It List: Wednesday
Prize Country/Sirhan Sirhan/Rocket for Ethiopia/Blank Blank/Drink To Victory (1919 Hemphill): Ha. The first band I checked out in this line up was Sirhan Sirhan, and they instantly reminded me of a slightly updated version of some long lost 90's post-grunge indie band that I can't even name. Seriously, they sound like one of those groups that got a one album major label deal in 94 and were included in one of those old CMJ compilation CDs that came with the magazine every month. The fact that it was actually cool to hear something like that makes me think I'm dumb. But I can pretend. Headliners Prize Country are sort of similar-- they sound like aggro 90's rock along the lines of Quicksand or Shudder to Think or some riff heavy Chicago band. A pretty cool line up that has my brain firing in directions it hasn't gone in years. Those with DFW pride will be happy to know that locals Drink to Victory are probably still the best band at 1919 tonight.
Etta James/The Tyler Dow Bryant Band (House Of Blues)
Lover/The Black and Whites/Wax Museums (Club Dada): Lover are a surprisingly likeable, poppy three chord punk group that seem so to be inspired by the Buzzcocks and Ramones punk lineage-- for more recent stylistic comparisons, look to groups like Exploding Hearts and the Figurines. Locals Wax Museums might still be the highlight of this show, however.
Taxi Fare (Zubar)
The Scoop (Fallout Lounge)