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The Juno Awards 40TH Anniversary Concert Series @ The Horseshoe Tavern

Blue Peter will be performing as part of THE JUNO AWARDS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT SERIES @ THE HORSESHOE TAVERN on Saturday, January 8.

Artists include Chalk Circle, Maestro Fresh Wes, Platinum Blonde, and Rik Emmett of Triumph. They will be joined by Modern Superstitions and San Sebastian. Foremost past MuchMusic VJ Christopher Ward will host the event; one of four concerts in celebration of the JUNO Awards‟ 40th Anniversary. The Songs of the 80s, is produced by Last Gang Entertainment.

Tickets are now on sale for all JUNO Decades shows. Tickets ($20 each) can be purchased in advance at ticketmaster.ca or by phoning (416) 870-8000; or in person at The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen St. W), Soundscapes (572 College St. W) and Rotate This (801 Queen St. W); or online at Maplemusic.com. Proceeds will go to MusiCounts, Canada‟s music education charity associated with CARAS.

Performances start at 9:30pm

Angus MacKay, co-founder of Ready Records

Angus Mackay, the co-founder of Ready Records (with Andy Crosbie) died this week. Angus had been battling unbeatable cancer since December.

Ready Records was formed in 1979 and Angus and Andy produced some of the earliest releases which included The Demics' "New York City" and Blue Peter's "Test Patterns For Living". Angus also produced and played guitar for Ready Records act Steve Blimkie and The Reason.

Angus’s family has organized a celebration/memorial for him on June 27th. The details are below.

Please join us for a celebration of Angus's life at Clarke Memorial Hall, 161 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga, Ontario on Sunday June 27, 2010 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

Donations in Angus's memory can be made to Ian Anderson House, Oakville, Ontario.

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Lonely Vagabond Review, 2009

BLUE PETER - YONGE & DUNDAS SQUARE (TIFF)
Although they emerged from the late 70’s, Blue Peter peaked at a time when New Wave reigned, justifying comparisons to groups that took-up MTV’s airtime. Almost 30 years on, their music still sounds contemporary, pop-stylings merged with electronic keyboards glossed-over with an edgy art-glam sheen. With Paul Humphrey’s dance moves and new-romantic vocals, “Don’t Walk On Past”, not surprisingly, evoked the biggest crowd reaction. A trip down Canadian music memory lane.

http://lonelyvagabond.com/wpmu/2009/09/12/blue-peter-yonge-dundas-square...

"Same Old Place" to be Featured in the movie "Suck"

Blue Peter's song "Same Old Place" will be featured in Rob Stefaniuk's R&R vampire movie "Suck".
www.imdb.com/title/tt1323605/
It stars Malcolm McDowell, Iggy Pop, Dave Foley, Alice Cooper, Moby, Carole Pope and Henry Rollins.
Test Patterns For Living EP

Blue Peter's song "Same Old Place" will be featured in Rob Stefaniuk's R&R vampire movie "Suck".
www.imdb.com/title/tt1323605/
www.suckthemovie.com/
It stars Malcolm McDowell, Iggy Pop, Dave Foley, Alice Cooper, Moby, Carole Pope and Henry Rollins.
Test Patterns For Living EP

Art Bergmann Story from Alienated In Vancouver

http://alienatedinvancouver.blogspot.com/2009/04/art-bergmann-in-toronto...

MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2009

Art Bergmann in Toronto, country music in Vancouver
Damn, man, I wish I was in Toronto this weekend, to catch Art Bergmann opening for the Great Lake Swimmers on the 25th. (Read the Ray Fulber piece below, if you've missed it - it looks like it may in fact be a bit early to pronounce Art's guitar slinger days as bein' COMPLETELY finished, given that we assume he'll be accompanying himself for this show, albeit acoustically...).

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