Archive | May, 2009

Everything is going to be late this week

31 May

I’m on vacation in Austin, and just don’t have the time to get around to writing, so most things on the site will run a day behind. So, go see Drag Me to Hell it was the best time I’ve had seeing a movie, since my drunken Grindhouse experience. Run, don’t walk to this movie.

This is not a thank you post

29 May

but it sort of is, we had a hell of a show tonight at the Lounge, and though you all left before MATAS played we still had a fantastic time. Kirby Bown covered Dylan, This Old House continued to blow us away, and Western Giants proved yet again that they are one of the hottest bands in Denton. And, MATAS, how the hell do you categorize MATAS? All I know is they yet again blew me away, and I’d like to direct you to Matthew Gray‘s solo project Matthew Gray, Delves Into The Humanity Pools With The Six Foot Saucer Pot People who play Saturday at Lola’s in Fort Worth with Bosque Brown, Robert Gomez and John Grant of The Czars.

Matthew was nice enough to share some of his work prefacing it with a statement I can’t even begin to comprehend. You can read it as follows

I want to mention something in regards to the quality of the recordings.
what we did was record it on a pro tools rig, and then transferred
through an akai reel to reel player to give it that almost old time
feeling.

Yeah, mind blowing right? You should make it point to catch that show. If I was going to be in town I know I would.

Matthew Gray- If this Were San Fransisco We’d Be Kings

Just a Reminder

28 May

Announcing the First DayBowBow Presents show in Houston

28 May

This one is all our Art Director Blaire Grady‘s doing. She did the work, she got the posters made, and she’s getting the word out.

I cannot express how much I appreciate her hard work, and dedication. I only wish I could actually make this show.

It’s stuff like this that make you appreciate things.

27 May

I was sending emails around trying to get a show booked, and the guys from Raised by Tigers sent me an email that provided a moment of clarity. Here’s the quoted text.

Hello Jaime,

Can’t do the show on the 20th unfortunately.

We are re-organizing our lineup after the show at Hailey’s this Saturday (Record Hop, RBT, Jason Reimer (from History at our Disposal), Criminal Shift). Our guitarist, Pat Ferguson, is being deployed to Afghanistan. One of our multi-instrumentalists, Nate DeYonker, has a new job in Memphis starting this summer.

RBT has seen many lineup changes with Rob and I being the constants. So we are building a new lineup after this show. We probably won’t be ready for June. We also have two new records that are nearing completion. We aren’t sure how they’ll be organized yet. For now, one is more electronic, one is more rock recorded by the current lineup ‘live’ in the studio (Echolab for all the new material).

You may know Pat. I think everyone in the ‘scene’ has been influenced by him in some way. The aren’t many bands in the Metroplex that: don’t know him, haven’t played with him, haven’t borrowed gear from them, haven’t had him fix their gear, haven’t gotten their drunk a**es driven home by him, etc.

He is a stand up guy if I’ve ever known one. He is leaving behind his children, wife, job, and bands to do what he feels is right/his duty. We plan on giving him the best possible sendoff Saturday. Please mention it if you can.

We’ll keep in touch on the show front. We are happy that you would think of us to play.

Thanks,

Jason

Gives you a moment of pause doesn’t it? Far too often those of us in a certain age group so casually dismiss those who serve in the Armed Forces, the though amongst a lot of us is that the people that serve are there because they have no other options. It’s not true, many people in the Armed Forces are just kids looking to find a way to pay for school/improve their station in the world, and yes the “Hoo-Rah” attitude can be little much, and yeah those commercials are really annoying, the fact is there are people out there in the various forces that are just trying to get by.

In the last year I’ve seen both a close cousin, and my brother-in-law spend time overseas, and the hardship that I’ve seen my family go through is everlasting in my mind. Yes, these wars are bull shit, yes we should have never entered them, but the fact remains we did. We have people over there, and more going everyday. It’s a strange realization to come to, and one that we should at least have in our mind from time to time.

I’d like to wish Pat and his family the best of luck, and hope to attend his sendoff at Hailey’s on Saturday.

Nick Lowe Rockpile- So it goes…

If this doesn’t have you ready for tomorrow’s show

27 May

then nothing will.

Announcing the third DayBowBow Presents show

26 May

On Friday, June 5th at the Moon Bar in Fort Worth we are proud to present Austin’s Ringo Deathstarr. The Austin Chronicle loved, Pitchfork mentioned band heads a line up that features This Old House, Western Giants and Manned Missiles. We’ve been over TOH & WG quite a bit as of late, so I just want to say having Ringo‘s special blend of Noise Pop at the top of this show is a treat for us. We’d also like it if you gave Manned Missiles a listen the band’s straight forward demo on their myspace is said to be just the early taste of what they bring to the stage.

Admission is $6 U.S., maybe euros as well. We’d appreciate it if you guys come out, and have a good time with us. And, as per usual, my find me and get a beer policy is going to be in affect.