The first time I went to Rancho Relaxo was in probably 2001. I saw my mom perform as a part of the inaugural Winterfolk Festival, and I was about 15. That was one of the first times I'd been in a venue of any kind in Toronto, I probably wore my Oshawa Hawkeyes letterman jacket (dork!). The last time I was at the Rancho was not so glamorous, so I'm glad to be performing at the new reboot at 300 College Street: The Old Laurel. It's now a nifty pub!
A little about Sing the Flick with Phil and Nick, the project that I'll be presenting alongside IATA, Kyle Duffin and Brian Sasaki. Sing the Flick began as a podcast in 2013, where Phil Miles (guitarist) and me watch movies we think are cool/funny/stupid and write original songs about them. We've done 16 episodes featuring films including Mad Max: Fury Road, The Notebook, and Weekend at Bernie's. We released "Sung Flux" in 2014, a compilation of our first season's best songs. If you've ever wanted to see a pure vanity project that is explicitly for fun, this is the one! Doors at 9pm, we're on 3rd.
Here's a new video we made for our Planet of the Apes song, "Take Your Stinking Paws Off Me!":