Thursday, May 01, 2008

It List: Thursday


Bonde Do Role/The Death Set (The Loft): This is the first night of back-to-back showcases of Diplo cohorts, and both should be big, rude, fun spectacles. Bonde Do Role has survived some tough lineup changes, and continues to be an internationally influential force. Death Set is a little much, there's a weird glossy pop-punk aspect to their music that brings to mind images of badly spiked hair and X-treme snowboarding highlights.

Landlord/Party Garbage/Brickfight (Exploding House): Bloomington Indiana's Landlord is the standout act, with the pretty good mid-tempo demo songs on their page, which feature some nervous but unique vocals.

Kanye West/N.E.R.D./Lupe Fiasco/Rihanna (Superpages Center): Recently, the 25th Anniversary Edition of Michael Jackson's Thriller was released with "bonus tracks" including several atrocious updates by current popsters, including a particularly bad outing by Fergie. Either surprisingly or not, depending or where you stand, there was one excellent contribution by Kanye West where he (melo)dramatically saps "Billie Jean" of its original beat, and ice-funk feel, and instead adds some very stirring stings, thus rendering the song into a nightmarishly dark piece of postmodern 80's chamber pop. How's that for pretentious? Anyways, listen to it. Not only is it really great, it made me respect his production ability, whereas I previously hadn't thought much of it other than the sped up sample technique being the one-trick-pony polar opposite of DJ Screw's revolution. As for N.E.R.D., I'm not much for Steely Dan, and certainly not through the cloudy revisionist lenses of studio geeks smirking from behind their aviators.

The Raconteurs/Birds Of Avalon (House Of Blues): If you pay fifty dollars to see this show, you get what you deserve: a willfully dumb regression to "good ol' fashioned rockin'" that makes "Smokin' In The Boys Room" sound like it was written by a fucking genius.

Gazelles/Broadcast Sea/Western Legend/Western Civilization (Rubber Gloves)

80's Night With DJ G (Hailey's):

52 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"a willfully dumb regression to good ol' fashioned rockin"

that's the stupidest thing i have read here in a while.

raconteurs are fucking great.

oh i'm sorry, is it not hip to still like good rock music?

5:13 PM  
Blogger Defensive Listening said...

I love good rock music. Have you heard any lately? Maybe you can help me out. I can say with absolute certainty that I've never bought my supply from Jack White.

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've heard plenty, including the new raconteurs album. that, the new boris, brian jonestown massacre and the latest super furry animals are probably my favorite "rock" albums of the past few months. so what?

we get it, it's not cool to like the white stripes.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO, IT IS NOT HIP! LOSER!

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the white stripes.
never really heard the raconteurs.

ive also shit like 6 times today.
i think my asshole is bleeding.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

Boris and Brian Jonestown Massacre are pretty "cool" bands. I "get it" too, sensitivewhitestripesfan69@yahoo.com

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think i saw raconteurs at sxsw, i don't know i was drunk. where did they play i could probably tell you at least where i was for most of the time

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Super Furry vision ain't blurry.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

why do you have to resort to the "oh, i guess it's just not hip enough for you" argument? sorry dude, the raconteurs suck, and hip has nothing to do with it.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations. by knocking jack white, you just lost all credibility. not to mention a reader.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm not sensitive and i really don't give a fuck what anybody thinks. but to slag a good band off like that is just lame. maybe it's not your cuppa tea, but come on now.

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the raconteurs most definitely do not "suck"...

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Meg White said...

...but I do

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the raconteurs most definitely do not "suck"...

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the raconteurs have sucky lyrics and that one dude with the glasses looks funny. so they soubly duck.

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scrawny white boy music sux

5:56 PM  
Anonymous britt said...

jack white is bald douche
and sucks at writing good songs.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous britt said...

jack white is bald douche
and sucks at writing good songs.

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the raconteurs most definitely DO suck.

6:25 PM  
Anonymous sorry said...

but some of the Bonde Do rol shit sounds silly.

I can only handle small doses of it and frankly are a bit played/overhyped.

and lol @ "losing a reader" over Jack White's ass.

Seriously thats a piss take right?

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't argue if the best name-dropping you can do is Brian Jonestown Massacre, hon.
Go take your Metamucil.

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont give two shits about any of the bands on that list. fuckem all, although as shitty and old and cynical and jaded as i am, i like some of the white stripes even though i have never bought any of thier albums. worrying about being hip is for children.

8:39 PM  
Anonymous The General said...

That new Raconteurs record is not very good IMO. I've been a fan of most of Jack's stuff, but i got a leak of the new record and already deleted it from my computer. It's nothing about being "hip", the new record just sounds rushed and insincere to me.

The first record they did was ok for what it was, Jack Whites mainstream rock record. I saw them on that tour, and they weren't very good live. i wouldn't pay a dime to see them again. If you like it though, that's great. To stop reading a local music blog because they don't like a national act seems silly to me though.

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just realized Broadcast Sea and Blueprint Sea are two completely different bands. Also, what's the difference between Real Live Tigers and Raised By Tigers? Are yall getting this stuff out of the same indie baby names bible?

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

drink your BIG black cow, and get outta here...

oh, and that's after you go GO-KART ridin' wit ms. jack white!!

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blueprint sea, oh yeah.. let's go to the zoo.. good times in the muddy waters toiletski......................

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Jack Black said...

What about me?

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the difference is that Real Live Tigers is good

11:00 PM  
Anonymous thomas said...

"Kanye West | N.E.R.D. | Lupe Fiasco | Rihanna (Superpages Center)
Recently, the 25th Anniversary Edition of Michael Jackson's Thriller was released with "bonus tracks" including several atrocious updates by current popsters, including a particularly bad outing by Fergie. Either surprisingly or not, depending or where you stand, there was one excellent contribution by Kanye West where he (melo)dramatically saps "Billie Jean" of its original beat, and ice-funk feel, and instead adds some very stirring stings, thus rendering the song into a nightmarishly dark piece of postmodern 80's chamber pop. How's that for pretentious? Anyways, listen to it. Not only is it really great, it made me respect his production ability, whereas I previously hadn't thought much of it other than the sped up sample technique being the one-trick-pony polar opposite of DJ Screw's revolution. As for N.E.R.D., I'm not much for Steely Dan, and certainly not through the cloudy revisionist lenses of studio geeks smirking from behind their aviators."

go write for mtv. jesus fucking shitttt

12:01 AM  
Anonymous zach said...

NERD is the opposite of rapcore. rihanna covered MIA. she must be lame now too.

1:30 AM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

Hey Thomas, you're not supposed to read MTV.

1:59 AM  
Anonymous mtv said...

FUCK YOU

2:34 AM  
Anonymous el set muerto said...

the death set ruled yesterday. i actually enjoyed the instore more than the real set at the loft. they did a nirvana cover too.

regards,
john/paradeofflesh.com

6:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

which nirvana song did they cover?

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blew

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's not my leg
that's not my leg
sea of brains

9:56 AM  
Anonymous said before. said...

Could we all agree to never use the hip argument again? Every time someone douchey gets their tastes shat on they act like two way too into music ding-dongs on the internet decide what's cool/hip/ironic to like.

ps.Yo, DL we still on for pizza and TMNT trilogy party? hit back atcha boi!!!- favorite anon

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.dallasobserver.com/search/events.php?oid=959169

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get a boner at how much DL gets off on flexing his muscles....GET EM DL!! RIP THEIR FUCKING THROATS OUT!!!

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought DL was a girl

12:56 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

TMNT Trilogy and pizza sounds pretty amazing. I will only watch the first two, though. No time travel shit. Tokka and Rahzar saved the second film from being completely worthless (Super Shredder WTF?). Name the time and place and I'll be there. I thought DL was a girl.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DL is a girl douche. and JESUS the raconteurs SUCK. yo DL, you still down for that Lickin' Lezzies trilogy?

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish the WSJR folks didn't have to be defined by gender. I want them all to be Pats.

IT'S PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTT.

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2lip

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Raphael said...

Shit

1:36 PM  
Anonymous bunk said...

ajskndkjcekcjewnwcnkunwckbrcbrbec - - thats about the content of this blog. fuck off

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo.....DL's momma is so black when she go to night school they mark her absent.....OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Foodie said...

She's not _that_ black, you big meanie!

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can confirm that DL is in fact not a girl but a douche.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm never surprized (but still somehow disappointed) when I read another forum and it ends with about thirty entries of "you suck".

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no you suck

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no you suck

8:09 PM  

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