Monday, December 22, 2008

It List: Monday


Cool Out (The Cavern): Cool Out is upstairs, and according to the comments, Red Sean, Rob Vaughn, and Minto are downstairs.

30 Comments:

Anonymous cliff notes said...

frostbite is a fightbite cover band.. true story

6:01 PM  
Anonymous detour said...

i failed to mention that Robert Taylor will also be playing downstairs at the cavern tonight.

6:07 PM  
Anonymous select said...

you must go to the cavern tonight!

6:26 PM  
Anonymous yeahdef said...

i think me and arman from mi casita are going to check out slavins @ dan's - anyone game for some made up songs with mediocre comedy?

6:45 PM  
Anonymous is it new years yet? said...

god this week is depressing

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mi Casita should stay open later.

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mi casita should close permanently

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mi casita should stay open and closed at the same time... PERMANENTLY.

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Citizen Polack said...

Yeahdef/4:45-

You should check out Paul Slaven's instead; he's really talented, and funny, and weird and people will remember him for years to come....unlike you and this Slavin's character!

Choke on a Summer Sausage this Holiday Season!!!!!

-Love, Citizen Polack

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously, why are people still listening to disco bs. Lameness...

9:27 AM  
Anonymous why do people that don't dance comment on dance music.... said...

people liste to diso/nu disco because it's unpretentious music that is all about having fun. If you don't dance then you will just never get it. simple as that.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1tDrHeSXbs

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because dance music is associated with a culture of mindlessness, excess, promiscuity, and fads. Dance music is in denial of its ostentatiousness. Dance music is for people who don't attempt to make thoughtful original music. It is like all the kids who were unpopular in high school can actually be popular somewhere now. Now they are engaged in a mad dash to keep up. I have spent enough time in that scene to know there is nothing there valuable to me. Half the girls there can't even keep up a conversation. Having a large circle of aquaintances and so called "friends" is not something I need or seek. Just look at how many people there are 25+ not in school and working a dead end job or not even working. Its all rehashes and remixes. Of course because I don't agree I must not understand correct? I understand the pleasure of dancing and even engage it when the mood strikes me. Like always there are exceptions to every rule and maybe you are one of them. If you are then you are not the norm from my experience. The idea of a photobooth is ridiculous. Not only is it a ripoff, but are we all so insecure and so vain that we need to see what we looked like at a party to remind us we aren't alone? Or is that we get so trashed we need pictures to reminds us we had fun? How about something thought provoking? How about something that is borderline spiritual? I guess we aren't all fit to venture into those territories.

P.S. this is more so related to the scene as to you personally 8:36. obviously, I don't know you.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:17, some things are just not meant to be "spiritual" or "thought-provoking," and that's part of their charm. Over-analyzing almost anything will ruin it. I don't even like to dance or party, but man, you are bumming me out.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

117, I think there is some truth to what you say... yes, a lot of these mindless hipsters that you find at many of these events are pretty close to being total human trash, and I really have little use for them. You meet a lot of totally uninteresting, ignorant fashionista types all over the place in Dallas, and the fact that someone has read Tokion or Vice before doesn't make them any more interesting than some dude bro at the Barley House.

That being said, you simply cannot extend your feelings about these scenester types into a critique of dance music and culture at large, and your attempt to do so indicates to me that you probably don't know very much about electronic dance music in the first place. This is not an insult, but really, you should try to learn a thing or two about it. When you do, you'll find that an incredible amount of intelligence and creativity has been poured into this music over the past few decades, and the cultural developments that have come along with the music are some of the most exciting counter culture movements that have taken place in our lifetimes. Dance music has been MUCH more revolutionary in almost every respect than rock music since the 1980's.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mannn 11:17 you sound like a sexist consumerist.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:21, I think people over use over-analyzing and use it as a copout. 2nd of all, I usually a pretty cheerful character. Most of the time I save my pessimistic side for myself.

SR, I guess you're right. To start off though I was not trying to put down the significance or creativity of electronic and dance music. I was more talking about the people than the music and I knew I was taking a risk of over-generalization. I definitely enjoy electronic music but usually I find myself listening to more of the IDM and drum & bass stuff than the poppier synth heavy music. I think the last few electronic albums I listened to were Test shot starfish, Rodion, and Justice. I felt a little underwhelmed by all three. I did pick-up some Gang of Four recently and I am really glad I did. I think its almost impossible to have perspective on modern dance rock without hearing them.

I think the fact that electronic dance music was younger than rock music during that time period probably lead to it seeming maturation and also more innovation. I think that there were some pretty interesting developments in rock throughout 80s-present but at the moment it feels pretty stagnant. I don't have as much of understanding of the timeline of dance music is this time period other than electroclash and ambient/electonica as I do rockNroll. I honestly feel that we are in a huge transitional period musically and culturally right now and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I am hoping that this feeling, that I have found other people to share develops into some kind of sudden change in the near future.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:40 I try to avoid both those thing as much as possible, but I can be guilty of it sometimes. I took a risk of sharing my opinion with you all with the hopes I wouldn't get flamed to death. Anyway, I have work to do and I'm taking up all the space on this comments section. Cheers.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous m said...

m

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:17 - your doing it wrong. get over yourself.

the cavern was at capacity most of the night. glad some people get it.

if you missed it, you missed it.

happy holidays everyone

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think somebody needs a hug.

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Maybe this world is another planet's hell."



p.s.
"Dance music has been MUCH more revolutionary in almost every respect than rock music since the 1980's"

Man you are such a lil douche sometimes!

Blinded by the light!
Rev'd up like a douche
another runner in the night!

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:50 gj with the ambiguous comment. there is nothing to get.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 6:08pm

if you don't like to dance you will most likely not get Dance music. There is a reason that it is called dance music. It is for dancing. Why is that so hard to understand?

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:28

I wrote like three different comments. In one I called you an idiot and gave examples why. In the other I made some random comment that wasn't relevant. In the third I displayed my distaste for this area and people like you. In the end I decided I don't give a fuck anymore so goodnight. SR is the only one who cares enough to converse and actually illustrate his points. Whether he agrees or disagrees. BTW the Tokion/vice comment made me giggle. Someone bought me Vice's guide to fashion once and he is a douchebag. He like totally loves dance music and stuff. OMG! Vice's guide to travel was mildly entertaining though.

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey SR, poor move addressing what that person said. i think they think dance music is one kind of music. they call it "the scene". i don't think they've ever left dallas. i think they're lumping everything from psy-trance to disco pop to electro-house to blog house to dancehall to dubstep to techno into one category called "the scene".

2:43 AM  
Anonymous same as above said...

by the way, monday night at the cavern had a really wide range of people, from the usual dallas scenester/hipster kids to normal 35 year olds to people who only go out to see the rare quality electronic music event in dallas to some heads and label owners, so to say that is has anything to do with what usually goes on in dallas, or is even recognized by this website, is largely fuckin dumb.

2:46 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

What do you mean by "is even recognized by this website?"

11:33 AM  
Anonymous same as above said...

i believe that was the first time you guys have ever mentioned minto.

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cavern is and always has been pussy.

1:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so has dancing.. get it?

10:29 AM  

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