the boys are leaving town
Here's a super fast recap of the last little while:
I made it out to the Media Club last night to catch White Denim. Their debut's a nice blend of soulful garage rock and parts of a bunch of other things, but it sounded a little flat, which is the exact opposite of what they sounded like live. Last night they were raw, energetic, and really loud.
Japandroids played their last show in Vancouver until near the end of May. They're on tour on and off for the foreseeable future, so tell your out of town friends.
On Saturday, I was at the Biltmore early for AIDS Wolf show. The show was rather sparsely attended, which was a bummer, since they were their usually great selves.
Because of the lack of an audience, all the bands got pushed back a bit, so Shearing Pinx played on the floor to let AIDS Wolf set up on the stage behind them at the same time. Having the amps out on the floor made them even louder than usual, which sounded great at times, but also got close to uncomfortable at certain points. Teaches me not to pack around my ear plugs.
Twin Crystals started off the evening. Because the start got pushed back, they had their set time shortened. It didn't hamper their performance though. The guys just ripped through 20-minutes without letting up. Great stuff as usual.
I stuck around after to check out Modern Creatures at Glory Days, which turned out to be a great move. I was pretty fond of the band to begin with, but they really killed it on Saturday with a set that might have been the highlight of a pretty great evening of music.
Discorder's throwing a show at the Astoria on May 6th with Nu Sensae, Petroleum By-Products, and gr8-2000.
Clues return to Vancouver on May 30th. They'll play the Biltmore.
Crystal Castles are at the Commodore on June 4th.
Jens Lekman is at Richard's on June 7th.
The Von Bondies are at Richard's the next night. The Racoons open.
Telepathe is at the Biltmore on June 9th.
now playing: Wilco - A Shot in the Arm
quinn it's matt you may remember me as mordecai from stillepost.
New Japandroids: amazing, right?
Also, just got the Emergency Room LP and new(est) Twin Crystals, both are very good.
Hope you are doing well and stuff. Nice blog (still)!