Print Edition: October 3, 2012
Aaron Levy and David Kandal are top notch CIVLians! Listen to Left of the Dial every other Wednesday (like this Wednesday) at 6 to 8 p.m. on CIVL with David and Keaton!
The City Streets – “If I Go Back To Paris”
Aaron discovered this song in 2009. It reminds him of The Boss and Wilco, but only at their best. For a modern look at the Jazz Age, David feels the City Streets are unparalleled by even fellow Edmontonians. During their two-date summer tour stop in Vancouver, it was clear that The City Streets are both nice guys and good musicians.
Paul Westerberg – “My Road Now”
Any new recording from the former Replacements frontman and Minneapolis recluse comes across as a welcome message that St. Paul is not done with recording music. This demo (just Westerberg and his piano) contains everything we have come to expect from PW: ragged vocals, great wordplay and an unsatisfied mind.
Japandroids – “The House that Heaven Built”
Ironic that this song should feature the term “go to hell” prominently as the hook from the chorus. Call and response chants perforate the same section of a song that’s been burning up rock radio all summer and shows no signs of slowing down. Best live show in the province.
The Pink Slips – “Seeing the World”
This Vancouver band played What’s New @ Your U last Thursday, showcasing a smattering of the 100 songs written by singer-songwriter David Orr over 100 days this past year. Each morning he woke, wrote a song, recorded it all by his lonesome, and returned to his slumber. Hard freaking core.