It List: Thursday
Akkolyte/Darktown Strutters/Lychgate/Hawk vs. Dove (Rubber Gloves): Quite an impressive all local line up tonight at Rubber Gloves. I don't think I've ever had a conversation with anyone who's heard Akkolyte's grindcore perfection that didn't involve said person describing the band using some variation of the phrase "fucking awesome," and I always agree with them, because let's face it-- Akkolyte is one of the most powerful live bands in the area. Maybe THE most. Furthermore, I've pretty much experienced the same phenomenon as applied to Lychgate-- everyone I know raves about their "grim electronics," and again, I have to agree. The group features House of Tinnitus' Rob Buttrum, and their sounds is pure brutality at a level that many of the best Texas harsh noise acts don't ever reach. Truly outstanding. You can also check out three new excellent Darktown Strutters songs recently posted on their Myspace page, and be sure to sample the excellent, Sleep-esque stoner sludge of Dallas' Hawk vs. Dove. Quite good. This kind of quality on an all local bill is rare people, so go totally support your local scene brah.
Nobunny/Uptown Bums/Rival Gang (Bunker Hill): Tucson's Nobunny comes through town with some fairly classic influences to peddle, most notably the New York Dolls, Ramones and T. Rex. Their stuff is quite catchy, and although they certainly aren't doing anything new with this all American, anthem heavy punk rock, most of it works quite well. Should be a solid party tonight.
80's Night with DJG (Hailey's)