Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Power Out

Pitchfork reported the week before last that a power outage couldn't stop Ted Leo from continuing his show and now Pitchfork points towards some video evidence. The couple of fan-shot digital video clips include a 30 second clip of "Ballad of the Sin Eater", as well as a full three-minute performance of Hugh Masekela's "Mace and Grenades". The quality of the videos aren't anything to write home about, but man can I feel the vibe. Ted Leo is the man. Ted also has a cameo in this humourous video which has been making the blog rounds.

And speaking of power outages, the 3rd anniversary of the big blackout of 2003(the one that hit the Canada/US east coast) is coming up this August 14th which reminds me that tonight(August 12th), Toronto psycho-poppers The Old Soul will be having their 2nd Annual Blackout Anniversary BBQ at The Silver Dollar which will also be CD release party for their new limited edition tour EP "She's Got Party Davis Eyes". According to Eye Weekly only a 1000 copies of the EP were made and will only be sold at Soundscapes in Toronto as well as on the band's upcoming tour. Openers for tonight's show are Victoria, BC's Run Chico Run and Vancouver, BC's Panurge.

Pitchfork reviews Junior Boys upcoming new disc "So This Is Goodbye".

Billboard has news that plus/minus(+/-) have signed with Absolutely Kosher and will be releasing it's third album, "Let's Build A Fire" on October 24th. Billboard also speaks of an upcoming east coast tour with The Wrens that's still to be announced. There's an mp3 of a track from the album available for download from the Absolutely Kosher website:

MP3: plus/minus - "Steal The Blueprints"

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