Tuesday, December 06, 2005
spiders (kidsmoke)

Jeff Tweedy is set to play a solo at the Commodore on January 31st. The full set of dates is here. Anyone who knows me, knows that my love of Wilco is almost as strong as my love for my mother, so I think I might head down to Seattle on February 2nd as well. (via More Cowbell)

Mint Records is throwing a Xmas party this Friday at the Cambrian Hall (Main @ 17th). The Organ, Carolyn Mark, The Buttless Chaps, Young and Sexy, Immaculate Machine, Chris Mastheim and the Come All Ye's, and the Choir Practice are all scheduled to play. There is also the promise of "special surprises." This is totally unsubstantiated, but most of the New Pornographers should be back in town on Friday... a boy can dream. I actually have to get rid of a shift at work if I'm going to check this out (or alternately go really really late), so cross your fingers for me.

Harry Potter has better taste in music than most people I know.

Find out what was topping the pops in the UK on your birthday.

Some very advance notice (and chances are these dates could change), but their booking agency has Oneida penciled in for a March 17th date in Vancouver and Mates of State for an April 20th appearance (both at venues TBA).

Also from Kork, P.O.S. hits Richard's on March 8th. That's the P.O.S. from Minneapolis, not the P.O.S. from Vancouver, for the record.

Miss Modern Age points us to news on Sony's new PSP marketing campaign. Ummm... yeah... real hip.

Chart is now taking votes in its annual readers poll. The Chart polls seems to have a tendency to draw throngs of message board hangers-on and street teamers, which may explain why Matt Mays currently has a healthy lead in the "Best Canadian Album" category.

Finally, if for some odd reason you don't go there before you visit here, you should know that Stylus is counting down their Top 50 Singles of 2005. The Stylus singles list is my favourite of the multitude of year-end lists. For one, I rather like Stylus, and it's always well written and so very aesthetically pleasing. For two, although I'm still more of an album guy, in the age of instantaneously downloadable to IPod music consumption, the single really is the thing. Albums can take time, but a good single is downloaded, uploaded, and buried in your conciousness in a matter of minutes.

now playing: Destroyer - European Oils

7 Comments:

been waiting a long time for a Tweedy solo show...

By Anonymous g, at 3:30 PM  

you actually squealed with joy when you read that Tweedy date didn't you?

By Anonymous Sean, at 3:37 PM  

mates of state? there with bells on.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:09 PM  

Sean: fist pump.. it was a fist pump.

By Blogger Quinn, at 9:25 PM  

haha ok

By Anonymous Sean, at 10:24 PM  

i'll come to Seattle with you.

By Anonymous josh, at 12:44 AM  

promise of stress, pissed off stef, piece of shit, product of society, promise of skill...P.O.S.!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:19 AM  

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