It List: Tuesday
Yellow Crystal Star/Oicho Kabu/Wonder Wheel/Picc Line (Majestic Dwelling Of Doom): Note: Unfortunately the excellent group, Tan Dollar, dropped off of this show due to their car overheating in the desert.
We've mentioned the drone-y Yellow Crystal Star before, due to the fact that they tour quite a bit. I noticed they're playing The Mopery, the show space in Chicago run by former Denton musicians Mike Forbes and Andrew Young. I hope to visit it soon, since I've heard nothing but good things since they started hosting shows there.
Oicho Kabu is a six-piece ensemble that plays a tricky, world-infused brand of music that thankfully avoids most of the forced cheeriness that any group with more than five members usually has. It's not exactly dark by any means, in fact some of it reminds me of the cerebral Zappa-influenced work of Czech, prog-punk weirdos, Uz jsme doma, which is a good thing.
Wonder Wheel is a one-man West Coast act with an extremely layered, psychedelic wash blotting out the more obvious pop tendencies of the music. It's always harder to blot out those tendencies when you're playing live though. I wonder if he can do it. Didn't mean to make that a pun, but it looks like we're all going to have to just live with it.
Disqo Disco (Fallout Lounge): Duh.
90's Night With Yeah Def (Hailey's)