There’s a nice feature on Mr. Kenney at the Canucks website. Maybe Mike will bring the Stanley Cup to Modelo Mondays – next one is June 20th at The Railway Club. Last month’s Bob Dylan Birthday Party, hosted by The Modelos, was amazing – killer sets from Modelos, Dave Newberry, Debra Jean and Terminal Station.
A rare event happening this week – Thursday, May 12th – some of Vancouver’s finest rock ‘n’ roll bands get together for Japan – Pointed Sticks, SNFU, The Bonitos, The Jolts, The Trespassers and White Lung. Nardwuar‘s joining the party as MC – plus Billy Bonito has gathered a whack of raffle prizes from every cool store and label in town with 100% of all proceeds going to Red Cross Japan Relief Fund. Any remaining tickets are likely going fast with recent wave of press in Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Courier, The Province and Georgia Straight. Tickets are available at Red Cat Records, Zulu Records, Scratch Records, Highlife Music, Bonerattle Music and Neptoon Records.
Before we get too hopped up on the events ahead – thought it WISE to be grateful for the Year of the Tiger and its’ grand adventures. 2010 was a busy year at Northern Electric.
The Pointed Sticks returned to Japan! Two night stand in Tokyo and this sold-out show in Osaka, the last night of the tour.
The Strange Magic stormed the UK! The band played the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool as well as the beautiful Chapel in London, seen below. They toured with legendary folk-psychedelic band Spirogyra.
Lily Fawn popped Montreal! The Lullaby Band played shows with The Swans one night and Fred Penner the next! A hit with both crowds.
Plus, we launched 4 CD’s – celebrating with a series of shows at East Vancouver’s WISE Hall – Spoon River‘s “Kingdom of The Burned” in February, David P. Smith‘s “Mantennae” on April Fools Day and David Newberry‘s “When We Learn The Things We Need To Learn” in June.