Travelling dance party kicks it up
Shout Out Out Out Out When: Tuesday Where: Louis’ What: Bringing two drummers, a handful of analog synthesizers and some impressive high kicks, the boys of electro dance group Shout Out Out Out Out are ready to reintegrate. The Edmonton band just released its second album Reintegration Time, its first since Not Saying/Just Saying all the way back in 2006. The travelling dance party that is their tour is currently making its way across Canada.
Who: The Constantines and The Weakerthans When: Wednesday Where: Odeon Events Centre What: There seems no more appropriate location for a tour named the Rolling Tundra Revue than the flat plains of Saskatchewan. The show pairs two of Canada’s favourite indie rock groups — The Constantines and Winnipeg’s Weakerthans — as they perform from St. John’s, N.L., to Victoria, B.C., to Whitehorse. Toronto’s Constantines are promoting their latest album Kensington Heights, which was named 2008 Rock Album of the Year by the American Associated Press. The bands are jointly promoting the Rock, Don’t Drive initiative on the tour by encouraging fans to bus, bike or carpool to the show. People who show the merch sellers their bus pass, helmet or carpool gang receive a special button as a thank you.
Who: One Bad Son, Wyatt, Hurricane Cletus and more When: Wednesday Where: The Roxy on Broadway
What: This year’s follow-up to the Sonic Therapy musical benefit is gearing up to be a repeat success. The concert — to benefit local musician/producer Neil Meckelborg in his fight with terminal cancer — features a huge collection of local bands including One Bad Son, Kashmir, The Gong Show, Circling Over Shannon, Tango Sierra and Ricasso among others. More than 1,500 attended last year’s show, raising more than $50,000 to help Meckelborg continue to fight and win against the disease. Show time is 7 p.m. and admission is by donation at the door. Who: Adam’s Rib When: Tonight Where: Lydia’s What: Inspired by the title of their latest release, the members of Adam’s Rib are offering the album Free Music for just that, free. Fans can download the entire album, the band’s eighth, online. After recently returning from shows in Chile — to promote their first Spanish-speaking disc in founder Derek Lathrop’s country of origin — Adam’s Rib is returning for its fifth show at Lydia’s in 12 years. Following a handful of other Canadian dates, the rock/jam/Latin group is heading to the U.S. and U.K. to spread its sound even further. Who: Rodney DeCroo When: Saturday Where: Lydia’s What: The outlaws behind the album Saddle Justice, The Modelos, are champing at the bit on their latest Wild West tour. The group — made up of members of “Bughouse 5, the Colin James Band, the Vancouver Canucks’ organist and a guy named Brad” — recently added a vocal element to the show. Gruff poet-rocker, and labelmate, Rodney DeCroo is joining the boys on the road to round out their “trademark spaghetti western surf sound,” say their people. Who: The Arrogant Worms When: Tonight Where: Broadway Theatre What: According to their online bio, when the Arrogant Worms formed back in 1991, it was because they sensed a need for musical comedy that made fun of a big, dumb world. Thankfully for the Worms, the world is still dumb and they still have stuff to sing about. The trio — Mike McCormick, Chris Patterson and Trevor Strong — are touring their “fast, furious, family friendly” show in support of its latest CD Torbid.