Friday, November 12th, 2004
So I’m heading out to the Windy City bright and early this morning, hence the early and brief post. This will be my first time in Chicago and I’m pretty excited about it. As per my anal habit of daily posting and because I do love the novelty of posting from a foreign country, I’ll probably do a quick ‘hello’ tomorrow, but I wouldn’t expect any real posts till I get back. But fear not, the mp3 of the week should roll over like clockwork… and if it doesn’t, well you’ll just have to wait until Sunday evening then.
But, as I depart this country to check out some top American talent, I want to boost a couple of local acts putting on shows tonight. The SS Cardiacs are fronted by Jessie Stein whose squeaky-girl vocals belie the rock action and pop smarts underneath. For a variety of reasons I haven’t actually gotten the chance to catch them live yet, but one of these days… They’re playing at Sneaky Dee’s tonight with The Pauls and the Lullabye Arkestra, cover $5.
Or, down on Queen St at the Rivoli, you can catch The Gardens Faithful celebrate the release of their debut album Damn The Committee with comedy troupe Truthhorse. Andrew from the Gardens Faithful was good enough to give me an advance copy of the album and I have to say, it’s pretty good. There’s a real New Wave vibe going on, but more in the vein of Joe Jackson or Elvis Costello rather than the XTC/Talking Heads sound that de rigeur these days. More classic keyboard-led pop sense than herky-jerky guitar jags. Check them out. Sample tunes New Music Canada.
Ummm, yeah. I think that’s it. See you on the flip side.
“See you on the flip side”?? What the hell is that supposed to mean, anyway? Yeesh. I’m outta here.