Radiohead have announced a sixteen show North American tour kicking off in Chicago in July.
What do you get when you spend ten days at Vancouver’ Warehouse Studio with talent like Alan Doyle? Well, when you ask him, he will tell you all about his appropriately named album A Week at the Warehouse. With an old school way of making this record, he had his whole band, (affectionately named “the Beautiful, Beautiful Band”), set up within the studio to do full recordings together. This created a fun environment for the musicians to record in, and an interesting space for the album to grow from.
The Kemptville Live Music Festival is extremely pleased to welcome Award-Winning Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden to headline Sunday, July 22, 2018.
I’ll never forget the first time I heard of Midnight Shine. I was sitting at my computer browsing through social media when I came across a posting from a friend in Northern Ontario that had shared a video they took at a music festival in Timmins. The video was off a band called Midnight Shine opening for Trooper, the song was “Since You Been Gone”. I immediately looked them up, reached out to their management at the time and the rest is history.
They look like gangsters from the 1940’s, they sing about the salty sea, they play instruments that look like they were scavenged from a shipwreck, and on November 10th, 2017, The Old Smugglers revealed their 3rd album “Hard Pan to Chaos”.
The Old Smuggler’s are a duo, The Infamous Dr. Thunder & Mister December – and it seems that’s all they need; no drummer, no bass player, although occasionally Dr. Thunder plays bass for live shows. Nonetheless, their stage performances are far from lackluster, quite the opposite. Don’t be deceived by what appears to be a stripped down act, these guys can fill a room with thick guitar tones, gravel in their throats, and fire in their eyes. This approach translates naturally from the stage to their recordings, percussion and bass are used as a more of a spice than a main ingredient. That being said, there aren’t any moments that feel hollow or as though anything is missing. Like a pirate with a broken paddle for a peg leg, a mangled coat hanger for a hook hand, and a dirty marble for a glass eye, it’s all sorts of messed up and yet that’s exactly the way it’s supposed to be.
“…Lyrics that are sharper than sharks teeth and fueled by moonshine.”
There were red-white-and-blue scantily clad pole dancers, thousands of colourful streamers, enough fireworks to wake an entire postal code, a pseudo senate floor speech and a shout-out to Justin Bieber. In other words, Kid Rock’s “Greatest Show on Earth Tour” paid a visit to Toronto on Friday night.
Brett Kissel is currently touring across Canada in support of his album We Were That Song, last week the tour stopped in Ottawa for an exclusive valentines day event at Algonquin Commons Theatre.