Friday, August 26, 2005
child stars

The National show on October 2nd originally scheduled for the Media Club, has now been moved to Sonar. This probably has more to do with the hype around tour mates Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, then it has to do with how fabulous an album Alligator is, but the CYHSY album is pretty killer too, so that's not a jab at anybody. While I'm happy that they've sold enough tickets to warrant a bigger venue, I've gotta say: Sonar sucks as a show venue. Actually, it's not any place I'd like to go anytime... Sonar just sucks period. Maybe they'll sell even more tickets and get moved to Richard's. Oops... Ellen Allien is there... Maybe they'll combine them with Ellen Allien and.. alright, now I'm just being silly.

Steregum points us to LCD Soundsystem's fabulous new video for "Tribulations." While you're at it, click around the rest of the site for a whole bunch of other fine offerings. Kano and the Streets (a remix to boot) videos? Yes, please!

Lemon Red leads us to this article from the Washington Post.

Some choice quotes:
"It's about being nasty, people come to grind on each other," said (Bianca) Casady, 23. "It's like friends being sexual with each other."
Casady was raised in Santa Barbara, Calif., but quickly notes her worldliness by listing the cities where she has lived along the trail to Brooklyn. A regular Kill Whitie partygoer, she tried the conventional (that is, non-hipster) hip-hop clubs but found the men "really hard-core." In this vastly whiter scene, Casady said that "it's a safe environment to be freaky."


"His street fliers come emblazoned with the words "Kill Whitie" across a woman's backside. Another flier offers free admission to anyone with a bucket of fried chicken."

"If you don't see it's funny," he said, "I can't help you."

Luckily, I don't want some New York hipster trash to help me... but I would like to see him try to explain the whole deal to the RZA. And yes, it's that Bianca Casady.

I'm always into supporting independent retailers, but you should most definitely pick up your copy of the new New Pornographers record at Scratch or Zulu, as they're giving away a free one-sided 7" with non-album track "High Art, Local News" with every purchase of Twin Cinema. Hurry, supplies are limited.

Finally, I'm sad to say that it looks as though the Arcade Fire show originally set for October 7th is all but dead. Despite what the Bell Orchestre website says about it being at Commodore, apparently a suitable venue couldn't be found. Someone who knows how to promote a show get on the horn with Wolf Parade and set up a headlining show with them!

now playing: the New Pornographers - Sing Me Spanish Techno

5 Comments:

I bought my New Porn at A&B and missed out on this 7" because they don't have the offer! How sad.

By Anonymous Yuki, at 9:40 PM  

Ack! I didn't get any free giveaway either, and I was at Scratch today.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:38 PM  

As I said on MSN, I'd like to see OC throwdown with those racist hipsters at their next party...

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2/8 Twin Sister, Eleanor Friedberger, and Ava Luna @ the Media Club
2/9 David Choi @ the Rio
2/10 Secret Chiefs 3 and Dengue Fever @ the Rickshaw
2/13 White Buffalo @ the Media Club
2/14 The Ballyntines and Pleasure Cruise (TT) @ the Biltmore
2/18 Grimes w/Born Gold @ Fortune (early)
2/18 Cruel Young Heart, Young Liars, the Oh Wells, and Matiation @ the Dodson Rooms (AA)
2/18 Cursive w/UME @the Media Club
2/19 The Asteroids Galaxy Tour w/Vacationer @ Venue
2/20 Veronica Falls w/Bleached @ the Media Club
2/26 DJ Krush @ Fortune
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3/6 Slow Club w/Signals @ the Media Club
3/7 Cloud Nothings w/Mr. Dream @ the Media Clubr
3/8 Islands @ the Rio
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3/17 William Fitzsimmons @ the Biltmore (early)
3/18 Magnetic Fields @ the Vogue (AA)
3/21 Plants & Animals>/b> @ the Rickshaw
3/22 Drive-by Truckers @ the Commodore
3/23 White Rabbits @ the Biltmore
3/23 Loney Dear @ the Media Club
3/24 Sharon Van Etten and the War on Drugs @ the Biltmore (early)
3/25 Nada Surf and An Horse @ the Rickshaw
3/27 The Ting Tings @ the Commodore
4/5 House de Racket @ the Electric Owl
4/6 Chairlift w/Nite Jewel @ the Electric Owl
4/7 Heartless Bastards @ the Media Club
4/8 Metronomy @ Venue
4/8 Gotye @ the Vogue (AA)
4/9 Cults @ Venue
4/10 First Aid Kit @ Venue
4/10 Andrew Bird w/Laura Marling @ the Vogue (AA)
4/13 The Odds and the Grapes of Wrath @ the Rickshaw
4/14 The Joel Plaskett Emergency @ the Vogue (AA)
4/24 School of Seven Bells w/Exitmusic @ the Electric Owl
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