Reliving the '80s as part of Juno concert series

MSN Review Jan 8-2011
MSN Review Jan 8-2011

Blue Peter frontman Paul Humphrey looked almost identical to when I first saw the band when I was in high school (and got lucky after the gig when a girl unfathomably thought I was in the group, and I went along with it). Blue Peter's 1980 "Radio Silence" album ranks among my favourite Canadian new wave records, and the title track and "Video Verite" still resonated with me when they were performed on Saturday. The lovely and talented Emm Gryner joined the band to sing on what's probably its best known song, "Don't Walk Past."

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A 40th Anniversary Concert Series at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

This show is sold out. Tickets are available for the January 21, 2011 show with Chalk Circle at The Mod Club.
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A 40th Anniversary Concert Series at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Presented by
Tickets: $20.00 Advance. Available at ticketmaster.ca or 416-870-8000, Horseshoe Front Bar, Soundscapes, Rotate This, and MapleMusic

Dates:
January 8, 2011: Songs of the ’80s – Produced by Last Gang Entertainment

Featuring:
9:00 – Modern Superstitions
9:30 – Andy Curran (Coney Hatch)
9:40 – Rik Emmett (Triumph)
10:10 – Platinum Blonde
10:40 – Chalk Circle
10:55 – Christopher Ward w/ Lindi Ortega
11:00 – Blue Peter
11:30 – Maestro Fresh Wes
12:00 – The Spoons
12:30 – San Sebastian
1:00 – Michael Williams – DJ Set

February 5, 2011: Songs of the ’90s – Produced by Dine Alone Records and Bedlam Music Management
March 5, 2011: Songs of the ’00s – Produced by Pheromone Recordings and MapleMusic Recordings

The Juno Awards 40TH Anniversary Concert Series @ The Horseshoe Tavern

Blue Peter will be performing as part of THE JUNO AWARDS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT SERIES @ THE HORSESHOE TAVERN on Saturday, January 8.

Artists include Chalk Circle, Maestro Fresh Wes, Platinum Blonde, and Rik Emmett of Triumph. They will be joined by Modern Superstitions and San Sebastian. Foremost past MuchMusic VJ Christopher Ward will host the event; one of four concerts in celebration of the JUNO Awards‟ 40th Anniversary. The Songs of the 80s, is produced by Last Gang Entertainment.

Tickets are now on sale for all JUNO Decades shows. Tickets ($20 each) can be purchased in advance at ticketmaster.ca or by phoning (416) 870-8000; or in person at The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen St. W), Soundscapes (572 College St. W) and Rotate This (801 Queen St. W); or online at Maplemusic.com. Proceeds will go to MusiCounts, Canada‟s music education charity associated with CARAS.

Performances start at 9:30pm

The Juno Awards 40TH Anniversary Concert Series @ The Horseshoe Tavern

Blue Peter will be performing as part of THE JUNO AWARDS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT SERIES @ THE HORSESHOE TAVERN on Saturday, January 8.

Artists include Chalk Circle, Maestro Fresh Wes, Platinum Blonde, and Rik Emmett of Triumph. They will be joined by Modern Superstitions and San Sebastian. Foremost past MuchMusic VJ Christopher Ward will host the event; one of four concerts in celebration of the JUNO Awards‟ 40th Anniversary. The Songs of the 80s, is produced by Last Gang Entertainment.

Angus MacKay, co-founder of Ready Records

Angus Mackay, the co-founder of Ready Records (with Andy Crosbie) died this week. Angus had been battling unbeatable cancer since December.

Ready Records was formed in 1979 and Angus and Andy produced some of the earliest releases which included The Demics' "New York City" and Blue Peter's "Test Patterns For Living". Angus also produced and played guitar for Ready Records act Steve Blimkie and The Reason.

Angus’s family has organized a celebration/memorial for him on June 27th. The details are below.

Please join us for a celebration of Angus's life at Clarke Memorial Hall, 161 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga, Ontario on Sunday June 27, 2010 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

Donations in Angus's memory can be made to Ian Anderson House, Oakville, Ontario.

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