run to your grave
During the time when I'm not updating this blog, I still go to shows once in awhile. Shocking, I know.
That was taken way back on Thursday when the Mae Shi played the Biltmore. In all honesty, I can only handle them in small doses when it comes to the recorded product (like really energetic small dogs), but they were pretty killer live.
I could see Shearing Pinx, who opened, a million times and be happy. I don't think I need to expound on that in writing every time I see them though. I guess I sort of just did.
We were a bit late and missed Certain Breeds and I also bailed before Sex Party, who played last for some reason. It was a weeknight, I was tired, and I imagine I'll be able to catch them sometime soon.
Nick from No Kids dropped me a line about a project he's doing with Juana Molina for the PuSh festival. The short form musical features members of Ladyhawk, the Awkward Stage, and of course, No Kids, among other Vancouver musicians and goes down on Thursday and Friday of this week at Performance Works at Granville Island. Juana Molina will play afterwards on both nights and on Thursday there will also be a performance by Parenthetical Girls.
On Saturday at the Biltmore, Jaws has been added to the Glory Days bill (filling in the now vacant White Lung spot)
On February 12th, Stamina Mantis, Japanese Graffiti, Nihilist Party, and Anju are at Honey.
Really, is there a venue more romantic than Funky Winker Bean's? Well, on Valentine's day, Type to Talk and Keytar Warrior play there.
Also on Valentine's is an interesting event taking place at various ATM rooms around the city. There are lots of people playing and I'm lazy, so here is all the info on a nice flyer:
My friend Darren astutely notes that the three banks in question are right near the Community Policing Station on Hastings... so we'll see how it goes.
Villains are at Republic on the 19th.
On February 20th, Portico celebrate their album release with the Abramson Singers at the End Cafe.
Pierced Arrows (featuring members of Dead Moon) play the Railway on February 21st with Thee Manipulators and the Vicious Cycles.
Also on the 21st, Tjvek, Unnatural Helpers, Vapid, and Sex Church are at the Peanut Gallery.
On March 5th, Clues play the Biltmore with Animal Names.
Chain and the Gang (featuring Ian Svenonious) and Hive Dwellers (Calvin Johnson) are at the Sweatshop on May 30th.
And, the new Japandroids record is out on April 28th in digital formats and on vinyl (which comes with the download).
now playing: the Hold Steady - Girls Like Status