Wednesday, October 18, 2006
the month changes numbers



I would've either picked this up myself or subtly hinted that it would make an awesome Christmas present, but Nardwuar was kind enough to send me a copy of the Punk Rock Calendar that he put out with Bev Davies and those fine folks at Mint. The calendar runs December '06 - December '07 and features monthly commentary from Nardwuar and Bev, as well as some of Bev's ridiculously awesome photos of such ridiculously awesome bands as Gang of Four, Motorhead, Black Flag, the DKs, and a little band called the Clash (whom some of you may recall as 'the only group that matters'). There's even a Ramones pic that was snapped in the SUB Ballroom, which might be worth noting if you're alma mater is also UBC. Oh, and there's also a photo of Duff McKagan drumming, not with G'n'R, but with the Fastbacks! Honestly, I don't know if I've ever been excited about a calendar before, but this thing is rad. Consider buying one if you're a lover of ze punk rock, or know someone who is. You can pick it up in all the finer music stores around town (and probably some of the finer bookstores as well - but for christ's sake, please don't patronize Chapter's if it's there). I spent the better part of an hour reading through all the stuff while listening to "Entertainment" on LP the day this arrived in the mail.

The Handsome Family is at Richard's on December 7th. Their latest, Last Days of Wonder, is slowly creeping up my list of '06 favourites, so colour me excited for this one.

Sean Lennon is at Richard's on November 21st. My jury's still out on his new record, but the trailer for his new record is pretty goddamn cool.

Leeroy Stagger opens up Amy Millan's November 29th show at the Plaza. While we're linking to promo clips, check out this EPK for Depression River. "My name is Leeroy Stagger. I'm 23 years old and I have the best job in the world." Right on.

Rhymefest is no longer opening the J5 shows, but he's been replaced by From Blown Speakers fave, Cadence Weapon.

And last, but most certainly not least, AOL is streaming the new Hold Steady video.

Oh wait... I lied. Sometime soon I'm going to remove the show listings on the sidebar, since the same thing (though more thorough) is on Streethawk. And it's way easier to update over there, since it's through a form and the dates roll automatically. If that's all you came for, you might want to update your bookmarks soonish. If, however, you enjoy my inane banter, feel free to stay, cause I'm sticking around here too.

now playing: PiL - Graveyard

3 Comments:

pls pls pls format streethawk show listing sidebar as to not give my stupid brain headaches. line break, bolding, whatever makes you happy makes me happy

kp bitch bitch bitch

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:21 PM  

Don't turf the sidebar on your blog... I like it (and the inane banter). Ferreals.

By Anonymous vanmega, at 9:27 AM  

I love coming to this site daily to find out what shows are just announced.

http://www.streethawkmagazine.com/wp/

Is the page for constant updates at Streethawk, I'm assuming, but none of the shows that you've listed on the 18th are up in either the sidebar or the newsbox on today, the 19th.

Are there plans to make Streethawk like this blog in the above-mentioned respect?

And their sidebar is tricky. I'd like it to have two line breaks between shows, and wider, so things don't take up four lines like:

No-22 New
Pornographers
w/Young and Sexy,
Bella, the Plaza

I also like the darker colours of this site much better, especially at night.


Thanks

-love scott

By Anonymous Scott, at 7:17 PM  

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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
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3/6 Slow Club w/Signals @ the Media Club
3/7 Cloud Nothings w/Mr. Dream @ the Media Clubr
3/8 Islands @ the Rio
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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)
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