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Part VII: The one where there’s indie rock instead of pucks

Part seven of an eight part series.  I’m evaluating the indie rock bands from each playoff city and determining the result of each playoff series if it were a battle of the bands. 

Again.  This is meant to be fun.  I hope that when I am remiss in omitting a band, I will be called out.  I hope that somewhere along the line I can be turned on to something I don’t know about.  This isn’t about the actual hockey.  This is about the indie rock.

SERIES #7:  Vancouver v St. Louis

This is a fun one

Vancouver has a bunch of big guns here.  My favorite of the lot is The New Pornographers.  Since they have them, they also have Neko Case and Destroyer and Zumpano and Immaculate Machine.  They also have Cub and Mecca Normal.  They share Young Galaxy with Montréal.  And let’s not forget that they get fictional band Catwalk from the smash TV series of the same name.  Maybe it wasn’t a smash.  Anyone else remember it?  Neve Campbell (with whom I share a birthday) was in that.  When she used to be hot.  That’s the one that pushes them over the top,

Their combatant in this series is St. Louis.  Unfortunately, there isn’t much going on (that I know of) in St. Louis.  They have Son Volt and Uncle Tupelo.  While they have those two, they DO NOT have Wilco, which is important.  They belong to Chicago.

This isn’s much of a competition.  Vancouver takes it easily.

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David Lee is a restaurant manager with an unused degree in political science.  He can be found at Carolina Hurricanes games, Scrabble tournaments and indie-rock shows.  Sometimes, all in the same day. 

David has contributed to CBC.ca for their Stanley Cup playoff coverage in 2006 and to the New York Times Slapshot blog for theirs in 2008. Red and Black Hockey was founded in July of 2005.