I'll have your cake, and eat it too

Theirspace / The World Provider

Did you know that Econoline Crush was still around? Takes me all the way back to my days at Vanier CEGEP. They were a good industrial band that Canada sorely needed after Stabbing Westward turned into a bunch of wussies after Darkest Days. As much as I'd LOVE to relive my college years, though, $15 is a bit much to ask for a band that hasn't made any waves since 1998's The Devil You Know. And GAH! Did you see the cover art for that album? Nastiness...

This week's Theirspace is in need of a popping. And nothing says POP like a Casio keyboard. Ask me on a day when I'm not under the influence of sugary treats, and I'd tell you that real keyboards don't have built in speakers. The World Provider has generously given me a reason to hold back such wanton bigotry, at least until after their set this Friday at Stones Place.

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The World Provider's MySpace page, with 4 songs

I had originally decided that even though the band labels themselves as being from Montreal, that I'd post them anyways. The tunes were just too pleasant to say "no" to. Scroll down a little further and one discovers that The World Provider originally hails from Toronto after all.

Thwarted, again.

TWP keep their tunes short so as not to choke you on watermelon flavored bubble gum sweetness. You know the flavor; it doesn't actually taste like watermelon, and it doesn't taste worse or better, just pleasurably different. These people have been nominated for a "Best Live Performance of 2006" by the MIMIs, so you know that it isn't going to get any better for a mere 8 bones.

The World Provider, We Take Lovers!, Dead & the Deathly Dying Death and headliners Republic of Safety
Stones Place
1255 Queen Street West
(416) 536-4242
Cost: $8

Pardon me, but I got a hankerin' for some Home right now. And while you're at it, check out past editions of Theirspace, now hilariously out of whack because of the our brand new hotter than hawt site design.


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