May 25, 2009

Apostle of Hustle, Grad Club, Kingston, 19 September 2008

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:07 pm by rgsc

Hello Pretties. I’ve been ignoring you, I know, but life sometimes gets in the way and ye olde b(oot)log gets put on the back burner. But it’s quality, not quantity, right? And I think I have something of rather great quality for you today.

Last Tuesday b(oot)log fav’s Apostle of Hustle released their new record, Eats Darkness, and they are stopping by on wednesday at the home of the most glorious patio for beer drinking in the whole of kingston, The Grad Club, on Wednesday. I’ll be there and I think you should come on by, too, ’cause its gonna be a hothothot show.

From my few listens of the album (stream the album on the AoH myspace), Eats Darkness is a bit of a departure in sound for Whiteman & co. I must admit to being kinda thrown by the interludes that pop up throughout the album, with bits of spoken word that have been manipulated (yes, I do believe that is William S. Burroughs you hear in “Nobody Bought It”) but the songs hold up. Not as expansive as in previous outings, perhaps, and a little lighter on the cubano, which I love so very much, but with amazing moments nevertheless, ‘Eazy Speaks,’ ‘Perfect Fit’, and ‘Blackberry’ all sitting comfortably among the best of AoH’s earlier material.

Apostle of Hustle are finishing their Canadian jaunt celebrating the release of their record. Remaining tour dates in Canada below & then they are off to the US (check out their site/space for more details):

5/27/09 – Kingston, ON @ The Grad Club
5/29/09 – Toronto, ON @ The Music Gallery
5/30/09 – Waterloo, ON @ Starlight Room

Also, AoH will be a part of the amazing, wonderful, spectacularly awesome Wolfe Island Music Fest (August 8). Woot! To get you all ready, here’s my recording of their last visit to the Grad Club where AoH busted out a bunch of tunes of the record which they just finished recording as well as a heap other, older, tunes. Enjoy & see you on Wednesday.

Apostle of Hustle, Grad Club, Kingston, 19 September 2008

1. Xerses
2. new songs (talk)
3. National Anthem of Nowhere
4. Perfect Fit
5. recorded music pretty much should be free (talk)
6. Blackberry
7. professional screamer (talk)
8. Song For Lorca
9. Chances Are
10. My Sword Hand’s Anger
11. Stephen Harper’s hair (talk)
12. How to Defeat a More Powerful Enemy
13. Folkloric Feel
14. homage to a great poet (talk)
15. Eazy Speaks
16. get him out (talk)
17. Fast Pony for Victor Jara
18. Kings & Queens
19. Cheap Like Sebastien
20. give it up (talk)
21. Baby, You’re In Luck
22. Haul Away
23. respect for the killer jams from Ottawa/outro

Buy the new record through Arts&Crafts.

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My main man in Ottawa, Matthew at I{Heart}Music, is facing a nasty socan bill which he accumulated in the course of bringing you the finest music possible (read about it here and the follow-up here). Go on over and throw a few dollars his way. Not only will it get you +1000 karma points, he’s making you a mixtape with the help of some of his friends to say thanks.

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May 7, 2009

Shows! Home Grown Live Music Festival, May 9th

Posted in mp3, mumbling at 12:12 pm by rgsc

A quick post to encourage you all to attend Kingston’s Home Grown Live Music Festival which is happening at venues all across town on May 9th. By my count there will be 68 bands from all across the spectrum – from folk, jazz, rock, celtic, country, etc. – so chances are there is going to be something that tickles your fancy. Check out the schedule for bands, times, & venues.

This event is raising funds to support Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (website is down, but trust me it is a great cause) and you can see it all for only $10 OR bring a non-perishable food for Partners in Mission Foodbank and get your all-access bracelet for only $5. That is a lot of music to support two great causes for very little output on your part. Homegrown bracelets and programs on sale now at Brian’s, Renaissance, Kingston Sound Works.

One not-so-home-grown, but nevertheless excellent performer who is headlining the BarNone show is Megan Hamilton.  Here is the lineup:

6:30 – DIRTY LICKENS
7:30 – THE MANTRA
8:30 – PASTURE HORIZONS
9:30 – ASSEMBLE ME
10:30 – SPREAD THE SECRET
11:30 – AGPAK MUM
12:30 – MEGAN HAMILTON AND THE VOLUNTEER CANOLA

and here’s a track from her recently released album “See Your Midnight Breath in the Shipyard” which I recommend you pick up.

* Cat Tail Legs

And for those of you outside the Kingston area, here are a few more dates in Hamilton’s tour (check out her website for more details).

May 9     Kingston,BarNone w/many others!
May 27     Toronto, CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS – Alli’s Journey Fundraiser with very special guests tba soon
May 28     Toronto, TRANZAC (Residency) w/Rhiannon Thomas
May 28-31 Toronto TBA – Pitter Patter Fest!
June 10 Toronto, TRANZAC (Residency) w/Matthew de Zoete and Kae Sun
June 17-21 Toronto,TBA NXNE
June 27 Toronto, TRANZAC, Zunior 5th Anniversary show w/Wax Mannequin, By Divine Light and many more!

Get out there, see some great live music and support a fantastic cause.