Wednesday, May 27, 2009
love makes it mad



Contest: Dog Day Giveaway

Dog Day are playing the Biltmore on June 14th (with Julie Doiron) and the fine folks at Pigeon Row (their record label) are letting me give away a pair of tickets to the show and an LP copy of their new record, Concentration. If you want to win, just email me at quinn.omori AT gmail.com before noon on June 10th with the subject line "Dog Day Contest" and I'll pick a winner at random.

now playing: Dog Day - End of the World

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
smiling off

Here's a really quick recap of the weekend (and then some)...

Last night, I made it down to the Biltmore to catch Black Dice, Wolf Eyes, and Sade Sade. Wolf Eyes were their usually great selves. I was really into Black Dice, but they sort of edge close to dance music like HEALTH, which I'm all for, I just wish people would move a little more when they're playing (although, I was pretty bagged by the time they came on, so I probably shouldn't talk). It was my first time seeing Gabriel Saloman's (aka Sade Sade) post-Yellow Swans output and I was pretty stoked on it. He did a half hour droney, experimental piece that drew all of it's source noise from a blank tape played through a cheap, old walkmen. The result sounded like the audio equivalent of a Rorschach test. As my friend quipped, "you'd have to have been in the right mood," which I was. Interesting stuff, either way.

Saturday, I was at the Astoria for Night Shift. My friend Todd plays in Timecopz, so I was simultaneously excited and a bit nervous to see them play. I have trouble lying about music (and in general, when it comes to personal opinions), so friends in bands can always lead to potentially awkward situations, but I'm happy to report that I thought they slayed. They don't do anything terribly original, but they play loud, no frills, punk rock really well. Looking forward to seeing them at Music Waste again. Also, not terribly original (not that much is), were Mode Moderne, who headlined. I'm really not a fan of dudes who sing like Ian Curtis, save for Ian Curtis (and sometimes the guy from Interpol), so I wasn't really feeling it. Although, if he just sounds like that, I suppose there's not much he can do about it. At any rate, sounding like Ian Curtis is better than naturally sounding like the guy from Creed or something.

And Friday, I helped put on a show. Thanks to Fine Mist and Candles for playing.

On June 7th, Savannah Leigh plays the Railway with Dustin Bentall and Kent McAlister & the Iron Choir.

June 13th marks the last ever at Seylynn Hall. Ghost House, Circles, Healthy Students, Woolworm, and Set to Go all play.

Ladyhawk and Lightning Dust are playing at Lifetime (Manitoba & 5th) on June 16th. (via Vancouver is Awesome)

The Evaporators and Andrew WK have teamed up for a split 7" and are also teaming up for a pair of shows on June 23rd. They'll play a free all-ages instore at Neptoon at 4pm and play the Biltmore with the Vicious Cycles later that night.

Gift of Gab is at the Biltmore on June 24th.

Cage plays the Biltmore on July 14th with Yak Ballz.

Elvis Costello is at Malkin Bowl on August 24th.

And, way in advance, Mono plays the Biltmore on October 5th with Maserati.

now playing: Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Moya

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Monday, May 25, 2009
paul mccartney's on the clock

Regulars: May 25th-May 31st

Phantom Islands is a new monthly (the last Friday of every month) that starts this Friday at Hoko's. Organizer, Jarrett aims to book bands that wouldn't normally find themselves playing together, which should make for some eclectic bills, something I'm all for. To celebrate the first night, Hoko's is also offering 10% off food orders.

Gypsy Fade Wednesday is SWAK's new monthly, which showcases local acts on the last Wednesday of every month at Richard's.

Monday
Skinny Mondays @ the Biltmore: back on June 1st.

Tuesday
Boosh Tuesdays @ the Cobalt: Modern Creatures and Twin Crystals

Wednesday
Fake Jazz Wednesday @ the Cobalt: back on June 3rd
Inept Wednesdays @ the Astoria: no live act
The Beehive @ Honey: Thee Manipulators and Dylan Thomas & Your Vancouver Vipers
Gypsy Fade Wednesday @ Richard's: Adalaide, Red Cedar, and Darcy Hancock (of Ladyhawk)

Thursday
Honey Lung Thursday @ Honey: Stamina Mantis & Darren Williams, Ejaculation Death Rattle, and Pink Noise

Friday
Phantom Islands @ Hoko's: Student Teacher, Weaving, Haunted Beard, and Unreliable Narrator
Damaged Goods @ the Astoria: back on June 5th
Far Away @ the Media Club: unknown

Saturday
Glory Days @ the Biltmore: White Lung
Night Shift @ the Astoria: back on June 13th for Music Waste (Hey! Soul Classics runs this week)
No More Strangers @ Funky Winkerbean's: Makeout Videotape and Candles

now playing: Wilco - Can't Stand It

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Thursday, May 21, 2009
wu-tangvancouver is for the children

A bunch of youth related activities...

First, the Safe Amplification Site Society:
The Safe Amplification Site Society is a non-profit society dedicated to establishing a permanent all-ages space for music and other arts events in Vancouver. This new space will be financially sustainable and legal in every way. It will be alcohol and drug free, and will be available for any person to organize any kind of event, free of charge. Admission costs for all events at the space will be kept affordable: usually five dollars or less.

Members of the Safe Amplification Site Society will also organize music and arts events at other existing spaces in Vancouver. Any member can organize an event under the Society’s name, provided it is legal, affordable and accessible to people of all ages.

We are currently raising money and community support in order to make our permanent venue become a reality. If you would like to get involved, please don’t be shy! Become a member, donate money, be our friend (on myspace, facebook, or in real life), and tell everyone you know about this project and why it’s so urgently needed in Vancouver.
Hit their website to find out how you can get involved or find them on Friendster 3.0.

Next, Rock and Roll is Good for Kids is an initiative started by Adrienne Grant and Burnside (of Tight Solid). It's a non-profit that's been set-up to raise funds and supplies for at-risk, inner city kids, with an emphasis on the arts. Their first initiative is a fundraising show on June 6th at the Astoria featuring Shad K, Twin Crystals, and Brasstronaut live on stage and Expendable Youth between sets, behind the decks. Even if you can't make the show, you can find out how to help out at their website.

And last, but certainly not least, Girls Rock Camp Vancouver is "an empowering journey to allow females from ages 8-18 years, to have the opportunity to explore, access and play music with positive mentors, surroundings and workshops." If you made it down to the Cobalt on Tuesday, you already supported this great cause, but check their website for more ways to get involved.

That's your good news post for the week... tomorrow, I'll follow up with something stolen or something shutting down to make everyone feel good and normal again.

About 12 more hours to get an extra entry into the Sled Island Contest.

Now playing: Fine Mist - Stop or Start

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
two-headed coin

I had a pretty busy weekend...

On Friday, I started things off by catching Obits at the Media Club. After Drive Like Jehu and Hot Snakes, having Rick Froberg at (or near) the helm is an instant recipe for success in my books, and his latest outfit doesn't change that opinion. They're a little less post-punk than previous outfits, but no less enjoyable.

The Lights opened up. They sounded, unsurprisingly, quite a bit like the headliners, though not as good (although that's not that much of a hack).

After Obits (it was an early show), I made it down to the Astoria to catch No Gold at Damaged Goods. They were their usual, charming selves.

On Saturday, I was back at the Astoria for Night Shift.

Cosmetics were the first live act on. I actually expected them to headline, since I've seen their name bandied about. They were alright (Glass Candy-ish), but seemed like the kind of act that could've fed off of a bigger crowd.

MT-40 were up next and were pretty great--dark, synth driven no wave, with really distorted/processed vocals over top. I was a bit drunk at that point, so I'd like to check them out again.

One Cool Word is celebrating the release of their latest issue tomorrow at the Biltmore with the Contemporary Lovers, Creaking Planks, Analog Bell Service, and Fur Bearing Animals.

Chris-a-riffic, Rose Melberg, the Abramson Singers, and Role Mach play Blim on Friday.

The next night, Spectres, Adjective, and Girlfriends & Boyfriends play Pat's.

Buffalo Swans are at the Media Club on May 24th with the Liptonians and Falcao & Monashee.

Deon Blyan plays Cafe Deux Soleils with Jody Glenham and Jon Bunyan (of the Old Familiar, ex-Bend Sinister) on May 31st.

The Juan MacLean and the Field play Richard's on June 9th.

The Sunset Rubdown are at Richard's on June 30th.

Alejandro Escovedo is at Richard's on August 1st.

Rock the Bells hits Deer Lake Park on the same day.

Japandroids play Richard's on August 7th (though they'll play Music Waste in June before this).

Peter, Bjorn, & John are at the Commodore on August 9th.

And, the M83 show's been moved from the Commodore to Richard's. Tickets bought for the Ballroom will be honoured at the door.

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Monday, May 18, 2009
i never know how these things are supposed to go



Contest: Sled Island Pass Giveaway

This Friday marks the second edition of Damaged Goods where I got to pick the bands, and I'm psyched to announce that two of my local favourites, Fine Mist and Candles, are both going to perform.

To add to the excitement, the fine folks at Sled Island have offered up a pair of festival passes to give out. You'll have to find your own way to Calgary for June 24th-27th, but I assure you, it's well worth it (even if you don't win freebies, it's worth buying a couple of passes and taking a road trip to Cowtown). I had a blast last year and judging by the initial line-up,this year should be the same. Also, in all honesty, I went purely for the music last year, and wasn't expecting much out of the city itself, but Calgary was a blast. We met a bunch of rad locals and also hooked up with friends from Vancouver. Speaking of the latter, Fine Mist, along with a bunch of other bands, will lead a strong Vancouver presence again this year.

So, since it's a tie-in with a show (and also because the prize is so sweet), this contest's going to run a little differently. You have to be in attendance on Friday to win (we'll pick the winner between Candles' and Fine Mist's sets). But, you can potentially enter twice. Anyone who pays cover on Friday will get an entry into the contest, but you can also email me (at quinn.omori AT gmail.com with the subject line "Sled Island Contest") anytime between now and 4:00pm on Friday the 22nd, and you'll get an additional entry into the draw. Make sense? Good.

And for a taste of Friday, click through to Popsheep to check out Fine Mist's "Stop or Start."

Regulars: May 18th-24th

Monday
Skinny Mondays @ the Biltmore: Girl Goes Electric, Falcao & Monashee, and Stefan Fratila

Again, not a live music night, but Ice Cream Social kicks off at its new location, Honey, tonight.

Tuesday
Boosh Tuesdays @ the Cobalt: MJ's birthday show with Needles & Pins and it's a fundraiser for Girls Rock Camp Vancouver

Wednesday
Fake Jazz Wednesday @ the Cobalt: Leviathans, Diadem, ATTN: Diamond Shoppers, Sara Good, with Andy Dixon DJing between sets.
Inept Wednesdays @ the Astoria: no live act
The Beehive @ Honey: back on May 27th

Thursday
Honey Lung Thursday @ Honey: Osk, Dichotomy, and War Hero

Friday
Damaged Goods @ the Astoria: Fine Mist and Candles
Far Away @ the Media Club: unknown

Saturday
Glory Days @ the Biltmore: Harlem Shakes
Night Shift @ the Astoria: Timecopz and Mode Moderne
No More Strangers @ Funky Winkerbean's: the SSRIs and Nihilist Party

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Friday, May 15, 2009
red wing black



Contest: Calvin Johnson Ticket Giveaway

Kristin from Vanity Presents has very kindly offered up three pairs of tickets for Calvin Johnson's May 30th performance as the Hive Dwellers at Little Mountain. Ian Svenonius is also on the bill with his new project, Chain and the Gang, and if you've got a sweet tooth, there'll be a bake sale before the music starts.

If you want to win, just shoot me an email (quinn.omori AT gmail.com) with the subject line "Calvin Johnson Contest" before noon on May 27th and I'll pick three winners at random. It's all ages, by the way, so it's game on, kids.

now playing: Wilco - You and I

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Thursday, May 14, 2009
journey to the end of the night



Basketball dropped a line to let everyone know what they've been up to since relocating their home base to Spain. There should be a couple more tour diaries coming from the band before they get back to Vancouver at the end of summer:

NOTE

May 11th, 2009.

Hey Everyone!

We're in Croatia at the moment taking a break from running around the earth, before we start up again and run around Europe during June and July. Spain and Portugal were amazing as were all the UK shows. I think Bono is going to front the bill for one of our shows in Lisbon (@ Campo Pequeno = little camp...see photos attached)

There are some videos and photos from our trip on our myspace.

And... we return home in August to record a full length and play in forests, oceans, parking lots, and houses.

Miss you all and we cannot wait to party with you all again.

Take care and we'll see you all soon.

xo
tome/david/luka

www.myspace.com/basketballanimal
The photos in question are here, here, and here, for the record. The guys are doing pretty well for themselves over there (they even opened some shows for HEALTH in England), but not that well... yet.

now playing: Japandroids - Wet Hair

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
back of the van

1) First, good news: Burnside's guitar was returned!

2) Second, bad news: Mark, who has probably snapped your photo if you've been to Far Away or Ice Cream Social lately, had his camera stolen on Monday at Shine. Here's the info:
Hey all, my camera was taken from my bag behind the DJ booth in the back room last night at Shine. It was a Canon Rebel XT with a 20-35mm lense and a 580EX Speedlite flash. The lense is old and worn with a red elastic and a red Heinecken wrist band wrapped around the outside.

As most of you know, my camera is an extension of my body, further, it's a tool for a large part of my income. If anybody saw or knows anything about my camera's whereabouts, please contact me, everything will be kept anonymous. I'm a forgiving person and really hope that this situation is made right!

Thanks,

Mark Gutknecht

mark_gutknecht AT hotmail.com
3. Potentially good news: My!Gay!Husband! is in the running to win Nissan Hypercube Van. It's about a two minute diversion from checking Facebook and giggling at lolcats to register and vote, which would be a nice and easy "thanks" to a guy whose thrown some great parties in this city, and done quite a bit for the local music scene by featuring local bands at said parties (I know he obviously makes money doing it too, but still). EDIT: It probably helps if I put the link up.

That's it for now... an update from one of my favourite Vancouver acts tomorrow.

now playing: Loop - Straight to Your Heart

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double nelson or my face

On Saturday, I finally made it down to the Astoria for Night Shift. The "punk rock party" has been going on every second week since April (and it's now weekly), but this was my first visit. And it was a good one.

I got there just in time to catch Womankind. They were noisy, with lots of low end (there were two bass players), and as Mark noted a few months back, people have made comparisons to the Jesus Lizard, which are pretty apt. I'm stoked to check them out again.

Robe & Allied closed out the live portion of the evening with their last show. Think of the same vein as Womankind, but with less going on (though, less is sometimes more). Glad I could catch them, though I'm sure the guys will have other ventures ready to go soon.

The DJ'd music, courtesy Tyler Fedchuk and Anne-Marie from White Lung, was an awesome mix that was mostly dominated by classic punk. There are tons of regular DJ/live music night combos right now, and after one visit, this one might be my favourite.

Last night, I made it down to the Cobalt for Boosh Tuesday, getting there just in time to catch the last bit of Juvenile Hall. They're three women who play no-nonsense, old school punk (think older Bratmobile with a little less Riot Grrl and a little more Ramones)

Nu Sensae were up next. I haven't seen Andrea and Daniel play in awhile, so it was even better than usual to catch their set.

White Lung closed things out. They're one of my favourite... I was going to say "local bands," but it's probably just favourite bands, period. At any rate, they killed it, as per usual.

Speaking of White Lung and Nu Sensae, they're playing the Biltmore on July 22nd, opening for Mika Miko.

This Friday, Bend Sinister and the Good News play a fundraiser for the forthcoming Olio Festival. Bronx Cheer and Man Hussy perform before the bands and the Glory Days DJs spin between sets.

The next night, Acts of Sedition, Hermetic, Staring Problem, and Dichotomy play an all-ager at the APC space (Main @ Pender).

Plus Perfect play the Met... I mean, Metropole, on May 17th with the City Streets, and Eamon McGrath.

Child Bite play the Cobalt on May 18th with Hard Feelings and Sick.

On May 19th, Needles & Pins play their first show at Boosh Tuesday at the Cobalt. It's also Boosh organizer, MJ's birthday and a by-donation fundraiser for Girls Rock Camp Vancouver, "a non-profit society that builds self esteem in female youth through music creation and performance."

Grouper plays an instore at Zulu on May 24th, ahead of her opening stint for Animal Collective that night.

South Rakkas Crew are at the Modern on May 29th.

Patrick Wolf is at Richard's on June 6th.

Crystal Antlers are at the Biltmore on June 15th.

Cut Off Your Hands are at the Media Club on June 22nd.

Major Lazer (aka Diplo and Switch) are at the Commodore on June 24th.

Bert Jansch is at Richard's on July 3rd.

Bonobo is at Richard's on July 20th.

And finally, the Mt. Eerie show scheduled for May 30th is now on June 5th, due to a scheduling mix-up. It's still at St. James Hall.

now playing: Tyrades - Incinerated

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Monday, May 11, 2009
amy white out

Regulars: May 11th-17th

Monday
Skinny Mondays @ the Biltmore: back on May 18th

And, even though it's not a live music night, it's worth noting that it's the last Ice Cream Social at Shine tonight. They'll have both rooms open. It moves to Honey next week.

Tuesday
Boosh Tuesdays @ the Cobalt: White Lung, Nu Sensae, Juvenile Hall

Wednesday
Fake Jazz Wednesday @ the Cobalt: MacQuarrie, Gale, Boogie Monster, Collapsing Opposites, Havoc, Sponge Job Yr Mom vs. King Crab
Inept Wednesdays @ the Astoria: no live act
The Beehive @ Honey: back on May 27th

Thursday
Honey Lung Thursday @ Honey: Nu Sensae, Modern Creatures, n213

Friday
Damaged Goods @ the Astoria: No Gold
Far Away @ the Media Club: unknown

Saturday
Glory Days @ the Biltmore: no live act
Nightshift @ the Astoria: Cosmetics and MT-40 (they're now weekly - thanks, Nic)
No More Strangers @ Funky Winkerbean's: Sex Party and Keytar Warrior (they're now weekly)

now playing: The Tears - Refugees (Video Version)

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Saturday, May 09, 2009
love and theft

From Burnside of Tight Solid:
I honestly can't describe how much my guitar, which goes by the name Shaniqua, means to me or how much I am feeling this loss. She was one of the few things I had left from the money my father left me after he died. I am a one guitar man so with the loss of Shaniqua I am now without an electric guitar and in no way have the ability to buy another one. If you see her around, in the words of Morrisey and James Brown, "please please please" send her home to me. No questions what so ever will be asked, just pure jubilation.
I miss her. A lot.

2005 Black American Gibson SG Standard
Tuned to Open E
White Skull Skates sticker on the back
New graphite bridge which I had fitted for extra BIG strings (the bottom string is a 56)
New tuning pegs and machine heads (I can't remember the brand but they are shiny silver 1/2 circles)
The paint has been chipped off down to the wood on almost every "devil point"
Pick ups had been replaced but I didn't like them so I put the originals back and also had some work done inside but doubt that matters in the description

Brown leather hard case with "Gibson USA" written on it with the combo set to 666
The inside of the case was plush beautiful bright pink
At time of theft it held my Boss tuning pedal, several patch cords, a love note from Adrienne, some guitar strings and maybe a receipt or two
Black Vinyl Strap


I doubt this will make any difference but please if you see any black SG's around take a second to have a look at them and send my baby home


in love and sadness,

-burnside

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Friday, May 08, 2009
it's raining in vancouver, but i don't give a fuck



This year's Music Waste schedule is up. As per usual, it's a nice mix of established local acts, some Vancouver bands that you may not have heard yet, and a handful of touring bands. This year, they've also added comedy and art shows into the mix. The Music Waste Guide (presumably with set times, but apparently, and sadly, without the snarky write ups) will run in the June issue of Beat Route Magazine and passes (which pay for themselves if you hit up a mere three shows) should be in stores tomorrow.

MT-40, Cat Attack, and Manta Raygun play Funky Winkerbean's on Sunday.

The Mount Saint Helens Vietnam Band plays an early show at the Biltmore on May 22nd with No Gold.

And since we're already talking about that weekend...

The same night, I get to play booker at Damaged Goods for the second time. Fine Mist and Candles

On May 23rd, Harlem Shakes are at Glory Days at the Biltmore. Passion Pit is touring with them, but I don't think they'll be playing here.

On May 24th, Glory Days brings Amanda Blank and Spank Rock's Devlin & Darko to the Biltmore. Love & Electrik provide local support.

Black Dice, Wolf Eyes, and Sade Sade (ex-Yellow Swans) are at the Biltmore on May 25th. I'm pretty psyched for this.

Rye Rye is at Shine on June 4th.

now playing: Wilco - Radio Cure

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009
we got an amplifier





On Friday, I was down at the Commodore to cover the Weakerthans/Constantines co-headlining tour for Discorder

The Cons are one of my favourite live acts and they certainly didn't disappoint during their latest visit (although, I was a little bummed that they didn't play "On to You"). I was at Sled Island when they last rolled through town, almost a year ago, so this was the first time I'd heard the Kensington Heights stuff live since that record came out. The new(ish) stuff stands up well to the back catalogue, but "Young Offenders" and "Young Lions" were still the highlights. John K. Samson taking vocals on "Little Instrument" was a nice treat too.



I haven't been terribly excited by the Weakerthans since Left and Leaving, but I do still enjoy their live show, and I was really into the first two records when they came out, so, if nothing else, it's a big nostalgia kick. That's probably selling them a little short, although I've always thought that they were infinitely more enjoyable if you were already familiar with their music, especially since the lyrics are such an important component.

Speaking of lyrics, someone told me the band stopped playing "One Great City," because they didn't like how non-Winnipeg crowds took the song's double sided refrain ("I hate Winnipeg") and turned it on it's head, shouting it back in a sincere way, that sort of misses the point of the song. Well, they played it, and the crowd gleefully shouted, which is ironic, considering it could just as easily be about Vancouver (or Toronto or wherever). But I digress...

Last Thursday, Brasstronaut played their homecoming show after a few months in Banff for an artist's residency. They were joined by a rotating cast of guests that helped fill out their sound, but the thing that really jumped out at me was how tight the band's become since they left. It's not that they were sloppy to begin with, but their playing is extra impressive now.

I got to the Biltmore just as Fine Mist. I know some people aren't into their limited instrumentation live (backing tracks and a synth), but I'm into seeing them whenever I can.

Seven Nines & Tens play with My Mom's a Werewolf on May 14th at Pat's.

The Dreadnoughts are at Pat's the next night with Mexican Drug Patrol.

Hercules & Love Affair are doing a DJ set (do these guys ever actually perform their songs?) at Celebs on May 17th. Locals Jason Lev supports.

Deastro is at the Media Club on June 21st.

The Rural Alberta Advantage, who actually hail from TO, are at the Media Club on July 5th.

Eagles of Death Metal play the Commodore on July 20th and 21st. Flash Lightnin' support.

Maximo Park is at Richard's on September 7th.

now playing: Big Black - the Model

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Sunday, May 03, 2009
crystal compass

Regulars: May 4th-10th

Monday
Skinny Mondays @ the Biltmore: back on May 18th

Tuesday
Boosh Tuesdays @ the Cobalt: Back on May 12th

Wednesday
Fake Jazz Wednesday @ the Cobalt: Shipyards, Ditherbliss, Filip Gorecki, Air Castle, Wonderfucks
Inept Wednesdays @ the Astoria: unknown
The Beehive @ Honey: B-Lines and ?

Thursday
Honey Lung Thursday @ Honey: Hard Feelings, Timecopz, War Baby

Friday
Damaged Goods @ the Astoria: Tight Solid
Far Away @ the Media Club: unknown

Saturday
Glory Days @ the Biltmore: Fake Shark-Real Zombie
Nightshift @ the Astoria: Robe & Allied and Womankind
No More Strangers @ Funky Winkerbean's: Garland & Yarn

now playing: Bruce Springsteen - Mansion on the Hill

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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Just an update that the Hermetic, Collapsing Opposites, Search Parties, SSRIs show at Little Mountain is canceled. (Thanks to the anonymous commenter)

CORRECTION: It's at the old ER

Apparently Little Mountain is temporarily unable to host live shows due to noise complaints.

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Friday, May 01, 2009

Sled Island's initial 2009 line-up

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contests

music

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

more shows
shindig
the biltmore
fortune
pat's
the railway
the red room
venue

club action
culture club
damaged goods
east van soul club
glory days
ice cream social
no more strangers
re-up
wild zero

local favourites

mostly music
a day in the life of...
a reminder
chipped hip
deftone
duncan's donuts
expressway to my skull
goodnight neverland
guttersnipe
hero hill
the indie files
my indie world
radio zero
the skinny
vanmega
weird pop vancouver
winnie cooper

consume
dandelion
red cat
scratch
zulu

formed a band
the abramson singers
basketball
bison
black mountain
brasstronaut
the clips
destroyer
fine mist
jpndrds
koban
ladyhawk
mt-40
no gold
nu sensae
twin crystals
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previous posts
all this horror business
Obviously, the appropriate first post in a month...
Three more sleeps!
it goes on and on and on
nikki don't
end of the cause
in the red
when you're around, my heart makes this sound
i'd never heard someone say that before
i love how you love me

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