Saturday, April 15, 2006
if you got it, you gotta move it



At the last minute tonight, after watching the hockey game (where the hell was that effort all season??), I decided to catch the You Say Party! We Say Die! show at the Lamp. I'm fairly keen on the record, but it just doesn't capture the band's live energy. And, that live energy, is being channeled into a live show that improves everytime I see them. I'll leave it at that, as if you check out shows around the city even semiregularly, you've seen them, or will see them really soon.

Cadeaux were the second openers. I have always found Cadeaux to be theoretically awesome, but actually just ok. Two competing girl singers, backed by some pretty snappy dance-punk; what's not to like? However, they're like the musically equivalent of getting crunk: in your head it's a friggin' brilliant idea... you're drunk, you'll just have a couple of hits from the dude who's waving the joint in your face. In reality, it's not near as good as you thought it should be. Although, I should note, that Cadeaux has never made me sick, smoking a joint while drunk definitely has. Which is probably why I don't make a conscious effort to avoid the band, but could never hang out with the Eastside Boyz, cause I definitely try to avoid the crunk factor.

Fun 100 opened the show. They live up to their name. They're not especially tight (think a rough sounding Descendents with a lot of stabby keyboard lines or something), but they're fun. The perfect band for a sweaty house party. They also have a song called "Kimmie Gibbler is My Girlfriend," and that is awesome.

Here's some show news for you...

Bright Eyes is set to play Malkin Bowl (in Stanley Park) on June 5th. Gruff Rhys (of Super Furry Animals) is pegged as the opener. There is nothing that says summer like shows in the park... unless it's raining. Start praying to the sun gods, and I'll see you on the lawn.

The Magnolia Electric Co. show on July 30th will be at Richard's. Pink Mountaintops and Two Gallants both open. That is one helluva a show right there.

now playing: Entrance and Cat Power - Do the Romp!

2 Comments:

secret machines, richards, same night as cadence/islands

By Anonymous Shea, at 10:46 AM  

I saw Fun 100 at a show here in Victoria. It was one of the most crazy things I've ever seen. That singer was all over the place.

By Blogger Peter, at 10:51 AM  

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