Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It List: Tuesday

Health/Daniel Francis Doyle/El Paso Hot Button/Last Men (Rubber Gloves): So I've actually seen Health like four times in the past six months, but I still haven't got my fix just yet. In case you haven't heard these guys by now, live is really the way to experience them. Despite loving the music that appears on their self titled debut album, I've concluded that the recorded presentation really doesn't do justice to the power of Health's live sound. Their music is harsh as shit, noisy, and quite aggressive. All of that is true. But the material is also tightly constructed, highly conceptual and immaculately written and rehearsed, making for one of the most exciting live shows I've seen in a very long time. Not to mention the fact that when you listen carefully, you can hear some of the more pop leaning elements of the group's influences struggling to get to the surface, and the push-pull is quite rewarding. The hype is real when it comes to these dudes, and I'm guessing this will be your last opportunity to see them for quite a while. Get there a little early too, as Daniel Francis Doyle's performances absolutely never disappoint.

Disqo Disco (Fallout Lounge): The Disqo dudes will be joined by Prince William and Tommy Boy this evening. Last week, we posted a well received mix from Tommy, and were impressed with his focus on old school synth/disco/early house material. It's a party mix that also happens to be tasteful and fuck and free of much of the "blog house" that you've probably become bored with over the past year... basically, we hope homeboy starts playing out more frequently. Anyway, Tommy has been involved in dance music for a number of years, including a rather successful stretch in NYC that saw him DJ with acts such as Mike Simoneti, Psychic Ills, Excepter, and Gang Gang Dance, just to name a few. The guy also does his own visuals as well, meaning that the whole experience at the Fallout tonight will be different and probably quite fun. Hopefully, Disqo's normally healthy crowd will dig what they hear tonight.
Forgot about this one: Megadeth/In Flames/Children of the Bodom/Job for a Cowboy/High On Fire (Nokia): That's weird-- I just listened to both High on Fire AND Megadeth's "Symphony of Destruction" yesterday without knowing that this show was even going on. I guess I just rule. I hope HOF isn't going on first... and by the way, anyone care to share their favorite Megadeth album?

57 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last Men is opening the show at RGRS.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous atchley said...

going to megadeth. sorry, Health.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous the general said...

Rust in peace is my favorite megadeth record

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Chriso))) said...

I like the Dave Mustaine crying scene in Some Kind of Monster, but the alternate version on disc 2 is even better.

5:02 PM  
Anonymous damn gina said...

I wonder if SR likes Health? I think he may have officially humped the sjark with that one.

5:20 PM  
Anonymous did you mean? said...

tuesday

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tuesday!!! Shit dick!!!!

5:29 PM  
Anonymous damn gina said...

Lay off. He was thinking with his Health boner.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous damn gina said...

Lay off. He was thinking with his Health boner.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think defensive listening wrote this, judging from the amount of hyperbole. last men blow my #1 man.

5:42 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Nope, I wrote it. And I screwed up the day. And I may or may not have a boner, and it may or may not have anything to do with Health.

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm so sick of hearing about health... "whoa we just heard this heat, we have electronic drum pads"

5:57 PM  
Anonymous i'm so sick said...

of anonymous

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good one!

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good one!

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yellow fever...................

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, wsjr, i am really digging the disqo disco mixtape. where can i find more shiit like it online?

6:29 PM  
Anonymous brent said...

"so far, so good... so what!"

6:37 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

Why I'm sick of hearing about you, 5:57 pm: You've never heard This Heat and you don't have electronic drum pads.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

Oh, and I like when people try to guess who wrote what. New motto: Hate is not hype.

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Repetition said...

Does anyone have the Last Men 12" single released in 89? It is a split with another song called The Word. I do have a copy of the song Jimmy Igo but have not heard anything else. Is it decent? Thanks.

7:59 PM  
Anonymous digital liver said...

at its best health and the smell etc is good for bringing some type of underground community to the uberhomogenous capital of the world that brought us fast food, the modern conservative movement, commodification of almost everything, tv evangelism, post-war suburban sprawl, pollution and the record industry and business of music- and no in this case im not talking about new york but LA

so its kind of cool they have some semblance of community as oppossed to industry

but at its worst they still have some of that smug residue of self-importance, which is not wrong in and of itself but has the potential to cross over into vain triteness

i personally wouldnt use adjectives like harsh and noisy to describe health

i think they are just very energetic soft adult rock in angsty kids clothes

plus they turned down my friends radio in my friends own house in true "I am a rockstar you suck" fashion

i really dont get the whole abrasive adjectives going on with health or the smell in general

it seems more like underground adult contemporary

but what the fuck does digital liver know?

we like youtube videos of people puking....

8:06 PM  
Anonymous marty mcfly said...

turns out, they are rockstars and you do in fact suck

8:59 PM  
Anonymous digital liver said...

marty mcfly

true

health are total cockrockers

and digital liver sucks bad

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

health blows

11:24 PM  
Anonymous atch said...

Free ticks didnt work out :(
But there is hope... Kids in the Hall next week! FUCK YAISE!

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of you can suck my dick. I've got a boner.

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Shop as usual said...

And avoid panic buying

12:32 AM  
Anonymous admiral v said...

knob suck me

12:45 AM  
Anonymous will e Dreamweaver said...

fuck you

1:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last men were fucking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

1:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yay boners. at least we're not threatening to murder each other.

3:20 AM  
Anonymous ed said...

Busted! That shit came out in '79. The Zetrospective comp came out in '89.

5:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

El Paso Hot Button was awesome.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, AM. I've met you both. Guess who's actually more "smug" and "self important?"

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so is no one talking about how great health was because you're all still suffering blown minds? or were they not much worth talking about?

10:24 AM  
Anonymous god said...

everyone is a fag

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they aren't worth talking about. dont fool yourself. metallica did that shit better.

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah... as interesting as their music can be- it just seems to lack any real substance. their whole spazz-the-fuck-out 'performance' seems to be a bit contrived. whatever though. it is what it is. better than a lot of other shit out there i guess

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Howard Bobby said...

Here is my idea for a bumper sticker I just got patented:

"I have no tolerance for intolerance"

Pretty good one eh?

12:13 PM  
Anonymous cliff notes said...

"tolerance twards the intolerable"

better eh!

12:28 PM  
Anonymous SparkNotes said...

Intolerate tolerance

12:47 PM  
Anonymous AM said...

10:11 am

I apologize if I came off that way to you. I don’t consider myself to be self-important, especially in the face of real local/global problems we are facing. Did we meet just once or do we see one another often? Either way, what’s your name so I can apologize next time I see you. I can make you a pretty killer mix tape or something. Well, cheers…

As far as the Health comments I was being a bit blasé, but they were rude to my friend in his house

12:55 PM  
Anonymous AM said...

10:11 am

I apologize if I came off that way to you. I don’t consider myself to be self-important, especially in the face of real local/global problems we are facing. Did we meet just once or do we see one another often? Either way, what’s your name so I can apologize next time I see you. I can make you a pretty killer mix tape or something. Well, cheers…

As far as the Health comments I was being a bit blasé, but they were rude to my friend in his house

12:59 PM  
Anonymous AM said...

10:11 am

I apologize if I came off that way to you. I don’t consider myself to be self-important, especially in the face of real local/global problems we are facing. Did we meet just once or do we see one another often? Either way, what’s your name so I can apologize next time I see you. I can make you a pretty killer mix tape or something. Well, cheers…

As far as the Health comments I was being a bit blasé, but they were rude to my friend in his house

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:06 digital liver

ha!..funny, I didn't know LA brought us pollution. All and all I like your points. Remember that Health are still little kiddies for the most part and I'm sure when they mature a little bit they might cringe at some of there present day behavior, that's natural. Having said that I think their music is pretty fantastic.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"predetermined flailing"

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mayor's office!

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Health was really good, but played way too short of a set.

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Health is great, and they were really nice when I talked to them once, or at lest the drummer was.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cover of Alice Cooper's "No More Mr. Nice Guy" on the Shocker soundtrack

to answer your question.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous The General said...

I'm totally fine with the fact that HEALTH has no substance. I still like it, and they are fucking crazy good live.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yao-za

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think its awesome that they were rude to your friend in his house. since when do musicians need to be anyones buddy? i once saw yo la tengo walk off stage in the middle of the set because they were pissed off at the promoter. now that is bad ass. its all about the persona mang

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoa...i was gonna get on here and mention that El Paso Hot Button was NOT awesome and stood out last night as the one act that didn't rock(or 'bring it', or even entertain), but then I saw someone mentioned the Shocker soundtrack. sick!!! totally underated Wes Craven movie (and soundtrack, i guess)

and Health are a good band and really nice people.

TAKE MY BREATH AWAY...................

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DICKHEAD ROCKSTAR DUDEZ HELL YEAH

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mu'FhUn HeLF!

8:53 PM  

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