Friday, April 27, 2007
i'm getting loud with you

Once again, against my better judgement, I found myself in the Caprice. Last night I braved the venue for 2 Many DJs (aka David and Stephen Dewaele of Soulwax).

I had fun, but honestly, I wasn't overly impressed, though that probably says more about my personal tastes than anything. Comparing it to the Ed Banger party a month back, there were far fewer train wrecks (in fact, I can't really remember hearing one), but I'll take the Ed Rec "here's two minutes of every single song you want to hear" approach over the flawless, build-it-up-tear-it-down approach from last night. I imagine that a decent number of folks felt similarly, because the place started to empty out pretty early. Of course, it might have been that - since it wasn't sold out ahead of time and they could actually get in - the regulars were just cleared out by the "unusual" sounds coming off the decks.

On a side note, are you rich, stupid, or both if you're willing to pay $30 on a Sunday to listen to DJs you've never heard of, just because you want to get into the Caprice?

As you've probably already heard everywhere else, Jack and Meg love Canada. So much so that they're playing every single province and territory at least once (and tiny Nova Scotia twice!). The tour stops in Burnaby's Deer Lake Park on June 24th. I know people from the island (or further) are going to call me out as a whiner, and Deer Lake is really nice... but getting to Burnaby sucks. Tix are on sale May 4th. (thanks to Tia for the ticket info)

When he's not providing you with a dose of morning brew to start your day (among a myriad of other scholarly pursuits), Sean Orr is fronting a band again. He was kind enough to let me know that he's teamed up with three other gentlemen to form Taxes. Their first show is tonight at Pub 340 with Shearing Pinx, Cascabella, and Deadsure (Deadsure headlines, Taxes opens, fyi). They've also got a show lined up on May 10th (though I'm not sure where) and one on May 29th at the Lamp with Bison and Kylesa.

Matt & Kim are at Pat's on June 6th. When I first heard them I thought "poor man's Mates of State," but they keep coming up in conversations, so maybe it's worth giving them another whirl.

Veda Hille is at WISE Hall on May 6th.

Battles (note: no "the" preceding the name) are at Richard's on July 4th.

Also on Independence Day, the Album Leaf are at the Plaza with Under Byen.

BrakesBrakesBrakes are at the Media Club on June 3rd.

now playing: Cadence Weapon with Final Fantasy - Sharks (live on CBC Radio 3)

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Two skytrains aren't good enough transit to get you there?


By Blogger Ryan, at 2:48 p.m.  

White Stripes show in Nunavut is gonna be off the hook!

Is it strange that I don't really care enough about the White Stripes to see them here but would consider traveling up north for one of their shows...

By Anonymous Nathan, at 6:43 p.m.  

ryan: i live in the burbs... it's like 2 buses and 2 skytrains, even!

By Blogger Quinn, at 1:54 p.m.  

I agree, it was alright, but definitely not the 2 Many DJs I was expecting from the As Heard on Radio Soulwax compilations I enjoy so much. And judging from the weird vibe of the rest of the crowd, I think we weren't the only ones confused.

The after-set was even odder. But I thoroughly enjoyed it - I was suddenly in a warehouse in Burnaby in 1997!

Speaking of Burnaby, quit your whinging, Deer Lake Park is not that far away. Only 2 buses and *1* skytrain stop for you Richmond kids!

By Blogger Aleksandra, at 11:13 p.m.  

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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

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EN = @easy now
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HL = @higher learning JH = @junior high
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RRPP = @rocknroll pizza party
SD = @shindig
TT = @toonie tuesday
NW = @no worries

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everything all the time
that great gospel jest called rock n roll
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