Summer is definitely my favourite season – part of the reason we’ve been hemisphere hopping lately! Parts of Ontario & Quebec can be a bit sticky though, I get that, but there’s sooo much awesome stuff going on here, that it’s worth dealing with, I think..
And now for the big NEWS… The Canadian album release for The Passage is finally happening!!!!! Toronto release and short Ontario/Quebec tour in late October!! It feels like it’s been forever since the record was in the can, and now we get to share it with you. yiii! Keep your ears peeled for all the info..
Wanna see some live music in Toronto? Check these:
- ‘Feast of St Lawrence’ at the Market Street Festival this Saturday, August 13th at 11am-noon (yes! the a.m. – we actually will be awake and functional before noon!). The interesting thing about this gig is that it is totally 100% acoustic, so it will a be unique performance indeed. And the street festival will be rad.
- Was asked to do another last minute acoustic set tonight, Wednesday, August 10th at Cherry Cola’s. Should be fun! (And I’ll probably make a face like this at some point..)
One of the highlights of the summer for me was attending Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal as a spectator (yes, a rare chance to be at a festival without playing!) – I went for Radiohead and for Hiatus Kaiyote but the whole thing was just incredible. It felt like a pop-up city to me – 45,000 people were there each of the 3 days. We danced, jumped around, played hackey sack, sweated, napped in festival provided hammocks, learned about great bands we never heard of (Aurora, Busty & the Bass), saw bands we’d heard of but never seen (Lucius, Jack Garratt) and got to be a part of almost totally silent incredible listening audience of many 10s of thousands for a magical Radiohead set to finish it all off. Just beautiful.
A couple of my pics below:
Hope you all are having a fab summer too (or winter in the southern hemisphere!), and to see you soon.