Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It List: Tuesday

Yndi Halda/Florene/Here, In Arms (Hailey's): Tonight's headlining act is yet another group mining that tricky territory between modern composition and regular old instrumental rock bands with tunes so stretched out and unimaginative they border on becoming a planned, collective, somnambulism featuring guitars. The recent glut of instrumental rock music has left me sadly convinced that it is usually better off in the hands of a select few, akin to being a professional gymnast or something even more esoteric. It can work really well but more often than not it's a couple of open chords with a violin, piano, or accompanying guitar thrown over it for cheap effect. We can thank Godspeed and Explosions In The Sky for a lot of it, but I'm hoping to hear some new instrumental bands wipe this tired shit off the map and prove me wrong. Which reminds me, you know who's pretty killer? Lychgate.

The Faint/Jaguar Love/Shy Child (The Palladium): Though I've heard several of The Faint's fans proclaim that their new record is somewhat of a return to form, I would argue that the form isn't necessarily something worth returning to. The Faint are largely for to blame for the often hated 80's revival that they helped usher in around the last gasp of the 90's. The resurrected Reagan Era brought its share of horrible music, as has any era, but I have found that The Faint are one of those groups who are actually worse than the groups they inspire, which is not usually the case. Speaking of groups they inspire, they luckily don't have to worry about being out-performed by either of tonight's acts. If someone hasn't made this joke yet, here it goes: their new album should have been called "Fasciinatiion Street."

Young Jeezy (House Of Blues): I really like that Young Jeezy's new album is called "The Recession." Hell, yeah. Fuck a hedge fund.

MINIME With John Walker/Josh Kynd (Moosh)

Disqo Disco (Fallout Lounge)


Anonymous not wanz said...

That minimal techno night at moosh is worth going to.

5:09 PM  
Anonymous also not wanz said...

if you happen to be a bag of vomit.

get fucked, pansy.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooh, it's so tough to go to rock shows. get fucked, also not wanz.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Texas Gigs has a very similar top show list today - which I suspect they lifted off your site (as the DO regularly does).

I'd love to see you guys post a fake list some day - maybe a weekender - just to see if they'd run it as well.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

open mic tonight @ rgrs. $2.50 32 oz beers.
come out and watch me make an ass of myself..

6:04 PM  
Anonymous 5:09 said...

btw - I only said I wasn't wanz, because I posted last week, and someone thought it was wanz was self promoting a night that he guest dj'd once, the week after he spun there.

6:05 PM  
Anonymous primordial ooze said...

lychgate is boring and annoying, but brutally so. works for me. HOW DO THEY DO IT.

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's play the blame game with Defensive Listening.

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

godspeed is still badass. also, what's up with that thing at moosh? solid?

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Taking a little too much credit said...


-Not hard to post a list of shows, half of which are national acts. It's not like the promoters/venues are trying to keep them secret or something.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Taking a little too much credit said...


-Not hard to post a list of shows, half of which are national acts. It's not like the promoters/venues are trying to keep them secret or something.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

I definitely don't think Texas Gigs has ever ripped me off.

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the mix was pretty solid when I went.

stuff kinda like this:


7:17 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Everyone rips me off all the fucking time.

8:10 PM  
Anonymous .....DroneDanger said...

.....what is there rip off

8:51 PM  
Anonymous .....DroneDanger said...

to rip off... fucking typo.

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stonedranger- you rag on mount righteous, yet you leave bands like here in arms utterly avoided.

is it because they are not worth your time? just wondering!

8:59 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

I was the one who let Here, In Arms off the hook today. I can't speak for SR, but I will say that our general philosophy is to never go for the easy shot. There isn't any joy in making fun of something that even people with bad taste can't stand. Everyone hates the weather.

10:28 PM  
Anonymous jc said...

hello band A!

when someone asks you what kind of music you play you can say:
AAA or Adult Album Alternative.

thats true shit

google that shit

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in Arms is horrible. Complete fags.

10:43 PM  
Anonymous jc said...

godspeed damage totally in effect. extra ten minutes of set up time to tape extra picks onto yr mic stand will NOT help yr point total in the final round.

12:32 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

I'm enjoying these JC live commentaries.

12:45 AM  
Anonymous jc said...

dude in the back tuning/bringing you a guitar every 7 minutes!

why wasnt this guy in charge of taping picks to the stand you control freak? :o

yes that totally rulz. would be better if you changed shirts as often as mick jagger.

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jc keeps it real

3:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lychgay is weak!!It sounds like Gary Numan and the Tubesteak Arrmy on Cheese.

3:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:43 Please stop using the words 'fags' and 'faggots.' It invalidates everything you say.

How many anonymous comments did you leave last night? Loser.

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh oh, "Nightgame" alert!

9:03 AM  
Anonymous atchley said...

The Faint wasn't worth going to. Two main problems dragged the show down. The band Jaguar love, and the terrible mixing

Jaguar Love was the most horrid band I have ever had the misfortune of hearing. I mean... thats the part of the show that really stuck out for me was how BAD they were. My friend Dave compared them to the Jonas Brothers. Its really not a far off comparison... seriously... so some A-B'ing

A: myspace.com/jonasbrothers
B: myspace.com/jaguarloveband

Seriously. Fuck Jaguar Love.

The Faint played well, but they were mixed so poorly that I could barely hear the guitar or vocals. How can you charge me $20 admission and then $5 for a SHINER and then still not have a decent sound guy? Fuck you, Palladium. Get your shit together.

As a side note, I saw a guy wearing a Third Eye Blind Tour 2007 shirt. Those guys are still around? Thats kind of cute that they're still trying even though bands of their ilk (Matchbox 20, Semisonic, Vertical Horizon etc.) are in no way a valuable commodity any more.

9:21 AM  
Anonymous totarrygay said...

I have no idea what you're arr tarking about, but i do know you're arr a rittre weird and you arr need medication.

That's arr.

9:27 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? Vertical Horizon is no longer a valuable commodity? Get outta here!

9:39 AM  
Anonymous michael said...

The Faint sounded great from where I was and it was a fantastic show.

10:36 AM  
Anonymous J said...

The Faint sounded fine to me as well. Jaguar Love got mixed badly. Compraing them to the Jonas Brothers...really? They covered a Sonics song...haven't heard the Jonas Brothers do that.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the faint most likely had their own sound guy anyway, so that wouldn't make it the palladium's fault. but fuck those drink prices. i'd rather be a baseball game paying that much

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would also like to know what stonedranger has to rip off, thats really hilarious. If anyone is ripping something off, its stonedranger ripping off chunklet, the template for this "site"

7:29 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

Stonedranger started this website and he has yet to read the two copies of Chunklet that I let him borrow a couple of months ago. In other words, that makes him a jerk, and you wrong. So get over it.

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so how is he getting ripped off, by other people being pretentious jerks?

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no, you started that.

7:51 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Yeah, I'm honestly not cool enough to have ever read Chunklet when it was out. Those two issues DO look funny though.

1:52 AM  
Anonymous chriso))) said...

You can read the issues of chunklet on their website. Click magazine then READ IT instead of BUY IT. What the shit am I doing reading this comment section now. bored bored bored bored bored bored

11:31 AM  

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