It List: Thursday
Abiku/Dream Eater/Smart Patrol/Naxat (1919 Hemphill): Apparently, Dream Eater changed their name from Amethyst, to Hate for Man, to their current moniker all within a short timespan. I can not keep up with this shit. Naxat is one of the two electronic music projects of Alex Atchley, and Smart Patrol features members of Bleach Boys and Undoing Of David Wright. The 1919 description says they'll be playing "technical licks" and "fast jams." In other words, nobody gets to make fun of this band for not knowing how to really play their instruments, whatever that means. I love live music. This is a chance to catch Abiku in Fort Worth if you missed them in Denton.
Ra Ra Riot/The Little Ones (Lola's): "OMG, this band Ra Ra Riot has a violin and a cello!" "Yeah, but what do they do with them?" "Um...Old instruments are cool."
Lost Generation (Fallout Lounge): This marks the beginning of a straight Techno focus for Wanz. From what I understand, Wanz will be focusing on a lot of the stuff popular in Berlin these days, but I wonder exactly what that means considering that there seems to be two opposing camps there: the party heavy Modeselektor types, and the minimal intellectuals. Who wins at the fight for Fallout Lounge tonight? That is anyone's guess. Ineka plays tonight as well.