Wednesday, July 20, 2005

City of Daggers

controller.controller @ The Underground(Hamilton ON): photo by Mike Ligoncontroller.controller performed a live session for Montreal campus radio station, CJLO, yesterday. Unfortunately, the session has not yet been archived, but a post over at stillepost says that you can check out the band's live session they did for the station back on October 30, 2004. Download mp3's of 3 new songs including "PF", "Poison Safe", and "City of Daggers", plus older favourite "Disco Blackout". The band with openers VHS or Beta are playing Lee's Palace tonight, and yes I will be there! [note: The photo at left is actually one I took of them at a show in Hamilton, ON at The Underground back in December 2004]

Stars will be live at the Edge Studios tomorrow July 21st at 6:10 pm for an interview with Dave Bookman. Stars are playing one of those "Next Big Thing" concerts tomorrow at The Drake Hotel, for which you'd need to have won tickets from the radio station in order to attend. Which counts me out. Staines, West London, England band Hard-Fi are openers. Oooh, it's killing me right now.

More bands have been added to the lineup for the inaugural Ear To The Ground Festival happening in September at Exhibition Place. It's going to be hot!

There are still some holes to fill, but the Stage Schedule for this year's Taste of the Danforth is now up. The 9:45-11:00 pm slot on Friday August 5th, the 8:10-9:00 pm slot on Saturday August 6th, and the 6:30-8:00 pm slot on Sunday August 7th are still to be announced. The Lowest of The Low will be playing the headlining 9:30-11:00 pm slot on August 6th. Country rocker Mike Plume performs the 5:00-5:40 pm slot on August 6th. Toronto singer-songwriter Royal Wood will perform the 3:50-4:40 pm slot on August 7th. Oh and if you like Greek music, there'll be alot of Greek music.

SHOT says you can stream Cuff The Duke's new self-titled album over at their website. The new album will be released July 26th. Also available over at the website is an mp3 download of one of the new songs called "The Future Hangs". Check the site in the future for more mp3 downloads. In addition to the Soundscapes instore scheduled for July 26th which I mentioned a couple of days ago, the boys also have some new tour dates including one in Toronto at Lee's Palace on September 9th.

Download a torrent of a a live FM broadcast of Feist performing in Berlin, Germany on November 11, 2004.

How about a torrent of a live show by The New Pornographers performing at the 400 Bar, MN on 02/08/02.

Or else here's a torrent of a DVD recording of The Arcade Fire performing at the Hollywood Bowl on June 26, 2005, including their duet with David Byrne on "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)".

Popmatters speaks with indie-country artist Laura Cantrell. Coincidentally, after having purchased a used copy of Ms. Cantrell's "Not The Tremblin' Kind" a month or two ago, I finally got around to listening to some of it yesterday. Now if only her tour would come to Toronto.

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