Thursday, November 19, 2009
december '93

This Friday and Saturday at the Railway features music, visuals, and magic (yes, magic!) utilizing all three rooms. Fond of Tigers, the Sorrow and the Pity, Michael Red, No Horses, Cris Derksen, Mariachi Los Dorados, Phinder Dulai, and Hugenelk all play Friday and Main Offenders, Sangha, Cloudsplitter, October Trio, D Trevlon, Blind God, Ora Cogan, Chin, Teresa Trovato, Love & Electrik, and the Skinny on Saturday.

Also tomorrow, Twin Crystals, Stamina Mantis, Shearing Pinx, and Ahna play 223 Main St. tomorrow. It's an early show, so get there by 8pm for the first band.

Peace, All Purpose Voltage Heroes, and Muscles play Heist Lounge on November 24th.

The XX play an in-store at Zulu on November 26th before they open for Friendly Fires at the Commodore. I probably should have mentioned that before it sold out. Sorry.

Bad Fate, Flash Palace, Mt. Royal, Half Chinese, and Nihilist Party play the Woods on November 27th. The all-ager is a fundraiser for the Safe Amplification Site Society.

Mint Records hosts its annual "Ridiculously Early Xmas Party" on December 4th at the Biltmore. Aunts and Uncles, Kathryn Calder, Fanshaw, Kellarissa, Vancougar, Hot Panda, Carolyn Mark, and the Pack AD all play.

The Intelligence, Twin Crystals, and White Lung play Fortune Sound Club on December 8th.

On December 12th, Fanshaw, the Lost Lovers Brigade, Sajia, Bleating Hearts, and Friendship & the Fawn play at Blim. It's also a benefit for Safe Amp.

The same night, Shindig's Ben Lai celebrates his birthday in style at the Railway with "Ben's Trip" (members of Apollo Ghosts doing Eric's Trip covers), Safety Show, Fine Mist, and Chad Blue. Even though it's not a contest, I guarantee that the judging will be "really close."

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2/8 Twin Sister, Eleanor Friedberger, and Ava Luna @ the Media Club
2/9 David Choi @ the Rio
2/10 Secret Chiefs 3 and Dengue Fever @ the Rickshaw
2/13 White Buffalo @ the Media Club
2/14 The Ballyntines and Pleasure Cruise (TT) @ the Biltmore
2/18 Grimes w/Born Gold @ Fortune (early)
2/18 Cruel Young Heart, Young Liars, the Oh Wells, and Matiation @ the Dodson Rooms (AA)
2/18 Cursive w/UME @the Media Club
2/19 The Asteroids Galaxy Tour w/Vacationer @ Venue
2/20 Veronica Falls w/Bleached @ the Media Club
2/26 DJ Krush @ Fortune
2/29 Trevor Hall @ the Media Club
3/6 Slow Club w/Signals @ the Media Club
3/7 Cloud Nothings w/Mr. Dream @ the Media Clubr
3/8 Islands @ the Rio
3/10 Memoryhouse @ the Waldorf
3/17 William Fitzsimmons @ the Biltmore (early)
3/18 Magnetic Fields @ the Vogue (AA)
3/21 Plants & Animals>/b> @ the Rickshaw
3/22 Drive-by Truckers @ the Commodore
3/23 White Rabbits @ the Biltmore
3/23 Loney Dear @ the Media Club
3/24 Sharon Van Etten and the War on Drugs @ the Biltmore (early)
3/25 Nada Surf and An Horse @ the Rickshaw
3/27 The Ting Tings @ the Commodore
4/5 House de Racket @ the Electric Owl
4/6 Chairlift w/Nite Jewel @ the Electric Owl
4/7 Heartless Bastards @ the Media Club
4/8 Metronomy @ Venue
4/8 Gotye @ the Vogue (AA)
4/9 Cults @ Venue
4/10 First Aid Kit @ Venue
4/10 Andrew Bird w/Laura Marling @ the Vogue (AA)
4/13 The Odds and the Grapes of Wrath @ the Rickshaw
4/14 The Joel Plaskett Emergency @ the Vogue (AA)
4/24 School of Seven Bells w/Exitmusic @ the Electric Owl
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