It List: Thursday
(By SR and DL) Note: New Pics by Stephie from the Shiny Toy Guns/Vega show now up.
Mount Righteous/Parata/Steve Steinbrink & French Quarter/Hell-Kite (Rubber Gloves): Hell-Kite is on tour from Arizona and some of their simple arrangements and tragically sad vocals sound somehwat like Katie Eastburn when she was still with Young People, which is a compliment.
Don't know if it's true or not that Mount Righteous is supposed to debut a louder, more "rock" sound soon but I am extremely curious. That's the gossip I overheard in the Buff' Ex' dressing room anyway. I don't know what that would entail exactly. Distorted accordion and more tricky triangle flams, perhaps? And speaking of instruments that are hard to rock on, Parata is playing tonight as well, taking on the uphill battle of being taken seriously while brandishing a piano while spewing lyrical content that would benefit greatly from just a single reading of the summary on the inside cover of "The Purity Myth." Best of luck to all involved. Who knew rockin' was such tough business?
Richard Buckner/Doug Burr (Lola's Stockyards): An aging rock critic's wet dream of a double bill, as well as people who scour lyric sheets before they even press play.
Centromatic/The Crash That Took Me/Monahans (Granada): Of course there really isn't a whole lot to say about Centro-matic's music that hasn't been said over the past few years, and since there really doesn't seem to be any exciting news surrounding the band right now, I just thought I'd point out this article from the Houston Chronicle a few weeks ago that discusses Will Johnson's baseball themed paintings, some of which sound fairly interesting. Read it here.
80's Night With DJ G (Hailey's)
Billingham's Defesnse System/trademarx/Genova/Baby Ruthless (Fallout Lounge)
ADD: Akkolyte/Jack With One Eye/True Achiever/H...N (Club Dada)