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New studio album release – Calgary

27 May 2014 | Categories: Uncategorized | Posted by: Jenavive

June 14 green poster

We’ve spent the past year touring Canada, the USA and all the way to England. After months of work with Producer Chris James (The Archive) our new full length studio album is ready for you!

The Calgary album release event is June 14th at Republik. Joining us are local bands Big city and Run Deer Run. Get your tickets!!

The Calgary album release event is June 14th at Republik. Doors open at 8pm. This is an 18+ event.
Visit the Facebook event for more details. Special guests will be announced closer to the show.

You can purchase your tickets , or email for other ticket options.

Come see what we’ve been up to!

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Indie Music Monday – The Jingles

09 Dec 2013 | Categories: Indie Music Monday | Posted by: Jenavive

Christmas is coming!

This Monday we decided to get festive and let Calgary band The Jingles tickle your Christmas Spirit. I really love how much fun they have! Really makes it hard to bah humbug.

This Saturday they have a FREE ALL AGES SHOW at The House Coffee Sanctuary in Kensington. They are definitely worth checking out. Maybe you’ll even catch the Christmas bug. For a preview of what to expect check out this video. They also have tons of live video on their YouTube page.



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Movember is almost over!

Categories: Band Members, Uncategorized | Posted by: Jenavive

Please support men’s health and visit the Movember site for ways to donate.

Our guitar player Reggie is also raising funds. Check out his pics below!

An Ode To My Mustache – By Kyle Henry

You started off so small, petite and unassuming

A mere willow in the wind, just a baby blooming

Unnoticeable at first, you were a novelty, an act

But as the days grew on, your history grew deeper – straight artifact 

You started to take shape, you started to form

And not long after that, it looked like I was in 70’s porn

Bushy and thick, you started to hold your ground

A nestling burrow for a bird, a tangled mess, a mound

You held your head high, despite the laughter and noise

Unflappable and calm you grew into one of the boys

You became a friend, a mate, part of the crew

Out of the movies, the gym or a casual brew

You remind me of what I just ate, whenever I wouldn’t remember

You were my best friends, my crutch, all the month of November

But now your time has come, your back to dust in the breeze 

I question whether I should rid myself of you and the world begs please

You weren’t a whisker, a hair, or even an eyelash

You were better than that, you were my homie, my moustache

12 more months until we’re reunited once again

You growing above my lips, turning boys into men

RIP – Mustache (I love you)

This post is Ron Swanson approved

Coming soon… DECEMBEARD.

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Gibson Factory Tour Memphis

17 Jul 2013 | Categories: Fun, Gear Wednesday, On The Road | Posted by: Jenavive

On Saturday, July 13 we decided to do a tour of the Gibson factory in Memphis Tennessee and let me tell you it was really amazing! Unfortunately and understandably we were unable to take any photos of the actual tour itself but I’m here to share as much as I can in text. You are guided into a massive open room (the factory takes a whole street block!) where the employees, rather artists, are present working on hundreds of guitars. This factory is specifically designed to make the Hollow and Semi-Hollow guitars such the ES-355 pictured below. Hard bodies, such as the classic Les Pauls and SGs are made in their Nashville factory and their Acoustic guitars in Montana.

ES-355 with the sunburst colour pattern.


The tour showed us how each layer of wood is pressed to form the shape and then sanded by hand to clean up all the edges. Machines these days allow the process to only take a few hours where it could take days by hand. It’s quite amazing seeing how every little thing goes together and each step it takes to make a guitar. One of these Gibsons takes about 6-8 weeks to make though the factory completes about 50 per day.

One part of the tour I had no idea about is the paint trimming. Each body is painted with an airbrush but one things that everyone should recognize about a Gibson’s style is the trim around the edges. See there is no way they can paint only the body without causing some sort of damage to prevent the trim from getting painted. Instead they just spray the entire body and once it is done they get some of the workers with steady hands to use razors and cut off the paint along the edges. This takes around 20 minutes each guitar! Pretty neat!

The guide told us that they average 97% pass rate on their finished guitars. The ones that don’t pass get their electronics ripped out and the wood is chopped up. Tearful site.

If you are a big guitar geek and are in the Memphis area definitely go check out the factory tour! It’s totally worth it!


~ Reggie

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Spidersaurusrex Canadian Tour Highlights

Categories: On The Road | Posted by: Jenavive

Lola’s Pub – Cornwall

Home away from home. Lola’s could be the set of a small town sitcom. Full of character and oddball individuals. We met the most interesting people. Had THE BEST pulled pork sandwich ever!!! And put on a great show to a pumped and receptive audience. By the end of our three sets I’m pretty sure people were singing the words to Deceiver and Greedy. Cornwall and the people at Lola’s (Thinking of you Robin!) were so welcoming we will definitely add it as a place to stop every time we’re in the neighbourhood. We’re part of the family now!

Come for the food. Stay for the entertainment.

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Spidersaurusrex Canadian Tour Highlights

Categories: On The Road | Posted by: Jenavive

Rooftop photoshoot at The Garrick Hotel


Winnipeg has a bad reputation. Most people cringe a little when you mention it. Our experience was mixed. June is definitely a great time to visit. It’s as green as it’s going to get and the locals are out and about in a summer state of mind. We were warmly received by the folk at the Garrick Hotel ( Owner Gary took care of us and made us feel right at home. A highlight was definitely the rooftop photoshoot after the show.



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Spidersaurusrex Canadian Tour Highlights

Categories: On The Road | Posted by: Jenavive

Montreal in the pouring rain

My family used to visit Montreal every summer to visit our relatives but I never really got the full Montreal experience. This time it was Montreal authentic. In the pouring rain we drove through the busy streets getting honked at for whatever the locals thought we were doing wrong. After navigating the busy streets filled with bikers, pedestrians and cars we pulled up to our venue for the night. L’Escogriffe is located right on Rue St Denis. It’s small, dingy and full of spirit.

Big Thanks to the Champlain Drop for making us feel at home.
The 3am poutine was fab! Anthony might have found his number one fan in a French cougar at the poutinerie. C’est La Vie!



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Spidersaurusrex Canadian Tour Highlights

Categories: On The Road | Posted by: Jenavive

Moose Jaw tunnels

The tunnels were awesome. A Little piece of unique history buried in an unexpected town. Well worth the cost. It’s almost like an interactive theatre experience. You wander through old buildings and tunnels while actors play parts and describe the history of the tunnels. It wasn’t an overwhelming amount of information but rather, a taste of something you can go home and read up on. I can’t wait to pick up a few books on Al Capone and the Chinese Immigrants who lived and worked in the tunnels.

You can read more about the tunnels (and which stories are true) here.

Photo is from as we were not allowed to take photos during the tour.

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