Thursday, August 21, 2008

It List: Thursday

Cool Kids/Flosstradamus/Ricky Blaze/The Party (Granada): One of the bigger shows of the week (obviously) featuring three huge names in the eclectic dance/hip hop scene that has been fueled and nourished by publications like Fader and XLR8R for a few years now. First things first-- if you wanna go to this thing, just head over to this corporate website and RSVP. You'll want to do it now, and you'll probably want to show up early too, as this FREE event will get packed pretty quick. I promise. Cool Kids' nods to late 80's early 90's hip hop should come off as cliche hipster fodder on paper, but somehow their tracks are almost universally successful due to fantastically minimal beats and a solid flow that answers any style over substance the right way pretty quickly. Chicago's Flosstradamus caught my ear a couple years ago with a fantastic mash up (I know, I know) of Twista's "Overnight Star" and a Sigur Ros track (don't recall the name, but it's #2 on their first album) that actually worked as an emotionally charged hip hop dance track, if that makes any fucking sense at all. Ricky Blaze is a young, pop oriented dance hall MC from Brooklyn who made waves with this video last year, and I'm sure his cuddly crowd pleasing anthems will go over very nicely with The Party's crowd . I'm not sure if Central Booking put this show together or if corporation in question just had them added to the bill, but either way, props to them for being involved in such a huge show.

Intronaut/Mouth of the Architect/Behold... The Arctopus (Club Dada): In the strange times we live in today, where self aware mid period flashback retro hip hip competes with hardcore and metal for a hipster audience thats supposed to be listening to I love You Barcelona or whatever the fuck that band is called, Parade of Flesh might have their work cut out for them on the eve of the big Granada show. However, this will end up having more to do with the shortage of hipsters in Dallas more than anything else. Intronaut is a fairly interesting prog metal act from LA that treads the line of slickness without ever crossing the line into doucheness. It's not my thing exactly, but those who are into melodic song structures and huge riffs and bands like High on Fire and Mastodon will dig it for sure, especially if said people are also into Rush and stuff. Mouth of the Architect sounds like they do something similar but a little less successful, while Behold the Arctopus sounds like they really like to fuck with odd time signatures like a heavy metal Yes. Totally. Being a dork IS cool again.

Steely Dan (Nokia): See? I told you.
ADD: Check the Rubber Gloves website for details on the theatrical performance taking place there tonight in addition to a Dirty Diamond performance.

80's Night with DJG (Hailey's)

40 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

tonight should be a great show! @ the granada

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Jane said...

i think both shows have different appeal - one to those who want to be hip and urban and give their personal info to a car company so they can be put on a mailing list- the other for metal nerds like you said - fun stuff - me going to both

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

steely dan is actually at nokia.

5:29 PM  
Anonymous ? said...

Any shows in Denton tonight?

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just Dirty Diamond at RGRS

6:05 PM  
Anonymous ? said...

Is this the Dirty Diamond you speak of?
http://www.myspace.com/thedirtydiamond

6:10 PM  
Anonymous atchley said...

I'll be reeling in the years with your pinshot, I got it with your uhh... hey ninteen.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Atchley don't lose that number

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 4:10, no way.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fl-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-losstradamus

6:59 PM  
Anonymous hey 4:51 said...

yes way

Theatrical performance of new play Graveyard Love at 8pm.
Dirty Diamond after.


Gonna be an amazing night

see ya there suckers!,
denton Deluxe

7:00 PM  
Anonymous really denton deluxe said...

Rubber Gloves flyer is wrong and outdated and stuff.

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee326/dentondeluxe/graveyardflyertfcopy.jpg

Be there at 8pm! Two people will be walking home with free copies of the denton Deluxe v.3 as well!

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is no shortage of hipsters in dallas

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Andrew Clyde isnt at your band's show, YOU'RE NOBODY.

7:55 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

the cool kids are not cool or kids. bad name, wack music!

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh boy...

9:46 PM  
Anonymous vegan agenda said...

sir i just shit myself

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

200 bands w/ the name 'dirty diamond'. just a buncha attention-starved asswipes yearning 4 the spotlight.

11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2500 (MUSI 2212). Theory IV. 2 hours. (2;1) Analysis, part writing and harmonization covering musical practice of the period from 1880 to 1950. Prerequisite(s): MUTH 2400 and 2410. Enrollment limited to students who are enrolled in or who have completed MUTH 2510.

12:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats more important than c&c music factory. wow!

2:24 AM  
Anonymous atchley said...

Steely Dan was a show I definitely could have skipped. The backing band was obviously very talented, but there was way too much jamming to be enjoyable. It doesn't help that Donald Fagen's voice wasn't sounding too hot. Oh well. I still had a good time.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya'll ready fo dis??

11:49 AM  
Anonymous drex said...

steely dan was incredible

atchley your an idiot

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

o.k. atchley, go outside and wait in the car...

why can't we give love
give love
give love
give love
give love
give love
give love..................................

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a crap thursday night. hipster shitfest galore. oh well, you tried weshotjr, hopefully the weekender will be full of fun adventures. i really appreciate what you do weshotjr, you know why? cus you have better options for people who otherwise wouldn't know what to do with their sweet time. otherwise they'd prolly just get fucked up and listen to sublime. and that's not very productive. srsly.

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHERE'S ME WEEKENDER????

3:09 PM  
Anonymous cliff notes said...

12:50 whats wrong with sublime?

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sublime are not the best band. ever.

4:56 PM  
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they don't practice santeria like us, huh???

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Anonymous kyle said...

M-. says.. 4:08 PM

If we weren't playing tonight in Austin, we'd check this out... Kyle (Nightgame) is a great songwriter and always gives it everything he has live.

Enjoy!

Anonymous says.. 4:22 PM

Rose County Fair - Cavern TONIGHT

Anonymous says.. 6:43 PM

nightgame is a stupid gimmick

Anonymous says.. 5:29 AM

nightgame is not a gimmick. Kyle is one of the most talented musicians in the dwf area...just ask his cell phone!

FlappersInNylons says.. 10:24 AM

Sunday July 9th

Huge show tonight!!
We know how to party on a Sunday. As usual the show will start around 8 and as always it's BYOB. $5 gets you in, all ages and as always you are welcome to pee in the backyard.

Tonight!!

VCR
BALLROOM DANCING
OHNOCIRCUITRY!

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.
~The Eighth Continent
731 Texas st.
Denton, TX 76209

Anonymous says.. 1:25 PM

If nightgame is so talented how cum he uses a backing track like a big pop star?

Andrew says.. 2:29 PM

The Night Game Cult is not for those who think in terms of art as being stupid.

Anonymous says.. 2:46 PM

nightgame needs to accept his homosexuality,grow up, get a job and stop trying to play the victim.
he's burnt from all the shit he put up his nose,i guess

tystamp says.. 5:53 PM

you guys are really mean. you are talking about a person with feelings and all they are doing is making art for other people to enjoy. i like kyle's music and i think it's really great. eat it bitches.

Anonymous says.. 6:19 PM

every move Kyle makes in nightgame is completely honest

Anonymous says.. 7:14 PM

HATRED!

Anonymous says.. 1:51 AM

what a bunch of fags... this site sucks.

Anonymous says.. 3:00 AM

oh my goth

Anonymous says.. 7:15 AM

nightgame might be honest and entertaining to some degree, but the live act is kinda, uh, not very live. turn-off.

Anonymous says.. 7:24 AM

that guy is the one who's mean to everyone.
I don't feel sorry for him

Anonymous says.. 8:21 AM

"every move Kyle makes in nightgame is completely honest"

Wrong. Incorrect. Not true.

Anonymous says.. 9:40 AM

Why do people get so emotional about music? You love it or you hate it and thats the way it is. You will rip it down or defend it. Is it any suprise when this happens? No.
On one side of the fence you have those people, "tastemakers", who the general public puts on a higher pedestal and believe the over hyped opinions of what they have to say no matter what. Sorry to say the general public are sheep people, ready to follow. On the other side of the fence you have the people who are turned off by the hype and won't even give it a chance because everyone is going nuts about it, they're a different kind of sheep, sheep none the less.
Give it a chance on your own terms, whatever they may be, and maybe think about how productive it is to sit on here and insert non-formulated thoughts instead of providing something insightful. Like a well thought out opinion of your own.

Anonymous says.. 10:02 AM

Poorly conceived keyboard music that is composed using theory 101. poor vocal delivery of obvious semi-melodies. trite psuedo-uplifting lyrics about alienation from a former scenster in a shitty small town. substitute charisma for facepaint and turn the lights out.

ot you know, he's a genius who really knows art and people just don't get it.

thecoolestretard says.. 11:32 AM

I'm not really a fan, but it does take some balls to get up there alone on stage and sing and dance around like whatsherface from Flashdance...

I like Kyle ok (as a person)

jamo says.. 11:48 AM

all this talk about "sheep" is binary melodramatic crap!

ps. I heart kyle lyke totally

Anonymous says.. 12:36 PM

Kyle was in The Ditch Kids when he was in high school and that band was better than 95% of anything going on at that time or now. He was also in The Pointy Shoe Factory and wrote some of their best songs. I know what he does in The NightGame isn't for everybody but I'm sure he doesn't give a shit what anyone thinks and I seriously doubt he reads this blog. So say what you want about a guy who's music is influenced by Darby Crash, Sade and Edgar Allan Poe. It's strange, interesting, and much more original than just another rock band. The people who get it can listen and the people who don't can fuck off and listen to something else. Try some Bill Hicks you humorless assholes!

Anonymous says.. 2:57 PM

armchair fucking critics

stonedranger says.. 3:13 PM

yeah, I really don't know ANYTHING about that guy or what he does on stage or if he is gay or a jerk or whatever. I just liked the few tracks I heard, which don't seem to have been discussed in the comments all that much.

Anonymous says.. 3:28 PM

night game is part tyler walker

Anonymous says.. 3:39 PM

"armchair fucking critics"

This whole site is armchair.

NightGame sucks the poop out of my bung, but that's just me. I'm sure others love that shit.

Anonymous says.. 3:41 PM

Bill Hicks would not tolerate nightgame.

Anonymous says.. 4:09 PM

facepaint rock sucks

BrianMeadows says.. 4:24 PM

tyler walker, meet Tommy john

streisand says.. 4:43 PM

"Knives in my Back"

Anonymous says.. 7:25 PM

bill hicks was a genius, i'll give you that, geoff. how'sa bout'a cockpunch, dicksmack???
also, i believe the word is sheeple. gee, think for yourself? now we're talk'in george harrison!!!

Anonymous says.. 12:34 AM

everytime you praise an idol a teardrop falls from god's eyeball

Anonymous says.. 12:36 AM

and everytime youre talking shit, well... ...life's a piece of shit when youre a piece of shit

skulkie the spy says.. 6:24 AM

if yr comments were based on kyle's art, i might be interested in yr opinions. but since you are anonymously slandering him, i think you are full of shit.

d folmer says.. 6:36 AM

Why don't you people go update your livejournals?

Anonymous says.. 8:09 AM

FOLMER. YOU WERE IN THE PAPER BECAUSE YOU WERE ADDICTED TO VIDEO GAMES. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK. VIDEO GAMES? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? GET A REAL PROBLEM, WHITE MAN.

NIGHT GAME IS FRAUD.
THE MUSIC IS BAD AND HE'S A JERK.

Anonymous says.. 8:10 AM

SOMEBODY CO-OPTED COCK PUNCH. IT'S NOT AS FUNNY WHEN YOU SAY IT. YOU PEOPLE ARE PUSHING IT, MAN.

Anonymous says.. 9:44 AM

Are people not over the face paint and the troubled soul presentation of music? Kinda old.

Anonymous says.. 9:52 AM

MArilyn Manson's gay little brother.

thecoolestretard says.. 10:07 AM

Everbody knows the guy has his problems and I think his music blows, but for fucks sake, get a username if you're going to be saying such shitty things about someone.

Anonymous says.. 10:10 AM

I'm a fan of his visual art.

Tyler says.. 10:48 AM

I totally don't get the Tommy John thing.

Dr. James Andrews says.. 12:19 PM

tyler walker, you had a nice 2-week run as Tampa Bay Devil Rays closer, but it's time to face the music.

Bub says.. 1:12 PM

He's a nice guy.

I like the CD. Chimera is a cool song.

I'm sorry but the live show doesn't do it for me. I'm not saying you're a moron for liking it, but I think if "performance art" is the goal then he should push a bit harder. If performance is the goal - there're a-plenty of lonely keyboardist/programmmer folk out there who would love to be part of something (an electronic drummer would be cool). whatever

My theory on the motivation of the NightGame is that he simply likes music and loves performing for people and that's that. - There's plenty of room in the vast music scene for Nightgame.

You assholes are assholes. assholes.

matt says.. 1:11 PM

the night game cult is probably one of the best bands in the area right now.....and it's pretty much just ONE guy putting his complete heart and soul into the music. he writes all the songs himself except for what i believe to be a brilliant and quite danceable version of goodbye horses by q. lazzarus. don't any of you know that kyle does the night game cult pretty much all on his own? he has to karaoke over his own tunes because every band member in every band he's been in(great one's I might add, like the ditch kids, pointy shoe factory, and he may as well be the fucking lead singer of the chromatics if you didn't see their last show. he did a performance of now i wanna be your dog with them that would make iggy pop shake!) have'nt been three times as dedicated as he was to the bands. kyle's music has a philosophy to it that most of you will NEVER understand. He sings songs about enduring the hardships of life and about community......about uniting us! the guy writes unite and cherish your friends on his fucking chest for godssake! i encourage all of you to go see AND hear the night game cult perform and introduce yourselves to kyle and find out who's right and who's wrong. jesus! have any of you even listened to the lyrics in "you are not alone"? this guy is trying to bring people together and he is using a stage and microphone as a platform to do just that, and i hope his mission gets accomplished. he's certainly put a lot of love into my heart, i can tell you that. most of you are just jealous and just want fame, except for us cold, delerious few, as will shatter from flipper(who just happens to remind me A LOT of kyle) would say. i wanna see you write some tunes, get on stage BY YOURSELF, and try to do some good for this world.....i know the night game cult has inspired me to do just that.

name(blank for anonymous)

Comment..

12:32 AM  
Anonymous kyle said...

How could ANY of you expect me to take this shit with a straight face. I fucking hate all of you. I wish you all a quick fucking death, by fire. Fuck all of you. Deeply. You evil fucking cunts. How dare you give half a FUCK about how I choose to express myself?? Are you all so fucking heartless that you would steep to shit on me in such an innocent hour? I hate you. I curse all of you. Goddamn all of you to the depths of Hell.

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Interactive Male said...

Have you ever had to sneeze when you were in the middle of taking a piss?

Kyle did. And it wasn't pretty.

4:10 AM  
Anonymous kyle said...

I especially curse you, interactive male. Have fun suffering.

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