Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pop Drones Episode 5: MUSIC WASTE HYPE SHOW

Very special edition of Pop Drones this week mostly dedicated to some of my favorite bands playing this year´s Music Waste fest. Some of the material was sent to me via my own request of the band´s and remains unreleased. The Timecopz tracks, solars jam, and the stunning Sex Church track (apologies to Ejaculation Death Rattle...couldn´t convert the .wav file in time) all remain unreleased, though the Sex Church song will see the light of day on an upcoming Sweet Rot 7"...more on that down the road. Below this week's Pop Drones episode tracklisting is my pick for every night of the fest. Passes are sold out, but most of these shows should be inexpensive to get into.

Vibes "Psychic" Psychic 7" (Not Not Fun) 2009
Wooden Shjips "Contact" Contact 12" (Mexican Summer) 2009
Little Girls "What We Did" Thrills 12" (Mexican Summer) 2009
Fresh and Onlys "Endless Love" s/t 7" (Chuffed) 2009
Wounded Lion "Pony People" s/t 7" (S-S) 2008
The Intelligence "Pony People" Fake Surfers LP (In The Red) 2009
The Beets "Happy But On My Way" Spit In The Face Of Those... LP (Captured Tracks) 2009
Timecopz "Already Gone" unreleased demo 2009
Defektors "Secret Trials" Secret Trials 7" (Nominal) 2008
Sex Church "Dead End" unreleased demo. To be released later this year on Sweet Rot
Modern Creatures "Divorce Yourself" s/t LP (Grotesque Modern) 2009
Twin Crystals "Two Girls" Two Girls 7" (Summer Lovers Unlimited) 2009
Shearing Pinx "The Kiss" Blood Klub 4-way split 7" (Isolated Now Waves/Thankless) 2009
Nu Sensae "Cut Throat Nine" one-sided 12" (Isolated Now Waves) 2008
Sex Negatives "Blindness" split w/Totally Ripped CS (Isolated Now Waves) 2009
Ahna "Water Damage" Blood Klub 4-way split 7" (Isolated Now Waves/Thankless) 2009
solars "Shadow" unreleased demo 2009
Totally Ripped "Pretty Lip Load" split w/Totally Ripped CS (Isolated Now Waves) 2009

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Since there are so many shows happening and the venues aren´t as close as they used to be, I´m just gonna pick one show for each night. Make sure to check in with Quinn and his picks for the week, as the man is on top of a lot of local music that I´m ignorant of.

No brainer here. Two stages will rotate back and forth for 3 hours, featuring some of Vancouver´s finest in improv, noise and experimental.

Cobalt Motor Inn (917 Main Street) Two stages. Bands start at 10pm and go until 1am.
Sex Negatives
Totally Ripped
The Internet
Ejaculation Death Rattle
Boogie Monster

Make sure to head up the street to the Anza after Fake Jazz and check out the mighty B.C.V.C.O.

This is a must see for myself because it´ll be my first opportunity to check out the freshly opened Rickshaw Theatre and to see 3 bands I´ve never even heard of, which is always the best part about Music Waste.

Rickshaw Theater (254 E Hastings)
Shearing Pinx 12:20-1:00
It It 11:40-12:10
Tigerhead 11:00-11:30
Falcao & Monashee 10:20-10:50

Tough choice tonight, but the winner is the somewhat garage rock leaning night at the Astoria. The new joints by Timecopz and Sex Church are outstanding, and the live sets by both those bands have gotten better each time they play, which can be a rarity (live sets, that is). Should be interesting to see Mode Moderne and their gloomy take on UK post-punk. The B-Lines are ALWAYS a good time, as well.

The Astoria (769 E Hastings St)
B-Lines 12:30 - 1:00
Mode Moderne 11:45 - 12:15
Sex Church 11:00 - 11:30
Timecopz 10:15 - 10:45

Gonna have to break my own rule here and suggest two shows: start off the night at Solder and Sons for the always exhilarating solars (check this week´s podcast for a glimpse of their lulling space-psych). Not sure who Glaciers are but the name sure jives well with solars.

Solder & Sons (247 Main St.) (Early Show)
Solars - 9: 30 - 10:00
Glaciers 8:45 - 9:15
Tyr Umbach 8:00 - 8:30

Since the Solder and Sons show is so early, it should leave just enough time to get to Astoria for some of Vancouver´s noisiest punk, with most of the band´s being quite new, at least to me.

The Astoria (769 E Hastings St)

Twin Crystals 12:30 - 1:00
Vapid 11: 45 - 12:15
Pompoir 11:00 - 11:30
No L.A. Kill 10:15 - 10:45

Thank you, Music Waste, for starting the summer off proper.

1 comment:

Jason said...

Genius playing the Intelligence version of Pony People right after the original. I just put that together the other day sitting down listening to the Intelligence LP thinking 'Why do I know the words to this song? Oh yea...'
Nice one. Love the podcast, for moments like that.