Wednesday, August 17, 2005
the midnite hour is close at hand

Part hack at "Do They Know It's Christmas?" Part indierock love-in...
Nick Diamonds (formerly of the Unicorns) and Steve McDonald (of Redd Kross) got some of music's best and brightest together to record a one song benefit that lays a tongue-in-cheek smack on "other benefit songs’ misguided, some what patronizing attitude, and Western-centric worldview," with all the profits going to UNICEF. Vice Records is putting out the single on 12"/cd/itunes on October 11th.

Thurston Moore, Karen O, Win and Reg from the Arcade Fire, Beck, Devendra Banhart, Feist, Smoosh, Nardwuar, Chris Murphy, and a host of others all lend their voices to "Do they know it's Hallowe'en?"

You can preview the song at Vice Records.

If you're planning on catching Feist without the rest of the indierock choir (but with New Buffalo), you should know that tickets for her October 5th show are on sale tomorrow for $20+charges.

Some out of town action:

Less than an hour down the I-5, Bright Eyes plays Bellingham's Mt. Baker Theatre on November 3rd. Glasgow's Sons and Daughters support.

A little further down the I-5, but so goddamn good (and cheap) that you need to go (if you're not going to a wedding like me). For a mere $20 US you can enjoy the sights and sounds of M83, the National, Athlete, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, John Vanderslice (solo to boot), and Math and Physics Club, as they play a benefit for the best goddamn radio station in North America (ok... maybe second WOXY, is pretty ace), KEXP. It all goes down at Neumo's.

I'll be dancing to "Shout"... or more likely drinking a scotch and whining to my girlfriend about missing M83 and Math and Physics Club.

If you want to check out Athlete closer to home, they play the Commodore on September 30th.

Finally, I guess my question about whether or not Garbage could get away with charging $40 for their Commodore show has been answered. The August 30th show is not sold out, and the band has added another date the next night.

now playing: the National - Daughters of the Soho Riots

2 Comments:

are you going to National/CHSY on 10/2?

By Blogger pinder, at 4:58 PM  

definitely... already have my ticket.

By Blogger Quinn, at 10:14 PM  

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2/14 The Ballyntines and Pleasure Cruise (TT) @ the Biltmore
2/18 Grimes w/Born Gold @ Fortune (early)
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2/18 Cursive w/UME @the Media Club
2/19 The Asteroids Galaxy Tour w/Vacationer @ Venue
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3/6 Slow Club w/Signals @ the Media Club
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3/21 Plants & Animals>/b> @ the Rickshaw
3/22 Drive-by Truckers @ the Commodore
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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
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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)
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