It List: Wednesday
Mutators/Modern Creatures/Gravity Propulsion System (Club Dada): I know a weeknight in Deep Ellum probably sounds like a Friday night in the library (albeit a very violent one) to most of you, but this certainly a reason to find your library card and make the trip. Vancouver's Mutators just got done playing the Smell in Los Angeles with Abe Vigoda, and you can certainly hear how they fit right in over there-- noisy, aggressive stuff that takes west coast hardcore's sloppy brattiness and combines it with an undercurrent of arty no wave and experimental, harsh post punk influences, all the while spitting it out with an overt nod to pop that makes it all even better. Their recorded material basically exploded in my headphones a few minutes ago, and I'm starting to think I'm going to HAVE to see this live. Modern Creatures are equally bratty and almost as appealing, with a bit more of an early 90's Olympia influence and more of a melodic, structured approach. Gravity Propulsion System, who will apparently be touring with Health for a bit this summer, are worth showing up early for too, showcasing a wide variety of sounds and influences from pop leaning hardcore to early industrial. This looks to be a fantastic show all around, and props to Parade of Flesh for one of their more solid bills. Highly recommended.
Taxi Fare (Zubar): Was really impressed with the big crowd Nature had out there last week. This thing is more fun than you'd ever guess, especially if you're talented enough to groove to dancehall. Give it a shot.
It's What We Get (Hailey's)