Where should we shoot our music video?

Alright, we got a lot to talk about this week, so let’s hit the pile!

Music video

We’re going to make a music video, and we want your ideas on where we should shoot it. One idea that’s been tossed around is outdoors, down near the Lachine Canal in St-Henri.

Think we can do better than that? Share your ideas with us with a comment on this post, on our Facebook page (click here) or email us at jimmyriggers@gmail.com.

Need incentive? A cameo appearance in the video to the person who comes up with the best idea!

Concerts new and old

You can now RSVP for our upcoming concerts by clicking on the images of the posters on the right hand side of this page. Don’t forget to tell your friends and family in Ottawa and Toronto that we’ll be there soon.

If you missed our concert last month at O Patro Vys you can watch the whole thing on YouTube (click here). Our thanks to Roy Keys for filming and editing the videos.

Cold North Killers

We’ll close this post by telling you about an event we’ll all be attending this weekend, though it isn’t musical in nature …

Our good friend Lee Mellor has written a book called “Cold North Killers” (Dundurn Publishing). If you’ve listened to any of Lee’s songs you know that he has a knack for storytelling. So the idea of Lee Mellor the novelist is anything but farfetched. In “Cold North Killers” Lee analyses 60 cases of serial murder in Canada, a country not considered to be particularly violent.

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In Lee’s own words: The reason for Canada’s serial killer blackout is clear: until now such information has never been compiled and presented in a single concise work. “Cold North Killers” is a wake-up call. This detailed and haunting account of Canada’s worst monsters analyzes their crimes, childhoods, and inevitable downfalls. It is an indispensable compendium for any true crime lover, criminologist, or law-enforcement officer.

Lee will be launching his book in Montreal this Saturday March 10th at Chapters, 1171 Sainte-Catherine West at 2 pm. For more information, click here.

Have a great weekend everybody!

Ottawa & Toronto: You’re Next

Our show this past Saturday at O Patro Vys was a success, from the first breath of Sarah Jane Scouten‘s opening set, to the final growl of our Steel Workers’ tribute in the encore. There are many people we would like to thank, but it’s late, and I’m tired, and I’m afraid I’d forget someone …

But briefly, thank you to O Patro Vys for hosting us, Boreale for sponsoring us, Ben Palmai for recording us, and CTV News, the Montreal Gazette, CJLO, and all of the media for promoting us and the show.

But most importantly, thank YOU for attending. By the way, did you see the review in the Gazette? It was very positive. Read it here.

If you enjoy our concerts, tell your friends and family in Ottawa and Toronto that we will be visiting them soon. Here are the details:

Thursday March 29th | Elmdale House Tavern | Ottawa

The Elmdale House Tavern is one of our favourite venues in all of Canada (at least in the cities and towns we’ve been to so far). Ottawa’s music scene is alive and well and the Elmdale is one of the reasons for its resurgence.

We will be sharing the bill with local band Still Winter Hills. Go check ‘em out.

Friday April 20th | Silver Dollar | Toronto

It’s been nearly a year since we played in Toronto, and we’re happy to be returning to a venue that’s a little bigger and a little closer to downtown, the Silver Dollar Room on Spadina.

Even better than that, we get to share the stage again with our friend Lee Mellor. All signs point to this being a show not to be missed. So spread the word!

Have a great week everybody!