Friday, August 10, 2007
kissability



I was going to comment about how incredibly ignorant and somewhat contradictory this blog entry was (the part about "the scene" not the Yesterdais), but it seems like Cam has it covered. Instead, I'll talk about something fun. That thing is the Makeout.

It's been evident to me for awhile, and I'm sure it's already evident to many of you, that the Unicorn's Wednesday has got to be the best weekly in the city right now (at least as far as DJ nights go). The other ones all have their charms. Ice Cream Social has the best music (soul/girl group/doo wop). Salbourg has the city's tightest DJ (Devro). 1/2 Alive is the biggest spectacle... etc... etc. But the Makeout has the one thing that all the other weekly club nights lack: diversity. Yeah, those other nights have guests and special events to freshen things up from time to time, but the Makeout rotates themes every single week... and everyone knows the best parties are theme parties.

Next week they're dropping oldies all night for a "parents party." I think that's one of the last places I'd want to bring my mom, but kudos to you if you bring yours (or your dad). The music will, undoubtedly, be killer though.

Speaking of theme parties at the Unicorn, Only's having a fundraiser there for the Vic Square Block Party on August 23rd. It's a Yacht Rock party. I hope they can convince this guy to show up to cover Loggins & Mesina live. If Hall & Oates ain't your thing, you can still donate the old fashioned way right here. They need a sizable chunk of extra change this year due the City strike forcing them to rent things like a power source and washrooms.

Mint is throwing an evening of acoustic music by "Friends of Mint at the Main." Cloudspitter, Shane from the Awkward Stage, Veda Hille, Paul and Lucy from Young and Sexy, and David P Smith will kick it MTV Unplugged style on August 16th.

That Ludivico Treament w/Sex Party show on Sunday is actually sexier (I guess) than I had originally thought. Sex Attack are also on the bill, along with the Barbizon School Painters.

I threw this together for the iPod Battle last Saturday, but we never played it. It actually needs a bit of work on the back half, but I'll never get around to it, I'm sure.

download: Rick Ross vs Justice - Hustlin' (FBS Stressed Out Edit)

And finally, congrats to Luke, who wins the Catchdubs Fader/Subaru Mix CD. In his own words, "I rock because I live in Arizona...and I still read your blog (right between Pitchfork and i (heart) music)!"

I'm not sure if that, indeed, does make him rock or not, but I'm flattered. Honourable mention goes out to Sean Orr for the best answer: "I rock because you told me I do." It's true. I did.

Thanks to everyone who entered and to the Fader for hooking up the prize.

I've got something a little more local to giveaway in a week or so.

now playing: Public Enemy - By the Time I Get to Arizona

Labels: ,


4 Comments:

*wondering what constitutes "oldies" to you crazy kids*

By Blogger minx, at 7:47 AM  

funny, I took out some Public Enemy yesterday and was thinking how great By the Time I Get to Arizona was.

By Blogger Leaf, at 11:11 AM  

The dj's at the makeout are cute, but are dangerously bad mixers

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:26 PM  

"...right between Pitchfork and i (heart) music)!"

That's a pretty sizeable gap, that is.

By Anonymous matthew, at 7:53 PM  

Post a Comment

contests

music

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

legend:
AA = all ages
DG = @damaged goods
DFTK = @dirty for the kids
FJW = @fake jazz wed
EN = @easy now
GD = @glory days
HL = @higher learning JH = @junior high
JY= @junkyard
RRPP = @rocknroll pizza party
SD = @shindig
TT = @toonie tuesday
NW = @no worries

more shows
shindig
the biltmore
fortune
pat's
the railway
the red room
venue

club action
culture club
damaged goods
east van soul club
glory days
ice cream social
no more strangers
re-up
wild zero

local favourites

mostly music
a day in the life of...
a reminder
chipped hip
deftone
duncan's donuts
expressway to my skull
goodnight neverland
guttersnipe
hero hill
the indie files
my indie world
radio zero
the skinny
vanmega
weird pop vancouver
winnie cooper

consume
dandelion
red cat
scratch
zulu

formed a band
the abramson singers
basketball
bison
black mountain
brasstronaut
the clips
destroyer
fine mist
jpndrds
koban
ladyhawk
mt-40
no gold
nu sensae
twin crystals
white lung

dj kicks
betti forde
cam dales
dg djs
expendable youth
john cougar
my!gay!husband!
paul devro
tyler fedchuk

everything else
beyond robson
chez nous presents
citr
cjsf
ion
linds & nicola
only
ryan walter wagner
safe amplification site society
scout
swak
the straight
timbre
twee death
urban diner
vancouver is awesome
vanity presents

everywhere else

blogs
b(oot)log
brooklyn vegan
catbirdseat
catchdubs
chromewaves
cliptip
copy, right
discobelle
feed your habit
fluokids
fluxblog
for the 'records'
good weather for airstrikes
gorilla vs. bear
i am fuel, you are friends
i (heart) music
largehearted boy
macleans
mad decent
marathonpacks
mcnutt against the music
more cowbell
music (for robots)
my old kentucky blog
the outernet
palms out sounds
pop (all love)
popsheep
rock, paper, pixels
ryspace
said the gramophone
soul sides
stereogum
songs: illinois
swedesplease
ttiktda
weird canada

you ain't no picasso
zoilus

sites
buddyhead
cbc radio 3
coke machine glow
daytrotter
glorious noise
pitchfork
schedule two
stylus
tiny mixtapes

scribbles
chart
color
discorder
exclaim!

interact
email
last.fm
twitter

history

on repeat
i'll make you a tape
one song
promo pile

previous posts
i can't see straight
art crime
the flames rose to her roman nose and her walkman ...
another one bites the dust
disco drive
avant sleepwalk
prime time of your life
don't run our hearts around
oh my god, whatever, etc
escape songs

archives

mp3s are for preview purposes, if you like what you hear, buy it at your favourite indie record store. please don't direct link to photos. click for more.

writing by Quinn
unless noted

orig. design by gerald`


Powered by Blogger

Firefox 2