Friday, January 11, 2008
cloak and nail

My friends over at Tooth and Dagger are throwing one hell of a show at the Cambrian Hall (17th near Main) on February 1st. Why? Because they can. Victoria, Victoria! return from a lengthy hiatus to headline a show that also boasts No Gold, Taxes, and Petroleum By-Products. And in addition to the bands, Sex Attack! throws down some dance music. Bonus points for holding this crawling distance from my house.

Speaking of Sex Attack!, they have a new Thursday starting soon at the Modern. When I heard the venue, the first thing that came to my head was, "how many of the people that would go dance to Sex Attack! are going to pony up the money for that?" But it's $5 and the drinks are cheap. Now is my chance to check out this hilarious light up dance floor that they apparently have.

Speaking of the Modern, is it just me or are Donnelly like the evil, yuppie version of McMenamins? Which sort of reiterates any comparison of Vancouver and Portland in general.

I had heard that the Biltmore had originally planned to reserve Fridays for touring bands, which would have shut out any locals hoping to headline the newly renovated (and really nice) room. Happily, that either changed or turned out not to be true.

On February 15th, their booking agent read my mind and Fake Shark-Real Zombie, the Clips, and JPNDRDS all hit the stage.

If you're feeling a little more country, next week Carolyn Mark, Luther Wright, Hank & Lily, Tolan McNeil, Diona Davies, and Shaun Kelly all play.

On February 8th CJSF celebrates 5 years on the air with Secret Mommy, CR Avery, and No Kids Philibuster.

And on 22nd of the same month, Mohawk Lodge play with guests to be announced.

Oh, and that Caribou show is actually two shows. One early, one late.

Some of you may recall an all too short lived local band called the Weather. They broke up before they had a chance to put out their debut full-length, but their record label is giving away Stolen Billions for free.

Unfamiliar label boss and all around good guy, Greg, is coincidentally in town and playing some records at the Lamp tonight as well.

Faun Fables are at the Western Front as part of the Push International Performing Arts Festival on February 1st. (thanks to Saelan for the tip off).

Radiohead kind of announced a tour... but there are no dates... but there will be a Vancouver one, and that's what's important.

Almost a year to the day that they played Richard's Acid Mothers Temple are at Pat's on April 4th.

Four days later, Autechre plays the same stage Richard's.

We Are Wolves are at Pat's with Paul and Ben on January 29th.

Nada Surf play "Popular" and other hitssongs you've never heard and/or don't care about at the Commodore (wtf?) on March 29th.

Sons and Daughters are at Richard's on April 4th.

The Black Keys are at the Commodore on April 6th. (thanks MK)

And Joe Jackson is at the Centre on May 5th.

I'm sure I made a mistake somewhere in there.



Jason Collett is at the Plaza on March 22.

By Anonymous MK, at 4:29 p.m.  

presale pw for joe jackson is davidian

By Blogger BunkleLife, at 4:59 p.m.  

Davidian? As in Branch?

By Anonymous MK, at 8:32 p.m.  

Hey Quinn...

No Kids couldn't play the show despite wanting to. Nick used to DJ at CJSF.

Philibuster will open the show; they're not to be missed:

By Anonymous Sean, at 9:17 a.m.  

Assuming we're talking about the same band, The Weather are probably the worst Vancouver act I've ever seen. Hopefully their recorded material is less annoying.

Where's The Modern?

By Blogger Josh, at 10:01 a.m.  

Autechre at Pat's Pub would be kind of funny. (i think it's maybe at richard's?)

josh: the modern is in gastown next to chill winston.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:11 a.m.  

haha.. it is Richard's... I was going to give out a prize to whomever found the inevitable mistake first... alas, i have nothing good to give away right now. thanks though.

and thanks Sean.

By Blogger Quinn, at 12:49 p.m.  

from my years at Sasquatch, where they have played three times- I have learned that despite their banality, Nada Surf have a huge cult following.

I'd equate them to the North American Gomez.

By Anonymous Jeff, at 11:12 a.m.  

Not sure who you're talking about Jeff, but assuming we're thinking the same band, Gomez are British... :S

Thanks mk for Collett news!

By Anonymous Cy, at 4:59 p.m.  

Thanks for the link. :) I think the Weather's album really is great, all bias aside.

By Blogger Greg, at 1:09 p.m.  

Should add Matt Costa @ the Commodore - Feb 10th to the concert listings! My word verifications says, "okflu". But I do not want the flu :(

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:24 p.m.  

I know they're British... that's why I equated Nada Surf to a North American version of Gomez.

ah.. I should have said A north american Gomez. Damn language.

By Blogger Jeff, at 11:43 a.m.  

Does it have anything to do with the fact that Tooth and Dagger is shutting down?

By Anonymous Jess, at 2:27 p.m.  

originally they were just throwing a show, but its sort of a goodbye party now.

By Blogger Quinn, at 2:33 p.m.  

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upcoming shows
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)
4/27 M83 @ the Vogue (AA)
4/27 Yukon Blonde @ the Commodore
4/28 Neon Indian @ Venue (early)
5/6 Delta Spirit w/Waters @ the Electric Owl
5/9 Yann Tiersen @ the Rickshaw
5/11 Great Lake Swimmers w/Cold Specks @ the Commodore
5/12 The Boxer Rebellion> @ the Biltmore
5/27 Coeur de Pirate @ Venue

AA = all ages
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DFTK = @dirty for the kids
FJW = @fake jazz wed
EN = @easy now
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JY= @junkyard
RRPP = @rocknroll pizza party
SD = @shindig
TT = @toonie tuesday
NW = @no worries

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