Monday, January 12, 2009

It List: Monday

The Pharmacy/Raggedy Anns/Drug Mountain/Trifle Tower (Exploding House, Ft. Worth): Big show tonight. Fort Worth, you're lucky to have something this good to do on a Monday night. We're pretty pumped about seeing the official debut of Ft. Worth's Drug Mountain this evening, as they sound like they might end up being one of the harshest and most interesting local groups you'll encounter this year. Featuring members of Orange Coax and Nouns Group, among others, Drug Mountain's sax dominated rhythmic attacks remind me of bits and pieces of everything from Savage Republic to Maximum Joy to DNA, with the added distinction of sounding simultaneously precise and highly chaotic. Shit's stressful, and it's good. Highly recommended. Headliners The Pharmacy are a solid pop group that sound like so many different things all at once that it's almost stupid to attempt to describe them in terms of influences. Maybe that's what "indie rock" is now. I don't know. But I like it, so I know that couldn't be right. Anyway, The Pharmacy sounds like one of those bands who could play Exploding House in January and pack a "legit" venue three times its size in March.

The Donkeys/Orange Peel Sunshine/League of Fucking Decency (The Lounge): League of Fucking Decency have this one song on their Myspace page called "Old Timers" that's basically a really shitty cover of "Head Like a Whole" by Nine Inch Nails, and it's annoying enough to be kind of funny. Otherwise, I don't know why I'm listening to this group. San Diego's Donkeys are sort of like a country doo wop group for hipsters (we're talking like Gram Parsons and Exile on Mainstreet stuff here), but they are actually pretty good too. Go figure.

Cool Out (the Cavern)

81 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the pharmacy are touring maniacs. they'll probably be back in march. i hope so anyhow, whether its at a big venue or not.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maximum joy? dna?, its pretty much blank blank with saxaphones , wich is awesome! so off mark with the comparisons.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not everyone grew up with blank blank, dumbass. What does blank blank sound like? you punk rock shits are so fucking arrogant sometimes. I'm glad dance music took over and marginalized some of you idiots. and I love punk rock, but people like you fucking ruin it for everyone, getting all scientific about every little comparison. when you do something like add saxophones, you are altering its overall effect. DUH.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

drug mountain hype

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it like when someone references 5 bands youve never heard of, even if you are somewhat informed. just tell us does it sound more like kenny g or chuck mangione?

6:03 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

yes, I realize that they don't literally sound like either DNA or Maximum Joy all on their own (I don't think anyone who's heard these three bands would make that claim)... but I hear elements of both of those bands in what they do, as in the dissonance of DNA and some of the groove, albeit abstract and harsh, of Maximum Joy. Perhaps there are more accurate references to make that I either couldn't think of or don't know about, and if that's the case, so be it. But if you can think of them, great job! You should do yourself a favor, sweetheart, and come work for me.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/fraf said...

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-TCRP

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

right on 3:53

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they sound more like pippin gock from wales actually. but you wouldnt know that because thats some uk underground from early 80s.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous luv me sum said...

drugg mowntan

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me if NX35 is a festival for sentimental cowboy rockers?

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, 3:53 I feel good about that statement mostly. Now let me get back to reading V, eating brown rice, and drinking sake bombs.

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah jeeeeeeeeez!! fraffacino anyone?

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Tyrone Power Poundcake Society said...

It's basically the same thing that Dallas Observer or We Shot Gaydar does every week. Except it's all Denton.

11:39 PM  
Anonymous white trash skull smash said...

fort worps was badass tonight. tarrant county. love it live.

12:46 AM  
Anonymous 3:38 to 3 said...

who cares if someone mentions a band name youve never heard of, so much fucking aggression towards your shallow concept of the one or two music nerds that pissed you off that now make up an entire scene to you. I like when a band im not familiar with is mentioned along the with the likes of something that peaks my interest.As long as its not in a condescending way, who cares. Thats how i find out about music sometimes.Id rather have someones opinion than just not discuss it at all. Its human to catalogue and compare, its also human to want to be free of labels and just enjoy, but i dont know anyone thats free of both of those sides.

12:50 AM  
Anonymous 3:38 to 3:53 said...

who cares if someone mentions a band name youve never heard of, so much fucking aggression towards your shallow concept of the one or two music nerds that pissed you off that now make up an entire scene to you. I like when a band im not familiar with is mentioned along the with the likes of something that peaks my interest.As long as its not in a condescending way, who cares. Thats how i find out about music sometimes.Id rather have someones opinion than just not discuss it at all. Its human to catalogue and compare, its also human to want to be free of labels and just enjoy, but i dont know anyone thats free of both of those sides.

12:51 AM  
Anonymous swampass said...

the entire exploding haus show was badass, but the raggedy anns were the highlight for me (go figure).

they were like a western swing take on that whole british art/post/punk whatever thing they got goin on. like if babyshambles, good shoes, or art brut really got into bob wills.

it may be lame, but i'm really into that british crap these days. so fuck you. v-neck undershirts and porkpie hats. eat shit!

1:12 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

we would never shoot anyone's gaydar, PS.

2:41 AM  
Anonymous samhain said...

Nobody Grew up with Blank Blank, you tard.

8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think it's about time someone mentioned 'real music' again. so here it goes...I NEED SOME REAL MUSIC

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I had some way to find out about Exploding House shows more than a few hours in advance... Without having to be on gay-ass myspace...!

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think they kind of sound like a fucked up maximum joy with a dude singer

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey I grew up with blank blank, asshole.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so what if myspace is a good way to find about new music or shows. get over yourself fuck face.

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they posted their shit on last.fm you can find out that way as well. They have a whole calendar deal on there.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyone on this board are crybabies, except my anonymous self.

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you fools are still bitching about the way drug mountain has been described?

They melted my fucking dick off of yr face, that's all you need to know.

7:10, The exploding house calendar is on the internet, and it's on myspace. Check it, or don't go. I bet you bitched about W and didn't even vote...

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fort worth needs more good shows and more good bands.

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, drug mountain was the fucking shit last night. can't wait to see them play out more... glad you guys gave a heads up on them

12:57 PM  
Anonymous members of drug mountain said...

listen to us promote our crappy music all day!

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhh your music isnt that crappy. now play more shows in fort worth for those of us who missed it.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

white boy music

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like 10:32. Good post.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's fort worth not compton

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does drug mountain represent the fort worth sound?

2:14 PM  
Anonymous drug mountian said...

I want to thank my friend Cris (defensive listening) who also sings for my other band (nouns group) for writing a nice little article about us.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous drug mountain said...

10.32 and 11.42 were both me BTW

2:32 PM  
Anonymous drug mountain said...

also i forgot i want to thank my friend cris for promoting white music. takes a lot of guts.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Liles said...

David Hill of the late-80's Dallas noise rock group NCM died this morning.

He was an amazing guitarist. NCM was doing SY/Branca type stuff before anybody else around here.

Great guy, inventive musician. He will certainly be missed.

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thnx for the heads up Liles.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Liles said...

Hill (under the aka John Miller) was also a painter as well. You can see some of his stuff here:

johnmillergallery.com

3:04 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

If you're going to try to attack me, please take some time to spell check and do some research. I appreciate your participation and your effort.

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh that must be good old "Potato." You fucking idiot that spells mountain as "mountian." check it out right here:

myspace.com/asstabula


Same shit. You seriously are a dumb piece of fucking shit.

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chris promotes white music? I thought he was a mexican.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe he is coconut

4:07 PM  
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marilize legajuana

4:11 PM  
Anonymous http://www.myspace.com/theexplodinghouseftw said...

Hey 10:32... Responding to your comment that Exploding House's calendar is on myspace- no it's not.

The profile is above. No calendar.

Where else on the internet is it? I can't find it?

4:43 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

even worse!

4:59 PM  
Anonymous wyte meksican said...

12.35 , 1.26 , and 1.35 , all same person. sorry i spelled your name wrong chris.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous potato said...

thanks for promoting me! myspace.com/asstabula

6:11 PM  
Anonymous potato said...

thanks for promoting me! myspace.com/asstabula

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:03 is a racist piece of shit

6:12 PM  
Anonymous potato said...

oh yea, new videos and grammy winning album for free download myspace.com/asstabula . split ep with nouns group coming out tommorrow!!

6:14 PM  
Anonymous wyte meksican said...

4.12 is a texan

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone else notice whenever people from grapevine are involved, an army of retards come out of the woodwork? My guess is these people are all in mt. righteous.

6:18 PM  
Anonymous potato said...

hey 4:14! i was born n raised in texas, how dare you speak of my pretty dead land with a great commercialized culture that way! i fought i the cold war for our state! you best be apoligizing with a quickness!

6:18 PM  
Anonymous wyte meksican said...

the cold war? what fucking fighting did you do you fucking idiot!

6:19 PM  
Anonymous potato said...

i built barracades , dug trenches, ran 15 miles a day always looked down in the showers, if that aint fighting i dont know what the fuck is. plus ave you ever been to fort hood? they got the meanist bingo parlor in the entire world you beechnees! then in desert storm i was shipped off to fort brad which was a constant party full of jello body hair shots and so much dancing, i met so many brads there but i never got the last name teehee.

6:24 PM  
Anonymous 10:32 am said...

2:43, That url looks perfect, and so does the calendar on the page (only not many shows posted)

6:45 PM  
Anonymous 10:32 am said...

no, take the out of it. just: explodinghouseftw

Yr right, that is convoluted. New kids living there=new page?

6:47 PM  
Anonymous RIck said...

Everybody that knew the password to the old exploding house myspace page forgot it. So yeah.
http://myspace.com/explodinghouseftw

The Pharmacy was awesome.

7:03 PM  
Anonymous RIck said...

Everybody that knew the password to the old exploding house myspace page forgot it. So yeah.
http://myspace.com/explodinghouseftw

The Pharmacy was awesome.

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rick is a refresh-clicking moron

7:39 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

all further posts from Potato spamming about his or her music will be deleted completely. Try being funnier my man.

and yes, the members of mount righteous and their little friends can suck it.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous rick said...

Now, I'm a moron in many aspects but in no way did I click refresh. I swear it.
I've always prided myself on not doing that.
As you can see I'm also pretty neurotic.

9:35 PM  
Anonymous not potato said...

potato's war stories rule

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is the Pharmacy good? They're pretty terrible. I guess if you like Rooney they are pretty badass.

12:53 AM  
Anonymous forthewin said...

drug mountain wins most under-rated award; they did a badass job and didn't get enough credit. but the pharmacy and the raggedy anns just tore it up, so i can kind of see why they got over looked. great night.

1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just kidding rick, you're not a moron

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

underrated? they played their first show and everyone is sucking their wattage...

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

underrated? they played their first show and everyone is sucking their wattage...

9:39 AM  
Anonymous summary of drug mountain (incase you missed it) said...

sax sax sax sax.... screaaaaaaaaaaam..... sax sax sax sax ..... screaaaaaaaaaam..... sax sax.... scream scream... sax sa.... scream..... crazy drum fill crazy drum fill.... silence.... sax ... screaaaaaaaaaam.... sax ..... silence.... choppy drums.... crazy drum fill.... sax sax.... scream.

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, everyone is sucking their wattage alright. some fucking blog comments. BIG DEAL.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous atchley said...

Yeah, dude, don't you know? Whenever at least 6 people mention a band on a blog, they're HUGE? YEAH! SERIOUSLY! HUGE! AND OVERRATED TOO!

12:55 PM  
Anonymous nouns group said...

you gotta realize no matter what negative comment you could put up about my band drug mountain, it will be slandered against by many other pro my band comments or pointless comments clogging any truth behind what you say making you anti-me opinion pointless. our singer(for nouns group)chris is defensive listening and he is the defender of wsjr. He loves us so much he constantly post as someone different just to slightly back up what he just said in the post before that. So stop trying, there is really no point at all. In fact he or me or one of our friends will probaley post something pretty close after this, and if we dont, its cause we already won.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who's nouns group?

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares? they broke up. FUCK THEM.

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoa 12:11 is right. That totally blew my mind. I hope you are in a good band and I can listen to your music .

2:38 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Haha... does being a little pussy also make you paranoid? Because the conspiracy theories never end around here.

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that league of fucking decency show was fucking awesome! they sound like the who meets sonic youth, and their fans boo them, bring instruments to mock them, and they sell sketchy jewelry and autographed baseballs for merch. fun stuff.

12:55 PM  

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