Sunday, January 31, 2010
the return of dr. octagon

...has been delayed at least slightly.

The Kool Keith show scheduled for the Biltmore tonight has been canceled. Timbre says they're trying to reschedule, but there's not date yet, so ticket holders are advised to seek refunds at your point of purchase.

Also, this is a good time to point out that Fan Death are at the Astoria tonight. I missed that one earlier. Sorry.

now playing: the Beatles - Glass Onion


Thursday, January 28, 2010
hide it away

On Saturday, Basketball, Twin Crystals, and Mezamazing play the Astoria.

Pompoir, Ahna, and Stamina Mantis play Roy G. Biv on February 2nd.

Blank Cinema, Owl Drugs, and Lakefield are at the Media Club on February 4th.

Kidnap Kids, Chris-a-riffic, the Nihilist Party, and Thee Ahs play 223 Main St. on February 6th.

John Wiese (of Sissy Spacek), Lasse Marhaug, the Rita, and Sex Negatives are at Roy G. Biv on February 11th.

Listening Party, Slam Dunk, and Eeek! play Brandiz (122 E. Hastings) on February 20th.

Acid Mothers Temple plays an early show at the Biltmore on March 27th.

The same night, Serena Maneesh play the Media Club.

Small Black and Washed Out are at the Media Club on March 30th.

The Retribution Gospel Choir is at the Media Club on April 6th.

King Khan & the Shrines play Venue on April 12th.

Why?, Donkeys, and Josiah Wolf (who'll be doing double duty) play the Biltmore on May 27th.


Monday, January 25, 2010
why do i keep holding on?

This week for Damaged Goods, I invited one of my favourite bands back to play, because if I don't get a Fine Mist fix about once every three weeks, I just don't feel right.

Afterwards (and yes, you can do both since they go late), my friend Aisha is teaming up with Lief from Myths to start a new Friday at Roy G. Biv, which they've christened Deadbeatz. Scroll down for the inaugural line-up, which looks pretty good, below.

Regulars: January 25th-31st


Sailing @ the Astoria: Hospital Blonde

Rock N Roll Pizza Party @ the Biltmore: back in February
Discorder Presents... @ the Astoria: back in February

Honey Lung Thursday @ Honey: Lownote and the Barcelona Chair
Blastramp @ the Bourbon: no live act

Damaged Goods @ the Astoria: Fine Mist
Deadbeatz @ Roy G. Biv: Mattress, Modern Creatures, and Animal Bodies
Good Burger @ 415 Abbott St.: unknown
First Friday @ the El Dorado: back on February 5th

Glory Days @ the Biltmore: The Manvils
Night Shift @ the Astoria: back later this month? Next month?
No More Strangers @ Funky Winkerbean's: World Club, Peace, and Charger Clime

now playing: Jay Arner - Creative Art

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Thursday, January 21, 2010
you explode

White Lung - Atlanta from Ryan D. Anderson on Vimeo.

New White Lung!

(via Cam)


Wednesday, January 20, 2010
lovelier girl

Weathered Pines celebrate the release of their debut album, The Sky Between The Buildings with Dylan Thomas and Lovers Love Haters at the Biltmore on January 25th.

The Rio hosts Piano Recital on February 5th, featuring Adaline, Dan from Bend Sinister/Small Fame, Jody Glenham, Prairie Cat, and Dom from the Painted Birds.

Rah Rah, Like Animals Again, and Pineapple play the Railway on February 12th.

Yacht plays the Biltmore on February 19th with Bobby Birdman and Fine Mist.

Woodhands and Topless Gay Love Tekno Party play an early show at the Biltmore on February 20th.

Crystal Castles play Gossip on February 27th.

The same night, Foreign Born and Free Energy play Fortune Sound Club.

Jason Collett, Zeus, and Bahamas play the Biltmore on March 26th.

Beach House plays the Rickshaw on April 11th.

The Wedding Present play an early show at the Biltmore on April 20th. They'll perform Bizarro in full.

And, Brian Jonestown Massacre plays the Commodore on June 18th.

now playing: Otis Redding - Pain in My Heart


Monday, January 18, 2010
the curve of the earth

Regulars: January 18th-24th


Sailing @ the Astoria: Student Teacher

The Beehive @ Honey: apparently last week was the last one.
Rock N Roll Pizza Party @ the Biltmore: Myelin Sheaths, Moby Dicks, and Indian Wars
Discorder Presents... @ the Astoria: back in February

Honey Lung Thursday @ Honey: Solars, Eagleroad, New Super League Of Opiate Mystics, and the Passenger
Blastramp @ the Bourbon: no live act

Damaged Goods @ the Astoria: Terrorbird
Good Burger @ 415 Abbott St.: Boogie Monster
First Friday @ the El Dorado: Needles & Pins, Newtown, and Ex-Friends

Glory Days @ the Biltmore: Attack in Black
Night Shift @ the Astoria: back later this month
No More Strangers @ Goody (but I'm pretty sure they're back at Funky's next week): Grosslords, Flash Palace, Stefana Fratila, and Nihilist Party

now playing: Sonic Youth - Touch Me I'm Sick (Mudhoney Cover)


Friday, January 15, 2010

In case you're looking for something to do tonight.


Thursday, January 14, 2010
nothing for me

Just a heads up (a little late, but I was making dinner) that Karl Blau and David Jaberi got held up at the border, so the early show at the Shed tonight is off. If you were planning on heading down though, Rose Melberg & Nick Krgovich and Adrian Teacher are still going to play.

I'm not actually sure if they got totally denied or just delayed, so the Pat's show might (hopefully) be on. I'll update if I hear.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
got nuffin'

Tonight, Man Your Horse, Owl Drugs, the Barcelona Chair, and Plus Perfect play the Biltmore tonight.

If you're underage with no reliable fake ID and you're bummed out about missing Karl Blau at Pat's tomorrow, rejoice! He's doing an all-ager at the Shed with Rose Melberg & Nick Krgovich, David Jaberi, and Adrian from Apollo Ghosts. Since Pat's closes early (for a bar), this one starts and ends extra early, running from 6pm-8:30pm-ish.

Cafe Montmartre hosts An Evening of Plesant Squeezing (squeezing accordions, that is) on January 22nd.

Hermetic, Catamaran, and Rudolph play the El Dorado on January 23rd.

Fake Shark-Real Zombie, Sex with Strangers, Accost, and Lengthy List of Lovers play the Lamplighter on January 28th.

Collapsing Opposites. Apollo Ghosts, Half Chinese, and Shawn Mrazek Lives play Little Mountain on the 29th.

PrOphecy Sun, Francis Mantis, Katie Gogo, and Twin River play Little Mountain on February 5th.

Hard Feelings, Brand New Unit, and Thee Manipulators play the El Dorado on February 19th.

The Appleseed Cast plays the Media Club on March 5th.

Spoon, Deerhunter, and Micachu and the Shapes play the Orpheum on April 11th. It's reserved seating and tix go on sale on Friday at 10am.

Passion Pit play the Commodore the same night.

The xx and jj play the Commodore on April 13th.

Yeasayer playthe Commodore on April 21st.

Vetiver and Citay play the Biltmore on May 29th.

And finally, R.I.P. Jay Reatard. Thanks for the music.

now playing: Fucked Up - I Don't Want to be Friends with You (Shop Assistants Cover)


Monday, January 11, 2010
in the morning

This weekend, I managed to catch both Timecopz, who rocked Damaged Goods and one of my favourite bands, Fine Mist, at Glory Days.

The DJ-night-with-band weeklies are always a bit weird, since the audience is sort of captive (I mean, you can go outside for a breather/smoke or move back, but you're probably not going to walk out completely), but there's a decent chance they didn't show up just to see the band perform. With that in mind, it's always interesting to see how many people who clearly didn't come for the live portion of the evening that a band can draw towards the stage and engage. And on Friday and Saturday, both bands did a pretty good job of that.

Regulars: January 11th-17th


Sailing @ the Astoria: Ex-Friends

The Beehive @ Honey: Tight Solid and Peace
Rock N Roll Pizza Party @ the Biltmore: back on January 20th
Discorder Presents... @ the Astoria: back in February

Honey Lung Thursday @ Honey: World Club, Peace, and Witch Water
Blastramp @ the Bourbon: no live act

Damaged Goods @ the Astoria: back next week
Good Burger @ Babar: ?
First Friday @ the Eldorado: ironically, back on January 22nd

Glory Days @ the Biltmore: Channels 3x4
Night Shift @ the Astoria: back later this month
No More Strangers @ Funky Winkerbean's: back on January 30th

now playing: LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great

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Friday, January 08, 2010
pure unevil

Tonight, Make Love, Unreliable Narrator, and Holzkopf/Hutzulak play the Toast Collective.

Myths, Popmpoir, and Student Teacher play Pat's tomorrow.

Har Mar Superstar plays Fortune Sound Club on January 26th with the Heard.

Fanshaw celebrates the release of her debut, Dark Eyes, at the Railway on February 4th with Shane Turner Overdrive and the Lost Lovers Brigade.

Wale is at Fortune on February 23rd.

Chain & the Gang, the Strange Boys, and Cosmetics play the Media Club on March 5th.

The same night, Fan Death and Little Boots play Venue. (thanks Brad)

Liars play an early show at Venue on April 30th.

Johann Johannsson plays an early show at the Biltmore on May 11th.

And the Pompoir/Phonecalls/Cat Attack show originally scheduled for the Biltmore is now at Goody.

now playing: Spacemen 3 - These Blues


Wednesday, January 06, 2010
midnight directives

Casiotone opening news: Edo (ex-Clips, current Brasstronaut) plays a solo show on Friday at the Biltmore. He'll go on ahead of To Bad Catholics.

No Bunny, Defektors, and B-Lines are at the Rickshaw on Saturday.

Karl Blau, Walter TV, Makeout Videotape, and David Jaberi play Pat's on January 14th.

Jel, MT-40, and Dr. Dad's Sound Lab play Fortune Sound Club on January 19th.

Shearing Pinx, Nu Sensae, Makeout Videotape, and the Last Slice of Butter are at Roy G. Biv on January 23rd.

Myelin Sheaths, Moby Dicks, B-Lines, Manic Attracts, Timecopz, and Role Mach play the Zoo Shop the same night.

HEALTH plays the Biltmore on February 4th.

High On Fire plays the Biltmore on February 10th for a Volcom presented soiree. The sponsorship means it'll only cost you $2 (which goes to Zero Ceiling) and you can pick up tix at Scrape.

Bear in Heaven plays the Biltmore on March 29th.

Owen Pallett (the man formerly known as "Final Fantasy") plays the Vogue on May 10th.

now playing: Sonic Youth - the Diamond Sea


Tuesday, January 05, 2010
we run the gauntlet/let's get to france/so we can french kiss some french girls

In case you missed it: Japandroids performing "Wet Hair" on Jimmy Fallon

now playing: Japandroids - I Quit Girls


Monday, January 04, 2010
when you call me, i should hear your heartbeat

Happy New Year, Internet.

Things are getting back to normal on the weekly/monthly front, so there's quite a bit too pick from including a couple of my faves. Koban's (who you may have known as Manta Ray-Gun) rounding out a three band bill at Discorder's monthly show at the Astoria on Wednesday and Fine Mist plays Glory Days on Saturday.

Also, note that No More Strangers is back at Funky Winkerbean's.

And, don't forget to tune in or set your PVRs, because Japandroids will be sharing a stage with the Roots tonight, because they're the musical guest on Jimmy Fallon. If you want a preview, Questlove tweeted a video of their soundcheck.

Regulars: January 4th-10th


Sailing @ the Astoria: unknown

The Beehive @ Honey: back on January 13th
Rock N Roll Pizza Party @ the Biltmore: back on January 20th
Discorder Presents... @ the Astoria: The Magician & the Gates of Love, Koban (formerly Manta Ray-Gun), and Telephone Girls

Honey Lung Thursday @ Honey: Nurse and MT-40
Blastramp @ the Bourbon: no live act

Damaged Goods @ the Astoria: Timecopz
Good Burger @ Babar: ?
First Friday @ the Eldorado: ironically, back on January 22nd

Glory Days @ the Biltmore: Fine Mist
Night Shift @ the Astoria: back later this month
No More Strangers @ Funky Winkerbean's: Styrofoam Ones and Humans

now playing: Fine Mist - Out of Sync

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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

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
the biltmore
the railway
the red room

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

local favourites

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

red cat

formed a band
the abramson singers
black mountain
the clips
fine mist
no gold
nu sensae
twin crystals
white lung

dj kicks
betti forde
cam dales
dg djs
expendable youth
john cougar
paul devro
tyler fedchuk

everything else
beyond robson
chez nous presents
linds & nicola
ryan walter wagner
safe amplification site society
the straight
twee death
urban diner
vancouver is awesome
vanity presents

everywhere else

brooklyn vegan
copy, right
feed your habit
for the 'records'
good weather for airstrikes
gorilla vs. bear
i am fuel, you are friends
i (heart) music
largehearted boy
mad decent
mcnutt against the music
more cowbell
music (for robots)
my old kentucky blog
the outernet
palms out sounds
pop (all love)
rock, paper, pixels
said the gramophone
soul sides
songs: illinois
weird canada

you ain't no picasso

cbc radio 3
coke machine glow
glorious noise
schedule two
tiny mixtapes




on repeat
i'll make you a tape
one song
promo pile

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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