Posts tagged ‘bassploits’

February 26, 2018

Mr. Jr. in Barrie!

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♫ Saturday March 3rd! in Barrie on the bassy thingy with cowpunkers Mr. Jr. as part of a FANtastic night at The Foxx Lounge Rock Bar & Hotdoggery! FB event: Mr. JR / Frankie and Jimmy / A Couple Anancies / Group Therapy!

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February 17, 2018

4 shows in Toronto in a week!

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lots of fun bass gigs in the big city this week.  drop by if yer able!

♫ Sunday Feb 18th – afternoon set with Mr. Jr. at the Old Nick Pub as part of  Groopiefolk – Feb 16-18 at The Old Nick!

♫ Tuesday Feb 20th – with Mr. Jr. at Bovine Sex Club!

♫ Friday Feb 23rd – with Frankie Foo – Ska, Rocksteady and R&B! at Grossman’s Tavern!

♫ Saturday Feb 24th – with Mr. Jr. at The RED Light for a special opening set!
FB event: The Thinly Veiled Double Entendres & Mr. Jr at The Red Light

January 24, 2018

winter wonderland weekend tour 2018

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celebrating the end of the month with a date in Kingston and Ottawa with Mr. Jr!

January 17, 2018

toronto & whitby this weekend!

live on the bassy thingy for shows in Toronto and Whitby this weekend! woohoo!

July 27, 2017

skipthedj August 2017 sked

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

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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

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)

http://www.horseshoetavern.com/event/1261531-copper-crown-piffbreak-toronto/

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)

http://www.leespalace.com/event/1292167-tonemirror-sevilles-dorval-toronto/

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)

March 31, 2016

upcoming gigs and parties update!

catch us LIVE at these upcoming events! (last updated March 31, 2016)

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Saturday  April 3: bass with Lazarus & the Luddites at the Tennesse, Toronto 5-7p

  

Monday April 4: bass with Lazarus & the Luddites at Castro’s, Toronto 8-11p

Thursday April 7: bass with Mixtape at the Study in Midland time TBA

Saturday April 16: SKIPAPALOOZA VI featuring CATL, The Huarches & Dub Trinity at the Foxx Lounge Rock Bar and Hotdoggery, Barrie 9p+ https://www.facebook.com/events/1553027724987861/

Friday April 22: bass/percussion fun with  Bruce at the Local Gastropub, Barrie 7-11p

Friday May 20: bass/percussion fun with Hayley Carro at the Local Gastropub, Barrie 7-11p

October 6, 2015

is it even worth wasting our breath?

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ah, maybe.  if you don’t try, then you will never know. we’ve been giving this a lot of thought over the past two weeks so in the spirit of Canadian Thanksgiving, lets giv’r.
so after 2 yrs back with TooNice, we were blindsided to find out via text early one recent Sunday morning that our services were no longer required. we were floored!  did not see this coming at all! hindsight being 20/20, perhaps the signs were there earlier when plans we being made without or with minimal consultation, we were being left in the dark and our ideas weren’t getting any consideration.  but in the heat of those moments, you don’t add things together quite that way until you have been kicked to the curb. playing over 200 shows in 2 years was definitely a treat and something we will never forget but the way we were shown the door will leave many a memory tarnished.
which led us to thinking about how horrible most (and there are exceptions to everything) musicians treat each other. its not just this situation in particular but others we have experienced or heard of other musicians experiencing. its one thing to treat friends, co-workers and family with civility and common sense courtesy despite some of their short-comings but then it appears to be a completely different way amongst musicians.  the way we treat each other with a certain absence of ethics just sadly seems to be the norm rather than the exception.  its hard to take the knife sometimes yes.  we’ve been fired before but it always comes as a shocker.  the apparent lack of rules and then suddenly “rules” come out of nowhere and get applied when the ends justify the means. it is a quite humourous and ridiculous way of going about relationships and is hardly a healthy way for an industry to run.  especially when one considers the tasks at hand are based on a high level of passion, commitment and also can be physically and sometimes stressfully demanding.  then boom, they are gone. all of the sudden the rug is swiped out from under you.
don’t get us wrong, its a LOT OF FUN being a musician and that’s why we love it so! but perhaps that’s also why a lot of the basic ethical treatment of fellow human beings gets cast aside as well.  we will put up with a lot to reap the rewards but along the way, we let a lot of ugliness rear its head without much second thought. then at crunch time, points of view don’t get considered and before you know it, its my way or the highway or you get run out of town and in the end you just gotta say “its a crazy musical ride” and carry on.  is music a business?  is it friends?  is it a family? is it all the above, some or none of the above? is it an entity onto itself? the blurring of the lines and addition of so many factors and viewpoints really make the music industry unique. there truly are 2 sides to a coin. then you get into perception playing a big part when there is a lack of communication while living in the fast lane. who’s in the right? who’s in the wrong? who knows but we may even be breaking some mythical “rule” by even posting about this and trying to create some food for thought.
so regardless, its fun times indeed.  past, present and future(yet to be written).  there were many fun and great moments that we we will keep as learning experiences and this is now the end of TooNice v3.0 (read about 2.0 here).  now we very much look forward to whatever lies ahead but it will be with more humility and knowledge than before. hope springs eternal but now we are somewhat wiser!
October 2, 2015

PartyTober Dates!



October Fun!

Friday Oct. 2nd – Resident Dj for Montreal Ska Fest at Petit Campus, Montreal – 8p til close
https://www.facebook.com/events/1615684882048528/
Saturday Oct. 3rd – Resident Dj for Montreal Ska Fest at Petit Campus, Montreal – 8p til close
https://www.facebook.com/events/1064695006873912/
Friday Oct 16th – Bass/Percussion with Hayley Carro at the Local Gastropub. Barrie – 7 til close
http://thelocalgastropub.com/
Friday Oct 23 – Bass/Percussion with Hayley Carro at the Sawdust City Saloon, Gravenhurst – 8 til 11
http://www.sawdustcitybrewing.com/events-news/
Thursday Oct 29 – Drums with The Mightabins at Silver Dollar, Toronto – Set time TBA
http://www.silverdollarroom.com/ https://www.facebook.com/themightabins

August 12, 2014

Girl I’m Gonna Make U Sweat

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morning dew?

so over the weekend, we took the bass outta the case to find it covered in a coating of damp dew.  which has us wondering if this happens more & we just don’t know it?

here are the deats of the events:

  • gig the previous night ended around midnight beside Georgian Bay
  • bass loaded & stayed in the vehicle overnight
  • took out bass around 11am the next morning when we arrived at our next show only to find it soaking wet

how it ended up this way has us scratching our heads.  was is the temp change from night to day? was it cuz we were further inland?  did it have to do with the time of night we put the bass in the case?

usually (ok, 9 times outta 10), we bring the bass inside with us overnight but since we were back on the road again in 6 hours, we didn’t this time.  if that was the big factor, we will never do it again.  if this has been happening more often and we just didn’t realize it, we will be taking it out of the case or opening the case every night as well.  from now on, we will be tracking this phenomenon!