Friday, September 14, 2007
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Now, normally I'd be celebrating the fact that M.I.A. is coming to town. I'm still pretty psyched that she'll be at the Commodore on November 14th, but I really wish the show was on a different day. She put out my favourite album of the year (so far), so I guess it's worth missing Celebration for, but I've been jonesing to see them since they came last December. And the fact that they're headlining a show in Vancouver for the first time is even more enticing. Also the same night, Land of Talk is opening up for Cuff the Duke. I don't really care if I miss the latter, but I'm also not super excited to pay for a ticket just to see LoT open... although, I'm sure I'll end up doing just that. This kind of thing seems to be happening a lot more lately. On the bright side, it's getting harder and harder to say that there's nothing going on in the city these days. Plus, I'm sure this "dilemma" will be the furthest thing from my mind when Maya kicks into "Paper Planes."

The Cure show has been rescheduled for - wait for it - next May. Robert will have his finest red lipstick and his band in tow when they hit GM Place on May 26th. They'll also play a 2 1/2(!) hour set at Sasquatch the day before. Considering how much tickets cost for their Vancouver date, you're probably better off heading down to the Gorge to see dozens of other bands for close to the same price. (thanks Aaron)

Due to the fact that the civic strike is set to drag into its tenth week, the Flaming Lips show that was originally scheduled for the Orpheum has been moved to Malkin Bowl. If you had good seats, it's a downer. If it rains, it's going to be horrid. But if the weather holds and you weren't holding a pair of row 1s, Wayne and the gang making magic in Stanley Park will be amazing. (thanks to Kevin for emailing and Cy for commenting)

The Walkmen are at Richard's on November 16th.

The Russian Futurists are at the Pit on October 23rd. I should also mention - since I'll probably never get around to a proper review - that their retrospective disc, Me, Myself, and Rye got a domestic release a couple months back. I'm fairly fond of the band, but with all due respect, I find that their full-lengths sometimes suffer from a little too much filler. This release cuts it down to the essentials, and is more than worth your time and money.

Maximo Park (what's the html tag for those two dots over the "i"?) are at Richard's on November 16th. They'll rock Dick's early, because 1/2 Alive is on that night (show over by 10pm).

A couple Casbah! updates: they'll host the Shout Out Louds after-party on October 12th, and in more exciting news, on October 26th PRIMES will play their... actually, I was going to say that it was their first show since Music Waste, but they're actually playing New Forms tonight (at Open Studios). Sick.

Pit Er Pat is opening for the Fiery Furnaces and Quasi opens for Ted Leo.

Edit: I just realized that the Maximo Park show and the Walkmen one are both scheduled for November 16th at Richard's (along with 1/2 Alive). The Maximo Park date came from the promoter and the Walkmen one is from PFork... I'll update once I figure out what's actually going on that night.

Edit 2: Mark emailed to make a plea for an extra Justice ticket. If you can help him out, email him at: marknmc AT hotmail.com

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I had third row seats for The Flaming Lips, so while I normally love Malkin Bowl, in this particular case it's a total letdown. And by the looks of it, it's going to to continue pouring down rain until Tuesday...

By Anonymous Megan, at 2:26 AM  

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