Thursday, July 13, 2006
they say an end can be a start

While down at Zulu today, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Phoenix is playing at Richard's on September 26th. The new album doesn't boast anything as wonderful as "If I Ever Feel Better" (although, how many albums do?), but it's definitely climbing up my list of favourites for 2006... except that dodgy instrumental. Why don't you head over to YouTube to check out the video for "Long Distance Call."



Art Brut and We Are Scientists are set to make their return to Vancouver together. They're at the Commodore on October 6th. I'm still not sold on We Are Scientists, and unless Art Brut have updated their setlist, I think I'll take a pass on this one.

Brian Jonestown Massacre is at Richard's on September 9th. The last one sold completely out pretty early, so jump on these if you're thinking of going. Tix are onsale on July 21st.

The full Bumbershoot lineup is out. I'm already taking quite a few concert inspired weekend getaways this summer, but this is pretty tempting now. Blondie, Spoon, New Pornographers, the Gossip, Kanye, Atmosphere, Tribe, 3 Inches of Blood, Bettye LaVette, Jamie Lidell, Feist, Lady Sovereign, Erase Errata, Nouvelle Vague, Mates of State, Metric, Deerhoof, the Blood Brothers, Vashti Bunyan, Jose Gonzalez, Rogue Wave, Of Montreal, Romance, and P:ano all for $50usd. Damn.

Not only does Sean Lennon have a new album coming out, but he's also created a "short film" (what's the difference between that and a video?) for each song. Check out the trailer: here

Out Hud broke up. This is unfortunate. Weezer broke up (or are on indefinite hiatus, at least). This is unfortunate circa 1996.

I went down to the Railway last night, but my jury is still out on Run, Chico, Run. The evening started slow, and the bands sorta got progressively better, but by the time the Chico's took the stage I was ready for bed, so I only caught three songs or so. It only cost me $8, so it wasn't a huge deal, but I really wasn't in the mood. I have to ask though, what's with the adoration for Yukon? They weren't bad, but dude from Yukon was signing autographs. They definitely weren't that good.

Not only is Paul Devro throwing a Jon Hughes themed party at the Met on August 10th, but on August 3rd he's putting on a fundraiser for the Two Brothers Foundation. Two Bros works to provide educational opportunities in the favela of Rochina in Rio De Janeiro. All proceeds (including sales of Paul D's forthcoming Toma 3 mixcd) from the evening are going to help to Brothers purchase a new school house in Rochina. Cover is by donation, but don't be cheap, it's a good cause. Paul runs the show every Thursday at the Met with DJ brother, Eric.

now playing: Lifter Puller - Secret Santa Cruz

14 Comments:

According to Much more Music, Broken Social Scene will be on hiatus for awhile after they finish up their US tour.

By Blogger Peter, at 4:19 PM  

ah yes.. i forgot about that.

i'm crossing my fingers that it's like most BSS news, and turns out to be false once they change their minds (ie a double record, a single record out on valentine's, a single record and a full cd of outtakes, shows in mtl, tor, van the week of the release, etc, etc)

By Blogger Quinn, at 4:22 PM  

The "dodgy instrumental" is actually one of my favorites... very Doves-esque.

By Anonymous simon, at 4:42 PM  

Hello! Stumbled across your blog through blissful serendipity on elbo.ws. My first thought: "Oh goody, a BVancouver music blog." My second, upon visiting, was "Oh goody, and it's a good one too."

Duly bookmarked, and soon to be added to the blogroll!

FiL

By Blogger FiL, at 4:44 PM  

bumbershoot lineup = snoooooooze.

except for Spoon, i'm dying to see them

By Anonymous josh, at 10:04 AM  

how do you get sufjan tickets when neither zulu or scratch will sell over the phone? thats ridiculous. and zulu says by the time they get to my email request tickets might be gone. i live in abbotsford. umm. you can sell tickets online but not over the phone? my rant for today. im pisssed!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:04 AM  

so if anyone is going to have an extra pair sufjan tickets. 604-309-6989 there is no way i can get to vancouver untill tomorrow. thx. I will calm down now

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:25 AM  

i got tickets. yay

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:09 PM  

is it gonna sell out that fast?

By Blogger Quinn, at 12:27 PM  

zulu said they were selling fast.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:17 PM  

Zulu still had about 15-20 tix left when I picked mine up today (Friday) around 4:15 PM.

FiL

By Blogger FiL, at 8:06 PM  

I think that Bumbershoot lineup is pretty good.....not that i will be around to go.

By Anonymous Sean, at 12:28 PM  

i got someone to grab me two tix yesterday. i talked to jason from zulu today, he said he was amazed at how fast they were going. over a hundred or so just yesterday.

By Blogger Quinn, at 12:54 PM  

I got mine at Scratch today: he said there was a line up yesterday morning!

When I left (6:00 pm) he had fewer than 10 left I think, since when I started he said he had around fifteen, and I got three, and then he sold six to other people while I was there...glad I decided not to take a chance!

By Blogger minx, at 8:20 PM  

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