Monday, July 03, 2006
doctor, lawyer, indian chief

Thunderbirds Are Now! are at Richard's on October 7th with You Say Party! We Say Die! I'm going to say that this is their first time in Vancouver, although I'm sure someone will correct me to say they played some obscure opening spot several years ago. Either way, I'm pretty excited.

download: Thunderbirds Are Now! - Pink Motorcycle Helmet

The Polaris Music Prize (Canada's equivalent to UK's Mercury or America's Shortlist) nominees have been announced:
1. Broken Social Scene for Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts/EMI)
2. Cadence Weapon for Breaking Kayfabe (Upper Class/EMI)
3. The Deadly Snakes for Porcella (Paper Bag/Universal)
4. Final Fantasy for He Poos Clouds (Blocks Recording Club/Sonic Unyon)
5. Sarah Harmer for Im A Mountain (Cold Snap/Universal)
6. Knaan for The Dusty Foot Philosopher (Track & Field/Sony BMG)
7. Malajube for Trompe Loeil (Dare to Care/Outside)
8. Metric for Live It Out (Last Gang/Universal)
9. The New Pornographers for Twin Cinema (Mint/Outside)
10. Wolf Parade for Apologies to the Queen Mary (Sub Pop/Outside)
If I were a betting man, my money would be on BSS. If I were to pick my favourite, it would be Wolf Parade. But, I kinda want to see Rollie take home the prize. I'll also note that Graham and I were all over giving CW props in polls last year. Some quick questions though... How the hell did K'Naan and Malajube get on there. You could call K'Naan the token hip-hop act, except you'd be forgetting Breaking Kayfabe. And, you could call Malajube the token francophone act, except almost the entire panel was anglo. They aren't terrible, but if those dudes sang in english, they'd be another one of many okay sounding Canadian indie bands.

now playing: Be Your Own Pet - Adventure

4 Comments:

thunderbirds are now! finally!

By Blogger Hanson, at 12:03 a.m.  

i hope BSS wins.

By Anonymous josh, at 10:16 a.m.  

For all you Vancouver-types, Scratch has the Thom Yorke solo record for sale a week early. Gogogogo

By Anonymous Sean, at 1:37 p.m.  

Have you even listened to Malajube? That album is pop rock brilliance, in French.

By Anonymous Jordie, at 11:55 a.m.  

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2/19 The Asteroids Galaxy Tour w/Vacationer @ Venue
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