Thursday, January 11, 2007
troubled waters

In another blow to Vancouver's live venue situation, the Marine Club has closed. Beyond Robson's intrepid reporter, Sean Orr, reports that the building that houses the room is going to be torn down in the coming months. Three guesses as to what ends up getting built in its place.

Menomena is at Pat's on February 3rd. I slept on I Am the Fun Blame Monster, but I just finished penning a review of their newie, Friend or Foe (out on the 23rd) for Color, and I've got to say that if it weren't too early to make such statements, I'd tell you right now that it's a contender for record of the year. You can stream it over at their label site.

Final Fantasy and Smoosh are tipped as openers for Bloc Party on March 12th. Bloc Party in a venue that restricts your ability to dance = not good. Final Fantasy in a theatre = awesome. And Smoosh, how can you say anything bad about those kids?

Blonde Redhead are at the Commodore on April 20th.

Blood Meridian are at the Railway on February 16th with Mohawk Lodge, Octoberman, and Tailor Island.

Tenacious D are at Queen E on February 20th. Tragically, the $50 price tag is probably the funniest part of the whole event.

Thanks to Chris for pointing out that there's no way that Sebadoh and Badly Drawn Boy can both be headlining a show at Richard's on March 3rd. The latter has been rescheduled to March 27th. You can get refunds up until that date or, alternately, the old tickets are good for the new show.

On a completely unrelated note, this weather is waaaaaaacccccckkkk.

now playing: the Breeders - Drivin' on 9

5 Comments:

Any info on the Bloc Party tickets?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:44 PM  

onsale sat @ 10am - reserved flr, ga balcony $25-35

By Blogger Quinn, at 10:24 PM  

The Marine Club is the single worst venue in Vancouver. I don't care about the kitchy decorations or run-down-yet-strangely-endearing atmosphere; the stage is too small, the sound sucks, and the staff are strange.

I'm not sad to see it go.

By Anonymous josh, at 11:26 AM  

id take a shitty venue over more condos any day.

By Blogger Quinn, at 2:15 PM  

true enough

By Anonymous josh, at 10:02 AM  

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