Wednesday, June 11, 2008

It List: Wednesday

The New Bloods/Hornet Leg/Daniel Francis Doyle/Nouns Group/Rival Gang (Rubber Gloves): Hornet Leg is comprised of drummer Claudia Meza and guitarist Chris Sutton, who has more or less used the name for what has basically been his solo project. Sutton also plays in Dub Narcotic Soundsystem, Nudity, Spider And The Webs, and C.O.C.O. Meza has played and recorded with Japanther, with a memorable contribution to their best album, "Master Of Pigeons." Hornet Leg's music is a distorted, bluesy garage punk with Moe Tucker like pounding.

The New Bloods were the highlight of SXSW '08, and that included some surprisingly strong competition. The group's setup is guitar-less save for the bass, with violin and drums and all three members singing. The tumbling rhythms, soaring and stabbing violin, and deep rolling basslines are finished off with pleading vocals that vary from harmonies to group shouts, and make the group a unique and unforgettable live experience. The deceiving simplicity of their stark, stripped approach reveals a stunningly endless range of emotion and complexity that never dissolves into the cheap anger of complaining merely to hear yourself complain. Every second of the band's performance seems imbued with a heavy sense of purpose and you never get the feeling that this is just another touring act tossing off another road show. Their debut album for Kill Rock Stars was released last month and I would recommend it just as much as this show.

Taxi Fare (Zubar): Dear Dallas scenesters-- Thank you for continuing to NOT got to Taxi Fare. The crowd is big enough without you, and it's already one of the best overall dance nights anywhere in Dallas. I need a fucking vacation from you people sometimes anyway. JK love ya! :-)

ADD: Corima/The Great Tyrant/Swirve (Red Blood Club): One of your last chances to ever see good bands at Red Blood Club.

DETOUR with Blackheart Society/Big J/Zoo DJs/Milan Bender (The Cavern): This is the start of a new regular event in Dallas, and we'll have more info on it soon.

It's What We Get with YeahDeaf and DJ Panda Toes (Hailey's): After the departure of Alan Palomo for New York, It's What We Get will be working with some guests for their Wednesday night residency at Hailey's. Tonight they'll be joined by YeahDeaf, who's Myspace page almost gave me a seizure, and DJ Panda Toes, a sometimes DFW resident who appears to be as good a source as you'll find on all the new, blog friendly dance stuff from Australia, Europe and the like. If you're into FluoKids or Spank Rock, I promise you'll dig these sets. And if you're simply into looking like you're into FluoKids or Spank Rock, you'll dig being seen at Hailey's during these sets.

Mates of State/Black Joe Lewis/The Headlights (Granada): I think I forgot how boring Mates of State were until I accidentally thought about them a few minutes ago.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

great tyrant, corima, swirve at red blood club

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, Mates of State suck, but no love for Black Joe? For shame.

6:06 PM  
Anonymous SWAMPASS said...

yeah seriously, black joe is awesome. weird choice for an opener though...

6:13 PM  
Anonymous atchley said...

im surprised the Mates of State entry didnt end with a aq'93yhlkj to indicate that you fell asleep on your keyboard.

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R I V A L G A N G !

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It list: Your guide to more of the same people doing the same thing-- every night of the week.

6:48 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

big up black joe!

8:11 PM  
Anonymous im in a click said...

are you in a click?

9:38 PM  
Anonymous dirk nowitzki said...

New Bloods u fucks. Thats the shit right there. PDX IN lildTX

9:44 PM  
Anonymous adam c said...

black joe was awesome tonight!

11:35 PM  
Anonymous gutterth said...

Give Up And Die!

12:51 AM  
Anonymous astroglide said...

new blood was amazing. that shit out of pdx is hot.

2:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lick my denton sac you cunt. 8 ur bitch up the ass. i want so much sex. i fuck shane up the ass. i ate your pussy. i suck your cunt. i think beans are fun in assholes. you think its funny that you cant say hi to me. what i think is funny is boy meets world and brownie care bear power. fuck you man. fuck you. im serious as cancer because this got damn rythm is a motherfuckin dance. im from cody and porter land you suck ass bitch. rekkerd hop.

5:10 AM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

quit tweaking and go to bed. fuck you.

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

best comments come from after 4am. realz.

i hope people went to that RGRS show. that is one dope as fuck line-up.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

o.k. dirk, you're goin' to new bloodz! we get it. no, we don't wanna go, we're washin' our hair. ass!

p.s. don't you have a trophy to be dreamin' about?????????

11:47 AM  
Anonymous dirk nowitzki said...

how bad do you want my cock?

12:46 PM  
Anonymous denton shmenton said...

college kids gone wild.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous dallas mallas said...

cant get their shit together anymore. where's the music? well its not in Dallas anymore thanks to your suck ass city leaders.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous lame said...

I missed the Nouns/doyle show. Wished I wasn't so lame

2:35 PM  
Anonymous blixaboy said...

Corima might just be the best rock band I have seen this decade. If you ever have a chance to see these guys prepare to have your ass handed to you on a platter. I have seen a lot of shit, but these guys totally caught me by surprise.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Corima, Zeuhl prog, shit kicks ass.

Get these guys a show in DENTON.

4:21 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

the music is in austin. fuck north texas!

5:27 PM  
Anonymous jpt said...

Yeah, this was a fun night. Good goin' those who put this show together. Every band there had somethin and brought it, though Hornet Leg seemed a bit uninspired, or nervous, or something, this particular night.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous SWAMPASS said...

austin has the venues, dfw has the music.

8:56 AM  
Anonymous kyle said...

nouns group played the show of the ear...year. Great set!

1:08 PM  

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