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Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Hold On, Hold On

The new issue of Harp is out (or will be soon) and they’ve made their cover story on Neko Case available online. I’d recap what it covers, but to be honest, I don’t know. I like to pick up the magazine and read it old fashioned-like, so I’ll just point out that it’s there and send you on your way. She also talks about making the new record with Exclaim!. I haven’t picked up that issue yet either, but I did read the article, mainly because it was a lot shorter.

Fox Confessor Brings The Flood is finally out this Tuesday, and if you haven’t seen the gorgeous cover art yet, well you should. It was done by Vancouver artist Julie Morstad, and you can see some more of her stuff here. Neko begins her tour in support of Fox Confessor at the end of this month and stops in at the Danforth Music Hall on April 2 with The High Dials. Her website is still being renovated, but another official MP3 has been released:

MP3: Neko Case – “Hold On Hold On”

And Neko’s fellow part-time New Pornographer Dan Bejar, aka Destroyer, graces the cover of the new Exclaim!. Destroyer’s Rubies is out now and he’s at Lee’s Palace March 25.

Other bits from the new Harpthe most unbecoming photo ever of Sarah Harmer and Will Johnson of Centro-Matic reels off his five favourite cities. Maybe Toronto will make the cut after they visit the Horseshoe on April 5. You guys should totally go and make them feel welcome.

Broken Social Scene tells MTV they’re as tired of the logistics of being a 15-piece band as everyone else is of hearing them complain about it. Via Prefix. Tangentially – Popmatters has an interview with Andrew Whiteman, erstwhile BSS axeman and Apostle Of Hustle.

Some of you have been asking me about the alleged (by me) Stills/Morningwood/DJ Carlos D show that was supposed to happen on March 8 at the Berkeley Church but is now apparently set for The Drake (scroll down to the DJ Carlos D entry here), though the Drake website has nothing about it, nor does Morningwood’s website and while The Stills’ tour schedule shows them as in the neighbourhood with a day off, I am in no way, shape or form standing by my earlier information. Not one bit. Maybe it’s a private party for only the beautiful people, I do not know. But if you’re set on seeing The Stills, circle May 11 on your calendars. It’s my birthday. Buy me something nice. Oh, and The Stills will be at the Phoenix on that date, but that’s secondary to my birthday. Their new album Without Feathers is out May 9 and you can hear the first single on their MySpace page. Update: It’s been confirmed – the March 8 show is indeed a private party for beautiful people only. The May 11 show is open to Morlocks.

And oh yeah, The Flaming Lips are at The Phoenix on April 4 with Wolfmother. Tickets $39.50, on sale Saturday. Glad I don’t have to decide whether or not I want to shell out that kind of cash to be walked on by a man in giant plastic bubble – I’m out of the country (again).

University of Toronto university newspaper The Varsity (Bugmenot) has a feature on local arts and culture blogs, including yours truly (along with Pop (All Love), Zoilus, Sally McKay and Booklust. A nice little piece but that image they photoshopped from my site is downright creepy.

Popmatters eulogizes Arrested Development, which I finally saw the conclusion of last week. While I certainly mourn the demise of one of the best television comedys, oh, ever, I am surprisingly satisifed with the finale. I still like saying “Bob Loblaw” for no particular reason.

np – Cat Power / The Greatest

By : Frank Yang at 9:04 am
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  1. Sean says:

    Wolfmother with the Flaming Lips???? There’s a combo I would never have put together.

  2. Paul says:

    Apparently, AD and Showtime are close to working out a deal for at least 26 more episodes. It may not be over just yet.

    http://www.dose.ca/toronto/

  3. Frank says:

    BOB LOBLAW!

    that’s good news, but will hold off on rejoicing until it’s official and comes from a credible source. Not talking about you, talking about Dose…

  4. suckingalemon says:

    the phoenix is a great venue for this show but ill be seeing them at sasquatch. so it’s hard to say for that price tag.

    i love the cover photo of neko on harper.

    i heard the showtime rumour elsewhere, not just in dose, so it seems like it might be true.

    cheers

  5. Ryan Waddell says:

    I was satisfied with the AD finale as well. One problem I had with the show was the seemingly ENDLESS plotline. It’ll be nice for them to bring in a sorta new storyline.

  6. Chris says:

    Hmm…my only fear is that the Lips show gets moved to the Docks after buying tickets, and then not being able to get a refund. That is going to be my ongoing nightmare for every upcoming show at a mid-sized venue that could easily be moved up. I could accept the Cool House (which I refuse to spell "their" way), but nothing could ever drag me back to the docks.

  7. Frank says:

    I am going to bet that the Lips show won’t get moved – they’ve booked a venue that small for a reason, obviously, and probably want to keep it intimate. If they were looking to maximize attendance, then it would have been The Docks or Ricoh from the get-go.

  8. Jacob from Emerge says:

    The Flaming Lips show will not be moved under any circumstance. It is at the Phoenix for a reason…

    Thanks,
    Jacob from Emerge

  9. kristen says:

    unbecoming? she doesn’t look that bad at all.