A few concert announcement/music news morsels:
UK's White Lies whose UK number 1 debut album "To Lose A Life" was released domestically last week and whose show with Friendly Fires and The Soft Pack at Lee's Palace on March 31 is sold out, will also be playing MTV Live on March 31 prior to their proper show that night. To request free tickets, call 1-888-491-6888 or e-mail email@example.com.
Beggars Group Canada lists Holy Fuck with Metric at The Mod Club on April 14. I haven't seen this show listed anywhere else - perhaps a secret show? What is confirmed though is that Metric will perform live at Edge 102.1's studios on April 14 at 3:15 pm (via edge.ca). Metric's new album "Fantasies" is out April 7. Holy Fuck will play a free show at Harbourfront on July 10 as part of this years Beats, Breaks and Cultures Festival.
Via Brooklyn Vegan, Jonathan Richman and Vic Chesnutt are touring together and will be playing a show in Toronto at The Great Hall on June 25. Holy shit.
Beggars Group also lists Jay Reatard playing The Mod Club on June 29.
Via The Mississauga News, my hometown's lined up some better-than-average talent for the Mississauga Waterfront Festival, taking place June 19-21 at Port Credit Memorial Park. Sam Roberts and Kathleen Edwards play the first night, Spoons and 54-40 the second night, and Bruce Cockburn and Hunter & Collectors' Mark Seymour play the third night. Also via The Mississauga News, the city's lined up Sloan to play Canada Day at Mississauga City Centre.
A new music video from Neko Case is now out (via Pitchfork). She plays two shows at Trinity St Paul's on April 17-18:
Video: Neko Case - "People Got A Lotta Nerve" (music video)
NME reports that Neil Young's long-awaited, career-spanning 10-disc "Archives" will be released on June 2.
In the meantime, Neil Young's newest studio album "Fork In The Road" out April 7 has spawned two new videos shot by Neil himself:
Video: Neil Young - "Cough Up the Bucks"
Video: Neil Young - "Light A Candle"