Monday, January 29, 2007

C'Mon, C'Mon (We're Gonna Get It Started)

Concert Announcements:

MAR 06/07 - The Old Soul (part of Edge 102.1 Nu Music Nite) @ Horseshoe Tavern - NO COVER [*]
MAR 09/07 - Land of Talk, Cadence Weapon (part of CMW) @ Horseshoe Tavern - $10 Adv [*]
MAR 10/07 - Inflight Safety (part of CMW) @ Horseshoe Tavern $8.50 Adv [*]
MAR 12/07 - Uncut (opening for Clinic) @ Lee's Palace [%]
MAR 22/07 - Born Ruffians @ Horseshoe Tavern $10.00 [*]
APR 11/07 - Tokyo Police Club & guests @ The Mod Club [&]
APR 27/07 - Amon Tobin @ The Opera House [%]
MAY 07/07 - The Killers @ Air Canada Centre [#]

* - Horseshoe Tavern
% - The Windish Agency
& - Emerge
# - Pollstar

Pitchfork brings good news for those looking forward to the new Ted Leo and The Pharmacists album "Living With The Living" coming out on March 20 through Touch and Go. According to Pitchfork, the first pressing edition will come bundled with a free five-song bonus EP. And in the Forkcast(courtesy of The Battering Room), watch Ted perform a live cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing In The Dark". Awesomeness. Ted Leo and The Pharmacists are at The Mod Club on May 2.

I made it down to Nathan Phillips Square over the weekend to watch those good ol' Canadian boys Sloan perform as part of the WinterCity Festival. My friend and I walked into the show to the strains of "The Other Man", and although we'd ended up watching the show from the side of the stage[but at least fairly close], it ended up being one of the more enjoyable sets I've experienced due mostly to the well-chosen set list that included old favourites, tracks from the new album, and a few album tracks. I've seen the band so many times live that hearing the same old rock set from them gets a little tiresome. It was great to hear album tracks I wouldn't have expected them to perform. I was floored when they performed "C'mon C'mon (We're Gonna Get It Started)" and even more floored when they played "Chester The Molester" during their encore[a song that the guys may have given in to due to a group of guys chanting "Chester"]. Their midset excursion into tracks from their most recent album "Never Hear The End Of It" shows that they still have the chops. Chromewaves has a great photoset from the show you should check out.

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