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AROUND TOWN

Then Play On By Dave Clark - - Music & Food
The London Yodeller

 

Edgar Winter

Saturday, August 27th

at The London Music Hall

At the beginning of his career Edgar Winter was overshadowed by his equally melanin-challenged big brother Johnny who had released four albums by the time Edgar’s 1970 debut Entrance was released.

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AROUND TOWN – Then Play On

Then Play On By Dave Clarke - - Music & Food
The London Yodeller


The Northern Pikes - Home County Music & Arts Festival - 
July 16th

 

Saskatoon Saskatchewan’ s Northern Pikes had already released two indie eps before signing with Virgin Records and releasing their debut album, Big Blue Sky, in 1987, that contained their first single, the post punk track, Teenland. They opted for a more rootsy sound on its follow-up, 1988’s Secrets of the Alibi, which included singles Let’s Pretend, Wait for Me and Hopes Go Astray and set the stage for their biggest album, Snow in June and a top ten single, She Ain’t Pretty, with a heavily rotated video that earned them one of their five Juno nominations. The band called it quits after the release of their fourth album Neptune in 1993, but were coaxed back into performing for the release of their greatest hits album in 1999. They have continued to record independently, preferring a more casual schedule and avoiding the pressure of answering to a big record label.

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AROUND TOWN: London Rock N’ Roll Walking Tour

Dave Clarke - - Music & Food
The London Yodeller

The London Rock n’ Roll Walking Tour

Saturday, April 30th

Get some exercise and learn all the poop about London’s 70’s and 80’s music and arts scene as Paul Wootton Harlow, a veteran of the scene as a member of The Sinners, Spiral Scratch and the Crawlin’ Kingsnakes, takes you on a Rock n’ Roll Walking tour of downtown London. There will be lots of cool stories, gossip and remembrances of the clubs and the incidents that shaped a vibrant underground arts scene. This unique adventure takes place on Saturday April 30th at 1 pm. Tickets are $25 and you can pick them up and get more info at Grooves Records.

AROUND TOWN: Paul Collins Beat @ Call the Office, April 1st

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The London Yodeller

Dave Clarke Around TownPaul Collins was part of the watershed power pop threesome, the Nerves that also included Peter Case and Jack Lee, who composed a little tune called Hanging on the Telephone that was part of their four-song EP. Lee would cash some big royalty cheques when that tune was covered by Blondie. Meanwhile Collins and Case would next form the Breakaways, who would become the Beat after Case left to form the Plimsouls. The Beat’s debut album sported one of the finest pieces of power pop under two minutes in the track Walking Out On Love, the perfect blend of punk and power pop. A second album The Kids are Not the Same was released this time under the name Paul Collins Beat so as not to confuse them with the English ska revival band of the same name. They continued to release albums to appreciative power poppers, with Paul Collins releasing his first solo LP in 1992.
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AROUND TOWN (disappointment edition): Ry Cooder, Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White

Dave Clarke - - Music & Food
The London Yodeller

Dave Clarke Around TownI was really sad to hear that what could have been the concert of the year - Ry Cooder, Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White all performing together on stage on April 12th - has been cancelled due to poor early ticket sales. The concert was announced and tickets went on sale on February 17th but the show was called off 12 days later, hardly time enough to give Londoners (notorious for our last minute ticket buying) a chance. I imagine Centennial Hall panicked when faced with a pretty large performing fee and counting on word of mouth to spur ticket sales. Though I didn’t see the same amount of promotion that they put into the appearance of Beatle sound-alike band, Rain, whose many TV ads I’ve had to endure.

So shame on London, slow to respond to what could have been a monumental concert, and shame on Centennial Hall for pulling the plug so quickly. There were still tickets available for their Toronto Massey Hall appearance, though I suspect they might be gone by the time this gets published. For you jet setters, the cancellation of the London performance has added a second night to the already sold out Ottawa concert.

 

AROUND TOWN: Nightwish @ London Music Hall, Monday February 22nd

Dave Clarke - - Music & Food
The London Yodeller

CLARKE nightwish090216It could be the long dark winters but Finland seems to have the dark side of metal sewn up, with bands like HIM, Children of Bodom, Apocalyptica, and Nightwish finding success outside their icy borders. Nightwish was formed in 1996 by top hatted keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, gaining national acclaim with their debut album Angels Fall First in 1997, but it was 2004′s release, Once, that sold over a million copies and saw them break into the North American market.
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AROUND TOWN: D.J. Snoopadelic @ London Music Hall, Wednesday February 10th

Dave Clarke - - Music & Food
The London Yodeller

DAVE CLARKE snoop260116One of the most recognizable stars of hip hop, with appearances in movies like Old School and Half Baked, Snoop Dogg, aka Calvin Broadus Jr., was discovered by N.W.A.’s Dr. Dre and was first heard on Dre’s debut album The Chronic. Both Snoop’s debut album, Doggystyle and its follow up The Doggfather, debuted at number one and featured hit singles, like Gin and Juice and Snoop’s Upside Ya Head. Since then he has released

11 more albums, including last year’s Bush, receiving 16 Grammy nominations. Snoop will DJ a set and then perform a selection of his hits February 10th at the London Music Hall. Hope you got your ticket since not surprisingly this event is sold out.

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