From Halifax to D.C. To
Cambridge in One Night September 30,
I took the meandering approach to the second night of the NEMO Music Festival,
deciding to stop in places I like, to hear what I could hear. And it's a
testament to the festival's bookers that I only intended to stay in each place
for a few songs and ended up hanging out for almost full sets.
played host to the "Halifax Explosion," a full night of bands from Nova
. I caught Caledonia, who played a mix of modern rock, reggae and country
wearing classy influences like the Police, Luna and Elvis on its
nattily attired sleeve. They even did a spot on version of Costello's "Watching
the Detectives," which gives you a sense of both their chops and what their own
sense of dynamics are. Each of their originals had a sense of structure and
craftmanship. Special props to bassist Zac who laid down tasteful, bubbly
grooves under lead singer-guitarist Steve skewed licks. Really good
Nov. 29, 2006
Well we have just
returned home from our first national tour. It was
totally amazing. Thank you everyone who put us up for the night and fed
us and of course thanks to everyone who came to the shows.
It was really awesome to feel so welcome all across the country.
Our homecoming show
was at the Seahorse with the lovely and talented
poet/musician Tanya this Saturday night and it was a great
night. The place was packed and so many friends old and new came out to
dance drink and fight.
We plan to take the next few weeks to rest and work on new material. Keep watching the stage page as we are now booking 2007.