Wednesday, 29 July 2009

No No Zero Back! Majewski! Poster Show!

I didn’t want to prematurely announce that No No Zero were back before we had a show booked, just in case everything fell through and I looked like an overexcited moron. Now that we do have a show (of which more below), I am happy to announce that the band is back in gear & have been working up a blistering new set for the last month or so.

Perhaps the first thing you should know is that No No Zero is greatly reduced in personnel, at least for the time being – aside from yours truly, we have Zak Hanna on the guitar & Mark Jarrett on the drums. And that’s it! Maximum ARGH, minimum membership.

Alumni Josh Bauman (also of Quest For Fire) joined us for one jam while he was in town, and Greg 'Sweets' Sweetland has tried to make it back too, but is simply in too many bands right now for that to work. Jamie & Johnny meanwhile are still happily rocking away with Catl.

Will we be three at our first show back? Only time will tell. As to the show –- it is Poster Show IV, the last in a very successful series of events in which bands mingle happily with band posters, and both the eyes and the ears are left well satisfied. This year is supposedly the last ever, and is taking place Friday, September 4th at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall Branch 344, 1395 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto (near the Palais Royale).

This is a special edition of an already special show, not only because it may be the last, but because it's honouring one of the best poster artists on the scene, as well as a hell of a great guy, the recently-deceased Michal Majewski. Proceeds are to go to Mike's family & loved ones. They'll be a display of his posters at the show, in addition to the usual amazing cornucopia of poster artists and their posters.

Mike was a musician as well as a visual artist, playing bass in the heavy, heavy FATO, and the musical bill at Poster Show IV is what has me most excited of all. The line-up is: The Ancestors, Sun RaRaRa, No No Zero, Quest For Fire, and finally those fabulous funky kings from Oshawa named Anagram.

This is a great, great bill, and I am really looking forward to seeing everybody play. If I weren't expected to actually, you know, perform, I know what I'd be putting under my tongue beforehand, and it wouldn't be a breathmint.

SEPT 4 2009

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