Friday, June 29, 2007
spill blood

As I'm sure I've mentioned before, I'm not much of a metal guy. It's not that I have anything against the genre in general, I just have fairly specific tastes. To put it succinctly, I like metal that brings people together; songs that appeal equally to guys who grew up playing Dungeons and Dragons and guys who beat up the guys who grew up playing Dungeons and Dragons. For that reason, I wasn't super stoked on Jaws (they were okay though), but was totally feeling both Bison and the mighty 3 Inches of Blood. Highlight? "Destroy the Orcs," obviously... maybe "Deadly Sinner" too. Full thoughts up at Streethawk sometime next week.

I completely forgot to mention that Greenbelt Collective is at Hoko's tonight with Fanshaw and Chris-a-riffic. For those of you keeping tabs, that means Chris is playing three sets tonight (2 solo, 1 with TSH,DT?) - truly the hardest working man in the scene.

Caribou is at Richard's (which is apparently still standing until at least December) on October 30th with Born Ruffians.

John Vanderslice is at the Red Room on October 15th.

JPNDRDS (or is it "Japandroids?") are at Hoko's on July 20th with Edo from the Clips and It's a Living Thing support. The show is a fundraiser for the Sugar Factory.

Qui is at the Plaza on September 16th. I know nothing about them, but the guy from the Jesus Lizard sings in the band.

And a couple more shows at the Lamp that might turn your crank...

The National Frost return on July 2nd. I wasn't so into their singer last time they played here, but the instrumentation was pretty ace. Bel Riose and Alphababy support.

Geronimo (who include some ex-Despitado members) play on July 5th with Catlow and Shukov.

And The Ghost is Dancing performs on July 16th with the Coast and the Arbitrarys.

In addition to that Hoko's show, there's five more things worth seeing tonight. I'll be at the National, but I kinda wish I was seeing Miracle Fortress after hearing them on the CBC ten minutes ago. Hopefully you'll be at something.

now playing: the Cribs - Men's Needs (CSS Remix)

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3 Comments:

Chris only ended up playing two sets tonight. Apparently TSH,DT? gave him a break and said he didn't need to open for them anymore... or they realized he wouldn't have time to open anymore. His set at Hoko's was good though.

Jordie

By Blogger Jordie, at 2:54 AM  

Hope you had a good time at the National. I had tickets, but I'm working down in Washington this weekend. I'll miss Band Of Horses tomorrow too (and my first Canada Day since becoming a Canadian resident).

By Anonymous Spike, at 6:36 AM  

thanks for the plug, dude!

By Blogger Lauren, at 3:33 AM  

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