It's been such a long dry winter for concerts (although I was lucky enough to see some fantastic plays). But the last concert I attended was Born Ruffians / the Hidden Cameras in early December. That was about 100 years ago! Feels like it anyway.
And some musicians that I really did want to see recently (Great Lake Swimmers and Constantines, I am giving you the big hairy eyeball right now) were at adult-only shows, and I only go to all-ages shows. Because I am under 19. Emotionally anyway.
But looky looky what's coming up in the next 6 weeks:
Joel Plaskett Emergency
Lorrie Matheson / Dan Bern
Peter Bjorn and John
I am particularly excited to see PB&J. Their music is almost criminally catchy, they have these cute little Swedish accents, and I have been listening to their album Writer's Block rather obsessively lately.
It's going to be a little odd though, as the Peter Bjorn and John concert is at MacEwan Ballroom which is upstairs from MacEwan Hall, where Finger Eleven will be playing at the same time. So while waiting in line to get in, we'll be rubbing elbows with people who have bad taste in music. (Finger Eleven fans - feel free to send messages to this address, telling me I am an asshole.)
Up Against The Wall - Peter Bjorn and John
RIP Kurt Vonnegut
... and so it goes ...