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The Rivoli
2000-07-29
Saturday July 29 2000
The Rivoli

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Additional Acts: Ember Swift, Think Tank Fish, The Erin Smith Band
Ticket Price: $5 at the door
Set List: Nejuan / GreenRoot / Kousharee / Meet Moot --> Moot / Swimming In Chlorine / The Stone Temple Pilots' "Interstate Love Song" / Two Tales / The Flower Song / Gratefully Nowhere / Biz / Static / Weather
Set Length: 1 hr from 1:00 - 2:00 am
Rough Attendance: 120 - 150
Caught on tape? Yes, it's in Josh's library
Poster: Black and White Dragon Swirl
Notes: The dynamic of this show was VERY odd, and we were a bit wary from the moment we loaded our gear in. The night itself seemed to be split into two separate events. The first half consisted of two bands (Ember SwiftandThe Erin Smith Band)whose fan bases (and I'm not even going to pretend to be delicate here) were largely lesbian. Once they were done, the room all but emptied out and had to refill again for Think Tank Fish and Zygote. Since the audience flow was so strange and Zygote went on so late (The lesbian bands were recording their sets for live albums, so breakdown and setup were VERY time-consuming) the audience was smaller than usual and the band had their work cut out for them.

Zygote's set itself was dynamic but featured few surprises. (With the exception of a smartly delivered rendition of "Interstate Love Song" featuring some crisp harmonies from Jer and Amir.) The rest of the show was fairly textbook, with the usual level of musical excellence attained easily and maintained throughout. The only sour note was an ambitious cross-genre attempt at The Flower Song which started to disintegrate about a third of the way through and never quite got back on track. Other than that the band hammered through a (relatively) quick set of familiar tunes that did the trick. A good show which exceeded our expectations.

SOUND GEEK SECTION

The sound levels were decent, with a nice sharp thwack to Brian's snare drum which punctuated the rhythms nicely. Vocals were well-mixed and Rivoli sound man Ron nailed the reverb loop on S.I.C. perfectly. I thought the bass sounded a bit boomy but it cleared up as you approached the front of the room. Aaron's and Jer's guitars were blended well, with Aaron popping in front of the mix as planned for certain sections, although I did catch some unwanted feedback near the end of the set that was quickly muffled.

I'm sorry to report that the photos we took of this show were completely unusable. Maybe I should learn how to use the "flash" that they've installed on these new-fangled cameras. What an age we live in....

FAN COMMENTS

The show was damn good. And that chord thing that Amir did during The Flower Song acted harmoniously. I thought Aaron was fuckin' scaling the frets faster than I could follow his hands. Brian was cracking the walls in a symphony of percussive madness! Jeremy sweats a lot and never missed a note. Shlag was makin' the overall sound of the band fluid, full, and deep, and adds a special something to the set every time. ~Zacharoo




Friday, February 3rd, 2006 : Come In From The Cold at The Opera House

Friday, March 15th, 2002 : The Rivoli

Friday, March 1st, 2002 : Havoc in Hamilton VI at The Hudson

Wednesday, February 20th, 2002 : Rafter's Pub in Sudbury

Friday, February 8th, 2002 : Feel The Love: Pre-Valentine's Day Bash at The Opera House

Saturday, December 8th, 2001 : Call The Office in London

Friday, December 7th, 2001 : The Hudson in Hamilton

Saturday, November 24th, 2001 : Kool HaĆ¼s with Big Sugar

Friday, November 23rd, 2001 : The Trasheteria in Peterborough

Thursday, November 22nd, 2001 : The Foundation in Barrie

Thursday, November 8th, 2001 : The Shot in Kingston

Friday, November 2nd, 2001 : The Opera House with Choclair

Saturday, October 27th, 2001 : The Cage in Oakville

Friday, October 26th, 2001 : The Hudson in Hamilton

Friday, October 19th, 2001 : The Capitol Theatre

Saturday, September 8th, 2001 : The Opera House

Friday, August 10th, 2001 : Molson Amphitheatre with Dave Matthews Band

Saturday, July 28th, 2001 : The Hudson in Hamilton

Thursday, July 26th, 2001 : Club Abstract in Kitchener with See Spot Run

Saturday, July 21st, 2001 : Lees Palace

Friday, July 13th, 2001 : Woodstick Festival at Kee to Bala

Friday, July 6th, 2001 : Two Tales II at the Comfort Zone

Friday, June 8th, 2001 : NXNE at The Reverb

Friday, May 4th, 2001 : In Concert at The Warehouse

Friday, April 6th, 2001 : Federation Hall at U o f Waterloo

Saturday, February 17th, 2001 : Lees Palace

Friday, January 19th, 2001 : The Opera House

Saturday, January 13th, 2001 : The Embassy in London

Friday, January 12th, 2001 : The Hudson in Hamilton

Friday, November 17th, 2000 : Zygote Into The Fray at The Rivoli

Saturday, November 11th, 2000 : The Haunt in Ithaca NY

Friday, October 6th, 2000 : In Concert at The Opera House

Saturday, September 2nd, 2000 : Two Tales at The Rivoli

Saturday, July 29th, 2000 : The Rivoli

Sunday, July 16th, 2000 : Molson Indy

Saturday, June 17th, 2000 : The Rivoli

Thursday, June 8th, 2000 : NXNE 2000 at Clintons Tavern

Saturday, May 20th, 2000 : All Ages at The Comfort Zone

Thursday, May 18th, 2000 : Rock Search 2000 at Front 54 in Thorold

Friday, April 21st, 2000 : The Rivoli

Friday, April 21st, 2000 : La Luna in Hamilton

Sunday, March 26th, 2000 : Whiskey Joes in Hamilton with The Headstones

Friday, March 17th, 2000 : St Patricks Day Bash at The Rivoli

Thursday, March 2nd, 2000 : Canadian Music Week at The 360

Saturday, February 12th, 2000 : The Rivoli

Saturday, January 22nd, 2000 : The Hudson in Hamilton

Saturday, November 6th, 1999 : The Opera House with Wide Mouth Mason

Saturday, October 16th, 1999 : The Rivoli

Friday, September 3rd, 1999 : The Rivoli

Friday, July 23rd, 1999 : The Reverb

Saturday, June 26th, 1999 : The Rivoli CD Release

Friday, May 21st, 1999 : The Rivoli

Friday, April 30th, 1999 : The Rivoli

Thursday, April 15th, 1999 : The Reverb

Saturday, December 5th, 1998 : The Rivoli

Thursday, November 19th, 1998 : The Gordon Best Theatre Peterborough

Friday, October 9th, 1998 : The Comfort Zone

Friday, October 2nd, 1998 : The Horseshoe Tavern

Saturday, September 5th, 1998 : The Horseshoe Tavern

Saturday, July 11th, 1998 : The Comfort Zone

Saturday, May 30th, 1998 : The Regency Hotel

Friday, May 29th, 1998 : The Comfort Zone

Saturday, May 23rd, 1998 : The Opera House with The Headstones

Saturday, May 23rd, 1998 : The Big Bop

Thursday, May 14th, 1998 : Lees Palace with Humphat

Saturday, May 2nd, 1998 : The Comfort Zone

Saturday, April 18th, 1998 : El Mocambo Upstairs

Thursday, April 16th, 1998 : Unplugged at The Silver Dollar with Brian Gladstone

Friday, March 20th, 1998 : The Big Bop

Friday, February 6th, 1998 : The 360

Saturday, January 31st, 1998 : Call The Office London with Zuuls Evil Disco

Friday, October 31st, 1997 : Halloween at The Original Six Sports Bar

Friday, October 17th, 1997 : El Mocambo

Friday, June 6th, 1997 : The Generator w Ron Hawkins of Lowest of the Low

Friday, May 23rd, 1997 : The Comfort Zone

Friday, April 25th, 1997 : The Comfort Zone

Saturday, March 29th, 1997 : The 360 with Black Cabbage

Saturday, March 15th, 1997 : AE Pi Frat Party at The Reverb

Friday, January 31st, 1997 : The Comfort Zone with Andru Branch

Saturday, January 25th, 1997 : The Warehouse with Fishbone

Thursday, January 23rd, 1997 : Red Dog Tavern Peterborough with Tied To The Tracks

Monday, November 4th, 1996 : The Horseshoe Tavern

Friday, September 27th, 1996 : The Generator

Saturday, July 27th, 1996 : The Honey Pot

Saturday, June 8th, 1996 : El Mocambo

Friday, April 5th, 1996 : El Mocambo

Friday, October 7th, 1994 : The Opera House with Infinity

Thursday, June 23rd, 1994 : Classic Studios

Friday, June 10th, 1994 : The Shamrock

Saturday, May 8th, 1993 : Rock n Roll Challenge II at The Spectrum


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