By Will McGuirk
All or nothing to reference a brewery, feast or famine etc; Oshawa scenesters have a choice to make on Saturday Mar 23. So much goodness, so much high rock-ness but one can only choose one folks, (possibly two). Demographics may determine what show y’all end up at.
U.I.C is at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: Those of a certain Star Club vintage will be on board for the OG garage punkers. The kats played the Star Club Memorial for Mike Star and they were just as fierce in 2016 as they were in 1986. They are playing with The Surfrajettes and Teenage X.
Billard Blossom at the Garnet in Peterborough: This supergroup from Velvet Elvis era Oshawa kats have a new album, “Change Your Grip” and they are out and about doing gigs, that is when they are not out and about doing other things including gigs. Some bands these kats have played in include Bradley Boy, Anagram, Tijuana Jesus and well Oliver Ward has too many to just pick one.
Rory Taillon, Stephen Fearing at the Greenbank Folk Club: Dang, this is a gig and a half!! Oshawa kats from the Wasted Space/Moustache Club times will be digging this pretty rad show for Rory Taillon. Now based in Ottawa Taillon is in many ways on a line with Tom Wilson of Blackie & the Rodeo Kings which features Colin Linden Stephen Fearing who is the headliner here. The Greenbank FC is a gem, always a great night, always an attentive audience, and one should go if only to see Fearing’s reaction when he hears the Taillon no mic required voice.