Friday, April 28, 2006

Big local concert announcements

There's a couple of huge shows coming to Centennial Hall in June and July, and I wanted to pass along the details.

First off, Bright Eyes will be playing with Gruff Rhys on June 13th. Tickets are $36.50, and they went on sale this morning.

Next up, Wilco will be playing on July 8th! I know it sounds unbelievable, but check it out... Ticket pricing and the on-sale date haven't been announced for that one yet, but they should be up fairly soon.

You can purchase tickets for shows at Centennial Hall at, or by phone at 672-1967.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Strokes ticket giveaway!

Tonight and next Thursday at GT's, we'll be giving away pairs of tickets to the upcoming Strokes show at the JLC. We'll also be giving away copies of the limited edition release of their great new album, 'First Impressions of Earth'.

Also, following the show on May 10th, we'll be hosting the after-party on the patio at GT's. I'm going to head over as soon as the show is finished to DJ for it. It's a Wednesday, but I'll be spinning my usual Thursday fare (with a few more Strokes tunes thrown in, of course). It should be a great time!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

'Pulp Friction' playlist

Here's the playlist from today's show on 94.9 CHRW...

Hour 1

The Stills - In The Beginning
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Way Out
Wolf Parade - This Hearts On Fire
Arctic Monkeys - A Certain Romance
Hard Fi - Middle Eastern Holiday
Tokyo Police Club - Nature Of The Experiment
We Are Scientists - This Scene Is Dead
Placebo - Infra Red
Dance Hall Membership - Call It Off
Charlemagne - The Blueprint
Tom Vek - The Lower The Sun
The Strokes - Heart In A Cage
Dirty Pretty Things - Bang Bang You're Dead
Babyshambles - A'Rebours

Hour 2

The Vertical Struts - Girlfriend Boyfriend
Constantines - Arizona
The Meligrove Band - Our Love Will Make The World Go Round
The Shins - Caring Is Creepy
The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes
Soledad Brothers - Downtown Paranoia Blues
The Von Bondies - Been Swank
Broken Social Scene - 7/4 Shoreline
Elbow - Forgot Myself
Stars - Reunion
Editors - Someone Says
Debaser - Idaho
The Secret Machines - The Road Leads Where It's Led
The Subways - Holiday

If you missed it, you can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1:
Hour 2:

Monday, April 24, 2006

New radio show!

Starting tomorrow, I'm going to be hosting a new radio show on London station CHRW. The show will air live on Tuesday mornings from 9 to 11 am; and it will feature my usual staple of indie, dance-rock, post-punk and rock remixes from Canada and around the world.

If you live in the London area, you can listen to the show on 94.9FM. Anywhere else in the world, you can listen at They have streams for iTunes, Windows Media Player, Real Player and WinAmp. If you can't hear the show live, you can download MP3's of each hour. Here's the links for those...

Hour 1:
Hour 2:

I'll try to post the setlists from each show here as well.

Oh, and if you'd like to request a song, you can call me at 661-3600 when the show is on, or e-mail me any time at

Friday, April 14, 2006

Last night

The weather is great and today is a holiday, so it was absolutely packed at the club last night - probably the busiest it's been since I started there.

My friend Jesse spun a killer guest DJ set last night. He played some great tracks, including the new single from Dirty Pretty Things (Carl Barat from The Libertines' new band); as well as some great songs by the Long Blondes, A Band Of Bees, and Soledad Brothers. He also threw in some classics from Oasis, The White Stripes, The Dandy Warhols, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. It was a really good set, and a really fun night - he'll definitely be guest DJ-ing again some time in the summer. I'll try to post the date(s) here in advance.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Jeff Buckley

I've been listening to Jeff Buckley a lot over the past few weeks; particularely his second album, "Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk". He was working on it with Tom Verlaine (from Television), when he died, and it was released posthumously in 1998.

I remember the first time I went to the Rock n' Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, they had a big display about him. It had a couple of his guitars and jackets, a biography, and interestingly, a bunch of letters that he wrote to fans. I sat there and read them all - it took at least half an hour. He talked about his dad quite a bit, and how he wished he'd known him better. It's cool that he opened up about stuff like that to his fans, and took the time to write them back. More info on Jeff here..., and on his father Tim here...

Anyway, if you haven't ever really listened to his stuff, I'd highly recommend that you check it out. A lot of people I know say that his first album "Grace" is his best work. That may be a good place to start, but personally I prefer "Sketches".