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The Embassy in London
Saturday January 13 2001
The Embassy in London

Additional Acts: Mr. Morningstar, Little Hands Of Concrete
Ticket Price: $5 at the door
Set List: Biz / Two Tales / Camouflage / Moot with Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Chlid Of Mine" intro / GreenRoot / Static with The Beastie Boys' "Gratitude" tease / New Funk Tune / Gratefully Nowhere / Kousharee with old-school Zygote "Mourning Dog" tease / Swimming In Chlorine / Weather
Set Length: 1 hour, ten minutes from 11:35 - 12:45
Rough Attendance: 110 - 140
Caught on tape? no dude. Adam Mouyal caught some of the set on video.
Poster: no again (we used blank leftover samurai posters for local promo)
Notes: This gig finished up our brief out-of-town stint and was pretty good but not great. The staff at the Embassy was warm and accommodating and went out of their way to help us out. Openers L.H.o.C. were decent considering that it was their first gig ever, but goth-rockers Mr.Morningstar seemed to chase more people out of the room than they attracted. The sound in the room was okay but some underlying electrical problems were causing occasional feedback and an omnipresent reverb leeched much of the spirit out of the room. The band burst out of the gate with a supercharged rendition of Biz and maintained that energy level for a while, but as songs went by the set gained a dry hurried feel, perhaps due to a night spent in the freezing hovel called the Motel Maple Farms. (See the 01/12/01 review for details.) The pace picked up again near the end of the set, and the band closed the evening with a bang as usual. The highlight of the evening was certainly Amir's brief stint into insanity for the second half of Weather that injected some life into the band and was great fun to watch. Also a treat was the Mourning Dog plug in Kousharee. For the Zygote historians out there, this song was a setlist staple way back in '93 and was partially resurrected (without lyrics) as the bridge of Funny Feeling during the Mike Helman era. Nicely handled vocals by Jer here, especially considering he hasn't sung 'em in six or seven years.

Oh yeah, as midnight hit, so did Ovakim's birthday. Said Jer:

"This song is called GreenRoot, and it's dedicated to Aaron. A GreenRoot is something that will blossom into something beautiful, and that's you, buddy. Happy Birthday."

-sniff- Brings a tear to my eye, and wrung a compassionate "awww" sound from the audience.

Once the set drew to a close, we headed upstairs for a long night of mayhem in our extremely sketchy lodgings. We thought the Motel Maple Farms was bad until we saw this place. Let's just say that years of punk bands have turned the complimentary "3-bedroom suite" into a total crack den. I slept fully-clothed with my jacket for a blanket on a mattress that smelled like ass. The bathroom didn't have hot water, toilet paper, or a working lightbulb. Whee. Still, an awesome night of partying and some fun memories.

Pictures of this show will be up (you guessed it) as soon as I have 'em developed. Check back soon.

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