For a part-time, having a lark reunion band, The Watchmen seem to be more active than many artists that consider themselves a going concern. CBC used Any Day Now as the musical accompaniment to a video montage celebrating the return of the Jets to Winnipeg yesterday, for example. Look closely in that montge and you might see a white-haired kid riding in a convertible for Dale Hawerchuk's signing - is that Scruffy the Yak? Could be.
The band also played their Silent Radar album in its entirety (as well as other fan faves) in September at the Horseshoe Tavern. Now the band is making the whole show available for free download at their website. No fixing it up in the studio, no auto-tuning, just the sounds as they unfolded. Here's a taste.
The Watchmen have also announced their first show in Vancouver in about 8 years, playing as part of Grey Cup festivities at The Commodore on Saturday, Nov. 26. Tix on sale now. Here's an old one that never made it to an album.
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