We’re a Toronto band but I’ve got a soft spot for Hamilton, Ontario. I grew up right smack-dab in the middle between the two cities, so I feel an equally aggressive pull towards each. Hamilton was pretty instrumental in my early years, on the outskirts but a part of that 905 punk rock scene. Dr. Disc was a big part of that upbringing and still is a destination I like to hit whenever I’m in the area. This video is a cool look at a shop that is fully ingrained within its community. I wish more record stores were spotlighted like this.
Here’s a track from our pals, The Folk, off their upcoming LP, We All Say, that’s due out March 11th. Physical and digital copies are available for pre-order now, but you can also pick one up at any of their live shows on or after their release party. We’re hoping there’s some left by the time April 4th rolls around, The Folk will be one of the special guests for our own release show at Sneaky Dee’s.
We’ve been drooling over the news of the Constantinesreuniting and it only felt appropriate to share. It’s a big fucking deal to our band, and should be to you as well.
What it all comes down to is this: There is too much love and too much life in this music for it to only exist in the past. We’re happy to announce that The Constantines – Will Kidman, Steve Lambke, Doug MacGregor, Bry Webb and Dallas Wehrle – will be playing some shows this summer, leading up to the 11th Anniversary Reissue of Shine A Light.
Sad to learn of the passing of the great Pete Seeger. I was raised on folk music as a kid and he was always at the forefront of that. Whether it be a road trip with my family, driving down the Trans Canada or some other highway to our next adventure, or a simple campfire sing-along, at some point Mr. Seeger’s songs would make an appearance. Now, Malvina Reynolds wrote “Little Boxes,” but Pete certainly made it popular and I think, thanks to Weeds, it is probably one of the most covered songs ever written. It’s also one of my personal favourites. Thanks for the good tunes, Pete. Rest in peace. - Travis