It List: Thursday
DALLAS! You are boring the ever loving shit out of me lately. Get venues please. Denton:
Harlem/Street Hassle/Rocket for Ethiopia (1508 Broadway St., Denton, 9pm): Fun Denton house show probably just got a buzz bump thanks to a Gorilla vs Bear post concerning Austin's Harlem, a swaggering garage punk band that isn't half bad if you're the kind of person who doesn't get sick of this stuff. It's pretty standard garage pop for the most part, sort of similar to Black Lips but less sloppy and more sing songy. I usually hate seeing these kind of garage rock dudes walking around Austin like they're the first people to figure out who the 13th Floor Elevators and Wolfmother are (and there are a TON of them down there), but 940 will keep those attitudes in check tonight. Dallas' Street Hassle are quite similar in style, but seem to explore quite a bit more within the realm of psychedelic garage, even leaning more towards fuck all glam a la New York Dolls and T. Rex at times. They are much improved band compared to the Street Hassle that emerged a year ago or so, and I'm guessing their sets are sloppy, loud and fun. We've also talked a bit about Rocket for Ethiopia lately, and the band has just recorded an excellent new EP that we'll tell you about very soon. Oh, this shit has a free keg too, playas.
Boyz II Men (Six Flags): Which one of their songs would you recommend if I were to put one on a mix CD for a girl I like? I was thinking about that "Bended Knee" one, but it sounds too much like a "break up" song, you know? All of them kinda do. Maybe I'll just go with Jodeci instead.
ADD: Oh yeah, almost forgot, Movie Night at House of Dang And/Or feat. the film Class of Nuke Em High. Starts at 830, BYOB and FREE. At least I have ONE thing to do in Dallas now.
Robert Gomez/Sarah Jaffe/Young Doc Gooden (Dan's Silverleaf): Chopped and screwed Sarah Jaffe remix please.
New Science Projects/Chris Flemmons/RTB2/Kaleo Kaualoku (Rubber Gloves): I heard this RTB2 song once that sounded like Led Zep III, and I saw this video once of New Science Projects getting in everyone's face at a show in the middle of the day. I'm not sure if there is any connection between these two statements.
80's Night with DJG (Hailey's)