Who Are the Detholz!?

I know, I didn’t post any concerts this week. There was a Terminal Bliss show Tuesday, but I didn’t go. I’m going to see And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead at the Metro tonight, mostly because local band Sybris is opening for them. (No, it’s not the hotel, it’s a band!) I’m not sure if it’s sold out, but you can always check online.

I couldn’t let this weekend pass without mentioning the awesome show that will be at the Empty Bottle this Saturday. Bobby Conn, the Detholz!, and Baby Teeth will be playing some killer sets. My particular favorite, the Detholz!, will be performing their 5th Annual “Jukebox of the Dead.” They’re not usually a cover band, but once a year near All Hallow’s Eve, they dust off the cheesiest of the 80s and give them their own special flavor. Without giving too much away, think of Madonna as sung by John Wayne Gacy or Dire Straits done by Vincent Price. The song is never recognizable until you hear the lyrics; the audience’s reaction is always fun.

Baby Teeth is also guaranteed dancing fun. I’m looking forward to discovering Bobby Conn, about whom I’ve heard good things.

Who are the Detholz!? You’ll just have to show up and find out, Saturday night at the Empty Bottle, around, say, 10pm, for twelve bucks. There are still tickets available. Yeah, I’m buying everything online in advance now. I’ve been burned way too many times recently.

8 Comments so far

  1. DavidLC (unregistered) on October 28th, 2004 @ 1:32 pm

    I’m going to say this, because I make the same mistake. The band is …and you will know us by the trail of dead. It’s the second “the” that gets us both. Being that I’m an Austinite, my friends give me no end of crap about the second “the”. I hope you enjoy the show. I’ve never seen them – they’re not quite my cup of tea.

  2. Tom (unregistered) on October 28th, 2004 @ 1:44 pm

    you know, i went through great lengths to get the name right, even going to the website and staring at it for several minutes, and that still got past me. hooray for having dozens of nationwide proofreaders.

    it’s been fixed.

    as an aside, always spell “detholz!” with an exclamation point.

  3. Alana Waters (unregistered) on October 28th, 2004 @ 4:01 pm


    Austin? Living in Chicago or Austin?

  4. DavidLC (unregistered) on October 29th, 2004 @ 7:10 am

    I live in Austin and write for that metroblog site. Susan, who writes for this site, is a friend of mine from another board. I love Chicago though, and I’m trying to plan another trip up there.

  5. tankboy (unregistered) on October 29th, 2004 @ 11:30 am

    1. it’s now just “trail of dead.” they shortened the name in a press release earlier this year…must be more marketable.

    2. while the detholz! are nice enough guys and okay musicians, the real treat of that show will be bobby motherfuckin’ conn. that man is a genius!

  6. davidlc (unregistered) on October 29th, 2004 @ 3:07 pm

    Is the day far off that they will be known as “t.o.d.”?

  7. Tom (unregistered) on October 29th, 2004 @ 4:18 pm

    personally i’m going to refer to them as “the trail” from now on.

  8. tankboy (unregistered) on October 30th, 2004 @ 9:39 pm

    in that case i’ll start referring to them as “that band that used to have an impossibly long name that liked to smash up their gear on-stage and once got jacked up against a wall for teasing mark lanegan (which i would never do because i value my health) but are now on a major so they shortened it, the name that is.”

    mush easier.

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