Thursday, January 12, 2006

Planets Conspire

Meligrove BandHometown 'Sauga boys Meligrove Band, in advance of their CD Release show at The Mod Club in Toronto on January 13th, for their newest disc "Planets Conspire" are profiled in Toronto weeklies, Eye Weekly and NOW. JAM! also spoke with the band. "Planets Conspire" comes out in Canada on January 17th, with US, UK and other places to follow. Check the band's website to stream songs from the new album. I've actually had the album for a while now when I picked up an advance copy when they opened for Cuff The Duke at Lee's Palace some months ago. Haven't actually had a chance to listen to it much, although my first impressions are good and it feels like a more mature album than their first two. Definitely a progression from their power-pop beginnings. If old Meligrove was like Patrick/Chris-Sloan, then the new Meligrove album definitely feels like an Andrew/Jay-Sloan album.

Just Keep Bloggin' speaks about the influx of videos online of kids/teens lip-syncing and dancing in front of their webcams. I just think some of them are damn hilarious. But videos like the one I linked to last week(ie. of a girl lip-syncing to Bloc Party) make me smile. The youth lip-synching to indie rock is alright; but I NEVER want to see another video of anyone lip-syncing to Backstreet Boys.

Watch a video of The Replacements performing "Bastards of Young" on their one and only Saturday Night Live appearance sometime in the 80's. So good...the music that is, not Paul Westerberg's hair. [via Waved Rumor]

To further my recent Neko Case obsessiveness, I've been enjoying Mike Whybark's live videos of Neko performing some songs at Neumo's in Seattle in 2004.

Feist reflects back on her Nova Scotia roots, with Halifax weekly, The Coast.

Angry Robot reports that OMD are reforming.

Thanks to Villains Always Blink(via The Late Night TV Page) for pointing out a couple of worthy Can-con late night television appearances including The Constantines, January 24th on Carson Daly Show, and Broken Social Scene, January 31st on Late Night With Conan O'Brien.

Gene fansite You'll Never Walk Alone has posted for download the 1999 promo music video for Gene's "Fill Her Up".

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