(Ed. Note: I’ve fallen a bit behind on daily posts, due to the prep work for the launch parties. Yesterday’s planned post about the Rhubarb Festival should go up late tonight, and this post is just getting in under the wire. Busy busy busy! – Steve)
Tonight’s a tough call for music. I suppose it depends on whether you’re more into the indie rock or comedy scenes, but either way, you’ll be tapping your toes, if not participating far more vigourously.
At the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, there’s a triple bill of hot indie bands playing, including Montreal’s current spastic dance rock stars in the making, Winter Gloves; Toronto’s jazz and electro party outfit Everything All the Time; and headliners Ruby Coast. These Aurora and Newmarket kids, barely out of high school, were the first act signed to local star promoter Lauren Schreiber’s Shameless label; and like the rest of the bands on the bill, they play music expressly designed to get you moving.
From the very young and fresh faced, to the decrepit and wrinkled; if you’re looking for a good time, seated, you can rely on The Williamson Playboys. They may rock, but Rufus, at least, isn’t getting out of his chair unassisted.
“the world’s oldest father and son Cajun music duo” will be performing tonight on a double bill with The Human Statues. If you were to ask either act if they were musical comedy, they would deny it categorically; there’s a “novelty” stigma attached to any act saddled with that description. But both the Statues and the Playboys have both musical chops, and impeccable comic timing. The Statues have been compared to Flight of the Conchords, and the Playboys… well, there just isn’t anyone like The Playboys. They’re the original deal, as their live show makes abundantly clear.
The Williamson Playboys promo (A little dated, but then, everything about the Playboys is…)
Ruby Coast, Winter Gloves, and Everything All the Time play the Horseshoe Tavern Thurs. Feb. 5th, 9:30pm, $5; The Human Statues and The Williamson Playboys play Clinton’s Tavern, same night and time, $10. Oh, the humanity…