Thursday, October 23, 2008

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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm glad my vitriol is given a voice by someone who can write.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i fucking love you, SR.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude, sometimes i think you're unreasonably harsh but you hit the nail on the head. it needed to be said. Cold War Kids are such a boring, flat band. thank you.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone took a beat down?

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WATAIN (sweden)
Book of Black Earth
Resigned to Fate

@ Reno's Chop shop in Dallas


5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


why take so long, sr?

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:55, in case you didn't notice, it looks like DL writes in the middle of the week. But of course, you are a fucking idiot.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone took a beat down?

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorta's Final Show tonight @ HOB.
$15 gets you in and a copy of the album.

Buttercup and The O's open.

Doors @ 9, show at 10.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous mofreak! said...

ooh i know someone the cold war kids wouldn't strike out with! i think she was vaguely referred to in the post about the gym class heroes show last week or whatever.

i love being able to still make fun of my friends even though they are miles away.

p.s. black metal rules.

6:49 PM  
Anonymous Chad said...

lol McCain supporter

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think carter would have rather they had had it at the barfey house, or the cavern. but we all know danny's got an agenda...


7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep on keeping on, toned flanger...............................

7:47 PM  
Anonymous said...


8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you forgot to mention that Lola's sucks too...

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lola, she was a dancer...

10:35 AM  
Anonymous ed said...

Shit! Totally seeing this post a day late. I saw Book of the Black Earth not too long ago. They ruled hard as fuck. I would also recommend Black Breath.

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That girl made up the story about being attacked by a McCain supporter

1:26 PM  
Anonymous M said...

That is, the McCain supporter made up the story about being attacked by an Obama supporter.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Verbena's first couple albums were pretty sweet. Souls for Sale was solid.

4:34 PM  

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