Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It List: Tuesday

Sorry there's no neat picture today, Blogger wouldn't cooperate...

Kayo Dot/Trifle Tower/Great Tyrant/Vorvadoss (Rubber Gloves): Kayo Dot are one of those bands that sound pretty suspect on paper; avant-metal mixed with Classical composition technique, decidedly non-rock instruments thrown in, someone in charge of gamelan etc. In fact it perfectly fits the description of what an old studio hand called "Duck Call bands," or any band on Tzadik that had John Zorn tacked onto their album credits, simply for adding duck call to one of their kitchen sink jazz-metal-classical recordings. To think there was a time, mostly in my teen years, where I bought ANYTHING on Tzadik or Avant.

You learn to break that habit the hard way.

Well, the good news is that Kayo Dot are not at all one of those cute, overly clever groups that really wants you to be impressed by the fact they can go from bossa nova to thrash in a nanosecond. We have more than enough of that music school dropout shit in the Lone Star State, though I won't name any names. Kayo Dot's music is actually interesting, the transitions in style and form, ominously ooze and stretch out of each piece over the course of eight or more minutes.

Add to that a diverse trio of groups featuring varying levels of darkness and complexity, and you have a fail-proof show.

Disqo Disco (Fallout)

53 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

no, please name names.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no blues brothers?

5:07 PM  
Anonymous thiscountryjamboreefolkshithastobestopped said...

"We have more than enough of that music schooldrop out shit in the Lone Star State"

hahaha, excellent.

paging Austin...

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they're taking away the mcrib! :(

6:08 PM  
Anonymous redsean said...

wish i could skip the dicks go and go to the gloves, looks like a good time.

keith p is playing with us tonight as well.

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"To think there was a time, mostly in my teen years, where I bought ANYTHING on Tzadik or Avant"

Congrats, that just may be the most pretentious thing I've ever heard

6:33 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

You see 4:33 pm, I am actually aware of that as I type it...

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how the hell is that pretentious if it's true

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatevs dl

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really really love how much shit gets thrown around on this site. It makes chuckle on the inside as i smile.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does it?

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

really sean? oh my, how terribly interesting...

7:52 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

Exactly, 5:19 pm. It is true. But I know it sounds pretentious, and I enjoy the fact that 4:33 is bothered by what I listened to at 16.

Oh, and I remember the exact album that made me stop: It was "Museum of Dannys" by Danny Cohen. It was part of the lunatic fringe series. Maybe I should give it another chance. I might like it now.

There was also a very expensive Derek Bailey and The Ruins disc that wasn't nearly as choice as I thought it would be. That's probably blasphemy in some circles.

8:16 PM  
Anonymous aaron gonzalez said...

derek and the ruins rules my asshole

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck John Zorn!

8:24 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

OMG, AARON G. STOP BEING PRETENTIOUS BY KNOWING WHAT THE FUCK YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT. HOW ELITIST.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when i was 16 i was listening to NIGGAS WITH ATTITUDE. Fuck that white boy shit.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

I had that on vinyl.

8:29 PM  
Anonymous aaron gonzalez said...

actually, there is only one white boy in derek and the ruins....

8:30 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

Yeah, AG, I was going to mention that as well. I mean, DUH.

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was talking about john zorn the jew!

8:39 PM  
Anonymous aaron gonzalez said...

john zorn the jew plays with people of many racial backgrounds....yamatsuka eye, bill frisell, george lewis, cyro baptista, diamanda galas..........

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i saw kayo dot like 3 years ago in dallas and drank two 32s of highlife in my friend's car in the parking lot waiting to go in. one of the more epic nights of my life.

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the ruins rule my asshole as well

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my asshole is ruined.

10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have that on vinyl

11:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never heard any of these bands, they sound like my kind of thing.

Also...

11:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did i write "Also..." ? I'm dumb.

12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kayo dot killed

1:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, they were waaaay rad..
and that violin player?
please...get a little hotter, whydontcha...
awes.

1:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody want to help me fast track to elitism? I was wondering if WSJR or the readers would like to put together a list of recommended listening possibly broken down by genre. I can't find anything I want to listen to anymore.

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoever thought kayo dot killed needs to be killed... that was one of if not the worst things iv ever heard/seen..so fucking boring GOD THAT SUCKED

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:00 what music do you think kills?

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add Swiss House with... you know, the people that usually play there.

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Dr. Drew said...

When DL was 16, he spent most of his time kicking his mamá out of his room when she would barge in telling him to turn down the Nirvana.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why doesnt austin sound have blog comments as cool as weshot jr? shit they have but one blog comment a month on a good month.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous dork town strutters said...

Is my heart healthy enough for sex?

Oh wait. You're not my doctor.

Never mind.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT SHOW ALL AROUND

GOT LAID

12:08 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

Dr. Drew,

I bet you fifty bucks you listen to pop punk, or at least have a pop punk past.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kayo dot was HORRIBLE.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous swampass said...

pop punk rules

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Dr. Drew said...

Only a yoke, don't gotta heave around hurtful accusations.

2:17 PM  
Anonymous nuff said said...

defensive listening says ...
OMG, AARON G. STOP BEING PRETETIOUS BY KNOWING WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT. HOW ELITIST.

2:24 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

Dr. Drew, no hard feelings. Just trying to figure out which Live Journal user you are.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous holy shit said...

I bet, considering the assumed average age of this blog, that there isn't a person on here without a somewhat tarnished music background. We can all name drop from allmusic until we are blue in the face but in the end it's just patting ourselves on the back and hoping some one compliments our taste (anonymously).

And I still sit around my room listening to Nirvana until my mom yells at me to turn it down. But then again all I wanted was just one Pepsi and she wouldn't give it to me.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

holy shit could you be beefheart by chance?

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DL IS CAPN BEEFHEART PASS IT ON

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DL HAS A HEART-SHAPED BOX PASS IT ON

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you need to shut the fuck up PASS IT ON...

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PISS IT ON

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bang a gong...

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fela kuti kicks any music named dropped on here. so fuck off.

11:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not so much. nobody fucks w/paul.

3:46 PM  

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