Monday, August 21, 2006

Alright, Still

Lily AllenI've been waiting all summer for her to come to Toronto, but better late than never, Lily Allen will be at The Mod ClubLee's Palace on October 8. And Toronto should consider themselves lucky, given that she only has five North American dates. The rest of her tour dates can be found here. NME reported recently that she'll feature on upcoming UK superstar Robbie Williams' new album. I'm not sure what to think of that. More in line with Lily's rambunctiouness, The Mirror reports Lily lashing out towards Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy who Lily penned a song after. However, as Lily expresses although her song "Cheryl Tweedy" contains the lyrics "I wish my life was a little less seedy. Why am I always so greedy? I wish I looked like Cheryl Tweedy. I know I never will", it is NOT a tribute[Ms. Tweedy took the song originally as a compliment] and was meant to be ironic. Oh, Lily what shall we do with you?[photo from http://../]

MP3: Lily Allen - "Smile" (Gutter Mix)
Listen: Lily Allen @ MySpace

Thanks to both MattR and makeda for leaving comments in my previous post pointing out the musical acts lined up for University of Toronto's orientation. The Weakerthans with headliners Metric will be performing at U of T's back campus on September 8 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm while Tokyo Police Club and Magneta Lane will be performing that night at Hart House from 9 pm to 1 am. The Weakerthans/Metric show should be easy to stroll into since it's outside although I'd suspect that they might be checking student id's for the Tokyo Police Club/Magneta Lane show. For more detailed information, go here.

Photos from thecjm and bramptonboi taken at The Bicycles' CD release party(evening show) at Tranzac in Toronto which happened Saturday night. Unfortunately, I didn't make it out to the show. Damn, and I had to miss The Bicycles backing Sloan's Jay Ferguson as they performed "The Lines You Amend". Stille Post reaction is appropriately giddy.

From Blown Speakers conducted a poll of his own with other Vancouver music bloggers to come up with their top 23 local acts.

According to The Diableros' Pete Carmichael over at Stille Post, their bassist Gary is leaving the group. Why? Inquiring minds want to know.

My Indie World points towards some info on the recording process of The Shins' upcoming third album courtesy of keyboardist Marty Crandall's girlfriend, a previous America's Next Top Model contestant, Elyse Sewell. She writes at her LiveJournal that as of the date of the post(August 20, 2006), The Shins have finished the last day of recording with producer Joe Chiccarelli. She writes, "The next step will be mixing and arranging all the recorded tracks, then mastering the songs into their final album form, then probably releasing it around December."

The Montreal Mirror spoke with The Sadies' Travis Good about the recording and recent release of their new live record "In Concert Volume One". One question Travis is asked is who'd The Sadies would like to work with and he mentioned Neil Young. Someone's gotta make this happen. I previously mentioned that Neko Case will be appearing on Late Night With Conan O'Brien on August 30th, but I just noticed on The Sadies website that they will indeed be her backing band for that performance!

Last Wednesday August 16, 2006, Camera Obscura's TracyAnne Campbell was interviewed and the band performed a few songs live on NPR's World Cafe. Listen here. They performed sublime versions of "The False Contender", "Tears for Affairs", and "Let's Get Out of This Country".

New Zealand's Stuff looks at the steadily increasing 'cool' factor of country music.

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