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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Set Your Goals - This Very Moment (live 05.12.2007)

Set Your Goals
This Very Moment (live 05.12.2007)
Ukrainian Hall
Vancouver, BC

Friday, May 25, 2007

05.24.2007 Arcade Fire/St. Vincent [BT]

The last time the Arcade Fire came to town, I didn't think they were worth seeing because I didn't think their art-school-hipster antics would translate well in the worst sounding venue in Vancouver. At that point was happy enough to thumb my nose at that idea and reassure myself that at least i saw Zeppelin the arcade fire in a small club (indie street cred for the future :p). But AF outdoors on a warm summer evening was a no brainer.

St. Vincent aka Annie Clark and her band opened the show. Half their set was her solo, singing and playing a guitar and a kick-drum. Some songs were ok, others didn't really do anything for me.

It took me about a minute before I was made aware that the Arcade Fire have upped their live show game quite a bit since 2004. I guess when you have more room, you could go ... uh crazier. I don't have to fluff their live show anymore cuz most of you people know what they're all about already. Anti-Christ Blues sounds better on album. It's kind of disappointing Regine doesn't do the solo thing at the end. Well she does, one voice, but the harder vocal part is solo'd on the guitar instead. They had the motorcycle helmet on stage but didn't use it. Ironically, whenver they used the megaphone, it was barely audible. On Neon Bible the weakest song, imo was the first song they played after the encore break, My Body Is A Cage. This song would have put me to sleep if it weren't for this card board man without a face that the roadies put onstage. They super-imposed win's face and played the song. Sorta interesting I guess. Overall it was a solid 90 min.



The Arcade Fire
Deer Lake Park
Burnaby, BC

source: DPA 4061>DIYBB>IHP-140
lineage: WAV-M>FLAC

01.) Black Mirror
02.) Keep The Car Running
03.) No Cars Go
04.) Haiti
05.) Neighbourhood #2 (Laika)
06.) Black Wave / Bad Vibrations
07.) In The Backseat
08.) Intervention
09.) (Antichrist Television Blues)
10.) Ocean Of Noise
11.) Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels)
12.) The Well And The Lighthouse
13.) Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)
14.) Rebellion (Lies)
15.) My Body Is A Cage
16.) Wake Up

comments: i should probably mention that $1.00 of every ticket went to a charity organization
called Partners in Health which partners "with poor communities to combat disease and
poverty." more info at www.pih.org


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Sunday, May 20, 2007

BT: 03.05.2007 Do Make Say Think DVD

Do Make Say Think
March 5, 2007
Vancouver, BC
Richards on Richards

Video: Realistics 33-1065 > Sony DCR-TRV950
Transfer: MDV-M>firewire>HD
Taper: Steven Mew

Post Production: Final Cut Pro > Compressor > DVD Studio Pro > Toast
menus/chapters/song selection

Lineage: MDV-M > DVD-M


Outer and Inner Secret
Aubere le Mouton Noir
Herstory of Glory
Executioner Blues
The Landlord is Dead
Horns of a Rabbit
The Universe!
Bound to be that Way
Ontario Plates (not taped)

Total: 1:30:54
Size: 6.11g

Video format: MPEG-2, 720x576 29.9 fps (4:3) NSTC, Color, 9050 kbps (monolingual)
Audio format: Dolby Digital AC3, 48000 Hz Stereo, 448 kbps
Audio type: Stereo (2 Channel)

d/l link: here:

my apologies if you don't have a dime account.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

06.05.2005 Against Me! - Rice and Bread (live)

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

05.04.2007 Arctic Monkeys/Be Your Own Pet

Back in 2005-ish, i dismissed the Arctic Monkeys as the latest over-rated flash in the pan a la The Vines, Jet, Audioslave, etc... FastForward to 2007 and they're still around, and still have as much hype to them, albeit more mainstream hype than indie hype now. I guess i was wrong, or was I? I wasn't going to go to this show because there was no way I was going to pay a scalper $80, cuz i can't afford it. Fortunately, I was able to find one at face a the week of (thanks quinn!)

Be Your Own Pet sort of reminded me of Juliette and the Licks. Indie rock dance punk-ish instrumentals with a female ball of energy of a lead singer. They had trouble early on with a non-working bass, which resulted in the drummer and guitarist doing a half ass jam. A song later and everything was sorted out and going smoothly until someone told the the singer (apparently only 19 as she was praising our legal age) to "blow me." She spazzed and went on a tirade against the men of Vancouver, ending with "eat my cunt." I seriously thought she was going to end the set there, but i give her credit for pushing the band on to finish up their set with going-through-the-motions-version of 'Bicycle Bicycle You Are My Bicycle.' Hey it's the Commodore crowd, I can't say this doesn't surprise me.

After hearing the Arctic Monkeys play for 70 or so min, i still think they're overrated. They didn't really seem to have a lot of energy, staying fairly stationary while playing and for the most part letting their music move the crowd. Their good songs came out really well live, while their not so good songs kinda bored me. I guess that's what happens when you really not a big fan. You'd be surprised to see how many girls made their way to the dance floor as soon as the band started playing 'I think You'd Look Good on the Dance Floor' late into their set. I hope you ladies didn't buy a ticket just for that.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

06.05.2005 Against Me! - Problems (live)

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