Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sloan Live At The Grawood!!!


















Yet again I apologize for the lack of notice about this concert. I was unaware that Sloan was playing in Halifax until my buddy Chaz called me up and said he had bought me a ticket.

If your Canadian and have any interest in music, you probably already know about Sloan. For all you people living under a rock or ignoring the Canadian music scene, I will explain a little about the band.

Sloan is comprised of four members: Chris Murphy (Lead Vocals and Bassist), Patrick Pentland (Also Lead Vocals and Lead Guitarist), Jay Ferguson (Rhythm Guitarist) and Andrew Scott (Drummer). All members of the band can play numerous instruments and switch positions occasionally depending on the song or if they are recording a track. Sloan formed in 1991 when Chris Murphy and Andrew Scott met at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in Halifax. Soon after the forming of the band, Patrick Pentland and Jay Ferguson joined the group.
Since Sloan formed they have put out eleven studio albums and one live album.

I have a great appreciation for Canadian bands especially Sloan for the incredible amount of success they have achieved. I also love Sloan because they have repped N.S. and Canada through their music ever since they started recording.
I have managed to catch a couple of Sloan shows in the past and am eager to see them perform live again tomorrow. They put on one hell of a good show and if you manage to get your hands on a ticket, it will be the best $15 you have spent in a long time.

If your looking to get a ticket try calling the Information Desk at the Dalhousie Student Union Building. Its a wet/dry event, and anyone can buy a ticket as long as they are 19 years old. If your not 19, you can still buy a ticket and see the show, but the catch is that you have to be a Dalhousie Student.

Show starts at 7pm, at the Grawood located on 6136 University Ave.

Anyways, I'll leave you with one of my favourite Sloan songs "The Rest of My Life"

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