Monday, October 22, 2007
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Post-weekend update...

Saturday:

I certainly wish I had seen this before the Final Fantasy show on Saturday. It seems that the resident Vancouverites on the FF message board held it down though. Good call to whomever requested "the Sea" (which was played over a bed of very nice sounding feedback).

What can you really say about Owen Pallet's live show that hasn't been said by now? I'll spare you the fawning praise and just note that Richard's was more packed than I've ever seen it and he covered "An Actor's Revenge" (by Destroyer, as you probably know).

I quite like Great Lake Swimmers on record, but the similar sounding tunes at mercilessly similar tempos made for a somewhat boring (albeit rather pretty) opening set.

I was driving around trying to find a place to park for most of Basia Bulat's set (like, in pay lots and everything). My penance for not taking transit is that I heard her second last song while hastily relieving my bladder, and caught the last song from the floor, which sounded pretty good.

I think this is the first time that urination has made it into a show recap. Hurrah!

Ardenstreet on Flickr has photos. So does Steve. A commendable job by both, especially considering the lighting.

Friday:

I made it to the Emergency Room for the Modern Creatures 7" release. I'd actually only heard them via MySpace before, and the live version of the dueling basses/reverbed girl vocals combo that they spit out certainly didn't disappoint live.

I've actually seen Nu Sensae three times in the last month, but I think this is the first time that I've ever written anything about them, other than giving a nod to their Wire cover. Though they're less precise and more snarling than my favourite post-punkers, they share a no frills approach to things. Bass and drums tangle up with screaming vocals and there's lots of stops and starts, but they keep it pretty simple, which isn't always the worst idea. Like I mentioned, I've seen them almost once a week for the last month, and I'm excited to see them again, if that says anything.

I got to the ER in time to see A.R.C., who were Jesse from Channels 3+4/Shearing Pinx/Cheerleader Camp/etc on sax and another guy on drums. Not exactly my bag, but I couldn't find anything to complain about either.

Jesse also played DJ along with Justin from Mutators. The mix of soul, new wave, and Madonna made for a good counterpoint to the noisier live music.

Speaking of Mutators and Modern Creatures, they're playing together at the Balmoral on November 9th. Ghetto fab.

Everyone's favourite fake DJs, Sex Attack, will be pressing play on their laptop and rocking you harder than most guys who pack around two crates of vinyl at Frank's on Franklin on November 17th. If you're not mulling around in front of your computer and telling dudes off for pissing all over the sanctity of turntablism, go and get sweaty and have some fun.

If the new Wu-Tang gets bumped back again it'll come out on my birthday. Best present ever.

Rob outlines why our government is stupid (if you needed another reason).

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5 Comments:

UPDATE!

we'll be sweating up franks on november 3rd too!

for all those kids who are still up for it after hearing "thriller" 3000 times. god damn halloween. how i love it so.

the nov 3rd show is for Shannen McNee's b-day!
"who?" you ask...
our friend! does it matter! get out and boogie!

By Blogger dustin., at 5:33 PM  

hey quinn... do you know who's opening for BSS?

By Blogger Claudia, at 11:27 PM  

new buffalo... i guess i should list that.

By Blogger Quinn, at 11:30 PM  

jesse isn't/wasn't ever in shearing pinx...

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:17 PM  

ehh.. twin crystals. my mistake

By Blogger Quinn, at 10:16 PM  

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