Thursday, July 24, 2008

It List: Thursday

Health/Sydney Confirm/Stag Film/Pet Hospital (Club Dada): Parade of Flesh founder John Iskander is celebrating his birthday tonight with Health, a band that seems to have been on constant tour for the past 7 or 8 months as their music has gained more and more visibility thanks to their Health Disco remixes album and their tour appearances with Crystal Castles. I feel like I've seen these dudes play like 8 different times in the past few months (and if you count SXSW, that number is probably fairly accurate), but it truly is enjoyable each time. Sydney Confirm makes sense in this line up when you consider Health' s tendency to flirt with dance music via their remix alliances, but the other bands here-- eh, not so much. Should be a fun show though, and if more than 50 people show up, it will help fuel the Observer's "Deep Ellum is making a comeback" storyline. And we all know how important THAT is!

Wolf Parade/Wintersleep (Palladium Ballroom): Despite what you might have guessed, I am NOT a member of the "I hate Wolf Parade" club. I enjoyed their debut EP and full lengths when they came out way back in 2005 (feels like a different era, doesn't it?), and apparently a lot of other people did too: how many bands in the city of Austin alone right now sound like they created their ENTIRE sound by listening to Wolf Parade and the first Arcade Fire album on repeat? Wolf Parade could very well be the mid 00's answer to the early 90's Pearl Jam-- a lot of idiots have made a lot of bad music because of them. Anyway, their 2008 follow up, At Mount Zoomer, is certainly a decent indie pop record in most respects, and it even seems to have kind of a prog influence that makes things a bit more interesting. However, none of the material really comes close to the initial excitement and quality of their debut, despite the fact that the songs are arguably more interesting on many levels. Is Wolf Parade doomed to be a one album indie wonder? Uh, I don't know. Isn't everybody these days?

80's Night with DJ G (Hailey's): I think I saw a dude dancing around with puke on his shirt the last time I was there, and for some reason this confirmed to me that 80's Night might be the most commercially successful weekly DJ residency in the history of Denton. Couldn't have happened to a more divserse and educated DJ either.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

tonight at 1919!!!!!

BOLTH: Political punk hardcore jams from Indiana.
http://www. myspace. com/bolth
IPPUR: Crusty? type songs. with references to the Beastie Boys and the Smiths.
http://myspace. com/ippur



It's also Mathew "Baggins" "Mitt Matt Baggo's" Gibbons Birthday today!!

Thursday July 24th
@ 1919 Hemphill St.

Fort Worth 76110
Doors at 6:PM show at 8:pm
$6 please or whatever.


org 817-920-9665

5:42 PM  
Anonymous joydiv said...

waits for the mocking comments about health...

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to seeing HEALTH again. I hope a lot people show up so they can spread word to more smell bands to not skip dDFW for Austin.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEALTH is worth it even just to watch the drummer beat the shit out of his kit

6:31 PM  
Anonymous select said...

go to health tonight!!!

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i saw health at the metrognome collective. anyone know what that is?

6:52 PM  
Anonymous john of flesh said...

over 80 people were at brides a few weeks ago... not sure what observer article you guys are referring to.

but with reno's expanding and booking shows, the lounge opening up next month, and another spot opening soon after... even 2K residental apartment units as well. YEAH deep ellum is making a comeback.

parade of john

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

metrognome wishes they had health.

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't like Health at all. But I would go just to see if Sydney Confirm gets into another fight. It was awesome seeing the other two throw punches at some assholes while the skinny redhead kept DJ'ing. He should have played more appropriate battle music.

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: He should have played more appropriate battle music.

Rolling Stones, Street Fighting Man...G7!

7:19 PM  
Anonymous AXL ROSE said... please add us. free tickets and giveaways soon.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Hey, I'm not rooting AGAINST Deep Ellum by any means, just trying to be realistic. I don't think a couple decently attended shows at one club constitutes a comeback. If Deep Ellum would start to continuously do interesting things, people would start to come back. So far, aside from random shows like this one, I just haven't seen it.

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is club dada going to have the show over by 12 o'clock again.. *sigh* piss poor management..

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sydney Confirm makes sense in this line up if you have no taste and may be retarded.

8:38 PM  
Anonymous dtc said...

its also going to make a difference if any of the clubs down in deep ellum are able to stay open. a good portion of dada's clientele are baby boomers watching shitty cover bands and other such things. i personally dont think the city has any vested interest in keeping anything open down there that isnt going to reflect a victory plaza point of view, no matter what doublespeak they give the people down there.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

didn't christian teenage runaways play with health at metrognome at said show?

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

other than deep ellum what else does dallas have? oh thats right dallas doesn't have shit. lower greenville? puhleese... that dude brah infested place is a joke.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gayllas is fun

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe they should put on shows at southfork ranch..

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're all a bunch of sad, cynical children

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck you, dad, give me some money!

1:01 AM  
Anonymous Sicinius said...

What is the city but the people?

1:08 AM  
Anonymous dtc said...

whats cynical about reality? sad maybe, but not cynical. the plan to turn deep ellum into a tourist trap started 10 years ago

1:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'd go to deep ellum more if you PROMISE i can have a shotgun pointed at my face again. that was sooooooo much fun.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cynical me: Once they figure out how to make a historical building into a CVS, deep ellum is done.

Sadly I think the people that live in East Dallas(like myself) should be the folks living in Deep Ellum. I wouldn't have wanted to live there a few years ago, but with some of the dude brah places and dance clubs closed up, I'd consider it now.

The problem was that Deep Ellum was/is a destination, not a community. If you have a community of people living there, and not just bars/clubs, you wouldn't have as much crime.

Say what you will about the area, but it does have the most non-chain owned businesses of any area in Dallas. I think that is worth supporting.

I went to deep ellum twice yesterday(All Good and Dada, which is one more time that I'd been there in the last six months. I'm planning on making it more of a regular thing now. I always forget they have some good food down there.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous oscar buzz said...

to 9:15-
yes, yes they did!

also hey johnny i, was the 24th of day your birth?

9:48 AM  
Anonymous select said...


what the city has planned for deep ellum is very "dallas" find something that the city left for years and come back and "renovate luxurious loft urban living" buildings.

So yeah with my friends opening up...or running club dada/ and darkside lounge.. I would love to come out and have a good time.

but again, like 9:47 said. with no community there is no culture. what will happen to deep ellum ..not sure,

but while it's whatever it is local businesses .


there are more spots i can't think of...but i've walked the streets of deep ellum for years . years literally. and i've never been stuck up, or robbed?....

well, everyone have a pleasant day and have fun.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dead bird..

gonna put it on you...

put it on you.....


10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on Select. It's sad when people who live here just talk shit about their city. I know it's not much but lets fucking make the most of it. It's no use sitting at home acting all cocky online.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so... how was health?

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

white people music

12:10 PM  
Anonymous dtc said...

nuke the fucking place. start over again somewhere else. denton. fort worth. anywhere else. the horse is dead.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous dtc said...

like i said before, this has been in the citys plans for years now. ever since the dart rail started being planned the city of dallas cut police patrol literally in half. they knew the property values would drop, all of the kitchy clubs and locally owned businesses would be run out, and corporate money could come in and snatch the place up for pennies on the dollar and they could create a larger tax base mockingbird station type development.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with 12:51. Nuke the place and start over in Denton. Denton's more welcoming for your shits than Dallas-Deep Ellum/anywhere else.
And and what do you know that town Denton already has a good music rep nationwide.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous dallas sucks said...

i think fort worth is a more viable option. the people are nicer. the downtown is nicer. better everything! i think i'll move there right now!

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

problem is fort worth sees cowboys and boots as more of a worthwhile investment that it does art or music. so how you gonna counter that?

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denton's welcoming to who? That whole city's just as clique-ish as uptown Dallas.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous anon-a-puss said...

I live in Dallas and the last time I checked Fort Worth had any other place near the Metroplex beat for museums by a long-shot!

Whatchoo talkin' bout?

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:56 PM cliques are everywhere. You can't escape them. So might as well land in an area that has is conducive to underground music and it aint fort worth or dallas.

Last time I checked it wasn't fortworth or dallas mentioned in the new york times travel article for a music spot, yankee talk and all.

So keep dismissing north of the dial by labeling it cliquish and making yourself feel better about your lack of a music spot.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, please keep dallas in dallas and denton what it is.

we don't want you dallas scenesuckers fucking up our awesome little town.

and, no offense, 222, but last time i read that article, it made us look like a bunch of yokels pickin at banjos with our zz top beards.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:22 - I'm not dismissing Denton, just commenting on the assertion that it's more "welcoming" than anywhere else. The way the comment was phrased seemed to imply welcoming towards people (which it's not any more than anywhere else), not towards music (which it absolutely is). I 100% agree that it's more conducive to good music than Dullass.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:27 PM yep i agree thats why i said "yankee talk and all". of course it doesn't help that Denton has bands like the boxcar bandits hanging around and spreading that stereotype now does it?

I know about the Keep denton secret secret club. I understand its reasons and respect it but it does get old.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:31 PM forgive me i thought you were dismissing Denton. I can agree with you on the cliquish part, good lawd one read on that denton rock city board you'd have to be pretty stupid not to see it.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dallas: Denton, you awake?
Denton: Yeah.
Dallas: You wanna come over?
Denton: No, thanks, man. I don't want you fucking up my life, too.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

244 just somehow summed it up beautifully with a quote from a movie that i hear quotes from 200x a week.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous dude! said...

244 just somehow summed it up beautifully with a quote from a movie that i hear quotes from 200x a week. nice job!

3:33 PM  
Anonymous suge knight is batman said...

dallas... denton... deep ellum... somebody's house... whatever

just shut up and go to a good show wherever it is.

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denton: Too many stuck up indie kids.
Dallas: Too many stuck up fake people.

you are all screwed.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just give up, Dallas.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:55 PM got any good shows in dallas?

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denton: Too many stuck up indie kids.
(that comes with the territory in a good music spot)
Dallas: Too many stuck up fake people.
(that comes with the territory in a dallas)

you are all screwed.
(at least we don't live in austin, fuck)

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can't believe these bullshit turf arguments are still happening on this blog.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Except Dallas is detracting from Denton... THE ONLY THING HOLDING DENTON BACK IS FUCKING DALLAS

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Except Dallas is detracting from Denton... THE ONLY THING HOLDING DENTON BACK IS FUCKING DALLAS

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure you can 4:15 you just did. Dumbass.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so, how was the health show?

5:07 PM  
Anonymous dtc said...

thanks ill take the chat room or lolas over the cavern or rubber gloves any day.

or the loft.
or the cambridge room or whatever the fuck its called.
or haileys.
or dada.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fort Worth: Hey, im here too guys wtf?

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, it was his actual birthdate.

5:50 PM  
Anonymous kyle and wsjr said...

sitting in a tree....

kids - I have something to share with you

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Health was rad as heall, i love the tribal noise, fuck songs just rip n roll.

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

earth sucks, space is where its at.....

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go kill yourself, kyle. isn't that what you USED to do for attention?

oh, and this time, TRY HARDER.

4:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, DTC, come to the chat room TONIGHT!!!


6:13 PM  
Anonymous ? said...

There was a time when I used to go to Deep Ellum every night of the week. Then my band got kicked out of Spider Babies. Some skinhead pointed a knife at me and told me to get out of there. I do not argue with skinheads. I stopped going to Deep Ellum. Much to my surprise so did everyone else. Places started closing and no one really cared. There were stories on the news every weekend of someone being shot or some cop beating an innocent person.
People went to Denton, but it was always so disenchanting because it didn't seem like Denton cared that people wanted to go there. You had to be in the Baptist Generals or Centro-Matic for anyone to look at you at the bar. Hailey's was sort of a beacon, because their bartenders are pretty nice, but their sound just consistently sucks. Even though national bands were playing there. I haven't been to Denton for a show in a while.
Ft. Worth became my refuge back when the Metrognome started. I could go up there any night of the week and see a fantastic band play. There were always cool people to sit around and talk with too.
Lola's and the Chat Room are my new fav's. Even though Lola's doesn't have cool bands playing all the time, the place is just awesome to hang out at. The same with the Chat Room. Although, they always have great shows.
Ft. Worth has the culture and the community. It is what Denton and Dallas wish they could be. Denton's house show scene tries, but it just seems sort of fake. Kind of like an "urban" area in Southlake. Dallas doesn't try. They just sit around and complain. Who cares? I know I don't.

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fort Worth is for fag vegans and lame fucking bicycle scenesters. FUCK FT WORTH.

1:58 AM  
Anonymous FORT WORTH said...


5:59 AM  
Anonymous ? said...

Sounds like my kind of place.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just try it..

8:39 PM  
Anonymous leave kyle alone said...

That video sucked. If it was trying to do kyle a didn't. If it wasn' didn't. It was just weak, no matter what the point was.

1:46 AM  
Anonymous leave kyle alone said...

You're all obsessed with Kyle.

1:51 AM  

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