It List: Wednesday
Want to give a shout out to Rocket For Ethiopia for their bulletin yesterday. Thanks, guys.
Deskonocidos/Sacred Shock/Unit 21/Wiccans/Raging Boner (Exploding House): Sacred Shock and Deskoncidos are two hardcore punk bands from Austin, currently on tour to New York and back, and releasing a split EP together soon. Wiccans is a punk rock "super group" featuring members of every single local band that's ever been into hardcore. More accurately it includes members of Wax Museums, Teenage Cool Kids, Orange Coax, the now defunct Secret Bangs and more. Heard they do a killer version of "My War." Speaking of Orange Coax, they (as well as Bad Sports) put on a much better show than you would expect or even deserve at Hailey's on a Monday night.
Anavan/Dance Your Face Off with Mikey Rodge/Killtron/Indo (Fallout Lounge): Heard about this show from a Phoreladeliah bulletin, and I'm surprised there has been absolutely no other mention of it. Anavan are from LA and I've heard that they've played quite a bit at a club that a lot of people like there. They are sometimes described as synth-punk, but they're a lot more synth than punk if you know what I mean. When I listened to them earlier, I perfectly tapped the disco beat on my desk along to a song intro before it actually came in, and was quite proud of myself when they matched up. That doesn't mean they suck. It does mean they are probably the most dance music sounding group that has ever put out a record on GSL. NOTE: SHOW IS ACTUALLY THURSDAY, MARCH 26.
BS Art Fusion featuring DJ G/Scott Danbom of Centro-matic/Adam Bertholdi of Gazelles (Rubber Gloves): DJ G's new weekly coincides with this special event which sounds similar to events where you eat sushi off of naked people, except there is paint involved. DJ G will apparently be playing stuff with a decidedly more darkwave slant, less "Breakfast Club" and less "Neverending Story" theme, I'm assuming.
Slash Dance with the DJ Itis Collective (Mable Peabody's): My favorite DJ-related anything since Tommyboy, featuring Sash Parts and Kubic Zirconia. A sample of what they'll be playing: Bush Tetras, Francoise Hardy, Three Six Mafia, Le Tigre, Chantels, Duran Duran, Blondie and more...