Welcome to a short It List. We have two local record reviews coming early next week, as well as at least one other feature and the possiblity of a pretty big announcement. We'll see:
Ghosthustler/Genova (The Cavern): Don't know much about the DJ/producer Genova since dude didn't feel like putting any tracks on his Myspace page. However, judging by his friends list, he's into all the blog house stuff and probably some disco, etc. as well. Ha. Can you name a better way to make assumptions about music than to base said assumptions on someones Myspace top 8? I can't. And I'll be interested to see what kind of crowd shows up for a Ghosthustler headlining show in Dallas. In Denton, the place is easily packed. In Dallas, I have no idea. It's funny when you think about it, however, because Ghosthustler is easily one of the most nationally buzzed local groups in DFW/Denton right now. I just don't know if a lot of people in Dallas even realize it. Prove me wrong please.
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone/ Clue to Kalo/Tre Orsi (Hailey's): Strong reactions from both sides of the fence on Casiotone-- so many people I know either completely love or completely loath this dude, and frankly, I don't get what all the drama is about on either end. The guy is probably a classic example of contemporary bedroom synth/dreampop, and although some of his lyrics verge on inexcusable emo sap, I don't see what there really is to hate either. In fact, I've heard some pretty honest and cleverly written music in the short time I've spent checking this stuff out. No one will ever do this music better than Magnetic Fields did on Holiday, but hey, a Magnetic Fields show would probably cost three times as much as this.
Goldie (Lizard Lounge): Drum n Bass legend Goldie plays Lizard Lounge tonight, and I have no idea what to expect from it, especially considering that I haven't even thought about this dude in like ten years. And check the Wikipedia entry on him (linked above). Does he remind of you of Crazy Eyes Killa at all?
Bone Thugs N Harmony (SMU Campus, Doak Walker Plaza): In case you missed our silly news bulletin on this subject a couple days ago, Bone Thugs will be playing a concert on SMU's campus, and specifically Doak Walker Plaza, at noon. It's unclear exactly what this show costs, if anything, but I think the chance to get to see Bone Thugs perform in front of a group of rich young Republicans singing along to "First of the Month" is worth a small price, at least. Wait, never mind. No one at SMU knows what the fuck "First of the Month" even is. I bet they do know what weed is, though, and that seems to be Bone's second most frequent topic of song.
RJD2 (the Loft): RJD2 is probably the classic backpacker, as he was a staple of early Def Jux for a number of years. I've generally been underwhelmed by everything I've ever heard from this guy, but people who are into "smart" hip hop seem to worship him. Luckily, I don't hang out with those kind of people.
Wild in the Streets (Hailey's)