Wednesday, October 22, 2008
designer drugs

On Thursday, I went down to the Biltmore to catch Fake Shark-Real Zombie. The guys were (relatively) well behaved, at least compared to their last outing there, but they still put on a pretty good show. They also debuted a bunch of songs from their recently recorded forthcoming LP. If you're a fan of Zebra! Zebra!, you won't be disappointed with the new one.

Saturday, I made it to the Peanut Gallery in time to catch Gang Violence. The sound in there isn't the best, but they seemed tighter than last time around. And they were pretty tight to begin with.

Candles played next and from my vantage point, I didn't really know what to make of it. He sang over pre-recorded pop beats, his voice sounded great, but I couldn't really see anything other than people going nuts in the front. At one point during the set, a Michael Jackson song came on during the PA, and dude was either lipsyncing or he does a spot on rendition of the King of Pop. The former is so bizarre it's almost awesome and the latter would be be pretty goddamn impressive.

Ballz, who were comprised of Dave and Luke from Basketball, were up next. Unsurprisingly, they sounded like Basketball minus Tome: no vocals and a leaned a little more on the electronics. Hopefully, the move to Spain isn't a permanent one, because they're escape from Vancouver leaves a big hole in the local music scene.

I was pretty bagged, so I bailed before No Gold played. I'm sure they were wonderful, as per usual, though.

To answer Steve's question, there weren't any fights when I was there. Although, some wasted asshole was getting escorted out when I left.

Speaking of No Gold, they're opening the El Guincho show on November 22nd.

Bad Moves are at Pat's on October 23rd with Against Civilization (who played the first night of Shindig).

Stamina Mantis have some of their artwork on display at the newly opened Neapolitan (Main + 6th) starting on October 24th. They'll play the opening along with n213.

Sorcerers play Blastramp! on the 30th of October. It goes down at the Bourbon, as always.

The same night, the Fembots play the Railway with Octoberman.

Woods Family Creeps are at Little Mountain Studios for an early show (8:30pm-10pm) on November 6th with Role Mach.

On November 15th, S.K. Robot are doing their annual GBV tribute show as Guided by Robots at the ANZA. As always, the second half of the show features GBV-aoke with the band. I'm psyched.

And last, but most certainly not least, the SSRIs have their new EP up for free on their website.

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3 Comments:

this is pretty much incredible in my books, with woods performing!? and i would have never known about it if it wasn't for your blog, thanks in advance!!!!!! btw i really think it's just woods or woods family band not creeps? :)

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:03 PM  

im' sorry you are right, you are always right :]

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:08 PM  

add to your show announcements - Love Is All will be at Richards on November 24

I hope they come to Toronto soon!

By Anonymous mike (For the records), at 9:10 AM  

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