Monday, January 08, 2007
phantom limb

I was just about to whine about the fact that the Shins have three days off between Boise and Seattle, which is the perfect amount of time to cross the border and play here. And lo and behold, Pollstar reports that James Mercer brings his merry band of pop craftsmen to the Commodore on February 19th. I'm not really overwhelmed with Wincing the Night Away, but this is probably still going to be a great show.

PFork reports that Matt Tong is healed up and ready to head out on the road. Bloc Party hits the Orpheum on March 12th.

April 12th brings what will surely be one of the best triple bills of the year to Vancouver. One of my favourite live bands ever, The Constantines, descend on the Plaza with ex-Vancouverite Jon Rae (and his River) and local favourites, Ladyhawk.

Rollie's retiring from blogging to focus on the rap game (I hear he's pretty good at that). Check out Cadence Weapon's last blogger hurrah all this week as he reveals his top 100 songs of 2006 (complete with downloads). If the free (and awesome) music doesn't entice you, I assure you that it's worth clicking that link just for the sweet pic of DJ Weez-l riding a fake bear.

If you want a preview of the upcoming Emily Haines show, you can catch her concert from the 9:30 Club in DC on Wednesday at 6:30(ish PST) live on NPR. Alternatly, if you're into something less live and more Canadian, check out this streaming footage of Emily in Toronto last year. Oh, and don't forget that you can win free tickets if you click on that link in the sidebar over there. (thanks to Stefan for the second link)

Finally, from the Jarvis Cocker camp, comes the details on his new single "Don't Let Him Waste Your Time." And just what will adorn the b-side on CD2? No, not a studio outtake, but Jarv reading the Grimm's Fairytale, the Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage. Fun for the whole family.

now playing: Menomena - West

3 Comments:

Your Shins and Bloc party concert announcements made me actually squeal and my heart race. Wincing Away the Night didn't do it for you??? I was shocked by this but i was in your position at first too. After my first few listens, i was like this sounds nothing like the shins... then it really grew on me. Bloc party on the other hand... A weekend in the city just receives a blah from me. I've tried to get into it by listening to it over and over, but still nothing. I hope they play some old stuff at the show.

By Anonymous Jess, at 11:42 PM  

Thanks for the heads up on The Shins concert. I actually just bought tickets pre-sale:

http://theshins.ducatking.com

By Anonymous Gary Mitford, at 5:35 PM  

Spin has a review of Emily Haine's show in NY:

http://www.spin.com/features/ithappenedlastnight/2007/01/070110_emilyhaines/

She doesn't look as cute as usual. Is this the long-haired Bohemian-in-sneaks phase?

By Blogger Kaitlin, at 12:40 PM  

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