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Pete's Pick: Arkells / Jackson Square

26-Nov-2008 03:00 AM Contributed by: pete Pete's Picks
Arkells / Jackson Square

12 Track CD
© 2008 Dine Alone Music Inc.

If you've been reading my blog recently, this Pete's Pick probably goes without saying, but I still felt like I should say it: The Arkells are a great live act, and this debut full-length album backs it up. The album is [presumably] named after the Jackson Square mall in their hometown of Hamilton, which acts as a bit of a cultural hub, and has a connection to Copps Coliseum (often used as a concert venue). The tracks on the CD include re-recorded versions all five songs from their Deadlines EP, as well as seven more new tracks to fill it out. The newer and older material blend perfectly into an album that should be listened to in its entirety. My current favourites are The Choir and John Lennon, along side of all my other favourites Tragic Flaw, Oh The Boss Is Coming!, No Champagne Socialist, and Ballad Of Hugo Chavez. And Abigail. And Blueprint. You get the idea.

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Media: Oh The Boss Is Coming! (video)

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Pete's Pick: Arkells / Jackson Square
Authored by: Anonymous on 12-Dec-2008 10:06 PM
Great choice! .... I would have to say I agree with putting John Lennon and The Choir on the top of my "Favourite Arkells song list". I hope that you were able to catch the show at Tattoo Rock Parlor on Wednesday. As always, they rocked the house.

Pete's Pick: Arkells / Jackson Square
Authored by: pete on 12-Dec-2008 10:24 PM
Yup, I was at the Tattoo on Wednesday, photos coming soon. For anyone looking for their first (or another) dose, they're playing at The Horseshoe on Tuesday Dec 16th. Free show.