by carl wilson

Seu Jorge & Other Thursday Reading

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I heartily recommend the interview today in The Globe with Seu Jorge by my colleague Li Robbins (whose website, be warned, has little to do with her usual world-music rubric and lots to do with her book on weddings). Zoilus has touted Jorge in the past in connection with his contributions to the Life Aquatic soundtrack, which continues to sound better to me with every spin. He's at the Lula Lounge in Toronto tonight as part of the Small World Festival - sadly, I'll be stuck in the office, so tell me all about it if you go.

(Other shows I'm missing tonight: Larval at the Music Gallery, Khanate at Sneaky Dee's [see also Jon Caramanica's superiffic metal article from last week's Times] and Zoobombs plus Willowz at the Silver Dollar. Edited to add: Lenin i Shumov offshoot Minsk Mensk has been added to the bill. At 10. Willowz 11 pm. Zoobombs midnight. Just for starters. Goddam I hate my Thursday night schedule.)

Also in today's Globe, check out Liz Renzetti's review of the first new play in a decade by Mike Leigh, one of my favourite film directors - apparently it sold out its London run even before its title was announced. (Given Leigh's improvisatory workshop development process, that step comes late in the process.) There's also a positive but unilluminating review of our friend Morwyn Brebner's new show at the Tarragon in Toronto, The Optimists.

Elsewhere, eye sits down for a T-dot double-header with the Fembots and the Deadly Snakes and also jaw-jaws with Metric and Paul Weller, as well as with Nick Brownman Ali about his ongoing Miles Davis tribute series, and Dave Morris's Totally Wired has cool shit as usual. In NOW, there's more on the "boy named Seu" (sadly the headline is better than the piece) and some breeze gets shot with the Possum, as well as Tokyo Devo-descendents Polysics. And Luca (who looks finally to be back in the blogging game, relieving the drought in Toronto-based grime steez) pimps for a little dose of jungle nostalgia. Both weeklies speak highly of the new Wolf Parade and Sean Paul discs, but much less so of the new Neil Young.

In the Star, there's more Fembots, an intriguing Ben Rayner piece on punk-activist arkestra the New Kings, a good guide to other Small World participants and a review of yet another music-themed conceptual art show in Toronto, this one called "The Needle & The Damage Done", with work by Christian Marclay, Lee Ranaldo, and other less-usual suspects.

Non-local reading: The ancestor of the iPod (via Boing Boing); Rudy Vallee's Betty Coed, meet Bobby Coed (formerly known as "Joe College", shurely); the 2K magic formula - black producers + white faces, obviously rooted in Eminem and carrying on with current hitmaker Paul Wall, examined in the Village Voice.

To use your eyes for something other than reading, check out the fresh video for the notorious George Bush Don't Like Black People track by Legendary K.O.

The Writ | Posted by zoilus on Thursday, September 22 at 02:43 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (2)

 

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Larval were brilliant - prog-punk? is there such a thing? There is now apparently....playing to an audience of one (1)+ members of mismatched opening act at Absinthe in Hamilton, ON. i will be featuring the group's Surviving Death CD on the October e-Mole Radio Hour.

Posted by Bruce Mowat on September 27, 2005 12:53 PM

 

 

Larval were brilliant - prog-punk? is there such a thing? There is now apparently....playing to an audience of one (1)+ members of mismatched opening act at Absinthe in Hamilton, ON. i will be featuring the group's Surviving Death CD on the October e-Mole Radio Hour.

Posted by Bruce Mowat on September 27, 2005 12:53 PM

 

 

 

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