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NQ Arbuckle @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

NQ Arbuckle
NQ Arbuckle @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

. : : April 20th, 2017 : : .

NQ Arbuckle seems like the ultimate basement-bar band. It’s no wonder they’re frequently playing sold out shows at venues like Dakota Tavern in and around Toronto: front-man Neville Quinlan‘s sprechgesang (a german word for spoken-singing — don’t worry, I had to look it up too!) and clever lyrics, the band’s tight rhythm section, the hooks that are instantly catchy (but maybe not in a top-40 sort of way), there’s no question that they’ve carved a comfortable niche for themselves and developed a devout following.

But I can’t help but wonder if they’re really pushing for any more than that. After all, there was five years between the Juno-nominated album Let’s Just Stay Here and the follow up album, The Future Happens Anyway. Their recent single, Love Songs for the Long Game, was the first sign of new music from the band in the six years since.

NQ Arbuckle @ Horseshoe Tavern

. : : March 20th, 2013 : : . A few of you know the reason why this blog has seen so few entries in 2013, but for those of you who may not, I welcomed a healthy, happy, beautiful baby boy into my family in mid-March. A scant week after his birth was a special Canadian Music Week showcase put together in partnership with Americana Music Association and Six Shooter Records. I’ve had amazing luck with Six Shooter Records run showcases, discovering some of my favourite artists today through the collaborations and performances at these events, including Kathleen Edwards and Whitehorse. So when I heard about this year’s…