Veteran observers of the Regina music scene have a couple of chances to take a stroll down memory lane tonight. The first comes in the form of a reunion gig for one of the city’s top garage rock bands the Hot Blood Bombers. A few years ago, James Brotheridge did a cover story on the band. It’s got a sidebar discography which reveals that the band released its first album in 2005.
Hot Blood Bombers went on to release four or five more albums before going on extended hiatus in 2011. Tonight, though, they’re playing a “no cover” show at O’Hanlon’s Pub with Black Thunder and Tender Hearts. Things should get going around 11 p.m.
Also in the vein of memory lane is a show by Heidi Little. In the late ’90s and early ’00s she fronted the Heidi Little Band, and gigged around town for a few years before heading down to the U.S. to live and continue her work as a musician. Tonight she’s in town to play a show at the Exchange. Doors for that show are at 8 p.m. [Update: apparently this show was cancelled due to a family illness]
To close, here’s an uncredited video that includes the HBB’s tune “Why Do You Have To Love Me” as the soundtrack: