Monday, March 29, 2004

the holy kiss

Pictured above, the Holy Kiss, who have a 7" coming out (finally, I've waited for years, no kidding!) on GSL Records. One doubts that they'll ever leave the safe recesses of baroque and gloomy Southern California, but I'm desperately hoping that something will give and they'll end up touring over this way.

April is faring up to be an eventful month for shows, and after a near 3 month hiatus from musical activities of most sorts (with the exception of attending every Wolf Parade show), I'd say it's as good a time as I'm going to get to jump back into the fray.

Montreal soirees!

April 03 Weird War, FFF @ El-Salon (4388 St. Laurent)
April 06 The Rapture, The Starlight Desperation @ Le Spectrum
April 13 TV On The Radio, Controller.Controller, Alexis O'Hara @ El-Salon
April 16 AIR @ Metropolis (59 St. Catherine St. East)
April 23 The Chinese Stars, the Sick Lipstick (now broken up?) @ El-Salon
April 23 Rufus Wainwright @ Metropolis

GoGoGoAirheart have wrapped up recording their next album, the follow-up to the spectacular "EXITHEUXA." I assume it'll be released by GSL, as well.

Vancouverites might want to consider braving the swarms of Kelly Osborne lookalikes (or possibly even the real thing) and youngsters with no knowledge of The Sacred Works of Ian Svenonius to catch the opening act, LA's Moving Units, when the International Noise Conspiracy comes to town. Angular guitar lines, octave bass work and excessive high-hat work and all that.
Monday April 12 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom 19+ Moving Units supporting The (International) Noise Conspiracy

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Wolf Parade

Wolf Parade will be performing with guests (whom? That's irrelevant) tomorrow night at Cafe Silencio in St. Henri.

Thursday, March 25th
Doors @ 9pm / $6
3645 Notre Dame (just down from Metro Lionel-Groulx)

Residents of Toronto can check out the group on April 3rd at the Dovercourt House, at 805 Dovercourt.

Residents of Vancouver will have to content themselves with Wolf Parade's New Music Canada site.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Yesterday at ConU, met with a surprise when I found a tanned and sinewy Alden Penner of the Unicorns walking down the hallway. Alden was in town to attend court (charges stemming from an incident last year in Edmonton that had him doing hard-time in Frozen Texas), and was returning the same day (the charges were dropped) to Florida, where the Unicorns are resting up and drinking all the left-over alcohol from spring break before heading on another tour... No west coast Canadian dates, but in April they'll be playing two shows with Blonde Redhead in Toronto and Montreal...

Tuesday, April 6th Opera House, Toronto, ON w/ Blonde Redhead
Wednesday, April 7th Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, ON
Thursday, April 8th Club Soda, Montreal, QC w/ Blonde Redhead

Tuesday, March 02, 2004


...In the barbaric and dark era before the advent of Craigslist, a woman like this would return to Ye Olde USA her old and stodgy self, sans glasses.

Coming for eye surgery this weekend, but would love to return with entire new look. Although my budget is tight, I am so excited to have a non-American perspective on my hair.

Any ideas on who gives a great cut without great expense?

March Montreal Shows...

Wednesday, March 3rd: Metric, Death From Above, Golden Horse @ La Sala Rossa $15
Tuesday, March 9th: British Sea Power, Kaito UK @ La Sala Rossa
Thursday, March 11th: Calla, Cooper Temple Clause @ Cabaret Music Hall
Tuesday, March 16th: The Liars, guests @ Cabaret Music Hall
Tuesday, March 16th: Xiu Xiu, Little White Lights @ La Sala Rossa $8
Monday, March 22nd: Black Heart Procession, Enon, Kiss Me Deadly @ Cabaret Music Hall $16.50
Friday, March 26th: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Electreland, The Frenetics @ La Sala Rossa $10
Saturday, March 27th: The Brave New Waves' 20th Anniversary Party w/ !!! @ La Sala Rossa