Wednesday, August 03, 2005
handshakes at the ranch

Frank led off with Metric today, but my love for this band forces me to follow suit. Emily, James, Josh, and Joules finally release the follow up to Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? on September 27th. As previously reported, you can get a taste of some of the new material on September 10th, as Metric cap off Firstweek festivities out at UBC. And, if hanging out with us college kids isn't your bag, catch the band as they (inevitably) sell out the Commodore again on October 30th. MTV.com has the tracklist to Live it Out up, as well as a snippet of the first single, "Monster Hospital." If that's not enough, here's a live version of "Handshakes" from a Halloween 2003 show in San Francisco. Seeing as this recording will be nearly two years old when the album gets a release, I'm psyched for a studio version.

download: Metric - Handshakes (live in SanFrancisco)

If Metric isn't your thing, you can catch the irreverant (and by that, I mean insane) antics of Antone Newcombe, when Brian Jonestown Massacre plays at Richard's on September 10th.

Remember when the Rapture played Sonar and you didn't go? Remember when you were too lazy to see LCD Soundsystem, and now your jerk blogging friend talks about the show all the time? Well, then you won't want to miss the latest DFA related dancefest, when the Juan Maclean plays the Media Club on August 30th.

The Why? show now has a venue. You can check them out at the Media Club.

Blackalicious plays Dear Lake Park on September 3rd. (thank you, Jackie) What's with all these shows in Burnaby? Nobody wants to spend that much time in Burnaby. (note: this isn't too much of a slag on Burnaby, I live in Richmond, and a show here would be equally weird)

I thought I had mentioned this, but looking at the sidebar, apparently I did not... So thanks to Graham for the reminder that TV on the Radio open for Franz Ferdinand on October 4th. I still can't sell myself on Franz in the Orpheum. It's not the size, so much as the lack of any room to dance. TVotR will probably come off well in a theatre, however.

P:ano embark on their Children's Summer Reading Club tour, rocking,not one, but three of Vancouver's public Libraries. Admission to the shows is free, and the festivities are as follows:
Aug. 5, 2 pm, Marpole branch (68th & Granville)
Aug. 11, 2 pm, Oakridge branch (41st & Cambie) and 3:30 pm, Firehall branch (1455 W. 10th)
Aug. 12, 2 pm, Dunbar branch (29th & Dunbar)

Ryan Adams has set a release date (September 27th in North America) and announced the tracklist for his second of three 2005 releases, the aptly titled, September. The NME has all the details. If you're like me, you're catching Ryan at his first Vancouver solo appearance (ever!) next Tuesday.

Finally, not only are Broken Social Scene releasing my most anticipated album of the year, Windsurfing Nation on October 4th, but word is that the first pressing will come with a bonus EP of material that didn't make the cut. Seeing as Kevin Drew has been telling reporters that they're axing the songs that are surfire singles and catchy as hell, it should be one damn good set of throwaways.

now playing: the Kinks - Johnny Thunder (Stereo Version)

7 Comments:

No Sufjan videos/photos?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:40 PM  

(Not to sound like I'm whining or that you must share videos, etc. but since you did mention it earlier, I'm hoping you have something)

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:42 PM  

i didn't take the vids myself, but i'll get on my friend who did to send some over.

By Blogger Quinn, at 1:53 PM  

ha! that friend would be me. i'll get them to quinn on msn today or tomorrow. they aren't great...be warned.

someone get me those dylan shows!

By Anonymous sean, at 2:13 PM  

Nice.
Continuing the Sufjan talk, there is a complete bootleg of Sufjan at the Bluebird here. It's almost exactly the same setlist and commentary, except with a couple more songs, lucky them. If the Richards recordings are crappy, pretend he's saying "Vancouver" instead of whatever city this is from. It's got "The Predatory Wasp" and all the cheers!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:05 PM  

It's too bad P:ano aren't having an 'after work special' - libraries have quickly become my new favourite venue. I mean, they're no Harry and the Potters, but for all of you not stuck working 9 to 5, library shows are not to be missed.

(and Quinn, you already know about Feist's Live at the Rehearsal Hall on Bravo Tuesday night, yes? break out the ol' VCR)
~aleks

By Blogger Aleksandra, at 2:34 PM  

thx for the metric mp3

By Blogger fenny, at 2:03 PM  

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