Tag Archives: St. Philistine

Rundown: 7/7 to 7/12

7 Jul

The issue of doing most of the writing for this site is when something comes up I don’t really have anyone to fall back on to get post up, and I’m forced to through random shit up via my phone. Anyway, we’ve got a fairly decent week capped by a free show we’re throwing, and a that little bit of breaking news we had for you on Sunday. Continue reading

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Picking a poster is aways a bit of a bitch

24 Jun

So, our Art Director Blaire, mocked up a bunch of posters for the showcase next week, and I have no idea which one to use, so I’m opening up a poll to you people, so we can have a democratic decision, but first a word on the bands. Continue reading

Thank you

22 May

We had our first show tonight, and I would like to thank everyone involved.

Thank you J&J’s for having us. Thank you St. Philistine for letting us take over and work this, and thank you Aaron for being so willing to work. Thank you Western Giants for playing, and thank you for accepting the spot. Thank you Parata, you guys killed as usual. Thank you Matthew Gray, and the guys from MATAS for coming out, and supporting us, we look forward to working with you next Thursday. Same for all the guys from This Old House. Thank you Manned Missiles for staying through the whole show, the gig on June 5th will be great, we’re really looking forward to it. And, most of all thank you to all of you that came out, without you we’re nothing.

See you all next week at the Lounge.

Rundown: 5/18 to 5/24

18 May

This is late because sometimes finding time to write between the other aspects of this site, and my real life can be a bit of a struggle. Anyway this is going to be short and sweet, there’s a tone going on this week including our show at J&J’s this Thursday. Oh, and we’re doing an interview with Giggle Party this week over twitter so make sure you watch out for that.

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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)

Interview: St. Philistine

18 Apr

A couple of weeks ago I took a look at St. Philistine‘s debut album You Are A Greek Tragedy and I gave it what I think was a fairly decent review. Well last Friday the band played Mokah down in Deep Ellum, and I found myself making it a point to be there, and  I thought they were superb. Jon Disla, Aurora WileyMarc Hoegg and band leader Aaron Sternick showed a remarkable ability to aptly translate their recordings into a live setting. Shortly after their set, the band found a few minutes to answer a few questions. Continue reading

Rundown: 4/6 to 4/12

6 Apr

Ah Opening Day I love you, I don’t want to do anything, just stay home and watch grown men get paid to hit a little ball into play, with the outside chance of seeing it actually leave the field of play. Boring? Yes. Awesome? Sometimes. An excuse to drink at noon on a Monday? Yes, but I never really need an excuse for that. I bring this up because baseball is a signal of summertime, which to me means the summer tours are coming, and much like today’s games signal the beginning of what seems like a never ending season, this weeks round of shows feel like a signal of what is ahead in the coming months. Continue reading