Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Dragonette: not just a girl who looks like Lily Allen/Kylie Minogue

Today I orginally had hoped to chat about one of my favourite hip-hop acts, Little Brother, and the release of their third full length album Get Back, but I came across Dragonette and decided I'd leave LB until tomorrow.

Dragonette, the project of Martina Sorbara (interestingly, daughter of Ontario Finance Minister, Greg Sorbara) and Dan Kurtz, her husband. The band, which also includes Will Stapleton and Joel Stouffer plays a kind of electro-pop that is very reminiscent of Metric, or if you'd prefer, No Doubt-Gwen Stefani meets the Go! Team meets Daft Punk. The whole sordid details of their meeting, the genesis of the band, and a whole pile of videos are available on their myspace page.

They are currently touring across Canada in support of their 2007 release Galore with The Most Serene Republic. Dates in SW Ontario are as follows:

24 Oct 2007 20:00
The Ale House Kingston, Ontario
25 Oct 2007 20:00
Mod Club Toronto, Ontario
26 Oct 2007 20:00
Le Gymnase Montreal, Quebec
27 Oct 2007 20:00
Zaphod Beeblebrox Ottawa, Ontario
1 Nov 2007 20:00
The Casbah Hamilton, Ontario
2 Nov 2007 20:00
University Of Guelph Guelph, Ontario
3 Nov 2007 20:00
Salt Lounge London, Ontario
4 Nov 2007 20:00
Level 3 St. Catherines, Ontario

Dragonette: "I Get Around", "Black Limosine" and "You Please Me"

The Most Serene Republic: "Where Cedar Nouns and Adverbs Walk" "Sherry and Her Butterfly Net" "The Protagonist Suddenly Realizes What He Must Do in the Middle of Downtown Traffic"

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