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Friday, November 12th, 2004

Hello Goodbye

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.

By : Frank Yang at 6:27 am
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  1. Patrick says:

    Do not miss an opportunity to buy Chicago style deep dish pizza. I have only found it in one place in all of Ontario, on the mountain in Hamilton. And convince Nomar to stick around Wrigley for another season.

  2. jeff says:

    Welcome to Chicago! Are you planning on going to any shows?

  3. bozairzere says:

    have fun frank!..via chicago

  4. Garry says:

    SS Cardiacs are a nice lil’ live show. I told Jessie that her music reminded me of 1994. An odd, but truthful little quark from yours-truly. She blushed and smiled. Her music makes me happy.

    Enjoy the Windy City.

  5. Garry says:

    SS Cardiacs are a nice lil’ live show. I told Jessie that her music reminded me of 1994. An odd, but truthful little quark from yours-truly. She blushed and smiled. Her music makes me happy.

    Enjoy the Windy City.