Thursday, September 25, 2008

It List: Thursday

Spiritualized/Grand Ole Party (Lakewood Theater): When it comes to Spacemen 3, I've always been more of a Sonic Boom kinda guy, and after interviewing the man himself last year, I was left with sort of a mixed impression of both Sonic AND Jason Pierce on a personal level-- the constant fighting and he said he said stuff between the two of them was sort of a turn off in a sense, although it made for an entertaining read to say the least. Through Spiritualized, Pierce has certainly emerged as the more commercially successful former member of Spacemen 3, and although I would argue that his career has been less consistent, challenging and interesting than Sonic's, it is hard to deny that when Pierce has one of his moments, his music can be purely electrifying. Take the title track to his classic 1997 album Ladies and Gentleman We are Floating in Space for instance-- I'm pretty sure that nothing in Sonic Boom's solo catalogue has had the immediate emotional impact that the aforementioned song had on me the first time I heard it, and this is just one small example of how the relative accessibility of Pierce's material has worked in his favor time and time again. Lakewood Theater is an interesting choice for this show, and I've certainly never seen a concert there that packed the kind of volume this show is sure to. I wonder what is going to happen? Stuff starts REALLY early over there, so plan accordingly.

Hot Chip/Drums of Death (Palladium Ballroom): Another early start (website says that the show begins at 730... can't a guy squeeze in a nap around here?) at Palladium for what will surely be a show worth seeing. I've enjoyed each and every one of Hot Chip's three full lengths a great deal, but they seem to get better each time. The band's latest, Made in the Dark, is easily their best, and the album's first single, "Ready for the Floor," is arguably the catchiest in a long line of very catchy singles from a band that takes bits and pieces of things like disco, punk, funk, soul and synth pop to create a sound that has produced so many inferior sound-a-like bands over the years that it probably deserves its own genre. This is fun dance pop written and performed by people who actually have a better record collection than you do, so here's to hoping that some of the kids out there will learn a thing or two tonight between smoke breaks.

Del Tha Funkee Homosapien/Bukue One/Tee Double/Headkrack (Granada)

80's Night with DJ G (Hailey's)

37 Comments:

Anonymous dtc said...

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5:21 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

nice

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tonight at 8.0 in downtown FW:

Dale Watson
100 Damned Guns
Panther City Bandits

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tonight at 8.0 in downtown FW:

Dale Watson
100 Damned Guns
Panther City Bandits

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will E Lee, Sean Kirkpatrick, Daniel Folmer @ J&J's tonight for free.

Dust Congress and the Slow Burners at Dan's tonight.

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tonight at 8.0 in downtown FW:

Dale Watson
100 Damned Guns
Panther City Bandits

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonight:
Daniel Folmer, Sean Kirkpatrick, and Will E Lee at J&J's for free.
Dust Congress and Slow Burners at Dan's for not free.

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now for the trifecta: best blog in arlington....

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares about all those fuckin country hick boy shows dudes? and how many bands around here have "ramblers" or "bandits" in them? motherfuck!

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck country music.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous a computer said...

its what we get & shvrs @ the Cavern tonight 12-2am

disco/electro

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spiritualized is $30, fuck that.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous cliff notes said...

voting is closed.. k thanx! <3 xo 4eva

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh wait.. i did'nt vote yet!!!!!!!!!!

8:16 PM  
Anonymous uncle jolly said...

Sarah Palin is the most smartest woman God ever invented.

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

uh-huh. hmmm...

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's the weird ass music? Tha hell with all this normal shit.
Man, i miss PDX.

11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GO BACK TO PDX IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT HERE. Not really- how was Spiritualized show?

12:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK YOU BITCH! SUCK MY POOPSHOOT!

3:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i fell asleep instead of going to hot chip; and i had a ticket.

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:54 i know i used to live in portland too and i totally miss the dandy warhols and the decemberists and your favorite and mine too: everclear

fuck, pdx is like so weird!

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm pretty sure it's poopCHUTE

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's not be condescending towards "the kids"
the kids are alright

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:55 AM if u think those bands make up PDX than you lost the plot along time ago. Fuckin idiot.


Its like saying The Toadies make up what DFW is about jackass. U want to look at the mainstream? Go for it.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, heard a rumor that a certain member of Starhead is fucking someone closely tied to the bands name origin. Could this gossip be true, maybe we will read about it in the tabloids sometime in the future.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ SHUT THE FUCK UP. Seriously how was the Spiritualized show? $30 a lot of money but wanted some of that

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You SHUT THE FUCK UP! Who cares about that stupid ass Spiritualized bullshit.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spiritualized is boring. Puts me to sleep. Bad sleep.

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, how was the Spiritualized show? You know, someone who likes them and went...this question is for you. STFU was for 9:26 who is a bit over the top

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i went. it was boring. i told you. it put me to sleep.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous sunny said...

'..even freer then dmt'

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boring? You must be joking. No blinding strobs but it was just what the doctor ordered, some noise with some softness wth some orchestra that was always rockin. Nothing will ever beat last night' Good Dope, Good Fun.

2:40 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

hot chip was fun. if you like that sort of thing.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we don't.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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wow, what ammunition you got there, little fella..

11:53 PM  

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