So, despite the plethora of good things going on last weekend, I didn't get out to anything musical, save for a lecture on rebellion in Islamic countries via heavy metal. It was pretty interesting, but the one point that might be most relevant to a blog that sticks to discussing the various (relatively speaking) trivialities of music was one that the speaker made early on. He spoke about meeting a woman in Iraq, who started explaining that they could "no longer get any word from the West." And when he offered to do his best to fill her in on anything she might want to know, her first question was, "are the Stones still together?"
I'm not sure what it is, but there's certainly something about the idea that you can live in a place that's akin to Hell and still feel a need to keep tabs on your favourite band.
Since I didn't make it out to the ER, I didn't get a chance to wish Twin Crystals well before they take off on tour... but I'm quite sure that they'll be killing it all the way to Texas and back.
Hey, how about some bad news?
Crystal Castles lead singer/shrieker Alice Candy got hit by a car and now she's nursing a pair of busted up ribs. Tomorrow's show is still on and HEALTH will be joined by local noisemakers (and personal faves) Mutators. No offense to Mutators (because they slay), but I'm pretty bummed about this. (thanks Steve)
No word about refunds (although I'd imagine you can get them if you want, even though it was technically co-headlined), but SWAK will probably update on the situation soon.
UPDATE: full refunds at point of purchase (I think online sales get refunded to your credit card automatically) and there is a separate cover of $10 ($15+charges was a bit much, but $10 flat is a bargain for HEALTH and Mutators) for the remixed version of tomorrow night's show.
UPDATE #2: Basketball is now opening up the show as well. They're on first.
UPDATE #3: Claudio from Crystal Castles is doing a DJ Set after HEALTH. Don't say that SWAK didn't do their best to make good out of a bad situation.
Hey, how about some more bad news?
Atlas Sound is full-on canceled tomorrow. The band is still stuck back East due to inclement weather. Full refunds at point of purchase on that one.
Greg from Secret Mommy/Winning/the-only-writer-in-the-Straight-music-section-whose-articles-I-regularly-want-to-read dropped me line to let everyone know that he and Andy Dixon will be doing double duty this Friday. Winning opens up at 1067 Granville on a bill that also features Fond of Tigers and Capillary Action before jetting a few blocks across town to headline the Media Club in Secret Mommy.
Carla Bozulich plays a special Sunday edition of Fake Jazz at the Cobalt on April 6th.
The Awkward Stage is at the Rail this Saturday with Two Hours Traffic and Buffalo Swans
Jamie Lidell is at Richard's on May 25th.
And if you're shelling out for Kanye tickets, the presale password is ROCK... y'know, cause he's in the building. (thanks DB)
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Basketball are now also playing with HEALTH and Mutators
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AND CRYSTAL CASTLES DJ SET BY CLAUDIO
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