Tag Archives: This Old House

The never-ending NX35 track-by-track: Week 1

19 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. Continue reading

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Track of the Day: This Old House–Dream Curl

16 Feb

Photo: Gavin Guthrie

(Note: Due to the sheer number of submissions we receive there is no way we can give each and every album the attention (and word count) they deserve, but we can devote time to at least one song from each. So we started this feature to give worthy bands, and their music, a spot to shine. We hope this helps you discover new and exciting acts, and as always if you enjoy the music please make an attempt to support the artist by either attending a show or buying a record.)

By Jesseca Bagherpour

This Old House is quickly becoming one of my favorite local acts. Their lush, atmospheric pop makes them stand apart from the hordes of punk and folk bands that are overtaking the area (I love punk and folk, but you know what I mean). At a recent show they played some new tunes (from an album they’ve been diligently recording recently) and I was thrilled to find two of them in my inbox this afternoon. The standout for me (the “single”, if you will) is “Dream Curl”.

This Old House–Dream Curl

Verdict: The steady drum beat, which gets the song off to a rousing start and holds it together throughout, and the dreamy notes from the organ set the tone for this song. But Ryan McAdams’ smooth, ethereal voice (which reminds me of a more angelic Matthew Bellamy) really sells it. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the record.

Note: This Old House plays with The River Mouth and Land Mammals at Hailey’s on Friday.

Video: This Old House- In The Reflection (Flying Canyon Cover)

11 Sep

This noisy little number is from This Old House‘s latest performance at Dan’s Silver Leaf. I’ve seen the band multiple times, and never caught their cover of this song, which if you believe what Singer Ryan McAdams says happened by happenstance.

“We don’t ever know what to say about it, because it was originally just an acoustic song, but we reworked it slightly on this cover.”

I’m kind of glad they did.

The Week in Music….er Videos: 7/13 to 7/19

15 Jul

Changing it up this week, instead of mp3s, we’re doing videos. Continue reading

Rundown: 7/13 to 7/19

14 Jul

Just got home from seeing Bruno, and there was a certain vignette in the film that struck a chord with me,towards the end of the movie Sacha Baron  Cohen attacks a current American obsession MMA. I fucking hate MMA, something about watching to tweeked out men in short shorts roll around on the ground mounting each other fails to impress me. It feels as if the continued dumbing down of America is at a nadir when any of these events come around, and really nothing about this “sport” could ever touch the cultural impact some boxers had, namely the ground broken by Jack Johnson, Joe Louis and Ali. So, it’s hilarious when British comediene (that’s me trying to be clever) shines a light onto something so deplorable, of course my lack of Affliction t shirts, and energy drinks could be behind this line of thinking.

Anyway, music showcases, EP release shows, and interviews and reviews all await you this week. Enjoy.

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Tonight at The Moon in Ft. Worth: Ringo Deathstarr, This Old House, Western Giants and Manned Missiles

5 Jun

I feel as if I haven’t expressed my exuberance for this show in a sufficient manner, so please allow me to say “I’M FUCKING EXCITED ABOUT THIS SHOW.”

Seriously, I love Ringo Deathstarr, their music is what started the whole “Texas Stargaze” genre that I tagged  This Old House with. Both bands’ music is spacious, and low key at the same time, while exploreing sonic territory that is just starting to be touched. Having the two of them on the same bill is a treat.

Western Giants, have been excellent to us, this being our third show with them, and I’ve run out of things to say about Kennon Talley‘s group. Yes they’re excellent, yes their music melds in perfectly with the current crop of Denton groups, but these guys show a potential you don’t normally see in such a young/large group, and it’s a pleasure to be involved with them in this capacity.

Manned Missiles describe themselves as fairly enjoyable, I have a feeling that’s going to turn otu to be an understatement.

So, please if you’re from Ft. Worth, or if you’re not, give this show a chance and come by The Moon for some good music, and a line up I couldn’t be prouder of.

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.