Monday, February 02, 2009

It List: Monday

Annihilation Time/ANS/Unit 21/Teenage Cool Kids/Power Trip/Dark Forces (Rubber Gloves): Sometimes I really hate press releases and press kits. For example, the description of Annihilation Time on Rubber Gloves' website, presumably provided by some kind of PR or booking agency, reads like the liner notes to a White Zombie greatest hits album or something:

"Quite simply the most powerful band in the world at the moment. Forget about the once-great dinosaur bands still roaming the earth (Metallica, Blue Oyster Cult, Winger): their time has past. This planet's future lays in the hands of the mighty Annihilation Time, who day by day, are slowly creeping their raunchy rock and roll across every inch of this dying heap of shit we call a world..."

See what I mean? I know it's supposed to be funny and sarcastic and maybe I'm just too sensitive since I read press releases like that almost every day, but still. Just can it already, will ya? Anyway, Annihilation Time actually ARE pretty sweet, despite the lame press release-- they sound a whole fucking lot like Black Flag and a variety of other filthy, SoCal first wave hardcore bands, but what the groups lacks in originality they make up for in style and energy, and the doses of rude guitar solos and chunky, riff heavy swagger really make them sound quite imposing. This is sleaze punk for assholes who listen to metal, and it's way better than 99% of the currently touring "old school punk rock n roll real music No BS party time real bro music" garbage that people are constantly trying to shove down your throat these days. Recommended, especially with the solid local supporting line up that comes along with it. And if you haven't already, be sure to check out Denton's ANS... pretty brutal.

Holy Diver/MV & EE and The Golden Road/True Widow (the Lounge): We'll have more on Dallas shoegazers True Widow here soon, but for now we'll tell you that they're probably the local highlight of this show. Oh wait, Holy Diver is a Dio tribute band. Nevermind. True Widow is definitely the local highlight. Ecstatic Peace's MV&EE is kinda what you might expect from Thurston Moore's label, which is a little surprising-- stoned out slacky blues influenced neo-psychedelic jams featuring doped up singers who sort of sound like they've listened to Sonic Youth every day for the past ten years. But whatever, you could do a lot worse in this arena of music, that's for sure. Better than Awesome Color, I promise.

Cool Out (The Cavern)

Paul Slavens (Dan's Silverleaf)


Anonymous Dickalas Asslicka said...

Ain't nothing wrong with MV & EE with the Golden Road. True Widow probably is the highlight of the show, though.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Dickalas Asslicka said...

Also, Awesome Color's first album wasn't too bad. Second album was terrible, though.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous why? said...

does dwight get all defensive when you call him on his bullshit?

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why do aric and morgan get all pissy when they get called out?

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mv/ee are the shit and i would go if they were headlining and/or it wasn't in the lounge

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:46 you sound like a douche so don't disgrace them with your presence.

I will ONLY see the band I like, at the place I like, during the time slot I like. CHOKE ON IT

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey boner yeah well i at least don't slick all them for my butt and orfices

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

boo williams @ cool out if that means anything to anyone.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sent for a Bleach Boys 7" once and they were out so they sent me Annihilation Time's "Cosmic Unconsciousness" 45 and it makes me very excited about this show. Yeah, that press is tongue-in-cheek totally!

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is Holy Diver the headliner? Apparently they are "totally bitchin' but not a Dio tribute band..." great... any local band would be the local highlight to them... How did MV and True Widow get on that bill?

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how does one confuse the beach boys for those guys?
by the way... their videos on myspace make them sound pretty fucking rad. black flag is a way better reference.... metallica? where?

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

erm.. gee, dunno. maybe up your ass?


10:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:47 dunno if you were jokin' but it's the Bleach Boys not Beach

10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

swing and a miss on that Black Widow thing, sounds like refried guitar-center blech with a big dollop of post-Badmotorfinger Soundgarden

try again next time

11:08 PM  
Anonymous dtc said...

*does air guitar to 'outshined'

3:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nono... the beach boys made pet sounds... bleach is for hair

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the lounge is pretty much THE shittiest venue shitting out shit right now, and that somehow includes reno's chop shop.

7:02 AM  
Anonymous 3:46 said...

i stand by my lounge comments
also it's not the time slot it's the fact that a twenty minute mv/ee set sounds ridiculous to me and if they were headlining they would be able to play for longer? i dont want to drive to a shitty venue to see them play for less time that i spent on the road getting there

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

then you should try driving to Denton to only see Drug Mountain.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's so bad about the lounge?

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lounge around town. rounding out pounds of shit mounds.

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bleach/nirvana anyone?

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Andrew said...

MV&EE rules, but Annihilation Time fucking slayed. SSDecontrol Cover? Holy shit you bet I was right up front for Boiling Point.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, go ahead and not mention boo williams' last dj set in dallas before moving to chicago. jesus christ does this town know about anything???

10:24 PM  
Anonymous kid crotch said...

How much do you think it would cost to get Dwight to make a personal appearance at our pet store?

we've got eight bucks...

2:57 AM  
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