It List: Tuesday
Disqo Disco (Fallout Lounge): Almost everything you've ever wanted to know about Disqo Disco is featured below by our new contributor, "That One Guy." Do I have that right?
Ettrick/Abiku/Mistress/Party City//Tony Dryer (House Of Tinnitus): The show tonight features a couple of well regarded touring bands that are quite dissimilar and have both headlined shows at H.O.T in the past. As screaming and aggravated as Abiku can be at times, they are also danc-ey and feature a keytar. Ettrick is an "all acoustic, free jazz, black metal" group with two drummers and saxophones and they play a fierce style of music that sounds even better than that description would have you believe. Mistress is a punishing Denton harsh noise duo, and Party City is an all improv act featuring members of Great Tyrant, Koji Kondo and Zanzibar Snails.
Colin Meloy/Laura Gibson (Granada): The best thing Colin Meloy ever did was a cover of a Joanna Newsom song, and he even kind of screwed that up.
ADD: Woven Hand/Dust Congress/The Angelus (Lola's)
Trash Talk/Trapped Under Ice/High Life/Stymie/Beyond Reach (Red Blood Club)
The Mars Volta (Palladium):
Thirty five dollars?! I'll pay that for some reunited prog rock band minus some deceased members, but thirty five bucks for a group of dudes that barely outgrew emo and started noodling it up with the Red Hot Chili Peppers? You're joking right? And no opening act? I thought only the Floyd was allowed to do that at Texas Stadium circa 1994. That's worth thirty five bucks.
Note: Free after-party at the Loft to follow featuring The Party and certainly more entertaining than this two and a half hour "show."