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Ha Ha Tonka @ Drake Underground

. : : October 2nd, 2011 : : . My first exposure to Ha Ha Tonka was as a support act for HaterHigh favourite, Rocky Votolato about a year ago. It was great to finally see them return to the Drake Underground, where the band would now be headlining the evening on the strength of their latest LP, Death of a Decade. I was originally struck by their juxtaposition of old and new into something that’s unquestioningly uniquely their own. Although at the heart of the band they are the southern rock group Kid Rock wishes he could be, they also bring in various other influences, including (most impressively)…

Ha Ha Tonka @ Drake Underground

. : : October 18th, 2010 : : . I walked into the Drake Hotel characteristically early. I don’t like missing any songs in a set, even an opening act. So if doors are set for 8pm, you can expect me to be in line somewhere between 7:45 and 8:15. As I’ve re-discovered this year, time and time again, you never know when you’re going to fall in love with the opening bands. I try and make it a habit to avoid checking out the openers before going to the venue, so I arrive relatively carte blanche. I don’t want my experience tainted by…