Tuesday, July 11, 2006
secret meeting

The National is at Richard's on October 5th. I wasn't initially keen on Alligator, but it definitely grew on me. As a live act they're instantaneously impressive, however. They (re)stole the show from CYHSY last time they came through town. This recording doesn't really do the live show justice, but I do like how the violin is a little more unhinged near the end (although still too quiet).

download: The National - Lit Up (live in Paris)

The Mutators are at Pat's on July 29th with Blue Grey Dots and Modern Creatures. I would like to see this, but I'd also like to see Immaculate Machine and the Paper Cranes that night. Decisions... decisions.

Rodney Graham is at the Plaza on September 14th with Book of Lists. If you would like to know more about Mr. Graham, I suggest checking out this 2002 interview from Discorder.

I may be the only person excited about this, but the Icarus Line have a new album coming out this Fall (and here I thought they were AWOL after Aaron left for NIN). You can stream and download new tune "Fashion Fever" from their MySpace.

It would be wrong to let the day slip away without mentioning Syd Barrett's passing. People who are much more knowledgable and articulate have already said most everything that could be said, and rather than add anything else, I'll just encourage you to tune in to ANoiZE on CiTR tomorrow (July 12th) at Noon, when Luke Meat will broadcast a 45-minute audio documentary on Syd, that he put together.

now playing: Ratatat - Swisha

2 Comments:

Syd Barrett in The Tyee:

http://thetyee.ca/Entertainment/2006/07/12/SydBarrett/

By Anonymous Jackie, at 5:07 PM  

I like the title of your blog.

By Blogger Milan, at 10:30 AM  

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