September 17, 2009

Basia Bulat, Grad Club, Kingston, 28 March 2008

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 11:13 am by rgsc

photo by Staciaann Photography in Minneapolis on 13 Oct 2007 (check out the entire set here.)

On Saturday, the Grad Club stage will be graced by the lovely, lovely Basia Bulat and her lovely, lovely band (so lovely it needs to be said twice). I am told there are only a few tickets left so if you don’t want to miss out you better get movin’ and get your ticket now.

This show is very well timed as yesterday some big BB news was released – Bulat has signed to the excellent, and very discerning, Secret City Records, and she/they will be releasing a new album on January 23rd. You can check out a brand new song called “Gold Rush” here (I’ve had it on repeat all morning) and if you sign up for the mailing list here you can get a download.

Opening the Grad Club show will be the excellent Phonemes who I have not seen live myself but I really dig their albums.

Basia Bulat and band have a few Canadian dates and a show in Brooklyn before heading of to Europe. Cdn dates below – check out her myspace for full listings.

9/19 Kingston, ON – The Grad Club
9/23 Vancouver, BC – St. James Hall
9/24 Victoria, BC – Metro Studio
10/3 Wakefield, ON – Black Sheep Inn
10/7 Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House

Here are a few tracks from the amazing show at the Grad Club from a year and a half ago (and check out her WIMF2008 set here and from the 2009 Vancouver Folk Fest, courtesy of the Ceeb, here). Enjoy.

Basia Bulat, Grad Club, Kingston, 28 March 2008

* Heart of My Own
* Snakes & Ladders
* I Was a Daughter
* Touch the Hem of His Garment

You can pickup the stunning Oh My Darling from Hardwood (available on CD here or digitally here)/Roughtrade (and some other goodies as well). Both Bulat and The Phonemes have contributed to the fantastic compilation Friends in Bellwoods 2 – get it if you haven’t already.  Great music + a great cause means that you can’t go wrong.

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September 8, 2009

Matthew Barber, The Grad Club, Kingston, 29 February 2008

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 5:19 pm by rgsc

Photo of Matt & Jill Barber, with Stu Crooks, taken at Hillside, 2006, by Easternblot.

This Sunday, two performers I love –  Matthew Barber and Jill Barber – are playing at a place I love By Chadsey’s Cairn Winery, located in beautiful Prince Edward County. This afternoon show (2pm start), which they are calling “Barbers in the Barn”, is going to be a perfect way to send off the summer.

I am getting even more excited about seeing these two amazing singer-songwriters perform, as today Matthew Barber announced that he has begun work on a new album, which should be out in the New Year. So, if we are lucky, we might get to hear some brand new songs, as well stuff from the great Ghost Notes, Sweet Nothing, etc., which I have talked about on these pages before.

Matthew Barber has just announced some West Coast tour dates so if you are in the area be sure to check him out at the following (see his site/space for full details)

13 Sep 2009 By Chadsey’s Cairns Winery, Wellington, ON
24 Sep 2009 Communitea Cafe, Canmore
25 Sep 2009 Haven Social Club,Edmonton, Alberta
26 Sep 2009 Liberty Lounge (Mount Royal College), Calgary
27 Sep 2009 The Habitat, Kelowna
28 Sep 2009 The Media Club, Vancouver

Jill Barber will be playing in Fredericton on Sept. 19th and then will be off to Australia in October. See her site for details.

To get you in the mood, I offer you a few tracks from the Sibling Revelry tour, the last time I saw Matthew & Jill Barber share a stage. Come on out to the County this weekend, drink some amazing Gamay Noir, and take in two of the best musicians around.

Matthew Barber, Grad Club, Kingston, 29 February 2008

* Easily Bruised
* We’re Gonna Play
* Morning Light
* Sleep Please Come to Me

A few songs from Jill Barber’s set can be found here, including:
* Jill & Matthew Barber It’s A Dream (Neil Young cover)

Stream songs and find out where to buy Matthew Barber’s great cds here.