Thursday, May 04, 2006

Goodnight And Go

Imogen HeapIf you were disappointed that UK singer/musician Imogen Heap's upcoming show at The Mod Club on May 27th was sold out, you'll be glad to hear that the show's been moved to The Guvernment. Previously purchased tickets will be honoured. Opening the show will be Zoe Keating. More tickets went on sale yesterday morning. I saw her perform her song "Goodnight and Go"[listen to the studio version over at her MySpace site] recently on The Tonight Show, and was pretty impressed with it's infectious electro-pop melodies and Imogen's attractive, supple vocals. Even moreso impressive was her agility as a one-woman band surrounded by a slew of keyboards, sequencers and microphones and making the transition between instruments and mics so seamlessly. I could have easily been turned off by her hippy-gothic chic style or her music's polished production values, but I can't deny her talent. I might pass her show this time around, but my interest is piqued. [photo from http://../]

Listen to some of Imogen's songs at her MySpace site.

Chartattack speaks with Guillemots' frontman Fyfe Dangerfield. The band will be at The Mod Club for an early show tonight. It is all together possible I'd assume, to check them out first then head over to any other worthy shows later this evening. I'm definitely going to The Concretes show tonight at Horseshoe Tavern, but maybe I'll hit up the early Guillemots show as well.

Before their show at Horseshoe Tavern this evening, The Concretes will be playing an instore at Soundscapes at approximately 7 pm. I wonder if it's the whole band, or just a few Concretes; in any case, I won't be expecting any dance routines[via Stille Post].

Pitchfork report that The Futureheads and Tapes 'n Tapes will be North American tourmates this summer, from July through to the beginning of August(The Futureheads will be touring with French Kicks in June). The Futureheads and Tapes 'n Tapes will be in Toronto for a show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on July 26th.

Rotate This has a listing for a couple of noteworthy shows. Tilly and the Wall will be at The Mod Club for an all-ages show on June 11th, tickets $13.50. Bottle Rockets will be at Lee's Palace for a 19+ show on June 12th, tickets $10.50.

Having seen both Pilate and Wintersleep at instores at Sam The Record Man in Toronto recently playing for small but devoted crowds, I'd never have guessed those two bands could fill the Kool Haus. You'll get a chance to see if they can when Pilate, Wintersleep and People In Planes make a stop at Kool Haus on June 29th for an all-ages gig, tickets $23.

Billboard reports that The Sadies live album recorded at Lee's Palace over two nights earlier this year(read my review) will be released through Yep Roc as a double album on August 8th. Check out Yep Roc for more detailed info. Billboard notes that the band have a handful of live shows this summer starting May 27 in Sunderland, Ontario, and ending Aug. 20 at the Dog Day Afternoon festival in Guelph, Ontario.

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