Also known as the "upcoming shows I am going to miss and EVEN have tickets for" edition. A busy few weeks, including the addition of Pop Montreal to the city's crazy social calendar. Today might be the last day of Pop but it's the beginning of a great fall lineup of other show, including the Books, Sufjan Stevens, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone (a personal favourite I am forced to miss because of a thanksgiving holiday).
Listen to these while you are curled up with a hot mug of something tasty and a warm blanket.
Sufjan Stevens - "Too Much" from The Age Of Adz (Released October 12th)
We all know Sufjan from his previous albums - Illinois, Avalanche and others, but this album is a step away from analog to electronic. He plays a sold-out show at Metropolis October 12th.
The Books - "Be Good To Them Always"
I first saw the books with about 30 other people in Babylon, a popular live music venue in Ottawa's Centretown. I was surprised that I liked their live show even more than I liked their albums (which I liked a lot). The visuals are what makes it extra special. They're back on tour, playing Cafe Mile End on October 23rd (which I am also going to miss because I'm traveling. Oh, October! Your travel plans are cruel - yet great.)
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - "Subway Home"
I don't think I've found a song he's written yet that I don't like. And the live show is charming and sweet. He's playing Raw Sugar on October 9th for all of you Ottawa readers, and Casa Del Popolo here in Montreal on October 10th as part of his final Casiotone tour (which I am also going to miss. Missing this show in particular I am quite sad about indeed).