Friday, October 10, 2008


The frat boys are coming! The frat boys are coming! God, I hate this weekend so much that I don't even know what to say other than fuck OU AND UT. My fellow East Dallas residents, prepare for the worst (and ps, our big show announcement will come on MONDAY, mkay?):


Akimbo/Resigned to Fate/First Curse (the Lounge): Akimbo are one of those bands that are decent enough when you catch them opening for a really great band (I can't remember if I saw them with Melt Banana or Lightning Bolt), but their classic rock/punk sludge isn't the best in its class, and therefore not something I would completely go out of my way for. It's not bad however, and definitely worth seeing if you live and die for this genre. I've heard local hardcore act Resigned To Fate now has an expiration date, so if you haven't seen them, drink up.

Uptown Fridays with Select (Zubar): You DO remember that this is Texas OU weekend, right? Females, if you're planning on going to Greenville tonight, please bring a weapon in your purse to protect you from date rapists. Males-- you better really be ready to bro out tonight if you think you want to get laid. Have so much fun you guys!

The Theater Fire (Lee Harvey's): Please tell me that college football fans haven't figure out where Lee Harvey's is quite yet, because I'd really like to enjoy myself outside this evening. The Theater Fire has a new album ready that we haven't exactly heard yet, but I'm pretty sure you'll get a chance to hear a lot of their new material tonight at a venue that seems to fit this band better than just about any other Dallas venue fits any other Dallas band.

Gordon and the Whale Anniversary Party (Rubber Gloves): Huge (I originally wrote "big ol'" but changed it when I realized that I sounded like Cindy Chaffin) Denton party tonight to celebrate the one year anniversary of Gordon and the Whale, featuring DJ sets from Yeah Def, It's What We Get and Empty Pockets. Circa 77 is doing some decorating, and most importantly to Denton hipsters, Austin party queen Annie Ray is doing a photo booth or whatever the fuck these people call it. Surely the place to be tonight if you want to be scene.

Deep Snapper (Cool Beans): Deep Snapper ends a three month hiatus on the roof of Cool Bean's tonight, and promises upwards of 25 songs in their set-list, a daunting number for any band. Most local bands lack the work ethic of Deep Snapper, a group who seems to release an album each fiscal quarter, and will follow the task of tonight's ridiculously long set by playing in Shreveport...tomorrow.

ADD: Helios Creed/Zeuss/Bat Mastersons/The Invincible Czars (The Prophet Bar): Strange place to see one of the creepiest guys (Helios Creed) I've ever seen live.


The Walkmen (House Of Blues): The Walkmen pulled something of a major comeback this year with the release of their latest album, thanks to a train of critical acclaim that pretty much originated with Chris over at Gorilla vs Bear. It's difficult to say exactly why this album is any better or different than previous Walkmen efforts, but hey, if you liked the Walkmen five years ago, you'll probably like them now too.

Lords/Children of the Grave/Four Days To Burn (the Lounge): Certainly the show of the weekend in my mind, but since its the last one I got around to writing about and I actually have to try and not get fired from my job, you guys can have fun picking these bands apart yourselves! I'll see you there if you're cool enough to know me! PS-- a Sabbath cover band? Do we have to?

The Roots/Gym Class Heroes/Estelle (Palladium): Gym Class Heroes, guys? Really? That's who the fuck you play with now? I'll take your 94 tour with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the Beastie Boys instead, please. And yeah, I know that makes me old, but you're coming of age in an era where Gym Class Heroes are popular, which makes you dumb. The worst part is that I think I know a girl who's had sex with this band. :-(

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals (Nokia): I can't tell you how little I care about this dude. Oh, and fuck Whiskeytown too, ok? I'm not impressed that you have one of their albums, ok Parker Posey? I'd rather listen to that punk band Jeff Tweedy was in during the early 80's.

Nikka Costa (the Loft)

Astronautalis/Sarah Jaffe/Picnictyme/Info Red (Doublewide)


For Your Pleasure with DJG and Gabriel (Hailey's)


Anonymous Liles said...

Ryan Adams is the musical equiv to Endless Shrimp at Red Lobster.

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rgrs is going to be paxxed tonight, gays get in free

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ryan adams aka third rate rod stewart

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad you finally posted this. I was about to complain.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous ruelzzz!

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"ladies, watch out for date rapists" (because there are bunch of frat boys in town)
"dudes bro out if you wanna get laid" (because the ladies are attracted to frat boys?)

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is up with this gays get in free at rgrs every week? i know its a joke, but it seems sort of lame, immature and a tad bigoted to keep doing it over an over again.


akimbo mp3s up on and info and set times both (akimbo and lords) shows as well.

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amazing that johnis of all people is talking about being bigoted. what was that you said about jay reatard, John? Something about needing to see a psychologist if you give a dude a blowjob?

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, there's a single john in the entirety of DFW.

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the dead science, nervous curtains, handbrake at haileys tonight

7:04 PM  
Anonymous jethro tilton said...

Helios Creed at Prophet Bar tonite!!!!!

7:05 PM  
Anonymous george neal said...

slow burners, tellevators, sideshow tragedy (from austin) at J&J's Friday 10/10

7:11 PM  
Anonymous fastlassie said...

this weekend makes doing my laundry seem exciting.

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"strangers alamanac" is a watershed of goodness.
Helios Creed is fucking horrible.

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Tellevators named after something I am not aware of or are they actually named after a Mars Volta song?

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laurie Anderson homeland Tour Sunday at SMU

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

doing your laundry is exciting.. on weed!

8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: johnofflesh


8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

helios creed RULES.

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

slow burners fuckin suck man.


10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know john, it's a trifle ridiculous to send us your regards beneath the banner of anonymity.

would a parade of fags get into rgrs?

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats a good place to eat in dallas? a place to sit down and eat? Something with good ambiance? Nothing hoity toity. What do the folks that dig fuel city around here say? Maybe bar food, or something like that. Something I can get a drink at and eat something amazing.

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good place to eats!!! ????

12:55 AM  
Anonymous lars said...

i can't believe i didn't check this blog before i went to rubber gloves and realized i was missing Helios Creed. i am so drunk, so mad and so sad.

2:02 AM  
Anonymous nancy drew said...

helios creed was amazing. i still can't hear anything.

2:58 AM  
Anonymous michael said...

Nervous Curtains and Dead Science were great last night.

8:28 AM  
Anonymous jethro tilton said...

Helios was on FIRE last night.

Absolutely amazing.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is this, 1978?

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nah, 2008. only 4 more years till the apocalypse. or maybe just some calypso music? the ghost of harry belafonte??

10:16 AM  
Anonymous jethro tilton said...

No 8:14, it is 2008 and Helios is still one of the greatest guitarists walking the face of the earth. What is your point?

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love people posting as me. i feel popular.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous fair today said...

Hey everybody,

I have two extra tickets to the game today I can't use. I also have a free parking pass for Fair Park. I couldn't sell them in time. SO if anybody wants to barter. email me at

12:33 PM  
Anonymous answered prayer said...


12:34 PM  
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12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go die, hippie.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Late Bloomer said...

Helios Creed fucking melted my face off. It was the real deal. They are touring just because they want to, without any label support mind you. 4 guys in a U-Haul playing 28 gigs across the country. It wasn't a gig turnout, unfortunately, but the people that were there were long-time fans, some even since pre-80's Chrome. Most of their fans lead a lifestyle that has a high mortality rate and it was great to swap stories of hard-partying with those attending. Anyway, it was better than any Joe-electronic-indy-fusion-retro bullshit going anywhere else.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Fuel For the City said...

Food people:

cheap tacos- Fuel City

sit down and eat something amazing - York Street in East Dallas

burgers - Rusted Root in Deep Ellum

breakfast - all good cafe

pizza - Campisi's

crab rangoon - Nandina on Lower Greenville

get your order wrong at the drive thru every time - Wendy's

late night - Buzzbrew's

seafood - Pappaduex's (way overpriced, however)

chinese - PF Chang's

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me which lounge this post is referring to?

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the lounge is in deep ellum on elm street, where the darkside lounge used to be.

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pleasing & cheap veggie burgs etc. = gold rush cafe
yummy mediterranean = cafe izmir (best falafel in the land)

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ali baba's, dude.

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know katy perry, sr? isn't she dating that lead singer or something?

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Sweet Satan said...

Soul food - Vern's Cafe in Deep Ellum

killer grilled cheese - Theo's Diner in Deep Ellum

french fries - Jack's Burger House

grocery store - Sprouts in Richardson

goat cheese rav - All Good Cafe

pizza - Louie's

8:55 PM  
Anonymous jc said...

okay wtf. these guys open they set w/ 30 secs of pink floyd complete w/ fake 'liquid slide' projector shizz? did sleep nourahaha produce this record yet?

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

slime nearallah

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

al amir

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so how come no mention of the back to back Ghostland Observatory shows at HOB?

1:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so how come no mention of the back to back Ghostland Observatory shows at HOB?

1:41 AM  
Anonymous swampass said...

everyone missed out on a badass rtb-1 show in hurst at doc's records & vintage. that place rules and could use your support. after that was over, we moved on to see whiskey folk ramblers at bronco's for $3 . it was worth it. mid cities were happenin tonight.

2:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dammit, doc's was supposed to be a secret.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous mc said...

I work a couple blocks from Doc's. The mid-cities art/drone revival starts NOW!

12:58 PM  
Anonymous swampass said...


1:03 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

I wonder what everyone's favorite mid city is-- H, E or B?

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lou Reed joins Laurie Anderson tonight at SMU.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Liles said...

The Cowboys fuckin' suck today.

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tonight at fallout lounge
dj Zyrtech and TraDeMarx

whoop whoop.
lez do it

8:09 PM  
Anonymous jpt said...

Taj Indian Buffet on Lemmon is FUCKED UP good. Anybody been to Toy's Thai Food and Donuts next door? Always wanted to go but it's next to Taj.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, it's not just a buffet but why order from the menu if you're there

8:32 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Yes.... Taj is the shit.

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurst is great. If only for Doc's.

10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vietnam on peak and bryan.
Pho galore.

10:27 PM  
Anonymous k said...

toy's isn't all that great. the atmosphere is kinda neat, though. is thai nipa still around? over offa douglas and lemmon--by the chicken n wigs?

that shit is WAY better than toy's, and less than a mile away.

and mai's is the best vietnamese food. it's on bryan and fitzhugh. that other place is WACK.

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's cool liles. they only talk about sports around here when things go well...


11:39 PM  
Anonymous jpt said...

So K, do they serve donuts at Toy's Thai or did I read the sign wrong? Awesome how most of the best food is the real shit in a strip mall in the suburbs around here. No irony meant or whatever, that's just how you are able to open up your 3-person bad-ass food soul business.

12:31 AM  
Anonymous jpt said...

that made no sense since Lemmon ain't the suburbs but it's true

12:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mai's is white boy VietNamese. Pho Chau on Mockingbird is much better, than Mai's or VietNam.

Go to Haltom City or Arlington for the real deal though.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous lab said...

bedford reprazent! er, my backyard was hurst.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEB stood for hispanic employment bureau when i lived in austin. because of the chain stores by that name there. i can't imagine where the actual locations of hurst, euless, and bedford are, therefore they are irrelevant.

as for food, vietnam has a badass cheap lunch buffet. its more or less run of the mill chinese fare, but still dope for what, six bucks? mai's is the shit of all shit but i agree, arlington and richardson are the places to go for good ass authentic vietnamese, as well as other ethnic cuisine. and yes, these food joints reside in strip malls. if you want to try jamaican, try elaine's kitchen on mlk next to the defunct black forest theater, that's if you aren't afraid of south dallas crackheads. for a burger that will kill you, wingfields on beckley is the shit. i had a burger there once, i got maybe 2/3 through it and i couldn't breathe right for two days. it was kinda like really rough sex, it hurt, but i enjoyed it enough to go back for more. veggie heads, go to spiral diner. the end.

6:29 PM  
Anonymous PRIMORDIAL BOOZE said...

as a former austinite and current "HEB" resident, i can say that austin is equally irrelevant to us. not that it doesn't have its merits (i miss the place dearly). i prefer having to work at having something to be proud of, instead of just inheriting it. the instant cool of austin is missing something.

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the only thing cool about austin is sxsw and its starting to suck. however, everyone that lives there is an orgasm for the eyes.

11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

obviously, you've never set foot in amsterdam............

11:15 PM  
Anonymous swampass said...

i don't remember people looking that orgasmic (whatever that means)in amsterdam. maybe i was just too stoned.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you were, swampass, you were...

3:57 PM  
Anonymous swampass said...

actually i met some teachers from dallas in a coffee shop and they were bragging about their underage sexual conquests.




12:41 AM  

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