there's no light underneath you
I was down at the Media Club last night to interview (for Discorder) and watch Land of Talk. The band's gone through some line-up changes since they last came through town, but the two new faces surrounding Liz Powell were in fine enough form to keep up with the engaging frontwoman. The songs from their new one, Some Are Lakes, sounded great (even better than the old songs, which often isn't the case). If you read this with any regularity, I don't need to tell you how much I love this band, so I'll just leave it at that.
On Tuesday, I was down at the Biltmore, despite the fact that I don't really like Gang Gang Dance very much. I do, however, like Marnie Stern, who opened. She didn't have Zack from Hella drumming for her this time around, but the guy who was behind the kit was almost up to the task of filling his shoes and the extra guitarist helped fill out the arrangements a little better than the iPod that the extra parts were playing off of last time she was in town. In case you were curious, she still rules at playing guitar.
Tomorrow, n213, Syrup, Nu Sensae, and Stamina Mantis are at the Peanut Gallery.
n213 also takes to the airwaves with Reflektionss and Fine Mist for a special edition (it's part of the station's fundraising drive) of Thunderbird Radio Hell on CiTR at 9pm on November 20th.
A.H. Kraken is at the
Love is All is at Richard's on November 24th. Vivian Girls and Nodzzz are listed as openers for the rest of the tour... but not in Vancouver, apparently. (thanks to Konrad for the last two)
Mint is having an all-ages edition of their "Ridiculously Early Xmas Party" on December 5th at the Ukrainian Hall on Pender. The Evaporators, the Pack AD, Lois, Kellarissa, and thee Goblins all play. Plus, they'll be showing some videos of Nardwuar's various exploits.
The same night, Jon-Rae Fletcher (minus the River, I presume), the Albertans, Red Cedar are at the Biltmore.
Also at the Biltmore, Monotonix return to Vancouver on December 29th. Twin Crystals support.
And finally, Boyz Noize is canceled. (thanks to Mike from ChalkedUp for the heads up)
now playing: Sonic Youth - Mildred Pierce
ER SHOW GOT MOVED TO THE SWEATSHOP
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