Saturday, April 22, 2006
fraud in the 80's

odds and ends and other random things:

I swear it's just coincidence that Matthew posted about the Paper Cranes and then I did (they're coming to town) and he just posted about Mates of State, and now I'm going to talk about them (they came to town last night).

You know that friend you have with the significant other who are totally irritating together? You know what I'm talking about: they're always sneaking smiley glances at each other, eyes full of love... it's so cute, it's kinda nauseating. Well, Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel would be those people, except they happened to have learned to play keys and drums (respectively), and have channeled their love into some very finely crafted pop songs, which doesn't so much make them annoying, as it makes them awesome. The sound was a little shoddy at the Plaza last night (is it always so echoey there?), but other than that, it was a splendid way to spend the first part of a Friday night.

The Ladyhawk cd release show will be at the Red Room on June 8th. The 'Hawk are also now slated as the openers for Magnolia Electric Co., not Pink Mountaintops and Two Gallants. I love Ladyhawk, but that lineup was pretty killer the way it was before.

While I'm noting corrections, I should note that Bright Eyes has been moved from the 5th of June to the 4th (same venue/lineup/tix still on sale next Friday). They'll be playing Victoria on the 5th.

I've seen a couple blogs talking up Jolie Holland's new one (Said the Gramophone being the most recent), and they all seem to fixate on "Springtime Can Kill You." It's a damn fine song, to be sure, but since hearing the album, I've been completely fixated on the album's opener, "Crush In The Ghetto." It's got the same sort of feel as the rest of the album, but I love how the lyrics are so very urban (it is afterall, as the title states, about a crush in the ghetto). There's this juxtiposition of the very traditional arrangements - more jazzy, but still tinged with that sound she's had going on since her days with the Be Good Tanyas - against lines like, "I feel like a queen, at the bus stop on the street/look what you've done to me."

download: Jolie Holland - Crush In The Ghetto

Pride Tiger are at Richard's on June 21st. Dudes are rad, but does this seem like a bit of a big room to anybody else?

Black Heart Procession are also at Dick's. They'll play on the 29th of June.

Music Pix are up at the Tyee. They changed the format a bit, so I talked about Julie Doiron again, this time in a bit more depth (and linked to a wack of mp3s). I have no idea why the writing is so disjointed, that's not the way I sent it in... in fact, there are two paragraphs in the beginning, that seemed to have disappeared.

Finally, thanks to I Guess I'm Floating (who is pretty friggin' great in his own right), for pointing us to I Am Fuel, You Are Friends, who has posted a whole slew of unreleased Ray Lamontagne tracks. Damn, "Can I Stay?" is a great tune.

now playing: Ray Lamontagne - Life is Long (live in Lyons)


Cansei de Ser Sexy are playing Celebrities on August 4th according to their myspace.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:45 p.m.  

i swear... i talked about that and i guess i just didnt put it in the sidebar.. thanks for the reminder..

theyre opening for diplo

By Blogger Quinn, at 1:49 p.m.  

Dear Quinn

You seem to always be able to find things no one else can. I was wondering if you know, or would be able to confirm a date when the tickets for the Bright Eyes victoria show go on sale?

That would be awesome.

By Blogger Peter, at 2:54 p.m.  

according to the promoters website, it's the 28th as well... dunno what time, or how much yet.

By Blogger Quinn, at 3:00 p.m.  

See Quinn, that's why I love you :)

By Blogger Peter, at 4:14 p.m.  

Silver Mt. Zion!
Aug 16!

First North American tour!

(not that I will be there)

By Anonymous Sean, at 2:18 a.m.  

about goddamn time.

thx sean.

By Blogger Quinn, at 8:44 a.m.  

Calexico w/ Eric Bachmann at the Commodore, same night as Jose G though...

By Anonymous Shea, at 2:49 p.m.  

i swear im destined to never see Calexico.

By Blogger Quinn, at 6:19 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

more shows
the biltmore
the railway
the red room

club action
culture club
damaged goods
east van soul club
glory days
ice cream social
no more strangers
wild zero

local favourites

mostly music
a day in the life of...
a reminder
chipped hip
duncan's donuts
expressway to my skull
goodnight neverland
hero hill
the indie files
my indie world
radio zero
the skinny
weird pop vancouver
winnie cooper

red cat

formed a band
the abramson singers
black mountain
the clips
fine mist
no gold
nu sensae
twin crystals
white lung

dj kicks
betti forde
cam dales
dg djs
expendable youth
john cougar
paul devro
tyler fedchuk

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

everywhere else

brooklyn vegan
copy, right
feed your habit
for the 'records'
good weather for airstrikes
gorilla vs. bear
i am fuel, you are friends
i (heart) music
largehearted boy
mad decent
mcnutt against the music
more cowbell
music (for robots)
my old kentucky blog
the outernet
palms out sounds
pop (all love)
rock, paper, pixels
said the gramophone
soul sides
songs: illinois
weird canada

you ain't no picasso

cbc radio 3
coke machine glow
glorious noise
schedule two
tiny mixtapes




on repeat
i'll make you a tape
one song
promo pile

previous posts
i'm tired of walking around with my hand on my gun...
i'll love you til my veins explode
au contraire
police sweater blood vow
maybe we should break it
i've seen you with your hair down at least five ti...
if you got it, you gotta move it
in the walls
sweet troubled soul
i was good with names, i had a way with faces


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