the slow descent into alcoholism
If you head over to The New Pornographers website, you'll notice that they have a date for April 7th listed at UBC's T-Bird stadium. You'll also notice that Corb Lund, the Weakerthans, and local popsters, the Salteens are on the bill as well. If you're one of us student folk, you'll note that April 7th is the last day of classes, which only means one thing: the concert/gigantic beer garden better known as, Arts County Fair. Look for a fifth act to round out the bill. I can't devulge who it is, but holy smoke. The lineup gets its official unveiling in a couple of weeks, with ticket sales to follow.
Microhouse hero, Matthew Dear is at the Plaza on April 20th.
Lyrics Born are at the same place, six days later. The Plaza's really stepping it up on the live shows, eh?
Head over to Stylus for Matt Sheardown's great article on the Canadian institution that is the Tragically Hip.
Finally... it's been exactly one year since I decided to make the jump into the "blogosphere, and what started as me writing for nobody, has surprisingly resulted in things like being introduced as "Quinn... he does From Blown Speakers" on occasion. Which, is wierd, but kinda cool. So, thanks for reading.
Wait.. I lied. One more thing. See You On The Moon! Songs For Kids Of All Ages just leaked. I'm sure everyone is waiting on Broken Social Scene's rendition of "Puff the Magic Dragon," or maybe the Sufjan Stevens track, but on first listen, the title track, by Great Lake Swimmers, is sticking out for me. You can't mistake Tony Dekker's voice, but instead of the usual somber number, it sounds like he's fronting the Shins, and that, my friends, is awesome. Junior Boys, Mark Kozelek, and Apostle of Hustle (among others) contribute. So far, the entire thing is really enjoyable, and not just from a novelty standpoint. Pick it up in stores on March 21st.
download: Great Lake Swimmers - See You On The Moon!
now playing: Apostle of Hustle w/the Huskies - 24 Robbers
Thank YOU for writing : )
Congrats on the one year anniversary!
Now, you do realize I expect an email telling me who I'm missing at ACF this year. Looks to be a VERY indie lineup, which is awesome. How come I organized it for the 54-40 years?
shit, the year AFTER i graduate features the best lineup evah! fuck you AUS!!!!
i suppose i can content myself on April 7 by writing one of the many papers I will have to do around then.
wait, that's not a very good trade off.