MAD CADDIES + Real McKenzies + Saint Catherines @ Le Tulipe

By Lindsay Wood - 07/29/2007

Last night’s show was a trip down memory lane, an eye opening reminder that there is still some very good punk rock coming out of the Canadian scene and a relaxing reconnection with the California ska scene.

The Real McKenzies, The Sainte Catherines and The Mad Caddies put on a show that oozed a smorgasbord of emotions into the audience all night long.


By Cody Hicks - Breakfast of Champions - 07/12/2007

I have a long, strange relationship with the music of Built to Spill. It’s based on three classic principals of youth: road trips, high school and pot smoking.  Now that I’ve outgrown two of those three things and have no access to a car, listening to Built to Spill has ceased.

ALBERT HAMMOND JR. + The Dead Trees @ La Tulipe

By Katie Seline - Wrong Side of the Bed - 06/12/2007

Somewhere between the beginning of my love for non-pop music and my discovery of such wonders as the drum machine, synthesizer, ridiculously loud guitars, overly fast kicking of bass drums and screaming, intense vocals (not the emo or screamo kind but the kind that tells me that a singer is really, intensely passionate about what he is singing), I seem to have lost my love for basic rock ‘n roll.

THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT + Murder by Death @ Foufounes Éléctriques

By Jesara Sinclair - I Keep Hearing Noises in the Basement - 05/18/2007

I always forget that Foufounes Electroniques is notorious for early shows. I arrived at the Reverend Horton Heat show around 10pm, anticipating a huge line-up of dressed-up rockabilly boys and girls. They were nowhere to be found, so I made my way upstairs, where the concert room was packed and Reverend Horton Heat were spitting out the last half-hour of their set.

BLONDE REDHEAD + Fields @ Club Soda

By Jackson Macintosh - Track Marks - 05/16/2007

Blonde Redhead do not attract a particularly respectful audience at this point in their career. Their sold-out show May 12  at Club Soda was filled with pushers, shovers, in-the-crowd joint-smokers, and horse-whistlers. There was a startling lack of show-going tact.

DWARVES + Riptides @ Club Lambi

By K-Man - 05/08/2007

Tuesday night shows are usually a good excuse to have an easy going -early night. Unless you're going to see psycho-punkrock icons the Dwarves at the always intimate Lambi. It's almost impossible to describe these guys. I like to describe them through Dwarves related experiences.

RJD2 + Bus Driver @ La Tulipe

By Puffy Coates - 04/16/2007

The average fan’s mentality looks to find reliable sources of good music from artists it thinks it can trust, and builds expectations based on the assumption that the artist has a fixed style. So, seldom is the average fan pleased when a favorite artist decides to drastically change their approach.

ISIS + Jesu @ Le National

By Omar Goodness - Hooked On Sonics - 03/18/2007

Aaaaaaand chalk up another missed opener due to trying to find parking. While circling the surrounding area around Le National for like a good half-hour in an ill-fated attempt to find parking, I ended up missing Zozobra, a new noise-rock band featuring Caleb Scofield of "indefinitely hiatused" Cave-In. Apparently not much of a big loss to me, as I heard Zozobra wasn't much to write home (or you) about, and to be honest, their debut CD didn't leave too big an impression on me either.