The Georgia Straight presents the New Pornographers at the Commodore Ballroom

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      Live Nation has announced that Canadian indie-rock band the New Pornographers are returning to the Commodore on October 3 (with guests Pickwick and Cool) and October 4 (with The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and High Ends).

      The New Pornographers formed in 1997, almost immediately recorded the classic Letter From An Occupant, and it was on. Their four full-lengths (as well as numerous solo ventures from A.C. Newman, Neko Case, Dan Bejar, Todd Fancey, Kathryn Calder, and numerous films directed by Blaine Thurier) received critical and public acclaim, and continue to enjoy bigger (and taller and smarter) audiences.

      The band's first four albums each placed in the top 40 on The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop year-end poll of hundreds of music reviewers. From 2000 to 2006, either a New Pornographers' album or a solo album from one of the band's members ranked in the top 40 on the list each year. In 2007, Blender magazine ranked the New Pornographers' first album, Mass Romantic, the 24th best indie album of all time. It is the second-highest Canadian album on the list, behind Arcade Fire's Funeral (which came in sixth). In 2009, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the band's second studio album, Electric Version, No. 79 in the "100 Best Albums of the Decade".

      The band's sixth album, Brill Bruisers, will be released on August 25, 2014.

      Tickets for the 19+ show are priced at $28.50 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale Friday, July 25, at 10 a.m. on the Live Nation website.

      Tickets will also be available for purchase by phone at 1-855-985-5000. Tickets also available at Red Cat Records and all Ticketmaster Outlets

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