I’ve been listening to Neko Case for a few years now and I have wanted to see her live from the first moment I heard her sing. Her powerful voice and incredible range tell stories so captivatingly. Thanks to some dear friends I was able to catch her latest show at Trinity St. Paul’s church in Toronto which is a beautiful venue.
From start to finish Neko’s voice rang out like a perfect chorus of bells. She hit every note with ease and with perfect control. I couldn’t help but watch with a mix of adoration and envy. She’s just amazing. Her band and backing vocalist Kelly were perfectly matched to her skill making for a memorable evening.
For pics and a great write up check out the2scoops! Thx again Jay, the Neko ticket was a fabulous b-day gift!
There is a beautiful observatory just north of Toronto, Ontario that is being threatened. The land could potentially be sold to developers which would result in the observatory being closed up and torn down.
Please sign the petition to protect this landmark. It is a beautiful old building on beautiful land which is not only a home for science but it is also a home for wildlife. The observatory it self is still in use and it would be a shame to lose this battle.
Coldplay has officially announced the dates for their 2008 tour. The new album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends will hit stores in North America on June 17th.
The tour dates in Canada are as follows:
07-27 Pemberton, British Columbia – Pemberton Festival
07-29 Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place
07-30 Calgary, Alberta – Pengrowth Saddledome
08-01 Winnipeg, Manitoba – MTS Centre
10-20 Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
10-21 Ottawa, Ontario – Scotiabank Place
10-29 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
10-30 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
Tickets go on sale on June 14th!
For other tour dates check out Pitchfork. Thank you Pitchfork for keeping us all informed!
You can listen to the new album’s first single Violet Hill while you dream of the upcoming concert season.
Not sure what is going on today but it seems that Pitchfork has gotten hold of the dates for the rest of Radiohead’s North American tour!
I can’t find any confirmation on AtEase or on Dead Air Space but I’m sure that will be coming soon.
August 6th – Montreal, Quebec w/ Grizzly Bear @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
August 15th – Toronto, Ontario w/ Grizzly Bear @ Molson Amphitheatre
August 19th – Vancouver, British Columbia w/ Liars @ Thunderbird Stadium
Not sure how they ended up going to Montreal and Toronto more than a week apart. Must be the scheduling limitations of the venues. Too bad the Montreal show is on a Wednesday night. Makes it more difficult for those of us coming from outside of Montreal. Fingers crossed I can get a ticket!
UPDATE: Confirmation has appeared on Dead Air Space and on At Ease.
I’m so excited! According to Colin Greenwood Radiohead will be releasing more details about the second half of their tour in North America this coming Monday! <insert happy dance here!>
Here is a taste of a live performance to get you in the mood…
Apparently Thom Yorke has been listening to an electronic band called Autechre. Head over to their MySpace page and have a listen.
Pitchfork (my fabulous source!) had a chat with Colin Greenwood which you can check out here.
For those of us who are anxiously (and impatiently) waiting for word on an August concert date here is a little tidbit to tide you over.
Rumour has it that a UK band called Underworld will be opening for the August portion of the Radiohead tour.
Founded by Rick Smith & Karl Hyde, Underworld has been compared to the likes of Orbital and the Chemical Brothers. Underworld has been around since the 80’s and currently includes Darren Price. In October 2007 they released an album called “Oblivion with Bells”. You can check out the first single, Crocodile, on their MySpace page.
Underworld performing live; Rick Smith, Karl Hyde, & Darren Price.
The show should be announced officially tomorrow but word from AtEase indicates that Radiohead will be playing in Toronto on Friday, August 15th at the Molson Amphitheater.
Hopefully they will be hitting Montreal the Saturday night! Fingers crossed!!