Thursday, February 05, 2009

It List: Thursday

Appleseed Cast/Burning Hotels/True Widow (Lola's): I was about to talk about how Appleseed Cast is one of those bands I hate simply for their name, but then I found out that they used to be called December's Tragic Drive, and I thought maybe I should lay off since they made a slight improvement. Anyway, Appleseed Cast is one of those bands that makes EXPERIMENTAL music, my man. Think you can handle that? Oh, and the Burning Hotels call themselves "indie" on their Myspace page. Cool man.

Sun Club (Rubber Gloves): Sun Club is a new regular night centered around a DJ collective consisting of Fur (Bryce Isbell), Teamwork and Sid Spinoza. The group will spin rare disco, house and old school electro, and the guest DJs this week will be Females. Sounds like it could be one of the more daring and quality DJ nights you'll find around here these days.

Billingham's Defense System w/ guest Blixaboy (Fallout Lounge): Blixaboy will be spinning mostly original remix material tonight, focusing on dance floor beats as BDS's guest DJ.

L.A. Guns (the Lounge): I remember when I was like in third grade, I really wanted to start getting into "heavy metal" even though I really didn't know what the hell it was or how someone became a "metal head." All I knew was that Metal was rad, and my previous purchases of Bon Jovi tapes had certainly not served as a proper introduction to the genre. So one afternoon I went to a stand alone Sam Goody with my dad (remember when those actually existed?) and I started looking through all the heavy metal tapes. My dad said he'd get me a tape as long as it wasn't "Satanic," and this created quite a dilemma for me-- basically, I had to find the most metal as fuck looking tape cover I could without getting something that appeared to involve Devil worship because my dad would never buy it. This, of course meant that Slayer and Iron Maiden (the two I really wanted) were totally out of the question, and I had to find some middle ground: tougher looking than Bon Jovi but not as evil as Slayer. I came across an L.A. Guns tape (the cover is basically pictured to the right), and I thought-- ok, this looks pretty metal but not Satanic. My dad apparently agreed and decided to get it for me (despite the fact that the cover featured guns, a real threat, as opposed to Satan, a fake threat). I think I thought it sucked at first and then started to like it until my friend taped me a copy of Kill Em All and I stopped giving a shit about bands like L.A. Guns for the rest of my life. The End.

80's Night with DJG (Hailey's)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

why even mention la guns? i would think the observer would cover it, but not you guys.

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought mare vitalis was a great album.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't "original remix" an oxymoron?

5:26 PM  
Anonymous sun bear said...

mare vitalis was alright. low level owl 1-2 were awesome, though. every thing after llo1-2, or before mare vitalis was/is terrible, though.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...before the fall
bastardos de sancho
bear parts

club dada

5:29 PM  
Anonymous hey! said...

dude, LA guns. What's the cover? sOrry about this post.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

appleseed cast is awesome. they put on a great show as well. but watch out dudes, it's TOTALLY experimental.

5:37 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

I decided to post about LA Guns because I wanted to tell that story about buying the tape, duh. Sorry, I don't know how much the cover is.

And "original remix material" means remixes that Blixaboy did himself.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burning hotels are great fuck colin

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The LA Guns story made me "lol"

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooh, 3:57, you're so daring! Damn. Oh, no you di-ent!

6:03 PM  
Anonymous haha said...

this is proof that this blog is a joke.

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is this blog a joke? I found it very informative. AMBIEN. CIALIS> EFFEXOR . HEROIN

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm over generic coke

6:41 PM  
Anonymous better than guns n roses said...

la guns was ok

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fungi girls! fungi girls! fungi girls!

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm over generic coke

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sun club woot

7:13 PM  

Let's do coke and touch dicks!

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

camelot always had the best heavy metal section. fugazi, sebadoh, and the likes, if i remember

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nah, fuck that im gonna pop some somas and do pull-ups naked.

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you could always break off the slippity-slap. sorry.

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Gavin said...

I understand your right to opinion Stonedranger but your generic hatred towards Appleseed Cast is unwarranted. You obviously haven't spent much time with their catalog which for that I can't fault you for. You're a blog man and it's your duty to talk about any and every band that comes around whether you know anything about them or not. As said above, early Appleseed Cast is phenomenal and further Low Level Owl vol. I & II were simply groundbreaking. I can live without end of the ring wars and peregrine but everything else is simply stellar. I usually let what you slide but this group's work has been too dear to me for me to let those comments slide.

10:23 PM  
Anonymous denton tourism bureau said...

lets start cashing in on this music scene i keep hearing we have better call up dan silverleaf and the dean of the unt music school

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh no, sr, i'm afraid beelzebub is a very real threat..

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also, l.a. guns? that's just fucking sad......................

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wish you idiots would get a sense of humor. that what makes this generation so ultimately shitty.

12:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck this "baby on board" generation is boring. worst ever.

12:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fungi girls are great okay, stop trying impersonate them, stop making fun of the fat one, stop calling them a Wavves knock off band, because they AREN'T even as good as Wavves, okay guys. They are different, and I <3 them.
So shut up about everything.
No more comments or opinions.


12:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want to fuck you in the mouth

1:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stroke that shiny cock

1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got canned heat in my heels tonight baby ...

2:36 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Hey Gavin, thanks for the comment. You sound like you're a pretty big fan of Appleseed Cast , and I'm sure you know A LOT more about them than I do. You're absolutely right, I'm not an expert on every noteworthy band that comes through town, and I don't think I could be even if I wanted to be. However, I do honestly take what we do on here seriously and I always try to spend some time educating myself about the bigger shows that come to town in a given week if I don't already know an adequate amount about a particular group. With a band like Appleseed Cast, this means that I'll generally download some of their music and read enough about them to understand who they are and where they come from, at least to a certain extent. I've spent some time listening to their music this week, and although I didn't really dig it all that much, I didn't hate it either. I guess in the end, we like to have fun on here and sometimes that involves making fun of things for the hell of it. I was honest about everything I said, but humor was also a big part of my motivation, and you should just remember that a lot of the time we enjoy joking around. I'm glad you shared your opinion though.

2:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Gavin because they're real "experimental" like your observer friendly band.

2:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you replace the above appleseed cast words with the tool you will find a message

2:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait i think i know what the message is ...

3:12 AM  
Anonymous name(blank for anonymous) said...


3:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sun club was fucking choice

too bad i had to bounce right when the shit really started picking up.

house is house is house is fucking good

3:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what sucks about this "generation" is that everyone is just content to make judgments on bands or music that they download or get for free, and have no real investment to try very hard to get into something that may not punch you in the face or grab you in the crotch immediately.

4:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Citizens,

Gavin only posted as a promotion for his show on Saturday. if you want to have further discussions with him, then come to the lounge on elm st this saturday. His band FLORENE will be playing the middle slot, (and upstairs).

AU at 11ish
Florne at 10ish
Hawk vs dove at 9ish


7:22 AM  
Anonymous Low Level Owl vol. I & II said...

what makes you think the appcast even needs more promotion? why should wsjr even mention at all? i see no reason. fuck all national signed bands, they have their paid for pr. fuck emo.

8:16 AM  
Anonymous samhain said...

6:16 is too punx for weshotjr.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

best story ever about buying music

9:42 AM  
Anonymous yeah yeah said...

wtf is appleseed cast? stonedranger, you're a cockface.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous yeah yeah said...

wtf is appleseed cast? stonedranger, you're a cockface.

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are fucking losers.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

being fat means you eat to much food. or you have have a tumor on one of your adrenal glands.

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people don't get it at all. Stonedranger's post was awesome.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Gavin said...

This is true come out tomorrow for new jamz.

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The point I got was that their name is so preciously indie that he has trouble giving them a chance.

See also:

Man Man
Gun Gun
Smile Smile
Matthew and the Arrogant Sea

Actually, all band names are dumb for one reason or another.

Except Black Flag. Black Flag is the perfect band name.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got so much to prove to people, don't you?

11:10 AM  
Anonymous youre wrong said...

12:38 am. Are you saying there is something wrong with art being "observer friendly". Like the observer mags that come out in a bunch of cities? If some diy bands appeal diy people and the suits, is that not 100% beneficial to all things diy? Who cares if the suits are dorks? Don't try to slow them down when they spread YOUR word, in that strange language they choose to write.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous twin cheeks said...

i think man man, gun gun, and smile smile are named what they are because man, gun, and smile were already existing bands.

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes something is wrong with it... being written up by the observer in this town basically destroys your credibility with anyone who has any taste in anything. getting written up by pete freedman is about as cool as getting a perfect attendance award in middle school. the guy is in his mid 20's and he actually writes about emo :-(

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LLO 1&2 is the pinnacle of not only the appleseed cast's existence, but that entire tired genre of music.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

being a winner is for losers

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:26 am, "destroys credibility?"

r u serious? "any taste in anything?"

i think i may a problem with ur logic. r u actully saying bands like flight bite, nowns croup, viral gang, dorktown stutters or flourene no longer have cred, simply b cause they got n2 the observer?

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dorktown strutters refused to be interviewed for the observer.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous youre wrong said...

you mean credibility in the teeny weeny we shot jr scene? suck. i love artists that express their perspective like they want to share it. if your creating something with the intent to have it tucked under the scenes ballsack, some part of your head probably does'nt believe in your art. I love we shot jr. diy doesnt love you. happy thinkday miss 9:26am

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if we're lucky the observer will write up drug mountain. soon. then they'll be uncool. and we wont have to keep hearing about them on here. cause i cant take much more of the hype.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh you'll take the hype
cause we're givin it to ya REEEAL hard

1:34 PM  
Anonymous explain to me said...

how does being written up in the observer destroy your credibility in a scene made of people who refuse to read the observer, and thus, don't know if you've been written about in it?

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorta like the tree falling in the forest thing, huh? 11:35.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous thuse said...

black flag really is the perfect band name

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darktown shitheads refusing the observer is like nouns group nothaving a myspace. We are cool and can prove it. It will all fizzle away in time

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha... and what? the observer and their washed up writers will still be left standing?

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did the observer run over your gradma?

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hated that time nouns group didn't have a myspace. I couldn't believe how cool they were. pissed me off.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hasn't nouns group already been in the observer? i mean i know they'd still be "cool" cool on here, ahem.

but that gets to another question:
what makes a band "credible"?

can they "suck," but be credible?
can they be "good", but have no credibility?
can they be be crazy-amazing AND credible, get in the observer and the magically "suck"?

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear observer writer, please shut the fuck up.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

easy, a credible band is a band who has a lap top.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think the gist of the observer comment is that nobody respects the observer as a credible source of information, so you're not going to get any respect by appearing in it.

I think TRYING to get in the observer is pathetic. if they come knocking, what are you gonna do, free publicity, right? This new editor has really made it not worth it, though.

3:09 PM  
Anonymous samhain said...


3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember that g. i. joe character who was always listening to music?

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sub club is silly good

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep dl was in the observer for the year end 2007 issue. who gives a shit?

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

easy, a credible band is a band who is a lap top.

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck that guy. He told the observer his favorite records and then when he wrote his top ten for wsjr, they were all different.

And just like that, he was gone...

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he's hiding in fite bite's taint.

11:36 PM  
Anonymous Sommers said...

I had an insanely melodramatic Thursday night at Lola's and really enjoyed my first time to see both True Widow and the Burning Hotels. I thought they were both really great. And as someone who is inclined towards insanity and melodrama, it was exactly what I need to reorient myself with some quality DFW Music.

But I feel like I could kick a baby in the face! Which, while brutal, captures the reckless exuberant spirit that has me laughing at this "it" Thursday vurp. Isn't hating an act that may be slightly "popular", that may have been seen somewhere else on on the internet and accurately "independent" like the Burning Hotels or True Widow, so... As you like to say, '98?

12:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, you should go up to him and tell him where he's hiding. he's really nice. i met him a few times.

2:01 AM  
Anonymous kid crotch said...

have you ever had to sneeze when you were taking a dump?

it helps.

7:30 PM  
Anonymous drama said...

anybody heard of this new youtube show that's going to be the areas best actors performing dramatic short scenes in which all the dialogue is from the we shot jr comments? "the jaded and cowardly"?

9:39 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

no but that's a great idea!

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its a real thing

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, but there could be a copyright problem.

9:32 PM  

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