Tuesday, September 09, 2008

It List: Tuesday


WHY?/Mt. Eerie/Fishboy (Granada): First off I want to mention that Mt. Eerie is playing Good Records at 5:30, which is pretty much right now, so if you're reading this, leave the house right now and you might make it, as instores historically always run a little behind schedule. It will be an acoustic performance and a keg will be provided. I still have yet to warm up to WHY?, and it's no surprise since Anticon is a pretty hit-and-miss label in general. Well, what label isn't? Honestly, I guess it's been more miss than hit. But I got an unwelcome surprise to hear a slowed-to-a-slur cover of The Cure's "Close To Me" when I checked out their page today. It brought back nightmarish memories of white hip/rock pioneers 311 also unmerciful rendition of The Cure's "Lovesong." I will give WHY? credit for their Cure cover being several notches better than 311, as is the band itself. But perhaps they only win out for sometimes reminding me of another 90's rhyme rock casualty that was also better than 311: Cake.

Intelligence/The Wax Museums (Club Dada): We were surprised to get the late word on this show yesterday, not to mention a little disappointed, only because it's a highlight for this week's calendar as well as the perpetually struggling Deep Ellum. Intelligence has mostly defied a cohesive or event coherent description from those that have experienced them, judging by the contradictory genre descriptions and summaries available online. What is repeatedly communicated (and is obvious in their recordings) is that their dedication to distortion and overdrive on every sound is so absolute, that they make what could be just your average guitar band sound otherworldly and wonderfully unnatural. The vocals are equally fuzzed, and delivered in the classic punk rock amalgam of sarcasm, apathy, and force. Recommended.

I also want to take a second to complain about the fact that an Austinite was trying to tell me that Wax Museums were a local Austin band this past weekend, and it really pissed me off. Okay, they play there all the time but it actually made me stand up for a place I don't necessarily claim and correct her: "No, they are from DENTON, TEXAS. Thank you very much."

33 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is the shit

you have bad taste :(

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stfu DL.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stfu DL.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous cliff notes said...

why is simply shitty

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is pretty fucking terrible. whiny indie jew-boy emo-rap? PASS.

5:52 PM  
Anonymous megz said...

the beer flows freely here, but i havent been to a really fun show in austin since july.

austinites think they own everything.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dl this was quite possibly the worst post you've done

6:00 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

No way. I've done much worse.

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DL strikes again.

With another shitty post. I like how you can't even begin to defend this garbage.

6:24 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

I don't have anything to defend. I'll let you know when I do. "DL Strikes Again" is my favorite Smiths song.

6:33 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

I don't get it what the big deal is... are you angry Why? fans or what?

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Records sucks mouth fulls.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

311 + Cake > Why?

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think a million angry Why? fans could withstand the wrath of DL.

7:45 PM  
Anonymous fastlassie said...

Why? Why not?
Who cares.

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:34 totally right

7:52 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

Cake was actually NOT better than 311, if for no other reason than 311 once wrote a song about ex-Angels reliever Shigetoshi Hasegawa.

I think you know how the chorus goes.

7:53 PM  
Anonymous chad said...

DL > Cake + 311 - Why?

8:17 PM  
Anonymous PRINCE said...

MORRIS FUCKING DAY AND THE MOTHERFUCKING TIME

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

austin hasn't been cool since 2001.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous chad said...

The year I left :)

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh boy...

11:08 PM  
Anonymous cliff notes said...

i really hate cleaning up after people

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how was intelligence? did anyone go?

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my jungle love... ohweohweo

8:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear we shot j.r.,

what is your opinion of the avett brothers. i have heard a lot of rave reviews of their live shows and they are playing granada tomorrow. should i go?

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://forum.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=messageboard.viewThread&entryID=645746&categoryID=0&type=schools&schoolID=4690&viewType=0&schoolLevel=7&IsSticky=0&Mytoken=1682FCD4-B472-42CA-B00FACB2FECDA70C24193469

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

could anyone that was at that club dada show tell if indeed wax museums looked like they might be from austin?

11:35 AM  
Anonymous swampass said...

avett brothers are badass. i'm too broke to go though.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

avett bros. remind me to write more songs.
good for me. bad for rest of teh world.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

intelligence show was great

9:53 PM  
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