Monday, August 21, 2006
shine a light







I guess I shouldn't be all that surprised that they sold the place out, but it was a touch surprising to show up an hour and a half after doors and find that there was still a line up outside the Commodore of both people wanting to buy tix, and people with tickets just waiting to get in to see Wolf Parade. Not only was the place packed, but it was filled with people who were absolutely amped to be there.

The guys still aren't overly tight live, but I'll take loose, sweaty, and four-to-the-floor over precise and sterile any day. They played most of Apologies... and a couple new ones. The encore sort of disintegrated when what looked like half of Main St. emerged from backstage. It was great.

Oh, and kudos to the guy that yelled for "Shine A Light" two songs after they had already played it, and still didn't believe Dan when he picked up the setlist and showed it to him. Definitely the comedy highlight of the evening.



Frog Eyes opened. It actually took me awhile to warm up to them (like overall, not tonight), but ever since they opened for Destroyer a year or so ago, they've always been a treat live. Tonight was no different. As an added bonus, they successfully weirded enough people out that we started standing pretty far back and ended up with a sweet view by the time their set was over as person after person left for the bar.

Rob put together a podcast of the bands from that little poll down there. It's full of different songs from the ones I posted, so do yourself a favour and go check it out.

Celebration is also on the bill for the Trail of Dead/Blood Bros all ages extravaganza. If you were at TV on the Radio in May, you already know that they make this already great line up even better.

now playing: Akron/Family - Love and Space

5 Comments:

Can someone tell me what the encore was about?

By Blogger stussified, at 1:23 PM  

listen to the last song on the atlas strategic album. that dude ("atlas") does this amazing sermon/rant about how jesus basically tells him to keep rocking. it's pretty rad. I think he was just getting started on it when the microphone came unplugged and then the commotion on stage kind of derailed it.

By Blogger erin, at 8:31 PM  

...heh....they lost me with the encore as well. as far as frog eyes go,they always strike me as a band that i would file under 'novelty act.'

By Anonymous william, at 9:32 PM  

wop wop, via Islands myspace,

Nov 3 2006 8:00P TBA Vancouver, BC
Nov 4 2006 8:00P TBA Victoria, BC

By Anonymous nic, at 9:55 PM  

i am under the belief that the Vancouver date will require a trip westward on a #17 or #4 bus... or perhaps a #99 depending on your locale... it should be confirmed soon though.

By Blogger Quinn, at 1:35 AM  

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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

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