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« on: 27 Mar 2005, 19:12 »

Well, the latest band I'm into now is Stars. They're just exactly what I want to hear, I think indie-pop will be my new genre of choice. The light hearted-fun yet deep music coming out of Stars made me download everything I can, and I will go and hunt for their albums when the stores open up after easter weekend. I recommend this to people who like music, can anybody recommend anything like them to me?
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« Reply #1 on: 27 Mar 2005, 19:45 »

I would suggest picking up some work by their Montreal kin The Dears.  They make similar romantic synth pop, although they're a little more prog than Stars.  Their last full length No Cities Left would be a place to start.

Beyond that, pretty much any of the artists of the Canadian indie-pop-rock scene might be up your alley - Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Metric, etc.
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« Reply #2 on: 27 Mar 2005, 19:51 »

i always wanted to go to Canada
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« Reply #3 on: 27 Mar 2005, 20:16 »

Yeah, as a canadian I love to see the fact that we're developing something of a unique music scene and a culture somewhat independant from our big brother the USA.
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« Reply #4 on: 27 Mar 2005, 20:17 »

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« Reply #5 on: 27 Mar 2005, 20:19 »

Here is a really great article from The Globe and Mail a month or so ago all about the Canadian Music Scene and how despite the recognition its getting abroad, the industry in Canada still doesn't get it:

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SOMEONE PLEASE THROW SOME ARCADE FIRE ON THE JUNOS

By CARL WILSON
Saturday, February 12, 2005 - Page R5

In the past two weeks, the two new solitudes in Canadian music were mapped in bright relief.

First, Montreal's sturm-and-strings rock brigade, the Arcade Fire, took Manhattan: The band made a madcap appearance (with helmeted percussionists drumming on each other's heads) on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. They sold out two large New York clubs, with scouts, critics, fans and David Bowie in the house. The second night -- in perhaps the most surreal, sugar-cereal-sweet moment so far in Canada's indie-music renaissance -- their encore of the Talking Heads' Naive Melody was joined by David Byrne himself.

TheNew York Times followed with a Sunday Arts cover story proclaiming Montreal music "the next big thing," naming the likes of Stars, the Dears and Sam Roberts. Spin, Interview and Rolling Stone magazines are joining the chorus.

Comparable worldly strides have been made by Vancouver's Hot Hot Heat and New Pornographers. Toronto has Broken Social Scene, Death From Above 1979, and the Hidden Cameras (cultivated partly by the weekly Wavelength concert series, celebrating its fifth anniversary this weekend). Not to mention Canadians abroad such as crooner Leslie Feist or various electronic-music whiz kids.

But then on Monday came the annual Juno Awards nominations. And like blue-state Democrats whose exit-poll high came crashing down in November, Canadians were served notice that our "best artists" still were supposed to be Bryan Adams and CÚline Dion. The likes of the Arcade Fire were shunted off to the token alternative categories, not included in the April awards broadcast.

In Canadian music, the revolution will not be televised.

This isn't the annual gripe about the Junos being square. The awards have made a remarkable turnaround since their 2002 takeover by glitz-loving CTV after, sad to say, three decades of parochial CBC broadcasts. It was an inspired initiative to add more performances and, with much foofaraw, to change cities each year (St. John's, Ottawa, Edmonton and, this year, Winnipeg). The ceremonies are now watched by nearly as many Canadians as tomorrow's U.S. Grammys will be, and that's amazing.

Last year's triple win by Sam Roberts caught the nation off guard, and this year the non-conformist Toronto rapper k-os got three nods, and Feist two. The new adult-alternative category, with nominees such as Rufus Wainwright, is another sop (what are the other alternative nominees -- babies?), but at least the Junos try.

No, the alternative ghetto exists because Canadian radio and our U.S.-branch-plant major record labels remain timid, lumbering beasts. Nearly all the artists above are on tiny indies here, with bigger deals abroad. Feist broke through in France. The Arcade Fire is on North Carolina's Merge. Broken Social Scene is on Mercury U.K.

Most aren't even tempted to sign in Canada. As David Byrne posted in his on-line diary after his Arcade Fire gig, "The question is, can the larger labels that are courting them do better? . . . [Maybe] they're doing all right where they are."

The damage is to the national culture. If you haven't heard these artists, it's because no one is promoting them on Canadian radio. After decades of radio regulation and industry sponsorship, Canada still lets Americans sell our culture back to us, as in Neil Young's or Joni Mitchell's day.

Toronto's Evan Newman is one of the few insiders to speak out. As an employee at V2 Records, he wrote an open letter to his industry peers in September asking how they could let the rising indie stars pass them by. Then he quit to start his own management firm, where he advises clients such as Toronto band Tangiers to sign abroad.

"The majors here are looking for the Canadian equivalent of U.S. acts. They aren't interested in nurturing a distinctly Canadian sound," Newman told me. They want cash cows to slide unnoticeably between U.S. hits on radio, he said, corrupting the spirit of Canadian-content rules. When Juno time comes, they spin wheels to get their latest one-hit clones onto the list.

The trouble isn't that major nominations are based on sales -- the Junos would wither as a showcase of unknowns. True, the figures used (of recordings "shipped" by labels to stores) are very open to manipulation, but even if the system were reformed, the airwaves would still be flooded by disposable signees whom the labels pump for a year or two and then dump, such as Canadian Idol winners.

If that push were given to more unique Canadian voices, Newman contends, the public might embrace them, too. But no one dares.

Such tunnel vision is hardly restricted to Canada. And there has been progress. Vancouver's Nettwerk continues to discover the Sarahs and Avrils. Warner Music has made daring moves like signing hip-hop maverick Buck 65. Other majors have made side deals with indies, or created "incubator" imprints such as Universal's MapleMusic, trading aid to promising newcomers for an option on future partnerships.

But this country could do better. More than ever -- maybe thanks to immigration, travel, the Internet -- Canadian artists are sophisticated, not split between lonely poets and provincial cheeseballs. The world is noticing, yet Canada hasn't.

America will always best us at big, dumb, dazzling stuff; the Brits will always be more louche and arch. But as the Arcade Fire's flare signals, Canada may be the country that makes arty stuff the masses can love. It's not just our Leonard Cohen roots. It's what we are becoming. And I don't say so purely out of "true patriot love and la, la, la, la, la," as Halifax rocker Joel Plaskett sings.

The New York Times writer flailed around trying to explain why Montreal is so fertile. He went on about downtrodden anglophone minorities (with an egregious comparison to South Africa, while overlooking the many francophones in the bands). He mentioned a recession (that happened 15 years ago) and low rents (which actually have skyrocketed). Why Montreal? Why Canada? Why now? Really, he had no clue.

A better answer is secreted amid the jargon in a report by the consulting firm Catalytix submitted to the city of Montreal last month: "The Montreal region has been experiencing a shift in its economic base since the early 1990s," the authors write, "from classic industrial to a creativity-focused business mix more dependent on ideas and innovation than on natural resources or transportation cost."

They add that Montreal "ranks in the Top 5 North American regions in terms of employment growth over the past five years; in 2003, it ranked first." So much for the starving-grotto theory. In fact Montreal artists are getting a little of the new wealth, helping them start labels, artist-run nightclubs and festivals such as Pop Montreal, Mutek and Suoni per il popolo.

Catalytix is run by bestselling American author Richard Florida, who made "the creative city" a catchphrase in city halls across the continent. Montreal ranks second among the 25 largest North American cities in the relative size of what Florida calls the "super creative core," the demographic that works in high tech, science, media, education and the arts. And who comes first and third? Toronto and Vancouver. If we don't screw up, that's our distinct Canadian future. (All American cities rank lower, from Seattle to New York.)

It doesn't mean just pointy-headed esoterica, with no old hoser stomp. Canuck humility lives. Our musicians like their audiences. They form (broken) social scenes. They perk up for melodies, dance beats and sing-alongs. They put sticky peanut butter in their bitter chocolate, populism in their conceptual art.

Overhype and backlash be damned, this is not the flavour of the month. It's the new Canadian cuisine. Industry scaredy-cats can lap it up or go hungry. As the Arcade Fire sang to Conan O'Brien, "If you want somethin', don't ask for nothin' " -- and as David Byrne sang to the Arcade Fire, "I guess that this must be the place."

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« Reply #6 on: 27 Mar 2005, 20:36 »

i swear i wanted to read that
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« Reply #7 on: 27 Mar 2005, 20:51 »

I skimmed it, but if said bands were actually in the Junos I might actually consider, you know, watching them for five minutes.
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« Reply #8 on: 27 Mar 2005, 21:04 »

So outside Canada we are known for The Arcade Fire, and inside Canada we know ourselves for Avril Lavigne and Nickelback.
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« Reply #9 on: 27 Mar 2005, 21:10 »

how utterly revolting.

in terms of canadian indie pop, new pornographers are good to check out if you havent yet.
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« Reply #10 on: 27 Mar 2005, 21:38 »

I love Stars too. I only have their 2nd album, but I want to get Heart also. I love Amy Millan!
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« Reply #11 on: 28 Mar 2005, 08:21 »

Metric were my absolute favorite band before Stars. Now they're tied.
I'm loving the fact that there are all these canadian indie bands out there that are good at rocking socks off, I'm going to make it my mission to share this with all my canadian friends who are sick of Avril & Nickelback.
One of the people I work with grew up with Avril Lavigne, and I always like that she was reportedly 'les bitch', pardonnez moi francais.
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« Reply #12 on: 28 Mar 2005, 10:39 »

I don't know if i agree with that article.
I mean, it would be great if hose bands got the recognition they deserve, but canada is doing an okay job of promoting the new small indie bands.

Its just that most people are looking in the worng places. I mean how much indie is playeed on popular US radio stations anywyas?

Yes, stars deserves more recognition, but isn't that just the nature of indie anyways?

click here and take a listen.... (a random window will open.. it might be hip hop at first.  just explore a bit, there's a wealth of good stuff there, plus the hip hops not bad)
http://www.cbcradio3.com/index.cfm?mode=loader

CBC Radio3 does a pretty good job of promoting really damn good canadian indie, and we do have things like the canadian music clause...rule...thing (about air time on radio stations.)
The only problem comes from the  fact that what your talking about really is independant. I mean, modest mouse got virtually no recognition outside of indie circles in the US until they signed to major, right? same deal.

Already our awards shows recognize more indie artists than most others, and i don't think we should be complaining  -just recommending more good music to people that ask.
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« Reply #13 on: 28 Mar 2005, 11:10 »

considering what music in the states is "known for,"  i really don't mind that we're known for avril lavigne. plus, our country as a whole probly.. no, definately -hates her more than the states hates britney spears, so i think we're good.
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« Reply #14 on: 28 Mar 2005, 12:42 »

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I don't know if i agree with that article.
I mean, it would be great if hose bands got the recognition they deserve, but canada is doing an okay job of promoting the new small indie bands.

CBC Radio3 does a pretty good job of promoting really damn good canadian indie, and we do have things like the canadian music clause...rule...thing (about air time on radio stations.)


Two flaws here:

One, Canada is doing a shat job of promoting the new small indie bands. Metric is playing at the same club that normally specializes in small local acts and/or first-time gigs (I'm still going, of course). What we wind up promoting is stuff like not only Avril and Brian Adams, but stuff like Alexisonfire who - while good - are nowhere near as creative or unique as Moneen. I'm both excited and terrified for the DFA1979 show, as nobody I've talked to ever has heard of 'em. Bands like the Arcade Fire don't come here because nobody knows who they are; with the exception of folks like me and the occasional (surprising) newspaper article, they get no promotion or recognition when mentioned.

Two, the words "CBC Radio 3" should tip you off. If you're in Canada and listening to any of CBC's radio stations then there are pretty good odds you already know the bands they'll mention. Nobody else listens to CBC Radio. FACT.

And as a musician and songwriter in Canada, this single-mindedness the industry has about homogenizing to U.S. mainstream tastes makes me kind of afraid.
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« Reply #15 on: 28 Mar 2005, 14:02 »

And with regards to CanCon regulations, while I don't want to badmouth them too much because I think they have their value, more often than not they are used to produce and promote bands and artists that fit within what is going on in the United States rather than fostering a uniquely Canadian sound.
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« Reply #16 on: 28 Mar 2005, 19:26 »

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And with regards to CanCon regulations, while I don't want to badmouth them too much because I think they have their value, more often than not they are used to produce and promote bands and artists that fit within what is going on in the United States rather than fostering a uniquely Canadian sound.


thats a good point.
but who are we blaming for the crappyness of promotion? Popular radiostations are just that, popular. of course they're going to cater to the north american ideal. That being said there is some effort being put in to get small canadian bands out there, there's "new music canada" programs being broadcast.

and many of the small bands do getting some recognition- i saw the organs' video for "brother" on much the other day, and was quite happy about that...but those kinds of things are based on popular request and theres not much we can do about it.

i'm not saying it couldn't be better. it could. a LOT better. but i think that we should give promoters a little credit here. its tough to bring things to the mainstream without having a backlash of angry elitist fans claiming "sell out" status. dumb.

I don't know about where you live, but I do actually listen to CBC, and so do most people I know- teenagers and older generation alike. Maybe my views are skewed, but it's better than nothing. And it's usually pretty damn good radio - as long as you know when the programs you like are on.
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« Reply #17 on: 28 Mar 2005, 19:35 »

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I'm both excited and terrified for the DFA1979 show, as nobody I've talked to ever has heard of 'em. Bands like the Arcade Fire don't come here because nobody knows who they are; with the exception of folks like me and the occasional (surprising) newspaper article, they get no promotion or recognition when mentioned.


I guess opinions are formulated on personal surroundings then.
Where I am, everyone, (including people that annoy me to no end -i hate to be elitist, but agh stop tainting good music with your ugg boots) knows who DFA 1979 is. And the arcade fire couldn't be more hyped up.

There are a lot of free newspapers and magazines available downtown that are constantly featuring articles on new and upcoming bands, and sometimes i'm pleasantly suprised when my non-indie friends have heard of the likes of Tegan and Sarah and are really into them.
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« Reply #18 on: 28 Mar 2005, 20:36 »

I just saw this thread and wanted to sing very loudly.

'CHANCES ARE WE MIGHT BE STARS AND LI-IVE FOR EV-E-R'
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« Reply #19 on: 28 Mar 2005, 20:37 »

That's because DFA1979 are awesome, while DFA are jerks who sue.

japanese.gum, where is it that you live? Where I live, apparently the pinnacle of music is Billy Talent and the Used and I wish I made that up.

Oh, can't forget Tim McGraw. No matter how hard I try.

EDIT: I forgot to mention, I couldn't really get into the first Stars song I heard, e.g. the single where they had the video where there was a girl in a house and time was frozen. Anybody have some recommendations for songs of theirs I might dig more?
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« Reply #20 on: 28 Mar 2005, 20:48 »

Interesting thread...  I think the article is good, and it sums up my reaction when I looked at the Juno nominees.  And I also agree: Radio 3 is great, but it is only one night a week (well, plus the condensed recap).  Brave New Waves is also cool, but it gets slotted at the midnight - 4am slot each night.  Exclaim is also, in my opinion, a superior magazine (insofar as what it covers) than Spin or Rolling Stone, and it is free to boot.

The catch is that the only people who get these things are people who already know about them.  Most people I know have never heard of even The Arcade Fire in spite of the buzz surrounding them.  The Unicorns?  Forget about it.  Hot Hot Heat was fairly well known when I lived in Victoria but, well, they're from there.  

But I think that the Canadian Content rules, while useful, are not being used the way they should.  Just like another post says, they are used to play the big acts, the stuff that is getting airplay on American stations anyway, like Nickeback and Avril, which to me runs counter to their purpose.  

I've always been a big supporter of Canadian music.  It is something I think Canadians do consitently well, as opposed to (please no flames, this is my humble opinion!) television and literature (and yes, there are exceptions to this, I know).  There is so much good Canadian music being produced, but we still see support thrown at the "safe" bets-- the ones who have made it in Canada (like the Tragically Hip, who could spit on a piece of vinyl and have it nominated for a Juno) or abroad.  

I don't know that radio in the US is any better-- they like the safe bets, too-- but if we're going to have CanCon regulations, then damn, let's use them so we can hear something that is a bit different!
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« Reply #21 on: 28 Mar 2005, 21:02 »

Tragically Hip are ace, though.
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« Reply #22 on: 28 Mar 2005, 22:57 »

Yeah, I like 'em, but have they ever released something that has not been nominated?
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« Reply #23 on: 29 Mar 2005, 00:19 »

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It's starting to scare me more and more that people know about DFA 1979, but they haven't heard of DFA, the label.


I KNOW. aahh.
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« Reply #24 on: 29 Mar 2005, 00:27 »

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Interesting thread...  I think the article is good, and it sums up my reaction when I looked at the Juno nominees.  And I also agree: Radio 3 is great, but it is only one night a week (well, plus the condensed recap).  Brave New Waves is also cool, but it gets slotted at the midnight - 4am slot each night.  Exclaim is also, in my opinion, a superior magazine (insofar as what it covers) than Spin or Rolling Stone, and it is free to boot.

The catch is that the only people who get these things are people who already know about them.  Most people I know have never heard of even The Arcade Fire in spite of the buzz surrounding them.  The Unicorns?  Forget about it.  Hot Hot Heat was fairly well known when I lived in Victoria but, well, they're from there.  

But I think that the Canadian Content rules, while useful, are not being used the way they should.  Just like another post says, they are used to play the big acts, the stuff that is getting airplay on American stations anyway, like Nickeback and Avril, which to me runs counter to their purpose.  

I've always been a big supporter of Canadian music.  It is something I think Canadians do consitently well, as opposed to (please no flames, this is my humble opinion!) television and literature (and yes, there are exceptions to this, I know).  There is so much good Canadian music being produced, but we still see support thrown at the "safe" bets-- the ones who have made it in Canada (like the Tragically Hip, who could spit on a piece of vinyl and have it nominated for a Juno) or abroad.  

I don't know that radio in the US is any better-- they like the safe bets, too-- but if we're going to have CanCon regulations, then damn, let's use them so we can hear something that is a bit different!


exclaim is good. most of the others aren't bad either- terminal city does a decent job from time to time, as well as a lot of the less...glossy ones published out of random college kid's basements that you see kicking about...

but you're right, people that use these resources don't really need them to be able to find the new canadian music out there-  they're usually hounds for it.

DFA may be jerks who sue, but I must say
they have some good bands.

and i'm from the lower mainland BC for whoever was asking
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« Reply #25 on: 29 Mar 2005, 02:53 »

The jerks who sue (related to DFA) are the ones furthest removed from the music side of it - it wasn't, say, all James Murphy's fault...
ANd DFA 1979 are the most bizarre, insane, brilliantly original people I've encountered in a long time, and they rock.
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« Reply #26 on: 29 Mar 2005, 07:45 »

As a Canadian music enthusiast I can recommend a few names which haven't already been suggested:

Memphis (Tourq from Stars' other band. Very simmilar)
Young and Sexy (Vancouver band, a little more folky, but great)
The Stills (Montreal, I'm sure most people have hard of them...)
The Hidden Cameras (GTA, Gay Church Pop, great stuff)
Gentleman Reg (GTA, on Threegut, Another Toronto gay pop hero)
The Phonemes (If you can find any...)

I have more to say about the CRTC and such, but no time right now in which to say it.

I also interviewed Stars a little while back for my radio show. I uploaded it to my podcast, but unfortunately all of my bandwidth for the month was eaten up yesterday. It should be available again in a day or two at:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/jayneshow
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« Reply #27 on: 29 Mar 2005, 09:40 »

oh man i love the hidden cameras like whoa

"in the union of wine is my favorite"- i love his voice in that one for some reason...

but "music is my boyfriend" makes me laugh, a lot.
hehehee.
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« Reply #28 on: 29 Mar 2005, 13:28 »

Yes, he is great. Almost all of his lyrics are pretty funny if you really listen.

Seeing the Hidden Cameras live is one of the greatest things you will ever do, jump at the chance should it ever arise.

I also should have mentioned earlier:

Jim Guthrie (Mostly his stuff from Now, More Than Ever)
Final Fantasy (The violinist from Arcade Fire)
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« Reply #29 on: 29 Mar 2005, 13:38 »

Let's not forget kiddies, Canada also gave us Broken Social Scene, God Speed You Black Emporer, Alexisonfire, Metric, The Stills, Death From Above & many others that I cannot think of at the moment!
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« Reply #30 on: 29 Mar 2005, 16:37 »

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The Stills (Montreal, I'm sure most people have hard of them...)

YES.
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« Reply #31 on: 29 Mar 2005, 17:55 »

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The Stills (Montreal, I'm sure most people have hard of them...)

YES.


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« Reply #32 on: 30 Mar 2005, 00:28 »

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Let's not forget kiddies, Canada also gave us Broken Social Scene, God Speed You Black Emporer, Alexisonfire, Metric, The Stills, Death From Above & many others that I cannot think of at the moment!


broken social scene is like, THE best:
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music ever.

for me its definitely on- or even above- the same platform as pink floyd, and thats saying something.

and i saw alexisonfire once like two years ago and they sucked ass.
i didn't enjoy the show at all. ew.



i don't remember if they were already mentioned, but the UNICORNS had a fun show, if we're talking about fun shows.
it was totally fun while being totally and completely...raw?
not as in bad....
as in unedited, uncensored, unpolished... real while being... ridiculous
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« Reply #33 on: 30 Mar 2005, 00:29 »

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Yes, he is great. Almost all of his lyrics are pretty funny if you really listen.

Seeing the Hidden Cameras live is one of the greatest things you will ever do, jump at the chance should it ever arise.

I also should have mentioned earlier:

Jim Guthrie (Mostly his stuff from Now, More Than Ever)
Final Fantasy (The violinist from Arcade Fire)


i will definitely definitely jump at the chance.
the pawn-something-important-for-instant-cash kind of jump
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« Reply #34 on: 31 Mar 2005, 00:50 »

Stars album "Set Yourself On Fire" blew me away when I snagged it back in January.  I had to track down their two previous albums, and all three are just fantastic.

And they are playing tomorrow, but I can't go.
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« Reply #35 on: 31 Mar 2005, 01:02 »

Honestly, I though the new Stars albums is very interesting lyricaly but somewhat mediocre musicaly - very well done, but brings absolutely nothing new to the table. Thank you indie pop oversaturation for making me so jaded.
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« Reply #36 on: 31 Mar 2005, 15:33 »

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I KNEW IT!!!

No, I meant the Stills are YES, as in "fucking rad."


Interesting thing: for those of you who were following the discussion of the Junos, CBC Radio One had a guy on this morning who talked about pretty much everything we said, referencing Broken Social Scene, The Arcade Fire, and Junior Boys. He also referred to Sam Roberts' win as an "anomaly." It was very bizarre.
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« Reply #37 on: 31 Mar 2005, 16:14 »

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and i saw alexisonfire once like two years ago and they sucked ass.
i didn't enjoy the show at all. ew.


Sir, I challenge you to a duel!
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« Reply #38 on: 31 Mar 2005, 19:23 »

I will let skibas win mediate.
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« Reply #39 on: 02 Apr 2005, 14:18 »

I posted about this before.... my Stars interview works now, link to file:

http://www.twoduckmedia.ca/podcasts/Jayne_Show_Podcast_04.mp3

There is a Cuff the Duke interview after it on the same file.
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« Reply #40 on: 03 Apr 2005, 19:14 »

Stars!

My friend knows Torque!! (Torquil Campbell, to you) Or rather, met him and knows his girlfriend. Take your pick.
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« Reply #41 on: 05 Apr 2005, 16:28 »

He he he.
A line on my grandparents copy of The Globe caught my eye. It was the guy who reviews the major classical things calling the Junos an indie thing this year, with billy talent and k-os. I like both of them, and I don't want to come of as a hipster-snob because I'm not and I'm not even that hip, but I had to read the article after reading the one in here and seeing that headline.
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« Reply #42 on: 06 Apr 2005, 06:40 »

i'm seeing stars play on friday as part of the exclaim! tour with apostle of hustle and montag. i'm very excited!
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« Reply #43 on: 06 Apr 2005, 14:21 »

You're lucky. I'm going to the Toronto show on the 14th with the Organ.... We got hosed.
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