April 6, 2008
Rock Plaza Central – various & sundry live musics
Photo by Jalapeno, taken at South Street Seaport, New York City, 20 July 2007
Since I was impatient and already posted my Rock Plaza Central set from the last time they were in town, I thought I’d give you a bit of a taste of a bunch of different live RPC that I’ve collected from here and there in anticipation of their show at the Queen St. United Church in Kingston on Friday. As you might know if you read this site regularly, I’m a fan of RPC and I can’t recommend them highly enough. Their songs are filled with ramshakle beauty. Inventive lyrics – delivered passionately – are backed by rich instrumentation in the form of horns and violin and crashes and shakes. Live, it is nothing short of amazing. You should go see them. It will be great.
Apr 10 – Toronto, Sneaky Dee’s w/ Jetplanes of Abraham and Gusto Basketcase
Apr 11 – Kingston, Queen St. United Church w/ Jetplanes of Abraham and TBA
Apr 12 – Ottawa, Barrymore’s w/ Jetplanes of Abraham and Ghost is Dancing
Apr 17 – Montreal, Sala Rossa w/ Miracle Fortress
Apr 18 – Bennington, VT, University pig roast
Apr 19 – Albany, NY, Valentine’s w/ Sgt Dunbar and the Hobo Banned
[see here for complete dates]
CBC Radio 3, Session, Studio 211, Toronto, 25 March 2007
Fuse with Tafelmusik, CBC Radio 2/Trinity-St Paul’s Church, Toronto, 22 November 2007
[a pairing of sheer brilliance – listen to the full concert]
Live on MOKB SIRIUS Blog Radio, Left Of Center, Channel 26, 7 September 2007
[a great session from My Old Kentucky Blog]
Irene’s Pub, Ottawa, 16 Sept 2006
Lee’s Palace, Toronto, 10 August 2007
Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, 13 January 2007
And, finally, their Daytrotter session from last year.
Be sure to pick up Rock Plaza Central’s stunning albums.