Thursday, August 14, 2008

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)


Anonymous jd ryan said...

We Shot Jr is the Russ Martin Show of the blogosphere.

5:12 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

I don't know what that means.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous yeah said...

dallas has Moosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! let's go!!!

5:32 PM  
Anonymous paul said...

oh yeah... and movie night at and or/house of dang. 8:30

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stonedranger - if you really like that girl, you would use End of the Road - chopped and screwed by Young Doc Gooden, it shows your sensitive, but you will still tap that shit on the first night

5:39 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

oh yeah... forgot that. Just added it.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

And thanks. That's good advice actually.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha, you listen to Russ Martin.

6:14 PM  
Anonymous Tom Leykis said...

This blog is clearly the Pugs and Kelly of blogs.

Baba Booey!

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't know anyone still listens to Russ Martin.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous jc said...

eyedea and abilities (MN)@ haileys tonight before DJG.

free show. minors have to pay some kind of cover charge.

empty pocket$ (ian bangs) spins the hip hops before E&A go on @ 10p

so okay!

7:54 PM  
Anonymous jc said...

hey audience

that was a gratuitous goodie mob sample. like pdiddy gratuitous. ouch.

i am probably not the only one that doesnt want to hear pretty-good-indie-hiphop by skinny white dudes from the twin cities superimposed over a for real dirty south beat from atl.

but i guess i'm the only one here tonight.


10:14 PM  
Anonymous Friend of Roky said...

Please, please, please tell me you didn't mention the 13th Floor Elevators and Wolfmother in the same sentence...World's apart!

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

friend of roky? how old are you?

9:48 AM  
Anonymous friend of roky said...


10:04 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

That was kind of my point.

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a dickish post

12:17 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

kind of boring without me around

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Friend of Roky said...

8:04 AM: Damn you to hell for impersonating my fake online persona!

And to answer the question I'm quite old enough to hear no Thirteenth Floor Elevators/Roky Erickson influence in Wolfmother's music. I'd say the White Stripes are much closer in reality just with more '70s cock-rock/maintstream prog (ELP) blended in. And: Psychedelic?? I've heard trippier stuff on modern country stations. I hate to use this expression, but: FAIL!

1:13 PM  
Anonymous dickless tracy said...

that picture makes me want to wrap my lips around the barrel of a gun

1:22 PM  
Anonymous drunk asshole said...

yea for denton house shows! yea!

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are there house shows in Dallas that we don't know about? Plano, Carrollton, Duncanville, Hurst, etc.? WTF? Is really that hard for some people who don't give a fuck to open their doors for the sake of music? I don't get what is so hard. Where did all the cowboys go?

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:37 PM  
Anonymous Prison Mike said...

New spot opening in the old Darkside space on Elm Street in Dallas. Lots of noise bands and former DJs from Slip Inn. Lots of nights with no cover, and parking in the old Clearview lot.

It's a start.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

prison mike, what that venue called?

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

prison mike, quit doing PR for the Parade Of Flesh/Dallas Observer crew. they already told everyone about that. you sound like a glossy flier I throw in the trash on my way out of the club.

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i didn't realize john iskander was part of the dallas observer crew... damn him!!! I should've known with his constant promotion of Black Tie Dynasty...

3:51 PM  
Anonymous sheesh said...

sure is... look at the constant cross promotion between parade of flesh, the observer, club dada and the lounge. welcome to the new dallas music racket.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that pop shit at 1508 Broadway St in denton was a big letdown.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous friend of roky is like Folgers crystals said...

you sir: are a dumpster filled with my grrilla juice!--troof. BTW wipe pipes--puhlees.

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wheres my fucking weekender!

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

people at dan's CAN dance?!!

6:20 PM  
Anonymous prison mike said...

got nothin' to do with hack tie dynasty, parade of fish or the knobserver.

but you will be my beeeeeeeeotch.

now git on your knees, open wide and start tongue swabbin'.

your breakfast is coming straight from my nuts.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

prison mike is so clever.

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that dance/punk shit at 1508 Broadway St in denton was a real blast.

1:12 AM  

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