Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Frog Eyes, Times New Viking, Evangelicals @ Club Dada

Just announced:

Friday, June 13th: Frog Eyes/Evangelicals (Club Dada)

Saturday, June 21st: Times New Viking (Club Dada)

Tickets Available at Frontgate Tickets

Albert Hofmann, inventor of LSD, dies.

At the age of 102, Albert Hofmann has

A very interesting documentary to watch about hoffmann, and LSD is called "hoffmanns potion"

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Quick Next Big Thing Winners

Looks like Dallas music fans are almost as dumb as white blue collar Democrats in Pennsylvania:

Big Group: Black Tie Dynasty
Big Solo Artist: Doug Burr
Big Album: (It’s a tie!) Feel by Odis, and On Promenade by Doug Burr
Big Song: “Check Out My Lean” by Lil Shine
Big DJ: DJ Burlap
Big Live Act: Eleven Hundred Springs
Next Big Thing: Big Red Rooster
Big Breakthrough: Cas Haley
Big Online Presence: PPT
Big Collaboration: Eleven Hundred Springs and Tejas Brothers

Lame choices. And who the fuck is DJ Burlap?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Show @ Wisconsin this Saturday

Show at Wisconsin DIY venue (731 Texas St. in Denton) featuring:

Rival Gang
Violent Squid
Snuff American Style

Starts at 9, usually free or very cheap.

Center for Survivors of Torture Benefit this Saturday

At Strawberry Fields. $5 donation. Line up:

Matthew and the Arrogant Sea
New Science Projects
the Heartstring Stranglers

There will also be a local compilation available in exchange for a donation, and the comp will include a lot of new material from:

Ryan Thomas Becker
Daniel Francis Doyle
Delmore Pilcrow
dust congress
shiny around the edges
much afraid (lindsey of childlike fear)
audrey lapraik
christian television
fur (bryce isbell)
heartstring stranglers
fuzzy coos

The Death Set @ Good Records

The Death Set will play an in store at Good Records on Thursday, May 1st at 6pm.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Contemporary Art Dealers Art Fair

May 30-June 1st, featuring art work from And/Or, Barry Whistler Gallery, Conduit Gallery, Craighead-Green, Gerald Peters, Holly Johnson, Marty Walker, PanAmerican, Public Trust, Road Agent, and Valley House.

$10 each day, $5 with a student ID. More on this later.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Last Word on Obama's "Bittergate"

Not surprisingly, the most insightful and relevant reaction to Barack Obama's comments about bitter rural voters and their tendency to dwell on wedge issues comes from Thomas Frank, a man who was dragged into the most recent campaign back and forth thanks to the widely publicized assumption that Obama might have based some of his comments on Franks' 2005 book What's the Matter with Kansas. Please read his op-ed in Sunday's Wall Street Journal. And props to the Journal (never thought I would type THAT sentence fragment) for giving Frank a weekly column in the paper. I'm looking forward to many more.

good records photos

What a fun party!

Happy Birthday dudes. Here's to 80 more...


Friday, April 18, 2008

Cat Power Canceled

We just got word that the Cat Power show at Palladium on Saturday has been canceled due to illness. Whatevs.

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Fuck Buttons to Play Good Records In Store

Fuck Buttons, a band who have been gaining rave reviews all over the blogosphere as of late for their latest, noise/ambient influenced record Street Horrrsing, will play a free Good Records in store on Thursday, April 28th at 5pm.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

this american life.. LIVE

not the same as ira glass came to the majestic.. but this american life is doing a multi-theater live presentation with ira glass...

details here

movie theaters participating in dallas here

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Dana Falconberry and Matthew and the Arrogant Sea at Swiss House

Dana Falconberry, Matthew and the Arrogant Sea and Man Factory at Swiss House (3114 Swiss Ave), this Saturday the 19th. We forgot to add this to shows of note, so I thought I'd mention it. I think it gets started around 10pm.

health/dan doyle photos



Monday, April 14, 2008

Dorkbot DFW

April 27th is the first meeting of Dorkbot DFW at And/Or Gallery. If you heart electronics, check it out.

Liars and other Upcoming Shows You Might Actually Give A Shit About

4/28: Caribou (the Loft)
4/28: Mum/Tacks, the Boy Disaster (Granada)
4/29: Man Man/Yeasayer (the Loft)
5/1: Bonde de Role (The Loft)
5/1: Kanye West ( Center)
5/2: MIA/Holy Fuck (Palladium)
5/6: The Breeders/Colour Revolt (House of Blues)
5/8: Stars of the Lid/Mom/Balmorhea (Granada)
5/19: Liars (Lola's)
5/25: the Kills (House of Blues)
5/30: Night Game Cult/Silk Stocking/White Bitch/Violent Squid (Rubber Gloves)
6/5: Ladytron/Datarock (Palladium)
7/5: Ulrich Schnauss (Hailey's)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008

New York Dolls to Play Granada on 4/20

But will they play any Buster Poindexter tracks? That's the big question. Anyway, they're confirmed over at the Granada, and it's apparently only the second time they've ever been to Dallas. Something tells me the Dolls are a bit apprehensive about playing in "W" country.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tommy Boy Mix CD

Newly emerging local DJ Tommy Boy, aka Tom Blackburn, has released a new mix available for free download here.  Tommy has a rather impressive resume that we'll tell you a bit more about next week, but for now, we can tell you that Tommy will be a guest at next week's Disqo Disco along with Prince William.  Anyway, his mix, entitled Automatic Loverboy, is quite a bit different from just about any other mix I've heard from a local DJ this year.  Focusing on early 80's synth infused disco and the stylistic precursors to everything from space disco to acid house, this is truly an interesting and highly danceable set of tracks.  As I said, we'll have more later, but for now, download the mix and see for yourself.  The track list is posted to the right. 

cliffnotes review of last men

men at last

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Bone Thugs to Play Concert at SMU this Saturday

Nope, it's no lie. The show starts at noon, and takes place in Doak Walker Plaza. Read for yourself.

Thanks to reader Jeff Mues for letting us know about this one.

Disqo Disco Mix Download

The Sydney Confirm guys, who double as the DJs at Disqo Disco, have just put together their first mix, which you can download for free here.

Josh Baish's Earful

I'm surprised I hadn't hear about this story until just a few minutes ago. Wow. No wonder Rubber Gloves was having Boris listening parties and whatnot last month.