August 3, 2011
Photo by Mint Records
I happened to be in Montreal this year when the extravaganza known as Pop Montreal was on. That meant I was able to attend a few wonderful things, including the Pop BBQ put on by Mint Records, Fuzzy Logic Records, Out of This Spark, and Do Right! Music. In addition to tasty food, there was all sorts of tasty musical treats.
My favourite was the Out of This Spark Family Band which featured members of The D’Urbervilles, Forest City Lovers, and Evening Hymns. Since these latter two bands will be hitting the Wolfe Island Music Fest stage THIS WEEKEND I thought it would be a great time to post this short but extremely fun set.
As you can see, they played only one FCL song and the covers that made up the rest of the set are delightfully all over the map. Enjoy & I’ll see you at WIMF this weekend.
The OOTS Family Band, Pop Montreal BBQ, Notman House, Montreal, 2 October 2010
Buy Forest City Lovers, Evening Hymns, & The D’Urbervilles records from Out of This Spark (via Gallery AC)
August 2, 2011
Holy Smokes! August is here which means WIMF2011 is only a few days away! And I haven’t said a single thing about it. It is a good thing that I am probably not where you get your info about these sorts of things, otherwise you would be right to scold me. But you probably know all about it all ready so what I am about to say is not going to be news to you.
However, just in case you need to know if this year’s Wolfe Island Music Fest has my seal of approval, rest assured & get your tickets, because it most certainly does. The two day festival once again is chock-a-block full of b(oot)log favs including, but not limited to, Plants & Animals, Jenn Grant, Great Lake Swimmers, and Forest City Lovers. The weather is going to be great (as will The Weather Station, undoubtedly), the Beau’s will be flowing, and the line-up is filled with amazing bands:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
The Town Hall Concert
Great Lake Swimmers
The Weather Station
The General Wolfe Hotel
The Island Grill
Bader Lane Quartet
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
Stars 10:00-11:00 pm
BUCK 65 Extra Special Mystery Guest 9:00-9:45 pm
plants and animals 8:00-8:45 pm
P.S. I love you 7:00-7:45 pm
Jenn Grant 6:00-6:45 pm
The Wooden Sky 5:00-5:45 pm
Forest City Lovers 4:00-4:45 pm
Jennifer Castle 3:00-3:45 pm
Evening Hymns 2:00-2:45 pm
Wilderling 1:00-1:45 pm
Gates open at noon.
And!!! Kicking things off on the Mainland a FREE SHOW!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4th,
By Divine Right 10pm
Are you all excited? You should be.
Tune back in tomorrow when I will have a special post to get you (even more) stoked for the weekend.