Wrapping Up The Week

April 3, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Wrapping up the past week and looking ahead a bit.
What I’ve been listening to the most this past week :The Broken WestI Can’t Go On,I’ll Go On, Warren ZevonExcitable Boy(remaster), Julie DoironWoke Myself Up, Bright EyesCassadaga,LimbeckLimbeck,The SwimmersFighting Trees,The Creeping WeedsWe Are All Part Of A Dream You’re Having

The ~K’nise Music Maker Of The Week is the lovely piano playing Skyler Stonestreet.

Bag Of Songs Artist To Watch Chelsea Taube has gotten her song Desperate Winters placed on an upcoming Loose Music Country Girl compilation and is playing a couple shows in New York City this week.

Wednesday April 4th Wicked Willy’s on Bleecker St. 7pm
Friday April 6th Googie’s Lounge Above The Living Room 154 Ludlow 7pm

One of the bands that blew me away when I saw them recently for the first time was Canada’s The Constantines. Someone stole one of their guitars at a recent show @ Lee’s Palace in Toronto.

From the band :
Hey Friends,
Thanks to all who came out to the show last night (March 30) at Lee’s Palace in Toronto. No thanks to the person who walked out of the club with Will’s guitar in Steve’s guitar case. We are asking anyone in the Toronto area to be on the look-out for a Black 1995 American Stratocaster with a white pick-guard, a rosewood fretboard, and a rainbow coloured guitar strap. The serial number is: N55 7313. The guitar case is a black Fender hardshell case, covered in Constantines, Threegut and Subpop Records stickers.
If whoever took the guitar reads this, you can contact us via cradlerock1@gmail.com and we can figure out a way for you to return it, no questions asked.
Thanks to everyone who has come to the shows in Eastern Canada so far. We head off to Winnipeg tomorrow and I am going to write another message in a few minutes announcing further tour dates in the Northeastern United States in late April.

Good Sounds Good is a collective of amazingly talented female artists mainly based out of Toronto consisting of Emer, Emma-Lee, blueVenus, Melissa Bathory, Sarah Shafey, Moulann, Kirsten Jones, Clare Love and, Saidah Baba Talibah. They have a big showcase show coming up as well as shows by a few of their members.

Tue Apr 3 2007 9:30P GSG Monthly @ The Cameron House featuring Melissa Bathory, Moulann and Sarah Shafey! Toronto
Wed Apr 4 2007 7:00P Clare Love Solo @ Arlene’s Grocery – New York City NYC, New York
Thu Apr 5 2007 9:00P Clare Love – The Lei Lounge at Niagara New York
Fri Apr 6 2007 8:00P Clare Love – Freddy’s Bar and Backroom Brooklyn
Sat Apr 7 2007 9:00P Emma-Lee & Emer @ The Cameron House Toronto
Sat Apr 21 2007 10:00P blueVenus at The Cameron Toronto, Ontario
Tue Apr 24 2007 8:00P Sarah Shafey- Renaissance Cafe(Emma-Lee hosts) Toronto, Ontario

My favorite Philadelphia band of the moment, The Swimmers, bring their amazing sounds to the midwest this week. Be sure to stop out and see them and tell them I sent you.

Tue Apr 3 2007 1:00P WHFR in-studio Detroit, Michigan
Tue Apr 3 2007 8:00P Lager House Detroit, Michigan
Thu Apr 5 2007 8:00P Schubas Chicago, Illinois
Fri Apr 6 2007 8:00P Constant Spring Goshen, Indiana
Sat Apr 7 2007 7:30P Senorita Burrita Lancaster, Pennsylvania

LIVE : 11.21.06 The Hold Steady @ The North Star Bar Philadelphia

November 22, 2006 by · Leave a Comment
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Thanks to being on innumerable mailing lists, an afternoon message announcing just released tickets to the long sold out Hold Steady show at the North Star Bar in Philly resulted in a score of a ticket for last night. It’s no mistake that Boys and Girls In America is one of the most raved about discs of the year. The boys delivered one of the best rock shows I have seen in a long time. Their manic energy on stage never let up once for the full ninety minutes. It was also obvious that they were having FUN up there. These are a few of the pretty crappy looking photos I managed to take last night.
If they haven’t been to your city yet be sure to go check them out. Here’s the dates currently on their itinerary :
Nov 22 2006 8:00P Warsaw Brooklyn, NY
Nov 24 2006 8:00P Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ
Nov 25 2006 8:00P Black Cat Washington DC, DC
Nov 26 2006 8:00P Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Nov 27 2006 8:00P New Brookland Tavern Columbia, SC
Nov 29 2006 8:00P The Social Orlando, FL
Nov 30 2006 8:00P Orpheum Tampa, FL
Dec 1 2006 8:00P Beta Bar Tallahassee , FL
Dec 2 2006 8:00P The Parish at House of Blues New Orleans, LA
Dec 4 2006 8:00P Sticky Fingerz Little Rock, AR
Dec 5 2006 8:00P Mojo’s Columbia, MO
Dec 6 2006 8:00P The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS
Dec 7 2006 8:00P The Picador (formerly Gabe’s) Iowa City, IA
Dec 8 2006 8:00P Southgate House Newport, KY
Dec 9 2006 8:00P Headliner’s Louisville, KY
Dec 11 2006 8:00P Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Dec 13 2006 8:00P Showplace Buffalo, NY
Dec 15 2006 8:00P Pearl Street Northhampton, MA

The Hold Steady 11.21.06 North Star Bar Philadelphia PA

Stuck Between Stations
cattle And The Creeping Things
The Swish
Chips Ahoy!
Massive Nights
You Can Make Him Like You
Hot Soft Light
Party Pit
Stevie Nix
Your Little Hoodrat Friend
Southtown Girls
How A Resurrection Really Feels

First Night
Same Kooks
Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night
Killer Parties
One big surprise of the night for me was the opening set by Canada’s The Constantines,a band I had not heard of before. Their Spoon meets Fugazi sound was intense live. I bought a couple of their cds after the show, and while good,they don’t really capture the power of their live show. They are opening a number of dates on the Hold Steady tour, if they’re in your town be sure to get there in time to catch them.

The Constantines Tour Dates
Nov 22 2006 9:00P Warsaw Brooklyn, New York
Nov 29 2006 9:00P Starlight Waterloo, Ontario
Nov 30 2006 9:00P Call the Office London, Ontario
Dec 1 2006 9:00P Lee’s Palace Toronto, Ontario
Dec 2 2006 2:00P Lee’s Palace Toronto, Ontario
Dec 2 2006 9:00P The Underground Hamilton, Ontario
Jan 29 2007 8:00P Peterborough Memorial Centre Peterborough, Ontario
Jan 31 2007 8:00P General Motors Centre Oshawa, Ontario
Feb 2 2007 8:00P Scotiabank Place Ottawa, Ontario

The Hold Steady
official website:

MP3: The Hold Steady – Hot Soft Light
The Hold Steady – Party Pit

The Constantines
official website:
subpop page:

MP3: The Constantines – Nightime/Anytime(it’s Alright)

BUY IT : the hold steady the constantines