Toronto, 2000-2009
I was looking through you blog (it's amazing) and I was very interested about the Dirty Projectors poster with Ezra's former band Total War... do you have any more information on that show and Total War?

What do you want to know?

The Final Fantasy set featured nervous dialogue and the first-ever performance of “This is the dream…”; I have a recording and it was a shaky, shaky performance.

Total War I missed because I was sick and sat on the patio, trying to relax.

Lenin I Shumov were great as always.

Dirty Projectors were touring in support of (I believe) Getty Address.  Dave was playing solo and— although DPs are probably my #1 band from 2006-present—  Dave’s set didn’t do much for me. 

Grindcore Breakfast

A poster submitted by Dylan Riebling, from 2005.

Pay what you can + breakfast show + grindcore?  Amazing.

Expen$ive $hit

Still holding off on a trip to the scanner, as a couple of other exciting poster stashes have been promised.

But happily, DJ Rob Gordon told me last night he’s got a complete collection of Expensive Shit flyers from 2002-2004.  I’ll be picking them up tonight, scanning them tomorrow.

Co-incidentally, Expensive Shit is being brought back after a long hiatus, tomorrow night (December 16th), at Double Double Land.

Last night of the series.  Peter really knocked it out of the park with this one.

Last night of the series.  Peter really knocked it out of the park with this one.

The second night of the series, and my favourite.  Liz Hysen of Picastro played drums (!) and violin, perennially underrated songwriter Jack Breakfast played piano, and Jim McIntyre (who was out of Blake, then of Sympathy Girls, later of Sea Snakes) played a gorgeous set of each others’ songs.

The second night of the series, and my favourite.  Liz Hysen of Picastro played drums (!) and violin, perennially underrated songwriter Jack Breakfast played piano, and Jim McIntyre (who was out of Blake, then of Sympathy Girls, later of Sea Snakes) played a gorgeous set of each others’ songs.

"Wednesday co-op" was a concert series in August, 2002.  It was a series similar to Bluebird North or Jason Collett’s "Radio Mondays", except that the featured musicians were fewer, and they’d rehearse the week before; less of a jam, more of an instant band.
Peter Mohideen, a housemate at the time, designed these clip-art posters, which at the time I thought were cute and tacky, but now seem oddly prescient?
The series was only modestly attended.  We set it up at Lounge 88 because they had a piano; the owner didn’t want to go beyond the first month, so it was canned.
The first night featured Bry Webb of Constantines, who played at least one song that appeared on his current record on Idee Fixe records (“Undertaker”).  Michael Holt played some songs that would appear on his Pilot Single LP.  I played guitar and sang a set of Polite Album songs.
I don’t remember anything else about the night except Tyler Clarke Burke and Leslie Feist were there.  I congratulated Leslie on her most recent album “Monarch”.  That’s all I remember, it was a while ago.
The phone numbers and e-mail addresses on these next four posters are long out of date.

"Wednesday co-op" was a concert series in August, 2002.  It was a series similar to Bluebird North or Jason Collett’s "Radio Mondays", except that the featured musicians were fewer, and they’d rehearse the week before; less of a jam, more of an instant band.

Peter Mohideen, a housemate at the time, designed these clip-art posters, which at the time I thought were cute and tacky, but now seem oddly prescient?

The series was only modestly attended.  We set it up at Lounge 88 because they had a piano; the owner didn’t want to go beyond the first month, so it was canned.

The first night featured Bry Webb of Constantines, who played at least one song that appeared on his current record on Idee Fixe records (“Undertaker”).  Michael Holt played some songs that would appear on his Pilot Single LP.  I played guitar and sang a set of Polite Album songs.

I don’t remember anything else about the night except Tyler Clarke Burke and Leslie Feist were there.  I congratulated Leslie on her most recent album “Monarch”.  That’s all I remember, it was a while ago.

The phone numbers and e-mail addresses on these next four posters are long out of date.

The future

I’ve found somebody with a scanner.  I’m pretty busy w/music and don’t know when I’m going to get to scanning/re-scanning all these posters, but I’ll try and get them together for a couple of updates a week.  I found some more sized at 8.5x11”, I will scan them 300 dpi and post them for you now.

The posters I have collected are localized to a particular series of events, most of them Blocks r.c. or Three Gut Records-related.  An active and wide-ranging bunch of shows, for sure, but only a small percentage of all the different loops and whorls. 

I have posters by Seripop, Michael Comeau and Standard Form/Complaint Dept., but all of them are archived online elsewhere, as their makers are pursuing design careers professionally, or semi-professionally.  I won’t likely post any of theirs, unless they submit them themselves, but DO seek out their respective websites, very very worthwhile.

This was an early performance by The Dirty Projectors in Toronto.  Dave played solo, I believe; I was coming down with a flu and had to leave early.  Singing Saw Shadow Show was led by James Anderson.  Total War was a pre-Vampire Weekend thing, Ezra was in it, I don’t remember who else, it was a shredder’s band.  This was Final Fantasy’s fourth show, and the first one for which I had an octave pedal.
I made the shitty poster, it was sprayed in gold and blue.  I have a color version but it’s 11x17.

This was an early performance by The Dirty Projectors in Toronto.  Dave played solo, I believe; I was coming down with a flu and had to leave early.  Singing Saw Shadow Show was led by James Anderson.  Total War was a pre-Vampire Weekend thing, Ezra was in it, I don’t remember who else, it was a shredder’s band.  This was Final Fantasy’s fourth show, and the first one for which I had an octave pedal.

I made the shitty poster, it was sprayed in gold and blue.  I have a color version but it’s 11x17.

I’m sure that Alex Durlak has better records of these posters than I, or Jonny Dovercourt.  This was one of the last Guitarkestra shows.  The Microphones set, if you can find the bootleg, had a fantastic performance of “I said, ‘no’”, better than the one that eventually was released, it was a great, great concert, even if Phil was wearing yellow track pants.

I’m sure that Alex Durlak has better records of these posters than I, or Jonny Dovercourt.  This was one of the last Guitarkestra shows.  The Microphones set, if you can find the bootleg, had a fantastic performance of “I said, ‘no’”, better than the one that eventually was released, it was a great, great concert, even if Phil was wearing yellow track pants.