We played our first gig post-studio this past Thursday at Spin Gallery in Toronto as part of the In The Mix sessions. Thanks for Hri and Luis with In The Mix and VJ Toute Suite for asking us to play. We had a good turnout – thanks to everyone who made it out to support us! We had an amazing time playing all the new material…it was mostly instrumental. We even had some interpretive dance going on behind us.
We ran through a 23 min set:
Intro – Maniacal
Angels With Their Eyes Sewn Shut
With Love From…
Let Me Go
Outro – Eyes
We are planning to pull together a full vocal set in very early 2008, so connect with us at the official Your Pretend Boyfriend MySpace to keep up-to-date about our upcoming gigs.
Last night, I saw the She Wants Revenge gig at Opera House in Toronto. The sound was muddy, but the band was in fine form even with the horrible acoustics. Justin and Adam played material from the new album as well as older underground hits. Even with some wanky crowd surfer, and the loss of momentum after Justin had to eject the crowd surfer for hitting some other concert goers, they played, danced and got the SWR fans completely pumped up!
Last night, Justice were playing in Toronto with Midnight Juggernauts at Circa – we were guestlisted but the show was insanely over-booked and to make a long protracted story shorter, they didn’t have room on the guestlist in the end; so no Justice / MJ for us!
After getting ‘punked’ by the guestlist police, I started walking along John and then Queen with my buddy Andrew (he’ll be throwing down some dance tunes soon for your ears), we had a few drinks at Shanghai Cowgirl until just before midnight. At that point, I started on my way home…navigating the streetcar tracks construction which forces you to detour even on foot. While navigating the yellow construction fence maze at Queen and Bathurst, I met my friend Jay and she was going to Rok Boutique on Bathurst Street. I hadn’t been yet and wanted to check it out, so I joined her for a drink. RB is a great bar for the rock scenesters (nice interior, small patio, intimate space inside) – the dj also spun some Joy Division, Sisters of Mercy, Placebo and PWEI which put a smile on my face. I will definitely have to check it out another night!
Later today, we are in rehearsals for our Spin Gallery set on Thursday Oct 25th, 2007. We’ll definitely be making a post after rehearsal is done!