Big thanks to Nancy for the captures.
Like the cloudy resemblance of a baby raising its fist to the sky (with acclaim for the coming season) would, so to do we.
Some photos from our TDAC music in the park show last year at George Little Park are slowly trickling in.
Big thanks to Nancy for the captures.
It has come to our attention that music is moving in a new direction and so should we. King Crow is in the process of working on its new image. When you go to your local record vendor to find the future King Crow album, don't look in the alt./folk/rock section. You'll find it in the industrial/electronic/dubstep section of the store. Yes, thats right, King Crow has gone electronic. We will now be called King Crow and the Laser Guns From Space. We will feature the cutting torch stylings of Mark Billey, and we will be adding Steve Roders to the band roster, on angle grinder. Jeff Chapman will play the role of pretentious hipster. Look for the album to be out some time in the distant future.
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The crew of the 'Happy Adventure' were in high spirits this weekend! It has been a a few weeks since KCATLFH had been on the road or played any shows, we were collectively starting to feel the burden of regular work hours and life in general. D.H. Lawrence famously wrote -
"There are three cures for ennui: sleep, drink and travel." So taking his advice we packed up the bus and headed to Smithers for a weekend of beer, music, snowboarding and friends!
We've been working on getting current material ready for our first ever LP as well as writing new songs, which is an ever ongoing process for us. Sometimes members of the band will talk something up for months before ever letting anyone hear what their working on. "I'm guilty of this, I know," but sometimes someone will just sit down and sing something that just catches us of guard and gets us stoked to get back in the garage practicing! The latter has happened a few times in the last weeks, and I'm personally inspired by it and can't wait for practice.
The other big news from the weekend was a feature interview with Scott Taylor on CICK 93.9 on Smithers Community Radio! The studio is in a decommissioned rail car in downtown Smithers and had great vibe. Once we got there we found out that we weren't just 'recording' a quick interview and a couple songs but that we were doing an hour of LIVE music and conversation. So four of us crammed in for an intimate show, it was great fun, and always exciting to be live! The show will air again on Wednesday (April 17) night and I'llget back to you with a link to the stream feed! Thanks so much to Scott for the opportunity!
Anyways, it's getting on in the evening and I must be going, thanks everyone for an eventful evening! See ye soon, CHEERS! -Jeff Chapman
Well, thanks to you we made it to the Top Five in the Radio West listening region in the CBC Searchlight contest - a search for Canada's best new artist. So here's the drill - if we want to make it to Round 4 (to represent Radio West in the national round of voting) we need you to vote for us by clicking this link:http://r3.ca/0Y3Z
We submitted the song Better Days to the contest - for those of you that don't know, our own Sam Hogarth wrote the song and we know it's one of your favourites!
This is a chance for people from across Canada to hear the goodness that is King Crow and the Ladies From Hell - we appreciate your votes!
So keep on voting! You guys rock!
So we are pretty stoked to be a part of this year's annual Celtic Night in Prince Rupert hosted by the Northcoast Performers Society. The first act features all sorts of amazing local dancers and performers (including some piping by our own Garrett Kerr and Highland dancing with Leah and Jamie) The second act, is, well...us. So, come on out for a fun night at the Lester Centre in Prince Rupert. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and are available at the Lester Centre or Cook's Jewellers in Prince Rupert.
We've only been home for a short while but we're already counting the days to St. Patrick's Day. This year we're headed west to the grand-daddy of St. Patrick's day parties at The Ship and Anchor in Calgary, AB. Their annual beer-swilling, live -music weekend extravaganza is not to be missed. We're headlining the festivities this year and will be the last band to take to the stage March 17. Get your buddies, get a seat early, put yer drinking goggles on and come dance yer asses off.
Things on the road got busy and fast. With two shows back to back in Calgary and a wild night at Vern's, we loaded up in the Happy Adventure and drove north to Edmonton. This is maybe the flattest stretch of highway we've ever seen. Doesn't quite compare to the windy highway of the rugged northwest, that's for sure.
We played The Pawnshop in Edmonton on Jan. 24. Huge thanks to Tyson and the rest of the crew at the Pawnshop for a great night. There was a great turnout of all sorts of people and we were blown away by the talent of the other bands playing that night - The Boxcar Bawlers, Whiskey Wagon and the Misery Mountain Boys. There was some mandolin-playin' going on that was just insane.
The next day we took it easy and found an Irish pub on Whyte Ave. where we could raise a pint for Robbie Burns Day. As we were all enjoying our Guiness we overhear a man at the table next to us say...loudly..."What the fuck did Robbie Burns ever do anyway?" Needless to say we all booed.
Next day we rolled into Jasper, AB to get set up for our Jan 26 show at the Legion. It was a busy Saturday night and all sorts of things were going on for Jasper in January, so we weren't sure what the turnout would be like. After a slow start to our first set, people started pouring in the Legion and it was like playing a gig at home in Terrace - folks of all sorts dancing up a storm until the wee hours of the morning. The show sold out and we couldn't have asked for a warmer reception. We had so much fun, it was ridiculous. We all left the Legion gig stoked.
Then we went to bed. Two hours later we woke up to drive 1,000 km west back home to Terrace. It was a very, very, long, oddly quiet drive back.
It was sad getting off the beautiful beast that is the Happy Adventure, but we'll be heading back west March 17 for St. Patty's Day at the Ship and Anchor in Calgary. We can't freakin' wait.
Today we leave Calgary and head north to Edmonton. Our time here was a blast, and we would like to thank all those who came out to support us at our two shows. Big thanks to J.T. at the Ironwood for the exemplary sound, and to Clint at T.A. Verns for keeping the beer flowing, dealing with our mess of gear and chords, and letting us folk up your rockin' joint. Also a big thanks to the chef at the Ironwood for the amazing feast he prepared for us. If you're in Calgary and you need some great food, try the gnocchi at the Ironwood. It'll knock your socks off. Thanks again Calgary, and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday March 17th at the Ship and Anchor for St. Patrick's Day.
After the christening of the bus, we were able to make it through the BC and Alberta Rockies without any mechanical problems or sea monster attacks. Maybe we were able to avoid the giant squids due to our bus having the power of invisibility at dusk. There was also a record set along the way for band members simultaneously pissing on a snowbank. Sorry we couldn't post a picture. We were all pissing. We drove through Jasper and saw a few posters for our upcoming show there at The Legion, on Saturday the 26th. We carried on and made it to Calgary late in the evening.
Although we set off from Terrace without deciding on a name or doing a proper christening, we managed to make it to Prince George without being capsized by a rogue wave. Some of us followed a few hours later after work (real work) in the support vehicle, and Jamie flew in from Austrailia (if anyone was wondering why she isn't as pasty white as the rest of the band). With the whole crew assembled, we decided it was time to have a ceremony. We found a suitable rest stop between PG and Mcbride and, after a few misfires, Mark was able to give the bus a little champagne bath, as well as a hell of a ding in the passenger side fender. The name we all agreed on: 'Happy Adventure'.