Oct 28, 2012
Goodbye Jobfest, Hello Wint-ober Tour!
Jeremy Baker: “Wow. Dan, man, your beard has really grown since the last time I’ve seen you. Gnarly, man!” Dan: “And I hope to never not inspire anyone and everyone with it. Thank you.” The tour began on a rainy Thursday evening in Victoria. The Balconies came to town and we performed together in what is only to be described as a classic Lucky Bar setting: sweaty, gritty, sexy and with the volume turned up all the way. It was a great night with all of our closest friends and colleagues out with us, and a proper introduction and warm welcome to our new Toronto rock’n’roll friends in The Balconies. Hometown shows are always the most exciting and nostalgic, and quite often the drunkest, but unfortunately not this particular night. >> read more
Oct 25, 2012
Winter Tour Is Coming…
Dan: “The hardest part about touring Canada for the millionth time in the winter is probably the roads.” The rest of us: “OH.” For those of you who don’t know it, but would like to, we are on tour right now against all odds that come along with the impending great Canadian winter; the pits and perils, the beautiful frozen north and the great selection of seasonal beverages in every town to keep our spirits warm. Check out the dates, and the TOUR section of our website to join the FB events! Oct 24 – Prince George, BC – Artspace Oct 25 – Dawson Creek, BC – Rockwells Pub Oct 26 – Dawson Creek, BC – Rockwells Pub Oct 28 – Edmonton, AB – Wunderbar Oct 31 – Calgary, AB >> read more
Oct 15, 2012
Acres Fall Tour Blog #7
“A bad day on the course is better than a good day in the office is what I always say.” – Dan Ball, golfing for the first time ever So this last week the “I’d rather be on tour” tour with The Harbour Sound came to an end, and much too early we might add. Thursday night was the final night of the rather short island tour, in which we were graced with the presence of our old friend Liam Glaim (formerly of The Perfect Trend) performing solo and our pal Lindsey Blane, who snapped some pretty killer shots of the event. It was a quiet, rainy night at The Cambie in Nanaimo, but had an amazing time playing for our friends and fans who came out on a Thursday >> read more
Oct 10, 2012
Acres Fall Tour Blog #6
Dan: “I would love it if Morgan Freeman told me a bed-time story. His voice is perfect.” Tyson: “There’s something about his laugh, too. I love it. It’s like he laughs with his whole body, and it’s rare.” Jeff: “What the fuck are we talking about?” – One of our many van conversations on the topic of the timbre of Morgan Freeman’s voice Well hello there again, friends! It has been a steady week for us on Vancouver Island, that’s for sure! We are still with Jobfest until the end of the month, visiting and performing in some long lost and lovely regions of the island we live on, and in between shows and all the bally-hoo, we have been working on a couple demos out in Metchosin, at our >> read more
Oct 9, 2012
Acres Fall Tour Blog #5
“FRESH POOOOOOOTS!” – Said, all of us always, and forever So it has been a rather busy last two weeks, and we have been running solely on energy drinks. protein bars and about 5-6 fresh pots of coffee a day. It is more than an addiction this time around. We have been averaging about 3-4 hours of sleep, and the occasional narcoleptic lapse in the van. But, you know, that’s just how she goes when you’re straight giggin’r and working on the road for months on end. Fresh pots are hard to come by, but you take what you can get, fresh pot or not. Fresh pots. This past week, we had the distinct pleasure of opening for an inspiring band from Vancouver called “Limblifter.” The show was at Venue, >> read more