Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It List: Tuesday

Harvey Milk /Yells At Eels/Zanzibar Snails
(Rubber Gloves):
Great lineup featuring the overlooked Harvey Milk, a nineties avant metal group with a sometimes painfully slow approach and sophisticated vocal style that predicted the metal resurgence of the aughts, while also paving the way for future metal acts to get reviewed in cerebral rags like The Wire. Speaking of The Wire, the highly unlikely occurrence of two local bands getting mentioned in the magazine will be cherry-topped tonight with the improv ambient to freakout Zanzibar Snails sharing the stage with the free jazz slash hardcore rhythm of Yells At Eels.

Disqo Disco (Fallout Lounge)

Dallas Observer Music Awards with Lil' Wil, Record Hop, Sarah Jaffe and others (Granada): We're getting our makeup and slingbacks ready because the night is kind of special like Lowenbrau. It was nice to be nominated, but I'm a little confused. I've always thought the ever inspiring Stonedranger was a wonderful "advocate." It's just that I never thought the advocacy was for anything having to do with music.


Anonymous -|zs|- said...

Will nominees Yells at Eeels be the only souls to brave both events?

Zanzibar's set will be a raging cascading wall featuring special guests Justin Lemons (Notes from Underground, Shiny Around the Edges) and Jon Teague (Great Tyrant, Yeti) on analog patch synths

Zanzibar lineup
(Notes From Under Zanzibar edition)
JLemons - guitar
NHill - bass abuse
MChamy - generators, loops & bent noisethings
MMaxwell - live electronics
JMcWhirter - viola & manipulations
SRuth - vocals, electronics
JTeague - analog patch synths

As an added bonus, you get to ogle the orgasmic poster on the previous page.

Regarding Saturday's threepiece room-clearing set at Hailey's:
“door girl said ZanSnails was literally driving people crazy. one dude threw his vodka down and went outside to throw up, then she found him sprawled out in front of door passed out. AWESOME.” - unsubstantiated Internet review

5:48 PM  
Anonymous admiring fan said...

defensive listening, I like your style. your last lines are always the most entertaining. thanks

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the aughts??

mike rhyner much?

6:06 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

a. fan, thank you.

6:33 PM  
Anonymous keanu reeves said...

devil's advocate!!

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a load

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

drink a load

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SO who won an oscar tonight?

11:22 PM  
Anonymous kyle said...

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

And the people who run this blog are a bunch of fascist pieces of shit.

1:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, "Kyle," why don't you tell the class whether or not you have ever posted anonymously? Come on, let everyone know that you're not a hypocrite and that you would never do that. Because if you have, that would make you a hypocrite and a liar, wouldn't it? And the main way people try to defend you is to say that you're honest, and you yourself claim that you're honest. So have you ever posted anonymously? You're not a hypocritical liar after all right? Not a sociopath, right?

I think you know the answer.

1:27 AM  
Anonymous kyle-take all your rx pills at once. said...

Fuck You, Kyle. We're So Over You.

1:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought his name was Coleen.

2:07 AM  
Anonymous kyle said...

i work at barneys.

2:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i still love kyle. he could say whatever he wants on here and it wouldn't change a thing. that is what knowing someone outside of this shit really means. kyle is honestly a beautiful amazing person despite what it looks like by what he says on this blog. or stupid shit he does to himself or his friends. he's the motherfucking shit. and that's the truth. god damn truth. kyle love.

3:44 AM  
Anonymous Kyle said...

You guys should change the default anonymous name to print as Kyle.

7:32 AM  
Anonymous cliff notes said...

i think kyle is just trying to use the comments to get e-famous, and get laid.. and to that.. i wish you good luck sir.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous gutterth said...

Gutterth Compilation One available today!


For more info and to stream and download each of the songs individually:

Come get your free physical copy TONIGHT (Wed July 23) at J&J's Pizza at the New Science Projects, Sean Kirkpatrick and Delmore Pilcrow show.
Also available starting today at Recycled Books, Strawberry Fields, J&J's Pizza and Good Records.

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

new science projects=worst local shit EVER!! will someone explain to me why they like this shit?

9:32 AM  
Anonymous kyle said...

Strident Zend!!!

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

make it five pounds.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

fuck kyle, you guys need more dubstep articles.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


yes, nsp suck, but wht about MOM? or florene? or zanzibar snails? aren't they just as boring and god-awful, and difficult to explain the popularity of?

please take into consideration the slew of boring, uninspired local bands before you just pick on one.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the award for best comments goes to ... Anonymouse 12:40!!!!!!!!!!!!

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep boring and uninspiring pretty much nails it. Its probably a result of "scene inbreeding". There are other bands on that comp that don't suffer that syndrome. Can't wait for the do for it records comp. Battl3 School Launchy is an exciting new band.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous kyle said...

You can't fool tim duncan.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous denton member 103567 said...

U can't appreciate that comp unless you dress like this...


1:40 PM  
Anonymous Ethnic Cleansing at Slip Inn said...

Just a head's up... the new owners at the Slip Inn in Dallas held a meeting last week and told their staff that they want to "thin out" the contingency of African-American people who patronize their club. THIS IS NO JOKE.

First they told the DJs to stop playing hip-hop (I swear to god they were playing Foreigner's "Urgent" when I dropped in the other night), and now they've told the door staff to make up excuses about a "dress code" whenever an African-American male comes to the front door.

Hip-hop music and African-American people made the Slip Inn a popular place to hang out. The new owners seem to think this dive bar would be better as a "members only" club with a red velvet rope and bottle service. I suggest that not only we boycott the Slip Inn, but encourage others to boycott their other club Vickery Park as well.

Again, this is no joke. Racism is alive and well at the Slip Inn.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the fuck is the slip inn?

1:48 PM  
Anonymous a real live black person said...

slip inn should just stop serving purple drank.

2:02 PM  
Anonymous well... said...

The slip-up's current clientele doesnt really mesh w. the lesbos at barfcadia and the smu and an aging rocker from hagfish, that hang out at capitolist pub.

myspace.com/dallasshowlist please make an additon to your space

2:30 PM  
Anonymous the dark bobby knight said...

the new djs at slip suck.

that place was toast when a-one and phooka left.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Hey 144, Are you kidding? If not, how do you know about this?

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just as long as they don't get rid of the Watermelon and Chicken buffet, slip inn is fine with me.

3:01 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

no jerseys, no gang colors, no hats, no real slip inn

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey that picture was from the pitchfork festival

3:21 PM  
Anonymous the dark suge knight said...

hey the kkk and the masons will have a new place to hang.

the new slip inn jukebox - all skrewdriver and jerry lee lewis, all the time...

3:46 PM  
Anonymous cliff notes said...

the masons except individuals from all colors, and creeds

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because no one else has posted this yet on here:

Eleven Hundred Springs – Best Band

Sarah Jaffe – Best Solo Act

Eleven Hundred Springs - Best Album

Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights - Best Blues Act

Eleven Hundred Springs - Best Country/Roots Act

Mom – Best Electronic/Experimental Act

Fair to Midland - Best Metal Act

Sarah Jaffe - Best Folk/Acoustic Act

Erykah Badu - Best Funk/R&B Act

Astronautalis - Best Rap/Hip-Hop Act

Snarky Puppy - Best Jazz Act

Sarah Jaffe - Best Female Vocalist

Good Records - Best Label

Salim Nourallah - Best Producer

Granada Theater - Best Venue

Good Records - Best Record Store

Kris Youmans - Best Booking Agent

Chelsea Callahan - Best Music Advocate

DJ Burlap - Best DJ

Sean Kirkpatrick - Best Instrumentalist

Boys Named Sue - Best Cover/Tribute Act

Matt Hillyer - Best Male Vocalist

Dove Hunter – Best Indie Act

THe BAcksliders - Best Hard Rock Act

"Slow Southern Home" - Doug Burr - Best Song

Whiskey Folk Ramblers & Tejas Brothers (tie)- Best New Act

3:52 PM  
Anonymous damn gina said...

I REALLY like the idea of the anonymous posts automatically printed as "Kyle". Please make this happen, WSJR. It will also confuse the shit out of outsiders.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check the news section for comments on the DOA

4:20 PM  
Anonymous 3:52 said...

Right-o. I'm a moron.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1204: i didn't just pick them at random, they were just mentioned in the last comment so it was relevant. haven't heard much florene, but i def disagree on ZS. they've been making that racket for quite some time not uninspiring, boring or god awful to me. we all have opinions. new science projects really sucks though

4:37 PM  
Anonymous confused outsider said...

who is kyle????

4:54 PM  
Anonymous thank you for shitting said...


oh, thanks, i forgot to ask about a bunch of shitty bands that were nominated by a bunch of shitty shitheads at some shitty local shitpaper.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous still shitting! said...

oh, and "confused outsiders" can go fuck themselves. especially if "they be fonda purple drank", you know what i'm sayin'?

oh, yeah, and no jews.

5:24 PM  
Anonymous jazz expert said...

yes I am sure Snarky Puppy blows Yells at Eels out of the water.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous bad penny said...

because, ya know, they killed jesus.

5:59 PM  
Anonymous H.H.A.S said...

d.l., i would like to know more about what kind of lipstick and slingbacks you wore. i was looking for some cute slingbacks this past weekend...

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like dallas is interbreeding a bit within its music scene.

best venue / best booking agent
plays with best singer / best folk
and plays with best instrumentalist

best label / record store
host best electronic act on roster.

but the real sad thing:
best rapper is a white dude.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous chriso))) said...

If you think Dallas is "interbreeding" you should check Denton out.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

finish up already..

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's like this: not so much "interbreeding" as it is the d.o. co-opting it's drinking buddies and puppet hacks who won't/can't tell them how full of shit they really are. a clique, basically. no ethics, no tell. with just a sprinkle of manufactured cred on top to keep the realist's at bay.

it starts at the top and worms it's way down, believe it.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know your band jumped the shark when sara alexander shows up in it.too bad

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No more incestuous than this site writing about Nouns Group, now is it, 3:00?

3:58 PM  
Anonymous swamp ass said...


4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the nouns group article this site wrote? Or the review 3:58 pm? have you read those?

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mentioning that nouns group is playing a show with a bunch of other bands somehow being worse than the spune/glen farris/sean kirkpatrick/kris youmans/chelsea callahan/merrit martin/double wide/granada/observer etc. clique is QUITE a stretch but okay.

6:08 PM  
Anonymous dooder-onomy said...

i like nouns group. but i agree that the DOMAs are just about the most useless, tasteless, shit-headed waste of time since the invention of going to church.

1:50 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Post of the day!

2:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm soooo tired
i haven't slept a wink

10:49 AM  

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