Quantcast
Saturday, March 27th, 2010

CONTEST – Stars @ The Mod Club – May 5, 2010

Photo By Frank YangFrank YangSo that took, what – 30? 40 seconds? To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Toronto stop on Stars’ upcoming intimate cross-Canada tour – May 5 at the Mod Club – was sold out before you could set yourself on fire, even if you’d prepped by dousing yourself in kerosene with a Zippo at the ready.

But if you weren’t amongst the 500 or so lucky ones to get tickets to hear the band play their forthcoming album The Five Ghosts in its entirety well in advance of its June 22 street date, fear not – I’ve got your back. Courtesy of LiveNation, I’ve got three (3) pairs of passes to give away to the show. No, they don’t come attached to a bar of Wonka chocolate but they may as well.

To enter, you need to take a look at the poll that the band have set up for fans to choose their four-song encore – presumably the only non-Ghosts material that will be heard that evening – and tell me what your perfect encore for the show would be. Leave your picks in a comment on this post and make sure your email is included; additional commentary is not necessary but always fun. Winners will be chosen at random from all entries submitted before midnight, April 28.

Video: Stars / The Making of The Five Ghosts part 1
Video: Stars / The Making of The Five Ghosts part 2

By : Frank Yang at 1:25 pm
Category: Contests

Tags:

RSS Feed for this post94 Responses.
  1. David says:

    Elevator Love Letter
    Ageless Beauty
    My Radio (AM mix)
    Heart

  2. Matt says:

    oh baby.

    The Night Starts Here
    Elevator Love Letter
    Bitches in Tokyo
    Set Yourself on Fire

    easy shmeesy.

  3. Sarah says:

    Because I can’t put Elevator Love Letter four times….

    Going, Going, Gone
    On Peak Hill
    Elevator Love Letter
    Ageless Beauty

    Thinking about it, the first two may just be my attempt to convince Emily Haines to pop up and add to the magic.

  4. Kayley says:

    Don’t be afraid to sing
    Bitches in Tokyo
    14 forever
    the big fight

  5. Anne says:

    The Night Starts Here
    Elevator Love Letter
    Going Going Gone
    Life Effect

  6. BEN says:

    Your Ex-Lover is Dead
    What The Snowman Learned About Love
    Calendar Girl
    In Our Bedroom After The War

  7. Ryan says:

    Bitches in Tokyo
    Elevator Love Letter
    One More Night
    Going, Going, Gone

  8. Theresa says:

    The Night Starts Here
    Toxic Holiday
    14 Forever
    Life Effect

  9. Janice says:

    Elevator Love Letter
    Set Yourself On Fire
    Heart
    Your Ex-Lover Is Dead

  10. steph mclean says:

    Elevator Love Letter
    Your Ex- Lover is Dead
    Take me to the riot
    Undertow

  11. Tony says:

    my radio (am mix)
    this charming man
    ageless beauty
    elevator love letter

  12. Julie says:

    What the Snowman Learned About Love
    What I’m Trying to Say
    Your Ex-Lover is Dead
    The Night Starts Here

  13. Margaret says:

    Elevator Love Letter
    Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
    Ageless Beauty
    Take Me To the Riot

  14. Danny says:

    Why I Want to Save You
    Personal
    Undertow
    Sad Robot

  15. Megan says:

    Going, Going, Gone
    Your Ex-Lover is Dead
    He Lied about Death
    Take me to the Riot

  16. Shane says:

    The Night Starts Here
    Calendar Girl
    Elevator Love Letter
    Tonight

  17. Allison says:

    The Night Starts Here
    Heart
    Ageless Beauty
    The Aspidistra Flies

  18. Michael says:

    Always AMAZING performances from these AMAZING musicians. If only I had tickets to their May 5th show in T.O. *I wish.

    Heart
    Your Ex-Lover is Dead
    Take me to the riot
    The night starts here

  19. Taylor says:

    My Favourite Book
    Set Yourself on Fire
    Ageless Beauty
    Celebration Guns

  20. Erica says:

    My Favorite Book
    Your Ex-Lover is Dead
    Ageless Beauty
    Take me to the Riot

  21. Fiona says:

    Bitches in Tokyo
    The Big Fight
    Your Ex-Lover is Dead
    Tonight

  22. Inti says:

    Personal
    Reunion
    Your Ex-Lover is Dead
    Elevator Love Letter

  23. Chris says:

    Your ex-lover is dead
    Elevator Love Letter
    Don’t be afraid to sing
    ageless beauty

  24. Greg says:

    My Favorite Book
    Your Ex-Lover is Dead
    Ageless Beauty
    Take me to the Riot

  25. Gen says:

    My Favorite Book
    Your Ex-Lover is Dead
    Ageless Beauty
    Take me to the Riot

  26. Cynthia says:

    Personal
    Take Me to the Riot
    The Night Starts Here
    Toxic Holiday

  27. Dana says:

    Your Ex-Lover is Dead
    Elevator Love Letter
    One More Night
    Going, Going, Gone

  28. Ginny says:

    This Charming Man
    Don’t Be Afraid to Sing
    Sleep Tonight
    Elevator Love Letter

  29. MD says:

    Barricade
    In our Bedroom After the War
    Reunion
    Elevator Love Letter

  30. Christine says:

    Tonight
    Toxic Holiday
    The Aspidistra Files
    On Peak Hill

    YES.

  31. Mel says:

    Elevator Love Letter
    Window Bird
    One More Night

  32. Mere says:

    The Big Fight
    In Our Bedroom After the War
    The Woods
    Look Up

  33. loveandmathematics says:

    In Our Bedroom After The War
    Take Me To The Riot
    What I’m Trying To Say
    Set Yourself On Fire

  34. soybatman says:

    Ageless Beauty
    The Night Starts Here
    One More Night
    Take Me To The Riot

  35. Evan says:

    Petit Mort
    What The Snowman Learned About Love
    Elevator Love Letter
    Going, Going, Gone

  36. Dan says:

    Start off with “Calendar Girl”, nice and slow then kick it up with “Reunion”, move into “My Favourite Book”, and finish off with Your Ex-Lover Is Dead (big finish!).

    I love you guys so much, “set yourself on fire” is my favourite album of all time (that’s right, higher up than the Beatle’s “Help” album or Death Cab’s “Plans”).

    I saw you live at York last year, but it wasn’t the best venue and I really really want to see you at the Mod Club, it’s a great venue!!!

  37. Shady says:

    4 song encore:

    Your Ex-Lover is Dead
    My Favorite Book
    14 Forever
    Midnight Coward

    Thanks!

  38. Nick Engelking says:

    4 SonG Encore:

    Elevator Love Letter
    Toxic Holiday
    14 Forever
    Take Me To The Riot

    I wanted to put something off of Set Yourself On Fire, but I only get 4.
    Elevator Love Letter is a good way to stat since it is uptempo, plus we get to hear Torquil and Amy
    I think toxic holiday will give them a chance to do some fun extended song stuff since it gets long and blippy.
    14 Forever is my favorite off of Sad Robots and also has a strong chorus.
    Take Me To The Riot has a super power chorus and would be a good closer since it can end with one guitar riff over and over again.

    I have heard them live a few times and I can’t wait for Five Ghosts.

  39. Ashley Dev says:

    Ok, so this is my 4 :P

    Window Bird
    Sleep Tonight
    Ageless Beauty
    Your Ex-Lover is Dead

  40. Alan L says:

    I wasn’t one of the 500 lucky people who got a ticket but here’s crossing my fingers…

    Mix from several of their albums

    1. One More Night
    2. The Night Starts Here
    3. Tonight
    4. Ageless Beauty

  41. Bruce says:

    Stars at the Mod Club? (See Dictionary under “perfect”.)

    I’ve left this far too long, but late beats never…

    Your Ex-Lover is Dead —
    because it captures the Torq/Amy verse trade-off perhaps better than any other of their songs; killer lyrics capture the melancholy of the moment beautifully

    Bitches In Tokyo —
    a seldom-heard favourite, great guitar and energy

    Take Me to the Riot —
    superb melody, out-Smiths Morrissey in the bridge, love the harmonies in the chorus

    Ageless Beauty —
    because it was my entry point into Stars (sentimental points), reminding me of early Eurythmics (e.g. “Belinda”) — and it’s always a rush!

    So hard to choose just four!

  42. Ricky says:

    soo it’d be perfect for me if the covered a few songs i like.

    say

    they cover
    Pulp – Disco 2000
    then
    The Libertines – Time for Heroes
    then
    Joy Division – Atmosphere
    then
    The Smiths – I know it’s over

  43. Britt says:

    This is what perfection would look like:

    Going, Going, Gone (NECESSARY)
    Ageless Beauty (because, well, duh)
    Tonight (let Torq have his moment and goddamn this one is simply beautiful)
    In Our Bedroom After the War (because this song ties everything up and leaves everyone with that feeling of fireworks in their hearts, basically)

  44. ema lea says:

    These four songs would be my perfect ending to a Stars show:

    -Ageless Beauty
    – Calendar Girl
    – My Favourite Book
    – Take Me to the Riot