Wednesday, February 15, 2006
can't you see, i'm in misery

Here is what I know about Vetiver: they record with Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom, and they covered "Be Kind To Me" by Michael Hurley. I had decided to download some of their music to check them out, and will probably pick up the record later today (are you reading that RIAA? people do that. download things and then buy them if they don't suck).
Here is what I know about Michael Hurley: he recorded his first record (which I'm also previewing in mp3 format right now) in 1965, and has been covered by a bunch of indie-folk contemporaries, like Vetiver and Cat Power ("Werewolf," from You Are Free).
Here is something new that I know about them: they are both coming to Vancouver on March 28th, and are playing the Media Club. You should go. Also on the bill is Currituck Co., whom I know little about, other than the fact that Kevin Barker (who is essentially the band) plays with Antony from time to time.

Check out the afermentioned Vetiver recording of "Be Kind To Me" (taken from last year's Believer Magazine Comp) to get yourself psyched up. This is what I wish every party I went to turned into... some kind of hootenany, where everyone sings semi-obscure folk stompers.

download: Vetiver - Be Kind To Me (Michael Hurley Cover)

The previously mentioned Ladyhawk show on March 3rd, is actually being headlined by S.T.R.E.E.T.S., and is their farewell show.

Pinback are at the Plaza on April 24th.

Yesterday the Province reviewed the latest Ariel Pink record and said that he actually was playing Richard's. Of course, it is the Province, so chances are they were wrong. Did anyone try to go down to Richard's last night? I just figured it was off and went to Celeb's instead.

As you have probably already heard, the Franz/DCFC extravaganza is taking place in the massive confines of the Pacific Coliseum. Tix are on presale now for $35/$45, though the presale's now been going on for 2 hours, so you may want to wait til the regular on-sale on Friday at 10am if there are no floor tix left right now. At any rate, Cy has kindly provided the presale passwords, CUTIE for the HoB one, FRANZ for the CFOX one.

Lastly, if you were planning on going to Seattle to check out Cat Power before she cancelled, take this as small consolation. Check out this video of the Flaming Lips and Chan Marshall covering "War Pigs" on Austin City Limits. Also note, one Conrad Keely (of ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead fame), who is totally psyched in the front row.

now playing: Cat Power - The Greatest


FF+DCFC floor seats are general admission, FYI. Probably better to get reserved seating in the front rows of the lower bowl sections close to the stage. Considering tix were the same price for FF alone last fall at the Orpheum (or was it the Vogue?), this is a pretty good deal. But last year's DCFC+Stars was even better.

By Blogger Display Name, at 1:39 p.m.  

Sorry Quinn, I should have told you before... Right after posting that frantic comment re: the ariel pink show's status, I sent an even more frantic email to a guy to whom the paw tracks site refers as his 'responsible agent', outlining my plight and desperation. He soon sent me a short email on his blackberry, certainly from an important L.A. espresso bar, apologizing and saying ariel pink was indeed not playing the show. This apology was the extent of his excuse and the show's disappearance from the tour was never addressed or explained. 'Responsible agent', my fucking ass. This dude broke my heart and ruined my valentine's day. Whatever, no sense dwelling on what could have been. There you go.


ryan, rlongoz at gmail dot com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:43 a.m.  

ugh.. lame.

apparently he's catching on, so maybe he'll be back soon.

By Blogger Quinn, at 5:23 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

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the biltmore
the railway
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damaged goods
east van soul club
glory days
ice cream social
no more strangers
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a day in the life of...
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chipped hip
duncan's donuts
expressway to my skull
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radio zero
the skinny
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red cat

formed a band
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black mountain
the clips
fine mist
no gold
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cam dales
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expendable youth
john cougar
paul devro
tyler fedchuk

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

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brooklyn vegan
copy, right
feed your habit
for the 'records'
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gorilla vs. bear
i am fuel, you are friends
i (heart) music
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mad decent
mcnutt against the music
more cowbell
music (for robots)
my old kentucky blog
the outernet
palms out sounds
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rock, paper, pixels
said the gramophone
soul sides
songs: illinois
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you ain't no picasso

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coke machine glow
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on repeat
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one song
promo pile

previous posts
metal heart
baby baby make that sound
we assure you, we're open
if you walk away, i'll walk away
the fallen
some white boys surely imitate that
your blood in mine
i was tamed by rock n roll
desert sessions
drain cosmetics


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