Tuesday, February 07, 2006
some white boys surely imitate that

As they say, if you snooze, you lose...
I was going to post the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs single for you today, but sleeping in and being on the West Coast means that everyone else has posted it already. So jump over to the sidebar and go find it before people get cease and desist orders. According to Stereogum, "Gold Lion" was produced by Sam Spiegel (aka Squeak E. Clean), who you may remember from his wonderful collaboration with Karen O. for that Adidas-commercial-come-Itunes-mini-hit.

Instead of that, why don't we talk about Spank Rock? Think about how excited you were when you heard grime for the first time, because that's how excited you should be about this. Hip Hop that is anything but generic sonically, though lyrically it might remind you of crunk (ie. if you're easily offended by dirty lyrics, you might want to avoid it). Apparently the genre is "Baltimore Club". Don't ask me to elaborate on that... but the mention of Hollertronix (Diplo and Low Budget) in the wikipedia entry is something you can probably relate to. Lots of bass, off kilter samples, stabbing synths, and 8 bit video game blips.

download: Spank Rock - Touch Me

download: Spank Rock - Put That Pussy On Me (Diplo Tonite Remix)

Death Cab will be back on April 28th at a venue TBA. They're going to be touring with Franz Ferdinand, but apparently that co-headlining venture ends a couple of days before in Calgary, before the Franzy boys head south for Coachella. Either way you'll have to tape the OC that night, in order to further reflect on Ben Gibbard's insightfulness in live setting. (thanks Lauren)

We Are Scientists are at the Red Room on March 29th. (thanks Shea)

In, you might care about the openers, but you probably (hopefully?) don't care about the headliners news, The Boy Least Likely To are in town on April 2nd... with James Blunt, and Minus the Bear play April 3rd at the Croatian Cultural Centre... with Thursday.

Finally, apologies... but I have no idea what's up with the Ariel Pink (non?)show on Valentine's Day. It was up on his touring agency site (and a couple of other places), but has now been unceremoniously removed, which sucks, as this tour he's letting anybody play in his backing band, provided they show up for soundcheck.

now playing: LL Cool J - Two Bit Rhythm (M.I.A. Mix)

7 Comments:

ANYONE could be in his band? That's friggin awesome!

And THE GRATES are opening the We Are Scientists show which actually IS a reason to go. I don't care for the Scientists all that much.

By Anonymous Sean, at 3:52 PM  

quinn! i've there is a City and Colour show happening on March 26 at the Mesa Luna... this concert date is not mentioned on the dine alone records website or the dallas green myspace, but it IS on hob.ca and ticketmaster... do you know anything about this?

By Blogger fenny, at 12:01 AM  

THe City and Colour show was announced 2 days ago...it is confirmed.

By Anonymous Shea, at 8:53 AM  

Do you know what happened to the Metric show on April 1st? It's not on SWAK anymore.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:50 PM  

sorry, that was me - JC

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:51 PM  

it's an HOB show... they've also now added a show on march 31st

By Blogger Quinn, at 11:01 PM  

the Mates of State show is back on....April 21st and the Plaza Club.

Franz Ferdinand will be joining Death Cab in Vancouver after all on April 28th...venue TBA, but assume it will be either the PNE Forum or the Pontiac Theatre

By Anonymous Shea, at 8:40 AM  

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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

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HL = @higher learning JH = @junior high
JY= @junkyard
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SD = @shindig
TT = @toonie tuesday
NW = @no worries

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