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Monday, July 19th, 2004

No Good With Secrets

Monday Monday Monday. Let’s ease back into the routine with some lighter lifting… Who likes concert announcements? Everyone, that’s who.

Motown classic pop revivalists Saturday Looks Good To Me and Athens, GA psych-popsters The Sunshine Fix (featuring thebilldoss of The Olivia Tremor Control) will be at a to-be-determined Hogtown locale on October 20 for an evening of mirth and revelry. SLGTM’s new album Every Night comes out September 14 and The Sunshine Fix’s second long-player Green Imagination is out August 17. Download first single “Enjoy The Teeth” from SpinART.

More Elephant 6 alumni, Of Montreal and The Late BP Helium (also Of Montreal guitarist), are also coming to town – September 25, venue TBA. Of Montreal are supporting Satanic Panic In The Attic which came out this Spring. BP Helium’s debut album Amok is out on October 5.

Good news and bad news for everyone who missed out on The Fiery Furnaces’ sold-out show at the Mod Club last month – you’ll get another chance to see the buzziest band in buzzville. The good news is they’re doing two Toronto shows on September 12 and 13. The bad news is that they’re at the Drake Hotel, which by all accounts is even smaller than The Mod Club (I can’t confirm this as I haven’t ever been). Their Blueberry Boat just came out last week. I haven’t heard it, no idea if it’s worth the hubbub.

An evening of finer bleepy-bloopy music takes place October 27 at Lee’s Palace – German outfit Mouse On Mars are in town with Ratatat and Junior Boys to support.

NME has the video for my official favourite single of the Summer, Charlotte Hatherley’s “Summer”. I’m serious, I love this song like I love popcorn. I also approve of the patent leather dress Charlotte wear’s in the video…

REM will release their umpteenth album this October and have officially replaced departed drummer Bill Berry with Bill Rieflin, who used to play in Ministry. Full story here.

CMJ on Wilco. Nothing new here.

Rob Schnapf and Joanna Bolme talk about finishing Elliott Smith’s last record without him.

Rolling Stone has an excerpt from their rare interview with Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, the cover story of the latest issue. Trudeau was a student at Yale the same time as one George Doubleyou Bush back in the late 60s and has some interesting recollections about his former classmate.

I’ve come into work this morning and I have a new computer waiting for me, so that’s fun. Moving all my files over is a little bit less so, but I’ll get by. Didja miss me? I know you did.

np – Ken Stringfellow / Soft Commands

By : Frank Yang at 8:32 am
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  1. merckeda says:

    If they’re playing underground at The Drake Hotel, capacity is officially 150. I’ve been there…it’s really, really, incredibly small.

  2. bradsearles says:

    Bill Rieflin?! Unbelievable. What a bizarre hook up. I’ve gotten drunk with that crazy bastard on a Pigface tour bus. I can’t even imagine him on an REM song. Either age has mellowed him or he’ll rev(co) them up a bit.