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I don't know if Japandroids got a popularity bump from PFork or not, but the Cobalt was pretty packed on Saturday with a crowd that was a bit more "diverse" looking than usual.
Despite the fact that they haven't played a show in awhile, there wasn't any rust to shake off, and in a fitting move for the venue, the setlist was dominated by their louder stuff.
I got there just in time to catch Tight Solid (I fell asleep on my couch after the hockey game and missed White Owl and Terror Bird). Tight Solid is Ryan Walter Wagner and Burnside (ex-Treacherous Machete) doing a 2-piece drums and guitar thing. Although, unlikes Treacherous Machete, they aren't leaning as hard on the blues as a base for things.
Overall, I came away with a good first impression, but also felt like they could use another player to fill out the sound a little. Coincidentally, they're looking for someone to lend a hand on bass/keys.
Tomorrow (the 10th, in case you're reading this tomorrow), Box Elders and B-Lines are at Little Moutain Studios.
Wednesday, the Racoons play the Biltmore with Maurice and Streetlight.
On Valentine's, the Sound of Love make a timely visit from Edmonton, when they drop in at the Peanut Gallery. Candles and the Jonny Swenson Effort support.
The Railway hosts Rock for Insite 2 on February 15th. There are about a dozen bands playing, so check the Crackbook event page for the full line up.
On February 26th, This Frontier Needs Heroes play Little Mountain Studios with Joel Battle and the Sappers. Partial proceeds from night support Witness.
The next night, Geoff Berner is at the Biltmore to celebrate the release of his latest CD, Klezmer Mongrels. the Whip of the UFO and Joey Only support.
Ladyhawk and Adelaide help Antisocial celebrate it's 7th Anniversary (and I guess their move down the block too) at Glory Days on March 7th.
now playing: the Replacements - Here Comes a Regular
An interesting (and mildly depressing) article about the "new" Richard's:
By 10:21 AM, at
"Immediately, I thought this would make a perfect bathroom lounge."
By 10:34 AM, at
By "diverse" did you actually mean a crowd sprinkled with assholes intent on heckling the bands they didn't like? That's the only diversity I saw.
not regulars, yeah... although, to be fair, there's assholes heckling at the Cobalt pretty often, save for Fake Jazz. Some crusty punks heckled No Gold one night.
I know someone who knows the owner of Richards, and this new club isn't meant to be a new Richards at all. It'll be pretty different (as you can tell from the article) Once Richards is closed, that's it. No replacement.
By 6:35 PM, at
I remember that night at the cobalt! When someone from the SSRIs said into the mic that they had a website one of the crust punks from the back yelled "www.suck.com"
I don't think I've ever seen heckling at Richards and I've seen tons of shows there.