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Kool Haüs with Big Sugar
Saturday November 24 2001
Kool Has with Big Sugar


Additional Acts: none
Ticket Price: $21 through Ticketmaster, $25 at the door
Set List: GreenRoot / Nejuan / C with The Police's "Walking on the Moon" intro / Girl Next Door / Swimming In Chlorine with Guns n' Roses' "Sweet Child Of Mine" tease / The Flower Song / Fast Funk / Saturn / Weather
Set Length: 50 minutes, from 9:35pm - 10:25
Rough Attendance: 800 at the beginning of Zygote's set, 1300 by the end of it, and 1800 for the entire night.
Caught on tape? Yes guy, finally. We got Zygote's entire set on tape, plus video footage of most of it, plus some bonus backstage footage of Zygote hangin' with some genuine rockstars.
Poster: Crawling Ants poster, Flower Man flyers

Notes: Man oh man. Zygote landed the sole opening slot at this Big Sugar gig, and the concert was HUGE. We played for our biggest audience to date, the sound was actually good, and the band was in great shape. Big Sugar drew large, and although hundreds of Zygote fans were in attendance, it was clear that the majority of the room was there to see the headlining act. Despite that, the 'Gote played hard enough to win the attention and approval of the unfamiliar crowd, and by mid-set there were plenty of unknowns rockin' along with the hardcore contingent.

The set featured GreenRoot in the pole position, and from that point the band surged forward at top speed, squeezing the best of their material into their limited set. Nejuan was a standout at this show, as was Swimming In Chlorine. The Flower Song bullied its way onto the set list and made good on its reputation, giving us all a good clear listen to Jer's story, Amir's rap, and a dirty ol' jungle outro. (Two notes about the sound here - 1. - we had Ron working the board for us and once again he has proven that he knows the 'Gote better than any other. Did you catch the subtle vocal effects he was working in here and there? 2. The new vocal P.A. at Kool Has is just awesome. I never thought I would say that about the building that used to be The Warehouse, but DAMN. All vocals were crisp and clear, not the washed-out blur that they used to be in this room. Fantastic.) Best song of the show was Fast Funk, which whipsawed along at a thousand miles an hour, the band firmly in the pocket. All too soon Weather was exploding, with an intense arabic-style vocal intro and a simply inspiring scratch solo from Ovakim.

Star Of The Show Award, by the way, goes to Ovakim. The guy is just a great big heap of entertainment up there. Not only the guitar-playing, (and don't get me wrong, the guy knows his axe better than Lizzie Borden, dropped my jaw several times durning the show tonight - Fast Funk solo and C solo particularly) but the epileptic seizures he has on stage are GREAT. Such a unique stage presence.

Big Sugar's set - holy damn. I'll tell ya, say what you want, that band came to PLAY. They played great, they sounded great, their lights and presentation were great, and they played a marathon set (nearly two hours) that featured like, ten singles and guest appearances by members of Tea Party and Big Wreck. After the show these guys all stuck around to hang out backstage, and we have some great footage of them clowning around with members of Zygote. I was surprised how down-to-earth most of these guys are - or as close to down-to-earth as a guy in a brilliant white cowboy suit can be, I guess...

A very fun night overall, our new merchandise sold well and plenty of Big Sugar fans went home with a newly purchased Zygote album. Special props out to Steve Varjas, for winning the Zygote Triple Crown by attending all three Goteshows in the past three nights. We gave out hundreds of new stickers and just had a great time overall. There will be video clips from this show up on our website soon, and live tracks may be available for download as well.


That was the best fucking show ever. Weather and Swimming In Chlorine were the shit. I brought two friends who had never heard of Zygote and they were going fucking nuts by the end. All around amazing job, too bad it was so short. Mad props to Amir, although the official show says Ovakim's m.v.p., Amir nailed that show better than anyone. See you at the next one... ~Daniel C

I would just like to say that I had a wicked ass time at your show at the Kool Haus. It was the first time I was hearing your music and I was totally blown away. I went to see Big Sugar just as something to do for my Saturday night, totally last minute. After hearing you guys I am so glad I decided to go. Wicked performance. I totally want to go to Hamilton to check you guys out for an extended gig. I didn't get a chance to talk to all of you after the show at the Kool Haus so I would like to take this opportunity to applaud you and again an amazing show. Stellar live performance. You guys have an amazing stage presence. ~Candace

Just a quick note to say how much myself and my friends enjoyed your show last night at Kool Haus. Before arriving we hadn't heard anything about you. Well, you've certainly earned some new fans. Great website to go with your great music. Looking forward to the next time I can catch a show. Keep up the good work. ~Jim C.

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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 Haüs 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

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Thursday, June 23rd, 1994 : Classic Studios

Friday, June 10th, 1994 : The Shamrock

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