Friday, October 31, 2008


Shit yeah... this year Halloween comes on the weekend, me and Ghetto Boys are trick-or-treatin':


Great Tyrant/Darktown Strutters/Akkolyte (Chat Room): Frightening. Akkolyte will kick the shit out of you via the toughest grindcore set in town, Darktown Strutters will seduce you before they slit your throat with mutant disco goth, and Great Tyrant will just make you feel all funny with Tommy Atkins' bass vibrating through your body. I guess going to this will sort of be like getting sexually assaulted.

Dj Kool Herc (Minc): For those who don't know, and I imagine many people don't, DJ Kool Herc more or less LITERALLY invented hip hop in the Bronx in the early 70's at house parties he hosted at the famous 1520 Sedgwick apartments, spinning old funk records and focusing on the breaks back when my parents still did drugs. This is a nice grab for Vigilante Music Group, and although I'm not exactly sure what dude spins these days, does it really even matter? This is probably a very rare opportunity to go somewhere where you can ponder a worldwide cultural phenomenon before you point over to the corner and say "oh, that guy. He started all of that shit."

Hands Up! Halloween with Klever/Sober/Select (The Loft)

Rock N Roll Masquerade feat. Nouns Group as Joy Division/Make Believers as Flamin' Groovies/Sean Kirkpatrick as Polvo/Drink to Victory as Nirvana (Dan's Silverleaf): Covering Nirvana is almost as tough as trying to dance exactly like Ian Curtis. It helps if you have some kind of nerve disease or something.

Zombie Prom with Yeahdef/Parata/Nanotech/Photobooth/like 15 kegs and stuff (Interskate, Lewisville): Skating and drinking and costumes and hipsters, oh my.

Play N Skillz Halloween Bash (House of Blues): Don't you wish you were me? I've been invited to waltz right into this motherfucker tonight any time I want while the rest of you don't even stand a chance at being allowed to stand in line for this thing. Viva la blog revolution! Everyone already knows the story about these hometown hip hop heroes and their rise to fame via Lil Wayne, so I won't bother explaining it other than to say that currently, these guys are the poster boys for the emergence of Dallas Hip Hop. And lets give credit where credit is due-- Sam Machkovich (spelling?) was writing about a lot of the now successful Dallas Hip Hop acts like three years ago, back when people were laughing at him for it, which is pretty impressive considering what the Observer is like these days. Let me know when Pete Freedman figures out who the Velvet Underground are, ok? And PS-- I'm so fucking cool that I'm not even going to this.

Hailey's Halloween with DJ Nature/Wild in the Streets/Black Tie Dynasty (Hailey's)


Crystal Antlers/Lake/Desolation Wilderness/The League of Fucking Decency/Dogme 95 (Swiss House, 3114 Swiss Ave.): Very respectable line up over at Swiss House this weekend, and Kudos to Swiss House Evan and John Iskander for putting it together on short notice. It's not exactly mind blowing these days when you hear about a band of punk influenced hipsters who have only half ironically embraced prog and classic rock, but everything I've heard about Crystal Antlers' live show indicates that these guys do it better than just about anyone. If they are half as good live as Akron Family, this will be worth it. Get there a bit early to check out K Records' wonderful Lake, who are one of the few bands on K these days that actually remind me of why I used to like that label so much in the first place. Twee with a dark side. Thanks. Oh, and Desolation Wilderness sound like they will be a perfect band for the Swiss House faithful. Very solid stuff.

Pocket Change/Rival Gang/PVC Street Gang (Rubber Gloves): Here is your chance to catch the excellent PVC Street Gang--- I really didn't give a fuck about this band until I heard some of their newer stuff a couple weeks ago, and I was really impressed.


Vic Chesnutt/Elf Power (Rubber Gloves): I just downloaded Elf Power's latest, and seriously, I remember them being better than this.


Anonymous bms said...

10pm - Slider Pines

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, pimping black tie dynasty on the weekend. times are thin.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cheech and chong @ majestic theater saturday haha!

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Danny g said...

Tonight 10/31

Wax Museums (Covering Sex Pistols)
Uptown Bums (Covering Exploding Hearts)
Dark Forces (Covering themselves)

818 West Hickory Street
Denton, Tx
10 pm

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wax up your butthole with the wax museums

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

robbin' little kids for bags...

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

zombie prom is late night from 11pm - 4am

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you mean the Geto Boys?

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Derek said...

Basically, everyone is going already be coked up and drunk before zombie prom even starts.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cavern! Tonight!

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

818 W Hickory?! HOLY SHIT i used to live there!
show will be shut down early. don't bother :'(

8:15 PM  
Anonymous danny g said...

last time it wasnt and there was noise till super late

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... is the link !

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vic and Elf Power are playing Dada on Saturday too.

10:12 PM  
Anonymous drex said...

kook herc?

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holloween=harroweeng in FTW. Akkolite!

4:55 AM  
Anonymous ahobosdickcheese said...

lyte, dumbshit...

4:58 AM  
Anonymous rotten denton said...

dude some girl gave me her number

5:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i heard there's a cure for syphillis so hit that shit.

5:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Silk Stocking was playing the show at the Chat Room. That not happen?

11:41 AM  
Anonymous hungover said...

Cavern was sick last night

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

death in the family. they had to cancel.

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lake at swiss house! how did that happen? party's there fo sho.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sole at the Lounge Saturday

1:41 PM  
Anonymous big tobacco said...

who my baby daddy?

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Free For Real said...

Rubber Gloves
free for 21 and up

Pocket Change
PVC Street Gang
Rival Gang
Dj Redsean

5:37 PM  
Anonymous rick said...

...until an old man got behind our ass!
I fucking love Atom and His Package. And fucking hate Bryan Mckendry.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahah kook herc

8:32 PM  
Anonymous ... said...

Did make believers play "Slow Death"? 'Cause that woulda been really cool.

1:45 AM  
Anonymous bryan mckendry said...

fuck you rick.

2:14 AM  
Anonymous vegans suck my meaty balls said...

seitan tastes like cardboard.

2:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

make believers played slow death!

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hate to say it, but this blog really sucks now.

didn't used to...

8:14 PM  
Anonymous iiilll said...

make believers ARE slow death

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did zombie prom get busted or what?

11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

swiss house was really fun. thanks evan!

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:14 - can you give a reason?

2:33 PM  

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