Rundown: NX35 Friday

11 Mar

This is also going to be long.

Friday 3-13


Denton County Civic Center

Bringing the Weird 2p.m.
: Paul Slavens & Jeffery Barnes discuss being weird. Wanye Conye is pissed he wasn’t invited

The Internet Thinks Your Scene Sucks 4 p.m.
: Ex-Dallas Observer music editor Sam Machkovech is going to talk about how people on the internet are bitchy or something along those lines? (If I make a bitchy comment about this is that meta?)


Andy’s Bar and Grill

opaque, Katsuk, The Mad Scientists, Leatherwood, Hello Lover
: n
One that fills, as:
a. Something added to augment weight or size or fill space.
b. A composition, especially a semisolid that hardens on drying, used to fill pores, cracks, or holes in wood, plaster, or other construction     surfaces before finishing.
c. Tobacco used to form the body of a cigar.
d. A short item used to fill space in a publication.
e. Something, such as a news item, public-service message, or music, used to fill time in a radio or television presentation.
f. A sheaf of loose papers used to fill a notebook or binder.
g. Architecture An element, such as a plate, used to fill the space between two supporting members.


Telegraph Canyon, Dust Congress, Clint Niosi, The Naptime Shake
:I may have been kind of an asshole about country, and roots based music yesterday, but the fact is I love those genres when done right, and these bands all do it right. Dust Congress has been getting alot of rightly deserved press as of late, and one listen to their music indicates why, sparse remorseful lyrics over intricate melodies provide you with something akin to escapism. Telegraph Canyon evokes memories of a midnight run drive I45 bright beautiful loneliness.

The Boiler Room

Brave Combo, Little Jack Melody, Like Trains & Taxis, La Guerrilla
: Either your going for Brave combo or you’re not going.

Dan’s Silverleaf

Cento-matic, Robert Gomez, Doug Burr, RTB2
: Four of the areas most well known/talked about/revered acts together and the price is 8 bucks to get in? You’re an idiot if you pass this up.


The Timeline Post, True Window, Tomorrowpeople, Grassfight
: I think it’s really cute when bands try to sound like Muse.

Hydrant Cafe

The Heartstring Stranglers, Mathias Isassi, Will Frenkel
: I kinda enjoy playing the “What acoustic singer songwriter will be playing at Hydrant!” game.


Dirtfoot, Warrene Jackson Hearne, Starhead
: Warren Jackson Hearne sits somewhere between Tom Waits & Manu Chao which means he’s kinda awesome. I got nothing against Dirtfoot, I’m just not a fan of “roots/folk” blending that seems to be all the rage with the “deep” guys that hang out R bar.


Possessed by Paul James, The Theater Fire, New Science Projects, Delmore Pilcrow
: The Theater Fire’s name has always bothered me, they had to have know about that other band with The and Fire in the name right? Also, it bothers me that the guy from New Science Projects keeps getting away with walking around in black face.

8 Responses to “Rundown: NX35 Friday”

  1. Crete March 12, 2009 at 10:37 am #

    Hey man, Dirtfoot rocks! They are a big part of the reason we’re coming to NX35 this year. It’s so good to see them finally coming to Denton. We can’t wait!

    • recklessassumptions March 12, 2009 at 10:50 am #

      Like I said I’ve got nothing personal against them it’s just not for me. That being said the music is well done, and props to the guys for building a following. I’d just rather catch Hearne and then jet over to Dan’s to see bands that I consider better play, then stick around and eat pizza while waiting to see them.

  2. fark March 20, 2009 at 11:24 am #

    what was the overall point to the andy’s summary?

    • recklessassumptions March 20, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

      Honestly? I was being an asshole.

  3. sameold March 22, 2009 at 7:36 pm #

    I’ve seen several people make that same comment about The Theater Fire. But just b/c one is bigger than the other doesn’t mean it came first. The Theater Fire name came into play in 2003 (or maybe even 2002.) Arcade Fire (which doesn’t have a “The” in the name), while formed in 1995, didn’t become established until late 2003 and early 2004. “Funeral” was released in 2004.

    • recklessassumptions March 22, 2009 at 11:22 pm #

      Got ya. Honestly, I couldn’t think of any accolades for the band that haven’t been used by everyone else in the area over the last few years, so I went with an easy angle.

  4. Big Dummy March 30, 2009 at 1:34 pm #

    “The Theater Fire’s name has always bothered me, they had to have know about that other band with The and Fire in the name right? ”

    We knew as soon as they blew up, that they had copied our name…

    Does their name bother you now?

    Check your facts, chum(p).

  5. Sean King March 31, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    Dude, everyone knows that The Theater Fire stole their name from The Great Chicago Fire.

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