Hey trespassers, this here’s the latest Jimmyriggers blog. The sun’s beating down, won’t beat for long, so let’s hit the pile.
May 2 – Divan Orange – The Jimmyriggers + The Dirt Cheap Winos + No Family
We got word last night that No Family had broken up, citing either irreconcilable differences or lack of federal orphanage funding. And while the breakup is no longer a mere rumour, they have nevertheless decided to take the stage one last time. Good on them! Their bluegrass stylings are the perfect intro for what will surely be as complete a roots rock show as you will ever see.
The Dirt Cheap Winos put the blues in bluegrass, with tasty riffs that counterpoint Aly Neumann’s melancholic melodies. With the just right touch accordion, and a solid backbeat provided by one of Montreal’s best batteries in Mat Lacombe and Andrew Blakney, this band has a license to write nothing but ear worms.
The show will close with our own brand of electric rock twang. We’re going to headline with an all-original set this time. Not a single cover song. Think we can do it? Of course we can, don’t be ridiculous. We’ll also be filming this show with the help of our friend Roy. Come be a part of it. The doors open at 9:30 and the show starts at 10:00.
May 3 – Hurley’s Irish Pub – An Evening for Gary Carter
We are honoured to be a part of this event which is hoping to raise as much as $10,000 for the Sarah Cook Fund at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
Event organizer Dave Kaufman of TSN 990 has put together a great line up of bands that includes Annakin Slayd, The Blushing Brides, Joseph Kearns, and Kristen Bussandri. While that alone is worth the price of admission, there will also be a silent auction. The big prize up for grabs is a package that includes two return trip tickets to Toronto courtesy of VIA Rail, tickets to see the Blue Jays face the Yankees, and a night at the four-star Grand Hotel. Sounds tempting, but I’m pretty sure that we’re going to pool our band money and bid on the keg being offered by Hurley’s Irish Pub.
Tickets cost $30 and there are still some available at the downstairs bar at Hurley’s. The party starts at 7:30 pm and ends when they kick us out.
Our sincere thanks to the Montreal Gazette for promoting this event on their blog. Click the image to below to read the article.
May 4 – Cabaret du Mile End – Ol’ Savannah CD Release
Our friends Ol’ Savannah have finished their new album, Underneath the Old Red Barn, and are set to launch it into the ether this Friday night at Cabaret du Mile End.
There’s really nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said by the band in their recent interview with MontrealLive.ca. Click here to read it.
Special guests include Richard King Rigby, Gern f and Felicity of the former United Steel Workers of Montreal, and The Unsettlers. Considering how much whiskey the aforementioned have been known to drink at such events, this night will most likely be nothing short of legendary. Click the image below to RSVP.
For the time being, Underneath the Old Red Barn can only be purchased at the CD launch. Though I’m sure it will soon be up on Ol’ Savannah’s Bandcamp page. It’s a beautiful record, and worth your time to listen to it.
Enjoy your week everybody, and see you at the shows!