Monday, April 03, 2006
stay in the shade

Lots of stuff happened between Friday and now... Other than a not-that-amusing April Fool's joke, I was mostly busy with schoolwork, so here's everything that I missed...

Jose Gonzalez hits Richard's on June 20th with Juana Molina. I am psyched for this one. (via Brooklyn Vegan)

Islands make a return to Vancouver as headliners on May 9th. They'll play an all ages gig with Cadence Weapon in tow, at the Mesa Luna. Goddamn.

The Presets are set to open the Ladytron show on April 25th.

The May 7th Rainer Maria show has been confirmed for the Media Club.

Starlight Mints are at Richard's May 13th.

Blood On The Wall are apparently opening all the Yeah Yeah Yeahs dates... except Vancouver. If anyone has the down low on the opener here, please let me know.

Jurassic 5 have added another show. They're doing another night at the Commodore on April 23rd.

RedCat has their SXSW diary up. (thanks to Ryan for the link)

Tiny Mix Tapes points us to a CRIA (Canada's RIAA) study that counters some of the industries own claims about file sharing.

Final Fantasy (who currently has no website either) has been removed from MySpace for copyright infringement. Apparently they didn't even give poor Owen a chance to defend himself, they just deleted his account. He should have a new official site at the old address (http://www.finalfantasyeternal.com) soon. In the meantime, if you're looking for some Final Fantasy internet presence, I officially declare this blog the extremely unofficial FF fansite for the interim. We love you Owen! Come to Vancouver!

Last, but not least, congratulations to Broken Social Scene on their Juno. B(oot)log has the .mp3 of their performance up. "Fight for better music Canada!" Seriously... maybe next year they'll win the "best album" category instead... at least Nickelback didn't get it.

Enter the Stellastarr* contest!

now playing: Broken Social Scene - Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day) (live at the Juno Awards)

6 Comments:

Thanks for the link. Much appreciated.

Those idiots (nickleback) did win Group of the Year AND Rock Album of the year. Really, Canada, we can do soooo much better.

I really hope they look at how the nomination process works - they pretty much have come out and said that nominations are based strictly on sales not on artistic merit or innovation or critical acclaim. Hence, two Canadian Idols up for Album of the year in one of the strongest years in Canadian music since, well since last year, but still, it seems a shade ridiculous to me. Ok. i will get off my indie-cred soapbox now. At least the "alternative" category exists to reward the innovative music being produced in Canada.

By Anonymous rgsc, at 1:46 PM  

Thanks for the heads-up about Islands + Cadence Weapon. Disgustingly excited for that one.

By Anonymous luisa irene, at 1:49 PM  

Panic! at the Disco w/ Dresden Dolls, The Hush Sound...July 27 at the CCC

By Anonymous Shea, at 2:23 PM  

dresden dolls -- yay! panic! at the disco -- meh....

weird pairing....

By Blogger Hanson, at 6:46 PM  

The Presets...more Aussies in Vancouver. They're pretty good if you're into dancey-electronic stuff.

By Anonymous Sean, at 11:36 PM  

Just so you know... the "best album" and best pop & rock album categories (and a few others) at the Junos ARE based on sales alone, according to their website. I personally don't see the point of that, first of all because you're no longer "giving out awards," you're simply stating facts. And second of all, the "winners" already have their prize, in the form of money and fame.

By Blogger Trevor, at 7:31 PM  

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