Friday, September 29, 2006
speak to me bones



Oh Vancouver, why do you hurt me so? Asobi Seksu was cancelled today, and the show at Richard's was running way behind, so there's no excuse for the tragically sparse crowd that Land of Talk played to tonight. They've gotten love from Brooklyn Vegan, Chromewaves, and Stereogum (and even me). What more did you need to entice you to show up early? In twelve months time, when they're the next indie buzz band, you'll be kicking yourself, trust me. As you can tell, I'm quite enamoured with this band, but I'll leave it at that for now. Look out for a feature on Streethawk in 2-3 weeks though.

Apparently everyone was there to see Shout Out Out Out Out, as Dick's was packed just before, and emptied out right after their set. While it's unfortunate that more people didn't show up for the other two acts, there's absolutely no shame in showing up for Shout Out Out Out Out. I am, admittedly, not so keen on either of their studio releases, but they were an absolute pleasure live. They even managed to complete the near impossible task of getting a Vancouver crowd to dance (though it did take way longer than it should have).

If I were to choose between a Shout Out Out Out Out record or a Holy Fuck record, I'd probably pick the latter. That being said, the former was about ten times better live, and in the headlining spot, Holy Fuck's set seemed a touch anticlimactic. Next to anyone else, they'd be a psych-out dance party, but closing the show tonight, they unfortunately seemed a bit flat. That being said, their last song was sickeningly good.



Look at that... two show recaps in one. I'll keep it short by saying that Phoenix are great live, and "If I Ever Feel Better" has been further cemented in my mind as one of the singles of the decade.

Thanks to everyone who has sent kind words about the website, and to everyone who's sent me show dates that I have yet to post. I'll do that tomorrow afternoon, I promise. I've been tied up writing some stuff for other publications, and also looking for a job. Incidentally, if anyone knows of something in Vancouver proper that's not totally shitty, and won't work me to death so I have time to do stuff like this, drop me a line.

now playing: Red House Painters - Priest Alley Song

2 Comments:

The Phoenix show was amazing. "If I ever feel better" and "North" were the ones that stuck in my head the most. I wish i was in the crowd instead of on the balcony when he entered the crowd. Bummer but amazing nonetheless. Do you have anymore pictures or know where to find some more?

I wish you luck on the job hunt btw.

By Anonymous jessica, at 2:37 PM  

no more pics, unfortunately... i was a bit far back from the stage to take any halfway decent photos.

By Blogger Quinn, at 3:28 PM  

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