Tuesday, April 15, 2008
petite mort

It was nice out this weekend, so I did less internetting and more real-life-ing.

But here's what I got up to...



On Friday, I hit up the AMS Block Party. I can't say that I was especially keen on seeing most of the bands, but my friend Neil was djing, and drinking free beer in a field is better than working on a Friday afternoon.

Stars headlined. People threw stuff at them. I quite like Stars, but romantic pop + 5000 or so annihilated university students blowing off steam on the last day of classes is a good recipe for projectiles.

On Saturday, I made it down to the ER (sadly, I missed Mutators the night before) for Sex Negatives, Sissy Spacek, Yellow Swans, and Shearing Pinx. It was rather hot inside the Emergency Room, so my show mates and I were keen to spend the downtime between bands outside, and somehow we missed Yellow Swans. Either they were on first, or they played for about 20 minutes. I'm not sure which. Disappointing, never the less. Shearing Pinx were there usually grand selves and Sissy Spacek (who actually did play for about 20 minutes) were pretty great too. But Sex Negatives, who came on last, were on a whole other level. Cam (ex-Hot Loins, currently judging your Music Waste submission) joined them on guitar to add an extra wall of crushing noise. It seemed like it bummed out all the people who show up and chat when the bands are on too... which is a bonus of sorts.

M.I.A. is at the Forum on May 25th. On the plus side, it's all ages. On the downside, it's going to sound like crap in that venue.

The Field is at Open Studios on May 3rd.

Nas is at Plush on May 23rd. Ticket prices slowly went up in price since whenever it was first announced... so now they'll set you back $94.50.

Erykah Badu is at the Commodore on June 6th with the Roots. (thanks Chris)

The Black Angels, whose new record is pretty rad, are at Richard's with the Warlocks on June 10th.

Emmylou Harris is at the Orpheum on July 23rd.

!!! are at a venue tba on August 31st.

And, I swear I mentioned this, but Aaron kindly pointed out (thanks!) that I neglected to fix the side bar, but, as you probably already know if you care, the Cure's rescheduled date is May 26th at GM Place.

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10 Comments:

No Roots at the Commodore show for Erykah... Otherwise, I woulda thought for more than two seconds about shelling out $75 for the show. She can put on a great performance, though.

By Anonymous Chris, at 9:06 PM  

we didn't miss yellow swans, dude... they were the two guys-at-table on after shearing pinx. all we missed was the rita, who must've gone on first.

By Anonymous Regan, at 9:48 PM  

the only dudes with a table that i remember were fronted by the dude with the leather jacket... that wasnt yellow swans, right?

By Blogger Quinn, at 10:17 PM  

yep: shorter stubble-faced guy + guy with mao cap and looong black hair. fairly quiet set, girl right in front squealing at them to "play more!" = yellow swans. at the time it barely registered, but that was them.

By Anonymous regan, at 11:12 PM  

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By Blogger Matt, at 3:35 PM  

Since when is an all-ages show a plus? I fuckin' hate kids.

By Blogger Matt, at 3:36 PM  

ironic, since you were one

By Blogger Quinn, at 3:36 PM  

you failed to mention that sam (the rita) performed with sex negatives as well.

the rita website:
http://bakurita.blogspot.com/

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:20 PM  

Lol Burn quinn!!

But it is true... i don't really like all-agers.

But other concert announcements from sealed with a kiss:

Sat.Jun.21.08 Stars
Stars, Guests :: at Malkin Bowl (Stanley Park) :: General Admission Lawn - ALL AGES ::

Tue.Jun.10.08 Islands
ALL AGES Islands, Guests :: at Plaza Club ::

^^ I was surprised about the Islands one... i thought they broke up!

By Anonymous jessica, at 8:45 PM  

June 6: Venetian Snares at The Fall (644 Seymour - apparently a tattoo parlour??)

By Anonymous Simon, at 9:51 PM  

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