Friday, March 09, 2007

The Pop Project, Page France, Canada at The Blind Pig 3/7/07

This was the most fun I’ve had at the Blind Pig in a long time.

I always love seeing The Pop Project. Their songs transfer very well to a live performance, and it was great to hear material from their upcoming album (Stars of Stage and Screen, released in June of this year- finally!). You need to see this band in concert, not only because of their super fun and inventive songs, but because they have the best stage personalities of any musicians around. Between Will Yates’ constant “I have perfect pitch!” stories, and Zach Curd’s spontaneous decisions about audience participation, The Pop Project is sure to hold your attention during their entire set. You have to give these guys credit for being a constant presence in the Michigan Music scene since 1999.

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The Pop Project

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Audience participation in House of Books (“everybody switch places with the person on the opposite side of the room from you.” Next time, be prepared to “be detached.”)

Page France (Suicide Squeeze Records) were definitely the audience favorite. Some of the most committed musicians I’ve seen onstage, they were completely involved with all the sounds they were creating as a group. Canada and Page France recently recorded 6 new songs, and QuiSci is releasing a 10" vinyl EP entitled, French Canadians (get it?). Canada joined Page France onstage for their final song, and provided a lovely preview of the French Canadian music.

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Page France

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Page France

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Page France + Canada

Canada played their last Michigan show before heading out on their SXSW tour. They’re beginning to stray away from playing This Cursed House material, and their new songs are really amazing. So, even if you are a bit tired of the much circulated This Cursed House, go see Canada perform in the next few months- you’ll be blown over with new music. My favorite new Canada song is Homes and Jewels, in which Amy is on drums, Ryan picks up a guitar, Kaylan grabs a violin and everyone sings a bunch. It’s awesome.

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Canada- Homes and Jewels

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Canada and Page France- Hexenhaus

The Pop Project
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Upcoming Michigan Shows
April 7 — The Lager House with Great Lakes Myth Society, The Mighty Narwhale

Canada
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Upcoming Michigan Shows
March 23 — The Halfass with Castanets, Shapes and Sizes
April 19 — The Blind Pig with Chris Bathgate (CD Release), Alex Belhaj

xoxo,
annie moss <3

4 Comments:

Anonymous katie canavan said...

How cute is Kaylan's dress?

That has nothing to do with music....

2:51 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

Yeah, Kaylan's dress is pretty damned cute for sure. It's a good look. Also, I didn't know she played violin.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Jeff Schroeder said...

Yeah...okay, I'll admit it too. She does look really nice in that dress.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Kaylan said...

Man. I am totally stoked about that dress.

Also, something about music: I'd like to share that my parents were at that show, and since then, my Mom will NOT stop raving about the Pop Project. Every time she sees me she mentions them. And afterward, she said to me, "Y'know, Kaylan, your band was cool, and that France band was cool, but I REALLY liked that Pop Project band. They're funny and cute." or something like that.

Whatevs, my mom is the biggest Pop Project fan now, and she's pretty cute too. Hooray.

10:18 AM  

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