1 LORD FORBID Heritage minister James Moore doesn’t like what Living with Lions have to say on their new album, Holy Shit, that received funding from FACTOR. Moore says that the album is “clearly designed to offend a group of Canadians based on their faith.” By tomorrow, though, all those people will have been raptured into the sky and none of this will matter anyhow.
2 IF YOU HAVEN’T GOT YOUR TICKETS YET Katy Perry’s July 13 Regina show is sold out, if memory serves. What are you going to do? You just have to see if she’ll have fireworks shooting out of her breasts like in the music video. Well, it turns out that her management demands in rider that a certain of tickets be set aside for them to sell in secondary markets. So, you can still get your tickets and she can make sure that the scalpers don’t get all the obscene-overpricing fun.
3 BAD RELIGION TEACHES EVOLUTION Well, just their frontman. Greg Gaffin of the veteran punk band is going to be teaching a class in evolution at Cornell. Try not to imagine him singing all his lectures; can’t be done.
4 IN REGINA CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS Handsome Furs are coming to the Exchange on July 16. This is pretty great news – I haven’t listened to anything off their upcoming album, but the duo, featuring Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, have a great pair of albums before that, include 2009’s awesome Face Control. This is the kind of concert Regina normally doesn’t get, and I’m jazzed.