let this phone ring out into nowhere
I didn't catch any of the openers at Richard's on Thursday, since I was watching the Canucks make the Flames' defence look like pylons in the earlier part of the evening. I did saunter into the bar in time to see all of Chad VanGaalen's wonderful set though. His latest, Soft Airplane, is one of my favourite records of the year so far, so I was more than happy to hear him play a large chunk of it, but the older numbers were great as well. Chad was joined by various members of one of the opening bands throughout the evening, but the highlight had to be a show closing rendition of "Sing Me 2 Sleep" with just VanGaalen and a violinist.
Congrats to Jerome, who won the contest for free tix and a copy of Soft Airplane. And thanks to Jesse at Killbeat who hooked up the prize. Look out for another ticket giveaway later this week, also courtesy of Killbeat.
Friends From School are at the Backstage Lounge on Thursday this week with For British Eyes Only and Catamaran
Role Mach are at the Peanut Gallery on October 25th with Boogie Monster, gr8-2000, and Type to Talk (formerly Stolen Bicycles Gang).
Not really music related, but Andy Dixon has a show of his drawings coming up at Grace Gallery called "How to Draw Everything" and the opening is on November 6th (the show runs through the 24th).
On the same night, Shannon & the Clams and Forever are in town from California to play the Sweatshop. Local faves Modern Creatures and Nu Sensae also play. And, rounding out the bill, is Channels 3x4, who are playing their first show in forever.
Also not music related, but on November 27th at Video-In, there's a screening and DVD release for Star Trek: Chains of Betrayal. If you saw the first screening of the fan-made episode at the Astoria in April, you'll recall that it's hilarious.
Oh, and it's election day, in case you forgot. Even if you live in a riding like mine where nobody competent is running, you should go vote.
now playing: Forever - Something's Missing
Many thanks again for the tickets and the cd! Chad was fantastic and "TMNT mask" was one of my favorite songs.
god damned excess of beer ruined my chad vangaalen experience.
the vinyl has barely left my turntable though.
The Acorn play the media club tonight as well
By 12:35 PM, at
Thanks for mentioning "Chains of Betrayal"! I really appreciate it.
By 12:55 PM, at
if you'd like to hear more about Chad's show and the opening bands check this out: http://rocksellout.com/2008/10/13/chad-vangaalen-wnut-brown-no-more-shapes/
By 6:25 PM, at
got a couple of shows for ya quinnster:
The Cobrasnake w/ Pase Rock & Expendable Youth at Celebs.. Fri, Nov 7th
thunderheist at 1/2 alive, fri, nov 21
metronomy at the bourbon, presented by 1/2 alive, sun jan 25th
Wire is cancelled
:'( :'( :'(
By 1:31 PM, at