Zulu Report: Everything That You Should Listen To This Week

September 7, 2011 

Our friends over at Kitsilano’s Zulu Records once again present their weekly Scout feature, the Zulu Report. Within, staff from the West 4th music store provide The Track, the song that is on heavy rotation that week; The Playlist, which is pretty self-explanatory; The Gig, the must see show of the week; and The Glance, a view ahead to music on the horizon. From their ears to yours, enjoy…

The Track

JAY-Z & KANYE WEST – “Why I Love You” – Watch The Throne (Def Jam)

Hot hot track. I was ready to pan this record on principal, but I really believe these two masters of their style have delivered a hard-hitting LP of clever rhymes and phat beats. This track in particular has had me crooning along to the chorus at the top of my lungs, especially the part where they tune it up a third or whatever (it’s so awesome). Dude sounds like TV On The Radio but I don’t think it’s him.

The Playlist

WEED With Drug/Eighty 7” (Cruising USA)

Having just returned from touring the great country to the south of us, one has to wonder exactly what these Vancouver noise-poppers Weed told the border guards…some story, I’m sure. Anyway, this is their new EP: two massive songs that are surefire anthems. We dig Weed.

MOONFACE Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped (Jagjaguwar)

Strange things afoot in Mr. Krug’s brain; I wanna take a vacation in it and eat at the local taco truck to figure out how the hell he conceived this concept. It’s one of those full length albums that only has five or so songs but they’re just really long. Featuring Spencer’s trademark yelping and a LOT of circus organ. Cool.

RICHARD BUCKNER Our Blood (Merge)

One of the heaviest voices in American folk music delivers a long-awaited LP of somber songs of pain, suffering and heartbreak. “Dickner”, as I call him, lost this album twice in the last few years, once to technology and another to thieves. I guess he has plenty to be bummed about.

WAR ON DRUGS Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian)

Who needs Kurt? I never liked him much anyway. War on Drugs emerge from the shadows of the former founder to prove they are more than worth their weight in gold. Listening to it now it’s hard to tell if Kurt Vile even belongs in modern pop music. Just kidding. No, but seriously, this record is awesome.

JACUZZI BOYS Glazin’ (Hardly Art)

Punk brat kids debut for Seattle fave label Hardly Art. Not sure what they mean by “Glazin’ for you” but if you enjoy rock and roll from the American 1970’s I recommend checking these Miami FL boys out.

MALE BONDING Endless Now (Sub Pop)

Great guitar riffs. Male Bonding’s 2nd LP on Sub Pop is a heavy jammer unleashed like only a power trio can do. There is something special about three piece rock bands. Bare-bones approaches make me feel like anything is possible.

The GIG

Thursday September 8 – Dam Funk @ Bar None

Lots of great shows coming up but I’ve selected Dam Funk as The Gig this week because I’m insanely pissed at myself for booking a trip to Victoria that night. Look, dancing is fun. If you listen to Dam Funk without pushing your feet, rolling your computer chair backwards and robot-dancing, you have the will of a warrior because this shit is so groovy…dam!

THE GLANCE

Wed SEP 07 JOY FORMIDABLE – RICKSHAW
Wed SEP 07 THE HORRORS – VENUE – WE ARE SOLD OUT
Wed SEP 07 RTX + HEAVY CREAM – WALDORF
Thu SEP 08 THE SLACKERS – FORTUNE
Thu SEP 08 THE ANTLERS – VENUE
Thu SEP 08 DAM FUNK & MASTER BLAZER – BAR NONE
Thu SEP 08 SLEEPY SUN w/ White Hills & Red Cedar – BILTMORE
Thu SEP 08 RAAVY + LUCITERRA – WISE HALL
Fri SEP 09 BOOKA SHADE – 560
Fri SEP 09 SUNNERY JAMES + RYAN MARCIANO – CELEBRITIES
Fri SEP 09 THE VACCINES w/ Tennis – VENUE – CANCELLED
Fri SEP 09 BRITISH COLUMBIANS – MEDIA CLUB
Sat SEP 10 MACKLEMORE + RYAN LEWIS – 560
Fri – Sat SEP 9-10 30 FEST – COBALT
Sat SEP 10 SYDNEY BLU – GINGER 62
Fri – SUN SEP 9-11 NEW FORMS FESTIVAL – WALDORF
Sun SEP 11 THE HUMAN LEAGUE – RICKSHAW
Tue SEP 13 BEARDYMAN – FORTUNE
Wed SEP 14 BLUE SCHOLARS – 560
Wed SEP 14 BAND OF HORSES – COMMODORE BALLROOM SOLD OUT
Thu SEP 15 GRAVE – BILMTORE
Thu SEP 15 DIESELBOY & BARE – FORTUNE
Fri SEP 16 LAZY RICH + LUCKY DATE – CELEBRITIES
Fri SEP 16 WAILIN JENNYS – RIO
Sat SEP 17 R3HAB – GINGER 62
Sat SEP 17 ROCK FOR RESCUE – PRINCETON PUB
Mon SEP 19 BOB LOG III – BILTMORE
The SEP 20 JAMES VINCENT McMORROW – MEDIA
Wed SEP 21 HOLLERADO – VENUE
Thu SEP 22 FEDDIE LE GRAND – CAPRICE
Thu SEP 22 LIBRARY VOICES – BILTMORE
Thu SEP 22 ARAABMUZIK – FORTUNE
Fri SEP 23 LAIDBACK LUKE – CELEBRITIES
Fri SEP 23 AWOLNATION – VENUE
Fri SEP 23 NEAL BRENNAN – BILTMORE
Fri SEP 23 THE CAVE SINGERS +THE JUNE BUGS + TWO TOWNS [OLIO FEST] – VENUE
Fri SEP 23 BRAIDS + PAINTED PALMS + TERROR [OLIO FEST] – ELECTRIC OWL
Sat SEP 24 BESNARD LAKES [OLIO FEST] – WISE

OLIO FESTIVAL WRIST BANDS! – Various Venues

Thu SEP 22 – Wristband
Fri SEP 23 – Wristband
Sat SEP 24 – Wristband
Weekend Wristband

Sat SEP 24 NICKY ROMERO – GINGER 62
Sat SEP 24 DE LA SOUL – COMMODORE
Sat SEP 24 KO & GUESTS – VENUE
Sat SEP 24 – BESNARD LAKES – WISE
Sat SEP 24 SPENCER & HILL – GOSSIP
Sat SEP 24 BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE – MALKIN BOWL
Sat SEP 24 WE CAME AS ROMANS – RICKSHAW – ALL AGES
Sun SEP 25 GEMINI / KILL THE NOISE / BASSJACKERS – VENUE
Sun SEP 25 DIRTY PHONICS – FORTUNE
Mon SEP 26 GOMEZ – COMMODORE – WE ARE SOLD OUT
Mon SEP 26 GIANT SAND -BILTMORE
Fri SEP 23 AWOLNATION – VENUE – @ THE DOOR
Fri SEP 30 OMD – COMMODORE – WE ARE SOLD OUT
Fri SEP 30 TODDLA T + ROSKA – CELEBRITIES
Fri SEP 30 SEAN HAYES – BILTMORE

OCTOBER

Sat OCT 01 JETS OVERHEAD – VENUE – CANCELLED
Sat OCT 01 KAISER CHIEFS – COMMODORE – POSTPONED TO MAR.24! REFUNDS AT P.O.P. OLD TIX HONORED
Tue OCT 02 CANT – MEDIA CLUB
Sat OCT 06 LISA HANNIGAN – MEDIA CLUB
Fri OCT 07 ZOLA JESUS – BILTMORE
Fri OCT 07 CUT COPY – VOGUE THEATER – WE ARE SOLD OUT
Sat OCT 08 CUT COPY – VOGUE THEATER – WE ARE SOLD

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