It List: Thursday
Psychedelic Horseshit/Video/Orange Coax/Mass Sterilization (Majestic Dwelling of Doom): A fantastic line up all around that really serves as a testament to the continuing force of DIY in Denton. There's something about Psychedelic Horseshit that I really enjoy-- of course it is probably pretty easy on some level to dismiss the band as an also-ran in the whole Siltbreeze shitgaze movement (a term that the band themselves coined, btw), but if you've seen them live or spoken with them in person, its pretty clear that these guys aren't a bunch of fashion focused hipsters jumping on any bandwagons-- they're scuzzy dickheads, actually (I mean that in the best way possible), and they just remind me of the kind of pissy, boundary pushing muscians that really seem to be lacking these days in the many sectors of the American underground. Oh, and their music? Well if you haven't check in with the band recently, you might be interested to know that they constantly seem to be progressing and changing stylistically. I caught them here in Chicago a few months back, and I don't even know how to describe what I saw-- there were drum machines, tropical guitars, noise freak outs, out of tune guitar solos, vocals performances that ranged from angry to indifferent, and just a really entertaining show all around. Much of the material on their latest release, Too Many Hits, is slightly less noisy and a bit more pop, but the record somehow comes across as even more risky than their previous offerings. Video and Orange Coax round off a well stacked bill, and if I were in Denton this evening there's no place I'd rather be.
Yeasayer/Javelin (Granada): Maybe I'm just a baby, but nothing annoys me more than a band I'm supposed to find interesting but just don't. At all. Yeasayer kind of just screams MIDDLE GROUND to me.
Slackbeat (Tradewinds Social Club)
80's Night with Yeahdef (Hailey's)