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CLAM DOWN
Feb 13, 2007

RICKARUS

It's Moot baby!




Slandible posted:

Ya, I loving waited and waited in hopes they would come across the bridge to a real venue in Detroit, but instead they are playing in a lovely dive bar with no stage in Windsor. loving hell I hate their tour manager.

Wtf. They always hit the best venues in Vancouver, they're playing at the Commodore Ballroom again. Sorry dude

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glynnenstein
Feb 18, 2014



The Washington Post had a story about another great music venue falling victim, though perhaps not mortally, to gentrification the other day. The start of my adult life basically revolved around the Blackcat's scene in the late 90s and oughts. Hopefully the adjustments keep them going, but Dante's right on about the area changing into a bougie shithouse over the last 15 years. The author does note there's some irony there, though; the Blackcat was definitely a neighborhood invader in the 90s.

DasNeonLicht
Dec 25, 2005

"...and the light is on and burning brightly for the masses."

Fallen Rib

glynnenstein posted:

The Washington Post had a story about another great music venue falling victim, though perhaps not mortally, to gentrification the other day. The start of my adult life basically revolved around the Blackcat's scene in the late 90s and oughts. Hopefully the adjustments keep them going, but Dante's right on about the area changing into a bougie shithouse over the last 15 years. The author does note there's some irony there, though; the Blackcat was definitely a neighborhood invader in the 90s.

Paid $8 for rail drinks last night

I hope they use the rent they gouge downstairs tenants for to keep ticket and drink prices low, but that seems like a fantasy.

Rolling Blackouts C.F. slew, btw.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

Shut up DUMMY

Yeah, I almost went to that show. I haven't been to the Black Cat in a couple years, most stuff I want to see isn't there usually.. this isn't surprising. That entire area it either takes 4-5 roommates or six figure salary to afford a sub par place these days.

Real Name Grover
Feb 13, 2002

Like corn on the cob

Fan of Britches

Anyone have an "Is Japanese Breakfast good live?" opinion?

She's playing a poor man's SXSW in Lincoln, NE later this week ... and going on at midnight Friday morning. Not sure I have the stamina anymore for that sort of thing.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

Shut up DUMMY

She's decent, nothing amazing. Standard indie performance.. nothing to really praise as amazing.

If you like her and have the night free, go for it.

Suicidal Maniac
Jan 29, 2006



I'm a fairly big fan of Japanese Breakfast, and saw her recently. She puts on a pretty energetic and emotional show and thought it was pretty good, but if you're not a huge fan I'm not sure I'd recommend it. For me it was worth it just to see "Diving Woman" live, and was pleasantly surprised by a handful of other tracks which I thought were much better live than on the records.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

You can hear the voice
Telling you to Love
It's the voice of MK Ultra
And you're doing what it wants


Modest Mouse just cancelled the first two stops on their tour last minute. Like they cancelled Mondays show an hour before it was supposed to start and the same thing happened yesterday. Wonder what the gently caress is going on with them and if the show in Brooklyn Iím supposed to go to next month will happen.

Slandible
Apr 30, 2008



A month is a long ways, something would probably come before that. There is nothing more heartbreaking than getting to the venue and learning of a cancellation.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


Hey, there's a new Metric album out now!

...it's just alright. This one song stands head and shoulders above the rest IMO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1ej6O9ZPEE

Not much else about it really jumped out at me.

Remember when Metric made entire albums full of songs that absolutely refused to leave your head? Or was that just my experience?

I've liked the stuff they've done over the past several years, but I feel like the last album of theirs that really grabbed me quite like that was Fantasies and that came out almost a decade ago. I swear to god, I would play Fantasies from start to finish in my car for YEARS after it came out. It never got old for me.

howe_sam
Mar 7, 2013

Creepy little garbage eaters

Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Hey, there's a new Metric album out now!

...it's just alright.
I haven't gotten a chance to listen to the full album yet, but Dressed to Suppress has been my favorite so far.

Also, I dug Synthetica, but was a little more lukewarm towards Pagans in Vegas.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

It's just so good!


Synthetica is probably my favourite Metric album. This new one isn't as good, but I like it a lot more than Pagans in Vegas.

Captain Hotbutt
Aug 18, 2014

Hello, I'd like to humiliate some hussies and I'm in a hurry.


Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Remember when Metric made entire albums full of songs that absolutely refused to leave your head? Or was that just my experience?

I've liked the stuff they've done over the past several years, but I feel like the last album of theirs that really grabbed me quite like that was Fantasies and that came out almost a decade ago. I swear to god, I would play Fantasies from start to finish in my car for YEARS after it came out. It never got old for me.

They all used to be into cocaine pretty hard and ever since they quit it, their music has gone downhill. I'm not saying they should get back into drugs or anything but it's one of those weird correlations.

Fantasies was good as hell though. I remember thinking "the Dead Disco people made this?" and being pleasantly surprised.

Haven't heard the new album yet but that single (Dark Saturday?) was meh.

Real Name Grover
Feb 13, 2002

Like corn on the cob

Fan of Britches

Suicidal Maniac posted:

I'm a fairly big fan of Japanese Breakfast, and saw her recently. She puts on a pretty energetic and emotional show and thought it was pretty good, but if you're not a huge fan I'm not sure I'd recommend it. For me it was worth it just to see "Diving Woman" live, and was pleasantly surprised by a handful of other tracks which I thought were much better live than on the records.

I enjoyed the half of the set I stuck around for (like I posted, it began at midnight, and I'm old).

Also saw Waxahatchee do a stripped-down set; Katie Crutchfield was joined by Kevin Morby out of nowhere for the last song, which begged the question "Why wasn't Kevin Morby on this festival's bill" but w/e.

resident
Dec 22, 2005

Make it easy


Captain Hotbutt posted:

They all used to be into cocaine pretty hard and ever since they quit it, their music has gone downhill. I'm not saying they should get back into drugs or anything but it's one of those weird correlations.

Fantasies was good as hell though. I remember thinking "the Dead Disco people made this?" and being pleasantly surprised.

Haven't heard the new album yet but that single (Dark Saturday?) was meh.

The whole Broken Social Scene family tree were energetic late twenties/early thirties 15 years ago so it's not super surprising they stopped doing drugs, had families, and started making wistful dad-rock.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


That may explain why I wasn't a big fan of the last 2 BSS albums either

Although that Do Make Say Think album from last year was loving great and they're part of that whole Broken Social Scene collective. Maybe post-rock is just immune from the trappings of dad-rock lmao

Glare Seethe
May 15, 2004

Tenochtitlan, looking east.


I like Emily Haines' solo records better than Metric. It took her a long time to make a followup to her debut (like ten years?) but they're both really good.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

Shut up DUMMY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KXkQ3Ho5i8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXq-0324_Hk

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

Shut up DUMMY

What did you guys think of that Low dystopian concept album? It's pretty nuts.

ThatsMyBoye
Nov 21, 2006

I wish that I believed in fate
I wish I didn't sleep so late
I used to be carried in the arms of cheerleaders


Yeah it's definitely its own world. Some high points. Maybe not my favorite of the year just because it's so drat dense and heavy, but I can't argue with how well it all ties together

+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rNMKnHZAZc

HorseRenoir
Dec 25, 2011



T Bowl posted:

What did you guys think of that Low dystopian concept album? It's pretty nuts.

It's incredible, probably my AOTY right now. Feels like a spiritual sequel to Flaming Lips' "The Terror"

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Hey, there's a new Metric album out now!

...it's just alright. This one song stands head and shoulders above the rest IMO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1ej6O9ZPEE

Not much else about it really jumped out at me.




It's this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC8MfulGMXE

...which actually has become possibly my favourite Metric Song of all time


(It's Now or Never)

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


Cyril Sneer posted:



It's this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC8MfulGMXE

...which actually has become possibly my favourite Metric Song of all time


(It's Now or Never)
That one's okay, but favorite Metric song of all? God drat, they have so many better songs with tighter songwriting that are better showcases of Emily Haines' voice to choose from!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZDOa7_EV6Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93i1zi-CJ7I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bZUz5cvmQs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRtd8ArvH_s

howe_sam
Mar 7, 2013

Creepy little garbage eaters

I'm partial to
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZuLsz4yPPM
or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqldwoDXHKg
which i never knew really was a single take, dang
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHt5caARmh0
they're both devastatingly pretty live.

Comedy option:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtrmWnFAHYE
(for real though, I do love that song in all its forms.

Lutha Mahtin
Oct 10, 2010

Here I post;
I can do no other.


T Bowl posted:

What did you guys think of that Low dystopian concept album? It's pretty nuts.

Speaking of Low, do y'all know about their (in)famous "Drone, not Drones" set? It happened at Rock the Garden in 2013. This is a little festival put on in Minneapolis by the Walker Art Center (modern art museum) and local hipster radio station The Current (also, it's funny people are talking about Metric since they also played it that year). Low came out and played a 27-minute version of "Do You Know How to Waltz?", and at the end Alan Sparhawk said "drone, not drones" and they left the stage. This was not announced. People whined on Twitter. Thinkpieces were penned. A guy I know was working the show as an audio tech and he said it was hilarious how mad people got.

https://blog.thecurrent.org/2013/06...e-them-perform/

http://www.citypages.com/best-of/20...ormance-7365838

thehoodie
Feb 8, 2011


Charly Bliss have a new song out and it is real good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbmYNpVSbUk

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Rageaholic Monkey posted:

That one's okay, but favorite Metric song of all? God drat, they have so many better songs with tighter songwriting that are better showcases of Emily Haines' voice to choose from!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZDOa7_EV6Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93i1zi-CJ7I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bZUz5cvmQs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRtd8ArvH_s

It's not the voice or songwriting I go for, its the synths

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Slandible
Apr 30, 2008



thehoodie posted:

Charly Bliss have a new song out and it is real good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbmYNpVSbUk

Yup, I almost posted this the other day. They've been my favorite new band and show this year. Their hype is real.

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