Pick of the Day: The Arkells

I’m pretty sure I’ve p-o-t-d’d this Hamilton-based band before. But it’s Tuesday night, and aside from a forum that Regina Car Share Co-operative is hosting at Connaught Library tonight at 7:30 p.m. (pre-register at 777-6078) not much else is going on.

Yes, the Car Share Co-op is a worthy undertaking, and definitely deserving of coverage either on our blog or in prairie dog’s print edition. But out of respect for World Car Free Day, which was held Sept. 22 in case anyone missed it, I’m going to abstain from mentioning motor vehicles in any way shape or form until the end of the month.

So it’s The Arkells. Since they were last in town (which, after some research I determined was Nov. 22 which should ring a bell for Rider fans as that was the date of the West Final against Calgary), they won the Juno Award for New Group of the Year and opened for Them Crooked Vultures at Air Canada Centre.

Tonight, they’re rocking the Exchange. Backing them up are Meligrove Band, who are touring in support of their new CD Shimmering Lights (which I bogarted when it came into the office and plan to review)  and Huron. So all in all a pretty decent bill.

Here’s video of The Arkells doing “No Champagne Socialist”. And here’s the video for Meligrove Band’s “Before We Arrive”.

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