Wednesday, January 24, 2007
congress of spring

Awhile back, I reviewed a record by Roger Dean Young and the Tin Cup for Discorder. It was a bit of a novel experience, as I could find very few words about it on the internet, which is a rarity these days. It was also quite a pleasant surprise. It was another pleasant surprise to receive an email the other day from Roger's Canadian record label, who graciously let me know that he's playing a show this Saturday at the Western Front (303 E. 8th). Unfortunately, I can't check out the show, but if you have an appreciation for folk, I suggest that you do. Looks like a great venue as well, and the evening offers my favourite show locale combination of being all-ages and also licensed. Drs at 7:30pm, Show at 8:30, cover is $8.

Kaiser Chiefs are at the Commodore with the Walkmen and the Little Ones on April 24th.

DJ Champion is at Richard's on March 26th. He'll have fellow Quebecois, Malajube, in tow, with locals You Say Party! We Say Die! opening up the evening. (thanks to Shea for the last two)

Peeping Tom (featuring Mike Patton) are at the Commodore on April 22nd. (thanks to Pinder)

Now for some bad news. The next two Wednesday shows at the Other Space (tonight and next week) are cancelled and Mt. Eerie will be the last show that Golden Family United will be putting on there. There were multiple reasons for the decision, but a notable factor was the venues proximity to the Q.E. Theatre meaning sound had to be kept unreasonably low. On the bright side, Liam and Jack now have more time to focus on Yukon (who play CJSF's ANZA Club soiree on February 9th).

I picked up a ticket for the Cons show, and was a little baffled when the ticket came with "99.3 the Fox Presents" plastered on it. Far be it from me to claim that I understand the motivations of big radio, but I always assumed that you might want to play a band's songs in place of the shitty jock rock and mall punk that clogs your station's playlist if you were going to "present" one of their shows.

Final Fantasy has a new video.

If you haven't been down to a record store in the last two days, you might want to do that soon. Tuesday was the first "big" day for new releases in 2007. Of Montreal (yay!), the Shins (yawn - well, for the Shins), Julie Doiron (yay!), and Deerhoof (haven't heard it) all hit store shelves. If nothing else, that Of Montreal disc is probably a shoe-in for nicest packaging.

Speaking of new music, if you dig around on the net, you'll find some pretty sweet previews of the new Andrew Bird, Bright Eyes, and !!! discs. For anyone who has their hands on the Bright Eyes EP already, who's singing on the third track?

Finally, file it under "rumour" for now, but I got pretty reliable word that we can expect the Arcade Fire in town around late-April/early-May. No idea about the venue/tickets/anythingelse at this point. Expect a Portland show as well, but no Seattle date if you're the superfan roadtripping type.

now playing: Bright Eyes - Cartoon Blues

9 Comments:

the lead track off that Bright Eyes EP is pretty damn good.

By Anonymous Sean, at 6:24 PM  

I'm not sure, but I think that's M. Ward on the third track.

By Anonymous Noriel, at 11:52 AM  

Can we get confirmation that the Mt. Eerie performing at the Other Space is, indeed, Phil Elvrum's band? Because I kind of still can't believe that.

Thanks for the Arcade Fire touring info.

Oh, and way to post FF's new video after being all blase about it yesterday.

By Blogger luisairene, at 3:17 PM  

mt.eerie = phil

sometimes just him.

By Blogger Quinn, at 4:20 PM  

is that an official or "real" final fantasy video or just one that someone made and put up on youtube?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:37 PM  

it's definitely taken from a live performance, but that's not how they did the song here. someone just passed it along to me.

By Blogger Quinn, at 10:52 PM  

the video is "official"/"real". it's by steph comilang, who does the projections during his live show. the boy playing brad j. lamb is, obviously, not owen -- it's a friend of his.

quinn, i'm not sure what you mean by live performance, but it wasn't shot during one of his shows...

By Blogger luisairene, at 12:29 PM  

there's cheering at the end... sounds like an audience of some sort.

either that or i was listening to something else at the same time and now im confused

By Blogger Quinn, at 1:31 PM  

that's just everyone (actors/cameraperson/person doing projections) cheering after they successfully finished shooting it -- they didn't chop off the end bit. kind of like those fake-y sounding songs where everyone claps and says "whoo! great job, guys!" to make it feel really, you know, off-the-cuff. except that this isn't fake-y!

By Blogger luisairene, at 5:08 PM  

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