Monday, November 23, 2009
mr. lightning



Manta Ray-Gun were so great last time they played Damaged Goods that we decided it would be rad if they played again. Also, last time they brought one of the bands they're friends with (the wonderful Cat Attack) that I hadn't heard, and they've graciously offered to do that again. This time with their buddies in Horsefly.

Manta Ray-Gun's also playing Shindig tomorrow, so if you can get out to the Railway, go and cheer them on, then come down to the Astoria on Friday to help celebrate what's hopefully a trip to the Shindig finals in December.

There's always a ton of great stuff to talk about in the weekly listings, but I thought I'd also note the White Lung and Womankind show at Honey on Thursday, which should be all kinds of awesome.

Check back later tonight for a sweet contest and in a few days for a ton more show announcements... and maybe another contest too.

Regulars: November 23rd-29th

Monday

Tuesday
Shindig @ the Railway: Kidnap Kids, Manta Ray-Gun, Lengthy List of Lovers
Sailing @ the Astoria: Telephone Girls

Wednesday
The Beehive @ Honey: Little Sister & the Time Machine and Dylan Thomas & Your Vancouver Vipers
Rock N Roll Pizza Party @ the Biltmore: back on December 16th
Discorder Presents... @ the Astoria: back at the beginning on December 2nd
Gypsy Fade Wednesday @ the Media Club: ?

Thursday
Honey Lung Thursday @ Honey: White Lung and Womankind
Blastramp @ the Bourbon: Mt. Royal

Friday
Damaged Goods @ the Astoria: Manta Ray-Gun and Horsefly
Good Burger @ Babar: unknown
First Friday @ the Eldorado: back on December 4th

Saturday
Glory Days @ the Biltmore: Myths
Night Shift @ the Astoria: back in December
No More Strangers @ Smiley's: Sean Nicholas Savage, Jasper Baydala, and Makeout Videotape

now playing: X - Poor Girl

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upcoming shows
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
4/26 Justice @ the PNE Forum (AA)
4/27 M83 @ the Vogue (AA)
4/27 Yukon Blonde @ the Commodore
4/28 Neon Indian @ Venue (early)
5/6 Delta Spirit w/Waters @ the Electric Owl
5/9 Yann Tiersen @ the Rickshaw
5/11 Great Lake Swimmers w/Cold Specks @ the Commodore
5/12 The Boxer Rebellion> @ the Biltmore
5/27 Coeur de Pirate @ Venue

legend:
AA = all ages
DG = @damaged goods
DFTK = @dirty for the kids
FJW = @fake jazz wed
EN = @easy now
GD = @glory days
HL = @higher learning JH = @junior high
JY= @junkyard
RRPP = @rocknroll pizza party
SD = @shindig
TT = @toonie tuesday
NW = @no worries

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