Thursday, June 29, 2006

Everything's Just Wonderful

The Daily Growl has some live Lily Allen tracks from BBC Radio 1 available for your downloading pleasure[via Rock Snob].

Scenestars has the music video for Lily Allen's "Smile".

According to this news update, Ben Lee is heading out on his first cross Canada tour this summer. Check out ALL the tour dates. I've listed below the dates that are in these neck of the woods[he's playing the Labour Day Beachfest show at Sunnyside Park!]:

Aug 17, 2006 | Toronto, ON, Canada - The Mod Club
Aug 18, 2006 | Hamilton, ON, Canada - The Casbah
Aug 19, 2006 | Waterloo, ON, Canada - Starlight Lounge
Aug 20, 2006 | London, ON, Canada - Call The Office
Sep 04, 2006 | Toronto, ON, Canada - Mix 99 Beachfest(Sunnyside Park)

According to the most recent Pernice Records e-mail update, the new Pernice Records album will be called "Live a Little" and is set for release this September. The lineup includes Peyton Pinkerton, James Walbourne, Patrick Berkery and Bob Pernice as well as Kara Pernice Coyne and Anne Pinkerton making vocal appearances. Mike Deming did the string and horn arrangements and the new record is supposedly a return to the orchestrated sound of the earlier records.

Turquoise Days has available for download a recent BBC Radio session from Camera Obscura they performed for Dermot O'Leary[via Torr]. Camera Obscura will be in Toronto for what is likely to be a sold out show at Horseshoe Tavern on July 4th. Soundscapes and Rotate This are both sold out - I bought the second last ticket of Rotate This' allotment a few days ago.

BTW, thanks to Turquoise Days for pointing me towards The Perfumed Garden which has a wealth of mostly indie/indiepop radio sessions available for download.

From Blown Speakers eulogizes the demise of Sleater Kinney.

The anticipation of V Fest in Toronto at Toronto Islands Park on September 9-10 is killing me, but we should know the details tomorrow. Apparently, Mr. Richard Branson is rumoured to be involved. And yes, our excitement cannot be contained...about V Fest that is, not Mr. Branson.

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