Friday, August 15, 2008

Weekender

FRIDAY

Hands UP with DJ Craze/Dave Nada/The Party/Keith P (the Loft): Pretty big time show at the Loft tonight for anyone who knows shit about shit. Dj Craze has made quite a name for himself over his ten year career (he was even named "Best DJ of the Year" by TIME FUCKING magazine for God's sake) , but his most high profile gig came earlier this year when he began working as Kanye West's touring DJ. Aside from these claims to fame, this Miami based DJ has been running a record label and producing drum n bass tracks for a number of years, as well as working with the heavy blogged about A-Trak. Craze's remix work certainly leans heavily towards early Euro electro, classic house, 80's synth dance and Miami bass, and it's all very solid and well worth checking out. Although I hear the guy plays a lot of hip hop during his sets, I really hope he sticks with stuff similar to his remixes this evening, because Dallas could use a dose of it. Dave Nada is another highly respected DJ who recently joined the Am Only Roster along with Crookers, Richie Hawtin and MSTRKRFT, and he's considered one of the main figures on the Baltimore dance scene. Congrats to Central Booking for a very solid show.

Dub Assembly with Southern/Mundo/Royal Highnuss/ Soy Capaz and Dragonman (Green Elephant): Another strong Texas centered line up at Dub Assembly that will surely be highlighted by Mundo. How do I know this? Well, we attended Dub Assembly's 2 year anniversary with a pretty big group of people, and pretty much everyone I was with remarked seperately that while it was a thrill to see Hatcha, it was actually Mundo's set that stole the show. I think they were right actually. Maybe it was just the fact that dude was playing in front of his home crowd, but the audience was completely into what he was doing, and I bet a lot of them would agree with my earlier statement. And oh yeah, Hatcha was great... if that tells you anything. It's also nice to see that the Dallas Observer finally heard about this dubstep thing and did a little interview with Mundo and gang some two years after the first Dub Assembly. Too little too late? Probably. Next week in the Observer: so what's the deal with this electroclash stuff everyone's been talking about lately? (side note, check out some of the insane stuff on Dragonman's Myspace)

Television City/The Scandals/Warcola/Youth Aggression (Eisenberg's Skatepark, Plano): I don't know much about this lineup, besides I think that Warcola is cool and seeing a hardcore show at Eisenberg's is cooler. What's more punk than the suburbs, right guys? You have no idea how serious I'm being. Note: This show is right next to a court house and Police Station. Tread LIGHTLY.

SATURDAY

Darktown Strutters, Possibly (Amsterdam Bar): So the big show at Amsterdam with Frenz, etc. was canceled due to double booking. However, Darktown Strutters want to play so bad that they are going to go down there and try to do so anyway. If you're interested in seeing if they can pull it off, check back with us before Saturday night and we'll provide you with any updates we may have.

Yellow Tears/Ahlzagailzehguh/Black Leather Jesus/Concrete Violin/Aphonic Curtains /GOAT(House of Tinnitus): If you caught the Halflings show at HOT last year, you could certainly understand why Yellow Tears will probably be an intimidatingly devastating show. This promises to be less structured than that laptop duo with a sound that is more guitar-based resulting in a freer, sludgier sound. AHLZAGAILZEGUH takes a stab at making a name harder to pronounce than a black metal logo is to read, and have released records on Prurient's respected Hospital Productions label. This project continues (as does the entire lineup) down the darker, more aggressive path of noise, lots of feedback, house leveling rumble, tape cutups and all other manner of sonic chaos. Black Leather Jesus is the project of Houston's venerable Richard Ramirez, considered to be a pioneer of Harsh Noise music for embracing the largely Japanese aesthetic way ahead of the curve in North America. Leave it to a fucked up musician to give you some Texas pride. Maybe the obvious respect Thurston Moore has for him will bring out a couple extra chin scratchers tonight, of the sort that used to infect the staff of 33 Degrees. The rest of the lineup is a rough collection of other Lone Star noisemakers who we have mentioned and enjoyed before. PS-- Just kidding, I really miss 33 Degrees.

Unit 21/Tolar/Resigned to Fate (Competition Music, Ft. Worth)

SUNDAY

Cex/Best Fwends/Stove Blow (Rubber Gloves): Cex is a pretty strange dude to say the least. One of the founders of the Tigerbeat6 record label (along with Kid 606), the guy ventures into all kinds of strange places with his avant hip hop and broken down beats. We caught him a while back around town, and the only thing stranger than his music was the mystery of how someone could smell as bad as he did without wanting to clean up a little. OMG take a bith or something! Just kidding, he really did fucking stink. None the less, I wouldn't worry about it too much, especially if you're into see Best Fwends piss everyone off in an entirely different way than they ever have before. I'm into it. Seriously, this band might be the least likely Texas music success story of the decade. Don't believe me? Just as go to a party and ask Bacardi.

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57 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

darktown strutters is surprisingly awesome! kara has some stage presence and wes is cool as fuck.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

darktown strutters>fightbite

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VORVADOSS DEMO DOWNLOAD:

http://sharebee.com/bf251311


www.myspace.com/vorvadoss

5:24 PM  
Anonymous hmmm? said...

double booked ? or something better came up? if they are not at the amsterdamn then where are they? the frenz?

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:19. Music is not the olympics, facist.

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:49 is a fightbite fan

5:51 PM  
Anonymous lover said...

Darktown Strutters, Phantastes, Sure OK --- a show i'd like to see booked sometime soon. some of the more exciting bands i see up and coming in Dallas.

ps> Darktown Strutters are the shit. nuff said.

pps> they need a new song on their page, we all hungry

5:51 PM  
Anonymous brent said...

friday: @ haileys
the timeline post and sean kirkpatrick

saturday: @ haileys
pinebox serenade and burnt sienna trio

6:01 PM  
Anonymous dude said...

kara is a fucking sex kitten

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck as fuck

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.mcafee.cc/Bin/sb.html

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

house of tinnitus is going to fucking destroy!!
what a line up!!
CANT FUCKING WAIT!!

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Myspace.com/Dallasshowlist
Add us

11:03 PM  
Anonymous beetlejuice said...

my i.q. is in canada....

12:38 AM  
Anonymous Florene said...

Florene @ The Central Trak Gallery
Geomorph: Rethinking Landscape Installation Opening
6-8 PM
800 Exposition Ave.
Dallas, TX

2:12 AM  
Anonymous Florene said...

On Saturday that is

2:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:11 pm, someone has posted that before and you're not blowing any minds. It's just a music blog. Lighten up.

2:41 AM  
Anonymous potato said...

i am god of music in texas all of you suck jesus ass you faggot coporate fags! www.myspace.com/asstabula

3:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, how stoned was SR when he posted this? The typos are soooo not becoming.

4:42 AM  
Anonymous bastard totale said...

FUCK THE AMSTERDAM BAR! WHY WOULD YOU CANCELL THAT SHIT?

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonight @ Double Wide:
Telethon, The Hack And Slashers, Baboon.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good luck to darktown. but you should just save yourself the trip and pour all that gas you are probably going to waste on your lawn set it on fire and blast ur music there....

11:15 AM  
Anonymous prison mike said...

here we go again with the dumb n bass bullshit.

sounds like a pair of wet sneakers rolling around in a clothes dryer.

sing a fucking song and then shut the fuck up.

no one cares that you can program a sequencer.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one cares that you don't like drum n bass either. Which open mic night can we expect to see you singing YOUR songs at Prison Mike?

12:52 PM  
Anonymous prison mike/parrot head mike said...

i'll be performing an all-accoustic jimmy buffet set at banter in denton! please come out and support me!

1:35 PM  
Anonymous jc said...

if you like that shit you should check me out

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be there drinking a stella artois and smoking a classy nat sherman cigarette every once in a while.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous K ROQ said...

THE SHOW AT AMSTERDAM IS OFFICIALLY CANCELLED:

when asked why we couldn't play, we were told that bands weren't allowed to play tonight because...

... DAVE MATTHEWS BAND is going to be "hanging out" up there tonight(!) so i guess they want no disturbances while they drink and be gentle twats.

so after i pee myself laughing at the amsterdam's bar manager, i'm going to never bring my dripping-wet ass into that embarrassing shithole ever again. i mean, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND? come on!!!

i mean, i could understand if it was HOOTIE..anyway~ fuck it!

--love forever,

DARKTOWN STRUTTERS

2:57 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

"gentle twats" is the best name calling I've seen on this blog in a long time.

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPAM!

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

H O U S E O F T I N N I T U S

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

House of tinnitus fucking ruled last night YELLOW FUCKING TEARS!!!

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

house of tinnitus brought it back hard and honest more please!

6:24 PM  
Anonymous prison mic said...

i got your open mic hangin' right here, dumb and basehead.

boom da boom boom boom bzzzt boom da boom boom boom bzzzt (and repeat, ad infinitum)




zzzzzzz......... wake us up when you're done turnin' your knob.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE H.O.T. POST SHOW DANCE PARTY HAS THE HOTTEST BEATS IN TOWN

9:52 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

BORING!

11:25 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

house of tinnitus rules

12:15 AM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

house of tinnitus is moderate

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would've gone to the HOT show, but opted to stay home and fuck.

i stand by my choice.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

black leather jesus opened for sonic youth in marfa. they played 10 minutes of uninspired and boring "harsh noise." it wasn't even loud. that shit is so fucking tired. hope their guarantee was smaller than their egos!

dave matthews band>darktown strutters>fightbite

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:34, people like you are why I refuse to go hip hick Marfa. Fuck you.

3:46 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

house of tinnitus is better than anything in the entire history of austin music

4:09 PM  
Anonymous i am really lame said...

10:13

how was your hand?

4:18 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

stop posting as me

yes i love house of tinnitus

no it is not moderate

it is the best

so fuck you

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my hand gave me crabs

4:48 PM  
Anonymous HOUSE OF 1000 PEDALS said...

you heard one goddamned noise band you HEARD EM ALL.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you heard one band that plays guitars bass and drums you heard em all

5:06 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

134 = Pete Freeman

5:06 PM  
Anonymous pete freedman said...

i agree house of 1000 pedals!

Real music is played by musicians who know how to play their instruments
They should have a sense of melody and dynamics and know how to jam on a killer riff
Hooks should pop and the tunes should have audible vocals
Just listen to the greatest bands of all time like the beatles for example
Even when they experimented and they are the biggest experimenters of all time in rock and roll they still had a song to be accessible for their audience

All these noise groups have no purpose other than to annoy
They think they are cool but they are really just idiots
They will never get to play the good clubs in dallas or even denton for that matter because know one can tolerate their nonsense

learn how to play

then maybe the d.o. would mention you too

5:17 PM  
Anonymous pete freedman said...

i agree house of 1000 pedals!

Real music is played by musicians who know how to play their instruments
They should have a sense of melody and dynamics and know how to jam on a killer riff
Hooks should pop and the tunes should have audible vocals
Just listen to the greatest bands of all time like the beatles for example
Even when they experimented and they are the biggest experimenters of all time in rock and roll they still had a song to be accessible for their audience

All these noise groups have no purpose other than to annoy
They think they are cool but they are really just idiots
They will never get to play the good clubs in dallas or even denton for that matter because know one can tolerate their nonsense

learn how to play

then maybe the d.o. would mention you too

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

uh.. noise bands do play in the bigger clubs in dallas and denton.. and noise music DOES have a sense of melody and dynamics and KNOW how to jam on a killer riff. Hooks do pop, and there are audible vocals...so your ear is so untrained..FUCK YOU.. oh and the D.O. DOES mention noise shows...

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatever happened to mothers against noise?

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO MATTER WHAT YOU THINK,NOIZE=DETH
SEE YOU IN HELL SOON,
BLAK-MAGGOTS

3:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

noise bands DO have the best names, though.

4:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY PETE FREEDMAN IM GOING TO KICK YOUR ASS

12:28 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

i tried putting a noise group together once i couldnt do it so i started a folk band and i play acoustic guitar here in austin and sing about how the dallas observer sucks because i live in austin

3:19 PM  
Anonymous thurston moore said...

fuck you

3:19 PM  

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