Thursday, June 12, 2008

It List: Thursday


RZA/Stone Mecca (The Palladium): RZA with Stone Mecca: Ok, so I really shouldn't have to say anything about RZA to get you to go to this, and he really shouldn't have to do anything to cement his status as an icon. He produced Wu Tang's debut 36 Chambers, an indisputable, paradigm shifting revolution in hip hop, as well as the vast majority of anything else ever released by Wu Tang or any related solo project that is worth your time or trouble. Oh, and he also had a hand in producing that forgotten little gem known as the Gravediggaz. The thing that was so great about Wu Tang was that they were artisitically adventurous, musically challenging and always relevant in a "thinking man's hip hop" sense while remaining decidedly street (i.e. violent, dark and a little insane), preventing asshole middle aged white liberals from using them as a prop for their purported images as people who are "open to hip hop culture." I hope all this provides more than sufficient motivation to go to this show, but it should also be noted that RZA will be performing as his thugged out space funk loving alter ego Bobby Digital, who will apparently start in an uncoming film that will coincide with the release of the first new Bobby Digital album since 2001's slightly disappointing Digital Bullet, which is an album I forgot I used to own until a few seconds ago. Extra credit is due for the killer artwork by the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz on that Bobby Digital debut.

Weird Weeds/Shiny Around The Edges/Fight Bite/Verulf (Rubber Gloves): Weird Weeds' desolately expansive songs and creaky, scraping performance style makes them a perfect fit with Shiny Around The Edges, as they are two groups that often sound improvised but are predominantly premeditated. Fight Bite is a band we first discovered on a corporate news weekly's blog, one month after we wrote about them, and only to find that we had been misspelling their name as "Fight Bite." Are local music writers paid by the mistake?

Gretel/Sarah Jaffe/Doug Burr (Dan's Silverleaf)

Ringo Deathstarr/Street Hassle/Salim Nourallah (Club Dada)

25 Comments:

Anonymous MR. BEAN said...

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6:59 PM  
Anonymous jpt said...

Weird Weeds drummer Nick Hennies played with Jandek at his first live show in the States a few years ago, whatever that's worth. He has tasteful chops and the description of the band here fits.

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=75074174

7:36 PM  
Anonymous atchley said...

AMEN on Wu Tang. I see 36 Chambers on vinyl at this store I go to but I never get it. I need to get on that.

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Nude Science Projeckts said...

Hey come get some shit at the J&J's tomorrow and see some shit @ 9PM. NSP is sucking it dry with a new album for Five Bucks, plus there is Heartstring Stranglers, Parata, and Dust Congress. It'll be a bitch.

-NSP

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Jon Liptak said...

Dust Congress boring.

12:46 AM  
Anonymous Martin Iles said...

RZA's soundtrack for the movie Ghost Dog (the Japanese import) is so fucking great... worth your time.

1:15 AM  
Anonymous captain groovy said...

speaking as an asshole middle age white guy i just wanted to say i thought RZA's production & Wu Tangs lyrics sounded drop dead cool & i still think that.Don't know shit about hip hop culture & don't care & RZA's best production work IMHO is on the first Genius "Liquid Swords" although the new Wu Tang has some seriously inventive shit on it too.I second that Ghost Dog soundtrack comment.That Afro Samurai thing he dropped is also pretty hot.Thirty Six Chambers was groundbreaking & all that but there's a ton more great stuff he's done.There are instro versions out there of the first Method Man & raekwon that are worth looking for also

1:59 AM  
Anonymous captain groovy said...

and & thanxs for bringing the Bishop brothers to town.Nver thought i'd even sniff the Sun City Girls near the Dallas area.

2:03 AM  
Anonymous Jon Liptak said...

I thought Parata only played Dallas and Denton didn't have heart.

9:18 AM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

fuck the hip hop hippie!

9:29 AM  
Anonymous I said...

Parata reminds me of Leroy Jenkem

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cram it shitbreath!! (Jenkem joke...)

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, go watch another old episode of chappelle, would ya? we gotta get to the slime nearallah concert!

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHAME ON A NIGGA WHO RUN GAME ON A NIGGA WHO'S BUCK WILD WITH THE TRIGGA

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoops, what I meant to say was "Shame on a nigga who TRIES to run game on a nigga." Sorry.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous lester burlap said...

I'LL KEEP FEEDING YOU AND FEEDING YOU AND FEEDING YOU

1:23 PM  
Anonymous lester burlap said...

I'LL KEEP FEEDING YOU AND FEEDING YOU AND FEEDING YOU

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Ill keep feeding you and said...

thats method man not RZA or bobidigi

1:44 PM  
Anonymous imposter! said...

lester burlap was my idea.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous lester burlap said...

I was only the second of the two postings by lester burlap

3:11 PM  
Anonymous lester burlap said...

By the way, is that really the myspace link for Gretel? She looks kinda hot and French Canadian.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go Bill's..

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 3:13...

http://www.myspace.com/gretelmusic

3:44 PM  
Anonymous jpt said...

"Shame on a nigga who TRIES to run game on a nigga."

ch-ch BLAUWW!!!

6:50 PM  

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