Our favorite person in dance music, Fatboy Slim, continues to do things to remain our favorite person in dance music.
He’s already on record as hating Dutch DJs and not being a fan of pneumatic tits, but now he told Simon Cowell to fuck off when he wanted to launch a “DJ Idol” type show, but he also distilled the essence of what makes the evolution of any subgenre perfect:
“That’s the good thing about dance music; it grows organically through drunk people late at night coming up with stupid ideas. It’s not something that can be scripted or transported into a TV studio.”
Never stop being cantankerous, Fatboy Slim. Click for more words and pictures »
The Bunkhouse, easily one of Downtown’s most underrated bars is going to have some down time as the Downtown Project takes over the space.
The venerable institution will shutter at the end of the month for renovations before reopening in September. The last two shows of the summer will be June 28 and 29, with lineups still to be announced.
Whatever they do with the remodel, they’d better not do away with the awesome curved bartop fronting the raised seating area. The questionable overstuffed chairs, on the other hand …
See no evil, point no evil, pee no evil?
A leaner, meaner Neon Reverb returns tonight, starting at The Bunkhouse with Savannah, Ga.’s Cusses, along with Silver Snakes, Fredward, The Marquees and Red Abbey. Is there any more Southern word than “Cuss,” by the way? Well, other than “Dale,” we mean. Click for more words and pictures »
We love that movie, The Thrashin’ of the Christ.
Thrash is, objectively, the greatest type of metal. That’s not us saying that; that’s science. You wouldn’t argue with science, would you? Of course not. How do we know this? Because D.R.I. can come into the Bunkhouse tonight and headline a show billed as Thrashgiving. Q.E.D. Click for more words and pictures »
A division of the Shinehardt Wig Company.
Neon Reverb, the other music festival going on this weekend (because for some reason we’re just going to double up on music festivals despite the fact that we only have like three a year) has its wrap party tonight at The Bunkhouse. On deck for the 8 p.m. tilt are The Back Pockets, The Dewane Bros. and Hungry Cloud. Which, in America’s fervor for all things Hungry, is expected to make at least $15 million on Sunday in and of itself. Click for more words and pictures »
Mama said yes, papa said no.
Good night to be a Stones fan in town. Over at the Hilton, tribute act Rolling the Stones has the stage there. The really cool gig, though, comes at The Bunkhouse where bunches of local bands are getting together to channel their inner Mick ‘n’ Keef for Exile on Fremont Street. Dude City, Same Sex Mary, Quint & The Cowpunk Calamity, Wyatt McKenzie, Zach Ryan, Chandelle, Vitamin Overdose, The Seams and Keith’s Teeth go to town on the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band. Fire the fuckin’ feed. Click for more words and pictures »