News:: Writer’s Strike & Rich Aucoin Tour Vid

Writer's Strike

Recently we’ve heard that folks would like to get more news from their daily trek up the hill. Well, we aim to please, so perhaps we’ll aim to up our news output, especially locally-related music newsy bits, as there aren’t as many outlets relaying that kind of news from this part of the country.

 

So then, what news do we have today? How about a name change for a young band we’ve always kept tabs on here at the hill. Halifax’s First Aid Kit (apparently there are some Swedish sisters or something with the same name) have re-christened themselves Writer’s Strike, and are still hard at work on their full length debut album. This is good news for yours truly, no matter what name it comes out under, as I’ve been a fan of their two previous EP’s (you can check out Still Standing for yourself if you’d like the see what they’re all about). In the meantime, they’re released a new single to whet musical whistles and get the Writer’s Strike ball rolling, so go ahead and take a listen to Bad Time below, or check for them live next month:

 

Thursday, October 21st - Halifax, NS - Tribeca (HPX)
Friday, October 22nd - Fredericton, NB - The Capital
Tuesday, October 26th - Kingston, ON - The Mansion
Wednesday, October 27th - Hamilton, ON - The Casbah Lounge
Thursday, October 28th - Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar Room
Friday, October 29th - Guelph, ON - Jimmy Jazz

 

While we’re on the subject of tour dates, we should mention the fact that Rich Aucoin, someone the Writer’s Strike has played with on quite a few occasions, is in the midst of a long Canadian tour with Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta! We’ve talked about Rich a number of times on the hill, so he didn’t have to convince how awesome his live show is, but if you’re debating whether to see him on any of the remaining dates, the really well put-together tour video below should seal the deal.

 

VIDEO:: Rich Aucoin Live Tour Fall 2010!

 

Sept 29 - Calgary, AB @ Republik w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Oct 01 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos w/ Hey Rosetta!
Oct 02 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Oct 04 - North Bay, ON @ The Wall at Nippising University w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Oct 06 - Hamilton, ON @ The Studio at Hamilton Place w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Oct 07 - London, ON @ Norma Jeans w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Oct 10 - Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Oct 15 - Quebec City, QC @ Dagobert w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Oct 16 - Montreal, QC @ Belmont w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!

 

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MP3:: Writer’s Strike - Bad Time
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/writersstrike

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MP3:: Rich Aucoin - Brian Wilson is Alive
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/richaucoin

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Herohill » Blog Archive » HPX 2010:: Thursday October 21st, 2010 at 2:53 pm

[...] to be a great show. What else looks promising tonight? Well there’s Writer’s Strike (nee The First Aid Kit) followed by Halifax’s king of the comedic punch-line raps, The Wordburglar, at Tribeca: two [...]

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