Tag Archives: Record Hop

The never-ending NX35 track-by-track: Week 2

26 Feb

So here’s the deal: we’ve been fairly light on the NX35 coverage due mainly to, well, some “involvement” with the festival. In an effort to provide some level of “countdown” coverage, we are going to go through 20 tracks from 20 bands at a time every Friday until the weekend of the conferette. (For those of you who are a little slow, there are three weeks left until NX35, which means we will be sharing 60 tracks with you.) Let’s hope this helps all of you have a better understanding of the music that is quickly approaching. If you like any of the bands, check out when/where they’re playing and possibly find out more info at NX35.com.

Note: This week the newest addition to the DBB staff, Nina Chantanapumma (aka The Neener), joins in on the fun.

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Rundown: 5/25 to 5/31

25 May

Having a last.fm page makes me self conscious.  I took a look at my page today, and noticed that the songs they list as my top tracks are mostly music  I never listen to.They just pop up a lot because I keep my itunes set on random, unless I’m reviewing an album. So, while yes I do listen to The Beatles quite a bit, I rarely listen to CYHSY, and that Killers’ track they did with Lou Reed is my own personal enemy, it constantly pops up out of nowhere to annoy the fuck out of me. I wish they monitored your plays based on if you finished the song, not just if it came on.

Anyway, we have a show this week if you haven’t noticed, and though I’m going to be incessantly talking about it there are a few other things going on this week you should check out. Continue reading

Rundown: 4/27 to 5/3

27 Apr

At some point I need to realize that copious amounts of drinking are a terrible idea, that always leads to me doing something foolish like getting too hyped to do shots soundtracked by Prince‘s “7”, any and all forms of dancing dancing, or allowing myself to be talked into multiple keg stands. Anyway, my point is we all do embarrassing things from time to time like falling down while dancing, falling down post keg stand, agree to be the opener for Dave Matthews, everyday of Billy Corgan’s life. But, none of that really matters in the grand scheme of things, what matters is that you actually put your self in situations that allow for the chance of embarrassment.

Okay, I admit it, I’m just making an excuse for this.

Anyway, we’ve got another decent week round these parts with a hipsterpolooza going down on Monday and a steady build to the rest of the week, to a what looks like a pretty decent weekend. We’re putting up two interviews this week(hopefully) and a few other things.

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Record Store Day pickups

22 Apr

So, Saturday was Record Store Day which if you’ve been reading you knew meant free shows, exclusive records and if you were lucky free beer. I found myself determined to make the most of the day, and  after what seemed like forever a friend of mine made it up from Austin, and we made our way to Good Records for their second annual birthday party/RSD celebration.

When we got there it was fucking packed with a literal who’s who of local talent everybody from people on the bill, to various local music bigs like store owner Tim Delaughter, and as per usual a ton of kids (something about Good Records brings out the hip parents in number, when we were walking up we shared the sidewalk with a mother of 4 who had at least 2 dozen tattoos) anyway once we first paid our 5 bucks for a cup we quickly chugged a beer, refilled, and then ran inside to pick through the limited edition RSD special releases.

After about 20 minutes of looking, and dealing with the lost opportunity to score the Neil Young box set. I decided to continue my weird My Morning Jacket vinyl obsession and picked up Celebration De La Ciudad Natal, and one of the guys working the counter managed to talk me into the Black Kids, Pitchfork approved, Wizard of Ahhhs EP. While my buddy, dead set on dropping at least a $100, picked up the Bob Dylan single, The Gaslight Anthem live EP, the Grizzly Bear live 7 inch and the OH MY GOD this is awesome limited edition This LP Crashes Hard Drive vinyl.

After a few hours spent drinking way too much, and talking to the St. Philistine guys, we ended up in some weird adventure that resulted in us rescuing a dog, and eventually helping the Good Records guys set upsome gear in the vacant bar next door, because someone (I’m just assuming it was this guy) kept calling in noise complaints. Anyway, after getting our fill of drink, records and sun we decided to take off for Denton to catch the Record Hop/RTB2 show.

All the day was a success, Good Records was packed, the bands were great, we found some quality purchases, and that night RTB2 and Record Hop blew us the fuck away. (Fun side note of a story, I talked to Ryan Thomas Becker of RTB2 after his set  that night, and mentioned how I saw him earlier at the RSD festivaties, when he let me know what he got he proved he’s infiantly cooler then I am.)

My Morning Jacket- Highley Suspecious (live from Celebration De La Ciudad Natal)

My Morning Jacket- Evil Urges (live from Celebration De La Ciudad Natal)

Rundown: 4/13 to 4/19

13 Apr

Sorry this is late, I had kind of a busy day so something had to wait, and this was it. Anyway, it’s going to be a hell of a week in the metroplex, shows galore, and honestly you have no excuse for not going out at least a couple of times this week.

We’re gonna have a few things for you this week, show photos, a couple of interviews, Record Store Day stuff and hopefully it’ll actually all make it on here. Continue reading

Rundown: 3/30 to 4/5

30 Mar

Here’s the deal for the week kids this is going to be short and sweet, his week you’re getting an album review, a movie review, and an in depth look at Mr. Leonard Cohen. Continue reading

NX35 Saturday Diary

15 Mar

I spent the bulk of last night running from venue to venue in Denton trying to make my NX35 wristband worth it’s weight in gold, I drank, I ate, I partied, I danced, I laughed, I made snarky comments to people. All in all  it was a great time, so great that I felt the need to share.

Hopefully this serves as a decent approximation of what all went down, and as a heads up I’m cribbing the A.V. Club’s festival diary style for this. Continue reading