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Month: September 2010

The Mynabirds @ Lee’s Palace

      . : : September 18th, 2010 : : . Anyone who knows the first thing about me — or at least is a keen-eyed blog reader — will know I’m a big fan of the bands on Seattle’s Barsuk Records and Omaha’s Saddle Creek. It tickles my fancy to know that there’s been a fair bit of interplay between the two bands, from common tours to bands jumping from one label to the other (*ahem* I’m looking at you, Rilo Kiley). Although I hadn’t gotten around to checking out The Mynabirds, I had heard good things about front woman Laura Burhenn‘s previous act, Georgie James.…

David Bazan @ Lee’s Palace

. : : September 18th, 2010 : : . What do you mean, it’s been just shy of eleven months since I stood in this exact spot and watched they exact musicians perform their music for me?! It feels like no time passed at all! But the four men on stage, the venue and my location were about the only things familiar about David Bazan‘s recent stop by Lee’s Palace in Toronto. The band was a bit leaner this time — missing both an extra guitar and keyboards with Eric Elbogen, who was doing double duty on the last tour, opening for Bazan with his band Say…

Roger Waters @ Air Canada Centre

. : : September 16th, 2010 : : . In retrospect, I’m not really sure why I bought a $275 ticket to see Roger Waters. I should give that statement some context: I’m not a hardcore Pink Floyd fan (let alone a Roger Waters fan), and the only album of theirs I’ve really been able to get into is The Wall. I knew what a big deal it was that Roger was finally going to be able to tour his concept rock opera, and out of curiosity more than anything, I checked the availability of tickets and managed to more or less stumble upon a decent…

Telekinesis @ El Mocambo

. : : September 4th, 2010 : : . After the last day in a long week of work, I called up a dear old friend I haven’t seen in many months to grab a drink at the Red Room before heading over to the El Mocambo to see a bunch of bands I’d never heard before. A risky endeavor, I know. Especially since the El Mocambo is known for it’s inconsistent sound (usually the louder the band is, the worse the sound). But Telekinesis was in town opening for Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, and I’d been meaning to check them (him) out for some…