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The Constantines, Blood Meridian, Chad Vangaalen

Thu. May 25th 2006 9pm doors at 8pm Richard's On Richards (No Minors) 9pm doors at 8pm
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Zulu Records, Scratch Records, Red Cat Records
Presented by: Live Nation
On sale Fri, March 24 @ 10am

"The Constantines maintain a feverishly partisan dedication to the wild delirium of rock n ’ roll…air punchingly anthemic" - NME

Toronto’s Constantines are back and more ready than ever to bring their power-packed tracks to their fans in Vancouver.

Having spent a good part of last year on tour honing songs from their latest album Tournament Of Hearts, the Constantines’ record met with rave reviews from music critics and were hand picked by Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters to open up the show for them on their Western Canadian Tour this past summer.

Tournament of Hearts is the Constantines third full-length album. It follows two critically acclaimed albums released through Three Gut Records in their native Canada and Sub Pop for the rest of the world. “Classic without being too traditional or contrived, Tournament of Hearts is the sound of the Constantines operating at the peak of their powers,” states Billboard Magazine. The Constantines are set to make their return to Vancouver for this special headlining show.

Vancouver locals, Blood Meridian, recently signed on the dotted line with V2 records (White Stripes) and are teaming up with the Constantines for a Canadian tour. Their sound can be described as mellow & morose, sometimes folky or even country but always heavy on the rhythms, trying desperately to recall those sweet grooves of the 60’s Motown stuff. Take it or leave it, love it or hate it. Blood Meridian don’t really care they’ll do it anyway.

The Constantines

The Constantines are the children of Fugazi, stepbrothers to Make-Up and Trail of Dead, the grand-kids of Springsteen and Strummer. They call what they do soul music, not because of what it sounds like, but where it hits you. They haven't just inherited the styles of their ancestors, but the wisdom as well. Their Fugazi fandom, for instance, focuse... more info

Blood Meridian

The brooding acoustic numbers grace listeners gently and harshly with immediacy as well as restraint, forcing them out of their comfort zones and into an entire new genre. With recent recording with Jerk With a Bomb, Blood Meridian appears to be position to capture the hearts and ears of many. Often quiet, mellow, somber, morose, atmospheric. Somet... more info

Chad Vangaalen

For 10 years Chad has been producing work in his bedroom, playing all the instruments, and has amassed hundreds of songs. Flemish Eye compiled 19 of these - including three new ones - as Chad's first CD release proper: Infiniheart. Now picked up by Sub Pop, Infiniheart is about to get the exposure it deserves - and a vinyl 12" release. Strains ... more info
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