. : : December 8th, 2012 : : .
How much you enjoy seeing shows at the Winter Garden Theatre seems to depend primarily on where you sit.
It seems it has only recently turned into a music venue, showcasing primarily Canadian talent too big for bars but too small for halls, or just desiring an atypically intimate performance. I’ve seen the likes of Steven Page, Amelia Curran, Jenn Grant, Whitehorse, and the topic of today’s post, Danny Michel, all perform there in recent months. I’ve missed a handful more, still.
But its sight lines are decent, chairs reasonably comfortable, and sound…well, that’s a mixed bag.
. : : April 1st, 2013 : : .
Upon disbanding his band, Hot Water Music, Chuck Ragan decided to pursue a very different sort of solo career. Casting off the punk rock genre that had defined much of the previous thirteen years of his career, he focused on dabbling in acoustic / folk music.
OK, maybe dabble isn’t the right word? What would you call it when someone creates a large travelling show of punk rock singers sharing the stage as they perform exclusively on acoustic instruments? As per Wikipedia, Ragan “conceptualized the idea of The Revival Tour, a collaborative acoustic event featuring several punk rock, bluegrass, and alt-country performers [to bring music] to people in an extremely honest and grassroots fashion.”
Knowing little about Ragan or the vast majority of his guests on the 2013 North America rendition of the tour, this is the kind of event that would normally fly by unseen on my radar. That is, except Ragan brought out a little old singer/songwriter by the name of Rocky Votolato on these dates.
. : : February March 29th, 2010 : : .
Hey! Here’s a throwback to a rare HaterHigh video recording. It was previously posted on the site as a RAR achive with the DVD files — but now you can stream it thanks to my friend and yours, YouTube! Check it out.