Saturday, January 22nd: Caribou dj set @ Rex Club
Being in France has made me realize the reach of Canadian music. I have known about this show for a while but had forgotten and then a French friend sent me an invitation.
My friends have been dying to go to the Rex Club but the line up is always too intimidating. This provides a perfect opportunity to buy tickets in advance and trade up to the much shorter but still very real VIP line up. In all seriousness it should be one of the very few dj sets I will ever enjoy. I'm really excited to see Daniel Snaith, the native London-Ontarian, perform solo.
Friday, February 4th: Twin Shadow @ Nouveau Casino
I stumbled across this video a couple of months back. Twin Shadow is the solo project of George Lewis Jr., a 26 years old born in the Dominican Republic, raised in Florida and now living and recording in Brooklyn. His first album Forget was produced by Chris Taylor from Grizzly Bear and released just last fall to rave reviews. Lucky to have been checking out upcoming concert in Paris tonight and notice this show. He played Toronto two nights ago so I was surprised to find he would be in Paris so soon.
Twin Shadow: Slow
Thursday, February 17th: Iron and Wine @ Alhambra
This speaks for itself. I've had tickets for a while. Super pumped.
Fun Facts: Samuel Beam is only thirty-six years old. He specialized in painting at university and was a professor of film and cinematography all before giving his demo tape to friend Michael Bridwell, brother of Band of Horse's lead singer, Ben Bridwell, who helped catch the attention of Sub Pop. And Beam has 5 kids!
Iron and Wine: cover of The Postal Service's Such Great Heights
Hey I just realized all three are male solo projects!