Tuesday, March 11, 2008

It List: Tuesday

Man, Denton's jumpin' with that hot shit tonight, yo. Respect:

We Shot J.R. Presents- Times New Viking/Psychedelic Horseshit/Fight Bite/Wax Museums (Strawberry Fields): I'm really impressed with our blog yet again. Some time last November, I heard two new records on the same day, and both of them completely blew me away. That NEVER happens. One was Times New Viking's Present the Paisley Reich, and the other was Psychedelic Horseshit's Magic Flowers Droned. Both instantly swept me off my feet, and I couldn't decide which one I liked more. But luckily I won't have to make such a decision tonight, because I'll be able to see both bands at one of my favorite venues in the metroplex. I'm certainly glad we nabbed this show too, because after receiving Pitchfork's Best New Music tag in addition to tons of other positive press all over the blogosphere, Times New Viking could have totally big timed us. But they didn't. TNV's sound is simultaneously innocent pop and harsh, destructive noise, featuring the rare combo of sing-a-long lyrics and ear piercing feedback that gives the music a power that you don't often find in pop or avant rock. Taking cues from lo-fi and punk, TNV will probably please Guided by Voices and Shaggs fans alike. Psychedelic Horseshit takes this pop/noise combo to an even greater extreme in my mind, and the results are quite thrilling too. Their most recent full length is honestly one of the most adventurous yet cohesive rock records I've heard in a very long time, and I'm really excited to see how loud these people get. Our local openers are no slouches either, so get to this by 830 to catch them both. Oh yeah, it's $5, BYOB and All Ages, so bring the kids*. AND PS- PLEASE TREAT STRAWBERRY FIELDS WITH RESPECT. THROW YOUR DAMN TRASH AWAY, SMOKE OUTSIDE, AND DON'T PUKE INSIDE PLEASE. ANYONE CAUGHT STEALING WILL GET THE SHIT KICKED OUT OF THEM BY SALLY GLASS AND HER CAMERA.

Woods/Blues Control/Teenage Cool Kids (715 Panhandle): If I didn't have my own totally sweet shit happening tonight, this is the place I would be for sure. For me, the highlight here is Blues Control. I first encountered Blues Control a few months ago when I downloaded the two most recent releases, Puff and Blues Control. Both are extremely captivating in a highly hypnotizing manner, as blues leaning psychedelic rock riffs float rather quietly in a background of dreamy haze, distant percussion, krautrock ambience and an array of samples. It's sort of like what it would sound like to fall asleep with video games and Physical Grafitti playing in the background at the same time. Very unique and a lot of fun, Blues Control's music seems to exist in a world of its own creation. Woods, featuring members of Meneguar, is a jangly, acoustic psyche-folk influenced band that does quite a bit with a fairly familiar set of influences, pulling from artists such as Six Organs of Admittance, Feathers, and even Sandy Bull, all with a rough around the edges and loose approach that really seems to work as pop music.

BLK JKS/PPT/The Party (Green Elephant): You know what totally blows balls about SMU? The fact that you could put this show (featuring this month's Fader cover artists BLK JKS and a bunch free booze) at a college bar near pretty much any large campus in the country, and you'd be guaranteed a good party and a huge crowd. Stick it at a college bar near SMU, however, and you're forced to wonder a) how many young republicans have ever heard of Fader, and b) whether the ones who have are willing to park their cars on the east side of 75. But I guess if anyone could inspire such things in Dallas, it's Central Booking and Gorilla vs Bear, both of whom are sponsors of this show. Johannesburg's BLK JKS are a pretty unusual group to say the least, and I'm having a little trouble finding reference points to describe them. Ok, here's a try: take little bits of late 60's and early 70's African High Life pop, mix with Jeff Buckley (I know, whatever, right?), add a dash of really strange Ska, a touch of some guitar heavy traditional African music and blues, and a pinch of avant punk, and you'd be pretty close... to sounding like an idiot. Whatever, I tried. Interesting stuff though, and if you're kickin' cans around Dallas tonight, you might want to think about taking this opportunity to see some truly experimental and captivating music while drinking free booze and trying not to appear in a DON'T, as Vice Magazine will apparently be in the house as well. Do they still do those?

Neptune/Geistheistler (Fra House, Oak St., Denton): Geistheistler is David and Justin, formerly of Notes from Underground, doing a two piece noise improv beginning at 930 this evening. Neptune will go on at 1030, and unfortunately, I haven't had the opportunity to hear them. However, you can use the miracle of technology to click on the damn link above and listen yourself.

Why?/Cryptacize/Sunburned Hand of the Man/Astronautalis/Bangs (Rubber Gloves): I really can't get into Why? for a number of reasons that I don't have time to detail here, but I would definitely be interesting in checking out Sunburned, whose recent release Fire Escape (produced by Four Tet) is easily one of the best things they've ever done. The album focuses much more on rhythm and groove than most of their previous material, and a lot of it reminds me of some ungodly combination of Liquid Liquid, Can, and Miles Davis' On the Corner.

Sorry, No time for links on these:

Blue Cheer/ Blood of the Sun (Granada)

Evangelicals/Headlights/Gentleman Auction House (The Cavern)

And Check the Monday Morning Rock comments sections for the massive line up at 1919 hemphill

Disqo Disco (Fallout Lounge): New underground and classic disco night featuring members of Syndney Confirm and Pretty Vacant spinning records.

* don't

48 Comments:

Anonymous SLOPPYWORLD said...

DON'T FORGET:
THE LISPS
THE PHYSICS OF MEANING
LAURA PALMER

SLOPPYWORLD
8PM
$5

THANK YOU...

4:19 PM  
Anonymous bonerman said...

i've got a huge erection that will arise in the mist of the night at strawberrys

4:27 PM  
Anonymous paradeofflesh said...

i am going to 1919 and then strawberry fields. What time will psych horseshit and Times new play? (so i manage my time wisely.


regards,
john

4:32 PM  
Anonymous bonerman said...

i've got a huge erection that will arise in the mist of the night at strawberrys

4:34 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

the show is supposed to be completely over by 1230.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

and we'll add that 1919 show too.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the sunburned hand of the man show is at rubbergloves not haileys, i believe.

4:42 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

thanks, this will be fixed shortly.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

thanks, this will be fixed shortly.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Evangelicals at cavern.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Andrew Savage said...

Teenage Cool Kids isn't playing the 715 Panhandle show, but Clockhands Strangle and The Eastern Sea are!

4:51 PM  
Anonymous cliff notes said...

can we get jnjs on the way?? thats kinda like gas money

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blue cheer?

i mean really

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Evangelicals at Cavern tonite should be a good show.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous chriso))) said...

NEPTUNE SRSLY

LIKE DOOD OMG

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone know how much the blk jks show is?

6:17 PM  
Anonymous pharrel said...

the neptunes are in denton???

6:29 PM  
Anonymous jeremy said...

Astronautilus used to pick on me in middle school. I believe his real name is Roger Hinkle. Maybe he's a nicer guy now? I don't know. Urrrgg. I'm still pissed. He hung out with all the jock people and used to call me butt-head. Sorry.

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to go see Sunburned Hand Of The Man, but I don't want to even see a little bit of the other bands playing at RGRS tonight. Gonna have to pass, too many other shows with more solid bills going on. Too bad, Sunburned Hand Of The Man sounds like the best thing happening tonight in Denton.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous jeremy said...

I hereby outlaw these band names from ever existing: The Funeral Parlors, Comic Sans Orange Bite, Bronze Leopards, Numerals, Tiles, Questions, Answers, Wars.......basically any short word with an s on it, inless you are amazing(example: Genders). And if you put a "The" before the word, you are double stupid(The Wars, The Tiles). "Hi! We're The Eyes!" Uuuugghgghg!!!! As well as anything like this: The Von _______. Von anything is Von stupid, okay, Von Bondies?!!

Also, names that make no sense at all, like Hug Scratch or Bikini Hug or Spirit Gambler.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Andrew Savage said...

Okay so Teenage Cool Kids actually IS playing the show. Sorry.

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

again?

7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jeremy-
how about CUM ON YOUR STUPID ASS FACE, YOU CUNT LICK? is that a good band name?

8:43 PM  
Anonymous jeremy said...

No, that name is boring as shit. It's too short, too. How about this for a band name: We Shot Jr is Full of Boring Assholes Who Have Forgotten How To Relax and Have Fun Because They're Too Concerned With Looking Anonymously Cool? It has a nice, truthful ring to it.

And you must admit, Spirit Gambler is the nazz!

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TONIGHT RIGHT BEFORE THE BANDS WERE ABOUT TO TAKE THE STAGE AT SLOPPYWORLD, 5 COPS AND A GENUINELY NICE LADY FROM THE CODE ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENT FINALLY SHUT US DOWN. THIS MAY JUST BE A TEMPORARY DEAL OR IT MAY NOT. BUT FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE WE ARE CLOSED FOR BUSINESS. TO THE BANDS THAT WE BOOKED, I TRULY APOLOGIZE AND WILL TRY TO MAKE IT UP TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
IF ANYONE HAS ANY EXPERIENCE AT ALL WITH PERMITS AND LEGAL STUFF PERTAINING TO GETTING A PROPER C.O. AND BUILDING PERMITS IN A RUSH, PLEASE PASS THE INFORMATION ON TO ME.
WE ARE DOWN BUT PROBABLY NOT OUT. ANY HELP WOULD BE AMAZINGLY HELPFUL. I WANT TO AT LEAST BE ABLE TO HAVE ONE LAST BAD ASS ROCK BLOWOUT BEFORE IT ALL GOES DOWN.
THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT THROUGH THE LAST MONTHS.
THE NEGATIVLAND SHOW WILL STILL HAPPEN. MORE DETAILS AS THEY DEVELOP.

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, DALLAS.
-JOHN FREEMAN & THE CAST AND CREW OF SLOPPYWORLD...

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Strawberry Fields said...

Damn sorry to hear that John. Hope stuff works out for you.

Thanks to weshotjr, all the bands, and all the cool people who came out to the show at SF. It was an awesome night full of sweet music and zero law enforcement!

1:22 AM  
Anonymous P8-10 said...

Yeah the SF show was totally awesome. Times New Viking were great as usual and Psychedelic Horseshit were amazing too.

2:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to Shaolin Death Squad. That shit was UNFUCKINGBELIEVEABLE

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, i feel sorry for whoever missed neptune.

wow.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous bananymous said...

I made love to my girlfriend all night.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im so sorry to hear about this, sloppyworld!

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Shaolin DEF said...

I suck, I wish I would've been at the Fra House where the Neptune and The two guys before them KICKED ASS. That shit was loud! Do those two guys play in Denton often?

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sloppy's gotten kinda poppy...

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

neptune = whoa...

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Andrew Savage said...

715 Panhandle show got shut down, moved, and ended up being amazing.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

neptune won this epic tuesday night battle.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous anonymouse said...

It's all a big fucking contest.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous gary garrison said...

No offense or anything, but I find music like Neptune to be a tad annoying. I like it for about 2 minutes and then I want to leave the room. But if you dig mathy/loud/abrasive rock and roll, then by all means have at Neptune, cause they seem like the perfect band for that sort of person.

This is my review. Take it for what it's worth.

Now, i'd like to explain why people like me, you and weshotjr feel compelled to tell everyone their take on every which band that comes our way, and here it is: I want the music that I dig to be the shit that gets supported. Call me selfish, but I feel that if money, cheers and positive reviews are given to a band that I find to be god awful, the next thing I know I will be fucking surrounded by such bands, and why the hell would I want that? I want to be surrounded by more of the bands I like. Who doesn't?

I just feel compelled to tell you this, because I think it's something we all think about but don't ever say. Peace!

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU'RE STUPID AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD

9:45 PM  
Anonymous your right said...

I like music that is a little softer and with emotion, but none of that is around.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahaha

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought what anonymouse had to say was intelligent and right on the money. So where are we now, shitheads?

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I agree, Neptune is freaking annoying.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also think the people who run this blog love to watch people fight.

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you got that right!! oh btw: take heart, john. there's always that well-publicized smack thing to keep you busy.............

7:05 PM  
Anonymous anonymouse said...

No, i'm most certainly not John. I do happen to love the guy, though. And I know he's completely above your callous, dickless, cheap shot comment. Fuck your year.

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out all the love on here! 7:05pm: You are a sparkling example of how beautiful this scene, shit, this great country truly is! Rock on, dooode!!!

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

705 sux

2:13 AM  

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