Monday, June 11, 2007
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Music Waste: Night Four - the Photoless Edition

There was only one place to be tonight for Music Waste (well, other than the after party) and that place was Hoko's (please note that Hoko's is on MySpace and ask if your usual Japanese restaurant of choice is Web 2.0'd).

I got in just in time to catch L. Abramson. It was apparently the last time that she plans to play solo in a long time, which is a goddamn shame if you ask me. It wasn't really the ideal venue for just Leah and her guitar, but her performance was one of the festival's understated gems. You should head over to her website post haste to listen to "Letters to B." And me, I should have remembered to buy a CD.

To be completely honest, I'm not sure exactly who the next two acts were. The show ran in a different order than what was listed in the schedule, and if either of the guys (both solo acts) announced who they were, I missed it. That probably makes it obvious that neither thing was really my thing. On the other hand, neither of them were terribly bad either.

Caravan closed the night out. They were pretty fun, but I honestly felt like it was ska, but with more minors in the horn lines and an accordion. Speaking of accordions and dudes playing them; unless you're Keith Richards, in France, or in a smoking room, you're a douche bag if you smoke inside in a public place. And if you are playing an accordion for any other reason than because you're totally lifted on coke in the penthouse suite of the Four Seasons and some weird groupie brought you an accordion, you are not Keith Richards. And last I checked this wasn't France and the smoking room at Hoko's is called "Powell Street." Even Ryan Adams dashed outside the Commodore when he played here to get a nic fix, and he has a reputation for being a jerk.

Anyhow, in case you thought Music Waste was over, I'm here to remind you that you are wrong. Tonight's NCRC kickoff show featuring Elizabeth, the Doers, the Yesterdais, and the Mutators (and maybe White Lung, though that has yet to be confirmed) at the Lamplighter will accept your MW pass at the door.

Good news: The New Pornographers are at the Commodore with Lavender Diamond and Fancey on September 28th.
Really good news: Dan Bejar and Neko Case will be performing with the NPs.

Apparently their upcoming album, Challengers, will be out on Last Gang in Canada instead of Mint. I have no idea as to why, and I haven't been able to confirm it from anyone official, but it was a pretty reliable source. The bigger question (that you might actually care about) is whether we Canucks will be able to get in on Matador's By Early Get Now program, which gets you early access to an album stream and (if you buy the deluxe edition) you get all the content that goes along with the release (live shows, b-sides, alt takes, etc). Kudos to Matador for realizing that throwing half a dozen outtakes and bonus tracks across multiple, expensive, import 7" and CDS's just makes people run to Soulseek.

Tokyo Police Club is at the Plaza on September 2nd.

The Evaporators are at the Ukrainian Hall on June 15th with the Choir Practice and Chris-a-riffic.

now playing: Roger Dean Young & The Tin Cup - Wanderlust

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3 Comments:

can i safely assume the pornos are playing victoria too?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:27 AM  

they start the fall tour w/Lavender Diamond at the McPherson Ballroom on Sept. 13th

By Blogger Quinn, at 2:33 AM  

a seated pornos show eh. i think i'm gonna go early/stay late and try and meet carl newman because he is my god. challengers just leaked and its amazing.

what are the best steps do you suppose? email him to get on the guestlist? he seems like the coolest dude.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:35 AM  

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