Saturday, 14 July 2012

Summer, Booze, and Music

Whew. This has been an excruciatingly busy few months. So many articles, and research, and have I mentioned I'm working on 2 books at the moment? It's exhausting! Yes, I am shirking blame for my lack of updates, and yes, I am shirking it onto other work, but I'm also blaming my friends a little bit. Mostly Cole. He's a son of a bitch.

That being said, his band, the Nix Dicksons, have had an incredible summer. They're playing on the 24th of this and next month, with the odd show between. I think they've been to the stampede like 4 times now, and tonnes of parties.

To those who don't know, TAMMY IS BACK! Finally. She's actually been here for like a week now, I've only just gotten around to writing this. With Tam comes her band, Makeshift Innocence, who played on the Coke stage this year as the final show of their tour. I'll ask her and Jesse James for real about their trip pretty soon here, so keep an eye out for that.

I interviewed OC band Young the Giant today as well. We talked tour, energy, future records, and festivals. Look for that one in next month's BeatRoute, but I'll also post a few good tidbits here.

The last thing I'm going to talk about is X-Fest, which is coming up on September 1st at Fort Calgary. I'm going, and you should go, too. It's going to be a lot of fun, and I heard there's going to be more bathrooms than  last year (YAY!). Bands include Young the Giant and Silversun Pickups.

That's it for now guys, sorry for the slim pickins. I'll probably have a Nix review as well as a couple CD reviews and some tidbits from YTG on here in the coming days.

Peace & love,

- Erin