THREE SHOWS THIS WEEK:

Thursday, October 8th, 8:00PM
11pm – THE SOFT PACK – San Diego garage rock
10pm – HYMNS – NYC Americana quartet
9pm – Cocky Americans
@ The Cavern
1914 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX
21+ only, Adv. tix $8. DOS $10

Last Thanksgiving, San Diego garage rock quartet The Muslims abruptly changed their name to THE SOFT PACK. Here is an interview I conducted with Matty M of The Soft Pack, shortly after the news. They will have a new release on Kemado Records later this year. A couple covers have popped up recently, including, The Cure’s “Grinding Halt” and 7? singles with b-side of Spacemen 3 and Arthur Lee.

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(by James Heimer)
Friday, October 9th, 2009  8:00PM
11pm –
WAVVES – San Diego surf rock duo on Fat Possum (w/ZACH HILL of HELLA on drums)
10pm – GANGLIANS – Psychedelic pop trio from Sacramento on Woodsist
9pm – El Paso Hot Button – Dissonant garage-punk solo phenom
@ The Lounge on Elm St
2810 Elm St
Dallas
All Ages
$8 for 21+adv, DOS $10 for all. BYOB
$10 for under, DOS $12 (NO UPCHARGE IF VENUE IS BYOB, will know in a day or so)

Wavves making up their canceled show from March.

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(by von dada)
Saturday, October 10th, 2009 8:00PM
11pm – A Place to Bury Strangers
10pm – Darker My Love
9pm – All the Saints
@ Lounge on Elm St
2810 Elm St
Dallas, TX
$10 & $12 All Ages, D.O.S $10/14 BYOB
(NO UPCHARGE IF VENUE IS BYOB, will know in a day or so)

The triple-bill tour of A Place to Bury Strangers, Darker My Love & All the Saints will definitely be my most beloved show this Fall. Besides constantly listening to the “Total Sonic Annihilation” of music created by A Place to Bury Strangers aka “the loudest band in New York” for 2 years, I have been trying to get California psychedelic band, Darker My Love to play Dallas for quite sometime (since their split 12? with Moccasins). This will be Darker My Love’s third trip to Texas in the past few years, having played in Dentron twice: Once as tour support for ??? ( I cant recall) and another time opening for These Arms Are Snakes, who recently released a split 7? with All the Saints, the openers on this tour.  A Place to Bury Strangers‘ second album, Exploding Head (mute) will be coming out and this year, they played Le Rock Dans, Siren, La Route Du Rock, Reading, Leeds and the upcoming All Tomorrow’s Parties in December.