It List: Tuesday
Skeletonwitch/Saviours/Trap Them (Rubber Gloves): There's been a lot of talk about sponsorship on the site here this week, and I want to point out that these three bands are keeping no one in the dark about their endorsements. The three very similar Myspace pages have the logos of everyone from Emperor Cabinets to Converse All Star shoes. This is merely an observation of something that is pretty common in metal; it's very similar to endorsement deals in sports actually. To be fair, Guided By Voices also had an endorsement deal with Converse if I remember correctly. As far as the actual music goes, I prefer Saviours and Trap Them to the headliner, since they seem to have a rougher, more hardcore influence, though all of the groups will probably make for a good show overall. After all, we love "brutal" music.
90's Night With Yeah Def featuring Ian Bangs and Big J (Hailey's)
Disqo Disco (Fallout Lounge)
Dallas Observer Music Awards Ceremony (The Granada): Ah, Matthew And The Arrogant Sea. You grew up so fast. One day you're a little band with nothing but a Myspace page, lying to us about some crazy major label deal, thus making yourself the favorite weapon and political tool of our critics and naysayers, and now you're headlining the main stage of the Granada, invited there by those very critics. Congratulations, fellas. It's been a fun, crazy trip together. We'll always have EMI.
Also, why didn't anyone tell me there was a "PUNK STAGE" at The Granada? Is it in the back by the dumpsters, so you can dive off into the "CIRCLE PIT?" Is it in that weird little Honeycomb Hideout spot between the theater and the dude-bro club next door? That is seriously pretty cool. Event is free (DIY, DUH) and doors open at 8.