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The Weakerthans, The Last Town Chorus

Sat. October 6th 2007 9:30pm doors at 8pm The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors) 9:30pm doors at 8pm
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Presented by: Live Nation
On sale fri 7/13 @ 10am

Combining the best that punk, rock, alt-country and folk have to offer with distinct vocals and poetic lyrics, The Weakerthans music has been described as rich in detailed craftsmanship, with plenty of unsettling textures, daring experiments and recurring lyrical and melodic imagery (Toronto Sun). The band's forthcoming album will be no different. Assuming the reigns as producer again, Ian Blurton is working with the band to refine the assortment of songs for the new album.

Canadian rockers, The Weakerthans have returned to the studio to record their fourth album, which will debut this fall from Anti-/Epitaph Records. For the group's latest effort they've sought out the quiet, tranquil surroundings of Winnipeg, Canada where they will spend the next several weeks recording before heading to Toronto to finish the record. Surrounded by slaughterhouses, industrial sites and sub-degree temperatures, The Weakerthans will hash out over five years worth of material they have written for the follow-up to 2003's critically acclaimed album, Reconstruction Site, which has been hailed as a witty and intelligent collection of indie power pop (Performing Songwriter).

Drawing on their inspirations from art and culture as well as their diverse musical pasts, Canada's bona-fide rock and roll poet laureates ( continue to produce thought provoking music that lives and breathes passionately (No Depression).

The Weakerthans

Although much has been made of their punk-rock pedigree - John Samson was bass player for the 100,000 plus selling Fat Wreck Chords band Propagandhi for 5 years, the other members all played in successful touring bands - The Weakerthans Appeal to a broad audience with musical influences including punk, folk, country, show-tunes, union hymns, rock, ... more info
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