/Schwa/Faux Fox/The Party/Hawatha/Keith P/It's What We Get (Double Wide): Prince Will had his computers and DJ equipment stolen, and therefore lost incalculably precious material crucial to his music making and livelihood. Luckily he has plenty of nice friends willing to help him out, possibly including you. You can donate inside on top of the low cover price, or send paypal donations by contacting Prince W. himself at email@example.com. It's What We Get is better every time I hear them. Sometimes I'm not even aware it's them due to the crowd blocking my view and when everything clears out, I'm pleasantly surprised to see lil' Alan Palomo breaking down shop. Faux Fox should feel pretty cool about being the only band playing, and Hawatha might be the best Dallas rapper I've ever heard. And that means something, because I really loved that J-Ro track about Plano.
Klickitat/Scarily Terrible (The Cavern):
1-800 Zombie/Zechs Marquise/Icarus Crane/Popstar (Rubber Gloves): MC Router
wrote a song about 1-800 Zombie, right?
80's Night With DJ G (Hailey's)
Lost Generation (Fallout Lounge):