THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS are a Vancouver group made up of A.C. Newman and a group of ridiculously talented people he feels are uniquely equipped to realize his musical ambitions. With impossibly huge hooks and an innate understanding of every pop trick in the book, THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS create striking power-pop, with a staggering combination of four-part harmonies and Wall of Sound production, exploding with energy and joy. THE NEW PRONOGRAPHERS' real secret is their arrangements — a stampeding legion of guitars, organs, hand claps, tambourines, and their idiosyncratic voices. Oh, and did we mention that Neko Case will indeed be singing with them for this show? Also on the bill - the astounding OKKERVIL RIVER. Reverberant with echoes of Motown snap and girl-group pop, redolent with ripe whiffs of dirty rock 'n' roll, shining with the shimmy of Bo Diddley, with the shimmer of the Velvets, with the swagger of the Faces, and with a glittery sprinkling of cheap perfume over the top of it all to disguise the stink, OKKERVIL RIVER's music is relentlessly-paced and a ruthlessly thrilling journey.