Tuesday, April 11, 2006
bigger boys and stolen sweethearts

If you can't make it down to the Gorge for Sasquatch, you can still see what all the fuss is about, when the Arctic Monkeys play the Commodore on May 27th. We Are Scientists open. Tix are on sale right now.

In other, "I'm playing Sasquatch, so I might as well stop by Vancouver" show news, Sam Roberts (who are apparently the Sam Roberts Band now) hits the Commodore on May 25th. The rumoured show I was referring to a couple days ago was not this... though apparently that may still be happening on the 26th... same venue.

Ladyhawk are celebrating the release of their self-titled debut on June 8th at a venue TBA.

If you need a way to get psyched up for next week's Julie Doiron show (and instore), check out her MySpace, where you can download the brand new song, "Me and My Friend," that will appear on her as yet untitled new long player. I will go ahead and tell you that I think it's fantastic, but Julie's music holds a special place in my heart, so I'm totally biased. Go listen and decide for yourself.

While you're over on MySpace, why not check out Amy Millan's too. In addition to the already released (via Arts & Crafts) "Skinny Boy," you can also stream "Baby I."

Last MySpace link...
Every day I get a couple of emails from promo companies and some smaller labels that are chock full of mp3s and such. More often than not, if I haven't heard the name before they sit in my inbox for awhile, but every couple of weeks I take and hour or so to comb back through what I missed, and sometimes I'm rewarded. With that, I humbly direct you to Lylas (whom, upon googling, were apparently Spin's band of the day last Thursday - guess I'm behind the times). They've got four songs for download on their MySpace. They span the range between the kind of bluegrass tinged indie pop you'd expect from a quartet of Nashville natives ("Tiny Echos") to darker sounding chamber pop ("His Master's Merriment") to sparse, classic folk (on my favourite of the four, "Miss Halloween 1953").

Finally, my friend Josh asked me to let you know that his new band, the Painted Birds are playing at the Media Club on May 12th. They're opening for Elias, who consist entirely of guys I went to highschool with. Due to all the personal ties, I will refrain from making critical judgement... actually I don't even know what Josh's band sounds like anymore... but, at any rate, what else are you going to do for $10 on a Friday?

now playing: Julie Doiron - Me and My Friend

5 Comments:

Quinn honey, the Elias link is broken

Gina

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:19 AM  

Relm's coming back for several shows in our general area. Below is the info from his site.

makes failing exams slightly easier to bear.

xx m


Apr 20 2006 2:30P
World Ski & Snowboard Festival Whistler
Apr 21 2006 9:00P
Legends Victoria
Apr 22 2006 8:00P
The Commodore Vancouver
Apr 23 2006 8:00P
The Commodore Vancouver

By Anonymous mads, at 1:23 PM  

thanks for the shout-out. we're actually playing after Elias, even though they're a lot better than us. show starts at 10pm.
You're on the guestlist.

By Anonymous josh, at 1:59 PM  

uhhh- just realized that relm's actually opening for j5 and that tickets are $40.

sweetness isn't so sweet after all.

m

By Anonymous mads, at 9:52 PM  

i was gonna say. still... tell marina, she'll be doubly jealous.

By Blogger Quinn, at 10:13 PM  

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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)
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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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