Been a long time. Sorry. My only New Year's resolution is to put a little more time aside for this thing again.
With that in mind, going back to last Tuesday at the Biltmore, there are some photos of Monotonix. It was sort of like Girl Talk. Genre-wise, things were obviously really different, but the spectacle was so amazing it sort of pulled your attention away from the music.
And what about the music? Their album certainly indicates that they've got songs--actual songs--but live it seemed like there was a lot of repetitive riffing, a lot of sporadic drumming (between setting up the kit at various places throughout the bar), and a lot of incomprehensible vocals.
Still, when I think about last Tuesday I think about what Sean said to me the first time I saw Girl Talk: "it's like Vancouver woke up from it's coma." Never a bad thing.
Twin Crystals and Gang Violence took opening duties and were in their usual fine form.
Tomorrow, Hello Shark, Buffalo Swans, Chris-a-riffic, and Shay Roselip are at the Peanut Gallery.
On Saturday, the ER re-opens(!) with a show featuring Twin Crystals, Defektors, Modern Creatures, Nu Sensae, Sex Negatives, White Owl, and No Gold. Don't call it a comeback.
On January 17th, Spenking (sometime Dirty Projector, Spencer Kingman) is playing "the Shed" (815 E. 10th, around the back) with Ruth, Alice, & Dana, the Kidnap Kids, Falcao & Monashee, and Raw Beast. If you're so inclined, you can bring a dish for a potluck brunch, because this sucker gets going at 11am.
The Pets, Dinosaur + the Missing Link, Gape Attack, and Timecopz are at Honey on January 22nd.
Die Rotzz play the Peanut Gallery on January 23rd with the Maynards and B-Lines.
The Metronomy show originally scheduled for the Bourbon on the 25th is now at the Biltmore on the 24th (for Glory Days). Fan Death opens.
The Mae Shi are at the Biltmore on January 29th with Shearing Pinx, Certain Breeds, and Sex Party (good luck googling that band website).
Hercules & Love Affair drop into Celebs on January 30th to do a DJ set with LCD Soundsystem's Pat Mahoney.
Wildbirds & Peacedrums open the Lykke Li show on February 11th. If you plan on going, make sure you get there in time to catch their opening set.
On February 28th, Hard Feelings play the Peanut Gallery with Defektors, B-Lines, and the Parallels.
The Presets are at the Commodore on April 13th.
If you sign up for the mailing list at Piper Davis' website, you'll get a free mp3 every month.
If you head over to Al from Taxes' tumblr, you'll find a whole bunch of new Taxes tunes.
"Been a long time. Sorry. My only New Year's resolution is to put a little more time aside for this thing again."
Quinn - just admit that you're spending all your time on tumblr. I did, and feel much better for it. Ha!
www.itcameoutmagical.tumblr.com... COMING SOON!!
daniel from nu sensae says saturday's show at the er is the last show there.
so definitely don't call it a comeback.
Monotonix came to Ottawa awhile back and I remember 'em because I was walking back to my place after a small show nearby; suddenly the drummers runs out of the place wailing on his snare. A huge crowd pursues him close behind and the rest of the band comes running out of the venue carrying the rest of his kit. Basically, he did a drum solo on the sidewalk before picking up his shit and running around the block (continuing the drum solo).
Good thing I didn't come here to learn about David Byrne tickets or I'd be shit out of luck. Also, in the choice between a coma and Girl Talk I'm very torn. Does anyone molest me while I'm in the coma? Actually it doesn't matter, Girl Talk is a fate worse than death.
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stay away from new tech.
keep it old school.
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