Friday, June 20, 2008


Written by Defensive Listening, so direct all of your kind, thoughtful compliments at me and not Sally Glass or SR.


Psychedelic Horseshit/Teenage Cool Kids/Fabulous Diamonds (Chat Room): For all of the static stain on Psychedelic Horseshit's purposely garbled recordings, their melody, both instrumental and vocal, still somehow glows through the chaos. This is even more apparent in a live setting. Australia's Fabulous Diamonds represent the decidedly less pop rock side of Siltbreeze, with a combination of minimal repetitive beats, drone vocal monotone, and the busy clicking and clattering of Eastern-styled percussion hypnotizing its way down the center of the mix. Should be an interesting show at the always bustling Chat Room.

Burnt Sienna Trio
/Phantastes/Dust Congress/Some Say Leland (Hailey's):
Mainly folk-based show with two of Denton's best, including a real curve-ball on the bill: Phantastes. This is the remaining members of The Undoing Of David Wright manipulating some intricately hand-made modulators and synths.

Dosh/Anathallo/Listener Project/The Boat Lights/Sunnybrook (The Prophet Bar): I wonder if Stonedranger wants to see Sunnybrook bad enough to go to the Prophet Bar.

Callupsie/Cryptacize/Florene (Kettle Art)

Brody's Militia/Kill The Client/Human Struggle/Healers (Exploding House): Though they might be on Relapse now, Kill The Client's "Wage Slave" will always be a local classic.

Delmore Pilcrow/Slow Burners/Passing Parade (J & J's Pizza)


Times New Viking/Record Hop/Teenage Cool Kids (Club Dada): Featuring three acts that rock shamelessly, this is the first in a barrage of high-profile shows at Dada in the coming months. Times New Viking seems to be everywhere since their Strawberry Fields set last spring. Like Psychedelic Horseshit, their live set is extremely accessible and makes them seem much less challenging or as willfully obscure as their recordings suggest. Teenage Cool Kids and Record Hop are a good match and I think they should arm-wrestle to see who loves the Nineties more, though they are respectively worshiping different years.

The Great Tyrant/Fight Bite/Koji Kondo/Blank Blank (Chat Room): Three of Fort Worth's most intimidating live acts, one hardcore punk, one grindcore, and whatever The Great Tyrant considers their terrifying brand of gloomy prog. Fight Bite certainly stands out here, but will hold their own due to the wrist-slitting subject matter of every single one of their songs.

Hands Up w/ Gracie Chavez (The Loft): This time The Party presents Houston's Gracie Chavez who is a DJ, mother, music writer, and veteran of Houston's club scene. From shedding light on fellow female DJ's as a co-founder of the "La Femmes" project, to her recent ten thousand download triumph of her recent "Yo, Mami" mix, Chavez is quite the overachiever as well as the perfect act with a pedigree heavy enough to headline the chaos of The Party. Read the excellent interview over at Central Booking.

Spazm 151/Damage Case/Akkolyte/Wayward boys/Kill The Client/Human Struggle/The Krumbums (Red Blood Club): Red Blood Club gets an appropriate send-off with some of the acts that made this one of the last destinations in the endangered Deep Ellum area. Just a couple of these bands would be a fierce bill, all of them together makes it staggeringly brutal. Watch your pretty face.

Attic Ted/Zanzibar Snails/Glass/Secret Briefcase (Wisconsin - 731 Texas Street
Ex-Eighth Continent):
Attic Ted plays loopy, skewed songs, heavy on the organ and with obvious quirky influences such as The Residents. They also bear a resemblance to the nervous rhythms and uptight vocals of groups like 100 Flowers and The Homosexuals. I wonder if any other weirdo acts are hiding out in San Marcos. Glass is the sludge-metal side project of Kaboom, Zanzibar Snails will include a guest appearance by Burnt Sienna Trio's Sinevil, and the night will be finished off by a noise improvisation by several local artists.

Russian Circles/Daughters/Young Widows (Lola's): Russian Circles is said to blend Explosions In The Sky-styled instrumental rock with metal overtones, and I can only imagine that would have to be an improvement. Daughters are a well-known live act, notorious for their anger, energy, and nakedness. Young Widows is ex-members of Breather Resist.

Final edit of Loose Change on Saturday, June 21 at 8pm (Lakewood Theater)

Violent Squid/Darktown Strutters/Street Hassle/Landrest/Rocket For Ethiopia/Antarctics (J & J's)


Grand Archives/Sera Cahoone/Sarah Jaffe (The Cavern)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

chat room? wazzit do?

6:04 PM  
Anonymous r javz said...

Sweet post SR and Sal. DL is a dumb gay baby.

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a band staying with me a few months back said Attic Ted was the best live act they'd ever seen. too bad they've got to compete with TNV for attention saturday.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous another week, another show not written up said...


This FRIDAY, June 20th at KETTLE ART in Deep Ellum ALL AGES - BYOB for adults.

11PM - Callupsie – Indie rock band from Tulsa, who were recently profiled in the April issue of SPIN magazine. Their S/T album (little mafia) was recorded by Stephen Egerton of the Descendents and mastered by Bill Stevenson of Black Flag.
10PM – CRYPTACIZE – Dreamy experimental trio from San Francisco, features ex guitarist of Deerhoof (killrockstars). They are actually the headliner, but wanted to play 2nd since Callupsie is slightly louder. They are out supporting their most recent release Dig that Treasure (asthmatic kitty).
9PM - Florene – experimental electronic act from Dentron which I’ve yet to see live, but I listened to their myspace and it will segue into Cryptacize's set fairly well.
$8, All Ages. BYOB for 21+ Note: very small room, so arrive prompt to ensure satisfaction. Also show respect to Kettle when you arrive. It’s an art gallery, so treat it accordingly and I am thankful to them for letting me host this show there.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Violent Squid is playing Saturday June 21st @ J&Js with Street Hassle, Landrest, Darktown Strutters, Rocket From Ethiopia, & Antarctics.

6:14 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

Sorry, John. There just aren't enough minutes in the hour. Though I wish I could write up every single show, it's just impossible sometimes. Nothing personal. Besides, Parade Of Flesh doesn't put food on my table, We Shot JR does.

6:21 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

That's a joke, John. We Shot JR steals from my fridge.

6:30 PM  
Anonymous robert redford said...

no love for the saturday night cavern show? seriously??? pvc street gang (brings the rock) and cocky americans (holy fuck)

i won't miss this one.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matthew and the arrogant sea at sons of hermann hall in Dallas Saturday June 21st.
starts at 8pm
$5 cover.
art show.

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

damn can we get another look at that stage boner saturday.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

give me love
give me love
give me peace on earth

give me life
give me life
keep me free from strife

give me hope
help me cope
with this heavy load

tryin' to
touch and please you
with heart and soul

6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, and DL's not a crybaby. trust me on that one.

got a prob??? here's my cock, bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ZEBRA?!? jesus "H" christ!! wha happened????????????

6:53 PM  
Anonymous what about said...

Dub Assembly @ Green Elephant tonight

7:10 PM  
Anonymous -|zs|- said...

Dust Nick's B-day is Sat, and he asked Zanzibar to play as well as Geistheistler.


Zanzibar Snails electroacoustic (10pm)
Geistheistler (11pm??)
503 Sycamore

After that we'll be joining this extravaganza:

The Wisconsin (ex-Eighth Continent)
731 Texas
10 Glass (a sludgy 2/3 of Kaboom!)
10:40 Secret Briefcase (Shane English "acoustic noise" project)
11:30 Zanzibar Snails (feat. Sinevil)
12:15 AtticTed (Austin/San Marcos)
1am ROBTinnitus doom drone/noise synth jam
"5 people on 4 synths and various electronics - crushing any skulls within a 1 mile radius" featuring Shane (Mistress et al) and Jonah (PSOAS)

As for AtticTed, they are certainly one of the more interesting things going in the Austin area, and by virtue of that are I think sometimes cliqued out of the strictly regimented Austin scene. Too weird for the indies and too much raucous fun for the more highbrow experimental scene there. I think Denton will like what they bring.

Either way you have to hand it to the MASKS and enjoy the Attic/Basement irony.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous carl said...

it's so big you can see his stage boner on friday and sunday.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

c'mon already......

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

since you faggots are obsessed w/strident zend and autotramps, drop us a line:, we'd love to entertain you mothers of invention!

7:42 PM  
Anonymous You! Me! Dancing! said...

YOU! ME! DANCING! Dallas' Best Indie Dance Night

Nothing but the best in Indie, Britpop, Twee, Shoegaze, Electro, and 80s


DJ El Macho (FEVER)

DJ Mr. Rid

and other guests TBA

Saturday, July 5th
Sons of Hermann Hall
All ages Welcome! No Cover before 10

Presented by Empyrean Events

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

House Show

Tex Winters
New Science Projects
Daniel Folmer
Delmore Pilcrow
Eyes, Wings, Many Other Things

8PM / Free
1917 Fordham
Denton, TX

8:49 PM  
Anonymous baby cakes said...

my grandma lives on fordham

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glass is a sludgy 2/4 of kaboom... not 2/3. you can call it half if you like.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well... now we see where obamarama's not getting his financing...

GOD BLESS JOHN McCAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

not that michelle could'nt have helped the lakers...

d'ja see those fuckin' biceps????
what a ----------!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fabulous Diamonds are fucking rad

2:06 AM  
Anonymous sallyglass said...

oh r javz.

5:22 AM  
Anonymous Greensleeves said...

Toadies sunday? Nick Swardson Saturday...

9:16 AM  
Anonymous mc said...

sorry Ethan. I dint know it was official & stuff.

10:43 AM  
Anonymous P8-10 said...

Fabulous Diamonds were GREAT. Psychedelic Horseshit were even better! The Chatroom is one of the sweetest bars I've ever been to! Great night last night, TNV tonight is gonna rule too!

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so nothing going on this weekend in the dfw i see.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$3 glory hole @ 1917 Fordham tonight. walk in, flower curtain on left.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

times new viking will be real good.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

huge stage boners.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

was at the chat room on thursday night. great place.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous IM A FUCKING BABY said...


4:05 PM  
Anonymous IM A FUCKING BABY said...


4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

like its always stupid music like always. dont you all do anything else but music? fuck shit man. PDX bitch.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

correction: JnJs show Saturday night - not the Antarctics, but The Banana Split Gang

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cocky americans at cavern tonight?

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big ups on the Harrison lyrics.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

line up for violent squid tonight:

ty stamp - guitar/vocals
mike west - guitar
aaron white - guitar
bobby weaver - bass
andrew micheal - bass
alex maples - drums
dave anderson - synth/drum machine
star - synth
julie - synth

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It saddens me that the local music media has largely ignored Dub Assembly, which has garnered international respect and praise in the worldwide dubstep community and electronic music circles in general. WSJR seems to be one of the few media among us to mention them occasionally, but more often than not they forget/omit DA's events as well. Best dj night in the area, hands down.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous K ROQ said...


6:43 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

We love Dub Assembly, but they often fail to inform us about their events and rarely send out myspace bulletins/emails or anything else about them. We check for DA stuff all the time, but sometimes thei shows aren't even posted on unitoneonline, so it's very hard for us to preview them. We hope this changes.

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been finding out about DA shows on the dallasdancemusic forum, but I check that site fairly regularly. I can see how the lack of promotion by other means would make them difficult to find out about.

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Z-R0 invading Denton. Secret Party. CHyah.

9:45 PM  
Anonymous urn said...

Psychedelic Horseshit was fantastic Friday night.

Sunday June 22, Tame..Tame and Quiet @ Paddy Red's in downtown FW (old basement Black Dog Location) for the FW Weekly Awards Nominee Showcase @ 7PM. Totally free. This will be our last show for a couple of months, so if you would like to check us out with our "new" bass player, we'll be there. We do in fact have some new material to present, in response to previous queries.

2:59 AM  
Anonymous chat room said...

Koji Kondo + Fight Bite + Blank Blank + The Great Tyrant = good times in FTW. Thanks folks; Rad bill!

3:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

props to club dada for hosting a great show last night, but... over before midnight? c'mon.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nothing good happens after midnight

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Z-RO of the SUC???

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tell me the secret, z-ro is a hero

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all shows should be over by midnight

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

z-ro is badass

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mo city don bitch.

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep you pussy as bitch. love that gay shit dont you.

5:54 AM  
Anonymous krakhaus said...

People really do win at WeShotJr!! (thanks)

Missed the FDs, but TCKs were a nice time-capsule, and Psychedelic Horseshit were a lotta art-damaged fun! People at the Chatroom were disarmingly nice too...why do I live in Dallas?

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep you pussy as bitch. love that gay shit dont you.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3:50 PM  
Anonymous krakhaus said...

Yer schmart!

8:08 AM  
Anonymous krakhaus said...

My dearest 1:49...Yer schmart!

8:09 AM  

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