Thursday, October 16, 2008

News:: Matthew Barber & The Spades To Play HPX, Then Tour

If you're up on your herohill history, you know that the Ack has had plenty of nice things to say about singer-songwriter Matthew Barber. While I also think Ghost Notes is a tremendous album, I'll let the Ack's afore-linked fine work provide you with any further detail you might need.

The main purpose of this here post is to give the details of the Late Harvest Tour, which features Matt and Peterborough three-piece The Spades doing a series of joint dates across the country. According to the tour's press release, the shows "will start with a set from Matthew Barber backed by the The Spades, who will then perform their own set. Matthew will rejoin the band on stage to end the evening with songs by both artists and some covers". I really don't know much about The Spades, other than they appear to play a rather sturdy brand of classic-ish rock. Their latest album, Let It Grow, was produced by Gord Sinclair of the Hip, and earlier this year they were on tour supporting Matt Good, so their Canrock creds are intact.

Anyway, both Matt and The Spades will kick off the tour with shows during next week's HPX, with Matt doing a solo show at the Carleton, and The Spades doing a set at the old Stage 9, which now has the Cocktail-esque moniker Coconut Grove. Sounds like solid stuff to me, so check the sched below and see if the Harvest is hitting your town.

Halifax (Pop Explosion), Nova Scotia, The Carleton House, October 22, 2008 - Matt Solo / Coconut Grove – The Spades
Fredericton, New Brunswick, The Capitol, October 23, 2008
Charlottetown, PEI, The Wave University of PEI, October 24, 2008
Sackville, New Brunswick, Georges, October 25, 2008
Ottawa, Ontario, Zaphod's, October 27, 2008
Montreal, Québec, L'Escogriffe, October 28, 2008
Peterborough, Ontario, Montreal House, October 29, 2008
Peterborough, Ontario, Montreal House, October 30, 2008
Kingston, Ontario, Merchant Ale House, October 31, 2008
Bayfield, Ontario, Black Dog, November 1, 2008
Guelph, Ontario, Club Vinyl, November, 4, 2008
Hamilton, Ontario, Pepper Jack’s, November 5, 2008
Windsor, Ontario, The Phog Lounge, November 6, 2008
Toronto, Ontario, Horseshoe Tavern, November 7, 2008
Sudbury, Ontario, Townhouse, November 8, 2008
Regina, Saskatchewan, The Exchange, November 13, 2008
Calgary, Alberta, The Gateway, November 14, 2008
Edmonton, Alberta, The Pawn Shop, November 15, 2008
Kelowna, Alberta, Doc Willoughby’s, November 17, 2008
Vancouver, British Columbia, The Media Club, November 18, 2008
Moncton, New Brunswick, The Capital Theatre, November 22, 2008 – Matt Solo
Creemore, Ontario, Avening Community Hall, November 22, 2008 – The Spades

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