Wednesday, August 12, 2009
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A couple of years ago, a guy named Andrew emailed me to invite me down to the Chapel to check out his band, the Clips. Luckily, I got off of my lazy ass and actually made it to the show, because they impressed me enough to check them out again... and again.. and at some point they became one of my favourite local acts.

I was looking back at old blog posts and realized how many of the funnest nights I can remember involved going to see a Clips show at some point in the evening (usually in one of the city's "alternative" venues). So, it's with more than a touch of sadness that I let you know that MJ's decided to give up his guitar duties in the band (an amicable split), and, though Andrew, Edo, James, and Jeremy have decided to still make music together, with his departure, the remaining four will be shifting directions and changing names to respect the change in their line up.

While that means exciting things in the future, it also means that this Thursday at the Red Room for Olio is the last time to hear the Clips play their old songs live (so if what was already, in my humble opinion, the best show of the fest wasn't enough to get you out on a Thursday, you've got extra motivation now).

In atypical fashion, the guys have already revealed their setlist for Thursday:
Eyesuck
Pennies (new song)
Space Kidz w/ "triad" segue to...
2nd Hand Deal
Untitled new song
Kassel

...because if you want to hear something that isn't above, they'll take requests. The Olio website says "via marker on shot glasses (presumably full ones) bought from the bar and delivered to the stage," but Edo told me they'll play something if you write the song name on a sign.

See you at the Red Room.

now playing: the Clips - Wire

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there is a show august 20th at funky winkerbeans:

makeout videotape
walter TV (http://www.myspace.com/waltertv)
recreation (http://www.myspace.com/recreationalfacilities)

if you could post it that'd be great.

By Anonymous jordan, at 3:24 PM  

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