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Thursday, January 25th, 2007

I Don't Do Crowds

Next Wednesday is the Camera Obscura show at the Opera House (for which I’ll be drawing winners in my free pass contest tomorrow night). Doing the press rounds, The Ottawa Sun talks to guitarist Kenny McKeeve, Washington Square News to keyboardist Carey Lander and The Toronto Star to singer Tracyanne Campbell.

Meanwhile, Jeff Baron of openers The Essex Green talks to The Daily Record and tells NOW that he doesn’t like how their latest album The Cannibal Sea sounds.

And if you’re feeling more the homebody type that night, More Cowbell reports that Jeff Tweedy’s January 31 solo show in Charlottesville, Virginia will be webcast on wilcoworld.net. Which only serves to remind me that even though I picked up the Sunken Treasure DVD a few weeks ago, I haven’t even come close to watching it. In fact, my pile of music DVDs that haven’t been cracked open is rather shameful.

Harp catches up with Isobel Campbell and her busy 2006. They also reprint an excerpt from Just a Modern Rock Story wherein she recounts her reasons for leaving Belle & Sebastian.

Paste profiles The Shins. James Mercer’s face irritates Marathonpacks. Speaking of whom, you should read his piece on internet music PR in this week’s Stylus, if you haven’t already. It’s quite good.

PopMatters discusses Christmas album One More Drifter In The Snow with Aimee Mann.

Sorry for the consecutive days of utterly lightweight posts. I’ve just been really busy lately and there’s been a general dearth of blog-ready content. It happens. I’ll have my review of Tuesday night’s Last Town Chorus show tomorrow (short version: wonderful) but for today, this is it.

By : Frank Yang at 8:32 am
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  1. Chad says:

    Damn, you just reminded me that my Sunken Treasure’s sitting unwatched on my shelf too. I can sneakily listen to music wherever I am, but video is a little more conspicuous.

  2. The Dio Years! says:

    Speakiking of concerts, Heaven and Hell in Toronto 3/22 @ Air Canada
    The former lineup of Black Sabbath Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi,
    Geezer Butler & Vinny Appice are touring this year under the name
    Heaven and Hell & releasing an anthology slated for spring called
    Black Sabbath: The Dio Years. Three new songs will be included.
    Plus, The opening bands are gonna be Megadeth and Down who features
    Pepper Keenan (Corrosion of Conformity & Philip Anselmo (Pantera).

  3. Quinn says:

    count me in as another Sunken Treasure purchaser who hasn’t watched it yet.

    I spend so much time in front of this box, I try not to spend much in front of the other one

  4. mike says:

    Funny, I’m usually one of those people who buy DVD’s(music/movies) and it takes a while for me to get to, but actually I’d put on "Sunken Treasure" almost right away after I’d purchased it when it first came out. I only got through half of it so far and as music DVD’s goes it’s good, most of all for the non-music parts(ie Jeff’s banter). The part when Jeff berates talkers during one of his shows is priceless.

  5. Chad says:

    He can be pretty belligerant with an audience. It’s pretty hard to please him, the audience either talks too much, doesn’t cheer enough, says things he considers dumb… oh well, he makes great friggin’ music he can act however he wants to…

  6. Roland says:

    Camera Obscura was great last night at the Warsaw, and I will have to investigate Essex Green further.