Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Big news of the past few days is that The Arcade Fire just announced that they'll be playing on Olympic Island on August 14, making everyone's summer just that much happier. I'm still considering going to Osheaga where Arcade Fire(plus Pavement) are also playing but now it's not so essential (and of course Pavement is playing Olympic Island on June 19). Tickets for The Arcade Fire Olympic Island show are $47 Advance and go onsale Friday, May 28, 2010 at 12:00PM EST. Via Collective Concerts.
Paste has The Arcade Fire's soon to be released 12-inch single "Month of May" / "The Suburbs" available for your listening pleasure. And yes it's the full songs, not the measly audio snippets the band initially posted on their website.
Sonic Boom continue their streak of fantastic instores (many of which I haven't been able to make or were to lazy to go downtown for) when Born Ruffians play the store's basement on Saturday May 29 at 3 pm. The band will be on MTV Live on May 27 and play a CD release show at the Horseshoe on May 28 for their new record Say It which is out in North America on June 1 (May 31 in the UK).
Toronto 'it' dude John O'Regan aka Diamond Rings plays Wrongbar in Toronto on June 18 as part of NXNE, the same day his new 12-inch release Show Me Your Stuff comes out through One Big Silence. Also playing the show are Trust and Katie Stelmanis.
Heading out on their Business Casual tour, Electro-funksters Chromeo play the Phoenix with openers Holy Ghost on August 3. The tour is in support of their upcoming new album Business Casual out August 17.