Perhaps Best Canadian Live Music Photos of 2011 isn’t as accurate a title as It’s New Year’s Eve’s Eve and I’m Slightly Under The Influence of Homemade Pear Hooch and I Photographed a Whole Hell of a lot of Music This Year and I Want To Share My Favourites.
Meet The Resurrect Christ Foundation, my favorite post-voodoo shock-folk band that is also a not-for-profit society advocating for the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. They’re just about to release a new album called Lest Ye Sin.
Their website lives here, check it out or burn in hell: www.theresurrectchristfoundation.com
“One day, while practicing tantric long division, Josh had a musical vision that would push the boundaries of contemporary music to their absolute limit. A true multi-instrumentalist, he felt that by combining all of the instruments he owned, borrowed, stole, or created, he could produce the ultimate, boundless soundscape. That didn’t work, so he recorded the ‘Little Sins’ album instead…”
“Jared rides entirely on the coat-tails of his brother Josh. He has no discernible musical talent, yet somehow manages to make a contribution. His caustic wit, along with his effervescent personality and nearly unmanageable sex-appeal, keeps him in the band. When asked what he does, he simply points at the guitar and says ‘that’. Talk about the strong silent type…”
“Mark refuses to play live with the band, calling them a ragtag collection of talentless hacks. He prefers the studio sessions, whereby he can be in complete control of all the elements required to lay down the exquisite tracks necessary to propel the simplistic tunes into the extremes of sexsonic greatness. His technique varies between dulcet and intoxicated…”
Behind The Scenes
Now that’s a res-erection.
Walking with Christ.
Let your hair down if you love Jesus.
It’s a rare thing to be able to sit back and watch as some of the loveliest folks you know evolve into one of your favourite bands.
Jesse Dee & Jacquie B is that band. They’ve worked their asses off over the past few years and have gotten good fast. Really good. The kind of good that makes you dance your pants off & cry your heart out onto the floor & leave their show rosy with afterglow.
I’m genuinely excited to see what happens with their music over the next few years, and you should be too. They tour like road demons so chances are good you’ll be able to catch Jesse, Jacquie, and Blackie soon. Check out their website and tour dates here: www.jesseandjacquie.com
(Photos from The Vat in Red Deer, AB.)
Once upon day four of recording Miss Quincy’s new album Like The Devil Does I took my trusty digital SLR to the videographer level for the first time ever. That is, I did everything you see in this video besides play the music.
Without further ado – Miss Quincy, Suzie Rae (bass) and Thom Moon (drums) recording Hurricane live off the floor at Rocky Mountain Recording Studio in Calgary, AB:
I’m currently drinking a celebratory beer because all the bed tracks on Miss Quincy’s new album are officially done … Meaning we all get a couple days off, and more importantly, the recording now has some proper legs to stand on.
Here’s a video clip of today’s final bed track, Dawson City Line, a tribute to the good time girls of the Klondike Gold Rush that Miss Q wrote while working in the Yukon wilds.
Recording dials & doodads & thingamajigs that I couldn’t tell you the real name and purpose of.
The Granddaddy of Groove – Mr. Thom Moon.
The Mistress of the Low End – Suzie Rae.
Fun with pop filters.
Miss Q getting down with a guitar solo.
Miss Quincy & Suzie Rae.
Us ladies listening back to 10 tracks of down & dirty roots & blues.
I haven’t heard much of a peep from Mister Quincy and his right-hand lady Righty since our paths crossed in the UK last spring (I was on the Euro road with Miss Quincy and her left-hand man Tyler “Lefty” Toews and the dastardly duo just happened to be on tour at the same time promoting Mister Q’s last effort Your Daddy Don’t Like Me).
It turns out Mister Quincy and Righty have been busy in the studio recording Mister Q’s brand new effort Your Daddy Don’t Like Me Like The Devil Does. They recently asked me to do the promo photos for the upcoming album’s release and tour. Here’s a sneak peak:
The studio was reunion central today as old pals stopped by, including former left-hand man Tyler Toews & harmony wizard Alyssa Jean, for a live-off-the-floor recording of Carmen (a Miss Quincy favorite from their days on the road together).
Producer Tim Williams behind the board.
Mr. Luke Thompson offers aural support.
I’m not going to lie, it was tough to tear myself away from the snack platter long enough to take a few photos and video of the first day of recording of Miss Quincy’s new album Like The Devil Does (at Rocky Mountain Recording Studio in Calgary, AB).
Miss Quincy discovering the line “whoring is a sin” has been added to one of her song lyric sheets.
Click on the panorama for a closer look at the studio.
Miss Quincy & Shari Rae getting down with bed tracks.
Tim Williams, producer extraordinaire.
Miss Quincy laying down dirty electric guitar & vocals.