Saturday, March 18, 2006
digital bath

The Deftones are squeezing their touring metal beast into the Commodore for a show on April 3rd. Tix are on sale right now, and I would imagine that they will go fast. It's sold out. I wasn't big on their last album, but I still think White Pony is fabulous.

Drive-By Truckers hit the Commodore on May 10th. I keep hearing that they're stellar live, so it's probably about time I checked them out.

The Cons show on May 25th will be at Richard's. Chad VanGaalen and Blood Meridian take on opening duties.

From Blown Speakers favourites, Ladyhawk are featured in a Tiny Mix Tapes article, where TMT fills us in on some album details. Have I mentioned how psyched I am for this? Well, I'm doing it again. If anyone from Storyboard is reading this, please, please, please send me an advance, an mp3, anything!

When A Reminder and For the 'Records' both recommend a band, chances are it's a winner, so I was not surprised that my first taste of Guillemots was a pleasant one. Sean was even kind enough to link us to Good Weather For Airstrikes, who've kindly prepared about as comprehensive introduction as you're likely to see (complete with audio, of course). Michael notes that their debut EP, From The Cliffs, is out in Canada now. So, head over and download some .mp3s, and once you're convinced, run down to your favourite independent record outlet and pick that bad boy up.

While were on the topic of music that the internets introduced me to in the past couple of days, let's talk about the Pipettes. You may have already read the PFork's glowing review of "Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me." And, if you did, hopefully you watched the linked video. If you didn't, then you probably haven't already fallen in love with the UK trio's girl group ultra goodness, so here are some samples that will hopefully remedy that situation. Both of these tracks are culled from 7"s that are no longer available, but the "Dirty Mind" 7" is out now, and the "Your Kisses..." 7" is out on March 27th. If anyone knows where I can find any of said records in Vancouver, if you could let me know, I would be much obliged... if not, I'll suck it up and pay the exchange/shipping/etc and get'em via their webstore.

download: the Pipettes - ABC
download: the Pipettes - I Like A Boy In Uniform (School Uniform)

Finally, my picks are up at the Tyee this week. Two Gallants, Vetiver, the Hold Steady, the Affair, and Land of Talk, all for your free and legal listening pleasure.

now playing: Six By Seven - America

1 Comments:

I've fixed the Tyee graphic now- the one you sent first was exactly the right size, and then I resized it and it was all wonky. I should trust you gooder!

By Anonymous Jackie, at 4:53 p.m.  

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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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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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