The Buzzcocks |The Dollyrots (The Loft)
There are a couple things we know and don't know about this show. What we do know is that the line-up tonight features Pete Shelley / Steve Diggle / Danny Farrant / Chris Remington and they will be playing their first two albums in their entirety. The press release also says they will be playing "hits" which hopefully means all of Singles Going Steady. What we do not know is if the guys can reproduce the youthful punk blast of joy that so many of us love. If the double live album Driving You Insane from 2005 is any indication we should be in for quite the night. After party will be at Fallout Lounge with Soular Power.
Dead Politiks | Electric Vengeance | The Horrifics | Tatterd Flag (1919 Hemphill)
Yells at Eels (Kessler)
The Diamond Center | Shiny Around The Edges | Dust Congress (Hailey's)
Life Erased | Rotundus | Violent Messiah | Scavenger (Phoenix Project)
You can now follow Phoenix Project on twitter so you too can correct me when I forget to list one of their shows.
Yellow Fever | Bizzaro Kids | Peopleodian (Dan's)
Giggle Party | Here Holy Spain | Young and Brave | Backflap (Handsome Kitten)
This is going to be the last show for Giggle Party as Dallas residents, and since The Handsome Kitten is also the residence of Giggle Party this will also be the last show there as well.
//TENSE//| Corporate Park | Vulgar Fashion | Tommyboy | DJG (Rubber Gloves)
Kaboom | Kampfgrounds | Stoned Men (Hailey's)
Solid line-up for bands that usually require the audience to stand in a basement or equally un-air conditioned setting. The show is free for 21+ so there is nothing holding you back from walking back and forth between Rubber Gloves and here.
Little Black Dress | Magnet School | Til We're Blue Or Destroy (Double Wide)
Little Black Dress is one of the worst names for a rock band since Deep Blue Something. Surprisingly enough Little Black Dress features members of Deep Blue Something. Get ready to be proud of your music scene again Dallas!
Sir Name | Aaron Barker | Dim Locator (Pastime Tavern)
Sir Name features members from one of my favorite local bands from previous times Street Hassle who then became Touch Tongues. After previewing the Myspace stuff this new incarnation seems to have retained the Exile on Mainstream-esque sludge that made Hassle so great but with a more direct pop approach. Reminds me in parts of New York Dolls and the similarly Stones influenced Royal Trux.
Yells at Eels (Tex Gallery)
Babar Emic | Ops Esponja (Hailey's)