Saturday evening at the O Patro Vys, a very nice, small venue, Montreal’s own The Jimmyriggers take to the stage for a special show, wherein they will be recording it for a live album!
The Jimmyriggers (their official website linked, which includes a way to win a pair of tickets!) play a blend of roots rock, rock, and alt-country. Perhaps more genres, but I just like to enjoy the music! Regardless, they have been on the Montreal scene for many years now, with two full-length releases under their belts!
I actually hear a little R.E.M. in them, and I just happened to read a Montreal Gazette review, which wrote “R.E.M.-style jangle of Sleepwalking and Half in Shadow”. Being compared to R.E.M. is high praise any day of the week in my book!
AND catch The Jimmyriggers
on CTV News at 6:00pm on Thursday February 16th.
will be featured during the What’s On segment with Christine Long.
CTV being a major Canadian network, albeit that is the local news segment, but still, tens of thousands of Montrealers will be watching! If not possible to be viewed, it will be archived on the segments website, located here.
Opening the show is Sarah Jane Scouten who I am just learning of now, British Columbia born, and now Montreal based, she has already grabbed my attention with her song “My Goddamn Country”! Listen to that and others over at her Soundcloud page. She sounds to be very folksy, and rootsy, as it says on her website (minus the ‘sy’, I added that). Making for a very good opening act for The Jimmyriggers!
Visit The Jimmyriggers Bandcamp page to listen (and buy!) their latest long player, I Stand in the Weeds!
Doors open at 9:30, show is $10, and since their is not a Canadiens game Saturday night, there are no excuses not to go!