Thursday, January 05, 2006
i guess i break hearts

don't call it a comeback...
My computer is back in action, so now that you've all deleted your bookmarks, why don't we get this blog thing going again? We've got some catching up to do...

Let's start with some local news. The fine people over at Boompa sent me his forthcoming (UK only) EP awhile ago, and I hadn't had the chance to talk about it, but now that Leeroy Stagger is set to play the Media Club on February 16th (after what is sure to be a triumphant invasion of Britain), it seemed like a good time to do just that. If you've read this blog with any frequency, you know that I'm a sucker for a bit of twang, and with Tales From The Back Porch sounding just like it's title suggests, I was wonover pretty easily. Since he plays fairly often in Vancouver, I'd actually been meaning to check out Leeroy for quite awhile, and I'm sure many of you already have. But, if you haven't, and you're a fan of Jason Collett, Whiskeytown, etc, do yourself a favour and check out some downloads here. Then do yourself another favour and show the Vic native some love on February 16th (or alternately, pick up his domestically available full-length Beautiful House, which features all the songs and more from Tales..., at most finer record stores right now).

Destroyer plays Richard's on April 12th. If you're not totally excited about this (despite his lacklustre performance opening for the New Pornographers), I don't think we can be friends. This show also comes hot on the heals (sorta) of the release of Dan's newie, Rubies, on February 21st. Until then, why not tide yourself over/get yourself psyched up for both dates by listening to this track...

download: Destroyer - 3000 Flowers

You Say Party! We Say Die! opens the Blood Brothers show on January 29th. They also played a show on New Year's, that I couldn't give you the headsup on, because I was internetless... sorry if your New Year's was lacking the good music department.

Good news: Ladyhawk have finished re-recording their debut LP (out on Storyboard here, Jagjaguwar down South). Bad news: it won't be out til May. In the meantime, if you're up for a drive, you can check out the band at the Boot Pub in Whistler on January 22nd.

Last, but certainly not least, on the local front... Vancouver turntable hero, Paul Devro, provides this month's Lemon Red Mix.

The Stills play UBC's Pit Pub on February 4th. I can't say that I've been too huge on them in the past, but they've had a bit of a line up shake down, and are moving in a "new creative direction." Should be interesting. Jets Overhead open. Tix are on sale now at Zulu and in UBC's Student Union Building.

Tix for the first of the two Cons shows are also being sold in the SUB now.

According to the NME, Meg White is doing some modelling. Sean is totally psyched right now.

Finally, if you picked up an IPod Video over the Winter Break (and then didn't subsequently crash your computer installing a video converter for it) you'll want to head over to Vanmega, where Rob has graciously converted and is now hosting ten Pod-ready vids for your viewing pleasure.

now playing: Leeroy Stagger - Beautiful House


Leeroy is also playing the wonderful redone Gallery Lounge at UBC on Jan 18th

By Anonymous Shea, at 2:47 p.m.  

the Destroyer show with Frogy Eyes and Book of Lists last year at WISE Hall was one of my fav shows of the year.

By Blogger pinder, at 3:23 p.m.  

A fist pump Quinn, it was a fist pump.

By Anonymous Sean, at 7:15 p.m.  

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upcoming shows
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
2/29 Trevor Hall @ the Media Club
3/6 Slow Club w/Signals @ the Media Club
3/7 Cloud Nothings w/Mr. Dream @ the Media Clubr
3/8 Islands @ the Rio
3/10 Memoryhouse @ the Waldorf
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
4/26 Justice @ the PNE Forum (AA)
4/27 M83 @ the Vogue (AA)
4/27 Yukon Blonde @ the Commodore
4/28 Neon Indian @ Venue (early)
5/6 Delta Spirit w/Waters @ the Electric Owl
5/9 Yann Tiersen @ the Rickshaw
5/11 Great Lake Swimmers w/Cold Specks @ the Commodore
5/12 The Boxer Rebellion> @ the Biltmore
5/27 Coeur de Pirate @ Venue

AA = all ages
DG = @damaged goods
DFTK = @dirty for the kids
FJW = @fake jazz wed
EN = @easy now
GD = @glory days
HL = @higher learning JH = @junior high
JY= @junkyard
RRPP = @rocknroll pizza party
SD = @shindig
TT = @toonie tuesday
NW = @no worries

more shows
the biltmore
the railway
the red room

club action
culture club
damaged goods
east van soul club
glory days
ice cream social
no more strangers
wild zero

local favourites

mostly music
a day in the life of...
a reminder
chipped hip
duncan's donuts
expressway to my skull
goodnight neverland
hero hill
the indie files
my indie world
radio zero
the skinny
weird pop vancouver
winnie cooper

red cat

formed a band
the abramson singers
black mountain
the clips
fine mist
no gold
nu sensae
twin crystals
white lung

dj kicks
betti forde
cam dales
dg djs
expendable youth
john cougar
paul devro
tyler fedchuk

everything else
beyond robson
chez nous presents
linds & nicola
ryan walter wagner
safe amplification site society
the straight
twee death
urban diner
vancouver is awesome
vanity presents

everywhere else

brooklyn vegan
copy, right
feed your habit
for the 'records'
good weather for airstrikes
gorilla vs. bear
i am fuel, you are friends
i (heart) music
largehearted boy
mad decent
mcnutt against the music
more cowbell
music (for robots)
my old kentucky blog
the outernet
palms out sounds
pop (all love)
rock, paper, pixels
said the gramophone
soul sides
songs: illinois
weird canada

you ain't no picasso

cbc radio 3
coke machine glow
glorious noise
schedule two
tiny mixtapes




on repeat
i'll make you a tape
one song
promo pile

previous posts
you know i'm not dead
i always end up miles away
another year older
over and over again
good news for people who like bad news
the big guns are coming out
soon enough
i like the crowds at the really big shows...
there's no skatin' here
blue christmas


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writing by Quinn
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