Thursday, November 06, 2008

It List: Thursday

Yacht/Prince William/Top Secret Robot Alliance (Club Dada): One time I was sitting over at this girl's house listening to Yacht on some crappy computer speakers. It was her idea. As we listened, I realized that I really dug the guy's beats and the way he put together his songs-- kind of an 8 bit, lo-fi synth pop vibe with nods to house and even, gasp, hardcore, all thrown throughtout a reckless but highly danceable record. The funny thing is that the piercing and hyperactive nature of a lot of Yacht's material probably secretly borrows from hardcore more than any of the aforementioned genres, which might be the guy's dirty little trick, especially given how unfashionable early 90's hardcore is compared to, say, house or disco. So anyway, we keep listening and the song "It's All the Same Price" eventually comes on. It's my favorite song on Yacht's debut, and it features Eats Tapes, another group I like quite a bit. About half way through, when the Jack House pulses start to get really intense, the girl turns to me and goes "turn off this trance music!" I tried to calmly explain that this absolutely was NOT trance, and that even if it was, it wasn't my fault because it was her goddamn itunes in the first place.... but she didn't listen. Typical. So the moral of the story is that: 1) Yacht is dance music for people who don't really know about or listen to dance music; 2) thats perfectly cool as long as they don't call it trance music; and 3) this show will be fun, and you should probably go as long as you can ignore the cutesy hipster goof ball lyrics.... and as my above story kinda proves, its easy to ignore stuff for the sake of fun, right? And one more thing-- how did I miss the fact that Yacht is on DFA now?

ADD: Municipal Waste/Blood of the Sun (Lola's)

Centro-matic/Baptist Generals/South San Gabriel (Rubber Gloves)


80's Night with DJG (Hailey's)

23 Comments:

Anonymous aaron gonzalez said...

2 other things going on, for those that care.........

municipal waste and blood of the sun @ lola's

allan holdsworth at dan's silverleaf

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know i was not the only one laughing at the post on yct

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we don't care. oh, and REALLY..

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i secretly like yacht too

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yacht's fine. they've lost weight, and they're fine with it. you should be too, AXL...............................

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jeez, sr. d'ya ever get the feeling we've spawned some pretty freaky parrots on here or what??

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHERES MY FUCKING TIX?

7:01 PM  
Anonymous ummm said...

I just want to get a confirmation on this but dada was shut down last night when my friends tried to play....did it move or something? there was a sign saying they hadn't paid their bills...

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dada got shut down?

9:13 PM  
Anonymous cliff notes said...

dada was shut down cause they forgot to pay their bills..they have now paid said bills, and will be open tonight..

9:44 PM  
Anonymous penis cadet said...

oh thank God.

9:49 PM  
Anonymous kyle said...

hey what happen to club dada?

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this week was just a speed bump with dada. they were open tonight.

12:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all this over Yacht!? give me a fucking break, cocktease

1:56 AM  
Anonymous is stonedrangers bday said...

dec. 28 1979

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:01, great guess, but there are 365 days in the year. Try again?

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

79? dudes young.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pay your bills...

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's have a pizza party, cuz we're just a pack of goofs..

let's stop the fighting and hold hands.

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love pizza parties but I hate everything else.

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well then..

4:06 PM  
Anonymous to 1129 said...

no. i know i'm right.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:26, you should think about the fact that you are spending precious time looking up secret blogger birthdays.

Think about it. Feel pathetic yet?

12:34 PM  

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