Thursday, September 29, 2005

Wedding Crasher

Download the new Annie track from her upcoming DJ Kicks mix here:

- Wedding

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Now I Am A Blogger (The Inner Anniemal Unleashed).

So, my newest favorite band is Dragonette. At first I thought they reminded me a lot like Metric, but now I don't think so. Their website is and you can stream beautiful synth-pop from there. They are relatively new and have toured with Duran Duran and now have a slot at the upcoming Across The Narrows festival. It's nice to see the bassist, Dan (The New Deal), involved in something totally different. I'm going to hype up this band as much as I can. I think that after this weekend, the NYC bloggers will pick up on this incredible band. Their setlist was as follows:

Shock Box
Magic Fantastic
Teacher Teacher
Please Me
Sad Eyes
Titties For Daddy
Jesus Doesn't Love Me
I Get Around

Finally, the moment I had been waiting for, for almost a year now came. Annie came out. She had a person who switched between guitar and drums, and then another person who looked like he was controlling the beats. The setlist was as follows:

Always 2 Late
Chewing Gum
Greatest Hit
Come Together
Helpless Fool
Me Plus One

The show started off a bit slow. It was a mix between Annie's vocals not being loud enough and the beat with the live guitar player not translating so well. Chewing Gum came on and it sounded a bit weird with the guitarist, but everyone still got down.. Simply because it was Chewing Gum. After Chewing Gum, Annie left the stage for a bit. When she came back, the show was rocking. Her vocals were a lot stronger and more consistent. She played a new song, Wedding, which will be coming out on the upcoming DJ Kicks. The highlight of the show was Come Together. On the album the song runs close to eight minutes and I don't know if the beat was extended for the concert or not, but it seemed to just drop forever and I got stuck in a dance trance and just couldn't stop dancing. After the show I got to meet Annie and she was sweeter than I imagined. She took the time to sign whomever wanted stuff signed and took the time to chat for a bit. Obviously, I felt like a 16 year old at a New Kids On The Block concert and my heart didn't stop racing, but that's a different story. Go see Annie if you get the chance and if you get the chance to talk to her or her band, do so! My one complaint: ANNIE... GET SOME XL SHIRTS!!! :)

Monday, September 26, 2005

Infected Mushroomage

Israel's Infected Mushroom will return to Aria to do a live set. Flyer and set times are listed below.

G O'Brien :: 1:30AM-4:00AM
INFECTED MUSHROOM (Israel) (Live) :: 4:00AM-7:00AM
Clown (Jester Records) :: 7:00AM-10:00AM

Keep in mind that although the show is billed on Friday October 7th, the music starts when the venue opens which is "technically" 1:30 AM on Saturday October 8th. (Not as confusing as it seems)


Check out the crazy email I got from Fischerspooner.

It's a very Fischerspooner Halloween Show! That's right ghouls &
ghoulettes, FS is back from disco island and ready to get down with
their hometown freaks! You know the show is going to be so mind
blowingly fun that the bloggers fingers are going to bleed from
excitement! Yet, you never really just want to read about this kind of
stuff. You want to be there first hand! Costumes are mandatory for
everyone on & off stage! This very well may be the Fischerspooner
performance of 2005."

FS has once again set up an exclusive pre-sale to begin 9/27 @ 10 AM

This will be out of control.

Do YOU Even Know It's Halloween?

Well, it isn't Halloween just yet...Not even October yet... But it is time to start planning your Halloween vacation. Here is a look at some of the Halloween weekend hotspots:

Las Vegas, NV
(Vegoose Festival)
Beck, Phil Lesh, The Flaming Lips, Ween, Trey Anastasio, The String Cheese Incident

New York City

10/28 - The English Beat @ The Canal Room
- The Dresdon Dolls @ Webster Hall
10/29 - The Wailers @ The Apollo
- Mike Gordon/Leo Kottke @ Irving Plaza

10/30 - Sheryl Crow @ Lincon Center
10/31 - The Misfits, Cypress Hill @ BB Kings
- Medeski Martin and Wood @ Hammerstein
- Murphy's Law @ The Continental


10/31 - Kanye West, Common, Fantasia @ Mullins Center


10/28 - Bloodhound Gang @ Axis
- Mike Gordon/Leo Kottke @ Berklee
- Susan Tedeschi @ Orpheum
10/29 - Steve Kimock @ Paradise
10/31 - Dresdon Dolls @ Avalon
- Gwen Stefani @ Fleet Center


10/31 - The Go! Team

Ahh choices. I am drawn between Kanye, Gwen and The Go! Team. Gwen will be in Montreal in December. Now would be a good time to see Kanye and he hardly tours around here.. But, something about The Go! Team in Montreal for Halloween sounds crazy to me.

Sunday, September 25, 2005


Last night I went up to Metropolis in Montreal to see M.I.A. The show seemed pretty standard (setlist-wise) to when I last saw her. However, she was a lot calmer than previous (aka.. no drunk talk, climbing monitors, etc.). But...She did bring the hot dance moves to show. She was still with DJ Control, and not with Diplo ... But, Diplo was at the show backstage. Here are photos and the setlist from the stage.

Fire Fire
10 Dolla


Finally, The Indie Kids


The Governator

So, sometime last January, I sought to change dorm lifestyle forever with The Arnold Drinking Game. Now, I am changing the world. It has come to my attention (via little sister) that The Arnold Drinking Game has gone national and is available at . Unfortunately, the rules have evolved a lot since the version that is on that website. Look out for a new version soon. In the meantime, read up about how you can get belligerent and watch Commando at the same time.

Arnold Drinking Game

Monday, September 19, 2005

This week's picks

So music is very lacking in the area this week. Next week we will get flooded with the likes of Annie and Beck. This week is kinda lackluster. Here's the lineup.

Wolf Eyes @ Higher Ground

Burning Spear @ Higher Ground

Four Tet, Hot Chip @ Cabaret Music Hall (Montreal)
Paranoid Social Club @ Metronome

M.I.A @ Le Spectrum

Friday, September 16, 2005

Let's Go, Bisco Inferno!

So, Tuesday night The Disco Biscuits played a Katrina Benefit @ Spirit in New York City. This was the first official show without Sammy, although he was at the show watching. Mike Greenfield and Joe Russo took turns playing drums. The show was pretty solid, nothing sucked and nothing was too crazy.

Spirit Nightclub
New York, NY
Hurricane Katrina Relief Concert

Set I: Voices Insane 1, Little Shimmy In A Conga Line 1, Svenghali 1 2, Confrontation 2, Three Wishes 2, Helicopters 2

Encore: Bazaar Escape 1

1 with Mike Greenfield on drums
2 with Joe Russo on drums

Thursday, September 15, 2005

You Could Have It So Much Better...

Well, the new Franz Ferdinand album does not come out until October 3rd. Some of us have heard it already, and it is fucking amazing. On first listen, I thought it sounded very much like The Beatles. After a few more times, I realized that I was far off and that the album sounds like typical Franz. You will find that it will be the hipster soundtrack for the next year with lyrical refrences to cocaine, artsy friends, and Coney Island.

1. The Fallen
2. Do You Want To
3. This Boy
4. Walk Away
5. Evil & A Heathen
6. You're The Reason I'm Leaving
7. Eleanor Put Your Boots On
8. Well That Was Easy
9. What You Meant
10. I'm Your Villain
11. You Could Have It So Much Better
12. Fade Together
13. Outsiders

My favorite tracks include The Fallen, Outsiders, and Do You Want To.

Do They Know It's Halloween?

What do Beck, Peaches, The Arcade Fire, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs have in common?

Visit Vice Recordings to find out.

Find me in the CLUB.

For all you electronic music heads, Aria Night-club in Montreal, QC has some amazing acts coming up.

Roni Size is tomorrow night/Saturday morning for only 15 bucks. This legendary DNB pioneer will be spining from 3:30AM-6:30AM. Doors for this event are 1:30 AM (Sat).

Infected Mushroom will be coming to Aria on Friday, October 7th. Details TBA.

Carl Cox will be at Aria on Wednesday, October 19th. Details TBA.

Dieselboy will be at Aria on Friday, December 9th. Details TBA.