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Leeroy Stagger & The Rebeltone Sound with special guest Starpainter
April 11th at 8:00 pm$37.00
A CO-PRESENTATION WITH NEW WEST THEATRE
LEEROY STAGGER – DYSTOPIAN WEEKENDS
Recorded at the famous Afterlife Studios in Vancouver accidentally during the kickoff of a global pandemic, Dystopian Weekends is the serum of truth with a slice of light and darkness that we all need right now.
I’m very proud of the last couple records I’ve made, I’d tried very hard to reach as many people as possible with the production of those records, whereas this record I made for myself. Instead of referencing what was on the radio at the time, I went back to my favorite Bob Dylan records and records like 421 Ocean Blvd as well as The Silver-Tongued Devil to plant some production seeds. I wanted the songs to speak for themselves. I definitely followed some more traditional guideposts.
After 4 years of relentless touring, my band, The Rebeltone Sound needed a break. I decided to go to Vancouver and put together a group of friends that I’ve always wanted to record with. I’d always wanted to work on a record with John Raham (Frazey Ford, Destroyer) and it happened that everybody was available that week. Little did we know that a global pandemic was sitting at our doorstep. It all started going down while we were recording. We’re sitting in this big black bunker of a studio while our phones are exploding with all this terrible news, we’re sitting there trying to make a record while trying not to lose our minds.
I think you can feel the nervous energy in the playing and the vocal delivery which actually makes for a beautiful recording.
Songs of environmental degradation, greedy land developers inspired by a character Buffy Sainte-Marie had told me about, Christmas songs about Junkies and Alcoholics, songs about race wars in America, modern day dust bowl songs of fleeing political ideology, break up songs and songs honouring my dead friends. It all seems a bit much on paper, but I think we’ve honoured it all in a very beautiful, relevant, and artistic way.
Greedy Guts is inspired by Buffy Sainte Marie No No Keshagesh
Christmas Carol is for Lou Reed
Ventura is for Neal Casal
What a time to be alive! Take care of yourself and take care of each other
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