Monday, July 31, 2006
fading trails

Here is a quick synopsis of Sunday evening:
Attempted to catch Magnolia Electric Co. and Ladyhawk, getting to Richard's just in time to catch the last three from Silversun Pickups (they were good, wish I had watched less Family Guy and more of them). The place starts flooding, show gets cancelled. In an attempt to ensure that the entire evening isn't a bust, run over to the Media Club, find that I have missed the Christa Min, but catch Six Organs of Admittance. Six Organs are horribly boring. On record the noisy bits and the folky bits fit together so nicely, yesterday it seemed like they only had two gears: boring with finger-picking and meandering noise jam... always one or the other, never any interplay (well, rarely). Then this morning I found out that Ladyhawk (and I think Magnolia) moved to the Marine Club and played. I'm not a happy camper, but here are a crapload of shows:

Silver Jews are at Richard's on September 6th. (thanks Shea)

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead are at the Croatian Cultural Centre for an all ages romp with The Blood Brothers on December 10th. Did ToD's last album suck? yup. Are they still incredibly amazing live though? yup. I'm going to be crammed up close with the kids for this one.

Speaking of the kids, Kyle and Khol are throwing a bunch of all agers that those of any demographic can enjoy...
- You Say Party! We Say Die! are at the Ukranian Hall this Saturday with Bella and Love and Mathematics.
- Ninja High School are at Video In on August 9th with Hot Loins and Blue Grey Dots.
...and one for those with reliable ID only...
- Book of Lists do the Lamplighter with The Basement Sweets, Shearing Pinx, and The People Vs on August 18th (it's a benefit show - for what? I'm not sure).

The Book of Lists are also playing at the VAG on August 25th with The Battles and Sinoia Caves.

Didn't get Sufjan tix? Why not check out Yo La Tengo at Richard's on October 14th instead. (thanks Chris)

Danny Michel is doing a two night stand at the Railway on September 28th and 29th. If you've never heard him before, don't listen to one of his records and then decide that you don't like him. In fact, just take my word for it and go to the show. I've tried to listen to a bunch of his recorded output and haven't thought much of any of the albums, but he's one of the most engaging live performers I've ever seen.

The Hylozoists will play UBC's Gallery Lounge on September 27th. If you've ever been to "the Gal" (as those who skip class to frequent affectionately call it), you know that the band will probably take up half of the room. Should be interesting.

Geoff Berner is playing at Sunset Beach on August 6th as part of next weekends Pride festivities. He'll also be at the Railway on the 18th for the release party for his upcoming instructional booklet, How To Be An Accordian Player.

The Pride Tiger w/Lions in the Street show has been moved to August 19th. It's still at the Cobalt. Now you only have to choose between Diplo and the Coup.

Non-show stuff across the interweb:

Jason Groth of Magnolia Electric Co. is writing a tour diary for MarathonPacks. Check in tomorrow, when he no doubt talks about how the show got cancelled and then resurrected.

Tomorrow's Sleater-Kinney show at the 9:30 Club in Washington will be streamed live at NPR. If you can't check it out as it happens, you can stream it on demand or download the mp3 file starting Wednesday.

You can also stream much of Lollapalooza this weekend right here.

Stereogum posted the brand new Beck video (not "Cell Phones Dead"... newer, even).

Did you catch all of that?

now playing: The Magnetic Fields - Kiss Me Like You Mean It


danny michel's records are pretty good, but yeah, him playing live is much better... kinda like ben lee in that way

and october gets even crazier for shows: be your own pet is at richard's on the 27th

By Blogger Hanson, at 12:56 a.m.  

Be Your Own Pet!

now that is awesome.

thanks for the headsup, dude.

By Blogger Quinn, at 1:14 a.m.  

Looks like the Clientele show at Pat's Pub on August 25th is real. It's now up on their MySpace page.

Another Pat's Pub show listed by Fireball: Two Gallants on September 22nd. Their last show there in June was great, but hardly anybody was there.

By Anonymous apl, at 1:35 p.m.  

because i'm lazy and don't feel inclined to searching around: is the gallery lounge all-ages?

-luisa irene

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:26 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

AA = all ages
DG = @damaged goods
DFTK = @dirty for the kids
FJW = @fake jazz wed
EN = @easy now
GD = @glory days
HL = @higher learning JH = @junior high
JY= @junkyard
RRPP = @rocknroll pizza party
SD = @shindig
TT = @toonie tuesday
NW = @no worries

more shows
the biltmore
the railway
the red room

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culture club
damaged goods
east van soul club
glory days
ice cream social
no more strangers
wild zero

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a day in the life of...
a reminder
chipped hip
duncan's donuts
expressway to my skull
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hero hill
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the skinny
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red cat

formed a band
the abramson singers
black mountain
the clips
fine mist
no gold
nu sensae
twin crystals
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dj kicks
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cam dales
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expendable youth
john cougar
paul devro
tyler fedchuk

everything else
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chez nous presents
linds & nicola
ryan walter wagner
safe amplification site society
the straight
twee death
urban diner
vancouver is awesome
vanity presents

everywhere else

brooklyn vegan
copy, right
feed your habit
for the 'records'
good weather for airstrikes
gorilla vs. bear
i am fuel, you are friends
i (heart) music
largehearted boy
mad decent
mcnutt against the music
more cowbell
music (for robots)
my old kentucky blog
the outernet
palms out sounds
pop (all love)
rock, paper, pixels
said the gramophone
soul sides
songs: illinois
weird canada

you ain't no picasso

cbc radio 3
coke machine glow
glorious noise
schedule two
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on repeat
i'll make you a tape
one song
promo pile

previous posts
idiot box
i think i've heard this one before
don't just tag along, start a war if you want to
looks just like the sun
i know you can stay a girl by holding a boy's hand...
i was meant for the stage
up with people
drink up baby, stay up all night
feels like a long time
they say an end can be a start


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