Friday, August 03, 2007
another one bites the dust



This morning I received some rather sad news. In another blow to the local music scene, the Dominion Hotel and the Lamplighter have been purchased, and as of August 15th both venues are under new management. Any shows booked for the period between August 16th - August 31st are in a gray area and may or may not happen, and everything from September 1st on is going to be canceled. After that, presumably the bar will be closed indefinitely for renovations. Here's hoping that it comes back as an overpriced, top 40, wannabe gangsta (nee "gangster") hangout... because there's clearly not enough of those in Vancouver.

Art Brut are at Richard's on September 3rd.

The Figurines are at the Media Club on October 12th with Dappled Cities Fly.

I was going to mention that Bonobo are at the Lamp on September 10th, but clearly that ain't the truth anymore.

That Pride Tiger show on September 9th is actually PT opening for the Fucking Champs. Someone get Lions in the Street on this bill and there'll be enough retro riffage to blow Keith Richards' mind.

Suspiria plays Casbah! at Library Square on August 24th with 16mm and Adjective.

People for Audio are at the Royal Unicorn on August 31st with Buffaloswans and E.S.L.

Matt & Kim is canceled again... they get the Juan MacLean award for most booked shows that never happen in Vancouver for this year. (thanks Chris)

Finally, congratulations goes out to Propagandhi's Chris Hannah for being voted the second worst Canadian, proving once and for all that anarchist punk rockers are worse than serial killers and proving once again that open internet polls are incredibly stupid. Congrats to the Beaver for actually getting people to pay attention to their shitty magazine though.

now playing: Michael Jackson - P.Y.T.

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5 Comments:

the blood bros apparently cancelled, brah.

By Blogger firmdragon, at 5:16 p.m.  

yeah, i just read that. not cool.

By Blogger Quinn, at 5:22 p.m.  

lols to the "Juan MacLean award"

By Blogger Pinder, at 9:07 p.m.  

bummer about the lamp, eh? where am i gonna do shows nowww? really though. none of the other bars in vancouver gave me a chance until the lamp. i was even gonna get you to check out a rad show i had there in september. i'm bummed.

By Blogger Lauren, at 12:19 a.m.  

GO SEE DAPPLED CITIES FLY

By Anonymous Sean, at 6:04 a.m.  

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