Friday, February 03, 2006

Wolf Parade | Coming to Higher Ground | Apr 18th

Holy Crap! Look what Higher Ground announced today...Wolf Parade will be playing the Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, April 18th. Between the heavy run of indie shows coming to Montreal and the resurgence in indie rock at Higher Ground, the next few months are going to be stellar...if not gruelling for the concert goer.

I saw Wolf Parade open for Arcade Fire up in Montreal last April. While they put a lot of energy into their live show, they didn't click for me until I heard their debut album at the end of the summer. If you have never heard Wolf Parade, I think they would be a tough act to just show up to and enjoy. However, now that I'm familiar with their songs, I'm looking forward to this show...stopping by Riverwalk Records to get tickets tomorrow morning after my son's basketball practice.

I love the fact that Higher Ground is booking top shelf indie acts again. My only fear with this show is that it's just a week after the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah show. Knowing how college kids are always short on cash, I'm guessing a lot of the college indie fans will have to decide between one show or the other; rather than hitting both. This could thin out both shows and signal to Higher Ground management that VT can't support indie rock shows.

So, here's a quick run down of upcoming shows that I'm planning on attending:

Feb 26th | Belle & Sebastian | New Pornographers | Metropolis | Montreal

Mar 19th | Silver Jews |New Radiant Storm King | Middle East | Cambridge

Mar 22nd | Arctic Monkeys | Le Spectrum | Montreal

Apr 2nd | Art Brut | La Sala Rossa | Montreal

Apr 11th | Clap Your Hands | Higher Ground | Burlington

Apr 18th | Wolf Parade | Higher Ground | Burlington

By the way, the Mar 6th Of Montreal show at Dartmouth's Fuel Rocket Club has been cancelled.

Wolf Parade | Shine a Light
Wolf Parade | I'll Believe in Anything
Wolf Parade | Modern World


Anonymous said...

hey flatlander,
i saw wolf parade open for modest mouse a year (or so) ago. it was the worst performance i have ever seen. they looked like nervous little boys playing with their daddy's hi-fi equipment. i actually had to leave the theater because it was so bad. my best girl and i decided to wait out their set at a near by sushi restaurant.
-bobby domino

Flatlander said...

Like I said, I wasn't blown away by them live either but I think it was because I was completely unfamiliar with their music. So, I'm hoping for a good experience this time.

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across your blog by accident but I felt compelled to comment...I also saw Wolf Parade open for Arcade Fire last April in Montreal and was impressed, though not completely blown away. However, I managed to catch them twice in October (in Montreal, then NYC) and I can say their live shows keep getting better and better. As a UVM student I can also add that the majority of people I've talked to will be attending both Wolf Parade and CYHSY (and Built to Spill!)...another $20 is really no object when you're getting awesome music in your own city! Fingers crossed that Higher Ground keeps booking awesome bands like these.