i want a dj for christmas
The Eggnog Experience Compilation will be up for download anytime now. So, do yourself a favour and grab it at MentalBeast.com.
Edit: it's up now!
Do yourself another favour and get down to the Biltmore on Friday for the Mental Beast/Eggnog Extravaganza Party.
Daniel from Discorder was kind enough to include me in a round up of local music blogs.
Speaking of Discorder, they also ran a poll to find the Best Vancouver Bands of the Decade. As always when these things happen, there were some notable exclusions... although I guess I can't complain too much, since they asked me for my two cents.
Phonecalls, Cat Attack, and Pompoir play the Balmoral on January 16th.
Kool Keith is at the Biltmore on January 31st.
Nu Sensae and White Lung are having a tour fundraiser at the Eldorado on February 5th. Black Wizard supports.
Do Make Say Think is at the Biltmore on February 6th.
Muse plays the Pacific Coliseum on April 1st. Didn't they play the Commodore when they were here last? Did they score some giant hit I don't know about?
now playing: Fine Mist - Out of Sync
Muse didn't score a big hit. They got something even better: a massive marketing campaign! Somehow they've supposedly got a Coachella headlining slot too.
Reminds me of how Kings of Leon were booked as headliners for a load of festivals last year even before their album came out and went massive.
By 11:42 AM, at
that Discorder list sucks.
when you say 'some' notable exclusions, you must be referring to most of the list. Any relevent bands in the Vancouver scene in the last 2-4 years were pretty much completely unrepresented.
By 12:56 PM, at
Up until this year, Muse was relatively unknown in North America, but one of the biggest rock acts in the UK. It was just a matter of time.
Super stoked for the gig though!
By 12:35 PM, at
Muse is huge in Europe. They've done Glastonbury and have played sold out gigs at the O2 and Wembley. Maybe get out from underneath your indie hipster rock once in a while.
Marketing is a part of why they are so huge now but also because they put on a hell of a live show.
By 1:06 PM, at
Hey, thanks asshole.
I know they're huge in Europe, but so are a ton of bands that don't get any traction here until they score a radio hit. The Manics sold out Millennium stadium for New Year's 2000 and still played a 3/4 full Commodore last year.
Crawl back under your internet rock.