Thursday, November 26, 2009
santa claus is back in town

I usually just post shows chronologically, but the Mental Beast Christmas Party and Eggnog Experience Compilation Release deserves a special mention.

On December 18th (hey, that's my birthday--sweet timing!), Machu Picchu, Fine Mist, Makeout Videotape, World Club, Needles & Pins, Analog Bell Service, Rose Melberg & Nick Krgovich, Brasstronaut, Basketball, Tight Solid, Vancougar, Apollo Ghosts play the Biltmore along with some comedy from Bronx Cheer, Manhussy, Pony Hunters, the Sunday Service, and VTSL.

They're all getting together to celebrate the finale of Mental Beast, a comedy series about a radio station on the verge of collapse at Christmas and the release of the Eggnog Experience, a compilation of thirty of Vancouver's finest musicians getting together to cover holiday tunes.

The first episode of Mental Beast premiere's on MentalBeast.com on December 7th and the following bands are lending their talents to the compilation: Lightning Dust, B-Lines, Dylan Thomas, Adjective, Secret Mommy, Al Boyle of Hard Feelings, Collapsing Opposites, Kellarissa, Dandi Wind, Noobie Noobinson, Blue Violets, Machu Picchu, Fine Mist, Makeout Videotape, World Club, Needles & Pins, Analog Bell Service, Rose Melberg & Nick Krgovich (of No Kids), Basketball, Tight Solid, Vancougar, Apollo Ghosts, Lust, Jody Glenham, Brasstronaut, Fanshaw, Haunted Beard, No Gold, Paul Anthony, Yukon Blonde.

Plus, all the money raised from the compilation and the show goes to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (cover is $10, but you can get in for $5 with a canned food donation).

I really can't tell you how psyched I am for this.


Kick Evrythng, and Eeek play Smiley's tonight (Thursday).

Haunted Beard, Telephone Girls, and MT-40 play the unveiling of a mural sized collaborative collage at 2026 Wall St. on Saturday.

On December 5th, Little Girls, Walter TV, and Cat Attack play the Balmoral re-opening party.

Greenbelt, Half Chinese, Bench/Dawn Optimist, Aunts & Uncles, and Ok Vancouver Ok play an all-ager La Casa del Artista on December 12th.

Beekeeper, Steven Nelson, Ben Gorodetsky, and Max Katchetsky play the Backstage Lounge on December 15th.

now playing: Sonic’s Rendezvous Band - City Slang

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2 Comments:

Whoa, that Mental Beast party + comp sounds incredible. Too bad it's the same night as Shearing Pinx, Sic Alps & Magik fucking Markers down at the Rickshaw! Dang. I have a problem.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:55 AM  

... And the same night as every other Christmas party in the city. Somebody move something to Saturday night!

By Anonymous Chris, at 2:18 PM  

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2/13 White Buffalo @ the Media Club
2/14 The Ballyntines and Pleasure Cruise (TT) @ the Biltmore
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