• NXNE: Outlaws and Gunslingers Showcase

    11 Jul 2010, 16:39 by Rockstar_Aimz


    I'm a few weeks (months?) late and several hundred dollars short on my reviews lately. But in my defense, in the words of the late Kurt Vonnegut, the "the excrement has hit the air-conditioning big time, big time." Here is what I have had to put up with lately: G20 lockdown and ensuing chaos in my 'hood, trying to navigate the G20 riots to get to/from my friend's wedding, last minute trip to Boston for work, family visiting for Canada Day, terrible intestinal illness, a mini-blackout, a Shriner's parade, world cup fever, and now stifling heat and smog. And I still need a haircut! So let's reminisce about happier times, like NXNE!

    For my first official event of North by North East, the annual Toronto music festival, this intrepid reporter decided to park her sorry butt at Lee's Palace for the Outlaws and Gunslingers showcase on Thurs., June 17, sponsored by Six Shooter Records and Starfish Entertainment. …
  • Kirkland Lake-January 20

    21 Jan 2010, 19:00 by WLDB

    Well I've just returned from another Blue Rodeo concert. I'm not sure if this is number five or six for me. Kind of neat that I waited six years to see them for the first time and have now lost count of the number of times I've seen them.

    The last time I saw them was in Kapuskasing back in July. It was a hot, poorly ventilated arena where alcohol flowed freely and clothes were optional. The total opposite of tonight's show.

    Tonight's show in Kirkland Lake took place in a small 500 seat auditorium. According to the page promoting it this is the smallest venue of the tour. I was worried that I wasn't going to get a good seat as it was general admission and there was a huge line when I arrived. Then I entered the auditorium and saw that there wasn't a bad seat in the place. I managed to get a fifth row seat. This was by far the smallest venue I've ever been to for a concert. It was like the shows they used to put on in high school-except with better acoustics and a better sound system.