Tiny Mix Tapes reports that The Dears are going on tour in North America in December, starting in San Francisco on December 1st and working it's way eastward, ending in Buffalo on December 18th. And according to The Dears' message board, the band'll be hitting the road for a UK tour starting on January 23rd of next year and continuing on into February. ...So maybe between December 18th and January 23rd, they'll be able to squeeze in a Toronto date. We can only hope. [photo credit(left): Aaron Seligman]
controller.controller have started recording for their new album and will be taking some time off from touring for a couple of months after next month. During the month of December, the band'll be playing some select shows including one in New York City on the 9th, and four more in Ontario, ending a monumental 2004 with a New Year's Eve gig in Toronto at El Mocambo! [info from the band's site]
Unfortunately, I missed both of The Secret's Toronto gigs[Sneaky Dees earlier in the month and their show at Rancho Relaxo on Monday night]. I guess it wasn't meant to be. I've been living vicariously through Dave's photos of the girls' show in Halifax on November 17, 2004 at Ginger's Tavern. [via Plumtree Yahoo! Group]
The Trashcan Sinatras are going on a radio promo and acoustic shows tour in December playing select U.S. cities. The band heads to the UK/Ireland in January 2005, then hopefully go to Japan in February/March. The band's planning to come back to North America soon thereafter, including a stop at SXSW(March 16-19). The guys are targeting the UK and Europe music festival circuit for the spring and summer of 2005. Phew! And finally, the band's working through the video footage filmed during this year's tour and plans to release a tour dvd in early 2005. [from e-mail update from www.trashcansinatras.com]
Toronto psych-pop outfit The Old Soul play a CD release at the Rivoli in Toronto Friday evening. Eye gives the band's debut 4 stars. I caught part of their set earlier in the month, and damn, were they impressive considering I only heard 3 or 4 songs. Fans of the Elephant 6 collective will want to take note.
And finally the Pixies @ Arrow Hall in Mississauga tomorrow! Can't wait!