Tuesday, May 23, 2006
spinning and scratching

Way back in January, Rob Vanmega dropped the gauntlet, providing me and some other internet folk with some mixmaking software, and putting out a blogger fake dj challenge. Well, I finally did one. The transitions get really rough near the end. You've been warned.

download: From Blown Speaker's FakeDJMix

Wolf Parade - This Heart's On Fire
Soulwax - NY Excuse (Justice Remix)
DJ Soup - Temperature In Paris (Sean Paul vs. MSTRKRFT)
Rick Ross feat. Young Jeezy and Jay-Z - Hustlin' (Remix)
Test Icicles - Circle.Triangle.Square. (James Ford Remix)
Stanton Warriors feat. Twista - Pop Ya Cork
Lily Allen - LDN
Public Enemy - Don't Believe The Hype
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
The Pipettes - Pull Shapes (Album Mix)
Bloc Party - Banquet
Bloc Party vs. Mike Skinner - Banquet (Streets Remix)
Blue Grey Dots - Future Cougar
Johnny Boy - You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve (Crews Against Consumismo Extended Remix)
Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl

Camera Obscura are at the Plaza on July 24th. Let's Get Out Of This Country just might be my favourite record so far this year, and the title track is definitely one of my favourite songs of 2006.

You may recall that a little band called Broken Social Scene is opening for a guy named Sam Roberts the day after. You might also be excited to know that Sam's Montreal buddies, the Stills, will also be joining the party, with more guests still to come.

The Rentals are back together! Matt Sharp will lead his reformed band at Richard's on the same day as the Sam/BSS/Stills extravaganza.

Head over to Section Two to check out four live Akron/Family videos. If you were at their March show at the Media Club, you already know how amazing they are live.

My Old Kentucky Blog is on a covers tear. So far, he's done whole sets of covers of Don't Fear The Reaper, God Only Knows, In The Aeroplane, Over The Sea, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, When You Were Mine, and one of my all time favourite songs, Love Will Tear Us Apart. The covers vary in quality, but I can say that, without a doubt, that guy from Fall Out Boy should be punished somehow for butchering Joy Division.

now playing: Ryan Adams - Do Miss America


the stills too!

i just wish i could find someone to go to this goddamn concert with me.

By Blogger fenny, at 6:40 p.m.  

Woot! Thanks for the mix.

By Anonymous Nathan in Burnaby, at 11:04 p.m.  

I'm effing excited! Finally, I will see the Stills!

By Anonymous Cy, at 12:08 a.m.  

You wanted the BSS/Sam Roberts presale info, no?

It starts today at 10:00 for HOB.ca members, tix are $36.50 +

By Blogger minx, at 8:53 a.m.  

99.3 The Fox presale password:


(like that was hard to guess).
HOB.ca says tickets will also be available at Zulu and Scratch. I'm getting my tickets from Zulu, f**k Ticketmaster.

Sam Roberts, BSS, and The Stills! With more guests still to come?? If Metric gets added, I will be in heaven!

By Blogger Percy, at 9:19 a.m.  

Metric ain't going to be added to that bill...but i'm sure you'll see them later the in summer. Jason Collett would be a logical addition however...

Deer Lake holds 8,000 ppl, and as fantastic a show as this is, it isn't going to sell out anytime soon. Why not save some money, not support ticketmaster and buy from Zulu or Scratch? (It puts more money in the asrtists pocket that way too)

By Anonymous Shea, at 9:54 a.m.  

Why not save some money, not support ticketmaster and buy from Zulu or Scratch?

just a warning that if you're going to Zulu/Scratch to get a ticket for a show that's coming up soon, then you're actually paying more than you would at Ticketmaster. When they run out of their cheap tickets they buy more from Ticketmaster and then resell them, adding their own charge on top of that.

This happens time and again for shows that are popular but not quite sold out yet. Like Ladytron recently. The week before, Scratch had tickets for $36. Ticketmaster had it for $32.

So if you're getting from Scratch/Zulu, get them early.

By Anonymous pinder, at 3:32 p.m.  

speaking of bad covers, Rod's Stewart's attempt at Downtown Train is unforgivable.

By Anonymous g, at 5:34 p.m.  

I doubt Zulu/Scratch go to Ticketmaster and buy more tickets. The promoter always sets the ticket price as it is negotiated in the contract w/ the band. When the record stores are out of tickets, they are out of tickets unless the promoter brings them more.

Generally, when a promoter makes a contract with Ticketmaster, they will indicated a specific allotment that Ticketmaster has exclusive right to sell. The promoter would then choose to sell the rest of the tickets via different outlets or hold some for door sales. If all of the non-Ticketmaster allotment were to be sold before the show, the promoter could take tickets from the Ticketmaster allotment at full cost (ie. buy them from Ticketmaster)and sell them elsewhere. In such a situation the promoter would likely instruct the record store to sell this "new" allotment of tickets at the cost they "paid" Ticketmaster for them.

The margin would be so low, and the risk too great, for either Zulu or Scratch to get into the brokering business....(not to mention the ethical questions)

By Anonymous Shea, at 7:02 p.m.  

I heard from somewhere that that's what Zulu/Scratch does (buy more tix from TM). In any case, I always get my tix way in advance.

As for the Ladytron concert, it did not look like a sell-out, by any means. People were still buying tickets at the booth that night. That poor scalper dude must have lost a bit o' money that night (I flipped him 2 extra tix). It was an awesome concert, though. Much better than I expected.

By Blogger Percy, at 9:29 p.m.  

Why else would Zulu sell tickets for Ladytron for $26 when announced, and then for $35 a week before the show? More than Ticketmaster? Same thing happend for that Arcarde Fire show at the Forum a couple months back.

I've heard that Scratch/Zulu employees are told to act dumb about it when asked. Maybe because reselling Ticketmaster tickets technically "voids" the ticketmaster ticket.

If you're ever downtown, ask the dude at Noize about ticket prices. He's a cool dude.

By Blogger pinder, at 11:35 p.m.  

also, isn't Sealed With a Kiss run by former/current Zulu staffers? So that the promoter/store has at least some ties?

I'm just saying Scratch/Zulu aren't all about "the artists". It takes a special kinda fucked up to charge MORE than Ticketmaster. Get tickets early, or get them from Ticketmaster the week before the show.

By Blogger pinder, at 11:44 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

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RRPP = @rocknroll pizza party
SD = @shindig
TT = @toonie tuesday
NW = @no worries

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