Wednesday, October 25, 2006
if you find me, hide me, i don't know where i've been

Emily Haines plays the Commodore on January 18th. I've been meaning to write about Knives Don't Have Your Back somewhere for awhile, and haven't really gotten around to it for one reason or another. I'm not really going to do it right now either, but I will sometime, as the record definitely deserves to be talked about. In the meantime, if you gave it a cursory listen and dismissed it, I politely emplore you to give it another shot. If Metric's strength is hooks that grab you and shake you, then the strength of Emily's solo work is that it's subtle, and eventually sneaks up on you.

You can watch the video and grab listen to the mp3 of "Doctor Blind" at Emily's official site.

Erin, who does work for those fine folks at Boompa, sent me this promo video for the TV show This Space for Rent. I haven't seen the pilot (that aired last January), but the video - a preview for episodes 2 and 3 - features some rather excellent footage of Ladyhawk performing "the Dugout." The show, which takes place right here in Vancouver, also features the music of Pink Mountaintops, Small Sins, Great Aunt Ida, and Castle Project, amongst other less local, but equally talented artists. The next two episodes air next January, and if nothing else, my interest is piqued.



The Faint are playing Richard's on December 1st. I've never been a excited enough about any of their tunes to seek out their record, but I saw them last time they came through town and it was a ton of fun.

Sean from Hot Loins was kind enough to let me know that his band will be opening the Love is All show on Halloween at Pat's. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? may play as well. Either way, Sean promises that the guys in Hot Loins will be in full Halloween attire, so if you plan on heading down (and you should), get in the spirit and dress all spooky.

Jill Barber is opening both Ron Sexsmith dates. (thanks Aleks)

now playing: Wu-Tang Clan - Can It Be All So Simple

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