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A band I’ve really been diggin lately Dinosaur Bones is performing with Sebastien Grainger at the Whipper Snapper gallery in Toronto on May 21. As I check out the Whipper Snapper site, I found this gem from Two Hours Traffic from their performance at WS.
On the Dino front, they are keeping very busy for a young band. The are play a bunch of Canadian festivals and starting to record some demos.
Dinosaur Bones summer shows!
May 21 – Toronto @ Whippersnapper w/ Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains
May 22 – London @ Call The Office w/ The Junction
May 23 – Kingston @ Bar None w/ Clothes Make The Man
May 29 – Ottawa @ Cafe Dekcuf w/ Arietta
May 30 – Toronto @ Velvet Underground w/ Still Life Still
June 6 – Toronto @ Edge102 In-studio set
June 11 – Montreal @ TBA
June 12 – Ottawa @ Maverick’s w/ The Lovely Feathers
June 19 – Toronto @ NXNE Horseshoe Tavern NXNE – 11:00pm
June 20 – EDGEFEST @ Downsview Park
June 28 – St Catharines @ S.C.E.N.E. Fest
Aug 1 – Barrie @ Kempenfest
Aug 2 – Kitcher @ Cutting Edge Music Fest
October – Halifax Pop Explosion
see you there!
Since it’s patio weather I will speed blog more of my current Toronto favourites….
The Wooden Sky - loved them since they were Friday Mornings Regret. They are appear to be leading an alt-country revival in Toronto. TWS is lead by Gavin Gardiner. Gavin can be found behind the mixing desk producing some of these up and coming Toronto bands. TWS are working on a new album. Can’t wait.
$100 - my favourite country album this year….is from Toronto.
Bahamas- The newest to hit my desk and on high rotation. I believe he is Feist guitar player. This gem of a record is totally intimate… If I was to place it. It’s M. Ward meets Hayden.
Howie Beck - All around nice guy, awesome drummer and producer (Jason Collett, Hayden). Oh wait, most importantly, songwriter and artist!!! Howie put out “How To Fall Down in Public” earlier this year and it’s a solid record from beginning to end.
Timber Timbre - Beautiful and dark….and a touch of soul.
The Weather Station- Check out the EPK for The Weather station. long touring coming up.
Last Friday on my way out of a venue to see another show I received the opening acts CD. Usually….it doesn’t get a listen, but this one was in a simple cardboard sleeve with nice black writing with a felt tip pen. I liked the simplicity. So Monday morning I popped it in the player. All I will say is that I will be making an effort to see her next time she’s in town. Just listen – Obsessed MP3
check out her Myspace for more info.