Friday, May 26, 2006
young hearts be free tonight



Until tonight, I was perfectly fine with my plan to hang tight in front of the mainstage at Sasquatch and forgo the Constantines entirely. I had planned to see them today, which would mean I wouldn't have to catch part of their set on Saturday. Right now, however, if I had my choice, I'd be down in Seattle tomorrow night catching their show at the Croc, and would still be intent on making the uphill sprint on the weekend to catch some of their set after Neko Case is finished.

If you were to ask me to name my ten favourite bands, the Cons would inevitably figure somewhere in there. Whenever I see them live, however, once those opening notes hit, they're my favourite band in the world for the next hour and a half. I think I said something similar in a review for the Ubyssey in January, but the feeling still catches me off guard.

I'm actually reviewing the show for Discorder, so I'll leave you with this thought: If you weren't there, and could've gone, you dropped the ball. If you did go and weren't rocking out on the floor, you also dropped the ball.

They closed with a Lou Reed cover. It was fabulous.

Shows!Shows!Shows!

Why don't we start with Saturday at Pub 340, because that one is the least notice of the bunch. If you didn't snap up tickets to see the new great british hope, head down to the East Side to check out Bakelite, Blue Grey Dots, Ok Vancouver Ok, and maybe Defect!Defect! (according to their website they had border trouble and are no longer playing in Canada). Actually, now that I think about it, the Paper Cranes are playing Pat's too. Now you have choices... lots of choices.

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is at Richard's on July 13th with Jon Rae Fletcher (sans the River, I think) and the Doers.

Way in advance... Do Make Say Think are at Richard's on November 23rd, according to Pollstar.

Matt Costa is at the Commodore on September 4th.

French Kicks are at a venue TBA on August 14th.

As for the debate over tickets and service charges in the comments a couple of posts back: I have no idea what the reasons are, but I've definitely bought tickets at Zulu before, and then returned to buy tickets for friend and found that they'd gone up in price.

Oh... and I saw Mogwai on Wednesday night. They kicked my ass. They kicked everyone's ass... even though they didn't play "Xmas Steps."

now playing: Lou Reed - Temporary Thing

6 Comments:

they open with Draw us Lines?

By Anonymous Sean, at 4:42 AM  

I went to see the cons in Edmonton and Calgary, was the set in van similar to this?:

http://www.livejournal.com/community/theconstantines

By Anonymous Matthew, at 8:11 AM  

pretty sure you just accused me of dropping the ball...

i have my reasons.

i miss the shows in london where they only had one album's worth of songs to play from, less equipment up on stage, and fewer weird fans.

By Anonymous kd, at 8:59 AM  

sorry kim, that wasnt a jab specifically at you... i didnt even think of that at the time.

ive always found the Cons are a band that should be watched up close and personal.

By Blogger Quinn, at 11:02 AM  

setlist was pretty much exactly the same, as far as i can recall.

no "on to you" at all on this tour, eh?

By Blogger Quinn, at 11:03 AM  

supposedly they played "on to you" at the canmore show, but kinda surprising that it isn't being played more. same with "love in fear".

By Anonymous matthew, at 12:55 PM  

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