The Molson Indy goes down this weekend(July 8, 9, 10) in Toronto at Exhibition Place. During my lunch break while I was walking south on Yonge St., the party got started with a seemingly-impromptu convoy of big rigs(transporting the Indy cars) driving down Yonge St. I won't be going to the Molson Indy, but I just needed an excuse to post my first camera-phone photo[Unfortunately, I wasn't fast enough on the draw to take a photo of the Molson Indy girls. ;-) ]
According to Pitchfork, stores that have the new Sufjan Stevens CD "Illinois"(with the original Superman cover) will be permitted to sell those copies but unfortunately once they are out of stock, stores will not be able to order more from Asthmatic Kitty. The album with the revised cover will likely be released around August. The Big Ticket has images of both the original cover and the revised cover as well as an mp3 of "The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts" for your downloading pleasure.
If you're lucky like me, you'd have noticed today that the downtown Toronto locations of Sam The Record Man and Sunrise Records both had a bunch of copies of Sufjan's new album with the original artwork. [The downtown HMV only had 1 copy this morning]. Of course, I had to buy it right away. Anyone else snag a copy?
A torrent of Broken Social Scene's set from Olympic Island on June 26, 2005 is available through dimeadozen.org. [link from Largehearted Boy]
Just browsing the dimeadozen torrents tonight, and there are several torrents of live shows from The New Pornographers that have just been seeded including:
- @ Richards on Richards in Vancouver on June 21, 2001[torrent also includes bonus CBC Radio Radiosonic live session from 2000]
- @ Island Festival in Oslo on August 9th, 2002
- @ Echo Lounge in Atlanta on August 28th, 2003
MPR: 89.3 The Current has archived the live session Bob Mould performed for them yesterday. Songs performed include "Hoover Dam", "Paraylized", "I Apologize" and "See A Little Light". Be sure to listen to the interview portion of the session when Mr. Mould talks about blogging. Of course, you can read his blog.
Some upcoming local shows at the Horseshoe Tavern of note include the Three Gut 5th anniversary party(and I guess 'retirement' party) on August 19th and the Carolyn Mark CD release party on August 27th. Ticket info for both shows TBA.
Just a reminder for tomorrow night that Feist will perform live on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Also tomorrow night, Toronto soulstress Esthero will perform live on Jimmy Kimmel Live. [info from The Late Night TV Page]
Download for free, The Flaming Lips soundtrack to "Fearless Freaks". [link from Brooklynvegan]