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by Bill Pearis
...Hollerado headlined the show and are a lot of fun. And know their way around a giant hooks, the kind that would've made them hugely popular in the mid-'90s. Songs like "Americanarama" and "Juliette" (from their debut Record in a Bag) would've fit perfectly in between "Seether" and "Sucked Out" on a mixtape. As it is, Hollerado are merely Very Popular in Canada and fans are vocal and rowdy in a good-natured way. The band encourage it with confetti cannons, glowing beach balls and a cover of "Fat Bottom Girls." They also had awesome t-shirts at the merch table co-opting the Wu-Tang Clan logo and the Heisenberg sketch the Cousins pray to in Breaking Bad. [M for Montreal 2011 report]Ottawa's Hollerado is visitng NYC this weekend to open for Tokyo Police Club at Bowery Ballroom on Sunday (6/10) with Team Spirit. That show is sold out, but you can catch Hollerado at a much smaller show when they play Shea Stadium on Saturday (6/9) with Indian Rebound, Rah Rah and Sea Monsters.
If you've never seen the Manotick, Ottowa band before they are a whole lot of fun live. The two NYC shows and a Buffalo show next week are their only US shows before they play NXNE in Toronto next weekend (June 16), the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival in Salmon Arm, BC on August 17 and a bunch of other Canadian shows and festivals.
A few Hollerado videos are below along with a list of all dates...
Hollerado -- 2012 Tour Dates
6/9 Shea Stadium Brooklyn, NY w/ Indian Rebound, Rah Rah, Sea Monsters
6/10 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY w/ Tokyo Police CLub, Team Spirit
6/15 Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
6/16 Wrongbar Toronto, ON (NXNE)
7/14 Edgefest Toronto, ON
7/20 Loplop's Lounge & Gallery Sault Ste Marie, ON
7/21 River & Sky Festival Field, ON
8/4-5 Kempenfest Barrie, ON
8/6 Centennial Par Barrie, ON
8/10 Wolfe Island Musicfest Kingston, ON
8/11 Karlovac Park Milton, ON
8/17 Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival Salmon Arm, BC
9/7 Mississauga Celebration Square Mississauga, ON