Category Archives: Tour Stories



Hey Everyone!

We’re currently chilling out at the fabulous Amigo’s Cantina in Saskatoon, SK, watching our new friends The Reason (from Hamilton, ON) get set up to open up what is sure to be a great show! Our bellies are wonderfully full with only the most delicious of mexican cuisine, and are feeling powered up and ready to rock!

Last night was an amazing show in Winnipeg. Ragpickers Emporium is possibly the coolest vintage store in the country, encompassing an entire building, and containing not only a totally rad clothing store, but also a used bookstore and an upstairs theatre. We were totally blown away by the local bands Absent Sound and Vampires, and had a fantastic set ourselves with a fantastic crowd response. We made a bunch of new friends and are now eagerly awaiting our return to the centre of the country on September 22nd!

Absent sound rocking out at Ragpickers!

We were also extremely lucky to be able to spend the night at possibly the most interesting house we’ve every seen, known simply as “the Mansion”. It’s a rather apt title, as the 100+ year old house in one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Winnipeg had far more rooms than one could count, access to the river, and even a boat house. As independent musicians, this kind of palatial accommodation is extremely foreign to us!

As must be obvious by now, this was no ordinary massive estate. Instead, it had been purchased in the 70’s by a group of likeminded individuals and transformed into a housing co-op. Inhabited mostly by musicians and artists (including members of both Absent Sound and Vampires, as well as the owner of Ragpickers), the Mansion holds jam spaces, parties, and all sorts of other spectacular events. I wish I had been able to snap more photos of the inside, but unfortunately, cell phone batteries do not last forever!

Anyway, we’ve got a rock show to rock right now, so I must be off!

If you’re in Saskatoon and you aren’t at Amigo’s, then you’re seriously missing the boat.

If you’re in Edmonton, we hope to see you tomorrow night at Wunderbar!

Lots of love,

-D



Hey all! We’ve made it to scenic Thunder Bay, Ontario after two days of (gloriously) uneventful driving.
We went from this:

to this:

By way of a lot of this:

Right now we’re chilling out at the Apollo with our dear friends from our last time out here, Sheila, Tina and Alex.
There is a sign in the window which is excessively apt:

Starting to get pretty excited for our show tomorrow night in Winnipeg with Vampires, it looks like it’s gonna be a wild party at Ragpickers.

Another thing we’re pretty excited about is the fact that we’re going to be releasing a brand new single tomorrow night. Recorded live to air at CJLO last thursday, Dedicated Dropouts is an epic 11 minute single take split into two tracks. Engineered by Lachlan Fletcher and mixed by yours truly (Dorian Scheidt), the CD single will be hand made and individually numbered.

As soon as we’ve got enough of them put together, I’ll make them available online via the Objects page.

For now, here’s a teaser:

Yeah, that’s right. Stencils and spray paint.

Just wanted to let you know we’re still alive.

-D



Oh Boy, Oh Boy! HERE WE GO AGAIN!

August 27 – Montréal, QC – Le Cagibi
September 6 – Thunder Bay, ON – TBA
September 7 – Winnipeg, MB – TBA
September 8 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina
September 9 – Edmonton, AB – Baby Seal Club
September 11 – Calgary, AB – Tubby Dog
September 14 – Squamish, BC – TBA
September 15 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt w/ Man Your Horse
September 17 – Calgary, AB – the Palomino (TBC)
September 21 – Saskatoon, SK – Caffe Sola
September 22 – Winnipeg, MB – TBA
September 23 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Apollo
September 24 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Bottoms Up

September 25 – Ottawa, ON – Raw Sugar Café (TBC) w/ Silver Birch Society

Montréal Loop-Rock duo Cinéma L’amour are set to embark on their fourth tour in less than a year. Finally crossing the great prairies, the pair will make it all the way from their inner city loft space to the Pacific Ocean. Since their first show opening for Future of the Left in November 2009, effects wizard Dorian Scheidt and multitasking drummer/keyboardist Chris Kavanagh have stunned countless music fans across central Canada. Now the boys are traveling even further a field, committed to bringing their schizophrenic song structures, gorgeously layered melodies and mind-blowing live show to every nook and cranny in the nation!

AWWWW YEAH!