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December 13, 2017

The Long Walk


once upon a time (ok, it was last spring) we spent an afternoon in a studio and recorded a few tunes.  today we finally released one of them.

stream/DL for free or PWYC.  thanks for lending an ear!


November 1, 2017

Ska La La La La 2017!

July 27, 2017

skipthedj August 2017 sked

our August 2017 sked is ready! (current as of today)


Friday July 28 – bass with Frankie Foo (Grossman’s Tavern, Toronto) + dj
Saturday July 29 – bass with Tungsten (The Moose, Lindsay)

August Dates:

Saturday August 5 – bass with Tungsten (Midnight Madness, Bobcaygeon)
Friday August 11 – acoustic night (Local Gastropub, Barrie)
Saturday August 12 – bass with Tungsten (private party)
Friday August 18 – bass with The Classy Wrecks (Lee’s Palace, Toronto)
Saturday August 19 (afternoon sets) – bass with The Classy Wrecks (Downtown Funfest, Brockville)
Saturday August 19 (evening show)- bass with The Classy Wrecks (Cafe Dekcuf, Ottawa)
Sunday August 20 – bass with The Classy Wrecks (TBA, Sudbury)
Tuesday August 22 – drums with The Mightabins (Bovine Sex Club, Toronto)
Friday August 25 – bass with Tungsten (The Grand, Lindsay)
Saturday August 26 – bass with Tungsten (Sham Rocks, Whitby)

visit here for more info via FB about Tungsten
visit here for more info via FB about The Mightabins
visit here for more info via FB about Frankie Foo and The Yoyo Smugglers
visit here for more info via FB about The Classy Wrecks

July 21, 2017

End of July dates!

after a week off, we return with shows in Toronto & Lindsay next week!

June 15, 2017

skipthedj Early Summer 2017 sked

our 2017 early summer sked is ready! (current as of today)

Saturday June 24 – bass with Tungsten (Cow & Sow, Fenelon Falls)
Friday June 30 – bass with Frankie Foo (Grossman’s Tavern, Toronto) + dj
Friday July 7 – drums with The Mightabins (Junction City Music Hall, Toronto)
Saturday July 8 – bass with Tungsten (Beaverton Bar & Grill, Beaverton)
Friday July 14 – drums with The Mightabins (the Foxx, Barrie)
Saturday July 15 – drums with The Mightabins (This Ain’t Hollywood, Hamilton) + dj
Monday July 24 – drums with The Mightabins (Monarch Tavern, Toronto)
Friday July 28 – bass with Frankie Foo (Grossman’s Tavern, Toronto) + dj
Saturday July 29 – bass with Tungsten (The Moose, Lindsay)

visit here for more info via FB about Tungsten
visit here for more info via FB about The Mightabins
visit here for more info via FB about Frankie Foo and The Yoyo Smugglers


hope to see YOU soon!

August 31, 2016

mighy foo September!

plenty of fun with the Mightabins & Frankie Foo in our September 2016 Shows! 
Thursday Sept 1: Drums with the Mightabins at the Horseshoe Tavern (9p set)

Friday Sept 2: Bass with Frankie Foo at a BBQ party

Thursday Sept 8: Drums with the Mightabins at Lee’s Palace (11:30 set)

Friday Sept 9: Bass with Ausfunkt at Cherry Cola’s

Tuesday Sept 13: watching the SPECIALS at a SOLD OUT Danforth Music Hall

Thursday Sept 29: Bass with Frankie Foo at Grossmans Tavern (8-midnight)

Friday Sept 30: Drums with the Mightabins at the Silver Dollar (early set)

Friday Sept 30: Bass with Frankie Foo at Grossmans Tavern (10:30 til close)

August 10, 2016

Review: Atte by Matt Foy


Atte – Matt Foy

I imagine going for a long walk with this as the soundtrack. Past the people too immersed in themselves to notice the world. Past the folks who live in an alternate reality. Then past the hectic, careless busy bodies that litter the streets and into the beauty of the great void beyond while listening to this.  I’d call this the soundtrack to a soundtrek.
Is it dark? Brooding? Mmmm, perhaps… if you were someone tilted in that direction.  But I like to think there is also an aura of hope here.  Perhaps its the overall fullness of sound coming from Atte that makes us think that way.  It attracts us, keeps our attention and then keeps us coming back for more. The whole sonic spectrum is well represented. Booming lows and high peaks make for a delightful ride even if its short and sweet. We don’t mind it being direct and to the point because its ON POINT. Never a dull moment & there is much to entertain your ears.  
Our initial fave track was Dead in Denmark with its addictive wall of sound approach. Its a great wake up song with its driving beat. Just imagine being hit with a refreshing ocean wave on a hot day but sonically! Plus its a definite earworm that lasts for days. Then we couldn’t get enough of the retro vibe feel of Proto Pop. The sixties rock feel starts with the shaker and just takes off from there. I’ve always felt there were words just about to be said but we’ve listened over and over & we are always left to make our own.  Perhaps that is the point but I still can’t help the feeling that they were just on the tip of our tongue. Its a fun mental game to keep replaying.  Its also a tune that reminds us of occasions where you should have said something but those things were left unsaid. But that is just us. You can take away something completely different from it and that would be totally cool too. Nowadays, we find ourselves fixated to Scooterboy. There’s just something to the swing feel and almost bass-keys-from-a-piano-like guitar sound that leaves a lasting impression.  Can’t stop humming that addictive riff.
Atte is always interesting everytime we visit and we visit often.  Pick up a copy and you too can enjoy your own soundtrek and just let it take you away…

August 8, 2016




THE NEW BEACH PARTY EP from The Mightabins!

we were captured in a studio & the results are in! 6 songs recorded live off the floor (well, mostly with only a few overdubs) & mixed at XYZed Studios in Toronto in June 2016. mastered by Mass Giorgini at Sonic Iguana.

Check it out! STREAM or DL for FREE or PWYC at:

there’s even a video for the single “never see you again“!

EP release parties planned at the Horseshoe and Lee’s Palace in Toronto in early September!

June 1, 2016

CATL + Dorval @ Foxx Lounge!

Radio Hootenanny proudly presents:

CATL plus special guests, Dorval

Saturday June 11 @ the Foxx Lounge, 16 Dunlop St E., Barrie

doors @ 9



& dj skip from Radio Hootenanny providing sonic atmosphere between sets!


Dorval on FB

FB Event

April 1, 2016

lazarus & the luddites debut wknd!

we are on the cusp of 2 debut shows over these next few days for Lazarus & the Luddites!

first up, its going to a fun supper hour show opening for the eastern folk/gypsy group Total Gadjos this Saturday at the Tennesee!

then Monday eve, we’ve a super special acoustic intimate 2 hour extravaganza planned for Castro’s Lounge!

so drop by if yer able!  it’ll be a casual & friendly, hobo folky, boppin’ country, reggaelicious rootsy hootenanny!

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