Friday, April 11, 2008

Weekender

I love weekends like this one, when all the stuff I want to do is in Dallas one night and Denton the next. Saturday in Denton should be especially fun, particularly if you like to run around between cheap and/or free shows and goof off. Here is stuff:


FRIDAY

Oops... Jay Z is tomorrow everyone. Sorry.

British Sea Power/Film School (The Loft): Film School had to drop off of this bill this evening due to a family emergency of some kind, so you'll get a set from Wild in the Streets followed by BSP's set. I think things start early, around 830. "Heartfelt" and "anthem" oriented indie rock are usually a bit hard to swallow if you aren't a total moron, but man, British Sea Power really knows what they are doing with these big blasting rock songs. Furthermore, several WSJR associates have attested to the complete greatness of their live shows, so I'd check this out if you need some fist pumping shit tonight in the tradition of The Pixies, Husker Du, etc.


Paper Chase/Faux Fox/Mt. Righteous (Rubber Gloves): Mt. Righteous has been getting a little attention around town lately, but if you want to hear them, I guess you have to go to this show because they don't have any tracks on their myspace page. Yeah, they have links to MP3 downloads on there, but who has the energy?


SATURDAY

Mary J Blige/Jay Z (Superpages.com Center): Although not as critically acclaimed as the Blueprint or the Black Album, Jay Z's latest, American Gangster, is a really strong record for sure. The first time I heard the title track and debut single, I was riding around in a car in New York (a rare experience in and of itself, I know) and acting like I was way cooler than I actually am. But you really can't help it when you're crossing the Brooklyn Bridge with Manhattan in your view and the blazing, soulful horns of "American Gangster" on the stereo. Dude WAS NYC that day, as far as I was concerned, and the rest of the album, full of soul samples and sassy ass rhymes about how bad a motherfucker is, is the perfect soundtrack for just about any time when you want to feel invincible. Anyway, this will be a fun show for sure, as Mary J Blidge always seems to find a way to release a single that I secretly listen to non-stop. Got a problem with that? Sensitive thugs, you all need hugs.

Eat Avery's Bones/Fight Bite/Last Men/Nouns Group/Kaboom/Geistheistler (Strawberry Fields): Unfortunately, Fight Bite had to drop off the bill for this show due to the fact that lead singer Leanne Macomber has lost her voice for the time being. That sucks and all, but this show will still be packed with exactly the kinds of bands that make Strawberry Fields fun in my opinion. And Eat Avery's Bones shows are rare these days too, so do yourself a favor and head up to Denton for one of the most insane ten minute freak out sets you'll hear anywhere.
Circa 77 Presents The Party (Hailey's): This 18 and up show is sure to be crowded and completely raunchy. These things are always a hit in Denton, and they always make me feel kinda dirty.


Verulf/Gavin Guthrie/Voyant (J&Js): Pretty solid show at J&Js that I believe starts at 9pm. Verulf is probably my favorite of all the Matthew and the Arrogant Sea side projects, leaning much closer to ambient than most of the other groups associated with that band. Fans of newer, buzzed about groups such as Growing, Fuck Buttons, Mom, and even Phosphorescent might dig some of this stuff. Gavin Guthrie is a member of Florene, and his solo work is often quite interesting, focusing a bit more on a beat driven, synth-centric sound. It's still slow moving, moody and loosely constructed in many ways, but the post-rock, IDM and electro influences add some interesting textures and surprises that might be pleasantly surprising to some of you. Finally, Voyant is one of the newer project's from Denton's prolific Andrew Michael in which he focuses on extremely harsh electronic noise.


Holy Diver/Schwa/Jeremy Jackson (Avenue Arts): You know, Avenue Arts is actually a pretty cool little venue in a lot of ways. It's a great space with the perfect amount of room for small and medium sized show. You could even have some decent touring acts there too, as they demonstrated when Glass Candy played there last year. It even sounded pretty decent for that show. But jesus Mr. Ruiz, an $8 cover to see Holy Diver (a cover band)? And the place isn't even BYOB anymore, meaning I have to buy drinks after I pay that cover? I don't know about that, especially considering that Holy Diver sounds like Mudhoney for Republicans. Well, at least you'll get Jeremy Jackson spinning metal and Schwa doing his thing.


SUNDAY


Bruce Springsteen (American Airlines Center): Hey, you DO know that it's cool to like Bruce Springsteen again, right? I'm glad all the little indie rockers finally decided that it was "daring" and post-ironic to start telling their friends about the time they started crying when they head "Born to Run" on KZPS or whatever. Sorry songwriting fans... I couldn't care less about this show, and yes, I've heard Nebraska, so you really don't have to try to pull that card on me either. I'd probably like the guy more if I hated you less. Oh no. Did I just "jump the shark?" By the way, that phrase is still banned in the comments sections.



Wild in the Streets (Hailey's)

78 Comments:

Anonymous cliff notes said...

voodoo economics.. isn't really voodoo when it comes to shows.. charge less.. more people come.. you make more money..

5:04 PM  
Anonymous voyant said...

shane can play tomorrow night so MISTRESS will be playing @ the j&j's session....instead of Voyant

xo

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wanna do what dave virden is doing tonight


dave, whatchu doin?

5:08 PM  
Anonymous That One Guy said...

Mary J. Blige / Jay-Z is Saturday.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous not internet brad said...

saturday kaboom will also be releasing a cd called "bear nation".
3 dollars and a dirty look is all it cost.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous primer said...

A.) Heartfelt anthemic indie rock is the best kind
B.) But not when done by British dudes
C.) British Sea Power blows.
D.) And they do not sound remotely like Husker Du, brah.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah why would anybody pay to see Springsteen when they can buy a Mary J Blige ticket instead?

Now who's jumping the snark.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous 64 eels said...

just chillin with a blunt and a meatball sub

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well at least Springsteen wasn't a show of note on Monday.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks We Shot Jr for the mention in your Weekender!!

If anyone wants to come to the show on saturday , just mention to our door staff that you read about the show on we shot jr and you'll only pay $5 smackers!! we'll call it the we shot jr discount.

Hope to see you out on saturday!!

e.ruiz

5:36 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

First of all, sorry, Jay Z is on Saturday. It's fixed on the list.

Also, Primer, BSP are most certainly influenced by Husker Du. Have you ever even heard either band?

5:52 PM  
Anonymous pizza p said...

bruce is a sell out

6:35 PM  
Anonymous murky turkey said...

ron washington is playing at the ballpark in arlington tonight

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ima moron =)

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ima moron =)

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how could leanne make brash decisions like that? i mean her voice might be back tomorrow and even if it wasn't she could lip sync. ITS ALL ABOUT THAT STAGE PRESENTSS presence

7:02 PM  
Anonymous 64 Eels said...

"i wanna do what dave virden is doing tonight

dave, whatchu doin?"

I'll be practicing scales, studying for my teacher exam, and then Rubber Gloves to drink free beers from my buddy Josh Baish and watch the greatness of Faux Fox. Not quite as interesting as posting anonymous insults about people you don't know on a blog, but what can you do?

thanks for asking,
the real 64 Eels

7:08 PM  
Anonymous el macho said...

FEVER at fallout lounge tonight (friday), 10pm. come on down after the BSP show. indie, 80s, britpop, twee, rock, and all points in between. or so we way. we never quite know how the night will turn out.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"twee"....

LOL

7:59 PM  
Anonymous wild in the streets said...

oops, misunderstanding: film school's still playing the BSP show ... it was the other opener who cancelled.

8:54 PM  
Anonymous 64 eels says said...

I just shoved that meatball sub up my ass. Felt pretty good. I think I'll try that again. Now I know why I make the music I do. It all makes sense now.



the real 64 Eels

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan does kaboom suck

1:00 AM  
Anonymous GR said...

These kids don't like Bruce. Or at least they won't in a few months once they've sincerely moved on to another corner of pop history and realized Nebraska is boring as a state and an album.

1:06 AM  
Anonymous I just shoved that meatball sub up my ass. said...

What would Jared do?

1:23 AM  
Anonymous michael said...

the pAper chAse was amazing.

2:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kaboom rules...super nice lads as well

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

c'mon fonzie, you CAN do it!
-ralph malph

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatever time of day
anytime today
whatever trip your on today
whatever goes down today

10:50 AM  
Anonymous primer said...

It's not as if I own the entire Husker Du catalogue plus the 1st 2 BSP albums (until I pawned that 2nd load of garbage) or anything.

I don't see how you think BSP sound American ... the name is fitting because if anything they sound like Bowie w/ a little Joy Division.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not so much

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paper Chase is such an incredible band live. If you can get past all the kids singing along to everything and shitty crowds, the musicianship in that band is pretty fucking outstanding.

11:58 AM  
Anonymous michael said...

I like singing along.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous P8-10 said...

As annoying as it is for people to get into the Boss for dumb bullshit ironic hipster reasons, the man is fucking incredible. I really wish affordable tickets were still available, I'm honestly completely bummed that I'm not going. Also Springsteen is WAY cooler than Jay Z.

12:34 PM  
Anonymous thomas said...

springsteen is lame old stale crusty crappy american rockin rollin bullshit that only your parents should listen to even if they have already died of old age. im sick of consumer music, all yous in the walmart music aisle should just start shoving those theft protected case up your ass till your poop shoves your eyes out of their sockets

2:46 PM  
Anonymous 64 Eels Version 2.0 said...

"I just shoved that meatball sub up my ass. Felt pretty good. I think I'll try that again. Now I know why I make the music I do. It all makes sense now.

the real 64 Eels"

Thank you for that. Suddenly I feel much less like an idiot for losing my shit on a message board.

and Springsteen's Nebraska fucking rulz.

Linear minds make the world go flat.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous 64 Eels Version 2.0 said...

"I just shoved that meatball sub up my ass. Felt pretty good. I think I'll try that again. Now I know why I make the music I do. It all makes sense now.

the real 64 Eels"

Thank you for that. Suddenly I feel much less like an idiot for losing my shit on a message board.

and Springsteen's Nebraska fucking rulz.

Linear minds make the world go flat.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous 64 Eels Version 2.0 said...

sorry for the double post...

3:33 PM  
Anonymous P8-10 said...

"springsteen is lame old stale crusty crappy american rockin rollin bullshit that only your parents should listen to even if they have already died of old age. im sick of consumer music, all yous in the walmart music aisle should just start shoving those theft protected case up your ass till your poop shoves your eyes out of their sockets"

Shit, you hit the nail on the head. I need to stop buying all these Bruce Springsteen CDs at Wal-Mart and get on whatever awesome anti-consumerist underground bandwagon you're on.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous P8-10 said...

ALSO the next time someone tells me they don't like the Boss because of "blindly patriotic songs like Born In The USA" I am gonna fucking punch them. That entire album (especially the B-side) KILLS it.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Faux Fox sucks wet back dick!

5:00 PM  
Anonymous faux fox said...

and even yours too.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sha-ka!

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

michael's the one
who sings all our pretty songs...

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatever DEAL goes down today. get it right, schmo..

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Geoff said...

What was so 'deluxe' about the 'melissa deluxe' party on Saturday? All those parties should be free or have nudity.

8:49 AM  
Anonymous thomas said...

music should be free or at least you shouldnt charge anymore than what it cost to make it. springsteen is as cool as the pope.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well tom, shoulda come out to strawberry fields last night. it was a dollar (suggested) to get to see 4 bands. AND KABOOM DOES NOT SUCK. they've been good every time i've caught one of their sets. and maybe it's the paperchase's shitty (shellac ripoff) music that brings out a shitty crowd. THEY SUCK, my anon friend

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh shit, woops. it was five bands. and it was fun as fuck.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous sallyglass said...

sure was.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous thomas said...

nouns group is like jesus diaria all over my robe of reality. i did want to make it out to denton, but at the same time i had no working battery in my car yo. plus fuck it cost me 20 bucks to get out theres anyways. i like live in crowley now.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so hating the boss is the new liking the boss?

4:39 PM  
Anonymous impossible boy said...

i like paperchase,fauxfox,the party,kaboom,nouns group,and some springsteen. i don't have anyone to throw under the bus to say so,either. it was a pretty fun weekend.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

j&J's ?

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'jesus diaria'-is that a compliment?

5:25 PM  
Anonymous 64 Eels Version 2.0 Windows Update said...

Do blogs speak esperanto?

just wondering

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Strawberry Fields said...

Fun time had by all at the show last night.

Thanks to all of you that made that possible.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous c e re b oso said...

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/6770/april262es5.jpg

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ew dude.

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

strawberry fields on sat night hit the spot. that parking lot was crowded!

12:26 AM  
Anonymous 64 Eels said...

Wow, is it really this simple to pretend to be somebody else on this thing?

5:55 PM  
Anonymous 128 clams said...

just leave me the fuck alone!

6:18 PM  
Anonymous ????? said...

http://davevirden.blog.com/

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is obviously created by josh baish. grow up.

9:24 PM  
Anonymous eel lover said...

more people than josh love the music of admiral david v.

10:04 PM  
Anonymous 32 amoeba said...

this is actually David

I'm really starting to find this really fuckin' amusing. If I cared half as much about JB as he obviously cares about me... well, I would worry.

I'm just some dude. He's a bar owner.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous the real david v said...

ummm THIS is actually David, and yeah I do care that people are impersonating me on here. Josh can fuck off and take Boris with him.

11:21 PM  
Anonymous 32 amoeba said...

Josh Baish = the new Nightgame

except Kyle actually has talent

11:41 PM  
Anonymous 32 amoeba said...

Josh Baish = the new Nightgame

except Kyle actually has talent

11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't know who josh baish or david v are, but that blog is stupid.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous 32 amoeba said...

I couldn't believe he actually went that far to create that blog. I hope he keeps it up because it shows to the public how truly pathetic Josh is.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous eel lover said...

I don't know who the hell josh is, but I created this site out of pure love and fandom. What do you even have to do with a david v. amoeba? If you aren't into his music, just leave us alone. It's that easy.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous well said eel lover said...

eel lover is right. you can't really knock a person for making music or liking music, unless your a little bitch on a blog that's afraid to post your real name i guess.

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is gross

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Josh is just in awe of the fact that someone could book three show, play in two of them, all free or for charity, and pass a teachers exam in a 4 day period without spending $5000 he got from his folks on cocaine.

10:47 PM  
Anonymous dave virden said...

i love the way lesbians cut their hair!

4:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chariot

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think Josh is awe of you, Virden. I think hes just a dick.

4:32 PM  
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