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Dave Noisy
Minister of Chaos

Canada
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Posted - 04/14/2004 :  08:37:43  Show Profile  Visit Dave Noisy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We saw that The Capitol Years opened in MN, here are the rest:

Winnipeg - Ham
Regina - Despistado
Sask - Junior Pantherz
Edmonton - The Floor
Calgary - The Buzzing Bees*
Victoria - Leeroy Stagger
Vancouver (22nd) - Black Mountain (aka Jerk with a Bomb)
Vancouver (23rd) - Joel RL Phelps with the Secret Three
Spokane - Alien Crime Syndicate*
Boise - ??
Eugene (27th) - Audio Learning Center*
Eugene (28th) - Helio Sequence*
Davis - ??

* - not official, but likely!

Just missing Calgary for Canada - lemme know if you know who it is, and the US dates as well, thanks!


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christd1123
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Posted - 04/14/2004 :  10:52:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
spokane--alien crime syndicate
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One_Angry_Dwarf
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Posted - 04/14/2004 :  13:04:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know of one of the guys in the band that was asked to open in Calgary. They had broken up just before they were asked to, and they all agreed to get back together for the opening gig except him. He's all like "it's not right. we agreed we didn't want to do it anymore" and such. that's impressive, but still! there's integrity, sure, but then there's THAT.
Anyway, I don't know if they will be doing the show anyway with somebody else or not. I don't live there anymore, but the band is called "The Buzzing Bees". Fans should hope for Hot Little Rocket though. That would be sweet.

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Daisy Girl
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Belize
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Posted - 04/14/2004 :  13:23:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I loved the capitol years...and would like to hear more about what the other bands are like. I think it's a great way to find out about other cool bands...
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Dave Noisy
Minister of Chaos

Canada
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Posted - 04/14/2004 :  13:46:09  Show Profile  Visit Dave Noisy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys - posted this on the News page.


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SonOfKarlMarxandCocaCola
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Posted - 04/14/2004 :  18:57:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Daisy Girl

I loved the capitol years...and would like to hear more about what the other bands are like. I think it's a great way to find out about other cool bands...



They all seem to be local. Despistado are pretty good. They just recorded with Phil Ek and headed to SXSW. Their debut full length is coming out on Jade Tree. They're kind of complex post punk that you can dance too. A little less funky, a little more math rock, Hot Hot Heat . . . I dunno something like that.

What do the Capitol Years sound like?
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jetblackriver
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Posted - 04/14/2004 :  21:58:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I just read on Pixiesmusic.com that the opening band for Eugene on the 27th is Audio Learning Center (Ex-Pond & Ex-Sprinkler) and the opener on the 28th is Helio Sequence. They are both local to the Portland area and are both excellent bands. Audio Learning Center is a little more appropriate lineup with the Pixies than Helio Sequence, but both bands are good choices for openers. They both have a lot of energy and do a nice job of pumping up the audience. Definately get to the show early if you want to check out some great local music.

www.audiolearningcenter.com (streaming new album)
www.theheliosequence.com (hasn't been updated for over a year)
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Domestiques
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United Kingdom
503 Posts

Posted - 04/14/2004 :  22:22:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
is there anyone I can contact to suggest a local act to open?

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Posted - 04/14/2004 :  22:33:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Daisy, I loved the Capitol Years too! but I was way jealous of their view...they got to watch the whole show from in front of the barrier. I could tell from their faces that they were in complete awe...not unlike the rest of us.
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Dave Noisy
Minister of Chaos

Canada
4496 Posts

Posted - 04/14/2004 :  23:33:15  Show Profile  Visit Dave Noisy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys! Just a few more gigs and we'll have a complete set..heh..


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vilainde
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Niue
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Posted - 04/15/2004 :  02:04:06  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And it looks like Ash will open for the Pixies on June 14th in Paris.


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hibster
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Posted - 04/15/2004 :  07:30:12  Show Profile  Visit hibster's Homepage  Reply with Quote
vilainde - do you know who it will be on the 7th?

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Daisy Girl
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Posted - 04/15/2004 :  09:32:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks jetblackriver... i love their coverart ...for some reason I wasn't able to get it to play. i'll try again tho.

LaFemme...wow that is so cool about the capitol years. If i had the musical talent i would start a band and hope i could open for the Pixies just for that awesome vantage point. Lucky bastages

Guess there's probably no word of who is opening up for the Pixies in St. Paul, MN yet.
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yarbles
= Cult of Ray =

USA
404 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2004 :  10:32:03  Show Profile  Visit yarbles's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey, if no one cares, MY band could open for them in Boise. We'll all be there anyway!

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boom_cheek_aroon
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USA
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Posted - 04/15/2004 :  14:49:45  Show Profile  Visit boom_cheek_aroon's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i want built to spill to open boise.

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Cheeseman1000
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Iceland
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Posted - 04/15/2004 :  14:53:31  Show Profile  Visit Cheeseman1000's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Anyone have any ideas for Brixton?


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Homers_pet_monkey
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 04/15/2004 :  14:57:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by vilainde

And it looks like Ash will open for the Pixies on June 14th in Paris.


Denis




Holy shit Batman!!!

I wish I was going to that show!!!

Hansel and Gretel have formed a band, .....And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Breadcrumbs!!!
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yarbles
= Cult of Ray =

USA
404 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2004 :  14:59:41  Show Profile  Visit yarbles's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Me too, that's my birthday
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johndietzel
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Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)
464 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2004 :  19:57:26  Show Profile  Visit johndietzel's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Holy smokies. Raul's band opening for the freaking Pixies!

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porkbone1
= Cult of Ray =

USA
390 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2004 :  21:50:44  Show Profile  Visit porkbone1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
HAM!

SpeedyM, Cult of Frank, my wife and I were waiting in line for our Disclive discs in Winnipeg... we couldn't stop talking about HAM. Those guys were the BOMB! Or did they "drop the bomb?" I don't remember. Who did drop the bomb anyway? Damn. We especially liked the part where they counted 1,2,3,4 in the middle of the song and then kept on playing just like they were playing before the counting. WOO!

Instead of following the Pixies, we thought of following HAM for the rest of their warm-up tour.

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chrischob
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Canada
110 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2004 :  23:02:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My favorite HAM song was the Treetrunk song. I also liked when they all stood about 10 feet back from the mics and yelled into them.

I'm seriously thinking of going to their show at the Albert at the end of May

Here's a pic of them, I also have a short video clip of them too.



Who dropped the bomb?



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Edited by - chrischob on 04/16/2004 23:03:48
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sloy
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France
93 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2004 :  06:53:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Me I think that could be cool if the band to open for the pixies are the band who play on the pixies tribute(weezer,local h,promise ring,nada surf,man or astroman...)You don't think it's a good idea?

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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11509 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2004 :  07:36:12  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Holy crap, if you have video of them stepping back from the mics, I'd be forever in your debt! I was trying in vain to explain the hilarity of this to non-attendees.

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HEEYYYYYYAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!



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HEEYYYYYYAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!


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Yeah, that count in thing was hilarious too! Why did they count in there? They weren't leading up to anything. They just counted and kept playing as though they'd not counted. Funny stuff!


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chrischob
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Canada
110 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2004 :  13:52:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry I just got a 10sec clip of Who Dropped the Bomb. The quality isnt that good but it sure brings back memories...

http://members.shaw.ca/padmai/bomb.avi




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porkbone1
= Cult of Ray =

USA
390 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2004 :  19:14:08  Show Profile  Visit porkbone1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
HOLY SHIT that's funny. I only wish it were longer. I totally want to see those guys again.

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chrischob
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Canada
110 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2004 :  20:27:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They are playing the Albert on May 29, you could come on up for the weekend for HAM-fest.

1...2...3...4...

Maybe I could just video tape their show and sell copies here :)




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pixiesseixip
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75 Posts

Posted - 04/26/2004 :  00:14:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
UC DAVIS OPENING BAND = QUITTER

see you there!
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klikger
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Posted - 04/26/2004 :  00:46:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Who opened Boise? Built to Spill? Please, please, please tell.
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PleaseDrinkMilk
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Posted - 04/26/2004 :  15:42:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by klikger

Who opened Boise? Built to Spill? Please, please, please tell.

nope, a local band (that I'd never heard before) called The Invasion. I'd describe them as "The Special Goodness meets toned down b-sides of Ozma's Spending Time On The Borderline."
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RicoPhoenix
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Posted - 04/27/2004 :  02:27:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Quote:

"The Special Goodness meets toned down b-sides of Ozma's Spending Time On The Borderline."

Rico's quick capsule review:

They blew.
Imagine the kids from a GAP commercial.
Now imagine them singing the same song over and over.
Thats 'The Invasion'.
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PleaseDrinkMilk
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Posted - 04/27/2004 :  19:51:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by RicoPhoenix

Quote:

"The Special Goodness meets toned down b-sides of Ozma's Spending Time On The Borderline."

Rico's quick capsule review:

They blew.
Imagine the kids from a GAP commercial.
Now imagine them singing the same song over and over.
Thats 'The Invasion'.


*shrug* I didn't think they were all that bad. The only negative I really noticed was that the songs were too slow paced for my oh-my-God-I'm-about-to-see-The-Pixies mood.
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sar2143
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Posted - 04/29/2004 :  14:06:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Invasion weren't too bad. But they weren't great. They 'sounded' like a bad Radiohead cover band. They were playing original songs, but they sounded very obviously like Radiohead.

In fact, midway through their third song, a particularly mellow one, this guy next to me yelled out, "Play CREEP!" It was quite amusing.
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KidGrain
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Posted - 04/29/2004 :  16:28:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Helio Sequence on 4/28 in Eugene kind of left me "meh." I like a good duo but the tape loops were a bit odd and the songs never jelled. Clearly they could play their instruments pretty well but less than a day later I can't remember any of their tunes other than the "Tomorrow Never Knows" cover.

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boisepixie
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Posted - 05/04/2004 :  11:55:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
[/quote] *shrug* I didn't think they were all that bad. The only negative I really noticed was that the songs were too slow paced for my oh-my-God-I'm-about-to-see-The-Pixies mood.
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Yeah. I think they had a tough job... a mellow banding opening for the Pixies. Nobody knew them or their songs, everyone wanted them off the stage and the Pixies on. All that considered, I think they were well received. I bet if they were opening for a mellower act, they would have gone over better. I heard the girl at the Pixies' merch table say that they were the first opening act that got applause and the best on the tour so far. I'm sure that will change once they play with Radiohead in Cali.
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astrosurfer
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Italy
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Posted - 05/06/2004 :  05:34:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hi,
Does someone know about berlin date,29.06.200 at kindl-buhne wuhleide?
on my ticket there is wrote
PIXIES
+special guest ash & franz ferdinand
i hope that is not a mini-festival but a Pixies date,
however i'll go........thanks

sorry for my english language..
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porkbone1
= Cult of Ray =

USA
390 Posts

Posted - 05/12/2004 :  19:18:28  Show Profile  Visit porkbone1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was trying to find the website for the band that opened up in winnipeg. If you were there, you know how awesome they were. Is this their website?

http://www.heavenlyham.com/corporate/index.asp

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