April 6, 2008

Rock Plaza Central – various & sundry live musics

Posted in bootleg, mp3, radio session at 9:22 pm by rgsc

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

* Hope You Live Long

* Are We Not Horses

[full session]

Fuse with Tafelmusik, CBC Radio 2/Trinity-St Paul’s Church, Toronto, 22 November 2007

* I am an Excellent Steel Horse

[a pairing of sheer brilliance – listen to the full concert]

Live on MOKB SIRIUS Blog Radio, Left Of Center, Channel 26, 7 September 2007

* How Shall I To Heaven Aspire

[a great session from My Old Kentucky Blog]

Irene’s Pub, Ottawa, 16 Sept 2006

* When We Go, How We Go (Part II)

* 08/14/03 & Hearts Will Not Rust

[Courtesy of Mocking Music]

Lee’s Palace, Toronto, 10 August 2007

* We’ve Got A Lot to Be Glad For

[recorded by Dave, who also has a KEXP session which you should check out]

Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, 13 January 2007

* Fifteen Hands/Sexy Back

[full set; see also my recording from November 21 in Kingston]

And, finally, their Daytrotter session from last year.

Be sure to pick up Rock Plaza Central’s stunning albums.

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