I’m still not sure how it happened but this band was definitely robbed. They were nominated for the 2009 Juno Album of the Year award and they lost. I refuse to say the name of the winning band. They will never be mentioned here.
The Lost Fingers are a fantastic trio from Quebec who are definitely fanatics of Django Reinhardt. Their album “Lost in the 80’s” is packed with the best in cheese all rearranged into their Django influenced style. Tonight’s live performance was a balance of their 80’s reinterpretations with some acoustic and French tunes which were definitely favourites in the largely bilingual audience.
I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this. I love their 80’s tunes but I didn’t know if they would be able to pull off such energy and skill in a live performance. Thankfully I was not disappointed. These three are extremely talented; the speed, accuracy, and rhythm was astounding!
I had my camera and really wanted some photos… I was in the front row at centre stage so I had the perfect view but sadly no photography was permitted in the theatre. Maybe next time they’ll play in a camera friendly environment! After their reception in the city tonight I have no doubts that they will return… of course that will have to be after their up coming European tour of France, Switzerland, Spain, and the Canary Islands… perhaps they have room for a roadie?
Colin announced that the show in Santa Barbara tonight would be broadcast live. Started at about 10:40pm Eastern time (7:40 on the West coast) so the crowd is still waiting for the band to hit the stage.
Check it out on Radiohead.tv!
UPDATE: 10:53pm (Eastern Time) Radiohead just hit the stage! Happy concert watching! AtEase should have the setlist on their site as the show progresses.
NOTE: If you’re unable to see the video, download and install VLC.
A documentary which follows the Radiohead tour through Portuagal and Spain in 2002 has hit YouTube!
You can find the video in seven parts on the At Ease website.
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.
Radiohead started their tour in Florida last night!
Check out “The Gloaming” for a preview of some cool lights and some serious Dancing Thom!
Some “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”…
And definitely some “Faust Arp” up close and personal…
Thanks to Stereogum for the link and to jenn1742 and edyoufinrule for uploading the videos!
In 3 months from today I will be soaking in some live Radiohead in Montreal!
Radiohead have posted an addition to their Dead Air Space site that discusses their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint during their 2008 tour as well as suggestions on reducing our carbon footprint as we make our way to the various venues. There is even a calculator to help us determine the most environmentally friendly methods of transportation to the show!
It will be updated throughout the tour which starts next week!! (Insert happy dance here!)
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.