Published Jul 14, 2008First Silver Jews, now Shellac.
Two of the most beloved, long-standing, underground American bands around never visited Ontario or Quebec, but things are turning around for Canadians. As previously reported, Silver Jews are rectifying this matter in early September and now comes word that Shellac will play shows in Toronto and Montreal.
Though it may not seem like Earth-shattering news, it should be noted that Steve Albini, Todd Trainer and Bob Weston have been in Shellac for almost 16 years and while theyve frequently referenced our country in their music, their first and only shows here saw them cross Western Canada in 1999. This mid-September, Shellac will play the Horseshoe in Toronto and do a two-night stint at La Sala Rossa in Montreal.
When reached for comment on this breakthrough, Shellac bassist/vocalist/Q&A moderator/Watch Song cowbell striker Bob Weston spoke of practicality.
"We live in Chicago/Minneapolis and we agreed to play All Tomorrows Parties in the Catskills. Its a long drive from Chicago to the Catskills, and so we figured wed play a few shows along the way to break up the drive. Detroit, Toronto, and Montreal are on the way. Also, it gives us a chance to get into good form for the ATP show.
So Canada is practice. Still, Shellac are coming to town.
Shellac tour dates:
9/15 Royal Oak MI, Crofoot
9/16 Toronto ON, Horseshoe Tavern
9/17 Montreal QC, La Sala Rossa w/ A Place to Bury Strangers
9/18 Montreal QC, La Sala Rossa
9/20 Monticello NY, All Tomorrows Parties - Kutshers Country Club w/ Low, Fuck Buttons, Les Savy Fav, Polvo, Thee Silver Mount Zion Orchestra, Harmonia