New in Toronto Music: Smart Boys, Jane's Party, Captain Dirt & the Skirt, Frankie Payne
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SMART BOYS / "RSVP" & "CUTTING THROUGH LIFE EP / MAY 28TH
"Cutting Through Life" is the kind of song that will be in the background of a a lot of good scenes in my life this summer. Jesus Christ, did I just use term scenes instead of moments. Good Lord. Well, at least I didn't use the word "posts". As some of you have complained that I do not provide enough information about the bands themselves, I will attempt to do so: Smart Boys is a side project by two dudes that are in Fucked Up that aren't Pink Eye. DOES THAT MAKE THE MUSIC SOUND ANY DIFFERENT? DIDN'T THINK SO.
JANE'S PARTY / HOT NOISE / JUNE 1ST
If you check out the Jane's Party website there's another music video with a bunch of costumed animals in a bush. You don't see many costumed animals these days. I've always found it strange that people sexualize costumed animals. Ya''ll can catch Jane's Party at their record release at the beautiful Cameron House June 1st.
CAPTAIN DIRT & THE SKIRT / THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN DIRT & THE SKIRT / MAY 28TH
The Adventures of Captain Dirt and the Skirt is a comic book I would definitely read the first issue of. As long as it wasn't steam punk. I'm not saying it's flawed, just not my preference; I find it tacky. Seems that these days people will stick a bowler hat on anything and make a genre out of it. YEESH! The record release is TONIGHT and features burlesque, which is another thing that could use to lose a bowler hat IF YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT (FELLAS AM I RIGHT?).
FRANKIE PAYNE / CLARITY / MAY 31ST
I'm fairly certain this video for the riveting single " " is all clips from the movie Fresh. I've never actually seen Fresh as my brothers would never let me watch it. They said I was too little. I think I'll watch it though, it looks pretty good, pretty raw. And there's nothing that my brothers can do about it, I'm an adult man now who lives in my own house and can write curse words on the internet whenever I damn well fucking want to.
COOL VIDEO CORNER
GABE LEVINE / LONG SPUN THREAD / MAY
My cousins are almost here, so I'll let Gabe himself share. "Just letting you know about a new video you might be interested in, for "Long Spun Thread" â a sweet Toronto-centric number shot on Lomokino. It's directed by Matt Skwid, who spent many hours cutting the hand-cranked footage. Take a look."
EARLY BIRDS takes place Saturday June 1, 7:30-9:30pm at the TRANZAC Club. PWYC.
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