The amazing Weakerthans, those spreaders of infectious rock, those purveyors of prairie poetry, have finished a new video from their Polaris Prize short-listed album, Reunion Tour. The video for the insanely catchy Tournament of Hearts was filmed in that venerable sporting establishment, the Fort Rouge Curling Club in Winnipeg, and features old footage of Winnipeg curlers, bottles of stubbies, and some mighty natty curling sweaters. My favourite is drummer Jason Tait's stylish moose versus moose sweater.
And now for something completely different.
On the one hand you've got hurrying hard down the sheet and vintage curling sweaters, on the other you've got arm-flailing interpretive dance and some frantic shirt-lifting. Yin and yang.
To commemorate Radiohead's triumphant return to North American soil and a stellar showing at Lollapalooza last night, seven years to the day after their initial appearance there, we are thrilled to share this concert footage of Idioteque. Although I strongly suspect Thom may have switched brands of laundry detergent shortly after that performance, I have to admit that those are some of the most compelling dance moves I have witnessed in quite some time. Even with the inexplicable baring of the furry little belly.