Archive | October, 2010

Rundown: 10/29 – 10/31

29 Oct


(There are a metric ton of shows this weekend, so we’ve decided to concentrate on the three biggest.)


Bad Brains / Spector 45 /Here Holy Spain @ Granada


We Shot JR is Dead:

Geistheistler 6:00pm (stage)
Cuckoo Byrds 6:30 (floor)
Fungi Girls 7:30(f)
Lychgate 8:00(s)
Eat Avery’s Bones 8:35 (f)
Dharma 9:00(s)
White Drugs 9:35(f)
Cygnus 10:05(s)
Orange Coax 10:40(f)
Early Lines 11:10 (s)
Vulgar Fashion 12:05 (f)
One Baptist General 12:30 (s)

Vaya Con Dios


Danzig @ South Side Music Hall


Track of the (next) Weekend: Death – Politicians In My Eyes (live @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2009)

29 Oct

Rundown: 10/28/10

28 Oct

Ra Ra Riot / Givers @ Granada

Red Bull Sound Clash Dallas: Talib Kweli vs. Ozomatli @ Palladium Ballroom

Minus the Bear @ HoB

Band of Heathens @ Dan’s

…And You Will Know us By the Trail of the Dead / Ringo Deathstarr (Loft)

Ryan Becker @ J&J’s

This is Awesome: The Room Dubstep remix

28 Oct

Track of the Day: Quasi–Repulsion

28 Oct

If you haven’t noticed, it’s unofficial Sleater-Kinney week. Why? Because we love Sleater-Kinney (duh). This single is from way back in January, but it’s my favorite song from the latest Quasi (aka Janet Weiss’s other band) record, American Gong.


Verdict: This song is packed with much ass-kicking rock, especially thanks to Weiss’s ever-perfect drums. And, at the risk of knocking Quasi’s unquestionable awesomness, it almost makes Sleater-Kinney’s “indefinite hiatus” bearable. Almost.

Rundown: 10/27/10

27 Oct

The Numerators / Sunn Talk / Kiwi Sisters @ The Cavern

Kiwi Sisters is really enjoyable.

Chuck Prophet / Paul Slavens @ Dan’s (after the game)

Grassfight / Milktooth @ Hydrant

ELISNORE / Callers / Babar @ Hailey’s

Interpol / White Rabbits @ Palladium Ballroom

BS Art Fusion w/ WJH & MMG / Darstar / Dharma / DJ BC da Dinosaur / DJ Boatdad

This features Live Nude Dead Girls? Mummy Races? The hipster staple: Photobooth, free Hot Box Pizza and champagne for some odd reason.

This is Awesome: The Dark Knight Rises

27 Oct


Over on the LA  Times there’s a report on Christopher Nolan giving his usual super non-comittal interview, but with two little suprises. 1) The next Batman film will be called The Dark Knight Rises, and 2) No Riddler.


Feel free to join us in geeking out.

Track of the Day: Sleater-Kinney–Oh!

27 Oct

One Beat was the first Sleater-Kinney record I purchased (yes, it took me that long to catch on), and I immediately became a huge fan. But I never got to see them live and I hope they decide to end their hiatus soon. In the meantime, at least I have WILD FLAG, Quasi and The Corin Tucker Band.

And I can listen to their old records, with classic songs like this:


Rundown: 10/26/10

26 Oct

We Are Scientists  / Twin Tigers / Rewards @ the Loft

The Fresh & Onlys / Royal Baths / Rayon Beach @ The Nightmare

I’m kind of addicted to The Fresh & Onlys’ “Waterfall” which is easily the best track off their recent EP Play It Strange, a wonderful mish-mash of garage rock and pop folk, this song has been stuck in my head all week as I’ve prepared for one of the better shows we’re seeing in the area this week. Take a listen to the track, and then go fork over the cash for the show tonight.

The Fresh & Onlys – Waterfalls

Giveaway: Trail of Dead at The Loft

26 Oct

Austin’s … And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead built their popularity as much on their reputation for wild performances–which often included destroying all of their musical equipment on stage–as on their noisy, art-rock sound. They would often destroy the PAs as well, thus owing clubs money at the end of the night rather than turning a profit. And while their sound has gone through several changes over the years, and they destroy less equipment these days, their live shows are still full of raw energy.

If you’d like to see for yourself, try your luck at snagging a free pair of tickets to their show at The Loft this Thursday, October 28, with openers Ringo Deathstarr and Bad Design. Email us at by 11:59 on Wednesday to enter. We’ll pick a winner at random.

If you end up a loser, don’t fret. You can pick up tickets for $15 in advance or $17 on the day of the show.