Monday, June 20, 2005
i wanna bite that hand so badly

Maybe it's futile to complain about the state of big radio. But, I have to ask how our neighbours to the West hear bands like Bloc Party, Metric, and the Arcade Fire in regular rotation, and our neighbours to the South rock the Decemberists, while their new music show leaked the new, unreleased, and shelved Fiona Apple to the masses, while CFOX runs the other "modern" rock station into the ground, then procedes to switch formats so it can sandwich the very safest (even for commercial radio) of newish tunes between AC/DC, Van Halen, and Def Leppard? I realize the obvious answer is to just tune out. And, as it stands I hardly listen to the radio, but I'm still confused as to how the Vancouver market apparently only supports a format that is so much worse than the formats of two other stations in fairly close vicinity.

Frog Eyes plays the Lamplighter on August 27th.

Evan Dando plays the Red Room on July 16th.

Waaaay in advance notice that Why? returns to Vancouver on November 5th at a venue TBA.

We should be able to expect the Arcade Fire in town sometime in the third week of September, as they embark on the next West Coast leg of their never ending tour schedule.

Finally, if you're like me and you have a never ending desire to blow all your expendable income on records, you're in for a treat this Sunday. The Ukrainian Centre on (3150) Ash St. plays host to boxes and boxes of LPs and 45s from 11am - 4pm. The semi-annual record show is full of sweet deals on stuff that is usually way overpriced or impossible to find in stores around town. At the last one I grabbed a copy of the Yellow EP by Gang of Four for four bucks and some Bowie and Smiths LPs for $3-5 each.

Debating whether I want to check out Apostle of Hustle tomorrow.

now playing: Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - Helpless

3 Comments:

Pitchfork says Depeche Mode will play Vancouver sometime between October and December.

By Anonymous Neil, at 12:19 AM  

Depeche Mode is coming to town? Hmmm . . .

As for CFOX, it just sucks now. It's basically CFMI but without Bro Jake & his "Champ" schtick.

Thank goodness for those pockets in the lower mainland where I can get a clear signal of university, Victoria, and Seattle radio stations.

By Blogger Shockah Karl, at 1:39 AM  

Hey did you hear? Smashing Pumpkins together again!? Well, it seems Billy Corgan really wants to reunite at least. http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/acrobat/2005-06/18118271.pdf

By Anonymous yuki, at 7:23 PM  

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