Did you miss us? We missed you. Happy new year you scamps. In case you didn't pick up on our thinly veiled hint in our last post, we've been hunkering down in the studio over the past couple months and we just finished recording our first full-length album today! Huge thanks to John Dinsmore at Lincoln County Social Club for tolerating us and knocking it out of the park on our tracks. We are ecstatic to share what we've got and we can't wait to release the album later this year. Stay tuned for updates and the release of a single or two (as well as a sexy music video).
Whoooooo boy 2017 has been one hell of a year. We've played an obscene amount of shows, a few festivals, and we've spread the love to farther and farther cities. We are so stoked with what this year has brought us and we can't wait to see what's ahead. You may notice that we don't have too many shows planned for the rest of the year... and that's because we've decided to begin intensive training for the international tiddlywinks championships instead. Playing music was good, but we've got our priorities sorted out, thanks.
Or MAYBE we're honing our craft and finally taking our songs to the studio instead. Who knows. Stay posted to find out.
(and make sure you tune into the tiddlywinks championships)
We are so excited to announce that we'll be making our Eastern Ontario debut this weekend in both Cornwall and Ottawa! Grab a beer with us at La Maison Tavern on the 29th if you live in the province's most Eastern city, or challenge us to some arcade games at House of TARG on the 30th if you happen to be in our nation's capital instead.
September is shaping up to be a super rad month for us. We're stoked to live through some old school memories as we share the stage with not one, but two bands that have been influential on us as youngins. First off, we'll be rocking out with The Toasters once again, this time at Cherry Cola's on Sunday the 17th. Then, the weekend after, we'll be making the trip up to Peterborough to play Market Hall with The Creepshow on Friday the 22nd. If you're around for either of these shows, make sure you grab a ticket, there's a reason we admire these two groups; we can guarantee a hell of a good time.
We are SO ready to flaunt our skanking shoes for the Toronto Ska Fest this year at Mây. This two-day festival is stacked with good bands; make sure you pick up your ticket before they run out! We'll be hitting the stage on day one (August 11th), so put on your best rude boy look and we'll see you there.
We're ready to throw some 'bows for a good cause at Grey Goat Pub & Grill in Newmarket this Saturday for Punks Against Racism 18. Proceeds from this kickass festival go to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of York program 'The Conversation Club', which assists new Canadians integrating into schools in York Region. We couldn't be more stoked to be rolling up our sleeves and contributing our art for the benefit of freshly minted, Canadian punk rockers, and we'd love to see you there. Come out, support this sweet cause, and stand up with us against racism. In the spirit of the Bosstones, "Be racist, be sexist, be bigots, be sure; we won't stand for your hate!"
Fortunately/unfortunately, our trumpet player has fans that love her a little too much, and by means of a goliath bear hug, she got her rib cracked a few days ago. She mentioned that it's her first broken bone, and as much as it hurts, she's pretty okay with being doted on to such a hardcore extent. She'll be rubbing some dirt in it for our show at Horseshoe Tavern this Friday, and, as a treat, we're enlisting the help of the horn section of The Classy Wrecks for support. We've practiced with them a couple of times already and it's safe to say that we love playing with them. Silver linings abound, y'all.
We've got a hell of a weekend lined up kids, come out and play. This Friday we'll be making our nxne debut at Hard Luck (with a RADICAL 4am last call), and Saturday we'll be headlining Hess Village Fest #3 at Doors: Taco Joint and Metal Bar in Hamilton. Make sure you nab tickets in advance for both, and we'll be there waiting to throw down with you.
We'll be playing our first music festival of the season this weekend! Join us for the neighbourhood-wide Open Tuning Festival this weekend at 426 Clinton Street. People open up their homes as venues for this rad festival every year, don't miss out on this cool, free, community-oriented shindig.