Tuesday, February 17, 2009
pissing in the wind

Though it was discussed a bit in the comments a couple of posts back, I turn your attention to this article on the "new Richard's."
"When I walked into the basement I couldn't believe the size of it and the height of the ceilings," Alvaro said. "Immediately, I thought this would make a perfect bathroom lounge..."

Alvaro said the new club will likely book some of the same acts as Richard's. "Maybe being a bit more selective with some of the music," he said, "maybe pertaining more to the sort of image we're trying to project."
On the venue bright side, the Astoria should be open in the next few weeks.

Tomorrow, Sylvie has dropped off the DDMMYYYY bill at the Biltmore. Japandroids fill in and the cover's been reduced from $13 to $10. I hadn't really listened to them before, but that new DDMMYYYY record is pretty good too.

On Thursday, One Cool Word is throwing a belated Valentine's party with Fake Shark Real Zombie, Guilty About Girls, the Heard, and Demos at WISE Hall.

On Saturday, Shad K and Fond of Tigers fill the early time slot at the Biltmore.

Later on in the evening, No Gold takes the Biltmore stage for Glory Days.

The same night, Bison are at the Cobalt with Jaws and Haggatha.

Lions in the Street celebrate the release of their Mixtape EP on February 28th at the Media Club. Land and Minto Chipman support. You can snag the LITS EP and pay what you want via their website.

Azeda Booth is at Blim on March 6th.

All Purpose Voltage Heroes play Honey on March 12th with War Baby and Seven Nines & Tens.

Calvin Harris is doing a DJ set at Celebs on March 20th. Expendable Youth lend him a hand behind the decks.

The next night, Canaries, Boogie Monster, and Guests (that's the band's name) play Lugz Coffee on Main St.

Also on March 21st, Hermane Dune and Sun Wizard play the Biltmore early.

On March 28th, Sex Negatives are at the Peanut Gallery with Boogie Monster, Robe and Allied, and Orlando Magic.

Twin Crystals and Shearing Pinx are opening up the AIDS Wolf show on April 4th.

Junior Boys and Max Tundra are at the Biltmore on April 11th.

And the Sasquatch line-up was announced today.

now playing: Sleater-Kinney - You're No Rock 'n' Roll Fun

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6 Comments:

Ah ... never any love from the local media:

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Friday, February 20th, 2009
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Listen to Nardwuar The Human Serviette’s radio show on CiTR 101.9 FM UBC Radio @ 3:30pm-5:00pm (PST) to hear "Nardwuar Vs. Pierced Arrows"!!!

... then ...

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Saturday, February 21st, 2009
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From Clackamas, OR:
Pierced Arrows (featuring Fred & Toody of Dead Moon!!!)
Thee Manipulators
The Vicious Cycles (ex-Raised By Wolves/Les Tabernacles!!!)
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Live @ The Railway Club
579 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC
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By Blogger YFB, at 10:35 AM  

That show's been posted for the last two weeks.

By Blogger Quinn, at 10:36 AM  

So it has ... me disculpo.

By Blogger YFB, at 11:23 AM  

At least the owner is up-front that the "new richards" is going to totally blow.

Not surprising since it'll probably inherit a lot of the au bar crowd.

I can't wait for the suck!

By Anonymous Quentin, at 1:08 PM  

This is really sad. Richards was the best venue in Vancouver, artists-wise and atmospherically. I've never had a bad experience at Richards. Now, the music fans lose another place to see great acts and the Yaletownians get a new place to wear their dress shirts. How depressing.

By Anonymous dennis, at 4:40 PM  

Let's just hope they call the new place "Seymore Dick's."

(credit Rose Melberg with that one)

-Eric

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:36 PM  

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