Tuesday, April 08, 2008

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."

49 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE'RE YOUR GRADUATION HEADQUARTERS!

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"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."


AHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHHAHHAHAHAHHAHAH

5:00 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

I'm glad you got the joke. See you at the show, square.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

house of tinnitus bitches..

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

house of tinnitus slobs

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmmmmm mistress

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i havent bathed in five days

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd pay $15 for Mars Volta. But not $35 in a place notorious for a shitty PA.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"and you know, as i do, that if the volta comes to your town for a show that you HAVE to be there or a little bit of your soul dies. That's a science fact." from the Mars Volta bio

see all of you dead souls at h.o.t. tonight

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I paid $35 once for Pink Floyd and two hits, and that was pre-stagflation.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous dtc said...

fuck colin melloy. he sucks.

mars volta sucks too. fuck them.

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who the fuck is mars volta? tinnutisss be there or kill yourself

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have a bath, matey... it's a trifle ripe in here.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

quick

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

matter of fact

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mars volta hits secret house party in denton. just heard this.

11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at the drive played at the yellow house before the beards arrived

12:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mars volta is like acid and peyote in combined and you folks just are used to kool aid and brownies

12:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

har har

12:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ewww colin meloy.

12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was posted by a pretentious fuck on drc:


http://www.chopsfromhell.com/dewsbury1_ex7.gif



What relevance it has you do the math.

12:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK COLIN MELOY. Piss of shit.

12:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just to reiterate - "Piss of shit."

12:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That guy doesn't know shit about music. He was talking about The Talking Heads putting concept over playing ability, as if the fucking Talking Heads can't play. Judging by "Stop Making Sense" and other African beat infused offerings, I'd say they could play well almost to a fault. The Talking Heads are not the Shaggs, dumbass. What does that guy know about music anyways. Two things a bass player needs to play- A fucking pair of shoes and a pick. Got me?

12:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the mars volta.

1:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the fuck are you talking about shoes and a pick? ever heard of les claypool? what tap water are you drinking?

1:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ever heard of das efx?

1:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around, hon, so uh
Dun dun dun dun dun, dun dun
They want EFX, some live EFX

1:53 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

If 133 is a joke, it is genius.


And yes, that is retarded. The reason the Talking Heads were great was because they had BOTH: intelligent, high concept artistic statements coupled with absolutely impeccable musicianship. Anyone who claims to the contrary certainly knows nothing about the Talking Heads.

1:54 AM  
Anonymous dtc said...

fuck les claypool too!!!

1:54 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Oh, and I almost forgot: the best part about Talking Heads was that they were so good at both that you never really think about either when you're listening to them.

1:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As if blending concept and musicianship is a good thing.

2:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BORIS BORIS BORIS BORIS

3:14 AM  
Anonymous P8-10 said...

LES CLAYPOOL IS DUMB.
THE MARS VOLTA IS DUMBER.
AND GIMME SYD BARRETT PINK FLOYD OR GET OUTTA MY FACE.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF THIS IS RELEVANT.

ALSO PLAYING BASS IS FUCKING HARD SOMETIMES.

4:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ever hear of moujiuytoo? there a kinda of ok trance ambient twangy flute rythemtically lead fishing weights. i find they only give you cancer half the time but never give you gas.

4:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love all my fellow anon-y-wimps! Keep up the passive-aggressive bitching guys!

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That "needs two things - a pick and some some shoes" thing made me laugh out loud. I second this opinion. I hate fucking Mars Volta. Bjork + Santana - hook = MV.

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to defensive listening at 5:17 - if you went to that show the joke was on you.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

talking heads were clearly approaching music from an art prospective and played very minimal at first. A lot of the poly african beats didn't come for ten years but what do i know. pfft.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

You're absolutely right. Still doesn't mean that they are an example of an "art" band who can't play their instruments. Even their very early stuff provides pretty solid evidence to the contrary.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

You're absolutely right. Still doesn't mean that they are an example of an "art" band who can't play their instruments. Even their very early stuff provides pretty solid evidence to the contrary.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

9:16-

I'd rather the joke be on me than attend any show you waste your time at.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woven Hand were great!
An under appreciated band for sure.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

House Of Tinnitus was the shit last night. The two free jazz performances were really outstanding (Ettrick and i didn't catch the bass player's name). It was really something that should have not been missed, especially by those that are so critical of the whole 'thing' at HOT. You couldn't deny the musicianship of the groups last night. Truly badass.

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

free jazz is so much better than expensive jazz.

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree always thought they were proficient...unlike television. jk

12:18 PM  
Anonymous you dont need "ahoes" to "play" bass said...

just hair... lots of glorious hair. kill all the bald man.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abiku is rocking tomorrow night @ 1919 Hemphill St.
W/ Smart Patrol, Dream Eater and Naxat!


also: Mars Volta were way better when they were on a shit load of drugs.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mars volta is on drugs you stupid cunt

2:17 PM  

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