Thursday, March 11, 2010
oxygen flash

Why don't we start with good news for noise fans:
From March 24th-28th, the Western Front, Casa del Artista, and Lick play host to the Fake Jazz Festival. The line-up features many of the bands that have graced the old Cobalt stage on Wednesdays past and will grace the stage at Lick, Fake Jazz Wednesday's new home, as well as a performance by KK Null. Passes are $25 at Audiopile or the Western Front. For more (like the full line-up) check out the Western Front website or the Facebook event.

Broken Sleep, Empty Love, Glaciers, and Nervous Operator play Blim tomorrow (Friday, in case you're reading this tomorrow) for Quiet City, a benefit for CFRO.

Lost Lovers Brigade, Bedroom's of the Nation, Hermetic, and Kidnap Kids play the Media Club on March 20th.

Captain Ahab, the Squareroot of Evil, Tik Tik, and Baboon Torture Division play Roy G Biv on March 22nd.

Hercules and Love Affair are doing a DJ set at Shine on April Fool's Day.

Congress, Sports, and Taxes play the Astoria on April 9th. It's Taxes first show in Vancouver in forever... and probably their last one for awhile.

The same night, the Ruby Suns, Toro Y Moi, and No Gold play the Biltmore. It'll also be No Gold's first show after a lengthy layoff.

Charlotte Gainsbourg plays the Vogue on April 11th.

Red Hot Icicles Burning On Fire, Bench/Dawn Optimist, So You Think You Can Sleep, and Eeek play Little Mountain on April 16th.

The same night, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Makeout Videotape, and Petroleum By-Product play the Rickshaw.

Japandroids, No Gold, and Babe Rainbow play Lifetime Collective on April 30th.

More show announcements tomorrow!

now playing: Babe Rainbow - Tummy Sticks

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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

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