Monday, September 10, 2007
new deal

One of my favourite musical events of the year, Shindig, starts tomorrow night at the Railway Club. For the unfamiliar, the annual CiTR-run battle of the bands hosts three bands every Tuesday at the Railway (from 9pm to about midnight) from tomorrow all the way through November, with the eventual winner being crowned in the first week of December. This year's competition looks pretty fierce, with a schedule that boasts some fairly familiar faces. In fact, I think I've seen one band on the bill for every night except September 18th. There are still plenty of unknown commodities who are making a run for the big prize though.

I'll be doing some judging this year. And while I don't start in that capacity tomorrow, I'll definitely be in attendance. I suggest that you do the same... and get there early; the first night always fills up. The only unfortunate thing is that I don't think I have any jokes left to tell for beer.

Keeping it local...

Lions in the Street are at the Bourbon this Friday. I think the bands have to shut down at 11pm, so keep that in mind if you're heading down. Head over to the Lions' website to hear a new tune, and a nice little cover of Neil Young's "Everyone Knows This is Nowhere."

Octoberman celebrates the release of his (their?) forthcoming CD, Run for Safety, at the Ukrainian Hall on Pender on October 4th. Mohawk Lodge and Treacherous Machete open the all-ager. You can check out a new song from Run for Safety everyday starting today at the Octoberman website.

Also on October 4th, Bella plays the Railway with 16mm and Parlour Steps.

And in the last bit of local buzz for today, Mint's inked the Pack to a three album deal. Bringing it back to Shindig!, you may remember that they got bounced sometime in the first round (by whom, I can't remember).

Jose Gonzalez is at Richard's on November 24th.

Frank Black is at Richard's for a 2-night stand on October 3rd and 4th in support of his new album, Bluefinger, which is out tomorrow in North America.

Sinden spins at the Republic on October 4th.

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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)
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