Friday, March 21st, 2008
Oh You're So Silent Jens
Photo by Jon Hoover
…And sometimes there’s a perk to posting late (or not posting at all) – like when I get an email announcing that after years of neglect, Jens Lekman is returning to Toronto for not one but two nights at the Music Gallery on April 7 and 8. It’s a fundraiser for the venue, which is almost the very definition of intimate, and presented by Wavelength. And if that’s not enough, support for the first night will be Katie Stelmanis and for the second, Final Fantasy. Makes the $20 ticket price look like quite the bargain, does it not? Tickets are on sale now at Ticketweb. Seriously, get them now. I got mine.
And this news helps relieve the only really tough decision I had at SxSW, which was to leave Jens’ set at our Hot Freaks show early to go see British Sea Power though, ironically, there’s still a Jens/BSP conflict here… but I’m getting ahead of myself. I’ll talk about that next week. And if you’re curious, three of four days of SxSW photos are now up, including the Jens and BSP sets.
The Boston Globe interviews Drive-By Truckers. And if you missed their show at the Opera House Wednesday night, as I did, they did a Spinner Interface session that’s almost as good as being sweat on by Patterson Hood. Almost.