Monday, April 07, 2008

It List: Monday

Enon/Tame...Tame and Quiet/RTB2 (Lola's, Ft. Worth): Enon are one of those bands that's difficult to classify despite the fact that their music isn't really all that strange. My introduction to this band came in 2002 when they released High Society, an electro leaning pop record that featured everything from dance-rock to twee pop to straight indie jingle jangle jams, with styles clashing against one another and almost never blending together, rendering the record one that sounded like it was recorded by two or three different bands. Uptempo dance track followed by acoustic pop track, etc. This kind of eclecticism still seems to be what Enon thrives on, even though it feels decidedly less adventurous these days than it did even a few years ago. Something tells me this will still be a fun show, however, and this Touch and Go supergroup of sorts (featuring ex members of Brainiac and Blonde Redhead) might make your drive to Ft. Worth a worthy cause.

Cool Out (Cavern)

Jazz (Amsterdam)

Paul Slavens (Dan's Silverleaf)

32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

high apple pie in the sky hopes..

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

paul slavens is an ass

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ft. Worth a Ft. worthy cause, wahoooooooo

12:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for future reference - is it ft. worth or fort worth? i don't know, i'm from houston, the more glorious part of texas.

12:32 AM  
Anonymous bit said...

houston, the more intelligent part of texas...

1:30 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Houston... the only city more irrelevant that Dallas.

1:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck houston and dallas. Denton kicks all ass.

1:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Houston is for cough syrup abusers. Dallas is for black tar heroin heads. Dentons for people who cant afford a razor.

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FT. IS AN ABBREVIATION OF FORT, SO BOTH ARE ACCEPTABLE AS THEY MEAN THE SAME THING. KTHXBYE

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with anonymous, with this caveat: many people in Denton CAN in fact afford razors, they simply forgo the razor, and shop in thrift stores so they can fit into the scene.

In Denton, bushy beard + corduroys + neglected guitar tuner = popular!

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy shit, people in denton wear beards? I've never heard that shit before.
You must be some kind of goddamned sociological genius. I'm gonna go
de-tune my fucking guitar right now!

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I agree with anonymous, with this caveat: many people in Denton CAN in fact afford razors, they simply forgo the razor, and shop in thrift stores so they can fit into the scene."

Leave the Denton girls out of this!

12:52 PM  
Anonymous 64 Eels said...

"people in Denton CAN in fact afford razors"

we have to cut our cocaine with something

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i believe houston is actually for sippin lean and denton is for cough syrup.

and i'm not sure if you've watched mtv jams lately, but if you did you could hardly call a city responsible for influencing all of that terrible radio rap irrelevant.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so denton has a few beards, at least its not overrun with homosexuals and white flight

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I agree with anonymous, with this caveat: many people in Denton CAN in fact afford razors, they simply forgo the razor, and shop in thrift stores so they can fit into the scene."

Leave the Denton girls out of this!

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

btw if you wanna check out a bunch of homosexuals in denton go to 80s night. i got an awesome handjob in the bathroom a few weeks ago

1:14 PM  
Anonymous ? said...

Ft. Worth is a beacon of light right now. It's great how it can be in the same area, but so removed at the same time. Although, at the Enon show last night there were more beards there than at any Denton show I've been to in a while.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are all these thrift stores in Denton everyone keeps talking about? I can't be expected to pay retail prices on garments in this wintry economic clime.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are all these thrift stores in Denton everyone keeps talking about? I can't be expected to pay retail prices on garments in this wintry economic clime.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous bugger all said...

frightfully sorry about the double post, old chap

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denton thrift in the Kroger Parking Lot on University.
Goodwill on University.
There's a new one at Bell and Mckinney-ish.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:45 - That's odd, I just GAVE an awesome ha... wait a minute!

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ft. Worth is a beacon of light right now. It's great how it can be in the same area, but so removed at the same time. Although, at the Enon show last night there were more beards there than at any Denton show I've been to in a while."

I guess Denton showed up?

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the thrift stores in fort worth deserve a hand job

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denton is a BACON of light.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shazbot!

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetings. My name is Dave Sims and I've been retained, sort of, to write a weekly column for the Observer covering Denton music. It will be ~450 words, not yet titled, first one is coming out this week, to accompany a feature article on Denton written by Pete Freedman.

...

So...if you're so inclined, pile on with thoughts, rants, etc. What would you like to see covered? Not only in terms of underappreciated bands/acts/venues/house shows, but the Denton music community in general.

A bit about myself: I've lived in Denton for 13 years, work in town just off the square, and I've been a part-time freelance music writer for 7/8 years, mostly for Paste Magazine. I'll be out to see at least 2-3 shows a week, probably meeting a number of you and bugging you for contact info, news, etc. (if I haven't already)


There it is. Engage.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT KINDA BANDS U LIKE DAVE?

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you be a music writer while you have lived in Denton for 13 years and you don't know anything about music in Denton. I hate you.

There it is. You can engage my dick.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Denton + Bacon = Rock said...

keep Denton beard.... Keep houston far far away.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

laugh

4:18 PM  

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