By the time you read this I’ll be aboard a British Airways flight to our former mercantile motherland for a week of soccer in Jolly Ol’ England. For five fixtures in seven days, three mates and I are headed across the pond for the junket of a lifetime. As always, the capable and hugable Scotty B fills in as top dog…
But that’s the coming week…let’s now take a look back at The Week That Was.
- We welcomed the Brooklyn Veganites with a post containing Arcade Fire’s unannounced show in a Montreal church (thanks, Zaptor)
- The Year of the Reunion added a few confirmations to the growing list: Van Halen will invite David Lee Roth back to the stage for a 40-show tour, and Ronnie James Dio will lead Sabbath doppelganger Heaven and Hell around Canada and New York’s Radio City Music Hall
- The show reviews came fast and furious: New Orleans’ Rotary Downs took New York by storm, The Bad Plus was Good, The American Beauty Project lost to the Colts, and Danjaboots debuted a song that includes the refrain “I might be fat, drunk and lazy…but I made you come”
- We learned Page McConnell has more than just a new shirt — he’s got a new album that comes out two days after Tax Day
- Festival season heated up like baseball’s hot stove: 10,000 Lakes imported some untz untz with the addition of the Disco Biscuits and Pnuma Trio, while JazzFest announced an initial lineup that includes New Edition
- Bustle returns, Gans shared photos, and This Wheel’s On Fire
- And, of course, our regular departments weren’t too shabby: Grousing The Aisles hosted a slew of torrents, Pullin’ ‘Tubes provided a separate slew of videos, a guest B List broke down the Top Ten Badass Guitar Riff Intros, and our cleverly disguised link dumps — Hors d’Oeuvres, Intermezzo, and Leftovers — overflowed with shit from around the web
Enjoy your respective weeks, and just remember, for every dollar you spend over the next eight days, I’ll be spending two. England, it’s the anti-Canada.