Friday, February 20, 2009

Weekender

We'll have a few more updates for you in a bit, including more detailed write ups.... sorry for our lateness dudes:

FRIDAY

SOCIAL with Keith P/Females (upstairs) and Genova and Friends (downstairs) (The Cavern): Looks like The Cavern will be infiltrated tonight by one of Keith P's excellent DJ sets. The guy seems to be playing larger and more prestigious gigs more and more often these days, so this will be a chance to see him in a much smaller yet equally fun setting. If you can get past the rudest bartenders in town, then this is probably the place to go if you want to dance this evening. Females' Jason Faries has been making his presence felt in Denton, so here' s another chance for Dallasites to catch him if you're into that spastic, distorted synth disco/gameboy sound that seems to be derived from Alan Braxe, Fred Falke, Daft Punk, etc. Sort of the natural progression from all that Justice stuff in 07.

Black Joe Lewis/Boxcar Satan/Deep Snapper/Daniel Francis Doyle (Rubber Gloves):

Matthew Gray/Sarah Jaffe (Opening Bell Mosaic): This isn't a knock against either of these performers, but why the hell would you want to spend Friday night at a coffee shop unless you're a right wing Christian or something? JK guys, coffee is cool.... I just always feel like I should be listening to NPR when I drink it.

All The Saints/Dust Congress/Jack with One Eye (Hailey's): Our local readers are familiar with Jack with One Eye and Dust Congress, and All the Saints are one of those indie rock bands that classifies themselves as "experimental" or "psychedelic" because they use feedback and distortion here and there and ambient vocal effects and stuff. It really isn't bad when you compare to most of the other crap you could be hearing tonight, but I just can't determine what sort of experiment they're conducting other than "hey, let's see if we can get a showcase at SXSW this year."

AA Bondy/Telegraph Canyon/Doug Burr (Lola's Stockyards): You know how some people like to say they're into Whitehouse or Velvet Underground or something to show how totally crazy and weird they are? Well I like AA Bondy so I can show people how normal I am. This is pretty straight forward singer/songwriter stuff laced with traditional Americana folk and country that actually happens to work on just about every level. Imagine that. Centromatic fans should get in line now, because I'm guessing this will be a pretty well attended show in Cow Town. Does that piss Ft. Worth residents off when people call it that? Cuz I don't mean to be a jerk, sheesh.

Hank Williams III (Longhorn Saloon): Never been a fan, but it's cool that he likes Samhain and stuff. If Hank Williams was my grandfather, I'd probably act like this guy too, whether I wanted to or not.

Uptown Fridays with Select (Zubar)

SATURDAY

Daniel Francis Doyle/Farah/Rival Gang/Drug Mountain/Orange Coaxe (Chat Room): So a lot of people seem to be debating whether or not they should head to Ft. Worth on Saturday or go to Denton for the House of Tinnitus show (pulling off both is possible but not advised unless you're awesome at driving drunk). I'm not going to tell you where I'm gonna be because I don't want you following me around all night or whatever, but shit, it's pretty hard to argue with this mostly local line up (yes... some of the bands playing have "financial ties" to WSJR, ok Price Waterhouse?). Austin's Daniel Francis Doyle is just about ready to release a new record, and Farah has been posting a lot of new, rough demos on her Myspace page, so expect to hear new material from them. Drug Mountain and Orange Coax are two of the best live bands I've seen locally in some time, and to top it off, the Chat Room seems to be about the best thing other than a house show for this group of bands.

After Death Records Release Party with: Werewolf Jerusalem / Goat / Ashes / Black Guys / Sabertooth Cavity / Snowstorm / T.E.F. / S-21 /Zero Sum/ Scanning for Satellites / Akkolyte (House of Tinnitus): This is the big kick-off party for the newly formed After Death Records, whom we interviewed earlier this week, and all I really would like to add is that you should definitely remember to buy a tape, since it always seems like complete anarchy trying to roundup the donations at H.O.T. And as excited as I am about these upcoming tape releases, I don't think anyone would argue with the notion that seeing someone as brief and brutal as Goat live is an incomparable experience.

Negaduck/Division of Power/Rocket for Ethiopia/Electric Vengeance/Scoff (Exploding House):Man, there is a ridiculous eight-minute plus Youtube "flier" for this show floating around. I can't believe how much time and technology these young bands have on their hands now-a-days. Let me tell you what it was like in my time: You saved up all your money from working at the music department in Circuit City and went to record in a high-priced studio with "professionals," because home recording sounded like complete shit and that was only cool for about ten months in 1995. Who knew the '95 sound would be so hip today? Anyways, you then took your thousand dollar "demo" (which still sounded like a home recording) and drove down to shitty clubs you weren't old enough to get into. You sheepishly ask the door guy if you can come in just for a second for the privilege of handing your tape to a bunch of subhuman, slime-covered monsters called booking agents who know only one sentence in the English language, "I'll get back to you." On the off-chance that you're lucky enough to open for a rap-rock band on a Wednesday night in Deep Ellum, you make a really attractive flier (the old non-Youtube kind on paper) with a Marks-A-Lot and a Xerox, and you risk your weak, little teenage ass by running around Downtown Dallas (since people actually hung out there) posting them on every telephone pole you can find. Then you play a show, and everyone wonders why you're not playing rap-rock. Or everyone would ask that, if there were actually people there. Anyways, fuck you.

Warren Jackson Hearne And The Merrie Murdre of Gloomadeers/Clint Niosi/Delmore Pilcrow/Hail Seizure (Fra House)


Hot Flash Featuring Richard Gear/Schwa/Genova/Killtron (Fallout Lounge): Austin's Richard Gear will be this month's guest DJ at Hot Flash.

Gil Mantera's Party Dream/PVC Street Gang (Lola's Stockyards): I saw Gil Mantera's party dream once like a year and a half ago, and they pissed me off so much that I decided I liked them. PVC Street Gang's minimal, almost shitgaze recorded garage/punk/rock combo thing is finally starting to get some love in the local press, and I'd go by early enough to see those guys if you're planning on being in Ft. Worth on Saturday.

Tame,Tame...and Quiet/Boxcar Satan/ Deep Snapper (the Moon, Ft. Worth)

SUNDAY

There are several more shows you can check out on our show calendar, duh.


Written by SR and DL. Blame both of us.

61 Comments:

Anonymous msm said...

support the records release party. that's a one time deal, special occasion, from H.O.T. AND After Death Records - two entities that need support even though you may think they got enough of it.

that said, the show at the Chat Room will be phenomenal. Still...

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Warren Jackson Hearne and the Merry Murdre of Gloomadeers
Delmore Pilcrow
Clint Niosi
Hail Seizure

Free show at The Fra House
2127 W Oak St
Denton

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fra house show is Sat Feb 21st

5:53 PM  
Anonymous animal plants said...

did Nouns Group break up? I thought they were playing at RGRS tonight then I heard they were "defunct" and dan doyle is the new fill in dude.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

We have a little something more on the HOT show.... you'll see it in a couple of minutes.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NIGGAS DONT KNOW SHIT BOUT HARSH NOISE

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jk, they do

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

which noise band is going to be the NWA of harsh noise bands? stay tuned to find out.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pissed you off so much you decided you liked them? what a stupid reason to like something

6:00 PM  
Anonymous dave virden said...

Yeh no shit. That's the stupidest fucking reason too like anything.

6:05 PM  
Anonymous michael said...

Firehouse Art Studios in Ft Worth is closing and having their final art show Saturday February 21st.
Music by Yanari + PFFFT and Dirty Water Disease.

6:09 PM  
Anonymous mofreak! likes gil mantera said...

Why in the fuck are they playing at Lola's? Probably because the Cavern banned them after that wasted chick gave the singer a blow job mid performance at their one show there a while back.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok now i like them, too.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow chicks give blow jobs at shows????? ! !!!!!!

6:14 PM  
Anonymous Two worldwide events I'm planning on honoring tonight. Anywhere doing the toast tonight? Who's going? said...

T.S. Ripperbard

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

video fliers, GREAT IDEA!

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i go to the cavern all the time and the bartenders aren't rude, only one of them and i don't even think he works there anymore.

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Ben Rogers said...

I don't mind FTW being called cow town, or panther city. Effdub is a little lame, but the only one I really hate is: funkytown. wretch

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no such thing as experimental music.

7:35 PM  
Anonymous austin said...

show update: no division of power saturday at exploding house.

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like AA Bondy too... but I think one of you guys dissed him last time he was in town. I could see how some may hate it, but be consistent. Peace

9:01 PM  
Anonymous foodie said...

@ben rogers: I like Funkytown.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:01- this blog ain't one person

11:25 PM  
Anonymous El Chingon said...

the holy pinata chapter 2:8
during the time of the great black leader a new sound will be discovered and all the scenesters will fall to their knees in awe.

12:02 AM  
Anonymous WHERE said...

is this video flyer. NO I do not want to go to negaducks myspace.

12:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dallas' mountain house is banging-out
a surprise show on sat night...

12:31 AM  
Anonymous swampass said...

i like fort wrath and fort worps

3:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

origami ghosts and florene at mnt house.
apparently the music begins 'round 9pm.
i think it is donation-based.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

H.O.T. TONIGHT FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No he's right. The bartenders are fucking dicks....The burly lesbian who thinks that every man in the world is exactly the same as the one dude who drove her to lesbianism for example. I was playing a show one night and she noticed that I had bought 2 drinks at discounted "performer's pricing" and gave one of them to my girlfriend. She proceeded to waddle from behind the incredibly busy bar and take the time to ask for the difference in pricing for the "illegally purchased drink".

I have similar stories for the other monsters they call bartenders there too.

They're lucky that I'm a bartender too and am burdened with a perpetual and irrational necessity to tip everybody in the service industry no matter what.


FUCKS!

1:01 PM  
Anonymous joe says said...

man, why is the longest description some rant on that 8 minute video, i got a laugh, sr and dl i blame both of you

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

origami ghosts and florene at mnt house.
apparently the music begins 'round 9pm.
i think it is donation-based.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wel...ill be interested to see if drug mountain and orange cokes are any good live cuz myspace stuff is mediocre. Anybody want to do whip its and scream into a mic? Oh yeah, make sure you squeal on the sax a little too. Drumming is ok. Pretty sure Drug mountaina and orange cocks could play together.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:47...or you could just stay at home and pick the thorns out of your vadge.

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

602 I was just being honest. I'm sure they have a lot of energy live.

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:47..... Are you even gonna go or just talk shit?

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:02 post of the day!

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

602 I was just being honest. I'm sure they have a lot of energy live.

9:49 PM  
Anonymous presidio la bahia said...

i'm posting on weshotjr instead of being at HOT or the chatroom. i lose. big time.

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

presidio la bahia

11:38 PM  
Anonymous mofreak! said...

You wanna talk about shitty bartenders? The one at the lounge was just TEXTING instead of making drinks. And my Cape Cod might has well been as virgin as the period blood of a 12 year old.

12:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck you man give a shit what you think of my fucking lame ass bitch i say cuss words because i can and becasue im friends with orange coaz those bitch ass niggers. mother fuck you mother fuck dre mother fuck snoop motherfuck death row and you here comes my death blow

5:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mother fuck snoop mother fuck death row and yo here comes my mother fuckind death blow bitch ass non dentonite bitch ass niggers fuck your we shot jr bullshit from a conservativ perspective. you know you can suck my dic if you dont give a shit and you know what ill make you feel like its your last bitch. recongnize.

5:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shut up.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous mother fuck snoop mother fuck death row and yo here comes my mother fuckind death blow bitch ass non dentonite bitch ass niggers fuck your we shot jr bullshit from a conservativ perspective. you know you can suck my dic if you dont give a shit and you know what ill make you feel like its your last bitch. recongnize. said...

.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the show calender you can add Bleach Boys Feb. 28th Bunker Hill, with Silver Shampoo, Wiccans, and Lychgate.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy e hates we shotjr

1:22 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Feel free to add the show yourselves as well.... in case you don't know, theres an "add show" feature that will let you post it on the calendar quickly and easily. not that we don't want to post your show, its just that it helps us out a lot if you guys lend us a hand with that stuff. Try it:


http://www.weshotjr.com/shows

thanks!

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Any flower power generation children listening? I used to be envious of my parents for living as teenagers through the exciting sixties, the era of protest & revolution but really if you look at what is going on today I would say the current times trump the sixties. * Imminent Collapse of Global Economies & Possibly Currencies * Protests all over the world against economic situation and government * tens of thousands of people losing their jobs daily, companies failing * Israel threatening to attack Iran just to be sure they will not use a nuke against them (The elections are over) * People rallying, grassroot organizations springing up all over the place (e.g. Restore The Republic) * Even the media seems to be starting to crack at the seams (Rick Santini rant) * Codex Alimentarius implementation end of this year (thanks) * This is not just an American problem, it is global now. * What´s with all the UFO sightings for the last couple of months? And whatever else I forgot. Make no mistake: I want the current financial system and the governments enforcing it to fail because I now see it´s very existence is based on corruption and lies. The child in me wants chaos because the adult in me says it is the only way to a new form of government, which is far from the centralised new world order envisioned by the global puppeteers... What scares me the most is the right to use deadly force the governments have if any form of organized resistance materialises in the near future. They will set an example and it will not be by shooting rubber bullits. They will kill you without hesitation to set an example... And if people start doubting the use of big government they will invent something to correct your doubt to have you embrace that same government which is killing your chances of a decent future for your family. I am not 100% ready for complete chaos but I am now seriously preparing for what in my mind is inevitable... I keep telling myself not to be scared but instead to be prepared. Not easy... Exciting times... The only thing missing is the great music like The Doors, Hendrikx, Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, CSNY, etc etc said...

These are exciting times to be alive just like the sixties

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we talking about the upstairs cavern bartenders or the downstairs? The only downstairs girl is Asian right? She's always been pretty decent I thought.

That sucks to hear about the drink ticket story. Not surprising though. The Cavern pay-out for bands is laughable.

3:43 PM  
Anonymous I'd prefer less "excitement." Are you actually serious? The onset of a Depression far worse and virulent than that of 1929, wrapped up with the possibility of civil strife, gov't control, and general misery of heretofore unimaginable scale and intensity--you find invigorating? Oh boy, are you naive. I assume you are so young that you have no relatives who lived through the last depression to give you a clue as to what to expect. If you did, you'd probably brush them off as "old windbags." And even '29 could very well pale in comparison to what is to come. We are on the precipice of a worldwide financial collapse of unprecedented breadth and depth. Wake up, don't be so childish. Edit to add: I was a kid in the sixties, a hell of a lot of it was pathetic and lame, even to a kid. Embarrassingly naive. I don't think that that sort of youth-centric hedonism, born of unprecedented post-WWII prosperity, when mom and dad were comfy, gas was 15 cents a gallon, and life in the burbs was still good, has a snowball's chance in hell of springing up in the next 3-4 years. Get a reality check. said...

gottago

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Follow The Money. Guess who wins by making various agricultural alternatives illegal? Who wins by making cheap, consumer-producible medical alternatives illegal? Who wins by making certain a constant privately-maintained prison system will always be full of 'offenders'? How about the lucrative business of 'rehabilitation and prevention'? Now, answering that, who contributes to political campaigns? Who spends and influences advertising dollars? In parallel to all that, how does the United States gain by there being a worldwide 'virtual economy', untraceable by disclosed oversight? How does that allow a government to both hide and manipulate nation enemies? And, in the constant battleground for public opinion, how does it help to have a 'targeted enemy'? One that is not simply a person or organization that can be specifically addressed, but rather is of such a nature that encourages polarized public opinion? And as an added benefit, how could such an assumed 'battleground' be used to discredit objecting 'fringe' elements of society? said...

deeter beeter

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Sorry guys, but it is really difficult for me not to conclude that this is only a ploy by Congressman Paul to gain more attention as part of his four year long campaign for presidency, and I must say, this is a pretty darn good one! I mean, he didn't just outsmart every politician that ever lived with this ploy, he also trumped every previous classical example of the popular expression "too good to be true". How on earth did a guy with ideas such as he allow himself to become a victim of government-related media suppression during the '08 campaign? What will happen during the 2012 Campaign? Will they suppress him again? Will the earth still function as we know it? Will Ron Paul actually re-set the presidential election day voting record currently held by President Obama? This, my friends, remains to be seen. But I do know this, president or not, Ron Paul may be the lasting image that represents what "We The People" really stand for. said...

zack morris

7:18 PM  
Anonymous fuck balls said...

Man. Chat Room was great! I got drunk and saw Dan Doyle! Then I stumbled home!What a day. Turns out I emailed a friend of mine when I was drunk! Awesome! Anyways, the History of Consideration was a good little CD. Too short though. I should have bought the other CD too. OHWELL.

9:53 PM  
Anonymous ba ca qu )0 said...

can you all understand me through your screens? im trying to reach someone. his name is BK and he is out there. if you hear me and understand me please let me know and let him know. im trapped in a game and the only way i can communicate to you guys is through this device that you and i understand - a computer and a de-constructionist version of the english language. this is the only way i can communicate to you all. i have other methods of communication but you all wont understand that im trying to communicate with you all. so please help me and help us find each other

11:25 PM  
Anonymous chrissy said...

chat room was hot

6:17 PM  
Anonymous joe said...

no seriously it was sweltering in there

10:39 PM  
Anonymous dude said...

exploding house was better i went to both

8:47 AM  
Anonymous dude said...

rival gang was bitchin though

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rival gang IS hot

4:55 PM  
Anonymous correction dept said...

half

6:20 PM  

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