Tuesday, October 21, 2008

it List: Tuesday


Girl Talk/Grand Buffet/Hearts Of Darknesses (Palladium):
After recently acquiring the new Chunklet, I expected that there would be a mix of rage and disbelief to the humor contained within, since so much has changed in music in the past three years, roughly the last time an issue of the magazine came out. The issue opens with commentary about the serious decline in show attendance, people actually buying records, people advertising in zines etc. Elsewhere in the issue is a brief and easy-to-miss shot taken at Girl Talk by the always quotable Brian Teasley, who rhetorically asks Gregg Gillis if he's ever heard of "Plunderphonics," which you may or may not have heard of.  I'm sure DJ's, music dorks, and art students probably have.  I thought it was a pretty funny and somewhat obscure reference, though I wouldn't take too seriously the discrediting of a mash-up DJ, especially one who seems as surprised at his own success as anyone. I do however, recommend digging deeper into the world of artists such as John Oswald and Christian Marclay, two composers who seem like unlikely innovators of sampling and turntable technique, but most certainly are. Oswald has a somewhat prophetic manifesto called "Plunderphonics, or Audio Piracy as a Compositional Prerogative," which he wrote almost 24 years ago and is still relevant.

Anyways, I wish that I had been at that Girl Talk show where the stage broke. I heard that was pretty cool. Grand Buffet mixes white and nerdy indie rap with Tom Waits. Get there late.

Disqo Disco (Fallout Lounge): This is an after party for the Girl Talk show. It's also DJ RedSean's 21st birthday, so make sure and give him a ride home.

Weezer/Angels & Airwaves/Tokyo Police Club (Nokia Theatre): I will admit that I saw Weezer on the "Pinkerton" tour back in tenth grade. I will also say that it was a really fucked up show, with tons of pushing, people slamming against the stage barrier, Weezer doing some Altamont-style pleading with the crowd etc. They stopped the show twice, if I remember correctly. I hated it.  There was a time in Dallas where a local band covered Weezer songs and called themselves "Weener." They were really popular. And people wonder why I grew to be so grouchy about local music. 

Bangs/The Fieros/Big Bang (Hailey's): Hopefully JC The Soundguy will give us a mini-review.

ADD:Winters In Osaka/Mykel Boyd/Xrin Arms/Zanzibar Snails/Lychgate (House Of Tinnitus):

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

totally slipping wsjr

house of tinnitus tonight

winters in osaka
mykel boyd
xrin arms
lychgate
zanzibar snails

5:50 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

Ugh. I forgot about that. I'm tired.

5:56 PM  
Anonymous redsean said...

i'm actually turning 12. or 40.

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

weener dominated.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous aaron gonzalez said...

thanks for the john oswald article. it was stimulating to read, and perhaps the best reference that could be used out of something like a mash-up dj...i am remembering certain thought-provoking comments in your interview with negativland about plunderphonics and such, moving from the realm of the avant-garde to the populist end of the mainstream, without much historicity, academic involvement, or knowledge of tradition....hi-de-ho...

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Lydia said...

There's the Gothamist, then came The Austinist and the Houstonist...Why isn't there a Dallasist?

I'm starting a campaign to start a Dallasist.

Write these people in New York and tell them why we need a Dallasist!

Jake Dobkin: jake@gothamist.com
Jen Chung: jen@gothamist.com

Gothamist LLC
Prince Street Station
P.O. Box 510
New York, NY 10012

http://www.gothamistllc.com/mediakit/titles

8:46 PM  
Anonymous why are there so said...

many after parties at fall out? that place sucks.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just saw =W= in Portland. The show was SO GOOD/SO WEIRD. A lot of Rivers letting other members of the band sing the old songs and him jumping on a mini trampoline.

But at the end there was a really cute Jamboree session with about 30 audience members some radio show had pre chose. Everyone got up there with their own personal instrument and played along to a few songs (beverly hills and also island in the sun)

Angels and Airwaves was SO WEIRD and fun to see live (personally). It's the guy from Blink 182's new band. (Tom?) Just so obviously destined to be a big arena band (the lights/smoke/black outfits) they don't really have a following (other than he's the guy from blink 182) and their songs weren't that good. They were basically there just to be the opening band for Weezer.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just saw =W= in Portland. The show was SO GOOD/SO WEIRD. A lot of Rivers letting other members of the band sing the old songs and him jumping on a mini trampoline.

But at the end there was a really cute Jamboree session with about 30 audience members some radio show had pre chose. Everyone got up there with their own personal instrument and played along to a few songs (beverly hills and also island in the sun)

Angels and Airwaves was SO WEIRD and fun to see live (personally). It's the guy from Blink 182's new band. (Tom?) Just so obviously destined to be a big arena band (the lights/smoke/black outfits) they don't really have a following (other than he's the guy from blink 182) and their songs weren't that good. They were basically there just to be the opening band for Weezer.

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What?

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, people wonder. puh-leeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzze...

i'm thinking you look more like mary tyler moore, not so much buddy holly...............................................

o.k. aaron, simmer down now. you would'nt want to end up like dedsean, now would you?

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http:/i33.tinypic.com/53a5nk.jpg

10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who the fuck is listening to weezer? are you serious?

WAIT, ARE YOU FUCKING MAKING FUN OF ME?

12:30 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Clicking on that pic link nearly made me jump out of my chair. :-(

2:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

house of tinnitus was off the fucking hook---------

3:51 AM  
Anonymous ATCHLEEE said...

hahaha I remember Weener.
I saw Weezer in 10th grade also, but it was for their Green Album tour. I think you saw a much better show, SR hahaha

9:06 AM  
Anonymous atch2 said...

er... DL, sorry.

9:06 AM  

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