Monday, November 2, 2009

the Arkells wanna get next to you

These guys will always be able to make me smile.

Totally gonna be seeing the Arkells in Toronto at Lee's Palace on November the 27th. Who's with me? They released their full-length debut, Jackson Square, almost exactly one year ago and it is well worth a listen. At first, I didn't want to like them because the big hit Oh, the Boss is Coming! was played and overplayed a bit too much on Canadian radio, but a friend of mine let me borrow a copy of the album, swearing that it was the best thing she had heard in ages. I definitely warmed up to this Hamilton five piece, enough to catch one of their sets at Toronto's Busking for Change event. That's when I was completely won over. They are such amicable boys!

November the 27th at Lee's Palace. Mark it on your calender. It's gonna be an epic night, especially with both the Novaks and Sweet Thing opening.

Arkells and Temptations. The resemblance is uncanny.

The Temptations - Can't Get Next to You (mp3) (amazon) (iTunes)


Anonymous said...

thanks for your post and the original video which goes along well with the (great)Arkells in-the-van version. yes...the Lee's show will be a good one

Impressionable Youth said...

Is that you, Max? :D I choose to believe that it is until someone proves me wrong.