September 27, 2008

Holy Fuck, Wolfe Island Music Fest, 11 August 2007

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 12:13 pm by rgsc

photo of Holy Fuck performing in Philadelphia, 17 May 2007, courtesy of Jalapeño.

I know, I’m rather late on this one, but since Holy Fuck‘s show at the Grad Club sold out ages in advance – much the dismay of procrastinators everywhere (such as myself) – the urgency of me posting this to “promote” the show really wasn’t necessary. Who went? How was it? Awesome as usual? Damn…and I could have bought tickets when I got the AoH ones but figured I could put it off until payday. That’s what I get for not being on the ball. Anyway, as those of you who were at the show last night will almost certainly be able to attest to, Toronto’s Holy Fuck put on one massively awesome show. It is filled with energy and improvisation, and more bootyshaking than you can shake a stick at. Its six kinds of fun and you really should see it for yourself. Below you will find a few tracks from their set at last year’s Wolfe Island Music Festival. There is a fair bit of talking on the recording so I am just gonna post a few of the better songs. I hope you dig it (more live HF here and here). And be sure to check them out for yourself. Feel free to rub it in if you do, I deserve it. They have a million tour dates coming up – a few in North America (they are playing the Montreal House in Peterborough, ON tonight) then they are off to the UK and Australia. Full dates here. HF are in the running for the Polaris Prize (and stand a pretty good chance to win). Tune in to Ceeb3 for your live coverage, Monday night (Sept 29, 2008) starting at 7pm Eastern.

B(oot)log will be going on a short hiatus effective immediately. Be sure to check out all the rad shows coming to town and visit my blogger friends, peers, and idols listed in the sidebar.  See you at the end of October.

Holy Fuck, Wolfe Island Music Fest, 11 August 2007

* HF-WIMF2007-01 (any one know the title for this?)
* Tone Bank Jungle
* Lovely Allen

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September 19, 2008

The D’Urbervilles, The Grad Club, Kingston, 7 March 2008

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 11:53 am by rgsc

photo taken at Mavericks, Ottawa, on 1 April 2008 by Blurasis.

Fall in Kingston is a great time to see live music, as you can see from my “Shows” listing on the right. Tonight, of course, you have Apostle of Hustle with My Dad vs. Yours (or you could check out $100 and The Weather Station at the Artel) and they you can follow that up with the one-two-punch of The D’Urbervilles and Land of Talk (who have a new album out on Oct. 7th) on Saturday back at the Grad Club. The D’Urbervilles put on an excellent live show and Land of Talk get better every time I see them so this is a show you will not want to miss. The D’Urbervilles are sure to get your feet moving and your butt shaking as they deliver their post-punk-esque, syth-heavy music. See the sweaty, hand clappin’,  fist pumpin’ show for yourself (full dates here):

September 19: Montreal @ Sala Rosa
September 20: Kingston @ Grad Club
September 22: Laval @ CEGEP
September 23: Sherbrooke @ Telephone Rouge
September 24: Peterborough @ Montreal House
September 25: Guelph @ Ebar
September 26: Hamilton @ Casbah
September 27: Toronto @ Lee’s Palace
All dates with Land of Talk

And here is the live set from the last time the band graced Kingston’s finest stage (and more here and here). Enjoy.

The D’Urbervilles, The Grad Club, Kingston, 7 March 2008

1. The Receiver
2. Hot Tips
3. don’t have a fireplace (talk)
4. This Is The Life
5. do we know any Prince? (talk)
6. Spin the Bottle
7. National Flowers
8. mean bass line (talk)
9. Dragnet
10. new album (talk)
11. Knock Out the Fat/We Are The Hunters
12. falafel (talk)
13. Belladonna, Deadly Nightshade
14. beat us up (talk)
15. Shout it Out

Be sure to pick up the excellent We Are The Hunters from Sonin Unyon & Zunior.

September 11, 2008

Apostle of Hustle, The Grad Club, Kingston, 30 November 2007

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 1:51 pm by rgsc


Photo by jamradiojam

Well folks, school is back in session. The downside of this is the 10000 students wandering the streets, cloggings my bars, and making the lineups at the A&P nearly unbearable. However, where there are students there are very often a whole heap of great musicians ready play in the hopes of enticing the kids to exchange their hard-earned OSAP money for cds and shirts. Take a gander at the show listing on the right for a small selection of the upcoming greatness.

To kick off the fall concert season in Kingston, on September 19th my favourite bar (Grad Club) will be featuring one of my favourite bands (Apostle of Hustle) and joy shall return to the land. For those of you who might be new to Kingston you need to know these three things about the Grad Club: 1) it has an awesome beverage selection; 2) it serves excellent food; and 3) it hosts the best bands playing in Kingston. Additional bonuses: trivia night on Thursdays, great patio, and undergraduates often don’t discover it for years. So, go and make nice with the staff ’cause they might very well become the most important people in your life. For those of you who might be new to the Apostle of Hustle you need to know these two things: 1) they play amazing Cuban-influenced indie-rock, and 2) they are always fantastic live, especially in the very, very intimate Gradclub.

For those of you not lucky enough to live in Kingston you may be lucky enough to see AoH – with those of you in London, Guelph, Toronto & Ottawa being very fortunate as AoH will re-Fuse with Tagaq for what undoubtedly be a series of unforgettable shows (see some tracks from their CBC Fuse recording here). Check out here or here for full dates:

September 11th, Montreal, La Sala Rossa
September 12th, Quebec City, Envol et Macadam
September 13th, Fredricton, Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
September 14th, Halifax, The Marquee Club
September 15th, Halifax, The Marquee Club
September 18th, Hamilton, The Casbah
September 19th, Kingston, The Grad Club [edit to note: the awesome My Dad Vs. Yours are opening – as if you needed more incentive to go. And tickets are apparently going fast so go now and get yours at the Grad  Club or through MapleMusic]
September 20th, Waterloo, The Starlight Room
November 5th, London, London Music Club
November 6th, Guelph, Ebar
November 7th, Toronto, Glen Gould Studio
November 8th, Ottawa,  Zaphod Beeblebrox

Andew Whiteman and crew visited Kingston last November and played a fantastic set which I am happy to have for you below (and a quick search of this site will turn up a even more tasty live AoH). Enjoy.

Apostle of Hustle, The Grad Club, Kingston, 30 November 2007

1. Easy-E (talk)
2. “Easy Speaks to Me” (title?)
3. Sleepwalking Ballad
4. Energy of Death
5. “My Sword Hand’s Anger”
6. curses on Brian Mulroney (talk)
7. National Anthem of Nowhere
8. oh well (talk)
9. Fast Pony for Victor Jara
10. Baby, You’re In Luck
11. Folkloric Feel
12. Chances Are
13. Sinatra interlude (talk)
14. The Naked and Alone
15. Jimmy Scott is the Answer
16. Cheap Like Sebastien
17. ¡Rafaga!
18. and all his children (talk)
19. Stand Alone (Bob Marley cover)
20. garage band (talk)
21. Charade
22. Kings & Queens
23. one more (talk)
24. Animal Fat

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