March 25, 2009

Shows! Julie Doiron with $100, 27 March @ The Grad Club

Posted in mumbling at 7:10 pm by rgsc

Hey Folks.

Just another weekend around here with some stellar music as per usual. Our good friends at The Grad Club have put together a great bill featuring $100 and Julie Doiron.  Yesterday Doiron released her new album “I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day“, which I have only had the opprotunity to listen to a few tracks but what I have heard I dig a great deal. Check out the lead single:

* Consolation Prize

From the admittedly quick (and partial) listen the new record seems to continue on Doiron’s path of intimate storytelling but without being as raw as “Woke Myself Up” –  indeed there seems to be glimmers of happiness on this record, quite a change from here previous outing. Also, there are shades of Eric’s Trip in the distorted guitar which I heartily approve of. I am looking forward to picking up the album at the concert and hearing the record in its entirety.

It is undoubtedly going to be a great show. Get your tickets here – they are going fast and this show could very well sell out.

Here is a list of some upcoming shows (there are a million more – check her site/space for full listings)

March 25 Hamilton, ON @ Pepper Jack’s
March 26 Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe w/ 100 Dollars and Rick White
March 27 Kingston, ON @ Grad Club w/ 100 Dollars
March 28 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore w/ 100 Dollars
April 2 Julie will be performing on CBC’s Q !
April 2 Waterloo, ON @ Starlight w/ 100 Dollars
April 4 Brantford, ON @ The Ford Plant (all ages)
April 3 London, ON @ Chaucer’s (122 Carling St.)
April 5 – Peterborough, ON @ Montreal House

I don’t have any live recordings of my own to share today (the radio session i had of JD that I was going to use sounds less than wonderful and not worth posting and the recording I made of the $100 from the amazing Fucked Up Hallowe’en show this past October imploded under the sheer weight of its awesomeness [well, a disc format error]) but you can check out this 2002 concert from Schedule Two and here are a couple of Julie Doiron vids for you.

Julie Doiron at South Union Arts, Chicago (June 2007)

Part 1:

Part 2:

“Sweeter” live in Brantford (2007)

and very timely given that the Cons (with the Weakerthans! almost sold out! tickets here!) are playing in Kingston on Sunday.

Julie Doiron with the Constantines “Why I Hated August 93”

Buy Julie Doiron’s cds from Jagjaguar. And have you heard the record she released late last year with Mount Eerie & Fred Squire? It is called Lost Wisdom and it quietly became one of my favourite records of 2008. Get it here.

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