Pick of the Day: Two Hours Traffic

It wasn’t too long ago, I think, that Two Hours Traffic were through here. Considering they’re based out of Prince Edward Island it’s probably not too surprising that they spend a lot of time on the road. Size-wise, PEI is just a potato skin under 2200 sq miles. So it’s pretty freaking tiny,  and it wouldn’t take too long before a band based there would exhaust their venue options and be forced to go off island.

Tonight Two Hours Traffic is at the Exchange. Backing them up is a band called The Jezabels (pictured). They’re apparently from Australia, and their presence on this tour is somewhat ironic given that Two Hours Traffic have a tune called “Jezebel”. Tix are $12 at the door.

Also on tonight, University of Regina English prof Michael Trussler is speaking at Chapters as part of the Coffeehouse Controversies series. The topic of his talk, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is Invisible Cities. 

Author: Gregory Beatty

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5 thoughts on “Pick of the Day: Two Hours Traffic”

  1. I was just thinking that was a decent shot! Band photos are really tough–there’s so many cliches. Like posing in front of a brick wall.

    There’s probably a really good blog somewhere dedicated to band photography. I should find it. If anyone has a link, feel free to share.

  2. Don’t know of such a blog, but one of my favourite album covers – front, inside, and back – is Crosby, Stills and Nash’s first LP.

  3. It’s okay and I like the band, but at the risk of sounding simplistic, I just think Canadian indie bands have developed a habit of trying too hard: 1. looking remote; 2. looking like they’ve been taken by surprise; 3. looking like they’re not paying attention; 4. looking like they’re deep in shallow thought. There’s some aesthetic at play. For my money, nothing beats the 80s alt bands-hijinx and genuine disconcern.

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