Saturday, September 15, 2007
time breaks down

You know, sometimes I wish this wasn't a one-man operation, if only so I could say things like "if there's one thing we like over here at From Blown Speakers, it's the Clips." For some reason, the group consensus implied in the "we" just makes the recommendation sound more trustworthy. But, as it stands, you'll just have to take my word for it, when I once again implore you to head down the Brad Gough Studios (870 E. Cordova at Hawks) tonight to catch the Clips, who are sandwiched between the equally formidable talents of Bend Sinister and No Gold.

If you'll recall, tonight's show is a fundraiser for the upcoming CBC Radio 3 sponsored Bend Sinister/Clips tour, which sees the two bands playing shows out to Winnipeg together, with Bend Sinister (and singer/keys come videographer, Edo) heading all the way across our great nation (as well as several nations within the nation). What that means is that, in addition to seeing three of the city's finest live acts, you can feel all warm and fuzzy knowing that your $10 is going to brighten the day of someone in Regina when this mobile party rolls through their crappy town (err.. sorry... Regina-ites... Reginians... whatever). Not only that, but you'll be able to check out some great art, as some of Terminal City's finest artists are putting their personal favourite works on display. And, to top it all off, after all the bands play, Expendable Youth (aka those ChalkedUp dudes) are spinning for your dancing pleasure (although the Clips should get your ass shaking as well). Oh, and there'll be tons of beer... and it'll be cheap.

I know Bison, Taxes, and Cobra are playing the Balmoral tonight as well, and while that would usually be a no brainer, this party is going to be a guaranteed good time. Plus, if you're really keen on catching some of the show at the Bal, it's not that far of a walk. And, if you're worried about missing out on the Unicorn, you can always catch the Salbourg guys with Boyz Noise (eep!) on Wednesday.

Dan from Bend Sinister (and also Small Fame) put together a great compilation that features the three bands that are playing tonight, and also a whole slew of bands that they'll be playing with when they make the trek out to Pop Montreal and back. I want to say that it'll be available at the show, but I'm not sure if that would make me a liar or not. If they do have some kicking around at the merch booth, it's worth picking up.

now playing: Blue Sky Addicts - End of the Beginning

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1 Comments:

Mr. Hipster Douchebag to whose blog I was forwarded to read this shite review of a good band that I will not associate with your lame words,

Where are you from such that you can call Regina a "crappy town"? I'm not from Regina myself, but I respect Regina for being Regina and for not passing itself off as something it is not, i.e. a local discerning connoisseur of all music hip and cool. It's not too late to take control of your life, my son.

Sincerely,

Someone who just wasted a minute of his life defending a faraway town to someone who apparently wastes his life disparaging faraway towns in vain attempts to make himself feel superior in some way, shape or form.

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