Tuesday, December 16, 2008
slow hand of death



Thanks to everyone who came down to the Biltmore on Sunday. The band situation got a bit mixed up at the last minute, so apologies if you came down to see Edo play (his keyboard was stuck in Little Mountain Studios) or read the posters that said Gang Violence would be on the bill (posters went up and something came up for them). Thanks to the bands who played and everyone who brought stuff down to sell. And a big thanks to the Kitchen Coup for cooking up some amazing snacks. Also, a special thank you to Jody Glenham, who filled in for Edo and his MIA equipment at the last minute... and also Edo, who let me help out and did most of the real work.

And now for some catching up...

If you missed night one of the Mint Records Christmas party a few weeks ago, you can still catch Andrew WK's surprise performance here, here, and here.

My friend Gord did a great interview with Women for Narwhal Magazine. You can check that out here.



I wrote about Transmission over at Chart. Though if you want the short version, the locals really stole the show. Bison, Ladyhawk, and Twin Crystals were all amongst the best performances over three days. Woodhands were great as well.



I was also pleasantly surprised by Wildbirds & Peacedrums. Pfork already gushed about them earlier this year. But if you didn't take their recommendation, you should really check them out (though the records don't do their live show justice).

Love & Mathematics is at the Biltmore on December 17th.

Collapsing Opposites, Aaron Read, Stefana Fratila, Ben & Gorodetsky, and the brilliantly named Ghost Face Killers are at Hoko's on the 18th.

Snailhouse are at the Peanut Gallery on December 20th with the Old Familiar and Brasstronaut.

Terrorbird plays Glory Days at the Biltmore on the 27th, replacing the Clips (who were originally announced on that date).

Speaking of Glory Days, despite the snow, it was pretty good on Saturday. Gang Violence were in their usual fine form.

Speaking of the Biltmore, they're hosting "Ice Cream Social vs. the ER" on NYE. Defektors, Gang Violence, and Juvie all perform and the Ice Cream Social DJs share the turntables with Justin (ex-Mutators, Sex Negatives, the closest thing the ER has to management). Tix are $15 in advance at Zulu, Scratch, Red Cat, and Beatstreet.

The Supersuckers are at the Biltmore on January 2nd with Carpenter.

Wovenhandis at the Biltmore on January 17th with Silver Summit and Sinoia Caves.

The Clipse are at Richard's on January 21st.

Beach House is at Richard's on January 25th.

The Murder City Devils have their original line-up back together and they're at the Commodore on February 13th with Past Lives.

Kool Keith is at Richard's on February 17th.

AC Newman is at the Biltmore on February 20th with Dent May & His Magnificent Ukelele.

Antony & the Johnsons do an all-ager at the Vogue on February 27th.

Hawksley Workman is at the Commodore the same night with Chad VanGaalen.

Turbonegro is at the Commodore on April 14th.

Cold War Kids are at the Commodore on April 21st.

And the Weakerthans are at the Ballroom with the Cons on May 1st and 2nd.

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6 Comments:

I loooove love love cold war kids <3

By Blogger lindsay, at 9:51 a.m.  

"Justin (ex-Mutators)"

ex? huh?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:19 a.m.  

broke up... though apparently already got together again for a one off house show. So maybe the "ex" part can be removed soon. Hopefully.

By Blogger Quinn, at 11:22 a.m.  

maybe the ex stands for EXTREME!!!

By Blogger dustin., at 1:08 p.m.  

Simian Mobile Disco @ Commodore March 12. I'm stoked. :D

By Blogger Nick, at 2:15 p.m.  

It's actually Juvenile Hall...we've also got a myspace...so you can link us!

http://www.myspace.com/juvenilehall

By Blogger Skid, at 10:34 a.m.  

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