Monday, December 17, 2007
pick up sticks



JPNDRDS organized a little party on Saturday night down at the Ukrainian Hall, and they're such cordial guys that they even went on first. This, of course, meant that I missed their first two songs, because showing up on time is no longer my forte, but I did catch the bulk of their set.

No Wire tributes, but they brought out their McClusky cover and rocked some tracks from the upcoming Lullaby Death Jams EP (that is going to blow your mind, but more on that later).



Greenbelt... so cute... so earnest... black heart... can't appreciate.



But I did enjoy this giant portrait of Lenin... errr.



For reasons I cannot fathom (because they play all over with bands I see pretty often), I'd actually never seen the Mohawk Lodge live. I also had a promo copy of their newest album, and took so long to getting around to listening to it that I passed it on to someone at Streethawk, so there'd be a review before Hell froze over. But they were stellar live. I'm torn between kicking myself for no longer having that CD and thinking that they probably wouldn't have grabbed me the way they did if I had just ripped the disc to my iPod. At any rate, I'm converted. Sign me up for the fan club.



Coming into the show, I'd heard a couple of different things about They Shoot Horses' set: last show for awhile, last show with the old songs, last show ever. It's still not written in stone, but from what I can gather they're on hiatus (see: Fugazi, Sleater-Kinney, etc). I'm sure Bison destroyed 340 and the Clips show was nuts, but you really shouldn't have missed this one.



That guy even showed up to bid them adieu.

Bend Sinister are at Half Alive on January 25th. Sucks to your dance music.

Yeasayer and MGMT are at the Bourbon on February 1st.

Holy Fuck, a Place to Bury Strangers, and Fuck Buttons are at Richard's on February 25th, for a show that any mother would love. Isn't it a bit embarrassing to be over the age of 16 and play in a band with "fuck" in the name?

Crystal Castles are at Richard's on March 5th. Mark your calendars for that one... it'll sell out quick.

Dandi Wind plays Half Alive on March 7th.

Beach House is at the Media Club on March 19th with Papercuts.

Twin Crystals play at the Astoria on February 22nd with Owl Drugs and Taxes.

Graves are at Hoko's on January 4th with the National Shield and International Falls.

Steve Earle is at the Centre for the Performing Arts on March 15th.

Ok Vancouver Ok, Shindig! runner-ups the SSRIs, Russian Words, Lala, and gr8-2000 are at Hoko's on December 21st.

and... if you've made it this far, the Coup are at Richard's on February 9th.

Enter that Buck 65 contest, ok?

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7 Comments:

shit, for some reason i was totally convinced the jpndrds/mohawk party was on saturday when i was overbooked with stuff to do. one of the best local lineups of the year and i had no plans friday. damnit!
that said, clancy's angels was ball o' fun at the WISE on saturday night. thanks for the recap.

By Anonymous dave, at 3:37 PM  

whoooooops...

it was saturday.

typo.

By Blogger Quinn, at 3:38 PM  

I was able to find Japandroid's "All Lies" ep here in Toronto. It's good!

By Anonymous Matt, at 3:51 PM  

Wasn't there a local band called Fuck Me Dead. I think that was my fav name from this recent trend.

By Blogger Pinder, at 5:21 PM  

getting your set out of the way first means getting to that keg that was there earlier.. not to doubt jpndrds cordiality of course.

By Blogger Oost, at 8:29 PM  

It was saturday...whew! You had me.
There was a local band called Fuck Me USA a few years back...

By Anonymous dave, at 9:51 AM  

Holy Fuck are here on my birthday! awesome

By Blogger Josh, at 4:39 PM  

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