LATE PLAYLIST...BUT FIRST: TWO SHINY CENTS!!
An exciting month for music in Torontopia continues. The Fiery Furnaces, Dungen and Damo Suzuki ft. Broken Social Scene play Lee's, while The Creeping Nobodies are set to release a new EP at Trinport this Friday. The Constantines, Controller.Controller, The Deadly Snakes, Tangiers, Metric and BSS release albums to the world under higher expectations than ever, and seem to deliver. Since the beginning of the month, we've had shows from (amongst many) The Blow, Weird War, Peanuts&Corn, North of America and of course, the Gulf Coast benefit with The Deadly Snakes, The Hidden Cameras and The Sadies. Some great parties are shaping up, like Goin' Steady's Monster Mash at The Boat, while the noisier crowds are planning another illegal/undisclosed location shaker in the city's fallout of industrial spaces. It's impossible to forget the array of shows upcoming: Wolf Parade, Son Volt, Wanda Jackson, Franz Ferdinand, The Roots, The Mountain Goats, Feist and The Sun Ra Arkestra will plack houses throughout the city. Every night has a show worth checking out. Last year, Carl Wilson referred to it as "Toronto Rawktober" or something to that effect, and it's likely to be the same, if not better, this year.
Of course, WHY?'s show at The Horseshoe last night was poised to be a great one, despite the predicted lack of attendance due to Thanksgiving day celebrations. The forty people in attendence were right to miss out on turkey, which can be purcahsed from a supermarket, baked, basted and stuffed at anytime. Instead of mashed potatoes, string beans and oozing gravy, those of us at The Horseshoe were treated with mashed beats, bending strings and gravy-toned organs. Yoni Wolf's Anticon All-Stars, including his brother on drums, hummed, clapped and beat-boxed through a set that mixed in WHY?'s side-project mateiral with new music from his new disc, Elephant Eyelash. The band played competently and dynamically, taking turns at different roles with Yoni as the sort of poet master of ceremonies who only occasionally played keys and bass. A brief but unexpected drop-in by a man in what can only be described as a a Caveman Frankenstien costume (makeup and furs altogether) added the appropriate absurdity and comedy to the show. "I'm totally peaking," said Yoni to an amused and somewhat bewildered crowd. "Everyone, please welcome Buck '65!"
WHY? - Rubber Traits
ESB PLAYLIST 10/7/05
THE BLOW - Hey Boy
HANK COLLECTIVE - Heswall Diesel
HEROES & VILLAINS - First Night
WOLF PARADE - Modern World
WHY? - Rubber Traits
WHY? - The Hoofs
WHY? - Yo Yo Bye Bye
SHY CHILD - Sunshine
TOM VEK - Nothing But Green Lights
DUECE - What I Hate Most is Hip Hop
JACKSON AND HIS COMPUTER BAND - Hard Tits
LINDSTROM AND PRINS TOMAS - En Dag Mai
GRAUZONE - Eisbar
LES SULTANS - Je t'aime bien
LES SULTANS - Dis-lui
LES SULTANS - Il n'ya rien au monde que je ne ferais pas
ROBERT CHARLEBOIS - Dolores