Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
100 Days, 100 Nights
CONTEST – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings @ The Guvernment
MySpaceSo it’s for reasons entirely unclear to me that the promo copy of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings’ 2007 record 100 Days, 100 Nights sat on my shelf for… well, it’s probably coming up on a year since it was released, so probably that long. I mean, I’d seen the glowing reviews and read more than a few magazine features about Jones and her long road to fame, so it’s not like I’d never heard of her. And though you may not be able to tell from a lot of my listening habits, I do like old-school soul – and Jones is soul of the oldest school.
But better late than never, right? I’m finally spinning it and am digging it, but don’t have a review to offer up right now – besides the fact that I’ve not been living with it that long, I don’t have the depth of knowledge about soul and rhythm & blues to offer anything of substance, besides, well, I like it. But what I do have to offer, courtesy of rootmeansquare, is a couple pairs of passes to their upcoming show at the Guvernment (moved from the Kool Haus) next Wednesday night, October 29. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to see Sharon Jones” in the subject line and your full name in the body and do so before midnight, October 26. And by all accounts they put on an amazing live show, so if you’re not already going… hit this up.
Hey Feist has a new video. It has marionettes. She visits Massey Hall on November 1 and the Air Canada Centre on November 3.
Video: Feist – “Honey, Honey”
Also with a new video is Neil Halstead – he’s got a show at the Drake Underground on November 8 and note that it’s an early show – doors at 8, performance at 9:30.
Laundromatinee – a new site featuring downloadable sessions along with videos, interviews and photos, has all of the above with Bon Iver and unfortunately, his just-announced December tour does not include a Toronto stop.
Austin instrumental band The Octopus Project will be at the Drake Underground on October 28. Update: I’ve just been informed this show isn’t at The Drake. And no one knows where it is. So… yeah.
My Macbook Pro screen has died. Everything else works, but the screen won’t turn on. I am on a plane tomorrow morning. This is very bad. Quite possibly no updating for the next few days… FUCK.
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