Monday, September 3rd, 2007
Something In The Water
I was very pleased to see that moderately buzzy Brooklynites The Jealous Girlfriends are coming to town for a show at the Drake on October 9. I’ve only heard the samples of their self-titled full-length on CD Baby, from whence you can also buy the CD-R as I just did, as well as the smattering of full tracks available here and there, and while they cascade from style to style, they maintain a home base of pop hooks, ‘gazey guitars and atmospheric production to match but their secret weapon is singer/guitarist Holly Miranda, whose riveting voice can range from blues growler to dreampop chanteuse and also sounds great in harmony with he-singer Josh Abbott.
In addition to the Toronto show, they’re also in Montreal on the 7th, but I’m not sticking around for that last night of Pop Montreal so I’ll catch up with them down the 401 a couple of days hence. Check it out – I am betting you will dig. L Magazine declared them one of “8 New York Bands You Need to Hear” and Sentimentalist has an interview.
Also making the trek down the Montreal-Toronto corridor that weekend is Patrick Wolf, who in addition to the October 6 show at Lee’s Palace I mentioned the other day will be playing the lovely Cabaret du Musée Juste Pour Rire, really the perfect setting for Wolf’s theatrics. Pitchfork has all his North American Fall tour dates.
Liz Powell catches Chart up on a very busy and somewhat tumultuous Summer 2007 for Land Of Talk including losing drummer Bucky Wheaton and renouncing the band’s Canadian citizenship – musically-speaking – in a two-part interview with QRO Magazine. Land Of Talk are at the El Mocambo tomorrow night.
Welcome Voxtrot to the day one lineup of V Fest, a perk of their new status as opening act for the Arctic Monkeys on their Fall North American tour. The schedule for V Fest is supposed to be out tomorrow and with it, presumably, the last of any lineup changes. Unless the Smashing Pumpkins break up between now and Sunday which, let’s be honest, wouldn’t be that big a surprise.