Really quick, with more to come tomorrow:
I caught This Frontier Needs Heroes on Thursday at Little Mountain. Honestly, I only checked out the show because my friend Katie was putting it on (she was roomates with Jessica Lauretti from the band when she lived in NYC), but I was really pleasantly surprised. The brother-sister duo plays the folk thing pretty straight, but Brad's got a really interesting singing voice that's complimented quite nicely by his sibling's harmonies.
Saturday, I was at the Biltmore early for Thunderheist and Cadence Weapon. The show was part of the Cultural Olympiad series, which, the way things are going, might yet be the only part of the Olympics to break even (although, I really don't know how many comps their giving away to these things). At any rate, Thunderheist is always a good time and Cadence Weapon is a personal favourite.
Speaking of, if you haven't already picked it up, Rollie has a mixtape up for download. And, as is the trend these days, Robert Smith be damned, you can pay whatever you want.
Tonight, Tight Solid, Johnny Wakeham, and Streetlight play Skinny Mondays at the Biltmore.
Wednesday, the Internet, gr8-2000, Reflektionss, Passenger, and Jeff Younger are at the Cobalt for Fake Jazz. Sounds like a good one.
Speaking of the Cobalt, they've been getting all kinds of flack in the last couple of weeks about noise courtesy of the residents in the fairly newly built condos across the street... which is curious since 1) the bar has been operating as a live venue for mainly hardcore and metal for almost a decade with few problems and 2) if you've ever walked up Main on the other side of the street, you'll note that you can't hear all that much above the street noise. If you're interested in keeping tabs on things, you can do that here.
On Friday, Fine Mist, SSRIs, and Sappers help Discorder celebrate their March issue in UBC's Gallery Lounge.
now playing: Idlewild - Idea Track
fyi :: art bergmann is in march not april.
By 11:05 PM, at
hey quinn... since i'm sure you'll comment on the passing of the peanut gallery, would you mind also letting us know if it's safe to play pub 340 again? from what i've heard the people who've done the firing have themselves been fired, it's under new ownership/management, etc etc... is any of this true? that was a great venue to play. yes, i'm passing the buck - sorry and thanks.
By 1:06 PM, at
Honestly, I have no idea... but I'd be interested in finding out, for sure.