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Month: January 2013

Ben Gibbard @ Danforth Music Hall

. : : October 14th, 2012 : : . I’ve written here before about how I was a huge Death Cab For Cutie fan throughout University. For the first three years, when people asked my favourite bands, I always listened them first, which never failed to incite a confused wrinkling of the brow. In the fourth year, however, once The OC started to draw attention to the band, you suddenly started seeing vandals scrawling lyrics on the inside of bus shelters; and by the time Plans hit the radio waves, they were unavoidable in mainstream pop culture. I’m of the opinion their oeuvre made a sudden…

Danny Michel @ Dakota Tavern

. : : September 18th, 2012 : : . Only a handful of weeks after Whitehorse‘s Toronto album release party for The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss at the Dakota Tavern, Six Shooter Records‘ album mate Danny Michel followed suit with a last minute show at one of Toronto’s best sounding, most intimate venues to introduce the world to his latest disc, Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me. And when I say last minute, I mean last minute. Even though I follow Danny and Six Shooter on all the major social medias, I didn’t even know it was happening until some 12-hours before it started. Luckily, my…

Whitehorse @ Dakota Tavern

. : : August 28th, 2012 : : . I get asked a lot if I’m excited for upcoming concerts. I don’t know if it’s just that I’m not that excitable, or if I’ve been to too many to feel excitement with any frequency or intensity, but the answer is almost always “no.” I don’t feel any real sense of anticipation for a performance long before a show starts. Maybe, just maybe, once I get to the venue, or just as the band takes the stage, but days, weeks or even months before the show? I shrug, people frown in confusion, and…