Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fitz & the Dizzyspells

Andrew Bird @ WFUV (image capture from The Alternate Side)
Andrew Bird @ WFUVAndrew Bird performed live on Late Show With David Letterman a few nights ago. Take a gander at him performing "Fitz & the Dizzyspells". Andrew performed the same song at Electric Lady Studios for WFUV. Andrew performs live in Toronto at Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 3. Andrew's new album "Noble Beast" is out now.

I'd planned to post about these over the last few days, but was so pooped. By now you may have read about these on Chromewaves:

- Crooked Fingers are scheduled to open for both Neko Case shows(April 17-18) at Trinity St. Paul's.
- the experimental pop stylings of Danish group Efterklang take over the El Mocambo on April 1, tickets $10
- and most excitingly, UK postpunkers White Lies who currently have the number one album in the UK will be at Lee's Palace on March 31 with Friendly Fires and The Soft Pack. Via The Windish Agency.

As previously announced, Toronto's The Diableros play the Wavelength afterparty at The Cameron House on February 12 and according to Outside Music are scheduled to perform(as "Tropical Pets") opening for The Von Bondies at the Horseshoe on February 13. They're playing Marcello's in Mississauga on January 30, Guelph at Wally's on the 31st and are back in Toronto for a show at the Horseshoe Tavern with The Coast on February 28.

From The Jam pump out the hits at Lee's Palace on March 27. Via Against The Grain.

Ariel Pink and Duchess Says are at the El Mo on March 30, tickets $10. Via rootmeansquare.

Howie Beck has a show at The Mod Club on April 1, tickets $12. His new album "How To Fall Down In Public" is out February 24.

The English Beat are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a tour of course and will be at Lee's Palace on April 17. They'll also play shows Waterloo at The Starlight Room on April 16 and London, ON at Call The Office on April 18. Full dates over at their MySpace.

Marissa Nadler and The Handsome Family are at El Mocambo on April 21. Via High Road Touring.

Bell Orchestre play the swanky The Courthouse on April 24, tickets $15. Via rootmeansquare.

Shout Out Out Out Out bring it to Lee's on April 25 to promote their new album "Reintegration Time". Via Against The Grain.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will rock the Air Canada Centre on May 7. Via Pollstar. The Boss' new record "Working On A Dream" is out now. For some Springsteen goodness check out Ted Leo's really good cover of "Dancing In The Dark" over at Pitchfork.

BSS' Charles Spearin's new project The Happiness Project have 2 shows planned for The Music Gallery on March 11 and 12. Tickets $20 each. Laura Barrett opens the first show while Muskox is the support for the second. Via Eye Weekly.

Stereo Total w/ Leslie and the Ly’s are at Lee’s Palace on March 21, tickets $13.50. Via Eye Weekly.

Jon-Rae Fletcher has a planned instore at Criminal Records on March 14, time still to be confirmed. Following the instore he'll be at Lee's Palace later that night for a CMW showcase along with Cuff the Duke, Basia Bulat, The Acorn and Herman Dune. Also catch Jon at the Horeshoe on March 7 with United Steel Workers of Montreal. [via Criminal Records MySpace]

Chartattack points to a link of Bon Iver performing a live Feist cover of "The Park" for a recent live session for Australian radio station Triple J.

Chartattack also has the entire new In-Flight Safety album "We Are An Empire, My Dear" streaming. Like their music player interface, btw.

And also from Chartattack, they report that the new Metric album is entitled "Fantasies" and will be out on April 14 in Canada through Last Gang. If you preorder the new album from the band's website, you'll get a free mp3 of the first single "Help I'm Alive", currently which you can hear on the band's MySpace. If free is your thing, head over to the band's website and in exchange for your e-mail address you can download an acoustic version of the first single. More electric-synth-y goodness from Metric as you'd come to expect.

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