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Rundown: 12/21/2010

21 Dec

It’s the holidays, so there’s not a lot going on this week. There are no live shows of note tonight, but if you’re in Denton there are a couple of things to keep you entertained/drunk.

Singles Going Steady @ RGRS

If you’re over 21, this is an obvious choice for a Tuesday night. It’s free, the music is great and the best part–75-cent wells.

90s Night @ Hailey’s

Rundown: 8/30/10

30 Aug

FREE WEEK KICK OFF PARTY featuring Cheddy Tenderson’s Cheddyoke (live band karaoke) & Singles Going Steady @ RGRS

This kicks off RGRS’ free week, which is pretty much the best thing done in the area to kick off the school year. Needless to say, if you live in Denton, this is what you’re doing all week.

Rundown: 7/13/10

13 Jul

Bad Sports / Red Dons / Apache / Cum Stains / Cosmonaut @ RGRS

Apache take everything you love about mid 70’s era Glam rock, turn it on its head, shake it, and pour it out into a double shot glass of delinquency. And while that’s a terrible description of the band, their music is in fact pretty damn awesome, and a must see for those of us who actually like “fun” music. Local openers Bad Sports are a perfect head for this bill as, I remember once describing the band to a friend as “Alex Chilton + the Exploding Hearts x at Budokan = Bad Sports.”

Rundown: 6/29/10

29 Jun

WeDentonDoIt presents: Julian Lynch / Sundress / Soft Healer / Goldilocks and The Rock @ J&J’s

Oh snap, best new music in a dark and sweaty basement, this should be fun. (that was not sarcastic)

Adam Arcuragi / The County Lines / The England Ramaband / Hard Times @ RGRS

It seems like some variation of this lineup pops up every few months for a show, and that’s not a bad thing. The highlight here is Hard Times who give you exactly what you’d expect form a band with that name, namely a rollicking, witty 15 minute set of breakneck paced punk rock.

DJ Pound Me @ the Double Wide

This has to be the worst DJ name in the area.

Go to RGRS tonight

18 Nov

Because Vexed UK is kind of brilliant.

Review: Crystal Antlers at RGRS

12 Nov

By Jesseca Bagherpour

A dark, musty warehouse with a smattering of filthy punks was the setting of my first encounter with Crystal Antlers. It was one of Saturday’s official Fun Fun Fun Fest after parties, so I assumed Broken Neck (the aforementioned warehouse) would be packed. But apparently everyone who knew about it had passed out drunk by 1 a.m., when the band started their set. After hearing the group play (not to mention the opening act, seasoned New Zealand punk group The Axemen), I was amazed that I was one of only about 15 people to witness such a phenomenal band.

Although the crowd at Rubber Gloves on Monday was about twice the size of that at Broken Neck, apparently most of them were there to see the openers, Video and Uptown Bums. Now, I’m a fan of the two local bands (their sets rivaled that of The Axemen, who I’m almost certain have been playing punk shows longer than the members of either Denton band have been alive), and I understand going to a show to support friends. But it’s a shame that more people didn’t stick around to see Crystal Antlers. When I found myself once again watching the band with only a handful of other people, I was disappointed, for the band and for the people who weren’t experiencing their music.

At least the people who did stay seemed to be avid fans, coming up to the band before and after the set to talk to them and get pictures and autographs. And those who’d never heard them seemed genuinely impressed. As they very well should have been. Continue reading

Headlights

3 Nov

Rundown:9/21 to 9/27

21 Sep

So it seems some people thought my little piece on the Drew Barrymore movie, and the ensuing chaos was rather, off balanced. Well the emails, comments, and messages have been pouring in letting me know just how terrible of a person I am.

Being the fair and balanced person that I consider myself, I’ve decided to post the harshest of the comments, in order to let the dissenting voices be heard. I also kinda decided to FJM it.

Whoever wrote this seriously needs to break out the old “English for Writers” that any first year college student has collecting dust on the shelf. Your grammar is so bad it make me cringe.

We’re starting strong here folks, the writer of this comment comes right at me by attacking my writing with a simple suggestion that I pick up a “how to” book that 18 year old with writing aspirations all around the world already have, and taking a dig at my grammar. I personally like it, it’s biting in all the right ways, and is capable of immediately discrediting me as a writer (what little credit I have), though to be honest our editor at large Sean was busy, and the piece was written at 1 a.m. after a long day at work. I was just in no mood to sit down and tear it apart. Let’s see what he/she follows up with.

Also, I think you are a damn liar about saying you were a med student to get your phone in.

Here’s a classic case of some one just not reading close enough. I wrote quite clearly that I was not actually a med student on call, and was just abusing the opportunities afforded to those in the medical field.

Maybe you got past the metal detector but why hide it from the metal detector if you were allowed in for being a medical student. First off, having been to other pre-screenings, I don’t think they would let you in. They would tell you if you are on call that’s too bad. GO HOME! Secondly, if you were a medical student you would have to provide identification to prove as much, which by your own admission you would not have.

Still not reading close enough, and throwing what seems to be prior knowledge about pre-screenings out to prove their point. This is where I point out this comment came from an @yahoo mail address, and to be brutally honest, who the fuck still uses @yahoo? I mean gmail is wonderful, so wonderful you can host company email addresses on it and not miss a beat. The only people still using @yahoo are people over 40, people destined to end up on To Catch a Predator, clueless 13 year olds, and it seems angry Derby fans.
Furthermore,. I would love to meet the jerk that admits to jumping in line (which you also probably didn’t have the nuts to do) and posts it online.

OHHH SNAP SON THERE”S A GRAMMATICAL ERROR IN YOUR COMMENT! FIRE & BRIMSTONE ARE RAINING DOWN ON YOU!

Also, just so it’s on record, I absolutely love nuts. Seriously almonds are delicious, I go through a bag like once every two weeks….Oh, wait he/she was referring to my testicles. Why is it when we question someones fortitude we constantly refer to their testicles? I thought Roller Derby was all about 4th wave feminism? Way to under mind it all by setting your paradigm of toughness to male.

If the derby girls are as crazy as you say they are, I would fear for my life and those tiny nuts of yours.

Again with the nuts. And, I didn’t actually say that derby girls were nuts, that’s just an inference made by this commenter, further proving that some people are just a tad to overprotective about some things. Case in point, during the Q&A an attendee asked Ms. Barrymore why she choose to feature so many illegal moves, which blew my mind. It was a movie, it was supposed to be larger than life, and a bit cartoonish, as a director Ms. Barrymore was allowed creative license to make the film entertaining. Shit’s not a documentary.

What kind of jerk talks about a girl spilling her guts to the crowd of people about her dreadful disease like it was something that bored him or disgusted him?

This is what I take the most issue with, how does one properly convey the emotion floating through the theater with out it becoming tiresome and rote? I choose to keep it short, and balance it out with a bit of humor. the commenter obviously was too busy being offended to catch it.

The person that wrote this is not only a lazy and bad writer but a crappy person. I hope that we meet in person someday so I can give you the ass kicking your mother OBVIOUSLY neglected to give you.

Admittedly, I am a pretty lazy and bad writer, never pretended to be anything other than that. The real fun part here is threat of physical violence, and the accusation that my mother never properly beat me, I’ll have you know they’re right, my mother never properly beat me.

If I miss you in this life, I will catch up with you in hell and make the trip worth your while.

Damn, whoever this is gonna make sure they get me, even if it’s in the after life. Maybe I should make it easier on them. My address is 742 Evergreen Terrace.

“English Handbook for Writers”! Look it up! Get the latest edition. YOU NEED IT! PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD.

Got ya!

I’ll do you the favor of not proofreading my post. Maybe you can find some errors if you are not too retarded.

Now that’s just offensive, and I found that one.

It will be good practice for you. If you can’t find the few I left for you, I suggest a revisit to high school English.

As a sub? To pick up girls, by using my @yahoo address?

SCREW YOU!

Are you female? I mean, I’d maybe consider it, you do seem quite fiery.

So to sum it up, was it a a regrettable piece of writing? Yeah a bit. I cut it down from 3000 words to just over 1500, and it is rather poorly written, and could have used another draft and some editing, but I was drunk, my editor was bus, and I had work the next day. Are people massively overreacting? Very much so, but that’s what happens when people care a little too much for things, they go over board.

One thing before we move on, I thought the movie over, and it’s kind of terrible. Imagine the Princess Diaries meets The Bad News Bears remake.

Anyway folks, we’ve got one hell of a week coming up,so  let’s get to the shows.

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Rundown: 8/31 to 9/6

31 Aug

I am trying to figure out weather or not gambling on the LLWS makes me a bad person. Yes I won, and yes when I made the wager I did so with the caveat that I would donate 10% of any ill gotten means toward my local LL organization. But, I still wagered on the achievements of a group of young men therefore making anything they accomplished cheapened in my eyes. Instead of respecting, and appreciating the feat it would always be that time I won, or lost money on the LLWS.

Though to be honest letting the winnings ride on the Bears pretty much answers that question, and letting it ride again on the Texans proved that it’s really not even a question at this point.

Anyway it’s free week in Denton, and that means shows galore, including a massive show we’re throwing on Saturday. check it out after the jump.

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Rundown: 7/27 to 8/2

28 Jul

This is going to be short, and a day late.

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