Wednesday, February 18, 2009

It List: Wednesday

Look, I'm sorry this is so late. Also, can we just calm down a little bit? Come on. Let's try to be a little more civil. I know we all have dramatically different opinions (big surprise), but is everything really worth getting that pissed off over? Someday it will all be over, and it will be just like that scene at the end of "Return Of The Jedi" with a holographic Stoned Ranger, Jeff Liles, and myself all hanging out and laughing. I'm not a Star Wars* dork or anything, just trying to lighten the mood.

Dance Fierce with DJ Itis (Mable Peabody's Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair located at 1215 University Drive in Denton): After mentioning the quality of song-selection between bands at the Mabel's show last week, I was delighted to find out that there is an actual DJ behind the music and not just a random shuffle, DJ Itis. The DJ Itis "collective" has taken over Wednesdays at Mabel's and it's free. My only request is a little less Lili and Suzie. Yes, I know they really only have that one song. Starts at eleven.

Lykke Li/Sarah Jaffe (Granada): Lykke Li has made a huge impact in a relatively short time, and though I may not be as impressed by the Björn Yttling production as much as most, I have started to understand the appeal a little more lately. Li's songs require more than a casual listen, and some of the silly little hand-cymbal parts and tiresome Architecture In Helsinki-like attempts at "exotic" rhythmic touches are so distracting that they overshadow some of the melodies. I think either stepping back and stripping it down a bit, or going all the way and just letting DFA produce the next record would be an improvement. As it stands, I think this is a case of a fairly talented singer being weighed down by one of the least interesting musicians in recent memory. PS- I know everyone hates it when I say things like this, but "Little Bit" kind of sounds like the chorus to "Promiscuous," however unintentional.

Detour With Make Believers/Seth Hanon/Redeye (The Cavern): This is a rare Dallas show for Denton's Make Believers and smallness of the Cavern should be a good fit for their energetic power-pop. Before you bitch at me, isn't that what they describe Flamin' Groovies as in the All Music Guide?

Lost Generation With Wanz Dover and Akkolyte (The Lounge): This is one of two opportunities to see Akkolyte this week, and since so many Dallasites always complain about the long drive to Denton, I'd say take this one just in case you wimp out on Saturday.

Fuck You Pay Me (Tribeca): According to our shows list, this is a collaboration between Schwa from Cool Out and Redsean from Disqo Disco/Sydney Confirm. Tonight they'll be DJ'ing house, disco, funk, but will eventually incorporate live instrumentation.

Get Fucked With Mikey Rodge/Killtron/Whack-A-Tone (Fallout Lounge)

DJ Teenage Wolf/Yeah Def/FEMALES (Hailey's)

*"Mad Max" trilogy was way better.


Anonymous cliffnotes said...

who needs a hug?

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i do!

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i do!

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i do!

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i do! and a blowjob

6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i do!

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need A rim job!

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i AM a rim job.

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beyond thunderdome disqualifies mad max from consideration dood

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Mc Rad was a Brutha..... said...

Gabriel and Aaron Gozalez will be DJ'ing with me tonight at Lost Gen. Expect to hear lots of old school and weirdo hardcore. Probably some digital hardcore and even some Skate Rock. Anyone remember McRad?


8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

finally! a yeah def set

8:56 PM  
Anonymous i would like you to know that i appreciate the responsible and respectful way in which you covered my drums with cake. thanks for not cleaning it up either - how did you know that i enjoy spending my sunday trying to save my gear? i never knew icing could be used as a finish for natural wood! a few quick words to prolong your time on this earth: do not apologize to me. don't even approach me if you see me, or if someone points me out to you. in fact, it would in your best interest to stay as far away from me as possible. you have opened a door that will never be shut. said...

violent habits

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stop it violent habits. We have all read this. It was funny the first time.

Well I am glad that there is a lot going on even though it is all dj stuff. I like to see a thriving, pulsating city.

10:34 PM  
Anonymous john of flesh said...

"Fuck You Pay Me" is a track by A.R.E. Weapons.

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, john, that song should be your new fucking anthem.

11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Fuck you pay me" is a direct qoute from the movie goodfellas

12:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course john I. would think that A.R.E. Weapons came up with that. What great taste you have.

1:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm sick of the gonzalez brothers. they're jazz musicians! no wait they're hardcore metal heads! no no. they're dj's. yeah they're dj's. who cares? i know i don't.

1:48 AM  
Anonymous Citizen Polack said...

Anon 1:48 sucks to be you! (apparently)

I'll bet a lot of people have felt your "impact" though. I thought we were trying to keep it light here, but NO you go and screw it all up.

What are YOU doing to participate? (google Tim Kerr of Austin/be more like him/then Fuck Off!)

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, dude. the gonzalez bros have been granted immunity by the respect they've gained in this broad musical spectrum that your tiny brain can't fathom.

now, go back to your closet and fiddle with your peepee.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the gonzalez family is a dallas musical gem know that especially in a city which doesnt have much musically

12:37 PM  
Anonymous John said...

I didn't say are weapons came up with it. Learn to read and stop trying to come up with failed zingers

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

then why mention it? You're such an A.R.E. Weapons kind of bro. and you probably still listen to screamo.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, john, you're a chump and everybody hates your guts. get the fucking picture and fuck off already, BRO.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a bromance is brewing !!

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bromancing the bone

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True bromance

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stop hating on john, losers

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

suck my dick, poosay. john's a big lisping asshole.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:35 used to listen to screamo? and then stopped but other people didn't. damn, catch me up on this trendy thing you hipsters do. how do you know when to start listening to something and then when to stop?

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No I didn't EVER used to listen to screamo. I just remember that it was trendy shit and now it's not. And he seems like the kind of bro that just can't give it up. Don't worry, I'm sure your 1100 Springs albums still sound as good as they always did.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous snicklefritz von sadomastodon said...

yeah fuck those gunzalis guys! why can't they just act like nice little boys and embrace a uniform artistic aesthetic and cultivate it in social situations filled with stereotyped people who are all exactly the same? what do they think this is, the 21st century?

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep, c.polack, that's what they are...............

4:49 PM  

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