Monday, November 17, 2008

It List: Monday




Skeletons/Sydney Confirm/Florene/h...n (Club Dada): Skeletons are a group that I've been listening to ever since I first stumbled across their debut in early 2004, and I'm still having trouble figuring out a way to describe them. This really isn't much of a surprise considering that many of their label mates on Ghostly International present similar problems, but pin pointing their influences can be a bit challenging. It isn't that their music is particularly inaccessible or unclassifiable, it just difficult to figure out what the group is really trying to be sometimes, and fortunately, this confusion is ultimately a good thing. You can hear a wide range of influence in most of their material, incorporating everything from the hyper psychedelic musings of Silver Apples to the quiet, electronica side of post rock a la Sea and Cake and the innocent wide eyed disco of Arthur Russell (probably the most pronounced influence) but what really stands out, aside from the group's dark, surrealist lyrics, is the overall pop bent that ends up erupting into the foreground of their best work. At the end of the day, a lot of this stuff ends up sounding like pure R&b sweetness, although perhaps on an acid come down. This is generally cheerful electronic pop that never forgets to remind you of the dark side of life, and I highly recommend it.


Doomhawk/Filth Mattress/Division of Power/Big Fiction/Csygnus Psyanide (Exploding House): Seattle's Doomhawk plays a very theatrical kind of metal (kind of liked a tripped out Dungeons and Dragons take on black metal) that should take on an oddly appealing character when witnessed at a house show. Exploding House is located in Ft. Worth at the corner of Hemphill and Page st.

Cool Out (The Cavern)

Young Doc Gooden's Soul Glow Mondays (Hailey's): A format change over at Hailey's tonight, with YDC focusing more on funk, disco and soul records.

36 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

soul motherfuckin glow man! thats what im talkin about.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

young doc beatmatch... sike.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous mofreak said...

I CAN'T WAIT FOR DRAGONFORCE!

5:28 PM  
Anonymous poonaid said...

I miss u

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lots of typos in there stonedranger

isss it cuz ur stoneeddd??

5:42 PM  
Anonymous poonaid said...

It's cuz he wears chick pants.

5:48 PM  
Anonymous i am really lame said...

Excuse me, they're called skinny jeans.

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can fat people wear skinney jeans? Cuz I want some.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

skinny jeans are great for sterility!! my doc told me that i killed all my baby makers.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WATCH YOUR BACK YOUNG DOC

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WATCH YOUR BACK YOUNG DOC

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WATCH YOUR BACK YOUNG DOC

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol

8:23 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Denton DJ war 08? Also, typos fixed.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shut the fuck up.

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU shut the fuck up

9:19 PM  
Anonymous yeahdef said...

allow me to quell the squall.
despite the comments - there is no war to speak of.
we are all about having funs, not about having guns.
the previous poster must have some sort of personal vendetta...

also - pics from wednesday up @ yeahdef.com (350 of them?!?!?)
fuck is that overkill?????
do it.

10:05 PM  
Anonymous i am lamer than stonedranger said...

they're not 'skinny jeans' they're chick jeans, and they accentuate my thighs

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeahdef just made the shitlist

10:46 PM  
Anonymous yeahdef said...

no i didnt.

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you forgot ;lkj

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you people are like my family.

11:44 PM  
Anonymous with a G said...

Skeletons were beyond amazing. Thanks for the tip, WSJR.

2:47 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

hey moron @ 942, we know how to erase.

11:00 AM  
Anonymous yeahdef said...

someone is speaking for me again.
i think ill go head and embrace the shitlist.
if thats where i am - so be it.

3:51 PM  
Anonymous kyle said...

Fuck that yeahdef moron. He's a piece of shit.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous kyle said...

Fuck that yeahdef moron. He's a piece of shit.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous kyle said...

Fuck that yeahdef moron he is a piece of cumshit.

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank god for last night, now I can finally say that I have smoked out with the Skeleton$. Great chaps. Come back soon.

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

skeleton$ were fucking great

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doomhawk and Filth mattress were good last night. Didn't smell great but stuff happens.

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stumbled across their debut, my ass.

6:52 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

So how did I find it, then?

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeha doomhawk and filth mattress were real real good

11:20 PM  

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