Wednesday, November 01, 2006
turn the radio off

Before I tell you about Love is All, I will first tell you why I am stupid. I am stupid because I was utterly confused as to why this show wasn't on the Fireball Productions website. The reason is because the show was put on by Timbre (who have no website because they're old school or technophobes or old school techophobes or something). Now I will tell you about Love is All.

They were great; energetic, noisy, and their frontwoman was dressed as Osama. They played pretty much all of Nine Times the Same Song, which made a short set, but what exactly do you expect from a band with one 30-minute record?

Hot Loins opened. I've said here before that I watch and enjoy them if they happen to play a show I'm at, but probably wouldn't go out of my way to see them. I'll also disclose to you that Sean from Hot Loins was kind enough to throw me on the list for the show, before I tell you I've changed my mind. I think the problem before was volume, or rather a lack thereof, which is ironic since you can't really crank it up at Pat's because they don't mic the drums. That being said, volume is relative. And hearing them in a half empty Limerick Junction or outside at Vic Square wasn't like the low ceilings and relatively cramped confines of Pat's. When they played last night it made my insides shake, which is apparently how one should listen to them, because it was pretty great. I tried to explain this revelation to Sean, but I was pretty drunk by the time Love is All were finishing, so I'm sure I just insulted him accidentally and nonsensically or something in the process. I also forgot to pick up there 7" for about the 4th time (including trips to Zulu), so I can't give you a thumbs up or down on that just yet. Oh, and I should mention that Cam was wearing a sweet unicorn mask, which I unfortunately neglected to take a photo of.

You might think that I'm easily bought off now, but I assure you, if you saw the amount of free crap that I don't write about, you would know that my new found appreciation is legit.

Mint Records is throwing their annual Christmas party on December 2nd (a bit early, but whatever). The soiree goes down at the Ukrainian Hall on East Pender (which I assume makes it all ages), and advance tix will be at the usual fine independent record stores. The Evaporators, the Awkward Stage, Carolyn Mark, the Buttless Chaps, Young and Sexy, John Guliak, and Duotang are all playing, with the latter reuniting just to spread you some Christmas cheer. There will also be a whole bunch of free stuff from rad places given away all night, and Bev Davies' photos will be on display. Unless you work for Mint Records, this promises to be better than your work Christmas party.

On the very same night Wintersleep are playing with English Canada's new favourite francophone band, Malajube, at the Plaza.

The Grates are at the Media Club on November 19th. I don't know who's in charge of promoting their shows in Vancouver, but they sure do a pisspoor job of it. You should go to this. You will leave smiling, unless you're dead inside.

Montag is opening the Beach House show on the 11th.

And finally, if you haven't checked out Daytrotter this week, you can head over their now to snag four songs by Of Montreal.

now playing: Sleater-Kinney - Let's Call It Love (live at the Crystal Ballroom)


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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

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the biltmore
the railway
the red room

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

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a day in the life of...
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duncan's donuts
expressway to my skull
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hero hill
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red cat

formed a band
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black mountain
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fine mist
no gold
nu sensae
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dj kicks
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cam dales
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expendable youth
john cougar
paul devro
tyler fedchuk

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chez nous presents
linds & nicola
ryan walter wagner
safe amplification site society
the straight
twee death
urban diner
vancouver is awesome
vanity presents

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brooklyn vegan
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feed your habit
for the 'records'
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gorilla vs. bear
i am fuel, you are friends
i (heart) music
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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

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coke machine glow
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schedule two
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one song
promo pile

previous posts
wild horses
canadian lover
heckler spray
if you find me, hide me, i don't know where i've b...
the bleeding heart show
i sing to the empties and cigarette butts
the hold steady almost killed me
blood visions
the month changes numbers
busy doing nothing


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