This morning, I awoke to all kinds of email.
First, I received the wonderful news that we’ve finally re-booked a show in our wonderful home away from home, KW, Ontario. We’ll be playing on Canada Day (July 1st) at Millsy’s Billiards.
I’m going to play a lot of pool. It’s gonna be rad.
Second, I learned that All Ages concert space Comrad Sound in calgary has been shut down by the city. This was extremely disappointing for a number of reasons: as a Calgary AA scene veteran, I know how difficult it is to put on events, and I also know how important they can be. I’ve heard nothing but fabulous things about the people running Comrad, and Chris and I were seriously looking forward to playing there during our soon to be announced coast to coast tour this fall.
I seriously encourage everyone in calgary that cares about local independent music to get in touch with their Alderpeople and let them know that Comrad sound must survive!
From their facebook wall:
Paul Hughes: ~Be COM RAD ical~
1. The Aldermanic Offices: 403.383.3420
2. The Mayor: 403.268.5622
3. Mayor/Aldermen Contacts:
4. Call media. Tweet on #yyc #yyccc & #yycVOTE
I did 100’s of ALL AGES shows in the early 90’s. It was an uphill battle back then and I can’t believe we are still dealing with this issue.
Best of luck to Vanessa and everyone else at Comrad Sound. We’re standing with you!
Just wanted to let you know that we’ve finally gotten around to ordering the first run of official Cinéma L’amour t-shirts! The design was done by our dear friend and collaborator Andrea Warnick, and they’ll be available starting with our show on the 30th in Hamilton, ON at the Casbah.
Once we’ve received them, I’ll put up a link to purchase them online as well!
Pictures to come soon!
Tour in a week!
Guys, we’re gonna be laying down some rock this summer.
Chris will be making the following face, and we’ll be in the following towns:
June 23 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Apollo w/ Guests
June 24 – Winnipeg, MB – The Rocker w/ Brothers + Right On
June 27 – Peterborough, ON – Canary Indie Arts Festival
June 28 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel w/ Guests
June 30 – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah w/ The American Dollar
July 1 – Kitchener, ON – Millsy’s Billiards
July 3 – Ottawa, ON – Canteen Gallery w/ Adam Saikaley
July 6 – Montréal, QC – Bar St. Laurent 2 w/ Ultra Mega + Welsh Cinema
I recommend that you check out the real deal press release right over here.
Alright, we’re heading out on our second mini tour through Ontario next week:
On Wednesday night we’ll be in fabulous Kitchener/Waterloo at the Trepid House with fellow Montréalers Cottonmouth and the Luyas!
On Thursday, we’ll be in the big TO playing at the Boat in Kensington Market with our good friends from last time around, Locomotive 8!
and on Friday Night, we’re making our first voyage into Hamilton. We’ll be playing the Sky Dragon with Folding Colour!
Hope to see all of our dear friends from Ontario, and make some new ones as well!