The Music Waste line up has been announced. A quick surveying of the landscape reveals that a lot of my favourites are playing at (roughly) the same times, but the fest is always more about seeing bands you don't know anyhow. Although, I'm dead set on catching Mutators before they had back on part two of their epic Spring/Summer tour.
I should also point out that June 5th at Hoko's boasts Mt. Career as the headliner, whom you might know better as Andy Dixon. As far as I know, this will be his first show supporting his solo record.
I actually heard that Andy and Greg (also of Winning and ex-Red Light Sting) and Steve and Al from Taxes were going to play a set of hardcore tunes under the name "Healthy Students"... but I guess that didn't pan out.
Stereolab is at the Commodore on October 19th with Monade
Since I usually end up talking about shows that those of you under the age of majority can't attend, here's one that turns the tables. Those philanthropic gentlemen in the Clips are lending their talents to Urban Aid 2008, which is an annual fundraiser for Covenant House. The show goes down on May 22nd at the Jericho Community Centre and ticket info is on the friendster 3.0 event page. You've got to show your Go Card to get in. If you don't know what a Go Card is, you're too old to be hanging out with a room full of high school students anyhow.
If you entered the Gnarls Barkley contest, you might have been thinking, "I wonder if he forgot to pick a winner." And you would be right. But I finally did that this morning. So congrats to Ben who gets a bunch of CDs and that sick double vinyl that includes the new Gnarls record in reverse. Thanks to Adam at Warner for hooking up the prize.
Oh, and New Music West is this week. There are a handful of great bands playing... but most of the line up caters to people who think going to the Roxy and hearing the house band play while they play the numbers game is "seeing live music."
now playing: the White Stripes - Black Math