Drug Mountain Reunion Shows Get Dates, Blackstone Rangers Gets Signed and Rock Lottery Returns.
In last week's column, we briefly mentioned a string of yet-to-be-announced Drug Mountain reunion shows that would be taking place in the next couple of months on behalf of local musician Nevada Hill, who currently has skin cancer but does not currently have health insurance. We've now got confirmation on those dates.
A Fort Worth benefit show will take place at The Where House on September 20. Joining Drug Mountain on that bill will be Def Rain, Bitch Bricks, Bukkake Moms and Mountain of Smoke, many of whom (Bitch Bricks notwithstanding) have never before played in Fort Worth.
A Dallas show will follow on October 18 at Crown & Harp with Strange Towers, Vulgar Fashion, Big Fiction and Linear B also on the bill.
Then, on November 22 at Rubber Gloves, the band will be joined by Early Lines, Pinkish Black, New Fumes and Forbes/Lemons. In addition, the Denton show will feature a raffle with signed records and art provided by Gang of Four, Butthole Surfers, Lightning Bolt, Mission of Burma, David Yow (The Jesus Lizard), Tim Doyle, comedian Paul Scheer and more. Tickets for the raffle will be available at all three shows.
“The list of stuff keeps growing,” Drug Mountain guitarist Britt Robisheaux tells White Noise. “And I think it's important to mention that all of these items were donated by the bands and artists [specifically] for Nevada. None of it is just stuff that we had lying around.”
Speaking of teamwork: Kool Keith, who was in Dallas last week for a performance at Dada, helped out a local rap duo during his brief stint in town. Top Shelf's Glenn Jackson tells White Noise that the legendary emcee will appear in an upcoming A.Dd+ video for a new single called “Magnum Large.” Produced by frequent Yung Nation collaborator Tony Slowmo, the video will debut following the A.Dd+'s upcoming tour. The video — a still of which can be seen here — was shot by Jeff Adair, who was also responsible for the A.Dd+'s The Fader-approved “Where You Been” video.
In yet another update to last week's coverage, Blackstone Rangers have more big news this week as well: After releasing their debut EP last year via Dallas Distortion Music, the trio intends on releasing its six-track followup EP Decendant on March 1, 2014 via the locally-based Saint Marie Records. Interestingly enough, the signing marks the first local that label head Wyatt Parkins has added to his primarily Euro-based shoegaze label. In any case, the larger distribution/attention Saint Marie will provide for the Blackstone seem to indicate 2014 being a breakout year for the band.
Lastly, we'll leave you with a couple of quick hits: While local soul man Larry g(EE) has received loads of media coverage for his batch of exquisite throwback tunes and over-the-top live shows, Larry found himself part of a whole different type of national attention this week. In a recent post on one of GQ's fashion blogs, the always dapper performer was featured as one of the magazine's “Best Dressed Readers.”
Lastly, it was announced this week that our favorite on-again/off-again Denton tradition — Rock Lottery — will return on November 2 for its 12th incarnation. Like last year's Lottery, the happenings will once again take place in the familiar confines of Dan's Silverleaf. Maybe, by then, the final refrains of “You gotta see! UNT! Football!” will have finally left our brains for good.
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