On Friday, January 2nd (a full day being provided to work off that hangover and memory of dancing to "Hey Ya!" (IT'S ALREADY OVER, WHITEBOY) with some UBC student) Goldkicks/Ent-Ausserung will be hosting a night of music, booze and friendly schmoozing at Pat's Pub (403 E. Hastings) in Vancouver.
PH-on-a-budget socialite Zsofia Zambo and your trusty scribe (/unemployed trendwatcher!) Jay Watts will be bidding adieu to Vancouver for the cultured and snow-covered streets of Montreal. Come and say goodbye. This will be my only opportunity to be involved in any remotely work-related holiday get-together, having quit my previous job as Office Tool to move to Vancouver to make money off of drunken indie rockers and their wretched bands. I expect to see tearful scenes and clerks who can't hold their alcohol vomiting in the smoking room.
The doors are at 9pm, of course.
The price is less than a Dynamite Combo at Ginger Sushi.
Bands will be announced closer to the date.
The Wooster Collective do a hell of a lot better job than I could giving you the rundown on what was worthwhile from the past 12 miserable months. I got contact lenses. That's probably pretty high on my list.
The NME reports that John Squire of the Stone Roses has a new solo album coming out, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and will be playing two shows, somewhere in England. Also, you're an idiot if you prefer the Happy Mondays to the Stone Roses.
Is this a joke perpetrated by Under the Radar magazine or something? A full-length documentary charting the tumultous 7 year relationship between the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre? "Antonâ€™s creative psychosis takes him to the most remote areas of the human mind to find his original art, and as a result, he destroys every opportunity for financial success." The remote areas of the human mind being most easily accesible with a needle and a spoon, of course.
DEATH IN JUNE IS GREAT.