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:
Other bits from the new Harp – the 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