Sunday, October 22, 2006
i sing to the empties and cigarette butts

Of the six (maybe more) shows last night, I made it down to the Columbia last night for Ladyhawk. I have gone on and on about them at length, so I'll spare the praise (although praise is certainly due). The boys played mostly new numbers, and only a handful of songs from their self-titled debut. Some of the new ones sounded a bit rough, but there are definitely some potential stunners in the bunch.

Catfish Haven opened the show. Same deal live as on record. They have lots of really great songs, but there's not a lot of variety. All in all though, they were quite good, and George Hunter can really sing.

Smog is opening for Joanna Newsom. Apparently they collaborate when they play together, which should be all kinds of awesome. If you follow that link up there you can see visual fruits of said collaboration, as the promo photo of Bill Callahan was taken by Miss Newsom. You can even see her elven shadow.

Lovely Feathers are at the Media Club on November 5th.

Castle Project are at the Media Club on November 22nd with Uncut and the Diableros.

Weird Weeds are at the Lamplighter on December 4th. I have no idea what they sound like or who they are, but my friend Kara's 1-for-1 so far this week on music recommendations, so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt.

If you haven't already, I highly suggest pre-ordering the new reissue of Pavement's Wowee Zowee. If you pre-order you get a free 7", a poster, and a download of a 1994 show where the band debuted a bunch of the songs from the album. Normally, I would suggest going to one of Vancouver's fine local retailers, but I'm not certain that they'll be getting the bonus goods for sure. And you don't want to miss out on this stuff. The show is awesome, and I got the download code a mere day after ordering. You can grab it at InSound for $15.99usd (plus shipping, of course). Matador has two mp3s up for your previewing pleasure (one each from the cd and bonus download).

download: Pavement - Rattled by the Rush (remastered)
download: Pavement - Hecker Spray/In the Mouth of a Desert (live) (both via Matador)


now playing: Pavement - We Dance

1 Comments:

the lovely feathers, yay! i almost missed the listing on the swak website since it just kinda snuck on there so close to the show.

By Blogger Hanson, at 1:09 AM  

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