November 23, 2010
Shows! Steven McKay, Wax Mannequin & Doctor Ew @ The Mansion, Nov 25th 2010
This Thursday night there is a killer line up at the Mansion. Steven McKay, Wax Mannequin, & Doctor Ew are playing as well as the freaking amazing BA Johnston (although BA is playing downstairs – check with The Mansion to see if you can see both shows). I saw Dr. Ew at Pop Montreal and they were a lot of fun, Wax Mannequin is always weird and wonderful, and Steven McKay, who recently released a great self-titled album, is not to be missed.
McKay stole the show when he opened for the Forest City Lovers back in September. He has an easy, warm stage manner which enthralled and amused the Saturday night crowd. He is no stranger to Kingston, having lived her for a couple of years (the song “You May Be Dirty…”, below, is about the Limestone City), and he was right at home back on the Grad Club’s stage. In addition to some of the best banter I’ve heard in quite some time, McKay is a great songwriter whose rich-voiced delivery is exceptionally inviting. There is an earnestness to his songs but he avoids being overbearing with touches of humour. His new record fantastically produced, featuring great vocal harmonies (and some really impressive whistling) and a warm AM gold sound.
There are a few dates left on his current tour and he will be back on the road in the new year so watch his site for details.
- Nov 25th – Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
- Nov 26th – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah Lounge
- Nov 27th – Waterloo, ON @ The Grist Mill
Steven McKay, The Grad Club, Kingston, 18 September 2010
Buy McKay’s self-titled record from the Fuzzy Logic shop or, better yet, go to the show and get the deluxe edition which features a beautiful photo postcards to go along with each song.