Monday, September 25, 2006
streethawk tempts the huntress

Sorry, I've been a bad blogger lately. I haven't, however, been slacking off (at least not slacking off from the internet). Rather, I have - along with others - been working on a secret, which I will now reveal to you:

For those of you too lazy to click, it's a real, honest to goodness music website. The focus is on Vancouver when it comes to shows and goings on, but record reviews and features will hopefully resonate with people regardless of geography. And, of course, there's show listings and a blog. We're still working out some bugs, but do check it out, won't you? Updates on Mondays for most content, but the blog will roll constantly, record reviews will eventually be Monday/Thursday, and show reviews will go up as soon as they're written. Oh, and we could use some more writers.

I'm not sure what's going to happen with this place, but as the blog is currently being recoded to be more functional over there, I will also be here for the meantime... if it ends up that the Streethawk blog is just the same content as here plus the contributions from other writers, there'll be a shift in focus though.

But that is a future discussion. For now, check out the site.

Show stuff:
Memphis is at the Plaza Media Club on November 17th 9th. This is the makeup show for that cancelled date at Richard's in August.

The Hip are doing a 4-night stand at the Commodore to celebrate the release of their newie, World Container. Kingston's favourite sons rock the Ballroom on November 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th. Tickets will put you back a whopping $60+charges (too rich for my very poor blood), and you can get them tomorrow starting at 10am if you register at Regular public on-sale is Sept. 29th at 10am.

In a move that might get From Blown Speakers it's very first cease and desist order, why don't you check out the first track from World Container, "Yer Not The Ocean." Lately I've heard the words "return to form" used quite a bit to describe new records by older bands that emulate old sounds, but ultimately sound like the artist in question is just calling it in (see: the new, boring Pearl Jam record). I haven't heard the entire thing yet, but if this track is any indication, this is a real return to form. We're talking Fully Completely type quality here.

download: The Tragically Hip - Yer Not The Ocean

There are a ridiculous amount of shows this week, and I just got a stack of promo cds in the mail, so expect some more posting in the next few days.

Aside: If you downloaded it, you already know that ITunes 7.0 is hugely shitty... but mine just started playing two songs at once. That's a new one.

now playing: The Tragically Hip - Yer Not The Ocean


You can backtrack to iTunes 6 if you hate 7 that much, Quinn, the support forums on have the info.

By Blogger minx, at 5:37 p.m.  

dude, your second link to "streethawk" is off, but very humerous.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:50 p.m.  

DB: thx... i should probably do that. it keeps skipping like i dont have enough RAM or something... even though i have plenty of RAM... also, the much ado'd about iPod update wont work on my 5G vid.

anonymous... maybe there's two websites... and one is a skateboarding comic. i didnt get a lot of sleep last night.

By Blogger Quinn, at 9:28 p.m.  

you almost got the memphis thing correct is nov 9th

julie doiron w/ shotgun&jaybird nov 2 richards

By Anonymous Shea, at 7:13 a.m.  

I may have to do that too, it's driving me nuts.


By Blogger minx, at 9:10 a.m.  

MIA is back:

By Blogger fenny, at 6:28 p.m.  

k-os & magenta lane @ commodore on 11.15
ozomatli @ commodore on 11.29

By Anonymous Chris, at 11:13 p.m.  

apparently, the cat power + memphis rhythm band show will also be @ commodore on 11.29... what's going on?!

By Anonymous Chris, at 12:50 a.m.  

whoa.. i didnt know magneta lane was opening... nor about the cat power.

you leave the computer for 8 hours and look what happens.

By Blogger Quinn, at 2:06 a.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
they took a vote and said no
pour me out another
this lamb sells condos
crowned myself the prince of buzz
modern art
love and space
came in six lengths ahead, we spent the whole next...
coax me
make out. fall out. make up.
people don't dance no more, they just stand there ...


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