IT List: Thursday
Cold War Kids/A.A. Bondy (Lola's): This show is sold out, so I just have to ask-- really? THIS is what you fucking people listen to? To put it simply, Cold War Kids are a really good reason to hate music, or new music, or new indie music, or however specific you want to get with it. They're a good reason to hate SOMETHING. Perhaps this is all a bit dramatic, or maybe I'm just having a bad day at work, but jesus, what a calculated shit storm of obvious rip offs of rip offs of good bands. It's like-- hey everyone, if you dig: Spoon, Maroon 5, Jeff Buckley, Modest Mouse, Interpol, The Killers, Radiohead, and every other commercially successful "indie" act from the past 15 years, then you'll love these guys, right? Wrong. That isn't how it works. There is a thing called trying too hard, and it leads to nothing but striking out with the opposite sex and making bad music. Cold War Kids emerged at a time when any dumbass with a blog could say just about anything and get away with it, pushing their favorite new bands into the indie spotlight with the click of a mouse before anyone had an opportunity to question their "taste." Aren't you glad those days are finally over? Fuck music blogs. Also, you know your band sucks when you make AA Bondy sound like a fucking miracle.
And since making fun of Ben Folds is boring (he's playing at Palladium tonight for like $3,000 a ticket), and making fun of Jason Mraz (playing at Nokia tonight) is easier than making fun of Black Tie Dynasty, I'm just going to tell you that 80's Night is happening at Hailey's and peace out.
ADD: Of course, there IS one show happening tonight that you might be interested in--
Watain/Withered/Book of Black Earth/Resigned to Fate/Dagon (Reno's Chop Shop): Highly respected Swedish black metal band Watain headlines another solid metal show at Reno's tonight. It feels kinda weird saying it, but these days, the Dallas metal/grindcore/hardcore scene might be the healthiest thing going in Big D music.