When we ran an on-line poll a┬ámonth or so ago asking readers who should review the latest CD by these Regina pop rock stalwarts we detected in some of the responses a degree of hostility toward the band. Here’s a link to the review that was eventually written. Now, if you notice, they’re on the cover of our Sept. 22 issue. Their music might not be to everyone’s taste. But one thing you can’t deny is that they’re a hard-working band who have managed to garner some pretty decent critical and commercial attention outside the province.

Having toured western Canada, the band hits its hometown tonight for a show at the Exchange with We Are the City and Sun Wizard. After this show, they’ll head south of the border for shows in Minneapolis, Chicago, Cleveland, Brooklyn and Boston before returning north for dates in central Canada and the Maritimes.

To close, here’s a link to a post James did awhile back featuring the video for “Traveller’s Digest” off Summer of Lust.

And if you’re looking for something to do earlier in the day, there’s an open house at the CBC Building on Broad near College to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the public broadcaster. They’ll be all sorts of local media celebrities there, and all sorts of entertainment and family-friendly activities. The open house runs from noon to 5 p.m. Here’s a link to CBC’s website where you’ll find a schedule of events.