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Videos For a Lazy Sunday: The Balconies’ ‘Boys and Girls’

The video for The Balconies‘ ‘Boys and Girls’, taken from their current release Fast Motions, harkens back to the early days of music video in the 80’s.

It was directed by Aurelien Offner and filmed at Adelaide Hall in Toronto. The vid features frontwoman Jacquie Neville through a frenzied performance of the song that culminates in a high-energy choreographed dance.

Catch The Balconies on the following dates;

Apr. 11 @ Coyote Cutie, ALLISTON, ON
Apr. 26 @ Independent Music Festival, Boston Manor, BURLINGTON, ON
May. 08 @ Norma Jeans, LONDON, ON (w/ Head Of The Herd)
May. 09 @ Canadian Music Week, Horseshoe Tavern, TORONTO, ON (w/ Head of The Herd)
May. 10 @ Mavericks, OTTAWA, ON (w/ Head Of The Herd)
May. 11 @ L’Agitee, QUEBEC CITY, QC (w/ Head Of The Herd)
May. 14 @ Fishbones, CHARLOTTETOWN, PE (w/ Head Of The Herd)
May. 15 @ The Capital, FREDERICTON, NB (w/ Head Of The Herd)
May. 16 @ Michael’s, HALIFAX, NS (w/ Head Of The Herd)
May. 17 @ Tide & Boar, Moncton, NB (w/ Head Of The Herd)
May. 20 @ Divan Orange,MONTREAL,QC (w/ Head Of The Herd)
May. 21 @ The Red Dog, PETERBOROUGH, ON (w/ Head Of The Herd)
May. 23 @ Black Pirates Pub, THUNDER BAY, ON (w/ Head Of The Herd)
May. 24 @ Pyramid, WINNIPEG, MB (w/ Head Of The Herd)
May. 26 @ Vangelis Tavern, SASKATOON, SK (w/ Head Of The Herd)
May. 27 @ The Root, LLOYDMINISTER, SK (w/ Head Of The Herd)
May. 28 @ The Ridge, SLAVE LAKE, AB (w/ Head Of The Herd)
May. 29 @ Starlite, EDMONTON, AB (w/ Head Of The Herd)
May. 30 @ Better Than Fred’s, Grande Prairie, AB (w/ Head Of The Herd)
May. 31 @ Republik, CALGARY, AB (w/ Head Of The Herd)
Jun. 02 @ The Vat, RED DEER, AB
Jun. 03 @ O’Hanlons Pub, REGINA, SK
Jun. 05 @ Bijou Steakhouse, KENORA, ON
Jun. 07 @ Clarkson Pub, BARRIE, ON

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The Balconies Go Through The Motions on New Album

Ottawa-via-Toronto quartet The Balconies have announced that they will release their new album Fast Motions via Coalition Music (Records) on January 28, 2014.

The Arnold Lanni-produced album finds the band continuing with the visceral brand of rock they’re known for.

They’re hitting the road for a series of album release dates in early 2014.

Jan. 31 @ The Casbah, COLLINGWOOD, ON (w/ Say Yes)
Feb. 01 @ Lee’s Palace, TORONTO, ON (w/ Say Yes)
Feb. 07 @ Ritual, OTTAWA, ON (w/ Say Yes)
Feb. 08 @ Divan Orange, MONTREAL, QC (w/ Say Yes)


Canadians Take Over Yellow Phone Music Conference

Audio Blood Media, Bumstead Productions and Pipe & Hat have announced that they have joined forces to present The Canadian Takeover at this year’s Yellow Phone Music Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from September 5 to 8.

The event presents panel discussions, mentoring with experienced music industry professionals as well as bringing people in the biz, artists and fans together to share ideas.

Poor Young Things, The Balconies, Mise En Scene and The Noble Thiefs are all slated to play. Head to Yellow Phone’s website for all the details.


The Balconies Announce Tour Dates

Ottawa-via-Toronto four-piece The Balconies have announced that they’re heading out on tour ahead of the October digitally, January physically release of their Arnold Lanni-produced album Fast Motions, date TBA.

For a preview of what to expect, check out the video of the band’s performance live at Festival d’été de Québec.

Aug. 15 @ Venue, VANCOUVER, BC
Aug. 16-19 @ Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, SALMON ARM, BC
Aug. 21 @ Elk & Oarsman Restaurant and Pub, BANFF, AB
Aug. 22 @ Burnsy O’Flannagan’s, LEDUC, AB
Aug. 24 @ The Vat, RED DEER, AB
Sep. 05 @ The Mansion, BARRIE, ON (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Sep. 06 @ Niagara Food Festival, WELLAND, ON (w/ The Trews)
Sep. 07 @ Yellow Phone Music Conference, MILWAUKEE, WI
Sep. 14 @ KOI Music Festival, KITCHENER, ON
Sep. 19 @ Algonquin College, OTTAWA, ON (*closed campus)
Sep. 24 @ Water Rats, LONDON, UK
Sep. 27 @ Reeperbahn Festival, HAMBURG, GER
Oct. 01 @ The George Tavern, LONDON, UK (w/ Romance)
Oct. 03 @ The Mansion, KINGSTON, ON
Oct. 04 @ Beau’s Oktoberfest, VANKLEEK HILL, ON
Oct. 08 @ Plan B, Moncton, NB (w/ The Motorleague)
Oct. 09 @ Hunter’s, CHARLOTTETOWN, PE (w/ The Motorleague, North Lakes)
Oct. 10 @ Capitol, FREDERICTON, NB (w/ The Motorleague)
Oct. 11 @ The Seahorse, HALIFAX NS (w/ North Lakes)
Oct. 12 @ Pepper’s Pub, SAINT JOHN, NB (w/ The Motorleague, North Lakes)
Oct. 14 @ Sonny’s, DOVER, NH (w/ The Motorleague)
Oct. 15 @ The Saint @ ASBURY PARK, NJ (w/ The Motorleague)
Oct. 17 @ Vibe Lounge, LONG ISLAND, NY (w/ The Motorleague)
Oct. 19 @ The Smiling Moose, PITTSBURGH, PA (w/ The Motorleague)
Oct. 22 @ The Casbah, HAMILTON, ON (w/ The Glorious Sons)
Oct. 23 @ Ebar, GUELPH, ON (w/ The Glorious Sons)
Oct. 24 @ APK, LONDON, ON (w/ The Glorious Sons)
Oct. 26 @ Rockford’s, ST. CATHARINES, ON (w/ The Glorious Sons)
Oct. 30-Nov. 03 @ Iceland Airwaves, REYKJAVIK, IS


Stream or Download The Balconies’ ‘The Slo’ For Free

Ottawa-via-Toronto quartet The Balconies have offered up a free download/stream of their track ‘The Slo’.

It was previously only available to users of the band’s smartphone app and fans who helped to fund their forthcoming album Fast Motions via Pledgemusic, the album is out on Coalition Records in November, release date TBA.

Download the track on the band’s website or stream it below;

You can catch the band performing ‘The Slo’ on CBC’s Cracked, a drama about police and mental health professionals in an upcoming episode when the show returns in October.

The band also announced tour dates.

Aug 15 @ Venue Nightclub, VANCOUVER, BC
Aug 18 @ Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, SALMON ARM, BC
Aug 20 @ The Golden Taps, GOLDEN, BC
Aug 21 @ Elk & Oarsman Restaurant and Pub, BANFF, AB
Aug 22 @ Burnsy O’Flannagan’s, LEDUC, AB
Aug 23 @ Broken City, CALGARY, AB (w/ Miesha & The Spanks)
Aug 24 @ The Vat, RED DEER, AB
Aug 29 @ Mad Planet, MILWAUKEE, WI
Aug 31 @ Audio Tree Festival, KALAMAZOO, MI
Sept 5 @ The Mansion, BARRIE, ON (w/ Wide Mouth Mason)
Sept 6 @ Welland Civic Square, Niagara Food Festival, WELLAND, ON (w/ The Trews)
Sept 9 @ KOI Music Festival, KITCHENER ON
Oct 5 @ Vankleek Hill Fairgrounds, VANKLEEK HILL, ON (*Beau’s Oktoberfest w/ The Sadies)


Audio Blood Unveils NxNE Line-up

The good folks at Audio Blood Media have unveiled the line-up of AB artists who will be playing at North by Northeast 2013 in Toronto.

The official Audio Blood showcase is slated for The Rivoli on June 13. To stay up to date on all things AB during the festival, use the hashtag #ABDOESNXNE on Twitter.

The Balconies

Thursday, June 13 @ Saint James Park – 7pm

The Bokononists

Thursday, June 13 @ Saint James Park – 6pm
Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase – 9pm
Friday, June 14 @ #LotAB 1653 Dundas St. W, TORONTO (*Plegendary Rager) – 3:45pm

Cai.ro

Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase – 11:30pm
Friday, June 14 @ #LotAB 1653 Dundas St. W, TORONTO (*Plegendary Rager) – 2:15pm
Friday, June 14 @ Football Factory: SonaBLAST! Day Party – TBA

Little Sun

Thursday, June 13 @ Goorin Brothers: In-store – 2pm
Friday, June 14 @ Of a Kind: In-store – 5:30pm
Saturday, June 15 @ The Monarch Tavern – 11pm

Mary Stewart

Thursday, June 13 @ Goorin Brothers: In-store – 4pm
Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase – 8:30pm
Friday, June 14 @ Of a Kind: In-store – 5pm

Miesha & The Spanks

Thursday, June 13 @ Goorin Brothers: In-store – 6pm
Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase- 12:30am
Friday, June 14 @ #LotAB 1653 Dundas St. W, TORONTO (*Plegendary Rager) – 1:30pm
Friday, June 14 @ Of a Kind: In-store – 6pm
Friday, June 14 @ Bovine Sex Club – 10pm
Sunday, June 16 @ Magpie Taproom – TBA

Quiet Company

Tuesday, June 11 @ The Horseshoe Tavern: No Nu Cover Music Nite – 1am
Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase- 9:30pm
Thursday, June 13 @ Grossman’s Tavern – 12am
Thursday, June 14 @ #LotAB 1653 Dundas St. W, TORONTO (*Plegendary Rager) – 3pm
Saturday, June 15 @ Rancho Relaxo – 12am

The Penske File

Thursday, June 13 @ Goorin Brothers: In-store – 7pm
Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase – 2:30am
Friday, June 15 @ Of a Kind: In-store – 6:30pm
Friday, June 15 @ The Football Factory: SonaBLAST! Day Party – TBA

The Revival

Thursday, June 13 @ Rivoli: Audio Blood + PledgeMusic Showcase – 10:30pm
Friday, June 14 @ #LotAB 1653 Dundas St. W, TORONTO (*Plegendary Rager) – 4:30pm
Friday, June 14 @ The Cameron House – 1am

The Roseville Band

Thursday, June 13 @ Goorin Brothers: In-store – 5pm
Friday, June 14 @ Sidedoor -11pm
Friday June 14 @ Rancho Relaxo – 2am
Saturday, June 15 @ The Dakota Tavern – 11pm


Audio Blood Announces May Listings

The good folks at Audio Blood have unveiled their listings for May.

The next couple months will see the artists they work with, such as The Noble Thiefs and The Balconies, heading over to Europe.

Acres of Lions
May 01 @ The Mansion, KINGSTON, ON
May 02 @ The Mansion House, SAINT CATHERINE’S, ON
May 03 @ The MOD Club, TORONTO, ON
May 07 @ The Windsor, WINNIPEG, MB
May 09 @ Filthy McNasty’s, EDMONTON, AB
May 10 @ The Palamino, CALGARY, AB
Jul. 05 @ The Molson Amphitheater, TORONTO, ON (Van’s Warped Tour)
Jul. 13 @ Juan De Fuca Rec Center, VICTORIA, BC

Amos The Transparent
May 23 @ Maxwell’s Music House, WATERLOO, ON
May 24 @ Phog Lounge, WINDSOR, ON
May 25 @ Dandilion Festival, KEMPTVILLE, ON
Jun. 09 @ West Fest, OTTAWA, ON
Jul. 18 @ Dakota Tavern, TORONTO, ON
Jul. 19 @ Quai Des Brumes, MONTREAL, QC
Jul. 20 @  Neat Cafe, BURNSTOWN, ON

Andy Brown
May 03 @ Peppers Pub, SAINT JOHN, NB
May 10 @ Hunters Alehouse, CHARLOTTETOWN, PE

The Balconies
May 02 @ Brooklyn Mixer, LIVERPOOL, UK (Liverpool Soundcity)
May 03 @ The George Venue (George Yard), ANDOVER, Hampshire, UK
May 07 @ Water Rats, LONDON, UK (w/ Two Hours Traffic)
May 08 @ Burgerweeshuis, DEVENTER, NL (w/ Two Hours Traffic)
May 09 @ Duaw Pop Festival, HELLENDOORIN, NL (w/ Two Hours Traffic)
May 11 @ Robfest, HEEZE, NL (Afternoon show)
May 11 @ Supermarkt, DEN HAAG, NL (Evening show)
May 16 @ Blind Tiger Club, BRIGHTON, UK (The Great Escape – OMDC Canada House Day Party)
May 17 @ Green Store Door, BRIGHTON, UK (The Great Escape-The Agency Group showcase)

Ben Caplan
Jun. 08 @ The Rivoli, TORONTO, ON
Jun. 13 @ Mosofest, SASKATOON, AB
Jun. 15 @ Sweaterwater 905 Arts Festival, ROLLA, BC
Jun. 16 @ Artspace, PRINCE GEORGE, BC
Jun. 18 @ Electric Owl, VANCOUVER, BC
Jun. 19 @ The Habitat, KELOWNA, BC
Jun. 21-23 @ Bundoran, DONEGAl, IE (Sea Sessions Festival)
Jun. 28-30 @ Worthy Farm, SOMERSET, UK (Glastonbury Festival)
Jul. 05-06 @ Hop Farm, TONBRIDGE, UK (The Hop Farm Festival)
Jul. 06 @ Julianapark, UTRECHT, NL (Roots In The Park Festival)
Jul. 12 @ Pembina River Nights Festival, RANGETOWN PARK, AB
Jul. 13 @ Black Dog, EDMONTON, AB (Early show 4PM)
Jul. 13 @ Bohemia, EDMONTON, AB (Late show 11PM)
Jul. 15 @ From Scratch, MEDICINE HAT, AB
Jul. 17 @ Owl Acoustic Lounge, LETHRBRIDGE, AB
Jul. 18 @ The Root, LLOYDMINISTER, AB
Jul. 20-21 @  South Country Fair, FORT MACLEOD, AB
Jul. 25 @ The Secret Garden Party, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UK

Charlotte Cornfield
May 03 @ The Great American Roots Stomp, BROOKLYN NY
May 12 @ Rockwood Music Hall, NEW YORK CITY, NY
Jun. 01 @ The Drake Hotel, TORONTO, ON
Jun. 29 @ Union Hall, BROOKLYN, NY

Emma Hill
May 05 @ Bikenetic, FALLS CHURCH, VA
May 12 @ The Central (upstairs), TORONTO, ON
May 13 @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern,TORONTO, ON
May 15 @ The Supermarket,TORONTO, ON
May 16 @ Rumba Café, COLUMBUS, OH
May 22 @ The Bridge, COLUMBIA, MO
May 28 @ The Horned Hand, BEND, OR
May 29 @ Great Pacific, PENDLETON, OR

Five Alarm Funk 
Jun. 21 @ Sapphire, KELOWNA, BC
Jun. 23 @ Centennial Square, VICTORIA, BC (Victoria Jazz Festival)
Jun. 27 @ Dickens Pub, CALGARY, AB
Jun. 28-30 @ Boonstock, GIBBONS, AB
Jul. 01 @ Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, SASKATOON, AB
Jul. 06- 07 @ Sunfest, LONDON, ON
Jul. 13 @ Soundclash(WestJet Stage), TORONTO, ON
Aug. 03 @ Spirit Bar, NELSON, BC
Aug. 04 @  Salmon Arts Roots & Blues Festival, FALKLAND, BC
Aug. 05 @ Arts Wells Festival, WELLS, BC
Aug. 24 @ Tinhorn Creek, OLIVER, BC

Hands & Teeth
May 25 @ The Mansion, KINGSTON, ON

Miesha & The Spanks
May 09 @ Bamboo/Drum & Monkey, CALGARY, AB
May 16 @ Broken City, CALGARY, AB (w/ Shotgun Jimmie)
Jun. 13 @ The Rivoli, TORONTO, ON (North By Northeast)
Jun. 19 – 22 @ Sled Island Music Festival, CALGARY, AB

The Noble Thiefs

May 01 @ The Dublin Castle, LONDON, UK
May 02 @ Station Sessions St. Pancras Int’l, LONDON, UK
May 03 @ The Brink, LIVERPOOL, UK (SoundCity Festival)
May 07 @ Calon FM, WREXHAM, WALES, UK
May 09 @ De Bees, WINSFORD, UK
May 10 @ Saith Seren, WREXHAM,WALES, UK
May 11 @ Telford’s Warehouse, CHESTER, UK

Quiet Company
May 05 @ Grand Stafford Theater, BRYAN, TX
May 11 @ Main Street Garden Park, DALLAS, TX
May 29 @ Hi Ho Lounge, NEW ORLEANS, LA
May 30 @ Fitzgeralds, HOUSTON, TX
May 31 @ The Belmont, AUSTIN, TX
Jun. 01 @ Trees, DALLAS, TX