Fembots Return With Third Album, Cross-Canada Tour

Published: 2005-09-13
Paper Bag recording artists Fembots (namely Toronto twosome Dave MacKinnon and Brian Poirier) are back with their first album since 2003's critical favourite Small Town Murder Scene. Entitled The City, the album was released just last week on Paper Bag Recordings and is, their bio tells us, an album that brings "the stark black and white vision of their earlier albums into full technicolour bloom, all the while remaining true to the emotional core of the songs."

To celebrate its release, the band has booked an extensive Canadian tour that will take them to both the east and west coasts and most other points in between. The eastern part of the tour will include a couple o' gigs with Hawksley Workman as well as a show with Ted Leo. The Ontario-West portion, meanwhile, will feature a monster travelling bill that includes Luke Doucet, The Shout Out Out Out Outs (yes, that is their name) and Whitey Houston. That's Whitey Houston, by the way, not the one and only Mrs. Bobby Brown. Though either way would rule.

So get yerself a copy of The City from your local record shop and catch the band at one (or, if you're either obscenely rich or a member of the band, all) of the following venues:

September 23, Toronto, ON - Supermarket (The City CD Release Party w/Two Minute Miracles)
October 11, Fredericton, NB - The Tap Room (w/Ted Leo)
October 12, Charlottetown, PEI - Baba's
October 13, Saint John, NB - Tapp's Brew Pub (w/The Meligrove Band)
October 14, Halifax, NS - The Marquee (w/Hawksley Workman)
October 15, Antigonish, NS - St. FX University (w/Hawksley Workman)
October 16, Quebec City, QC - Le Temps Partiel

All following shows with Luke Doucet, The Shout Out Out Out Outs and Whitey Houston

October 17, Waterloo, ON - Bombshelter (University of Waterloo)
October 20, Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
October 21, Ottawa, ON - Zaphod's
October 22, Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
October 23, Hamilton, ON - Underground
October 24, North Bay, ON - Wylder's
October 25, Thunder Bay, ON - Warp 9
October 26, Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
October 28, Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub
October 29, Calgary, AB - Mac Hall (University of Calgary)
November 2, Vancouver, BC - Richard's On Richards
November 4 & 5, Edmonton, AB - Power Plant

Writer: Neil McDonald



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