Saturday, March 6th, 2004

Carnival Boy

Tobin Sprout will be on tour with Elf Power this Spring. I assume he’s finally getting around to promoting Lost Planets & Phantom Voices, which came out at the end of February… last year. They’re at the Horseshoe April 19, tickets $10.50. Sprout wrote some of my very favorite GBV songs – This will be great. It really will. (Photo by Mike Baehr from Indie Rock Photo Gallery)

Scottish pop outfit Snow Patrol will be making what I think is their Toronto debut at Lee’s Palace on April 22. Bradley’s Almanac caught them in Boston recently and highly recommends the live experience. Their latest album Final Straw is out domestically March 30 – you can preview the whole album here. It’s good.

Lisa Oliver of Stylus Magazine ran a contest in her “Ask A Girl” column to find the best Valentine’s Day mix tapes, and in the latest edition, lists the winners and their annotated track lists. It’s a fun column – check out her previous entries.

Set your VCRs for Bravo Canada on April 3rd at 8pm, as they’ll be airing Live At The Rehearsal Hall featuring Chromewaves ‘It Girl’ for this week, Sarah Harmer.

Jay Farrar has put the lyrics from all his solo and Son Volt material on his website, under the discography section. They even include Jay’s cryptic mumblings at the end of “Blind Hope”.

A complete dissertation on the evolution of that penguin smacking game.

Went to a book reading in support of Shameless magazine last night – had a pretty good time. Sheila Heti of Trampoline Hall fame and author of The Middle Stories was particularly impressive. I’m interested to read more of her stuff.

np – The Mountain Goats / We Shall All Be Healed

By : Frank Yang at 10:37 am
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  1. mishie says:

    sheila h. did a reading on my college campus last year and it didn’t get many good reviews…i couldn’t go myself, so i can’t really judge.

  2. Kate says:

    Trampoline Hall is entertaining and thought provoking, just like Sheila. I also adore Misha, the MC. He did the recent Scandelles show, too. TH is worth checking out, just go early (and buy tickets in advance, methinks).