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I made it down to the Rock and Roll is Good for Kids fundraiser last night, getting to the Astoria in time to catch most of Brasstronaut's set. They were joined by a friend on clarinet for a few numbers, but also welcomed another guest, Shad K, who took the stage before his headlining set to drop a couple of verses. Twin Crystals were up next and killed it as usual.
I had to bail before Shad K played his proper set.
Virgin Festival hits Deer Lake Park on July 25th and 26th. Downside: apparently somebody considers an Our Lady Peace reunion headliner material. Upside: Sonic Youth and Jarvis Cocker are playing the day that doesn't include OLP. Downside: Ben Harper is headlining that day and tickets are really expensive. Upside: You can beat the traffic back from Burnaby by leaving after SY are done.
The Jesus Lizard are at the Commodore on October 24th. Yes!
Speaking of reunion tours, Os Mutantes are at the Commodore on September 3rd.
On Monday, Makeout Videotape, the Armadilettantes, and Man Your Horse are at the Biltmore.
Litterbug plays an in-store at Zulu on June 13th at 5pm.
Memewar is celebrating their 9th issue on June 20th at Goonies with Candles, Fine Mist, and Haunted Beard.
Holy Ghost are at Celeb's for DJ set on June 26th with Mike Simonetti from Italians Do It Better.
Rose Melberg, Bible Belts, Kidnap Kids, and the Sunshines play a benefit for the Safe Amplification Site Society on June 29th at Hokko's.
Bison BC are at the Biltmore on July 8th with Lazarus AD and Bogus Tokus.
Foreign Born are at the Media Club on July 9th with the Veils.
The Handsome Family are at the Biltmore on July 15th.
Cowboy Junkies and Son Volt are at the Centre on July 21st.
Blitzen Trapper are at Richard's on July 30th. (thanks BunkleLife)
And The Pretenders, Cat Power, and Juliette Lewis are at Malkin Bowl on August 26th. (thanks DB)
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Hey Quinn, I have no idea why but the Bert Jansch show is cancelled. I was excited for all of 90 seconds. *sigh*
Bert Jansch's whole US tour was canceled. Very sudden, apparently -- obviously the hope is that it isn't health-related. Bert was on Tom Robinson's BBC Radio show on Friday the 12th and everything seemed fine.
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