Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Get Behind Me Satan

A bunch of websites recently jumped the gun with announcing a White Stripes tour which turned out to be a mistake(apparently 2005 tour dates had been posted in error as the band's upcoming tour), but Brooklyn Vegan points out that the band posted a message on their website which expressed that although they haven't confirmed tour routing yet, their upcoming tour will include "...all 10 provinces and 3 territories of Canada, as well as the remaining 16 states of the United States the band have yet to play." Canadian White Stripes fans can rest assured.

Stereogum points to another Feist 'webisode', this time for her cover of Nina Simone's "Sea Lion Woman", a song included on Feist's upcoming album "The Reminder".

Wayne Petti will be performing an instore set of his troubadour alt-country stylings at Criminal Records in Toronto on March 25 at 4 pm[via Stille Post]. He starts a tour of the Golden Horseshoe at the end of the month and will be in Toronto at the Rivoli on March 29.

Pitchfork announced a bunch of North American Modest Mouse tour dates this morning(which didn't originally include Toronto) but booking agent Inland Empire Touring indicates that Modest Mouse will be in Toronto for a show on April 24 at (of all places) Hummingbird Centre. For the best deal in town, you can pick up the band's new album "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank" at HMV for $9.99.

The likeminded The Russian Futurists will be opening for Junior Boys when they come to The Mod Club in Toronto for a show on April 5. [via The Russian Futurists' MySpace]

According to booking agent The Windish Agency, blog faves Fujiya & Miyagi(whom I've yet to hear) and Au Revoir Simone(whom I've only heard sporadically) are on the bill with Sweden's Peter Bjorn & John(whom I've hardly heard at all) at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on May 6, 2007(and don't be confused by the band's MySpace which lists the show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre being in Phoenix, Arizona).

A gem of a discovery for me over the last few days has been Victoria, BC's Himalayan Bear who perform forlorn minimalist pop songs that remind me of Jens Lekman. Check out their MySpace. They'll be opening for Frog Eyes at Sneaky Dee's in Toronto on May 24.

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