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New Biffy Clyro – The Captain
November 7, 2009, 12:47 am
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Biffy Clyro recently released “The Captain,” the third single off Only Revolutions, due November 10th in North America. The band is opening for Muse during their upcoming European tour. Hmmm, a band with a killer new album opening for a band with a completely forgettable new album…this can’t end well.

 



Gaslight Anthem Fall Tour Posters – Designed by El Jefe
November 6, 2009, 7:05 pm
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Gaslight Anthem’s fall tour posters are sick. They were designed by El Jefe Design, definitely check out his site and buy some swag. Also, if anybody is looking for the perfect gift for ol’ AB over here…I think you know what to do.



Julian Casablancas – I Wish It Was Christmas Today
November 6, 2009, 6:59 pm
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While I think it would be better to wait until November 12th, I’m cool with the early start to the Christmas season. I don’t understand why people get in such a tizzy when they see the store decorations at the beginning of November. There is nothing wrong with getting in the spirit a little early. I’m happy to hear the Julian Casablancas shares this sentiment with me. His new Christmas single is currently streaming on his Myspace. The track, I Wish It Was Christmas Today, was originally performed on SNL a few years ago and has been a personal favorite of mine ever since, often starting off my yearly Christmas CD’s.

I really enjoy this version and look forward to a lovely winter season. It should be noted that my city experienced the first snow of the season last night, possibly putting me in “That” sort of mood.



New Music – Them Crooked Vultures – New Fang

Crawl out from under that rock kids. If you don’t know by now, Them Crooked Vultures are a bit of a big deal. Let’s do the math

Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) + Dave Ghrol (Foo Fighters) + John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) = Them Crooked Vultures

Them Crooked Vultures + New Single = New Fang

And as we all know, New Fang is the square root of awesome.

There are more riffs in this song than there have been in 2009.

Enjoy the single, check out the debut album November 17



White Cowbell Oklahoma – Live At The Seahorse
October 21, 2009, 8:02 pm
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Pumpkins Lock Up Your Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkins Lock Up Your Pumpkin Seeds

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Too Much Smoking...Too Much Drinking...Too Much At The Same Time

Too Much Smoking...Too Much Drinking...Too Much At The Same Time



Quick and Dirty – Pop Explosion, What you should not miss.

Quick post. It’s pop explosion week kiddies. Meaning there is a lot of great music passing through our little Hamlet. Here are four bands not to miss.

White Cowbell Oklahoma

I promise something will be dismantled by a chainsaw when you see this show

I promise something will be dismantled by a chainsaw when you see this show

Tuesday, October 20
Seahorse Tavern
Loud Canadian Southern Fried Rock with a cowbell, a chainsaw and a lot of sparks. Best show of the 2008 Pop Explosion.

You Say Party, We Say Die!

You Say Party, We Say Die! Pop Synth Rock From Hell

Saturday, October 24
Paragon Theatre
If you didn’t get tickets to girl talk, don’t be a double dummy. Check out YSPWSD!

Girl Talk

Mash Up Machine, One Man Wonder...Windows user

Saturday, October 24
St Antonios Hall
Easily the show I am most excited for. Get on your dancing shoes and some hipster clothes. Get ready kids.

By Divine Right

Canadian Nostalgia that remains awesome

Canadian Nostalgia that remains awesome

Thursday, October 22
Seahorse Tavern
Don’t act like you don’t remember

Kestrels

So Much Plaid, So Much Good

So Much Plaid, So Much Good

Wednesday, October 21
The Toothy Moose
My favorite local band, your favorite local band…they’ve decided to put my favorite songs back in rotation…I am excited.

http://www.kestrels.ca/music



Day 1 – No sleep Till (or after) Hammersmith
August 19, 2009, 9:36 pm
Filed under: Features

I haven’t slept since Tuesday morning. My flight was a cramped nightmare that left me unable to find comfort or a wink. I guess that’s fine though…perhaps the lack of sleep was due to the excitement!

Today I start my two week trek through the UK and Spain!

The Admiral and I rolled into Heathrow this morning around 10 am and began a whirlwind day of…well…mostly nothing to be honest. It was relaxed. The Admiral has not seen her commanding officer in two years so it was good to just trot around and catch up. He is a very nice man who really digs ice cream and seemed to be thwarted at every turn in his plans to acquire some (Huxtable Style).

We are currently staying in WImbelton with a family friend in a fairly sweet flat. Tomorrow includes some bopping around Camden, Soho and Chelsea and then who really knows…I’m sort of flying by the seat of my pants here!

After London there is a pilgrimage to Dublin to see the Phil Lynott statue (finally) and then Barcelona.

Apres is the Reading Festival.

|It’s going to be a great trip, check back here for thoughts on how it’s rolling!

Also today I saw a woman who looked like Bill Clinton circa re-election.