Friday, 30 December 2011

TORONTO - TONIGHT w/ ELECTRIC SIX

We had such a good time in Hamilton on Wednesday, we decided to do it again.

Tonight
The Horseshoe Tavern
Toronto, ON
ELECTRIC SIX (detroit)
CHILD BITE (detroit)
BIRTHDAY BOYS

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

TONIGHT - HAMILTON w/ ELECTRIC SIX

Tonight at THE CASBAH in Hamilton, ON, BIRTHDAY BOYS will reunite with Detroit's ELECTRIC SIX. It's a gift you can't fit under a tree, so come down to THE CASBAH early and catch the whole show. See you there.
BB

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Saturday, 10 December 2011

ELECTRIC SIX + BIRTHDAY BOYS... TORONTO + HAMILTON

Christmas is a time to spend with friends....

ELECTRIC SIX
+ BIRTHDAY BOYS
The Casbah Lounge
HAMILTON, ON
Wed. Dec. 28th  $17.50
Buy Tickets Here


ELECTRIC SIX
+ BIRTHDAY BOYS
The Horseshoe Tavern
TORONTO, ON
Fri. Dec. 30
$18.50 Adv @Tm-Hs-Rt-Ss

a facebook page will soon prove these events to be real.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

FROM THE VAULT: BIRTHDAY BOYS + ARKELLS = SPRINGSTEEN

Some of you may remember a year ago or so Birthday Boys toured across Canada writing and posting a new song everyday. This was a bonus number recorded backstage at Alexander Keith's birthday party in Halifax, NS. Max of The Arkells joins Jordan and Jeremy on this rendition of Springsteen's "I'm On Fire". All 30 songs can be heard at www.birthdayboysmusic.com/30songs

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE...

GRAEME KENNEDY (of your beloved Birthday Boys) will be performing this Thursday at Port Hope's Cameco Capitol Theatre as part of "Till things are brighter: The Songs of Johnny Cash". This is a benefit for the Greenwood Coalition - they do good things, check them out www.greenwoodcoalition.com. Here's the FACEBOOK EVENT for the Show - a lot of other great acts are involved!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

HORSESHOE TAVERN - TONIGHT - LAST SHOW OF THE MONTH

Birthday Boys' wrap up the Ontario Residency Tour with a final show at The Horseshoe Tavern Tonight - with The Balconies!

TONIGHT
THE LEGENDARY HORSESHOE TAVERN
TORONTO, ON

Eamon McGrath - 9:30
The Sweet Mack - 10:30
BIRTHDAY BOYS - 11:30
The Balconies - 12:30

Thursday, 27 October 2011

BIRTHDAY BOYS + THE BALCONIES in OTTAWA TONIGHT!

TONIGHT

LIVE LOUNGE

128 YORK ST.

OTTAWA, ON

BIRTHDAY BOYS and THE BALCONIES

+ THE GALLOP

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

HAMILTON - TONIGHT

TONIGHT @ THE CASBAH
BIRTHDAY BOYS
+ TOPANGA
+ ANIMAL FARM
+ EMPLOYEES ONLY

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

GUESTLIST GIVEAWAY FOR HAMILTON TOMORROW NIGHT...

Wanna get on the guestlist for BIRTHDAY BOYS + BALCONIES at the Casbah in Hamilton Wednesday night?!

Just email your favorite BIRTHDAY BOYS song-title to INFO@BIRTHDAYBOYSMUSIC.COM

spots are limited so get 'em in fast!
(there might be some free swag for the runners up...)

BB

Monday, 24 October 2011

THIS WEEK IN SHOWS...

This week has BIRTHDAY BOYS playing their last weekend of their Ontario Residency Tour - and there are some changes to note: The Toronto show is at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on SATURDAY, and the Peterborough show is at The Red Dog on FRIDAY. Other than that it's pretty straightforward. THE BALCONIES are joining us for the weekend, which we are excited about - they are a great band, so make sure you come out and catch the whole show!
http://www.facebook.com/TheBalconies
www.facebook.com/birthdayboysmusic
WED. OCT. 26 - HAMILTON - THE CASBAH w/ THE BALCONIES + Animal Farm + Topanga + Employees Only
THURS. OCT. 27 - OTTAWA - 88.5 LIVE LOUNGE w/ THE BALCONIES + The Gallop
FRI. OCT 28 - PETERBOROUGH - THE RED DOG w/ THE BALCONIES + Meteor Empire
SAT. OCT. 29 - TORONTO - THE HORSESHOE TAVERN w/ THE BALCONIES + The Sweet Mack + FREE BIRTHDAY BOYS SINGLE with admission!!!
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THIS SATURDAY IN TORONTO...

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Saturday, 22 October 2011

TONIGHT - PETERBOROUGH

TONIGHT
BIRTHDAY BOYS
+ MOKOMOKAI
+ HANDS AND TEETH
+ LOWLANDS
RED DOG TAVERN
PETERBOROUGH
SHOW STARTS @ 10
ONLY $5

Friday, 21 October 2011

TONIGHT - KINGSTON

TONIGHT
BIRTHDAY BOYS
+ LOWLANDS
+ HANDS AND TEETH
MERCHANT TAP HOUSE
KINGSTON, ON
SHOW STARTS AT 10pm

Thursday, 20 October 2011

TORONTO - TONIGHT!!!

TONIGHT
BIRTHDAY BOYS
+ HANDS AND TEETH
+ LOWLANDS
@ SNEAKY DEE's
TORONTO
ONLY $5 !!!!
doors at 9

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

PACKING UP THE TEETH

Hands and Teeth just finished up a great set in London - heading to Sneaky Dee's in Toronto tomorrow night - don't miss 'em! Things get started at 10pm tomorrow with Lowlands.

WANT ON THE GUESTLIST - TONIGHT - IN LONDON?!

WANT GUESTLIST SPOTS FOR TONIGHT IN LONDON?!
-EMAIL info@birthdayboysmusic.com with the Subject "GUESTLIST"
- put your name in the body of the email
-you will recieve an email reply telling you if you made the list... it's that easy.

... ... TONIGHT!!!!
BIRTHDAY BOYS
+ LOWLANDS
+ HANDS AND TEETH
CALL THE OFFICE
LONDON, ON

BLOG ON BLOG...










SHAWN BRADLEY runs FADERNOISE RECORDING - The studio in which all things BIRTHDAY BOYS are created. He has also started writing a blog for Canadian Musician called "Other Side Of The Tracks: A Recording Blog". It's good, check it out.
Not convinced? FADERNOISE RECORDING is also the birthplace of recordings by ELECTRIC SIX, RIKERS, and THE REASON, to name a few - and on this weeks Blog he talks to 3x Grammy Winner - DAVID BOTTRIL (Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Silverchair +++).
Now do what yer told.

Monday, 17 October 2011

THIS WEEK IN SHOWS...

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This week sees Birthday Boys playing four more shows in their Ontario Residency Tour - London, Toronto, Kingston, and Peterborough...

WED. OCT. 19 - CALL THE OFFICE - LONDON, ON  w/ Lowlands + Hands and Teeth

THURS. OCT. 20 - SNEAKY DEE'S - TORONTO, ON  w/ Lowlands + Hands and Teeth

FRI. OCT. 21 - MERCHANT TAP HOUSE - KINGSTON, ON  w/ Lowlands + Hands and Teeth

SAT. OCT. 22 - THE RED DOG - PETERBOROUGH, ON  w/ Mokomokai + Lowlands + Hands and Teeth

Friday, 14 October 2011

OH NO, YOU CAN'T CATCH ME!

Every picture from last night's show at Sneaky Dee's is a blur - either we were shakin' our shit at incredible speeds or our photographer had a hangover. Guess we'll find out next week - Thursday Night @ Sneaky Dee's
Toronto, ON
Doors at 9 - ONLY $5

KINGSTON - TONIGHT

We're bringing our traveling Rocknroll circus to Kingston tonight - for the first of two shows at The Merchant Tap House this month. With us will be Toronto's Swampy-stompy-blues goddess - The Coppertone.

TONIGHT (fri O. 14)
BIRTHDAY BOYS
+ THE COPPERTONE
THE MERCHANT TAP HOUSE
KINGSTON, ON
Show starts @ 10

Thursday, 13 October 2011

TALKING SETLIST

The Archives just finished up, Recordbreaker are just getting started. Jordan and Graeme are figuring out the SETLIST before The Coppertone come up. BIRTHDAY BOYS on at 11:30 - c'mon down.

TORONTO - TONIGHT

TONIGHT @ SNEAKY DEE'S
BIRTHDAY BOYS
+ THE COPPERTONE
+ RECORDBREAKER
+ THE ARCHIVES

9pm - ONLY $5 !!!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

AS WE SPEAK....

The Coppertone are killing it in London tonight - make sure to catch them with us at Sneaky Dee's in Toronto on Thursday - and the Merchant Tap House in Kingston on Friday.

LONDON - TONIGHT @ CALL THE OFFICE

BIRTHDAY BOYS
+ THE COPPERTONE
CALL THE OFFICE
LONDON, ON
TUES OCT 11
$5 !!!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

TONIGHT - PETERBOROUGH

Tonight at THE RED DOG in Peterborough

BIRTHDAY BOYS
+ INDIAN HANDCRAFTS
+ CHARMING RUINS

This is our last show with INDIAN HANDCRAFTS - they are a rippin' stoner-punk two-piece. be sure to come down early. This is a picture of Jer and I accidentally dressed like the white stripes. They are a two piece too - see the connection?

Thursday, 6 October 2011

TORONTO - TONIGHT

BIRTHDAY BOYS
+ INDIAN HANDCRAFTS
at
SNEAKY DEE's
TORONTO, ON
THURS. OCT 6

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

OCTOBER RESIDENCY TOUR - UPDATED DATES...



Thu October 6 - Toronto,ON - Sneaky Dee's  W/ Indian Handcrafts + more
Fri October 7 - Ottawa, ON - Cafe Deckuf  W/ Indian Handcrafts + more
Sat October 8 - Peterborough, ON - Red Dog W/ Indian Handcrafts + Charming Ruins

Tues October 11 - London, ON - Call The Office W/ The Coppertone + more
 
Thu October 13 - Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's W/ The Coppertone + more
Fri October 14 - Kingston, ON - Merchant Tap House W/ The Coppertone + more
Sat October 15 - Peterborough, ON - Red Dog W/ Bumpin Tacos + Pyramid Screams + Rep By Pop

Wed October 19 - London, ON - Call the Office  W/ Lowlands + Hands and Teeth
Thu October 20 - Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's  W/ Lowlands + Hands and Teeth
Fri October 21 - Kingston, ON - Merchant Tap House  W/ Lowlands + Hands and Teeth
Sat October 22 - Peterborough, ON - Red Dog  W/ Lowlands + Hands and Teeth + Mokomokai

Wed October 26 - Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
Thu October 27 - Ottawa, ON - Live Lounge  W/ The Balconies
Fri October 28 - Peterborough, ON - Red Dog  W/ The Balconies + Meteor Empire
Sat October 29, 2011 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern W/ The Balconies



Monday, 22 August 2011

AGAINST ME! / BIRTHDAY BOYS / ST. ALVIA - TONIGHT @ MOD CLUB

We'll be taking the stage at 8pm tonight for the Against Me! show at The Mod Club in Toronto. Come Early, Stay Late!

Volume is power

Thursday, 18 August 2011

CONCRETE ROSES

This is the floor in my workshop - every time i look down I develop a sudden urge to listen to Stone Roses. Not such a bad thing....
gsk

Monday, 8 August 2011

STUDIO SCIENCE

Jordan has an early 60's Roy Smeck hollowbody that he rarely gets to use 'cause it hums and squeals and is far too cool to stay in tune. But he's using it anyway. Not even the grounding issue has stopped him - as you can see he's taped a wire from the pickup to his shoulder to stop one of it's pesky hums, finally becoming the part-guitar-part-man-part-electrical-tape-beast that he always felt he should be. The transition is complete. Guitarman cometh.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Something old something new something borrowed something blue ish....

Yet another shot from Shawn Bradley's fadernoise productions studio.  Birthday Boys were recording new tracks a few weeks ago, this pic is during the recording of Something for Nothing.

I'm playing a 1985 Maco Traditionals tb-1, ever heard of it? nor had I.  It was purchased in San Diego and the strings hadn't been changed since the late 80's!!!!!!!!! it sounded like a dying muskrat gasping for it's last beautiful breath.  Ugly, but perfect in it's defeat I suppose.  The pickups were loose and partially hanging out.  It was last used on Mellowdrone's Glassblower in 2000 in LA.

Check out the studio and all things fadernoise here http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fadernoise-Recording/113412975393191?v=info.

Stay tuned for more tidbits of information that you wont need until someone asks if you know us, which you will, because we'll be huge.  They'll  be all like, "oh hey, do you know this awesome band Birthday Boys"? Then you'll be all like "heck yeah, did you know the guitar in something for nothing was blah blah blah..." get it? Uber cool, that's what I thought.
JM

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

PARLOUR POWER

We just took some band photos in the coolest hair parlour this side of heaven. That misty being in the middle is Linz - she owns the joint, in fact she kinda runs the town. Photos to come.

Don't forget about the Horseshoe Tavern show this Thurs (July 21).

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

TAKIN' IT TO THE TAXMAN

We're gonna be in Toronto at the Horseshoe Tavern on Thursday July 21 - with Skirt Chasers, Huddle, and Lovely Killbots. We're on at 11:30 and tickets are a steal at 6 dollars, AND, we pay the HST!!!
Because here at Birthday Boys - we give you more than just hearing loss, we give you the misguided feeling that you're getting a deal. 


Don't forget to tell your "friends" that you're going.
gsk

Saturday, 2 July 2011

HIGHWAY 7 REVISITED

Jordan and I are on our way home from the studio. We got two new ones done - some tunes no one has heard. Tentative titles:
- White Light Visions
- Something for Nothing
Though we may change 'something for nothing' to 'Sumfin4Nuffin' in an attempt to fit into the 'generation text' popular music landscape. The jury is still out on that one, so cast you vote here.
gsk

I'M HEARING THINGS

Sunday, 12 June 2011

RENE BURRI

I picked this up today
It's a magazine/catalogue/book of 100 Rene Burri photographs. I had no idea who Rene Burri was when I bought it, and I know little more about him now - but I love these photos. I need to find out more about him, but if you get a chance - check him out.
gsk

Monday, 6 June 2011

BOOK PAGES

Awhile back we designed some Birthday Boys books full of artwork, lyrics, upcoming tour dates and other miscellany. The books were made, but getting people to take them proved difficult. I still think some of the stuff looks cool, so before I delete the folder I've posted some here. -gsk

Saturday, 4 June 2011

PITY PARTY

Sympathy For The Rebel is celebrating it's second year of business, and because the owner of this incomparable vintage clothing shop also fronts RIKERS, was a founding member of BIRTHDAY BOYS, is responsible for any good piece of clothing we own, and happens to be my brother, we're going to help him celebrate. Details below.....
- gsk

Sympathy For The Rebel presents....
Birthday Boys
Rikers
Rep By Pop
SATURDAY JUNE 18
THE RED DOG TAVERN
Peterborough, ON
10pm/$10
Facebook Event