Friday, October 17, 2008

Weekender

Wow Denton. You have a nice little Friday night happening this week, and since we're involved in making it so awesome for you, I'm going to jump right to shows.... I can't do EVERYTHING for you people:

FRIDAY

WSJR Party with Vega/Damaged Goods/Schwa/Young Doc Gooden (Secret location, Denton): So you've obviously heard enough about this show around here at this point, and if you didn't RSVP, you're going to have to ask a friend for the address, because we aren't giving it out here. Sowwy. :-( Oh, and just to let you know, we WILL have free beer and other little treats for those 21 and up, but we suggest bringing your own stuff too, because we expect it to go fairly quickly. Stuff starts at 10, and if you feel like dancing tonight, you'd be dumb not to come.  After all, we'll be featuring this year's WSJR winners in the categories of Best MCs/hip hop AND Best DJ.  Come see why they won.  

Dirty Diamond/Ribelle Scaltro/Mistress (Time Bandits): Fantastic line up for Time Bandits' first show.  DL was the first one to tell me to check out Ribelle Scaltro, and I'm really glad he did, because she's honestly making some of the most interesting music in Denton right now-- disturbingly minimal beats backing otherwordly vocals that effectively hide any and all lyrical content while barely masking some pretty pop vocal melodies that are almost soulful at times, although you wouldn't really know it if you weren't looking for it.  MP3 blogophiles will see similarities between Scaltro and groups such Nite Jewel, Gang Gang Dance, Memory Cassette, and even some of the more experimental output from Italians Do it Better, while record dorks will admire the choice early minimal electronica influences that abound throughout.  Highly recommended.  

CBGBs Tribute Night with Zanzibar Snails, Street Hassle, Deep Snapper and more (Hailey's): A tribute to a legendary New York venue that has somehow turned into a gift shop in Las Vegas or something.  Anyway, check Hailey's website for the complete list of participating groups (sorry, time is of the essence here), but you'd be advised to catch Street Hassle as Johnny Thunders and members of Zanzibar Snails as Suicide.  I'm not sure what those guys have up their sleeves, but I'd be very curious to find out-- how the fuck do you pull off live Suicide covers effectively?  Something tells me they figured out a way.  And correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Vega playing our house party tonight?  LOL OMG JUST KIDDING

Ian Bangs/Yeah Def (Rubber Gloves)

The Frenz/Hacienda/It's Unamerican to be Sad/We The Sea Lions (The Lounge): No cover for this one.  Only got to take a quick listen to San Antonio's Hacienda, but I would recommend them for fans of groups like Fleet Foxes, Saturday Looks Good to Me, My Morning, Big Star, El Guincho, and the less embarrassing parts of Elephant 6.  

The Ting Tings (House of Blues): Kind of cute disco indie pop for teenagers that recently hit numero uno on the UK pop charts.  Bring on the car commercials!  

SATURDAY

Wolves in the Throne Room/Nachtmystium/Lychgate (Rubber Gloves): Shit yes.  Wolves in the Throne Room is one of those bands that I was inexplicably interested in before I heard a single note of their music, and then once I did, I liked them even more.  Many have probably heard rumors about the band's strange existence, what with the communal compound outside of Olympia, WA, as well as the sheer, spellbinding power of the group's sound, which falls somewhere between Black Metal and shoegaze, but leans mostly to the latter.  Check back with us this weekend, as we might have a little goodie for you involving this show.  

Strange Boys/Bad Sports/Fungi Girls/Uptown Bums (Muscle Beach, 907 Denton St., Denton): Great show at a cozy little Denton venue featuring some real Texas garage punk standouts.  Just checked out Cleburne's Fungi Girls for the first time and kinda dug em.... especially the song "Crystal Roads" on their Myspace page.  

SUNDAY

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

50 Comments:

Anonymous dtc said...

man, that wolves in the throne room stuff is great shit. sounds like isis goes black metal.

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wasn't suicide more max's kansas city than cbgb?
just sayin

5:51 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

you're probably right...

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh shut up

6:05 PM  
Anonymous The Frenz cancelled said...

due to a recent back in jury.

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

back in jury duty?

6:24 PM  
Anonymous The Frenz said...

sorry meant Back injury. I have a pinched nerve in my back from the soul reavers show. lots o pain. ouch....

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HACIENDA SHOULD BE THE ONLY reason people go tonight, so thanks for the heads up

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Modern 'til Midnight
Cowtown, TX

7-7:40 - Baby Dee
7:50-8:30 - Stumptone
8:50-9:30 - Telegraph Canyon
9:30-10:10 - Mount Righteous
10:10-10:50 - Dove Hunter
11:00-12:00 - Mucca Pazza

6:37 PM  
Anonymous analymous said...

oh my nuts are on fire 1-2-3-4!
I got a problem I don't know what to do
if I don't help myself I might hurt you

6:44 PM  
Anonymous The frenz said...

duh

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

feds last show too i think.

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the weekend enough to cause cuts !!! BETTA WATCH YOSELF

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im gonna fuck shit up. watch.

9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

watching...

back injury? hmmm..........

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't remember weshotjr linking to the bands myspace pages, is this a new thing or was I just not paying attention?

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jessica Simpson at the State Faire

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Ucle Jolly said...

9:03 -- you was just not paying attention

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

got dang that shit got moved around more than brad fuckin johnson.

2:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi. why did you leave 907 denton st? you told me to go out there. i went out there and nothing was there. i came all the way from dallas. why you play me like a bitch?

3:35 AM  
Anonymous yo! STDs suck! said...

denton, i loves you and stuff. DALLAS i really love you too. HOWEVER, red head girl Mattie, I REALLY LOVE you, because it is 4:31 in the AM and I am still awake and laughing with at least 3 raddd people (the other 2 are past out, or dead)
IF YOU FOLLOW, THE COPS WILL COME.

4:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo - just set up the turntables on the washer and dryer

5:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i called the cops.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous 907 denton said...

you fuckers need to bring back our glasses and bowls

10:06 AM  
Anonymous mean girl said...

oh, and the REAL party was sat time bandits. wsjr FAILED.

i think the DORKS from the OBSERVER had a good time there, though. you know, "hanging with the cool kids" at the "secret party".

BARF.

i threw my drink on you on purpose, by the way. the "fall" was staged to shut you up.

HAR!

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds lame

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why am i glad i wasn't there? oh yeah....

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who from the observer was there?

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I bet strange boys is off then?

11:54 AM  
Anonymous shane said...

time bandits kicked ass last night.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:54 I dont think so. I believe its just gonna start and end earlier.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

strange boys is still on
things are going to start promptly at 8:00

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:54 I dont think so. I believe its just gonna start and end earlier.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

promptly at 8:00 + house party in denton = not going to happen.

strange boys go on at 11pm?

2:42 PM  
Anonymous wRFWRF said...

time bandits was the shitt.

3:28 PM  
Anonymous chad said...

Time Bandits was the bee knees.

I got to drink from the keg at the WSJR party.

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wolves in the throne room. say no more.

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

eh..


kinda gay chad. just sayin'.

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aint nothing wrong with gay!

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course not, fag...

12:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ZOMBIE PROM 08!

2:32 AM  
Anonymous IP said...

Freely

3:42 AM  
Anonymous chad said...

go cowboys!

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Liles said...

The Cowboys look like fuckin' Berkner High School today.

Blue shirts = sure loss

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rubber gloves last night was fucking amazing.

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how was the secret party?

5:41 PM  
Anonymous superbligged84 said...

shit was tight. fuck tha police.

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

setting up in the kitchen was the best idea

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

being gay is so cool

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you are a faggot, then yes, i suppose being gay is cool.

11:15 PM  

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