Posts Tagged ‘basketball’
Basketball are a Vancouver treasure. They have a Middle Eastern folk sound that is fused with Detroit techno. I think it’s safe to say a) they put on some of the craziest shows in town and b) there is no other band like them that I have heard.
Back in Vancouver for a few days now. I have almost recovered. Slept for 12hours last night. Think i’m getting sick. I miss Austin, drinking all day, sleeping little and most of all “being shitty” which we decided the upside down peace sign is the international symbol for. Spread the good word.
Apologies to anyone who wasn’t at SXSW that I pissed off with my drunk tweets. Thank god, I had my camera and my twitter account or I would have no idea what happened.
Without further adoo-doo.
Day 1. PS I Love You (Kingston, ON) at Canada House.
Our cab driver didn’t know where to get any green but he did have MCat. That was a highlight of our trip. It was particularly nice for James Blake (UK).
James Blake – Limit To Your Love (Tanzlife edit)
Cecil of Gobble Gobble (san fran / Edmonton).
Wolf Gang (far left and middle)(No relation to Odd Future). They are from England and are pretty chill bros.
Wolf Gang – Dancing With The Devil (Outer Limits Recordings’ Coco Bongo Club remix)
DAY 2. Hot Panda (Vancouver) at Sxsw Olio, Mint Records, Music Waste Showcase. Oh man their bass player is talented / h h hot. p p p please do us show with us in Vancouver Hot Panda.
Grimes (Montreal) at the Olio, Music Waste, Mint Records showcase @ Headhunters. I still havn’t heard back about my marriage proposal to Grimes via twitter. Still open. ooo gawd.
Bikini (Victoria / New York) at Headhunters.
Humans (Vancouver) @ 7-11. Yes we have 7-11′s in Canada. They don’t sell booze though. I think this is some unreleased new Humans. Hopefully I don’t get in trouble for posting it.
Black Lips (Atlanta) at a Vice party.
DAY 3. HotTub (Oakland) at Palm Door. These guys are like on some Salt n Peppa tip. Lol. They have a song about 4loko.
Miracle Fortress (Montreal). (Not the sunglasses bro, he’s alright though)
Quadron. This Danish duo were amazing. Soul. In Vancovuer April 12th.
Skrillex (L.A.) was one of the most intense / fun shows I saw. Duhbbstephhhin.
Class Actress (Brooklyn).
@tristanorchard “Dude. These kids are killing in the back yard. ? R tehy? http://t.co/Nmwrl1u” OMG they were tight and I don’t mean their buttholes. From NY via Arizona.
I blogged about these guys a while back. It was pretty cool to watch them and find out who they were. Dead Gaze (Mississippi)
Eric our new friend from San Fran who works for Intel.
DAY 4. Big Freedia (New Orleans) at the Mess With Texas tent. Right before everyone jumped on stage and some drunk guy pulled down his pants and showed his peen for a long ass time.
Had to jump the fence to get backstage and then sneak past security to hang off the scaffolding backstage for Odd Future (L.A.). Some girls started fighting next to me for position and were pulling each others hair. Diddy showed up and was hanging out backstage. I swear he looked at me hanging of the scaffolding like a douche with my camera and gave me a lil wink, like, “Never give up kid”. Awesome. Tried to follow him to find the Kanye West penthouse party but I swear he disappeared into thin air. Might of been a hologram.
Fave chill bro, Teen Daze (Vancouver) at Soho.
Basketball (Vancouver) at Soho.
Jamie XX (London) at Barcelona. I told my friend Becky to go ask a guy standing next to the bassbin if he was Jamie XX. Totally was! NBD right. Swoon. Too bad she lost her voice.
Vancouver peeps at an after party on the last night.
DAY 5. Last day. Hanging out in a field at a school killing time before flights home with the roommates. Party pain. Can you tell who went to bed the earliest / is the most responsible?
Stay tuned for the video footage. Just say no kids.
From their forthcoming album, Basketball continues their climb up the mountain of ancestral resonance through the jungles of South American cadence.
‘Suspiros de Chile,’ inspired by the catastrophic earthquake in Chile in February 2010, celebrates the strength and prowess of a peoples devastated by natural forces.
I Can’t wait for this album. Feel like the “world” is ready for Basketball.
Vancouver super heroes. Ask them about there parties… or book them 4 yrs…
They are heading to Europe verrry soon.
The series features some of the best cutting edge local artists at the former funeral home turned art gallery.
Music from Babe Rainbow, Cameron Reed of the Music Waste festival, spooky electronic project that landed him on the respected Warp label, and Sean Orr’s music project, Tassels, with the Hyenas djs (Basketball).
If great art work and music are not your thing, there are also $3.50 beers…
Visit the event page for full details on this exciting series.
Winnie is back from the Sled Island Festival. Almost caught up on missed sleep. Big thanks to the Sled Island People for putting on such a great show. To echo the sentiments of many Calgarians, the city is really lucky to have such a great festival! so keep up the good work.
Shouts to Glenn at Beatroute Magazine for having us come and play and thank you to my Auntie Kathy for housing my smelly azz.
Till Next Year.
Barcelona / Vancouver superheros Basketball are one of the best Vancouver bands ever (in the history of time). They are playing December 2nd at the Biltmore with the returning to town worldwide champs, Japandroids who also share this title. U should prolly go and buy your tickets now because if you don’t you will miss it and be real sawwy. WAMP WAMP WAMP
You know what it’s like when you sweat blood, cry tears, shit yourself, shit tears of cry-blood and work really hard to make something fun and awesome? Well, here’s the story of No More Strangers, a little Tomas the Tank Engine party that WinnieCooper.net started at a local bar. After having our slow clap moment, in the form of an awesome, packed to the walls local bands extravaganza on our night….we got bitchslapped. Bar owner greed, stupidity, poor advising, perhaps Satan, all collided and the No More Strangers crew were informed by the host bar that things were going to change. The owner’s completely unreasonable demands left the NMS promoters no choice but to end the night abruptly, pack their little musician suitcases and head out in search of a new home.
We want to thank everyone for their support in the past few days, it has been really inspiring.
THE PARTY DID CONTINUE this past Saturday at a new Venue we are sussing out, Smileys! at 911 W Pender where we brought the same DIY party, rad bands, silly tunes and cheap drinks minus that terrible slum lord urine smell.
We have some photos from the night here. Big thanks for everyone that came out, Wreck Beach, Makeout Videotape and Bad Fate who kept the show going! We will not die! Join our No More Strangers facebook page for all upcoming info.
We have some amazing video from Basketball’s live set from our Basketball, Gang Violence, Babe Rainbow and Boogie Monster show two weeks ago. Turn it up real loud and its almost like your there. The show was a highlight of my life. The most credible Indie Vancouver music site, From Blown Speakers said some really rad stuff about the show. If you missed it, Basketball play with No Gold and Human (who are also playing our Halloween party) tomorrow (tue Oct 27th) at Fortune. GO AND SEE THEM. they will blow yr mind. Get there early its going to be packed.
Show details to follow on our super rad Halloween show, now moved to The Lions Den.
This is my current jam. Vancouver’s Bob Rock (Motley Crue / Metallica) first group.
The best No More Strangers yet. All our favorite people in one night. Video footage to follow. Big thank yous to Boogie Monster, Babe Rainbow (apparently Cam Reed’s first live show ever), Gang Violence and Basketball. If you haven’t seen Basketball yet, you have a couple more chances, Oct 27th and Dec 2nd with the Japandroids (bad ass) before they once again deprive us and head back to Europe / Barcelona. Next level Gypsy rave isht that will blow your mind. Seriously (no jokes)
Photos by Adam Koebel - “I heard “I feel like I am on acid.” at least five separate times. I think these photos may have captured that.”
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