Wild//Tribe Call It Quits and The Polyphonic Spree Get a New Girl.
Things were looking a lot different for Fort Worth hardcore outfit Wild//Tribe right around this time last year.
When we caught up with them last February, the band had just signed with Goatsnake guitarist Greg Anderson's Los Angeles-based Southern Lord Records, and they were said to be working on a new album.
Earlier this month, though, the Mad Max-style crust punks announced that their upcoming May 25 performance at Three Links would be their last. The band is currently planning on performing their 2011 LP Endless Nights from front to back at the show. Joining them on the bill there are cohorts Pinkish Black, Steel Bearing Hand, Dead Line and, according to the band's Facebook event page, “a few more TBA.” Hopefully that means sets by the long defunct Unit 21 and Tolar, whose combining of forces a couple years back birthed Wild//Tribe in the first place.
Despite the perhaps-somber genesis for this show, not everything about it is bittersweet, at least not in the band's eyes: “This is a great new club in Dallas,” writes guitarist Chris Bonner of the show's venue in a status update on the event's Facebook page, “and hopefully a new place the punks can call home.”
Staying in the metal world, it seems as if former Pantera bassist Rex Brown has finally decided to break his silence. After sitting back for years and letting Phil Anselmo and The Abbott Brothers bicker in the press after the band split, Brown finally released an autobiography telling his side of the story last Tuesday. And from the sentences-I-never-thought-I'd-type file comes this gem: Brown will be at the Northwest Highway Barnes and Noble location signing copies of Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera tonight at 7 p.m.
And since your appointment books (read: Google calendar apps) are now open, here are a few more reminders to toss your way:
â€¢ Remember when we told you a few weeks back that a new Polyphonic Spree song called “Popular by Design,” would be debuting in an upcoming episode of New Girl? Well, tonight's the night. Spoiler alert: The song will play during a scene in which Zooey Deschanel adorably tries to look awkward and cute at once.
â€¢ Were you part of that subset of the audience at The Hive during 35 Denton's thunderstorm-riddled Saturday night that were somewhat disappointed that Sarah Jaffe's guest appearance during The Cannabinoids set was but a mere three songs long? Fret no longer. Over the weekend, the always-popular Jaffe announced that she'd be playing a pair of intimate shows at her favorite Denton venue, Dan's Silverleaf, in the near future. The first comes this Saturday night with These Machines Are Winning. The second one goes down just a few hours later, on Sunday afternoon.
â€¢ Also on Sunday afternoon comes your chance to rage with the notorious youth culture-lampooning Party Police, spring break style. Anyone not scared off by the prospect of pre-noon binge drinking, keg stands, flip cup games and wet T-shirt contests are welcome to show up to the Sandbar Cantina this Sunday at 10 a.m. to appear as extras in the group's newest music video. Per emcee Ward “The Warden” Richmond, this public service announcement especially applies to guitar-playing Jamaicans and/or Lindsay Lohan lookalikes.
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