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A Few Updates

In Canada, Gigs, London and the UK, Montréal on April 7, 2010 at 1:20 am

So, there’s been too many good shows the past few days and we’ll have to endure at least a little bit longer. Steve and I went to see Nosaj Thing (well, we actually missed him unfortunately), jj, and the xx Saturday night at Metropolis. Steve or I will write a full review later but a few brief comments about it:

-It was a bit disappointing missing Nosaj Thing, I’ve been reallly into his album from last year called Drift (pick it up here)

-jj was, I hate to say, quite unexciting. She came out with a guitar, that she played for I believe three songs, and a laptop that played all the background music. She’s got a good voice and a bunch of really good songs but overall it was not too exciting a performance.

-the xx were solid. They’ve also got some really good songs and they put on an alright show. The crowd was really into their set and I wish I could have joined in their excitement but I thought they were good, not great though

-Overall, good show

Some others, including Arnold, went to see Braids, Makeout Videotape, and You Say Party! We Say Die! Saturday night at La Sala Rossa. There may be a full review of the show but here are the major details based on what Arnold relayed to me:

-He thought Braids were very good

-He thought Makeout Videotape were great as usual

-He was not so into You Say Party! We Say Die! but he liked them well enough

We didn’t go to any shows Sunday but last night Arnold caught Over-gain Optimal Death and Acid Mothers Temple at La Sala Rossa. From what I’ve heard it was MADNESS. Arnold may be inclined to post a full review on the show so hopefully more info on that soon.

And at the Sunfields, Those Darlins, and Deer Tick show at Il Motore, which I did not attend either, some drunk girl(s) threw a bottle onstage that hit Deer Tick drummer Dennis M. Ryan in the face, which I can’t imagine he wasn’t too happy about.

In unrelated news: Zomby, who put out the fantastic ‘Where Were U In ’92?’ has two new songs on his SoundCloud, one called ‘She Loves Me‘ and the other, appropriately enough, ‘She Loves Me Not‘. I will say this, they’re both great. They’ve got his signature siren sound sound and they’re both very upbeat. I think I like ‘She Loves Me Not’ more but maybe I’m just a pessimist…either way, check them both out (below), they’re goood (Thanks to Fader for the heads up).

SheLovesMe by ZOMBY ®

SheLovesMeNot by ZOMBY ®

Finally: Some ‘teasers’ from the new Broken Social Scene album, Forgiveness Rock Record, which comes out May 4th, 2010. I’m excited, new songs sound good.

////UPCOMING SHOWS////

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