Monday, January 15, 2007

Friends In Bellwoods

By all accounts the Friends in Bellwoods CD compilation show on Friday night(with all proceeds going to the Daily Bread Food Bank) was a huge success. As of yesterday the Friends In Bellwoods website said they'd raised $2105.00 so far in proceeds to go to the Daily Bread Food Bank, not to mention all the non-perishable food items donated. Well done. I've read that most tickets were already sold out in advance and there was a lineup around the block(in the rain) with no chance in hell of getting in. I did pick up the Friends In Bellwoods CD compilation on Saturday and I also finally picked up the debut Ohbijou CD. Better late than never. But as I'd mention a few posts ago, Ohbijou have several local dates lined up in the near future, and I'm sure(well hoping) I'll get to see them live finally.

Snowsuit Sounds, jenistranslucent, and Melissa B have personal accounts of the show. Bramptonboi has photos he took during the night.

BlogTO has a track-by-track review of the Friends in Bellwoods CD compilation. You can purchase it at Soundscapes in Toronto for $17.99 and it will be available in stores across the country soon.

radio free canuckistan has an interview he conducted with Friends In Bellwoods co-mastermind Casey Mejica of Ohbijou.
Barrie, ON's Fox Jaws(formerly known as Doris Day) have some upcoming local concert dates.

Rock Plaza Central's song "My Children, Be Joyful" was recently NPR's Song Of The Day[via Largehearted Boy].

Seems like former Velocity Girl vocalist Sarah Shannon has quite a Burt Bacharach fixation and who doesn't love Burt Bacharach? I do. You can preview her second solo album "City Morning Song" over at Minty Fresh[just click on 'Bazaar' at the top of the page]. Or else a few of the new tracks can be heard over at her MySpace.

And just a few reminders: The Diableros are on MTV Live tonight, I think around 6 pm or so. Also, if you haven't purchased your tickets for the Camera Obscura show at The Opera House on January 31, I'd suggest you do so; Soundscapes, and likely Rotate This are both sold out and is the only other outlet that probably has tickets now - that's where I got mine and a $17.00 face value turned into a $23.50 price tag. Ouch.

I'm glad I'm off work today, with the weather(well, at least the roads) as being as sucky as it is today.

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