Friday, July 21, 2006
up with people

My new computer is still mostly devoid of the files from my old computer, as well as any sort of useful software (oh yay! preloaded Roxio DVD creator... eww). This means that I've been half-assing it between the two, and updates might continue to be a bit sparse. Sorry if that bums you out, but sunshine and good company are much more enticing than setting up the new internerd machine. I mean really, all us Vancouverites sit around for nine months out of the year waiting for these three to come so we can justify the fact that we live here... might as well make the most of it. But I digress...

I made the last minute decision to check out Oneida last night. I've never been really huge on them, and was only pushed into going when I found out that it would be Anemones last show for a long while. That being said, they were great live. Usually I would complain about vocals being buried in the mix, but if you ask me, it made things sound better. Less vox, more rox.

As noted, it was Anemones last show for a long time, last night, since Grimmer is moving to Montreal. I think I've listened to their EP about 20 times in the last couple of weeks, so I was psyched to see them, and left very satisfied. Everything is so droney and Spaceman 3 on record, and they maintain that, while simultaenously kicking things up a notch live. Speaking of the EP, you should head down to Zulu or Redcat (not sure if they've got it at Scratch) to pick up that badboy before they sell out.

download: Anemones - Vicious Attack

I had to book it down to the show after work, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that Run Chico Run were only halfway through their set. They were pretty good, but think I prefer them on record. Their latest seems so careful and intricate, and a lot of that seems to get lost in a live setting.

Show news...

Rogue Wave will bring pure pop joy to the Plaza on September 3rd. Currently debating this and Corb Lund in the park.

Richard Buckner co-headlines Richard's on September 10th with Crooked Fingers' main man Eric Bachmann.

You Say Party! We Say Die! are actually headlining the show with Thunderbirds Are Now!. I can't see either band playing all that long, so I doubt this will effect set lengths, and YSP!WSD! have hometown advantage.

Were you psyched about Do Make Say Think? Yeah, me too. Unfortunately they've cancelled their tour (via Brooklyn Vegan)

Edit: go vote in this CKNW poll about the safe injection site. It's a small step, I know, but maybe George's bro Steve will get the message that he'll never win votes in the city unless he understands the city.

now playing: Mazarin - Another One Goes By


Not sure if these dates interest you, but I haven't seen them listed:

Mojave 3 at the Plaza, 24th Sept)

The Clientele at Pat's Pub
(from This one sounds a bit unlikely to me, but it does fit in with their tour schedule: Portland 24th, Seattle 26th.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:54 p.m.  

Decemberists - Nov 18 @ Commodore.

hopefully their new album is a lot better than the last!

By Anonymous josh, at 4:13 p.m.  

according to the A&C newsletter:

Stars plan a Fall release for an album of remixes, covers and interpretations

"Do You Trust Your Friends" drops this Fall. The album is a track for track interpretation of "Set Yourself on Fire" with friends such as BSS, Metric, The Dears, The Elected and Junior Boys contributing.

... whats up with a&c bands releasing remixes records?

By Anonymous jenny, at 9:21 p.m.  

They're milking the cash cow for all it's worth! Because apparently, it's worth a lot.

By Blogger luisairene, at 11:47 p.m.  

Hey I'm djing at You and Whose Army? tonight on Denman St (next to the Blenz) somehwre around 11 or 12.

No cover, booze for cheap.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:21 p.m.  

decemberists on tour

11-18 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:41 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

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

local favourites

mostly music
a day in the life of...
a reminder
chipped hip
duncan's donuts
expressway to my skull
goodnight neverland
hero hill
the indie files
my indie world
radio zero
the skinny
weird pop vancouver
winnie cooper

red cat

formed a band
the abramson singers
black mountain
the clips
fine mist
no gold
nu sensae
twin crystals
white lung

dj kicks
betti forde
cam dales
dg djs
expendable youth
john cougar
paul devro
tyler fedchuk

everything else
beyond robson
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
tiny mixtapes




on repeat
i'll make you a tape
one song
promo pile

previous posts
drink up baby, stay up all night
feels like a long time
they say an end can be a start
secret meeting
singing's always easy when you're drinkin'
the nightlife is mad crazy
a nervous tic motion of the head to the left
doctor, lawyer, indian chief
what's a grown up girl like you to do?
one more hour


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