Pick of the Day: Lullabye Arkestra

Got a tired kid on your hands? Looking for a way to get them to fall asleep. Do not — I repeat — do not take them to see this show at the Exchange tonight. Because if you do, rather than pacify them, you’ll turn them into a mosh pit-crazed demon.

Based in Toronto, Lullabye Arkestra (pictured) are a husband and wife duo. Manning the drums is Justin Small, while Kat Taylor-Small plays bass.  Both chip in on vocals, giving them a sound that Pitchfork described in a recent review of their CD Threats/Worship as an “unholy alliance between sweaty 1960s Stax soul and ’80s hardcore speed metal”. To get you in the mood to rock out here’s the video for their song “We Fuck the Night”(YouTube)

Also on tonight, there’s a launch for three books of poetry being published by Thistledown Press. It’s at the German Club (1727 St. John) at 7:30 p.m. Featured will be Bernadette Wagner (This Hot Place), Andrew Stubbs (Endgames) and Sharon Plumb (Draco’s Children).

Also the Tansley Lecture and Thistledown Press Book Launch

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your puny human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

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  1. God, I hope my computer gets fixed soon. I haven’t been on it for four days, and am thus unable to log onto the blog because I don’t know my password. I have a few pick-of-the-days lined up, but like this one, I still had work to do on some of them. With the last line of this one, I covered the Thistledown event, but hadn’t yet written on the Tansley lecture like I’d intended before my computer (and our broader office network) faltered.

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