Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Home / Hibernation

We're home...well we've been home for a few weeks, but it was a busy few weeks of returning to jobs, getting re-acquainting our homes, friends, partners etc. and well, lots of sleeping. As for the tour, we had a pretty amazing time, playing some sweet venues, seeing some great bands and meeting some pretty wonderful people, as well as seeing a part of the country, I've not had the chance to spend much time in. All in all it was a pretty great tour, capped off with three show with our new friends Ohbijou. I don't think we could ask for a better way to finish the year...

Hopefully in the next few days I'll start posting some tour stories, photos, etc, in the meantime here is a video from Charlottetown town of us backing Jeanette Stewart, playing here song 'light'.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bigger Beards, Better Plaid - Tour 2009

Coming to a town near you (hopefully...) our fall, 'Bigger Beards, Better Plaid' Tour 2009 will finally take us all the way out to the wonderful east coast of Canada and to the Halifax Pop Explosion. You can't imagine how excited we are! There are a couple dates we are waiting to confirm, but for now here is the tour. Stop by and say hi!

October 8th - Tour Kick off - Amigo's - Saskatoon, Sk w/ The Peacoats
October 17th - acoustic trio show - The Apollo - Thunder Bay, On w/ Jeanette Stewart
October 18th - acoustic trio show - Millard's Garage - Sudbury, On w/ Jeanette Stewart
October 20th - L'Hemisphere Gauche - Montreal, Qc w/ Rah Rah & The Darling Demaes
October 21 - Crumb's Cafe - Fredericton, NB w/ Jeanette Stewart
October 23 - Halifax Pop Explosion! -The Paragon Theatre w/ Lake of Stew, The Divorcees and Will Currie & the Country French
October 24 - Ampersand Cafe - Charlottetown, PEI w/ Jeanette Stewart & Andy Swan
October 25 - Plan B - Moncton, NB w/ Jeanette Stewart
October 26 - L'innocent - Riviere-Du-Loup, Qc w/ Jeanette Stewart
October 27 - Raw Sugar Cafe - Ottawa, On w/ Olenka & the Autumn Lovers
October 28 - The Mansion - Kingston, On w/ Rah Rah and Olenka & the Autumn Lovers
October 29 - The Garrison - Toronto, On w/ The Wilderness of Manitoba and Olenka & the Autumn Lovers
October 30 - Patty Flaherty's - Sarnia, On w/ Doug Hoyer & Michael Rault
October 31 - The Bull & Quench - North Bay, On w/ Jeanette Stewart
November 14 - Amigo's - Saskatoon w/ Ohbijou

Friday, September 4, 2009

speaking of tour times...

and while we put the final touches on the fall tour, here's a video from our spring tour, shot in the kitchen of our friend Paterson's house.

Summer scheming is almost over...which means it's almost tour time again

After a pretty lazy, distracted summer, we're back at it again. We played a great fun show at Walker's a couple weeks ago with our pals The Playing Cards, Shuyler Jansen and A Gentle Forest, then last weekend did a sweet summer show down by the river bank with most of our favorite Saskatoon bands and now it's almost time to announce the details of our fall plans. We'll be touring out to the Halifax Pop Explosion (Oct. 20 - 24), so we will get to revisit a couple places we stopped this spring, as well as hitting a bunch of town we missed and finally getting to play the east coast!

It should be a good time, we've got some sweet shows almost all set up that we will hopefully be announcing in the next week or two.

In the meantime, go check out the new demos posted on Jeanette Stewarts page (, a few of us have been backing her and we're in the process or recording an album....

Friday, March 27, 2009

Eastward bound

I think I will start actually making use of this...then I'll likely just cut and paste what I post here over to the CBC Radio 3 site and the myspace blog...but this will be the originator.

We are off on tour tomorrow for 15 days, playing shows every night but one (but if you know of any shows in Southern Ontraio on April 6th...we'd love to play!).

The dates are as follows:

March 28 - Lo Pub, Winnipeg, MB
March 29 - The Apollo, Thunderbay, Ontario
March 30 - The Garage, Sudbury, Ontario
March 31 - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Ontario w/ Brasstronaut
April 1 - The Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield Quebec w/ Sarah Hallman & Jay Crocker
April 2 - L'Hemisphere Gauchei, Montreal, Quebec w/ Debaser & KIMIKI
April 3 - Chaucer's, London, Ontario w/ Julie Doiron
April 4 - Phog Lounge, Windsor, Ontario w/ Valery Gore & Wax Mannequin
April 5 - The Attic!, Guelph, Ontario w/ The Skeletones Four
April 7 - The Casbah Lounge, Hamilton, Ontario
April 8 - Rancho Relaxo, Toronto, Ontario
April 9 - Renee's Cafe, South River, Ontario
April 10 - The Black Pirates Pub, Thunder Bay, Ontario
April 11 - TBA
April 17 - Amigo's Canatina, Saskatoon, Sk w/ Attack in Black & Shotgun Jimmie

See you soon!