Saturday, June 26, 2004

Your next couple of days will be busy... Mike Skinner (The Streets) is performing tonight at Club Soda - expect more of the university backpack crowd than true hip-hop fans, which is a crying shame, considering the considerable production and lyrical skills that Skinner has and showcases on his sophomore album "A Grand Don't Come For Free." Pseudo-Humanistic whiteboy garage/hip hop (from Britain!) that isn't over-intellectual NYU collegeboy rap or shockingly misogynistic? Damn!

Recent Merge Records signees, hometown favourites and the hottest members-might-be-Mormons group since Low, the Arcade Fire are performing at the oft-maligned venue El Salon on Sunday. Which makes me think that maybe they're not Mormons, unless Mormons are like Seventh Day Adventists, and have Saturday as their Sabbath. Anyone?

Bearded creepy folk guy who isn't Will Oldham but may be Christian: Iron & Wine on Monday night. Be prepared to fall asleep standing up. Maybe somebody will tip you. Ya know, like a cow.

Local electro-gothixx hype-atrons Duchess Says (think the Vanishing, with less kitsch or creepier Bauhaus with more electronics) are at Foufounes Electriques on Tuesday.

JFK's fucked up crunky bass n' drums assault, Death From Above will be performing along with Palm Picture's (label home to Moving Units) The Fever and Montreal's pseudo-DAF, We Are Wolves on Wednesday to round out a pretty damn good month for shows.

Tonight! Saturday, June 26th The Streets @ Club Soda
Sunday, June 27th Arcade Fire @ El Salon
Monday, June 28th Iron & Wine, Langtry @ La Sala Rossa
Tuesday, June 29th - Duchess Says, Eva Stone & Defectve Toy @ Foufounes Electriques $8adv/$10door
Wednesday, June 30th Death From Above, Fever, We Are Wolves @ El Salon

Thanks for the mp3 requests! Keep on sending them in & I'll send some out on Monday when I get back to my work comp!

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