Friday, November 26, 2010
90's kids

A reminder that Fine Mist finally celebrates the release of Public Domain tomorrow night at Glory Days at the Biltmore. No Gold also plays and doors are at 10pm instead of the usual 11pm, so get there early.

Megan and Jay will be performing the whole record with a full band.

Also, check out their BandCamp page, where any aspiring producers (or people who just really like Megan's singing) can download just the vocal tracks from the record for easy remixing.

Last night, I made it down to the Biltmore for most of the CiTR Fundrive finale. There were a few people taking videos, so I'll keep it quick and dirty by singling out that Beekeeper's rendition of Our Lady Peace's "Superman's Dead," Leah Abramson covering Concrete Blonde's "Joey," and Rick White's Hair (feat. Adrian from Apollo Ghosts on vocals) doing Weezer's "El Scorcho" were the highlights for the part I was there for.

This question was bandied about quite a bit last night, so I thought I'd pose it here too: if you were going to cover two 90s songs, what would they be?

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010
fire up the blades

On Saturday at the Astoria, there's a show that some of you might be interested in. "North American Spearhead" and "Wolvozomberine" headline a show with Gloryhole and Broken Hands. Advance tix are at Bonerattle Music on the Drive.

On December 12th, the Biltmore hosts a vintage good fair and also music by Juvenile Hall, the Burnettes, and Eating Out. It goes from 10am-5pm, presumably with the music spread out over the afternoon.

And, last but not least, extend the season in which you got to work all bleary eyed and hungover every Wednesday by celebrating Ben Lai's birthday with Safety Show, Fine Mist, WZERDZ, and Chris-a-riffic at the Railway on December 14th, which also happens to be the Tuesday after the Shindig finale.

now playing: the Canucks vs Avs


Thursday, November 18, 2010
honk the horn

Saturday, 79 E. Pender hosts Alternate Realities, a night of film and music with Josh Stevensen, Mel Paget, Cameron Borthwick, Sean Orr, Tom Whalen & Ben Jacques, Rob Ondzik, and Evan Mcdowell & Felix Machinations all trying their hand at performing live scores to various visuals.

On Sunday, head down to VIVO between noon-4pm for a record swap that's part of the CiTR Fundrive (which is on now).

Mint celebrates their annual "Ridiculously Early Xmas Party" on December 3rd with the Evaporators, Hot Panda, Carolyn Mark, Fanshaw, Kellarissa, Geoff Berner, and Laura Barrett.

now playing: Sleigh Bells - Rill Rill

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Thursday, November 11, 2010
highschool tattoo

Tight Solid are offering their new record, Walk it Off as a free download. Stream it above or click through to download the tracks.

I actually haven't had a chance to listen to it myself yet (though that's going to change at work tomorrow), but when you can grab the whole thing, you don't need my opinion.

now playing: White Lung - Atlanta

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Starting things off on a sombre note, with the news that the "force behind the scenes" at Copperspine Records, Tony Luscombe, passed away suddenly last week. Some of his friends are getting together to remember Tony at a show on November 14th at the Railway, where you can come down to celebrate his life and enjoy some of the great music he helped put out. I hope you'll join me in sending sincere condolences to his friends and family.

Here's Leah Abramson performing a song from my favourite Copperspine release.

If you enjoyed XO Fridays at the Waldorf the last two weekends, you're about to be disappointed, because it's been canceled due to "not fitting with (the Waldorf's) 'cultural programming.'" On the bright side, the Maluca/DJ Eleven show that was supposed to go down at the Waldorf is now free at Fortune on the same night.

On November 16th, CiTR starts their annual "fundrive," which culminates with one hell of a show on the 25th. Check out the expanding list of bands on Facebook and get prepared to hear them all covering hits (and probably some not so popular songs) of the 90s.

now playing: Guided by Voices - 14 Cheerleader Coldfront

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Friday, November 05, 2010

It's Friday, here's some new(ish) and free music:

Jody Glenham's new video for "Buttons"

And, on a slightly different musical wavelength, an entire EP from Crystal Swells, just in time for their show tonight.

now playing: The Knocks - Dancing with the DJ

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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

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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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