Many things are happening
May long weekend is upon us, and many things are happening:
- Two albums are being released within 8 days - The Broken Boats Band drops tomorrow Friday May 18, and The Figures’ first album was released last Thursday May 10 - check it out (and buy it!) here. The release party was a sold out Railway Club crowd, and it was amazing to see so many familiar faces, (and cutouts of each band member placed on the tables =) ) our next show is this Sunday at the Electric Owl, with great Comedy and Music too! and more coming up in Harrison and Squamish this summer.
- Return of the Stern has Returned for the 5th time. Ryan is back from 5 months in Asia (spent mostly booty quakin’), and we have in fact played our first gig on Tuesday, with short notice and about 4 minutes of pratice going in. Went great! and Natural Flavas killed it after us at Falconetti’s. We have many shows upcoming as well as an island tour to Van Island and some gulf islands. Shows, Friday May 25 at the Woods, Tue May 29 and Wed June 27 (jazzfest time) we play at Calabash - an excellent and intimate spot with a reggaecentric atmosphere. Keep posted for more this month and next - we’re hungry.
- My tenure with High Society is still on, and it’s been going great - really enjoying playing with them. One highlight has been an epic three set night at the excellent Howe Sound Brewery and Inn Squamish - music, views of the chief, and cask IPA = good. We have shows next week on Wed May 23 at Calabash, Thursday May 24 at Raw Canvas, and then we are playing at the Woods Studio on Friday May 25 for Musica Collectiva, alongside Return of the Stern (that’s me!), Indigo Kids, and a slew of other talent, in one of the coolest rooms in town.
Oh yea, I defend my master’s thesis tomorrow morning as well.