Monday, March 29, 2010
suicide summer

Regulars: March 29th-April 4th

Monday

Tuesday
Dream Date @ the Astoria: no live act

Wednesday
Fake Jazz Wednesday @ Lick: Free Reed, the Worker & Rrkktttss, Reflektionss, Anju, Ora Corgan
Rock N Roll Pizza Party @ the Biltmore: back in April
Discorder Presents... @ the Astoria: back in April
Faithful Neighbours @ the Astoria: Manic Attracts, Student Teacher, Animal Bodies, and Joyce Collingwood (proceeds go to VANDU this month)

Thursday
Honey Lung Thursday @ Honey: back on April 8th
Blastramp @ the Bourbon: no live act

Friday
Damaged Goods @ the Astoria: White Lung and the New Values
Deadbeatz @ Roy G. Biv: back on April 30th
First Friday @ the El Dorado: back sometime this month?

Saturday
No More Strangers @ Funky Winkerbean's: back next week
Glory Days @ the Biltmore: Purple Rhinestone Eagle

Sunday

now playing: The Hold Steady - Rock 'n' Roll Problems

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Friday, March 26, 2010
drunk girls are abhorrently wild



LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls (official audio)

So, there's lots of new shows to talk about, but I'm feeling kind of lazy. Besides, it's Friday, so you should be enjoying the sun before the coming rain hits instead of reading things on the internet. Although, when you're in your house getting ready to go out tonight, crank this one up loud and think about how much you'll be hearing it while on dance floors in the coming months.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
cause in the summer weather/we'll put sunscreen on together/i would not want your skin to burn

A couple of things to note this week...

First, Dream Date at the Astoria moves from Sunday to Tuesday (that's tonight).

Second, Wednesday sees the kick off of the Fake Jazz Festival, which goes all week, and which I probably won't get to check out enough of... but you definitely should, if you can.

This one isn't part of the regular weeklies, but on Thursday, Scion Presents... King Khan, Twin Crystals, and White Lung for free. The reason I'm mentioning it again is because, even though it's free, you need to RSVP to make sure you get in.



And last, but most certainly not least, my friends (and yours) over at Winnie Cooper celebrate the first anniversay of their weekly, No More Strangers, on Saturday at Funky Winkerbean's with Diamond Rings (from TO) and Myths (from right here). I'm digging that Diamond Rings track pretty hard and am super psyched for this. Head over to Winnie Cooper for the .mp3.

Regulars: March 22nd-27th

Monday

Tuesday
Dream Date @ the Astoria: no live act

Wednesday
Fake Jazz Wednesday @ Lick: Goes all week at various venues for the Fake Jazz Festival!
Rock N Roll Pizza Party @ the Biltmore: back in April
Discorder Presents... @ the Astoria: back in April
Faithful Neighbours @ the Astoria: back on March 31st

Thursday
Honey Lung Thursday @ Honey: Walter TV, Wallis, and Koban
Blastramp @ the Bourbon: no live act

Friday
Damaged Goods @ the Astoria: back on April 2nd
Deadbeatz @ Roy G. Biv: White Lung, Nu Sensae, MT-40, Haunted Beard, and Forced Laughter
First Friday @ the El Dorado: back sometime this month?

Saturday
No More Strangers @ Funky Winkerbean's: Diamond Rings and Myths
Glory Days @ the Biltmore: Petroleum By-Product

Sunday

now playing: Florrie - Call 911 (Fred Falke Remix)

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Thursday, March 18, 2010
teardrop

Tonight at Little Mountain, Aunts & Uncles, Unreliable Narrator, Strike, and James or Cosmos play a fundraiser for "Sheena's dad." I don't know Sheena or her father, but I do know how unbelievably shitty it is to have a loved one who has cancer, so if you're not busy, think about checking this out.

On Sunday at Venue, Expendable Youth celebrate the release of their latest mix CD.

Basketball, Hyaenas, Taal Mala, Gameboy, and Self Evident play the Astoria on April 3rd.

Awesome Color play the Media Club on April 17th.

The Pack AD, Sex with Strangers, and the Angry Dragons play the Biltmore on April 23rd.

Chris-a-riffic, Half Chinese, the Furies, and Payday Millionaire play Art Starts Gallery (808 Richards) on April 30th.

The Tallest Man on Earth and Nurses play St. James Hall on May 12th.

Fucked Up plays the Biltmore on May 13th.

The Very Best, Love & Electrik, and No Gold play the Biltmore on May 28th.

Massive Attack plays Malkin Bowl on May 29th.

Sage Francis plays the Biltmore on May 31st.

Tortoise plays Venue on June 7th.

Tom Petty and Joe Cocker play GM Place on June 8th.

And, Iron-fucking-Maiden plays GM Place on June 24th.

now playing: She & Him - Me and You

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Monday, March 15, 2010
masheena

Regulars: March 15th-21st

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday
Fake Jazz Wednesday @ Lick: Nihilist Party, Rape Fantasy, Gross Placentas, and Kalki
Rock N Roll Pizza Party @ the Biltmore: Dead Ghosts, B-Lines, and the Orpheans
Discorder Presents... @ the Astoria: back in April
Faithful Neighbours @ the Astoria: back on March 31st

Thursday
Honey Lung Thursday @ Honey: Lord Beginner and Adelaide
Blastramp @ the Bourbon: no live act

Friday
Damaged Goods @ the Astoria: Lovers Love Haters and Mode Moderne
Deadbeatz @ Roy G. Biv: back on March 26th
First Friday @ the El Dorado: back sometime this month?
No More Strangers @ Goody: Armadilettantes and Kick Evrything (back to Saturday next week)

Saturday
Glory Days @ the Biltmore: Adjective

Sunday
Dream Date @ the Astoria: no live act

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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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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
dust me off

A little late... though last week was the last Sailing, so there's nothing on Monday/Tuesday regularly anymore until someone starts something or Shindig comes back.

Also, since the Paralympics start on Friday the Cultural Olympiad shows pick up again this weekend. You can find listings I'm too lazy to list again here (ticketed shows) and here (freebies at LiveCity downtown).

Regulars: March 8th-14th

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday
Fake Jazz Wednesday @ Lick: Red Clover, Nam Shub, Whip of the UFO, and Plastic Forecast
Rock N Roll Pizza Party @ the Biltmore: back on March 17th
Discorder Presents... @ the Astoria: back in April
Faithful Neighbours @ the Astoria: back at the end of the month

Thursday
Honey Lung Thursday @ Honey: Nu Sensae, Grown-Ups, and Born Lovers
Blastramp @ the Bourbon: no live act

Friday
Damaged Goods @ the Astoria: back next week
Deadbeatz @ Roy G. Biv: back on March 26th
First Friday @ the El Dorado: back sometime this month?

Saturday
Glory Days @ the Biltmore: Old Money
No More Strangers @ Funky Winkerbean's: Koban, Katastroyka, and Telephone Girls
Good Burger @ Gam Gallery: unknown

Sunday
Dream Date @ the Astoria: no live act

now playing: Wilco - Jesus, Etc.

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Monday, March 08, 2010
i am the only one/can ride that horse th'yonder



Sparklehorse - It's a Wonderful Life

Mark Linkous, RIP

Thursday, March 04, 2010
i'll never belong

My favourite annual local event, Music Waste, is accepting submissions. If your band wants to play, you can send submissions to your stuff to submissions[AT]musicwaste.ca. In the words of the organizers:
Music Waste will run June 2nd - 5th, 2010.

Just send a link to your Myspace page and a few pleasantries. Maybe a contact name and phone number.

We don't need to see any press photos or stupid EPKs. Seriously, we don't give a shit what you look like standing in an alley against a brick wall or how your band met. It was probably at the mall in line buying jeans at Randy River, wasn't it? Just be honest.

If you're not in a band, tell your friends. If you don't have friends, start a band and take a press photo in an alley. People love people who take photos against brick walls. Take our word for it.
Short notice, but Clipse, the Crystal Method, the Good News, and Humans play Rocky Mountaineer (1755 Cottrell) tonight. Tix are only $15 online.

Saturday, B-Lines, Grown Ups, Healthy Students, Ex-Friends, Impossible Babes, and Forced Laugh play the Alf House.

Also Saturday, Hermetic, Crystal Swells, and Aunts & Uncles play Las Brisas (formerly the Purple Crab).

Efterklang, Certain Breeds, Aunts & Uncles play the Biltmore on March 12th.

And Scion's using a bunch of their advertising budget to put on a free(!) show at the Biltmore on March 25th with King Khan & the BBQ Show, White Lung, and Twin Crystals. You need to RSVP (and then line up early) to get in. Details on FaceSpace.

now playing: the Hold Steady - Arms and Hearts

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Monday, March 01, 2010
the confederation

This week marks the return of Fake Jazz Wednesdays. Apparently the Cobalt's too "nice" of a place for a weekly noise night now, but Lick has kindly opened its doors to play host.

Just a reminder that there's no regular "Discorder Presents..." show this month, because they're having their fundraiser this week with a bunch of awesome bands instead. It goes down Friday at the Biltmore.

And totally unrelated, but there's a special episode of Live from Thunderbird Radio Hell on CiTR tonight at 6:30pm, featuring a live performance with Julie Doiron

Regulars: March 1st-7th

Monday

Tuesday
Sailing @ the Astoria: unknown

Wednesday
Fake Jazz Wednesday @ Lick: Shearing Pinx, Ahna, Stamina Mantis, and Yellow Thief
Rock N Roll Pizza Party @ the Biltmore: back on March 17th
Discorder Presents... @ the Astoria: back in April
Faithful Neighbours @ the Astoria: back at the end of the month

Thursday
Honey Lung Thursday @ Honey: Extra Life, Terror Bird, and Gross Xmas
Blastramp @ the Bourbon: no live act

Friday
Damaged Goods @ the Astoria: Twin Crystals and Adjective
Deadbeatz @ Roy G. Biv: back on March 26th
First Friday @ the El Dorado: back sometime this month?

Saturday
Glory Days @ the Biltmore: Nu Sensae
No More Strangers @ Funky Winkerbean's: back on March 13th
Good Burger @ Gam Gallery: unknown

Sunday
Dream Date @ the Astoria: no live act

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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
white lung

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

everything else
beyond robson
chez nous presents
citr
cjsf
ion
linds & nicola
only
ryan walter wagner
safe amplification site society
scout
swak
the straight
timbre
twee death
urban diner
vancouver is awesome
vanity presents

everywhere else

blogs
b(oot)log
brooklyn vegan
catbirdseat
catchdubs
chromewaves
cliptip
copy, right
discobelle
feed your habit
fluokids
fluxblog
for the 'records'
good weather for airstrikes
gorilla vs. bear
i am fuel, you are friends
i (heart) music
largehearted boy
macleans
mad decent
marathonpacks
mcnutt against the music
more cowbell
music (for robots)
my old kentucky blog
the outernet
palms out sounds
pop (all love)
popsheep
rock, paper, pixels
ryspace
said the gramophone
soul sides
stereogum
songs: illinois
swedesplease
ttiktda
weird canada

you ain't no picasso
zoilus

sites
buddyhead
cbc radio 3
coke machine glow
daytrotter
glorious noise
pitchfork
schedule two
stylus
tiny mixtapes

scribbles
chart
color
discorder
exclaim!

interact
email
last.fm
twitter

history

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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