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?