lil' jon, he always tells the truth
Here is the post where I catch up on over a week of show announcements and inevitably forget to list something or thank someone...
But first, how about a quick recap of the Vancouver debut of 2008's Strokes aka Vampire Weekend. That Strokes thing isn't a slag, but I bring it up because their performance reminded me of Julian and Co's local debut at the Starfish in 2001(?). Great album, hyped band, pretty good show, but don't weep if you missed out.
Dudes are tight as hell and they did a better than competent job of delivering some sweet tunes, but there wasn't really anything "extra" to the evening. Actually, the impromptu (and with that in mind, surprisingly tight) partial cover of Tom Petty's "American Girl" was something extra, but you know what I mean... hopefully.
If nothing else, it was a reminder of just how good their songs are, and if the new ones are any indication, there's no sophomore slump coming either.
YACHT was quite a bit better than last time I saw him (now them) opening for LCD Soundsystem, but he was still pretty boring.
Yo Majesty is at Richard's on May 7th with Does it Offend You, Yeah?. You've probably already heard this ultra sick, Enya sampling remix of Yo Majesty's "Club Action"... but if not, check it. Like, right now.
Blood on the Wall are at Pat's on April 29th.
Laura Veirs is at St. James Hall with Liam Finn on May 1st.
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, who had apparently already played their last show ever, are playing a new last show ever at the Astoria on April 26th. The Doers support.
VHS or Beta are at the Plaza on May 3rd.
Baby Control, Certain Breeds, Hermetic, and i/i are at Pub 340 on May 10th. (thanks Eric)
The Raconteurs are at the Commodore on April 20th. (thanks Aleks)
Vetiver and Kelly Stoltz are at the Media Club on May 3rd.
Maiden is at the Coliseum on June 3rd. Does anyone know if they're still playing strictly 80's material on this tour?
Brasstronaut opens Why?'s April 16th show.
Bison is at the Sweatshop with Grass City, China Creeps, and Impeders of Progress.
The SSRIs, the Rub (not those semi-famous DJ guys, of course), and Colby Sparks are at the WISE Hall to raise money for Greenpeace. Hippies.
Speaking of, it's Earth Hour tomorrow... if you're lucky, at the Commodore tomorrow they'll turn off the lights right after Nada Surf plays "Popular." Jokes.
Sarah Slean is starting her spring tour April 29/30 @ the Cultch.
Bold choice sampling Orinoco Flow - $20 says Luisa doesn't recognize it.
i want to have relations with sarah slean. what an attractive human being.
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hahaha. good bet, aleks!
April 10 - Tittsworth @ Republic
April 12 - Hercules & Love Affair @ Royal Unicorn
April 18 - De La Soul @ Commodore
April 30 - Danny Michel @ Railway
May 2 - DeVotchka @ Richard's
June 2 - Kanye, Lupe, N*E*R*D @ Rhianna @ GM Place
June 20 - Herbie Hancock @ Orpheum
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Tom Petty? They are like The Strokes. Oh wait you said covering, not ripping off, my bad.
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IRON MAIDEN's Somewhere Back In Time - World Tour '08 trek revisits the band's incredible history by focusing almost entirely on the '80s in both choice of songs played and the stage set, which is based around the legendary Egyptian production of the 1984-85 Powerslave tour. This is arguably be the most elaborate and spectacular show the band have ever presented, and includes some key elements of their Somewhere In Time tour of 1986/7, such as the Cyborg Eddie....
My ticket cost $80. Yikes.
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oh my freaking god, i'm so excited about the jose gonzalez show tonight!!! in a church, no less. if the little free set he did at zulu several months ago was any indication, it's going to be amazing.
yay crystal castles are coming to vancouver june 6th. tix on sale tomorrah
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