Wednesday, November 24th, 2004
Billboard is reporting that Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis will be releasing a solo album next Summer on Team Love, the farm team imprint for Rilo Kiley’s former label Saddle Creek. Described as “a kind of soul record”, it was recorded in six days with longtime producer Mike Mogus after the end of the last tour. So despite leaving Saddle Creek for the big leagues this year, Rilo still remain very much a part of the Omaha community, appearing on both new Bright Eyes records and touring with the Conor & Co overseas in the new year.
And speaking of Bright Eyes Inc, which despite my best efforts I’ve been doing a fair bit of lately, the opener for their Winter tour will be Neva Dinova, with whom they released the One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels collaborative EP earlier this year. The tour comes to the Phoenix in Toronto January 21st and tickets go on sale today, $22.50
Also on the topic of opening acts, the Ted Leo show at the Mod Club December 5 is turning into a mini-festival. In addition to local openers The Junction and The Meligrove Band, Matt Pond PA, who had been opening for Ted on other dates on this tour, has been added to the bill. That’s four bands, folks. Things get started at 8pm sharp, don’t be late.
Well, tonight is the longest, if not most highly anticipated, show of the year – the Pixies at Arrow Hall in Mississauga. I laugh to see all the tickets up for sale on Craigslist from people who I assume just couldn’t clear off their calendars seven months in advance and now can’t make it for whatever reason. I’m not so amused, however, when I think about how much trouble I went through to get mine back in April and now they’re selling them off for less than I paid.
Bradley’s Almanac has started a campaign I can get behind 100% – elected long-time Blue Jays radio commentator Tom Cheek into the Baseball Hall of Fame. As Brad points out, the numbers are amazing – 28 years of calling the Jays on radio, 4306 games straight, and he’s a helluva nice guy. You can vote once a day online – it’s the right thing to do and the easy way to do it.
Running late this morning. Long story, not very interesting.
np – Bob Dylan / Desire