March 14, 2009

Pat LePoidevin - "Blue Tornadoes" CD Release Party at George's Fabulous Roadhouse in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

Last night was Pat LePoidevin's CD Release of his new album Blue Tornadoes. I heard him before at Stereophonic 6 at Vogue Cinema, and was excited to hear him again. It is great to be able to such a small venue in such a small town and see a really talented artist like Pat.

Side note: the concert was at George's Roadhouse, which made it to CBC Radio 3's top ten live music venues in Canada:

Top Ten, here we go! Over the past week we have collected thousands and thousands of your Searchlight votes along with hundreds of your blog comments narrowing down your favourite live venues in Canada... and now, we slash another 10 venues from our Top 20 to reveal the TOP 10!
Aeolian Hall, London ON
Amigo’s Cantina, Saskatoon SK
Baba’s Lounge, Charlottetown PE
Call The Office, London ON
The Capital Bar, Fredericton NB
George’s Fabulous Roadhouse, Sackville NB
The Grad Club, Kingston ON
Phog Lounge, Windsor ON
Starlight Social Club, Waterloo ON
Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa ON

Information about George's from CBC Radio 3:

George’s (Fabulous) Roadhouse

Sackville NB

How long has the Club Been Open:
It’s been open as a bar in one form or another since the early 1970’s

Why It Should Win Searchlight:
Because we are the little town that could.

Five Of The Best Bands That Have Played Your Club:
Corb Lund, Roomfull of Blues, Final Fantasy, Watermelon Slim, Eric’s Trip

One Of The Most Memorable Moments:
About 2 years ago we decided to raise the stage, and in order to accommodate this we had to remove part of the drop ceiling which held about 50 bags of blow in insulation. We must of missed some, because during one of the shows part of this insulation fell down onto the band and crowd making people think that the roof was coming down. No one seemed to care and they keep on partying and dancing.

A Little-Known Fact About Your Club:
The building itself has been around since the early 1900’s it used to be a three story hotel

Your Secret To Success:
Our relationship with the university students and the community

What You Would Do To Celebrate If You Win:
Would Love to throw a free show with a big name artist.

The Field Museum and the John Wayne Cover Band opened for Pat. They were entertaining but I came to see the main act. It was worth the concert beginning an hour late to hear some of his new songs. Below finally here are some pictures from that night and a full video of George the Polar Bear.

As I mentioned before, some of his music is available on the CBC Radio 3 Website. I'm far too busy and inexperienced to write a quality review, but I expect you'll see one from the phonetic elephant and/or Kellen the Aging Allisonian in the near future if you're interested.

Here's the full version of George the Polar's not the best video/sound quality...but I figured I should get a more complete recording, so here it is:

...and here's a shorter recording from Stereophonic in January:

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