Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It List: Tuesday

Cattle Decapitation/Psyopus/Book of Black Earth/Gigan (The Lounge): Cattle Decapitation seemed much more brutal when I first heard them about a decade ago. Everyone loves them live so maybe this is one worth going to since I have never actually seen them. Of all the groups here, Gigan seems to be the most interestingly acrobatic with shrieking, squeaking, high-pitched little guitar parts that sometimes sound like Human Remains, another group that stood out from a lot of the monotonously similar extreme music from the era in which they existed.

/Crooked Fingers (House of Blues):
Apparently there is some controversy surrounding the term "Gypsy Punk" being used to describe bands like DeVotchKa, because it's exploitative of the Eastern European sounds and culture from which they siphon. I don't think that it exploits this culture as much as it provides an easy sonic stencil that these groups can just unimaginatively fill in.

As for Crooked Fingers, man, where to begin? I have asked so many Archers Of Loaf/Erich Bachman/CF fans to explain the appeal to me. Play me a Youtube clip, make me a mix-cd, anything. And every time, it's just embarrassing. I went back and watched some old clips of Archers of Loaf today, followed by a sampling of his solo work on Saddle Creek, topped off by my actual bad memory of seeing Crooked Fingers open for Jonathan Richman, and I still just can't comprehend the cult following these projects. To be fair, I get a lot of weird looks when people go through my music collection, so...

Yes (House of Blues): CANCELED.

Disqo Disco (Fallout Lounge)

90's Night With Yeah Def (Hailey's)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

sup with all the house of blues shows cancelling lately?

5:07 PM  
Anonymous lover of the loaf said...

hey DL try the song telepathic traffic by archers of loaf, if you havent already. if you were into pavement during the 90's then it was easy to also enjoy archers of loaf at the same time. peace out!

5:21 PM  
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5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jc is a tiger in the sack.

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

exploding house

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only song I ever liked by Archers of Loaf (and I can't stand Crooked Fingers) was "Perfect Time" from White Trash Heroes. Here's a shitty live recording: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3npqnPbhqCk

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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9:19 PM  
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10:04 PM  
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11:00 PM  
Anonymous blue doc martens said...

aww cmon DL

what about these guys?


so 90s

11:32 PM  
Anonymous sharkbump said...

spell check fail

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where's the spelling error at? I don't get it.

11:48 PM  
Anonymous t-bone said...

never got archers of loaf, and i actually tried to get into them, but it just seemed so bland and vanilla

12:09 AM  
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1:14 AM  
Anonymous like wheels were faces said...

fuck yes

1:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

crooked fingers is way better than archers of loaf

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you kinda perpetually seal your ensignia of bad taste and judgement, almost everything here is unjustifiably lame.
good god this town sux.

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if this town sucks so bad, why don't you do something to make it better, or get the fuck out. at the very least, stfu. no one like a whiney little bitch.

12:15 PM  
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