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Gigs coming up and other events:
- Missing playing music
- Sammy is opening for Bri-anne Swan at the Supermarket
- Ellen was just in A Christmas Carol. Check out the review
- Analogue to Digital: a new kind of event at Cafe Mây featuring the amazing Sammy in Toronto!
- Sammy tour details for Fall 2013 in eastern Canada
- Sammy is gearing up to tour Toronto to Charlottetown. Come join the party.
- Music, money & creativity in the age of the internet!
- The Members of Sammy Enjoy a Winter Picnic Somewhere in Canada
- The music keeps pouring out
- Sammy at the Railway Club this Saturday
2013 EASTERN CANADA TOUR
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The band stops off in Maitland for a show and some fine food at Bings Eatery & Socialhouse!
We are traveling East this time, just in time for this fine, fine weather we are having and hankering for some of that Maritime hospitality.
Here’s the short version:
Apr 5, 2012 9:00 PM Plan B Lounge Moncton, NB
Apr 6, 2012 9:00 PM BING’s Eatery Maitland, NS
Apr 7, 2012 7:30 PM The Dunk Breadalbane, PE
Apr 12, 2012 9:00 PM Fables Tatamagouche, NS
Apr 13, 2012 9:00 PM Union Street Cafe Berwick, NS
Well the girls are returning the The Wick with their added masculine bonus. You will be amazed by the musical magic that happens at this venue.
Apr 14, 2012 7:00 PM The Spitfire Arms Alehouse Windsor, NS
Apr 19, 2012 10:00 PM Buba’s Charlottetown, PE
Returning to Charlottetown with a new player and a new name. Taffy + one = Sammy. Come down and do the math for yourself.
May 11, 2012 11:00 PM Conduit Festival
Summerhill Pyramid Winery Kelowna, BC
Band stage, crafters venue & more! Paintings & sculpture in the vineyard. Speakers, d.j.s dancing, & art installation in the pyramid. Open circle drumming/acoustics & story telling around the fire in the Makwala Kekuli. Folk/poetry stage, seedling sale & activist alley
Friday October 28th, 9pm:
234 Esplanade Ave, Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0M 1K0, Phone: 1 604.796.3950
Thursday Nov 3rd, 9pm:
101-10324 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z2, Phone: 1 780.439.8386
Friday November 4th, 9pm:
5340 – 2nd St. SW, Calgary, Alberta
Phone:(403)ALE-CITY (253-2489), E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat November 5th, 9pm:
509 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC
Monday November 14th, 8pm doors:
579 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-681-1625
“Monday is the new Saturday” Walter Dandy + Sammy + The Gentle Infidels
Hey El, remember when I said I got you a christmas present?… (last year…)
Well, Merry @#$%^& X-mas!
(we are on at 10pm!)
Saturday, October 1st
The MILK PIPES CD RELEASE PARTY w/ MY DEAREST FRIENDS, SAMMY & WONDERFUL DIVING HORSES
@ The Media Club, 695 Cambie St . Doors 8pm
DOORS: 8pm .TIX available in advance online @ http://www.imuproductions.com/tix
The MILK PIPES – Sounding like a 63 Impala comin sideways around a corner on two wheels, The Milk Pipes always drop the hammer on their original tunes with a joyful and reckless abandon. Tube amps and classic guitars slash against the solid punch of a rhythm section born to serve the song while keys and ukes underpin the whole cacophony with delicious counter melodies. Be sure to join The Milk Pipes as they celebrate the release of their new CD, “Where’s Lucky” with special guests My Dearest Friends, Wonderful Diving Horses & Sammy this special evening! http://www.myspace.com/themilkpipes
MY DEAREST FRIENDS – The stirring sounds of My Dearest Friends fall somewhere between The Beach Boys and Portishead, a 1950s burger joint with rollerskates and Radiohead b-sides blaring out under the covered parking lot. Like all great art, it’s indescribably focused, beautiful and irreverent, music that undeniably needs to be heard. Right. Now. http://www.myspace.com/mydearestfriends
SAMMY – You’ll love the juicy pop-rock sounds that are bursting to come out of this epic Canadian combo featuring former members of The Feminists, Antler and The Smears. Combining flavours along the lines of The Rheostatics, Lucinda Williams and They Might Be Giants with a groove circa Tom Petty and Lamb, Sammy embraces a certain Canadian sarcasm along with the ability to speak the truth and make it melodious. http://www.sammmy.com
WONDERFUL DIVING HORSES – With a shared love of rockabilly and alternative country, Wonderful Diving Horses are a roots/alt country band that combines those elements with the type of melodic pop/rock n’ roll that’s often referred to as power pop. http://www.myspace.com/wonderfuldivinghorses
Friday, August 19th, IMU presents:
The GRIZZ, NUKEM NICE, IN BLISS & SAMMY @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir .
Doors 9pm / Cover $10 .
The GRIZZ are a veritable wrecking crew hell bent on hooks, with a love of the Stones, Petty and Bowie that has endowed them with a soft spot for sing-alongs and a penchant for shamelessly rocking out. Their sound is the perfect marriage of pop songwriting sensibility with a delivery that is pure rock n’ roll.http://www.myspace.com/thegrizzband
NUKEM NICE – With a style of their own and a raw and exciting energy, Nukem Nice is one of the most explosive new live bands to hit the Vancouver scene. Featuring electrifying guitar and a kinetic frontman, this foursome is a force to be reckoned with, turning first time listeners into fans at every show they play.http://www.myspace.com/nukemnice
SAMMY – You’ll love the juicy pop-rock sounds that are bursting to come out of this epic Canadian combo featuring former members of The Feminists, Antler and The Smears. Combining flavours along the lines of The Rheostatics, Lucinda Williams and They Might Be Giants with a groove circa Tom Petty and Lamb, Sammy embraces a certain Canadian sarcasm along with the ability to speak the truth and make it melodious. http://www.sammmy.com/
Review of Buttercup Hamsterjuice
Reviewer: Peter Harris
“…’Kissing on bridges’ could be an apt metaphor for listening to the Ellen Carol. It was Heraclitus who said, one ‘could not step into the same river twice.’ Every time I play these songs I hear something new. Tone, melody, lyric can all make you feel as though you know this woman. But listen again and it’s a whole different girl. Love in transition. Everything travels. Nothing can stay. Like a kiss on a bridge, it ends when you wish it would go on, it wrenches your heart and haunts you for a long time after… I don’t know what’s up with the album title…”
A finalist for her song “Lavender and Sweet” in the Alternative Country Music category.
“Fresh as a carrot out of the ground – hose-washed, sweet and gritty – Colleen Costello is that kind of natural. Playing childlike (but serious as a heart attack if that’s the way it’s gotta be) with voice, geetar, keys, and drums; a love…love…love of sound in all its shapes and sizes…nooks, crannies, what have you… love… in this soundtrack for living, breathing (screaming!), this scope of experience…all wrapped up (neat and purdy) in this love…love-ly soundtrack…this sonic scope… sonic boom! Yes. Yeah” .. .. ..
Shawn Sage, Musician
THE FEMINISTS-“Can’t Scream Loud Enough”
January 6, 2008 by ekko in Indie
“… Mr. Grief is clearly the star. What he lacks in technical skill he makes up for in passion and unusual choices of pitch and melody, sometimes stepping on a beat a little too late—as if he’s following the music rather than leading it, and often singing slightly above-key. The best example of this is “How to Kill a Country,” the most interesting track on the album and the most unusual pop song I’ve heard in quite some time. It wavers somewhere between Warren Zevon and the kind of 90s alt-jam rock made popular by bands like Jellyfish and School of Fish.
And then there’s “Because Why.” For the life of me, I can’t understand why this wasn’t the single. It’s amazing. It deserves extensive radio play. And your money …”