GIGS: Friday May 28

27 05 2010

CARIBOU

Experimental indie electronica.

With Toro y Moi.

FRIDAY 9pm at Sugar. $20.


THE FUGITIVES

Spoken word fusion.

FRIDAY 8pm at Hermann’s Jazz Club. $15.


To get a copy of Caribou’s Swim and The Fugitives’ Find Me, email me (Subject: Friday) and tell me which show you’re going to.

Kudos if you’re actually going to the Public Enemy show, but no giveaways for that show—a real fan would already have everything they’ve put out.

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EVENTS: Luxton Pro Rodeo

19 05 2010

Saddle and bareback bronc riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, ladies barrels, team roping, mutton bustin’ and the mutton scramble.

Plus carnival rides and special guest Dennis Halstead the rodeo clown.

SATURDAY – MONDAY 1-9pm at Langford’s 1040 Marwood Avenue. $15/$10 students/Kids free.

Need music for the long drive to Luxton?

We have a copy of Willie Nelson’s T Bone Burnett-produced new album Country Music as well as  Vancouver roots country rockers The Dustin Bentall Outfit’s Six Shooter.

Email me (Subject: Rodeo) and tell me if there’s enough space in this town for the two of us.
Congratulations to reader Que Banh!





GIGS: Punk & Metal Fest

18 05 2010

Any skid with a couple bucks and a Black Flag patch can wander down to a punk show at Victoria Event Centre or James Bay Community Project. Hauling your carless self out to Langford for a  three-day long weekend all-ages show? Fair weather mall punks need not apply.

Dead Eyes Open (above), Reaver, Throat Poets, The Whiteboard Project and Yukon on FRIDAY, 6:45pm. Unleash the Archers, Scythia, Aquila, Llama God and Rotten Rails on SATURDAY, 6:45pm. The Laundronauts, The Zap Straps, The New Colors, Moss Rock and Sea-Sekshun on SUNDAY, 2pm.

At Isabelle Reader Theatre. $15 each day. All-ages.

Want a copy of The Laundronauts’ Come Clean? Email me (Subject: Clean) and tell me how many buses you have to take to get to this show.





Words: JANE AUSTEN

11 05 2010

VIEWING AUSTEN THROUGH VERMEER’S CAMERA OBSCURA

Illustrated lecture by Jane Austen Society of  North America president Marsha Huff.

SATURDAY 2-4pm at St. Luke’s Church Hall (3821 Cedar Hill X). $5.

E-mail me (Subject: Zombies) to win a copy of Steve Hockensmith’s Dawn of the Dreadfuls, a prequel to Seth Grahame-Smith‘s 2009 Austen tribute Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.





Review: Salmon noir.

6 05 2010

Archie held a jar up to the light and counted the lice clinging to the salmon. On one smolt he counted four parasites from two different species. “Not doing so good, are you, little friends?”

Stephen Legault’s The Darkening Archipelago (NeWest Press, 323 pages, $19.95) is an environmental noir, a salmon farming whodunit that begins with the death of a first nations fisherman on a stormy night off the north coast of Vancouver Island. Breaking his circuit between grimy Downtown Eastside boxing ring, dusty office, and well-worn stool at the bar, detective Cole Blackwater sets out to solve the murder of his friend and former client Archie Ravenwing.

Raymond Chandler, the father of the modern detective novel, gave us Phillip Marlowe, a world-weary investigator who solved murders with a quip and a eye for detail. Stephen Legault gives us Cole Blackwater, a hardboiled environmental investigator with a dark past and a fast right hook. This may sound a bit like gimmicky CanCon in the shade of green, but stay with me.

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Gigs: CFUV presents…

4 05 2010

DIGITS – Toronto indie electro band.

With Nail Salon, Techromancer and
DJ Longshanks
.

THURSDAY 7:30pm-midnight at Fort Cafe. $8.

Want a copy of Digits’ album Hold It Close? It’s designed and handsewn by Roxanne Ignatius, who also made this gorgeous poster.

E-mail me (Subject: Digits) and tell me about your favourite CFUV show.








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