Transient/Amygdala/Just Another Consumer/Downpour/Realidad Brutal (Taqueria Pedritos): Somehow this grind and punk show, which includes touring act, Transient, all the way from Portland, also features Shooknite spinning tracks as well. Is this the underground utopia I’ve always wanted? Let’s hope so.
Wild Child/Doom and Gloom/Robert Schwartzman (TenOverSix/Weekend): Los Angeles boutique TenOverSix only has one non-Cali location, and hey, what do you know, it happens to be in another global shopping capital: Dallas. That’s us. Or more specifically, it is located in the Joule hotel. Along with handbags, clothing, and the like, they also have an impressive collection of books, such as The Italian Avant-Garde: 1968-1976 or a collection of watercolors by Mats Gustafson. Now, you can either see this as Dallas and LA respectively flaunting art as an accessory, or perhaps simply showcasing our great cultural literacy. But the best thing about both places? I often can’t tell. I have a hard time defending both cities and that is no accident.
For one of TenOverSix’s multiple opening parties this week, tonight will see a husband-and-wife act called Doom and Gloom, performing some especially slick pop music that also resides right on the line between gaudy and cool. They’re from LA as well. I love it.
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Amy Gee (Double Wide): Amy Gee is a local DJ with a taste for some pretty dusty rock and pop, though I’m not complaining. Her show invite hints that we might hear some “dream pop” at the Double Wide this evening. That’s an anomaly if I’ve ever heard one. Maybe the bartender won’t roll his eyes at my off-white cardigan this time.
Zhora (Sundown at Granada): Blake Ward has his quieter nights at Sundown, and then he has evenings like this, where we get a Thursday-Saturday headliner rather early in the week.
“Battletech” (Crown and Harp): The guest this evening is EZ Eddie D, who is mostly known for his long-running hip hop show on KNON. This will showcase his seldom heard drum & bass selections.
Image: Excerpt from the TenOverSix collection of art tomes. Credit: Jonathan Zizzo, for D Magazine.