CMW & Dine Alone Present: The Dandy Warhols – Tickets – Lee’s Palace. – Toronto, ON – April 21st, 2017

CMW & Dine Alone Present: The Dandy Warhols

CMW & Dine Alone Present: The Dandy Warhols

Fri 04/21

Doors: 8:00 pm

Toronto, ON


This event is 19 and over

The Dandy Warhols - (Set time: 12:30 AM)
The Dandy Warhols
Bio by: Tres Shannon, Capricorn - Voodoo Doughnuts / X-Ray Cafe (Portland, OR)


Just seeing how this works and it;s GREAT. I love exclamation points, and this wonderful OLYMPIA typewriter does not have one, I know that Im gunna be using plenty of EXCLAMATION to describe a groovy little band outta Portland, called THE DANDY WARHOLS! (i found it)

Anyway, I was first aware of the DANDIES round 1993 or 4. It was a a heady time then, GRunge was breaking bad, I was booking an all ages club called the X-Ray cafe, and pretty much at the end of my rope when it came to booking "an alternative" band. You mean bass, drums, guitar…verse, chorus, verse, chorus? whoo hoo… It was just becoming kinda a sausage, unsexy, loud, macho boy, aggressive kind of scene/sound there, for a bit. Not to say that there weren8t some great loud unsexy bands that I enjoyed or booked but you get the picture…

So I heard about Courtney Taylor's new band called THE DANDY WARHOLS. I heard that they had that youngster/cutie pie, Zia in it who was just about ready to start hustlin' cigarettes for camel. For me at least, this mysterious guitar fellow, Pete (where did he come from, anyway?) I also knew Eric their original drummer from various nights on the town. I heard of these folks b4 I'd "heard" them… Nakedness, fucking, drugs, bike rides, motorcycle rides, cult like, were they associated with that Partridge Family Manson thing that was around then? who knew? I just know they were talked about with the sort of "you had to be there, oh my god! One long jam, Zia took her shirt off! oh my god!" kind of way.

I got to know Courtney a bit better over the late 90's and early oughts. Still so cool and being able to back THAT up, with whatever that means.

You either get it or you don't. Courtney GETS IT! I really did and still do love just sitting and listening to him talk about his band, the scene, art, wine, famous people, not famous people, my mom, really anything. I always think that you gotta bring THE WHOLE SHAKER of salt when you belly up to Courtney, but it's always been fascinating and enlightening.

They were making the scene round PORTLAND, but became INTERNATIONAL stars after someone across the pond had the foresight to use their music for commercials, films, jingles and whatever else happened. You just catch lightning in a bottle sometime (don't I know it) and you just ride that wave or lighting or whatever. Try not to question it too much and hope you are equipped to handle it. Fortunately for the WORLD The DANDY WARHOLS were equipped to handle that with grace, style, a bit of humility (not too much of that though, Rockstars shouldn't be too humble) but never losing touch with their friends back home.

We loved to hear the tales of the festivals and the people that they met. David Bowie, Keith Richards, Parker Posey, John Taylor, shit, I don't know all the famous people thy have met, befriended, or collaborated with, but it's an impressive list. I mean, I got to go to the PLAYBOY MANSION with them to watch them play a pro pot party. To be able to to witness in person, how smooth and effortless they looked and sounded on the red carpet. They were fantastic! Zia, in particular, speaking to Danish television about how important it is to be a great mother and still being able to take cannabis in a fun responsible manner, without it coming off like a stoned mom. She was so elegant and perfect. I love Zia!


I just got done listening to THE DANDY WARHOLS first LIVE Album EVER! It's titled [13 Tales From Urban Bohemia] LIVE at the Wonder Ballroom. The driver of the car was particularly impressed on how it sounds like a LIVE record, which is GREAT, but then we discussed how some live records sound shitty but are awesome and classic live albums. The Stones' "Liver Than You'll Ever Be", The Kinks' "Live 65" and to an extent The Kinks' "One For The Road" is. TONS of crowd, barely any instruments or vocals coming strong but screaming more than singing. Hi pitched or just some assorted screams and sing-alongs.

I really liked how The Dandies didn't restyle the record. It's a slow creeper classic of early ought tunes. Don't fuck with it, and they didn't. I like the stony songs better on the Live record, and the rockers just sound great. I love how Courtney draws out "Horse Sized Piiiiiiils" Have fun getting reacquainted with a classic.

I am in Denver, Colorado as I type this and got down with some nice legalities while being driven around a rental car. It's been on low, medium and high volume. It's soothing, sing alongy, and just weird. It8s a fun record….end


Anyway back to my lil' buddies The Dandy Warhols, the people…
Fuckin' FATHEAD! That guy! Talk about a fellow that he and I get along with one another. Something about the two of us together, and hilarity can and will breakout. How cool is it that Courtney recruits the best singing beautiful haired grooviest drummer ever. AND they are RELATED!!?! THAT was a great move. Like getting Jabbar from the Bucks to the Lakers! What can you say? The people love him. He is one talented muthafucka. Nice move Mr. Taylor that was a good move……

Anyway, I just got a text from the reigning Spelling Bee champ in Portland, Zia McCabe, wondering if I was chicken or Veggie for the dinner (i'm her date) I chose chicken and am pleased to have the champion on my arm! (or I'm on HER arm, shit these are crazy times) I guess knowing and listening to The Dandy Warhols is just THAT… always knowing ya got best, smartest, prettiest, funny, sexy, stoniest, friendly, and everybody wants to be around girl/boy on your arm, on the red carpet, getting your picture taken, and know that your entrance and exit will be perfect! Well done, Dandies! I'm so glad to know you, listen to your music, and knowing full well that wonderful circle you have made. (I love circles) No more bohemia, bohemia now…you dig? Oh yeah, I loved their appearance on Regis a few years ago… Smoke it! Youtube THAT SHIT.

- TRES SHANNON, CAPRICORN - Voodoo Doughnuts / X-Ray Café
- Tres booked the Dandys first live show. January 27th 1994 at the X-Ray cafe portland, OR.

Typed in Denver, Colorado 1/15, 2014

I would like to thank Damon and whoever lent me their OLYMPIC typewriter on such short notice. Thank you. 2 phone calls and a typewriter was delivered to me. How cool! DANDIES RULE OK.
The Sadies - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
The Sadies
Internal Sounds, the anticipated new album from The Sadies, will be released September 17 on Yep Roc Records. In advance of the release, the new song "Another Tomorrow Again," which American Songwriter describes as "…the perfect teaser for the album," can be heard here: Additionally, the album's lead track, "The First 5 Minutes," can be heard here: In celebration of the album, The Sadies are currently in the midst of a Canadian tour; please see below for a list of dates.

Recorded in Toronto, the 11-track album was produced by The Sadies' Dallas Good (guitars, organ, vocals) and mixed by Peter J. Moore. In addition to Good, the album features band members Travis Good (guitars, fiddle, vocals), Sean Dean (bass) and Mike Belitsky (drums). Of the experience, Dallas Good comments, "There was a conscious effort to deliver a finished product that wouldn't suffer from a deadline or budget. We recorded this record over a span of a year, in session for 20-plus days. By the end, we'd spent every dime we had and used up every favor. There is usually a sense of immediacy to our records, maybe because we make a lot of them. I didn't want that this time."

Formed in Toronto in 1994, the band has released 16 studio albums, including 2010's Darker Circles, which the A.V. Club describes as, "…full of strong melodies, beautiful guitars, and the ghosts of a unsettled past" and which Under The Radar praises as, "…twangingly irresistible guitar interplay." Additional recordings include Precious Moments (1998), Pure Diamond Gold (1999), Tremendous Efforts (2001), Stories Often Told (2002), Favourite Colours (2004), In Concert Volume One (2006), Tales of the Rat Fink (2006) and New Seasons (2007). They have also released two albums with Andre Williams (1999's Red Dirt and 2012's Night and Day), an album with Jon Langford (2003's Mayors of the Moon), an album with Neko Case (2004's The Tigers Have Spoken) and an album with John Doe (2009's Country Club). Country Club went on to chart on Billboard's U.S. Country and Indie charts and reached #10 on the U.S. Heatseekers chart.
Dead Heavens - (Set time: 10:20 PM)
Dune Rats - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
New Swears - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
New Swears
Sammy J Scorpion, Scru Bar, Beej Eh, and Nick Nofun are New Swears, and New Swears are a garagepunk
band specializing in melodic horseplay. They come from Ottawa, Canada... more specifically, they
come from the Fun Boy Club House, a house in Ottawa they all lived in together with two bars, a mini
ramp, a tattoo gun (but no actual tattoo artists), motorcycle tire burnout skids in the form of an inverted
cross on the front walkway, rats and squirrels that made enough appearances indoors to be given
names, murals everywhere, and a liberal 'where should I piss?' policy.
That paragraph right there might be enough to make your average jaded old punk hate them, but their
saving grace is that there's a big difference between try-hard and work-hard. New Swears are definitely
the latter.
Despite regularly partying themselves into the emergency room, these dudes have still managed to put
out a split tape and two full length LPs; gone on tours of the States, Canada, and Europe; self-released a
shocking amount of shocking music videos (that always seem weirdly influenced by boy-band video
aesthetics just as much as they are by CKY/Jackass and alcohol); and did it all without breaking anything
more serious than legs and arms and TVs and walls, and without pissing off anybody who isn't a cop or a
These guys will spend an hour trying to perfectly catapult a bucket onto a head, or flip a dart (that's a
cigarette for any non-working class Canadians out there) perfectly into a mouth until they nail it. The
result is something incredibly stupid, that took an unreasonable amount of work and patience, but is
surprisingly satisfying to watch happen.
The same goes for their music, it might seem simple, you might get the impression YOU could write
songs that catchy and raw, but you can't, you didn't, and New Swears out-practiced, out-partied, and
out-worked you to get it done. Deal with it.
The band has signed with Dine Alone records and will be releasing the Brand New Spot/Sugar Heavy
Metal 7 inch on November 4th. More shows, shenanigans and a full length record will come in 2017.
Venue Information:
Lee's Palace.
529 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y5