Sunday, August 26, 2007

Bracing for September....

A very, very busy concert calendar next month - and I've got to say a pretty wacky variety too. I'm excited, and a bit nervous about how tired I'll get, but I know it will be worth it. Really.

Sept 1 - Andrew Bird - super talented multi-instrumentalist who is apparently an absolute treat live. Should be good - it's in my favorite venue, which makes it that much better.

Sept 3 - Crowded House - yes, going back to the 80s. Never saw Crowded House in the 80s, though have seen and been amazed by Neil Finn solo, which is what is prompting me to go back in time.

Sept 9 - Brian Jonestown Massacre - Anton Newcombe is probably my favorite dysfunctional control freak musical genius. With emphasis on the genius.

Sept 14 - Rock Plaza Central - my current favorite Toronto band, and not just because their last album was a theme album about robot horses who think they are real horses.

Sept 18 - The Flaming Lips (and god help me the city strike better be over by this time as it is at the city-run Orpheum - mess with this concert date Sam and you'll have the Wrath of Jan to deal with). We don't have floor seats, so we likely won't get to roll Wayne Coyne around in a big ball, but that's OK. (As an aside, I have a big crush on Wayne Coyne. Can't help it.)

Sept 24 - Smashing Pumpkins - or rather, Billy Corgan re-branding something fairly close to Zwan as Smashing Pumpkins, but I find Corgan interesting enough that I really don't care who else is in the band.

Let the games begin!


Tracy said...


lucky duck

will live vicariously through your reviews...


Anonymous said...

hey, thanks for commenting on my site -- your blog is great as well! and i see that you're from vancouver, too. i may very well be going to see rock plaza central, too. we should do the nerdy blog salute! ;D