Thursday, August 07, 2008

It List: Thursday

Wax Museums/Teenage Cool Kids/Straight Paint (715 Panhandle): Tonight kicks off a four day mini festival at 715 Panhandle and 907 Denton st, which have become the most pleasant and reliable DIY venues in Denton over the past several months. This four day affair, called "Phat Camp," consists of a series of shows and events, and tonight's activities begin with a parade starting at 630 at 715 Panhandle (you can ride bikes, dress up, ride in the back of a truck or all 3, I suppose) followed by Wax Museum's tour kick off show, which should be great-- if you haven't ever seen Wax Museums or Teenage Cool Kids at Panhandle, you really should, because both bands are in their element any time they play there. Straight Paint is a drums/sax combo featuring members of Koji Kondo, and I believe tonight will be their first performance. Keep an eye on these two houses all weekend, as good stuff will be happening every night. We'll have more details on this for you tomorrow. And who knew that Payton from Wax Museums looked so much like Weird Al?

Sarah Jaffe CD Release Party with Thao and the Get Down Stay Down/Horse Feathers (Club Dada): There has been a lot of debate around here lately concerning the merits (or lack thereof) of Sarah Jaffe's music, and much of it has been misguided and downright silly. There's a shock, eh? First of all, the discussions concerning whether or not Jaffe is a "hot piece of tail" or whatever have been pretty ridiculous-- no, hot chicks succeeding just for being hot is NOT the totality of how the industry works, pal, at least not the sector of the industry that Sarah Jaffe would find success in, and that whole part of the discussion really isn't worth responding to beyond dismissing it as boring... which it is. The more interesting discussion concerns her music itself-- is Jaffe a "talented songwriter?" Sure, I suppose she is. Her music is certainly well crafted, intricate and tuneful, and her backing musicians are pretty solid in any traditional sense of the word. In fact, Jaffe's combo of confessional lyrics, a solid singing voice and competent playing sounds like a winning recipe for commercial success in the world of indie pop, and I wouldn't be surprised if she found such success outside of the DFW market. However, two things must be said: first, the number of other Sarah Jaffes scattered around the United States acquiring "buzz" in their respective towns has to be pretty large, doesn't it? There are a lot of intelligent female vocalists with solid backing bands who produce music very similar to Jaffe's, and at least thus far, nothing she has done really separates her from the pack. When you listen to her songs, you hear indie folk done well, but little else. Second, the potential for commercial success has nothing to do with the merit of the music in question, and despite the aforementioned strengths, Jaffe's initial output sounds extremely safe and marketable, taking hardly any risks musically, lyrically or otherwise. Not that everyone needs to "take risks" with their music, but "talent" is a lot more plentiful than most people care to admit, and it often isn't enough to be inspiring on any level other than a commercial one. Potential is an important quality when it comes to local music, and Jaffe certainly possesses it, but lets call this what it is-- relatively safe music for indie rockers to chill out to. Sarah Jaffe will open the show, so get there early if you want to see her. Portland's Horse Feathers plays similar string heavy folk stuff that sounds a bit more interesting.
80's Night with DJ G (Hailey's)

92 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

its a kiddie punk camp!

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shut the fuck up! sarah jaffe makes fine music.

4:46 PM  
Anonymous headline news said...

Local anonymous blog respects folk musician but doesn't think shes "risky enough" to be artistically inspiring.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you bitch. someone should get boxcar bandits, sarah jaffe, big daddy kane and wax museums on a bill together. That way big daddy kane and beat the shit out all you little pansy scenesters and show you some hardknocks brother style.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you bitch. someone should get boxcar bandits, sarah jaffe, big daddy kane and wax museums on a bill together. That way big daddy kane can beat the shit out all you little pansy scenesters and show you some hardknocks, brother style.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its a kiddie punk camp! - HAHA

4:52 PM  
Anonymous silence said...

a chill night at dada is just what I need

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats going on at Trees?

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's more handsome than Weird Al. Funnier too.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok maybe you can try to marginalize the argument that sara jaffe's looks are unimportant(you took some plays from fox news.. completely ignoring the whole facts of the argument breaking it down to a one liner, changing what the argument was, and then having a laugh at it). however the second part of your argument does bring up one of the reasons why her looks, or networking skills are important(which is the main argument made about her looks in the other thread).

so lets just take jaffee out of the argument.. so nobodys feelings gets hurt, and she can't write a song about this later.. and replace it with the other million boring bands in dallas.. from belafonte to black heart to whatever.. which i do apologize to jaffe cause she is way more original, and listenable then those examples.. but i digress.

lets get to the crux of it.. if the sound you make is just like a million other bands doing the same old thing then who will listen to you outside of dallas. next to none

that being said.. there are ways around this.. those are looks.. your dad is in the record industry.. your already rich, and well connected.. you are a movie star.. or one of those combos.

but if you want to be well known for your music, and even get some national attention then you must be original.. it also helps if you have a myspace or at least a free cd to give to people.. so people can hear how original you are.

sara, and other observer/quick writer friendly bands simply are not that. they are not original;

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what band in the dfw area is original?

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:10 is that wax museums band. Looks like all the other regular white kiddos that have peanut butter and jelly mouth ring.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the burden brothers

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about that one folky-marching band-group vocal-all acoustic-suburb loving-white kids-twelve piece-arial black-vomit inducing-positive as fuck band?

thats a pretty original. Too band we all hate it right?




right?

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I'm not that "wax museums band" but nice sleuthing detective dumbass.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:33 is that wax museums band

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:32 knows that plano is home to originality.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this website is awesome! you guys know your stuff!

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sr, i think what you said was fair.

america's got talent. so what? gimme some flair

5:38 PM  
Anonymous kyle said...

nightgame was original until you bastards drove me away. your loss, losers

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:46 you're an idiot and i don't think you actually read what was written

I pretty much agree, jaffe is talented but that may not be enough

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes she needs shtick! What should her shtick be? Cock in mouth or peanut butter and jelly mouth ring? Any ideas?

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

talent or not, i don't listen to bands unless they have schtick

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chutzpah!

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so you say kyle. i really think it was just the massive $2500 inheritance you got that drove you away.

if you cant stand the heat, get the fuck out of the kitchen.

btw- is it snowing up there now by chance?

6:09 PM  
Anonymous vegan agenda said...

I can sleep peacefully knowing that my pubic hair is hormone-free!

6:37 PM  
Anonymous some friendly advice said...

IGNORE HIM, AND HE'LL GO AWAY.

7:03 PM  
Anonymous some friendly advice said...

IGNORE HIM, AND HE'LL GO AWAY.

7:03 PM  
Anonymous IRON SHIEK said...

YOU ARE GAY, AND FAGGITT!!!

7:31 PM  
Anonymous fuck sons of herman said...

dance party in dallas with no cokeheads? yeah right!!!

7:51 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Ok, thats enough dance party spam. I'm erasing any further copy and paste spam posts on this thread.

7:53 PM  
Anonymous panhandler said...

around the block we go and so starts the show....

8:05 PM  
Anonymous ben to the ten said...

I think that was the most honest observation about sara jaff ever.... there is alot of talent out there . what makes her any different but her knowing some peeps that know peeps that play cello and shit... despite all that she ok

next please

9:49 PM  
Anonymous gorgeous george said...

Oh, NOW you start deleting obsolete shit. Psshh!

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PHAT CAMP 2008 AUG 7-10

If you want to participate in the opening parade ceremony, meet at 715 at 6.30 and bring a bike and/or funny clothes and your IMAGINATION!

THURSDAY AUG 7
7PM Opening Parade Ceremony Starts at 715 Panhandle (MAP LINKED BELOW!)
>> BRING YOUR BIKE OR PILE INTO THE BACK OF A TRUCK. DRESS *~*WaCkY*~* SPECIAL SOUVENIRS FOR EARLY-COMERS!
8PM WAX MUSEUMS TOUR KICKOFF @ 715 PANHANDLE $5
WAX MUSEUMS
TEENAGE COOL KIDS
STRAIGHT PAINT
A PASS CAN BE PURCHASED FOR ALL 715 SHOWS THIS NIGHT FOR $15
followed by KING OF PHAT CAMP, PAYTON GREEN, INAUGURAL ROAST/VEG HOT DOG ROAST

FRIDAY AUG 8
9PM FREE DANCE PARTY @ 907 Denton St.
DJ SCHWA
VIOLENT SQUID
SMALL WHITE DOOR
Theatrical Performance of HOME IMPROVEMENT ft. Chris P as Wilson
followed by CAPTURE THE FLAG

SAT AUG 9
3PM RECORD/GEAR/BOOK/ANYTHING SWAP @ 715 Panhandle
7PM SHARP!!! ANS RETURN HOME SHOW $6
ANS
THE POINTS (DC)
UNRESTRAINED (VT)
SECRET BANGS
RUN RIOT (CLEVO)
GUILTY FACES (CT)
TV DADS
followed by Midnight Movie Projection (WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER) at 715 Panhandle

SUN AUG 10
3PM FREE DAY SHOW, POTLUCK w/ ARTS & CRAFTS @ 907 Denton St.
PET HOSPITAL
RYAN THOMAS BECKER
FREDDIE FROM THE HEARTSTRING STRANGLERS
//////////////////////
7PM HARDCORE SHOW @ 715 Panhandle $6
LA QUIETE (ITALY)
PHOENIX BODIES (IN)
TRIFLE TOWER
HOOP DREAMZ
POOLS
followed by Closing Ceremony Bike Ride @715

10:35 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

will the dance party be going on all night tomorrow?

12:54 AM  
Anonymous numnuts said...

yeahh for as long as tony's down

1:07 AM  
Anonymous kyle said...

You assholes need to stop posting under my name. And it was $25,000, loser. I rule.

1:48 AM  
Anonymous kyle said...

And is it 110 F down there by chance, loser? Shit, that must suck dick. Have fun frying, piggies!

1:49 AM  
Anonymous k said...

Yes, but are you "Master of Your Domain"?

Cough it up, grannykiller!

2:09 AM  
Anonymous kyle said...

And I ALWAYS sign my own name on here. If some sociopathic asshole decides to pretend to be me in order to make me look bad/offend my friends than that is THEIR FAULT, not mine. It's not my fault that the people who run this blog enjoy the chaos that comes from anonymous posting. Fucking bitch at them for being a bunch of money and fame grubbing creeps. I DID NOT type that shit at 5:42 pm and it makes me sick to know that some asshole from my old community is the one trying to make me look bad. I have NEVER gotten on here to talk up my band. EVER.

And as for the asshole who loves bringing up the snow in canada. Dude, it is 65 F out right now and will only get into the low 70's tomorrow, so fuck you. What was the temp. in d/fw yesterday asshole?! 103 or 107? And yeah, i tried killing myself once, so? Maybe you should give it a try and then i'll give you the decency of a kind response to your wicked comments. And yeah, my grandmother had open heart surgery and died after her operation, and she was nice enough to leave me a good chunk of money. I did not ask her to do so. It's not my fault. So leave me the fuck alone! I was nice enough to be honest when some shithead asked me about it 5 months ago on this shitty, evil hearted blog.

And I write this now because I will be goddamned if I die without fighting against this moinster that has turned my scene into a den of sociopathic cowards with nothing better to do than anonymously talk shit/bring up past drug problems/suicide attempts/deaths in the family/whatever the fuck, directed usually towards those who have the balls, the courage to get on here and be themselves till the end. Goodnight, yall!

2:18 AM  
Anonymous numnuts said...

oh wow, pardon me kyle. 25K. and w/ the strengthening US dollar, that'll last you a good long time in the great white north.

and i saw your band. you werent original. you talk about this blog being poison to the scene, its rotten fucking recycled dogshit like you barfed up thats the real problem. the only bright spot in it is that you deluded no one into listening to your excremental movements and then started attacking everyone else for calling you out on it.

2:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"i tried killing myself once, so?"

why didnt you finish the job?

2:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you hate it so much why do you keep checking this blog Kyle?

7:05 AM  
Anonymous MOINSTER said...

MOINSTER

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kyle.. i'll give you the same advice that my punk rock as fuck; psychotic as fuck; stupid as fuck x-girlfriend gave me..

you don't have to lie to kick it. i don't think anyone on here cares if you choose to do 1 posting anonymously then make one as yourself..

we love you dooood! be yourself! love yourself!

9:39 AM  
Anonymous bicurious bystander said...

sarah jaffe's groin

10:35 AM  
Anonymous atchley said...

Its unfortunate that Kyle moved to Canada. I wanted to put him on this show I'm putting together next month. I really enjoy his music.

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it just got really real on here

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

am i the only one who thinks $25,000 aint shit?

what can you even buy with that?

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$25,000 aint shit these days. It's better than minimum wage, but worse than any entry level job.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

only pansies fear anonymous posting. little bitches.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous mad hos said...

$25000 could get me 2500 handjobs from mexican and black hookers

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so you get 25000, and the first thing you do is move to a country where the exchange rate is going to cause you to lose a nickle for every dollar. on top of the more expensive cost of living in canada.

and your still stuck getting made fun of by anonymous posters.

way to go kyle! ps your anonymous posts are cute. keep denying them.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous bicurious bystander said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianharkin/2170564450/

Britt is a bald douche so he wears hats!

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more free publicity for that band. way to go.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:36 - Good point.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those that don't want to read the whole Sarah Jaffe post by SR, here's the one word summary:

Meh.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They'll need it because their music sucks fucking ass.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous omg said...

please please please ban this crying bitch from Canada. Why does ever motherfucking post have to have him on it. Is he some attention starved adolescent or what?

NO ONE CARES who you are , really..... soak that in.

Your comments are lame with or without your name attached to them.

The only chaos going on here is purely in your mind, which is obviously a scary place to be. Take some canadian pharmaceuticals, lots actually, enough that you won't be compelled to write on here again..... ever

ps> die

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:24 I bet your music is really good. if you live in dallas, denton, collin or tarrant county, probably not.

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im not 1224, but i dont make music, i make love.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ITT: old people get mad at each other

12:45 PM  
Anonymous 80sBaby said...

fuck man you guys always post shit late...or is it me? fuck! 3rd time ive missed teenage cool kids...fuck!

12:49 PM  
Anonymous 80sBaby said...

oh and by the way....wtf is going on tonight????? yeah its friday...you still got shit up from yesterday...ugh

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatever dude they got day jobs, check around 5 or 6

1:02 PM  
Anonymous asshole dude said...

Kyle is awesome! So he freaks out sometimes, he's still awesome!

1:07 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

We try our best to get stuff posted as early as possible, but we pretty much always have our lists posted before 5pm, and we try to do them before 4 when we can. Our jobs prevent us from getting them done as early as we'd like, but I do appreciate the idea that we should try to post as early as possible.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

We try our best to get stuff posted as early as possible, but we pretty much always have our lists posted before 5pm, and we try to do them before 4 when we can. Our jobs prevent us from getting them done as early as we'd like, but I do appreciate the idea that we should try to post as early as possible.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:36 - I'm not saying that's what I think of Sarah Jaffe - I like her music.

I'm saying that after reading SR's post, he could've saved himself 200 words and just posted "Meh". That's the gist of his paragraph.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous cliff notes said...

so what are the major obstacles stopping me from starting a riotgrrl band

2:00 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Actually, writing "meh" would be NOTHING like writing what I did, and it does not sum up the post. Writing "meh" would imply that I gave so little of a shit about the music that I didn't feel like writing anything about it or supplying even one reason to explain why I can't jump on her bandwagon. Maybe you would have preferred it if I had done that, but it certainly would NOT have been the same thing.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm 12:24 and im not a dime a dozen musician. Infact im not a musician. I lay pipe.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stick to pipe, and leave the anonymous commenting to the big boys and girls. oh, and if that's a double entendre, good job, andrew dice clay.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHATS IN THE BOWL, BITCH?

3:43 PM  
Anonymous k roq said...

august 13th

darktown strutters at amsterdam bar.

first dallas show, and i'm giving you plenty of time to change your plans!

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please change your name to Darktown Struttaz and play beer drinkin blues music.

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that august 16th at amsterdamn actually.

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH SHIT!

5:43 PM  
Anonymous jamie hurst said...

me n' jason kelly got locked in the mall. can someone come let us out?

5:44 PM  
Anonymous CarcassMax said...

Rigor Mortis tomorrow at OzzFest.

That's what I'm talkin' bout.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STRUTZ!

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you got 3:15! you all can corner the market in anon posting. enjoy!

8:35 PM  
Anonymous the other asshole dude said...

Kyle's trying to help all of you. Don't you see that?

11:25 PM  
Anonymous the other other asshole dude said...

And might I add that his music kicks the LIVING SHIT out of most anything D/FW has to offer!

Quit shitting on the talent, shiteaters.

Why can't any of you admit that anonymous posting, though it gives us all the luxury of hiding from the kind words of our dear, protective friends, is in fact FUCKING WEIRD!!

Kyle is right. Shut the fuck up.

11:31 PM  
Anonymous the other other other asshole dude says says said...

Again, KYLE IS RIGHT.

SHUT

THE

FUCK

UP.



Write me a fucking song or something. Make me cry. Do....something. Just don't bitch at me about how one of the only true artists i've evere known has offended you on here because he has more money than you/lives in a cooler country /makes you...uurrrrghhh....sooo angry! Boo fucking hoo, anon. What the fuck have you done for me lately? Shit, that's what. I'm listening to Jungle Life.


anon #13,000,002: "Duuuurrrrr....what's Jungle Life??"

the other other other asshole dude says says: "SLAP!!!" SLAPSLAPSLAPSLAP(uuuunggghgggg..stopitSLAPPPP!!!!!!).






Fags.

11:39 PM  
Anonymous kyle said...

Know this:

None of you are my friends. None of you. I know who my friends are because they have names. As far as i'm concerned all of you masked weshotjr assholes are my enemies. All of you. I hate you and I hate everything you stand for, and I know for certain that when I come back to Denton(and I will, pussies) that all of you heartless creeps will do the same thing you did to me when I came down a few months ago...nothing. And I will hang out and laugh my fucking ass off with my real frinds, getting stoned and drunk and having the time of my fucking life. "I'll have a double Maker's, thanks! Whoohoo!!" You know you're all cowards, don't you? Surely you know that, anonymous. You're so fucking weak. You know that your state...your country is so fucked in the head, yet you stay there sucking on Bush's fat, wrinkly dick. You've been ruled by Bush for 12-16(i'm not sure..was he governor for 2 terms as well?!!) years..you're so fucking deluded!! Don't you want to lynch your parents for voting for the fool? Then do it, pussies!! You're all so fooled. You're the weak and i'm the strong. I had the balls to do what was right, to leave your fucked up country and fall in love. I suggest this to you right now: Leave it all and find true love. Leave the clique and find true love. Leave the scene and find true love. Leave your fucking country and find true love, for god's sakes! And really, leave your "art" and find true love. Jesus. I came to Canada for love, and I know nobody can do me no harm because of it. I am in love with my girlfriend. And there is no love on weshotjr. Zero. Nada. Nunca. You know what, my girlfriend means more to me than you, anonymous. She means more to me than your ugly, violence ridden fucked up country. More to me than your pathetic scene. Fuck all of you masked, hateful creeps. None of you mean shit to me because you're all just ghosts; nameless spectres in the dark. Be my friend, tell me your fucking name for the sake of friendship, man. Come on and be there for your generation. Seriously. Quit fucking around and be serious. I have been shelling out positivity for years...just listen to the words of my songs people!! All they are preaching is community and friendship and that you aren't alone in this maelstrom...that we can change the world for the better if we just try and help each other. I am begging my community and the kids I believe in very much to fucking try and connect with each other. How can any of you stand not knowing each other's names as you namelessly talk utter shit to each other day in and out? What the fuck is going on here?!! This blog is so fucking ugly it's scary. Well, dammit, I am chasing the light, assholes! Goddamn you for ridiculing me for my past wrongs, pretending to be me; whatever the fuck your diabolical minds have to do to try and hurt me. I reflect all of you back at yourselves. Don't you see that? Dammit, i'm trying to destroy this blog because I love all of you! Don't you understand that? Is is all just shittalking? If you haven't fucking noticed, none of my commens are directed at a singular person because I know how embarrassing and cruel that would be, to verbally assualt someone so much as to make them a spectacle for all to see. Be with me now or leave me forever.


And fuck paragraphs.

1:34 AM  
Anonymous k hole said...

kyle, how many alter egos DO you have?? you make Sybil look like Vanna fucking White.

1:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

only fuckin vaginas get all butt hurt from anon posting. fuck you

10:32 AM  
Anonymous RIck said...

Hey, Freddie from the heartstring stranglers? He's alright!

5:09 PM  
Anonymous fuck collin county said...

fuck collin county!

12:41 PM  

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