News — February 28th, 2006

Festivals, downloads and a new band

As you know that The Ladies and Gentlemen are now called Small Sins. The official name change will take place this Friday at 10pm EST at The Horseshoe Tavern, when the Ladies and Gentlemen take the stage for their Canadian Music Week showcase. So if you happen to be in Toronto make sure to go to that show to watch history happen, or to just have a really good time.

Then at midnight, you should go see Boompa’s newest band, The Hylozoists, at the Silver Dollar. The Hylozoists is a 9-piece mallet instrument mini-orchestra featuring members of Cuff The Duke, FemBots, Weakerthans, Old Soul, Fuermusik, Broken Social Scene, Hopeful Monster, Heavy Blinkers, Hayden, Minotaurs, Golden Dogs, Deadly Snakes, Andre Ethier, Sadies, Bodega and so on. On the friends of Boompa note: Edmonton MC, Cadence Weapon is on stage right before The Hylozoists and you should check him out too, because he is the dope shit and he just finished up a Catlow remix that you’ll hear sometime soon.

The thing that makes March such a crazy month, is that immediately following CMW is SXSW. This year three Boompa bands are heading south:

Run Chico Run will go all Celcius on your Fahrenheit asses at Zero Degrees on Friday, March 17 at 9pm.

Leeroy Stagger plays Creekside EMC at Capitol Place between Matt Mays and Cuff the Duke, on Wednesday, March 15 at midnight. Then on Saturday he’s playing the Vitriol BBQ.

Also check out Smalls Sins at the Astralwerks showcase at the Parish on Saturday, March 18.