Thursday, October 23, 2008

HPX '08:: Laura Barrett, Ghost Bees, RAA, Rich and Boxer the Horse

That's right folks. Another solid evening of rock from your friends at herohill and iheartmusic. Last night the show we put together rocked off a large contingent of socks (post coming later) and hopefully we can keep that going tonight at Coconut Grove.

Here's the skinny - 5 bands for 8 bucks. Three stellar local acts and two fantastic Ontario bands. Plus, it's right beside Pizza Corner, so you out of towners can jump over and get a donair after the show. Win win.

Laura Barrett - (Toronto, ON)
Quirky, crafty, half-hip/half-nerdy friend who miraculously managed to escape puberty with her imagination fully intact and who never ceases to charm you with her wiles and whimsy.

Ghost Bees - (Halifax, NS)
Twin telepaths Romy and Sari Lightman create a collection of songs imparting tales of past empires and great-great-ancestry, fabled figures and sorrowful lament, with vocals appendaged together like a two-headed balladeer.

Rich Aucoin - (Halifax, NS)
If you like seeing synchronicities between music and film, this is your ticket; expect a plethora of visuals to go along with this orchestral indie pop music along the lines of Brian Wilson meets The Flaming Lips.

The Rural Alberta Advantage - (Toronto, ON)
The Rural Alberta Advantage plays indie rock songs about hometowns and heartbreak, born out of images from growing up in central and northern Alberta. They sing about summers in the Rockies and winters on the farm, ice breakups in the springtime and the oil boom’s charm, the mine workers on compressed, the equally depressed, the city’s slow growth and the country’s wild rose.

Boxer the Horse - (Charlottetown, PEI)
Boxer The Horse finds its home in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For two years, the four almost 20-somethings have been performing their signature mix of classic rock ’n’ roll and jangley-pop around the east coast.

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