It List: Thursday
Yeah, a lot is going on tonight, but at 9pm, you guys should really put down the bongs and stop the conversations for a little bit and watch Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Dallas Democrats are having a watching party at Lakewood Theater this evening starting at 7pm, and it might be a really good place to see such a thing. Music:
Indian Jewelry/Zanzibar Snails/Followed by Static (The Lounge): We've said a lot about this show this week, but we'll just add that Zanzibar Snails will be selling new CDs at the show tonight, and their performance with feature a guest appearance from Dust Congress' bassoon player, who was the inspiration for the best joke I've ever told on here. Ask your friends!
Jeremy Enigk/Sarah Jaffe/Kris Youmans/Omoreka (House of Blues): It really pisses me off that they named this place "Pontiac Garage," like it's some dingy little practice space where poor geniuses go to toil in obscurity. Those places usually don't have gift shops, but whatevs. Honesty time: I've never heard one single Jeremy Enigk solo song in my entire life, although I hear that much of it is considerably more adventurous than anything Sunny Day Real Estate ever did. I really used to like Sunny Day's Sub Pop debut until I realized one day that it was the one record that made it ok for punks to cry. And don't say the Descendents did that, because Milo would totally kick Enigk's ass.
Jack with One Eye/Sean Kirkpatrick/Silk Stocking (Club Dada): Jack with One Eye is a pretty quality group that hardly ever plays shows. Hey shitty local bands-- write that down please.
Queensryche (Nokia Theater): "Silent Lucidity" is probably the absolute lamest song I like.
80's Night with DJ G (Hailey's)