Thursday, April 05, 2007
backstage with modern dancers

Somehow, my friend Shea managed to book Great Lake Swimmers in at UBC for a show in a room with half the capacity and at 2/3rds the ticket price (1/2 in advance) the day before their big show at Richard's with SWAK's blessing. So, kudos to him for that.

The only downside to the decreased cost, was that it apparently facilitated a handful of people who were willing to pay the cover to stand around and talk loudly in the back, but those people tend to show up at $45 shows too. What can you do? (Well, you could do a lot of stuff, but most of it would be illegal). But I digress.

The last time I caught GLS, Tony Dekker was representing the name all by his lonesome. While he got an occasional hand from Jonathan (of Jonathan, Inc) and his solo show certainly wasn't a let down, the full band treatment that most of the tunes got this time around was welcomed. If you could knock the Great Lake Swimmers for something, it would be that the songs tend to have a same-y feel when it comes to composition (how many times can you reinvent 3-4 chords and hushed vocals?), and the added instrumentation provided some more variety. On the other hand, Dekker's got a voice that could probably carry an evening by itself. As mentioned, the Gallery was plagued with some idle chatter earlier in the set, but when the band dropped out during one number and Tony carried the bridge acapella, it was amazing how quickly everyone shut up.

If you're headed to Richard's tonight, you're unlikely to leave disappointed.

Music Waste - which is running June 7th to 10th this year - is now accepting submissions.

Tara Henley has a decent article on homophobia in hip-hop in the Straight

The Queers are at the Red Room on June 9th.

Beyonce is at GM Place on September 7th.

Only is tired of CobraSnake clones. The discussion gets nasty. Teh internerdz rulz!!1111

Half Alive has a temporary home for tomorrow night.

now playing: Sleater-Kinney - Modern Girl

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4 Comments:

wow, The Queers haven't been to Vancouver since 1996 I don't think.

By Blogger Pinder, at 3:14 p.m.  

I wish the Queers were opening for Beyonce. I would totally go to that show. Also, Willie Nelson is at the Pacific Coliseum on June 29, and hopefully all the weed will mask the stink left by Fall Out Boy and +44.

By Anonymous Matt, at 7:27 p.m.  

that's right you better talk about Music Waste...or maybe Only will shit talk your blog.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:47 p.m.  

^^ cam reed.

By Blogger Luisa Irene, at 7:01 p.m.  

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