Doug HoyerWhat’s up Canada, you know how you are always going on about “how come no great all-Canadian hip hop shows ever roll through my town?” Well you can finally quit your bellyaching (well, about that at least…zing, I got you Canada, you know you love to bellyache), because there is an excellent hip hop tour kicking off today in Halifax that will quite literally be rolling through your town.

 

The Train of Thought tour features four amazing MC’s that rep Canada from coast to coast. Halifax’s Ghettosocks, Toronto’s Muneshine and Timbuktu, along with Vancouver’s Jeff Spec are starting in Halifax tonight, with a performance at the Seahorse, and will make their way across the country by train during the next month with performances all the way. All four of these dudes have been covered on the hill multiple times and they all make the kind of high-quality, golden age-inspired hip hop that we should all be able to get behind.

 

So get out and see them! Ghettosocks and Muneshine are also known collectively as Twin Peaks, and they just released their new album today, so I’m sure they’ll have copies of it amongst the other swag they’ll have on offer, but they will likely go fast. There’s 19 dates on the tour, so find the one near you and get to buy a record and see a great show.

 

Nov 09 The Seahorse Tavern Halifax
Nov 10 The Old Cosmo Moncton
Nov 11 The Night Cap Lounge Charlottetown
Nov 13 Blue Dog Motel Montreal
Nov 14 Vinyl Lounge Montreal
Nov 16 Ritual Ottawa
Nov 18 Maxwell’s Music House Waterloo
Nov 19 Call the Office London
Nov 20 Rancho Relaxo Toronto
Nov 21 Bella Rosa’s St Catharines
Nov 25 Lo Pub Winnipeg
Nov 26 Scratch Saskatoon
Nov 29 The Crown Edmonton
Nov 30 Dickens Pub Calgary
Dec 01 Wunderbar Edmonton
Dec 04 Upstairs Lounge Victoria
Dec 06 Narrow Lounge North Vancouver
Dec 08 Media Club Vancouver
Dec 09 The Royal Nelson

 

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MP3:: Ghettosocks – Don’t Turn Around (Featuring Edgar Allen Floe)
WEB:: ghettosocks.com

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MP3:: Muneshine & Vinyl Frontiers – Easy Does It
WEB:: www.muneshine.com

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MP3:: Timbuktu – Grown Man’s Dinner
WEB:: timbuktu.bandcamp.com

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MP3:: Jeff Spec – Mass Appeal
WEB:: jeffspec.bandcamp.com