Published Oct 15, 2020Ahead of their newly rescheduled "Horseshoe Hootenanny" performance next month, Toronto rockers UIC have shared live footage from a concert held at the city's Danforth Music Hall back in 2018.
Without COVID regulations in place to allow safe attendance to the favoured 1,400-person capacity east-end venue, the band's concert video is a welcomed, virtual return to live music in a city itching to return to its former glory.
Having warmed up the crowd for MC5/MC50 supergroup for their Kick Out the Jams 50th anniversary performance on September 19, 2018, the band now share footage from the show, remembering the moment as one of the myriad influences on their forthcoming album, FM Hill.
Among the songs performed that evening was their forthcoming record's title track. According to a release, "FM Hill" is about how the band's founding members "would drive to a high point of land outside of Exeter, Ontario so they could party all night and listen to Detroit radio stations."
They said: "It's particularly fitting that a band influenced by Detroit rock and roll (Stooges, Alice Cooper and MC5) got the opportunity to perform with MC50, celebrating the legendary live album Kick Out the Jams."
FM Hill will arrive in full on October 23 through the UIC's Like Ninety Records, with vinyl pressings arriving on October 30. Soon, fans will get a chance to catch live cuts of the record in person. The band will host their album release party at the Horseshoe Tavern on November 21, with streams of the show available until December 23.
Until then, watch the video below.