Wednesday, September 06, 2006
people don't dance no more, they just stand there like this

The Rapture play Richard's on November 14th with The Presets. Get out your dancing shoes, and prove Luke Jenner and co. wrong. I've read/heard people lamenting that the new Rapture record isn't as good as Echoes. Granted, there's no "House of Jealous Lovers," but as a whole Pieces of People We Love is about twice as consistent... and "WAYUH" is pretty goddamn close to the disco bliss of "House of Jealous Lovers" or "Out Of The Races And Onto The Tracks."

download: the Rapture - WAYUH (Woo! Alright-Yeah... Uh Huh)

Ok seriously, does everyone have to move to Montreal? I know that living expenses are about half of what they are here, but Terminal City's music community is starting to really get itself together. Creative people! We need you to stay! With that, you can bid adieu to The Winks on September 16th at Mount Pleasant Community Centre, where they'll play an all-ager with Hot Loins and Yukon (the latter two bands are sticking around).

Matthew at I (Heart) Music has conducted a poll to find the 20 hottest bands in the nation's capital. Us bloggers, we dig polls. I can honestly say I haven't heard of most of these bands, so I'm looking forward to wading through all the mp3s that he's posted.

Fluxblog posted a cover of the Knife's "Heartbeats," performed by Scala and Kolacny Brothers. The vocal took my by surprised when it washed its way in. Definitely not what I expected, but better than pleasant. Do yourself a favour and head over for a listen.

Lastly, in the shameless self-promotion category, I'm doing reviews for Off-Centre Magazine. You can read it on-line, or alternately, if you're in the Thompson-Okanagan area you can pick it up for free. They - I guess, "we" - also have a blog.

now playing: David Bowie - Suffragette City

11 Comments:

Pelican is playing at the Lamplighter October 1st with Daughters and KEN MODE. Bring your ear plugs (seriously, they're louder then Mogwai).

By Anonymous Bill Stilwell, at 1:43 p.m.  

Im glad the Acorn made the list. I love both their albums greatly, and am excitied about the new EP slated for release this autumn.

By Blogger Peter, at 11:34 p.m.  

"I can honestly say I haven't heard of most of these bands."

That's been the reaction of a lot of Ottawa people, too...unfortunately, this city's indie music scene still has a long way to go before it can achieve anything like what's happening in, say, Guelph or Brantford, let alone Vancouver, Montreal or Toronto...

By Anonymous matthew, at 7:47 a.m.  

stylus reviews blood meridian and gets it ALL wrong....embarrassingly.
read on...

http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/
blood-meridian/kick-up-the-dust.htm

can't stand lazy journalism

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:01 a.m.  

I disagree. That B.M. review was spot-on.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:22 p.m.  

Oct 31. Love is All at ....Pat's Pub

By Anonymous Shea, at 12:50 a.m.  

re: stylus. opinion notwithstanding, the facts are off. far as i know it's stephen mcbean who helms the black mountain ship, no? loose collectives, etc...easy words these days...just makes for a lazy looking researcher

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:00 a.m.  

Off-Centre, eh?
That's where I live!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:36 a.m.  

come to montreal. you know you want to.

love
-kat

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:38 p.m.  

moving to montreal is so dreadfully 2003 or 2004 at the latest.

By Blogger Graham, at 9:09 p.m.  

this from the guy who moved to Toronto for a year.

By Blogger Quinn, at 12:21 p.m.  

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