What a great weekend, 5 bands in 3 days. Starting Friday with And the Kids and Future States both turning in great sets, lots of fun, great songs!
Saturday afternoon we a had a surprise visit from Great Lake Swimmers, instruments in tow, and they played an amazing 40 minute in store acoustic set, more than 100 people crammed the store and the sidewalk in front of the store to watch! magical would describe it well.
Great Lake Swimmers play the Record Centre!
At 6pm the HILOTRONS played a 30 minute set that was incredible, tight, fun and contained two new songs, really looking forward to this new batch of songs!
Sunday afternoon the Cosmos Sax Quartet played an hour set that was mind blowing to say the least, essentially Ottawa’s Who’s Who of Sax players, and they played everything from Take 5 to Holst’s the Planets! Wow.
Cosmos Sax Quartet
Oh ya we had some records for sale too, that was pretty cool, we started with 24 milkcrates of RSD records and we have about 3.5 left! I’m pretty happy about this as I get stuck with unsaleable 7″ers and lame RSD leftovers every year haha! This year i’ll be stuck with even less, amen!
A special thanks to our DJs Saturday, DJ Zattar and Memetic, you guys really did a great job, lots of comments and compliments guys!
Zattar and Memetic
We want to thank everyone who showed up, we were a bit concerned that because we stuck to our normal opening time no one would show up! Well, you showed up and stayed all day!
People hung out, it was a great day in the hood, We were able to feed you (Thanks HINTONBURGER,
ZaZaZa Pizza and Tennessy Willems for your generous support!) and provide free live music all weekend!
Super special thanks RC staff, Jeff ,Lisa, Robert, Kayleigh, Laurier and Sylvain, Honorary mention goes to Mike Dubue who helped in too many ways to mention. And Lois and Donna!
Our friend Rob Cosh, who does everything from tune our piano to fixing up our website, also recorded the Cosmos sax Quartet to Reel to Reel at today’s show, Thanks Rob!
Love it or hate it RSD is here to stay, I think our job is to try and make it fun, I think we accomplished that, Here’s hoping they release quality not quantity next April!
Until then we look forward to seeing our regulars, and some of our new friends we made this weekend in the store soon!