Friday, January 7th, 2005
Stars And Sons
The Broken Tsunami Scene show at Lee’s Palace on January 25 sold out at Ticketmaster in under two hours yesterday, and Rotate and Soundscapes’ stocks were done by day’s end as well. Some are speculating that the show will be moved to a larger venue like the Phoenix, but the fact that the show was announced for Lee’s in the first place when they certainly knew they could have sold out a larger venue with no problems says to me that they want to keep it at a smaller, more intimate venue – but who knows. Anyway, I got mine promptly at 10AM and thankfully Ticketbastard only charged me $3 more than one of the record stores would have (though I doubt that surcharge will be donated to charity), so I don’t feel excessively ripped off – just the regular amount.
But now that the ugliness of ticket acquisition is taken care of, we can begin to speculate as to what show itself has in store – I would expect the lineup to look a lot like the BSS shows at Lee’s in June of ’03, which was essentially an Arts & Crafts love-in. That is, Stars (who are on tour in Southern Ontario that week), Jason Collett and Apostle Of Hustle. There’s nothing on Feist’s tour calendar so if she’s in town I expect she’d be there. And while they’re not Arts & Crafts rosterees, extended family members Metric are doing two Toronto shows the previous weekend and aren’t due in Ottawa till the 26th, so while I wouldn’t go so far as to predict a full Metric set, Emily and James will almost certainly be playing with the Scene. Wow, that’d be all three BSS ladies performing at the same show… oh my.
The Austin Chronicle lists off some of the 400-500 acts that have confirmed for SXSW in March. This site won’t be becoming a SXSW blog, but you can expect that as the festival draws closer and more and more details come out, I will become positively giddy with anticipation, and you guys will just have to endure it. Sorry.
A reminder that Wilco are on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight and on PBS’ Austin City Limits with Bright Eyes this week (for Torontonians, it’s on midnight NEXT Friday, the 14th on WNED) – you can see a video sneak preview of the show here. Also, the NME reports that A Ghost Is Born will be getting re-released in some expanded form to coincinde with their UK tour starting in March. Will this be a UK-only release? What sort of extras are we talking about? Only the Shadow knows, and he’s not talking.
np – Lush / Split