Canada is becoming a veritable hotpot of great new indie music - think Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Grimes, City & Colour et al - and now you can add Half Moon Run to that list. With a style that incorporates elements of Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes and Jeff Buckley they have managed to create quite a stir around the world despite so far only having released one album, the wonderful Dark Eyes. But word has it that they are even better live than on record. Have a read of a recent review of one of their live shows in Manchester:
The gig is a ridiculously reasonable $22 +bf, and tickets are selling fast so I encourage anyone wanting to come along to get their tickets first as they will sell out. This is one of those gigs where in years to come you will be able to say 'yeah, I saw them for 22 bucks at the Corner when nobody knew who they were'.
Update: Half Moon Run have just announced the lovely Tigertown as their support. Somebody described them as 'like First Aid Kit had a baby with Boy & Bear to the strains of Fleetwood Mac', which isn't a bad description. Well worth getting there early to catch this up and coming band. Will be an awesome double bill. Check them out in the clip below:
Also, a 3rd band has been announced - Louis Spoils. He is getting a lot of buzz around town, and Wally De Backer (aka Gotye) plays drums on his EP. I doubt he'll be playing live, but you never know! Check out his clip in the link below:
Not getting out to see bands as often as you'd like? Missing shows because your friends won't go out on a Tuesday? This group will be a way for concert-goers to meet, find out about music we love, and music we've never heard of.
Venues are places like: the Corner Hotel, NSC, Prince, Espy...etc. Shows are usually general admission, and we meet up at the venue.
Assistant organisers are welcome (and needed?) as I haven't managed to keep this meetup nearly as active as I had meant it to be. Any takers?