It List: Monday
Jay Reatard/Cheap Time/The Strange Boys (Club Dada): Jay Reatard is the current king of cartoonish garage punk, due to a decade's worth of hard work and relentlessly reinventing and refining his style through various groups. He has finally hit some significant pay dirt under his solo project and a series of seven inches leading up to a debut album for Matador Records. Even with a name like "Jay Reatard" and some truly boneheaded lyrics and titles, he always manages to avoid the truly annoying trappings of many lesser garage-o-philes. Speaking of another group that gets it right, why aren't Wax Museums playing this show?
Wealthy Whore Entertainment/Rival Gang/Swamps Of Sadness (Wisconsin): Wealthy Whore Entertainment is a bizarre mix of glam punk, decadent theatrical vocals, and...cello. Swamps Of Sadness is a distorted, poppy new duo I hadn't heard of before this show, and Rival Gang is as foul mouthed and confrontational as ever.
Let Down/Swamp Thing/Decades (House show: 8621 Tamar Trail in Fort Worth): Last minute house show for touring acts Let Down and Swamp Thing. Five dollar donation recommended.
Black Cobra/Broadcast Sea/Slough Feg (Rubber Gloves)
Cool Out (The Cavern)