Tuesday, September 05, 2006
summer special


They Shoot Horses, Don't They?


The Battles


Hot Loins

I hope you'll all join me in sending a big thank you out to the fine folks at Only for putting on another successful Victory Square Block Party. If there's a better way to spend the last day of Summer than lounging on grass, watching a plethora of local acts, and drinking contraband booze, I have yet to discover it. Even the sprinklers unexpectedly going off didn't put a... umm... damper on the day. Terrible puns aside, hopefully you made it down, or had some good excuse like "getting paid double time" or "being at Bumbershoot." I was happy to see some of my faves, but was also pleased to finally check out a couple bands I'd thus far missed out on. Really looking forward to seeing The Nons again.

Were you there? Highlights? Lowlights? Funny stories?

Here is a non-VicSquare related lowlight...
One of my very favourite local acts, Blue Grey Dots, are calling it quits. The "official statement" from MySpace:
WE ARE NO LONGER A BAND.
WE ARE OUR OWN PEOPLE.

Yes, the rumours are true! Blue Grey Dots have broken up and each member are onto their own new fun and exciting things. We might play *one last show as a goodbye and a thank you to everyone and their support, but we never were good at keeping promises (kidding).

WE LOVE ALL OF YOU.

Paul is continuing on with his other band, 16MM
Bryan is working on this solo project, Championshp Vinyl
Nicola is working sixty hours a week and dying slowly (but she also does have something going on, but it's a secret, she won't tell you).
& Steve, well, Steve is always doing something.

Thank you to everyone again.

GOODBYE.

*it hasn't been planned
In happier news, Ron Sexsmith is at the VECC on December 1st and 2nd. We will forgive Ron for doing that song with Chris Martin, because most everything else he does is pretty grand.

Daytrotter has a 4-song session by Bonnie "Prince" Billy up.

now playing: the White Stripes - Little Ghost

4 Comments:

Hey Quinn, per GiantStep.net, Radiodread are playing Richard's October 6.

By Blogger minx, at 11:35 a.m.  

radiodread?

By Blogger Quinn, at 1:14 p.m.  

anonymous tip:
rapture and presets @ dick's nov. 14 according to pfork.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:14 p.m.  

Radiodread = Easy Star All-Stars, they put OK Computer into reggae, they did "Dub Side of the Moon" before.

http://www.easystar.com/

By Blogger minx, at 3:13 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

legend:
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

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the biltmore
fortune
pat's
the railway
the red room
venue

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damaged goods
east van soul club
glory days
ice cream social
no more strangers
re-up
wild zero

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expressway to my skull
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hero hill
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the skinny
vanmega
weird pop vancouver
winnie cooper

consume
dandelion
red cat
scratch
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formed a band
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basketball
bison
black mountain
brasstronaut
the clips
destroyer
fine mist
jpndrds
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no gold
nu sensae
twin crystals
white lung

dj kicks
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cam dales
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expendable youth
john cougar
my!gay!husband!
paul devro
tyler fedchuk

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chez nous presents
citr
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ion
linds & nicola
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safe amplification site society
scout
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timbre
twee death
urban diner
vancouver is awesome
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i am fuel, you are friends
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more cowbell
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my old kentucky blog
the outernet
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rock, paper, pixels
ryspace
said the gramophone
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swedesplease
ttiktda
weird canada

you ain't no picasso
zoilus

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