Zaphod Beeblebrox presents MAGNETA LANE + Special Guests DIE MANNEQUIN

Events & Entertainment • Posted by mcollins on November 17, 2006

Friday, December 8, 2006 (Doors 8pm)

Zaphod Beeblebrox
27 York Street, Ottawa, Canada.
Age 19+/ General Admission
ADVANCE TICKETS: $10.00 for a limited time, at
or by phone 1.888.222.6608
and at Zaphod Beeblebrox.

"Magneta Lane is YOUR band--smart and sexy like old Hollywood and rebellious and
surefire like classic punk rock.
Don't let your subliminal self miss out on this brassy kind of rock & roll!" 4.5/5 -
MacKenzie Wilson, All Music Guide

Lexi Valentine and Nadia King got together in the fall of '03 intent on presenting a
strong female presence that wasn't an adolescent cry in the dark. No juvenile
sulking and sneering and no melodrama. Soon French joined them in forming Magneta
Lane, a potent antidote to the faux punk posturing of today's manufactured young
rock bands. Guided by their influences, The Kinks, Sonic Youth, Velvet Underground
and Nancy Sinatra, Magneta Lane have created a sound, mood and style all their own.
Impressively they preserve their femininity while engaging the audience in
positively gritty sounds and wise beyond their year's lyrics.

Magneta Lane smashed Canada over the head to get the public to pay attention with
their debut EP, The Constant Lover. Now 2 years later, heavily influenced by the
angel and the devil that reside on each of their shoulders, the beauties present
Dancing With Daggers - the perfect balance of sinful rock and saintly melodies.   

Dancing with Daggers is a story - see it through the beginning, middle and end and
you'll find some respect for it. Classic guitar, solid drums - rock, pop,
psychedelic even, yeah I said it - irresistible breaks laced between confident
riffs. The thing about Magneta Lane is they don't sound like anyone else right now,
pushing expectations and winning folks 'round has always been the credo of this
go-ahead female outfit - hear it, then believe it.


"(Die Mannequin's) Care Failure doesn't play cute - in any sense, personally,
musically or vocally. And, God, it's so refreshing. This is her life and if she
fucks up, well, she'll write another great song or battle her demons again, or both.
On her band Die Mannequin's EP, How To Kill, she played everything, except drums,
which Death From Above 1979's Jesse Keeler took care of, since she hadn't yet put
together a permanent band. Under the name MSTRKRFT, Keeler and partner Al P produced
the four tracks, including radio-be-damned-rock smashes "Autumn Cannibalist" and
"Donut Kill Self". The 19-year-old left home at 16 and had a tumultuous affair with
hard drugs (she openly writes in her bio), but fortuitously came to the attention of
the right people (from Harry Hesse to Keeler to EMI Music Publishing Canada to Shull
Management) who wanted to give her a break, set her on the right path and direct her
fire. And even if other teens can't relate specifically to her story, many will take
heed. After all, what can young girls possibly glean from Jessica, Britney or even
Beyonce? Care doesn't even have a booty!"

DIE MANNEQUIN Bio Credit to Karen Bliss: Toronto-based music journalist Karen Bliss
is the Canadian news correspondent for, and operates a Canadian
music industry news column, Lowdown, at She also
edits Gasoline, and contributes to Elle Canada, Audience, Tribute, Words & Music and


Audio/ Video:
MAGNETA LANE video for "Wild Gardens" -
DIE MANNEQUIN video for "Autumn Cannibalist" -

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