Sunday, February 4th, 2007
CONTEST – Midlake @ Lee's Palace, February 12, 2007
Denton, Texas’ Midlake has had a hell of a time trying to come to Toronto – they were originally scheduled to open for The Hold Steady in July of last year, but begged off that gig for whatever reason but arranged a make-up date opening for The French Kicks in September. But they then bailed from THAT date in favour of an engagement as the opener for Keane on a ritzy theatre tour. Can’t fault them for that, except it didn’t really work out – Keane singer Tom Chaplin turned out to be more the rock’n’roller than anyone might have suspected and canceled the tour in order to check into rehab for drug and alcohol abuse.
The net outcome of this being, simply, the fact that Midlake still hasn’t made it to Toronto (I think) to perform selections from last year’s highly regarded, soft-rocking opus The Trials Of Van Occupanther. Until now. They’ve got a date scheduled at Lee’s Palace for Monday, February 12 and assuming they don’t get an offer to support Van Halen’s reunion tour, I’m expecting they’ll be there. And courtesy of Against The Grain, you can be there too – I’ve got three pairs of passes for the show to give away.
To enter, leave a comment with what generally-disdained 1970s act is deserving of a critical re-evaluation (or at least an effort to make indie-hip, a la America). Be sincere or ironic, I care not. Be sure to use your correct email address so I can contact the winners and mock those who nominate Foghat. And if you don’t live in Toronto but still want to chime in, please do so – just make a note in your post that you’re not entering or eligible for the giveaway. The contest closes at midnight, February 8.