Wednesday, August 29, 2007
kicking television

I don't watch a lot of television. I don't really watch any MuchMusic anymore. But I'll definitely be tuning in sometime this weekend to catch one of the showings of Nardwuar's new special: the aptly titled, Welcome to My Special.

The show features "everyone from Franz Ferdinand to Snoop Doggy Dogg, from Queens of the Stone Age to Juliette Lewis, from Ice T to Ice Cube to Vanillla Ice, and from Slipknot to Stephen Harper," and you can catch it at the following times (I'll list the Pacific ones, since that's where most of you are):
Saturday at 1pm, 6:30pm, and 9pm and Sunday at 9am.

Nardwuar vs. Harper!

Kevin Drew is at the Commodore on October 25th. Some of his Broken Social comrades will be backing him, and it's a mere $20 + s/c. But it's also the same day as Sunset Rubdown. Ouch.

Rock Central Plaza is, according to their website/myspace, playing Pat's on September 14th with O'Death. Someone left a comment on one of the entries a couple days ago saying it was the 19th though. I'm going to go with the former for now, but I know they were having some bookings issues and looking to rearrange the tour schedule a bit at the last minute, so keep that in mind.

The Pipettes are at a venue TBA on November 2nd. (thanks Mike)

The Sadies are at Richard's on October 13th. I still have yet to see them, but it seems like whenever they come to town they're either opening for someone I don't want to pay to see or playing the same night as something I already have tickets to. In this case, it's Justice.

As Giselle has kindly pointed out in the comments, Bats for Lashes are at the Plaza on October 13th and the Long Blondes are Richard's on November 2nd with the 1990s. They are not playing together on the 2nd. I don't know if I read that misprinted somewhere else, or if I simply can't read. Likely, it's the latter.

Because of the ongoing strike, Queens of the Stone Age is now in the Bill Copeland Sports Arena in Burnaby. Some of you might remember that Fugazi ripped the roof off of the place about... I guess it's over half a decade ago now. Jesus, that made me feel old.

In "I didn't really care for either show, but now the openers are making them really enticing" news, Marissa Nadler is opening for Peter Bjorn & John/the Clientele, and Voxtrot is now opening for Arctic Monkeys in place of the Coral.

Oh, and it's worth mentioning that the Magnolia Electric Co. show on Friday is early (7:30pm - 10pm), because 1/2 Alive is on from 10pm til late.

now playing: the Stone Roses - She Bangs the Drums

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6 Comments:

If only you put this much care into your other reviews. *sigh*

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:47 PM  

ouch. what other reviews, exactly?

By Blogger Quinn, at 4:00 PM  

HOB "member ticketing" still has tix for the Tegan and Sara all ages show. More info on hob.ca if you're not already a member.

db

By Blogger minx, at 5:41 PM  

Ween is finally here on Nov. 14, at the Queen E. And remember, you're not getting older, just closer and closer to death with each passing day. Cheers!

By Blogger Matt, at 9:22 PM  

I watched the Nardwuar special today. It was pretty great when he was doing the hip flip with Paul Martin.

By Anonymous Matt, at 5:55 PM  

switch it up, guy

(rock plaza central, not rock central plaza)

By Blogger Luisa Irene, at 3:14 PM  

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