Kazoo! #147 – Sept 26th: SHOTGUN JIMMIE / ESTHER GREY / SEQUIN KIT
World traveler, collaborator, under-dog, hard-working man, Shotgun Jimmie staked his claim for the hearts and minds of millions with (the Polaris long-listed) Transistor Sister in 2010. In addition to being one of the hardest working singer-songwriters around, touring endlessly in support of an ever-growing catalogue, Shotgun Jimmie is also one of the nicest, unfailingly sincere guys in Canada. He plays sing-along indie rock that comes straight from his heart of gold and, like the Midas touch, turns everything around it into the same.
Esther Grey is a Guelph-based guitar and drums duo, often joined on stage by friends, serving up dusty garage folk. With an attraction to junk shop instruments and lo-fi sound, Esther Grey draw inspiration from cartoons, dreams, and yard sale paperbacks. January marked the band’s first release, a split EP with Tyson and his Game Boy recorded in their home studio, Little Room Labs, and released on local cassette periodical, Cassettestival.
New project from Hamilton’s Brenden Orange and Co. Their debut Guelph show, you don’t want to miss this!