Tuesday, May 31, 2011
sometimes we rock and roll



So long, Wolf Parade. It's been swell.

now playing: Wolf Parade - This Heart's On Fire

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we could have had it all

Adele's show tonight at the Orpheum is canceled (as per Exclaim!). Official word is that laryngitis is keeping the British crooner from performing.

Edit: official word from the promoter is that the show is postponed, so hold on to your tickets and keep an eye out for a rescheduled date.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011
bike home

Tonight, the brand new Electric Owl opens on Main in the old American Hotel space at 928 Main Street. The even opens up to the public at 9pm and Humans and Teen Daze play.

Also, tonight, the Waldorf hosts Collectors & Selectors, a group record sale/swap that also features a live performance by Koban (have I posted about their 7" yet? Don't wait around for me to get around to it and go grab one now--tonight, even).

Tomorrow night, also at the Electric Owl, is the inaugural editions of Heart of Gold Fridays. The DJ night opens early (10pm) and closes early (1am) this week, though the venue's hoping they'll be granted a later closing time soon. Edit: and this week they'll feature live guest Love & Electrik.

And, last, but certainly not least, as you mentally gear up for Music Waste, don't forget to check the iTunes store tomorrow, so you can download the official Music Waste iPhone app to keep the schedule (sortable by band, venue, or day) and line up handy while you're rushing around between shows.

now playing: the Weeknd - Wicked Games

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Monday, May 23, 2011
free love is a sales technique



So, I've never heard of This Will Destroy You, but when their show got canceled yesterday (again, refunds available at your point of purchase, if you bought tickets), I did look at the openers and think, "I hope this means Pure X and Sleep Over will reschedule." And they did. For tonight. And fellow Texans, Silent Diane, will join them and Cam "Babe Rainbow" Reed is going to DJ between sets.

If you're not too worn out from Wyrd Fest last night, it's only $5. Plus, if you really want to keep your long weekend party going strong, you can head over to the Tiki Room after the show for Ice Cream Social.



Excuse the crappy picture of Grown Ups. I was too lazy to pack around my actual camera for 7-hours. But, speaking of Wyrd Fest, it was absolutely awesome last night.

With that many bands playing, there were high points and low points, but with 20 acts and non-stop music between the two stages, it would have been exhausting if I'd wanted to watch every minute of every band.

As for the high points, there were a lot, but Famines absolutely slayed. I haven't seen them for a few years and remembered them being great the last time, but they exceeded those expectations. Gobble Gobble turned the Waldorf's Tiki Room into a wall to wall dance party. In fact, it was so crammed in there, it would have been nice if they were on the main room stage, but they definitely more than made due in the smaller space. Somehow, it was my first time seeing Manic Attracts--it won't be the last time.

Thanks again to Paul from Weird Canada for letting me give away a pair of tickets to the show. And, of course, for bringing the show to Vancouver. Don't miss it next year.

now playing: Pure X - Back Where I Began

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Sunday, May 22, 2011
gimme some numbers

If you haven't got a ticket to Weird Canada's Wyrd Fest tonight at the Waldorf, they've still got a few at Zoo Zhop and they'll also have some tickets at the door.

Set times below:
5:40PM - BABYSITTER
6:00PM - NEEDLES X PINS
6:20PM - B-LINES
6:40PM - GROWN UPS
7:00PM - MANIC ATTRACTS
7:25PM - ROLE MACH
7:50PM - VELVET CHROME
8:15PM - DIRTY BEACHES
8:40PM - FAMINES
9:05PM - MAKEOUT VIDEOTAPE
9:30PM - FERAL CHILDREN
9:55PM - HOBO CUBES
10:20PM - LONG, LONG, LONG
10:45PM - SILVER DAPPLE
11:10PM - GOBBLE GOBBLE
11:35PM - KETAMINES
12:00AM - WYRD VISIONS
12:25AM - SURPRISE GUEST!
12:50AM - FEMMINIELLI
1:15AM - RED MASS

Also, the This Will Destroy You show scheduled for tonight at the Media Club has been canceled due to illness. Refunds at your point of purchase.

now playing: Hockey NightAfternoon in Canada

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Friday, May 20, 2011
waiting for nothing



So, if you plan on hitting up Music Waste (and you probably should be planning on it), you should get over to Scratch, Red Cat, Zulu, or Neptoon to grab a pass. They're only $15+charges and they always sell out in advance.

Tonight, there's a lot of things going on, but I'd point your attention to Zoo Zhop, who host Koban and Terror Bird for the latter's 7" release party.

If the playoffs aren't enough hockey for you, you can head down to the Astoria early on May 29th where Beatroute will host an NHL 94 tournament before Jordon Daniel and the Greff band take the stage. Tournament starts at 4pm, show at 9pm, sign up for the former here.

now playing: Drake - Dream Money Can Buy

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
hot mess



Tonight, the Biltmore introduces a brand new monthly that you'll love if you're short on cash (or if you just like a sweet deal): Twoonie Tuesday.

The inaugural edition features Keep Tidy, the Boogieman Jordon Daniel, and, Blanche Devereaux and, as the name suggests, cover will set you back a mere $2.

Going forward, you can expect the same deal with three different local acts on the bill the second Tuesday of every month.

now playing: Tyler, the Creator feat. Frank Ocean - She

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Friday, May 06, 2011
sunglasses is a must


photo by Terry Richardson

Contest: A-Trak, Kid Sister, and the Gaslamp Killer Ticket Giveaway

So, this is going to be pretty awesome: A-Trak, Kid Sister, and the Gaslamp Killer at the Commodore next Thursday (May 12th).

It's coming up quick, so let's keep it simple. Just email me at quinn.omori[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject line "A-Trak Contest" by midnight on Sunday and I'll pick a winner at random for the pair of tickets. Easy, right? Just make sure you put your full name somewhere in the email if your address doesn't make it obvious.

You might want to head over to Winnie Cooper too, because they also might be giving away a pair. Maybe.

And, if you don't win the tickets, you can still buy them here (make sure you take the Friday after off of work too, you'll probably need it).

now playing: Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand

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Thursday, May 05, 2011
psychoholic



There's a ton of stuff going on this weekend (including Damaged Goods on Friday, where Harsh Words plays live and I'll be playing some records), but I wanted to point out Sunday's show at the Waldorf for the culmination of Ladies Rock Camp, the grown up edition of Girls Rock Camp. White Lung and Joyce Collingwood headline a night that features four bands formed during this coming weekend's camp.

I'm always stoked to see White Lung and Joyce Collingwood, but I'm extra excited to see what the camp graduates come up with over the course of three days. There's not even a hockey game on Sunday, so what else are you going to do?

Get more info on Girls Rock Camp Vancouver and spread the word to any aspiring young Mish Way or Grady Mackintoshes out there.

now playing: Tyler, the Creator - AU79

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Monday, May 02, 2011
at the hop

A quick note to say that if you aren't doing your post-election celebrating (or mourning depending on results/political affiliation) at the Biltmore, you should be reminded that Ice Cream Social debuts in its new home at the Waldorf tonight.

If you haven't already, happy voting.

now playing: Warpaint - Undertow

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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

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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

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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

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fluxblog
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good weather for airstrikes
gorilla vs. bear
i am fuel, you are friends
i (heart) music
largehearted boy
macleans
mad decent
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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

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all this horror business
Obviously, the appropriate first post in a month...
Three more sleeps!
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i'd never heard someone say that before
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