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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Shows/Events 2008 and older

INTERNATIONAL POP OVERTHROW 2008
Friday Nov. 28th @ The Rivoli (Toronto)

8:00 Cold Dead Hands
8:30 Andy Butler and The 905’s
9:00 Wendy Ip
9:30 Square Root Of Margaret
10:00 The Human Statues
10:30 The Nines
11:00 The Matavaras
11:30 The Dropjoys

Saturday Nov. 29th @ 33 Hess (Hess Village, Hamilton)

Blind Mule
The Dirty Love Band
Square Root of Margaret

Dec. 19th & 20th @ The Elephant's Nest (Chatham)

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SHOWS ARCHIVE
Oct. 18, 2008 -=SROM=-Kitchener, ON. The Boathouse wsg... TO BE ANNOUNCED! www.srom.net
Sep. 13, 2008 -=SROM=-Chatham, ON. The Elephant's Nest wsg... TO BE ANNOUNCED! www.srom.net
Sep. 12, 2008 -=SROM=-Chatham, ON. The Elephant's Nest wsg... TO BE ANNOUNCED! www.srom.net
Sep. 06, 2008 -=SROM=- Chatham, ON. The KBD Club wsg The Sound of Static! The Peace Leeches! www.srom.net
November 16 / 17 - 2007: Eric Welton + Po Cadot @ Elephant's Nest in Chatham
AUG 19 - 2007 UNDERWATER SOLITAIRE - CD RELEASE PARTY @@@ TWISTERs in CHATHAM
Aug 5, 2007 Stillframe @ Twisters
Aug 3 + 4, 2007 Stillframe @ elephant's nest
Friday, July 07 Square Root of Margaret @ Chatham, ON. The Elephant's Nest
Friday, July 06 Square Root of Margaret @ Chatham, ON. The Elephant's Nest
June 23, 2007 Stillframe @ twisters
Friday, June 22 Square Root of Margaret @ The PHOG Lounge
April 6th, 2007 Square Root of Margaret @ Chatham, ON. The Elephant's Nest
April 6th, 2007 Square Root of Margaret @ Chatham, ON. The Elephant's Nest
March 17, 2007 The Incredible BOB HILTZ @ ELEPHANT's NEST in Chatham
Feb 23rd and 24th - The Incredible BOB HILTZ @ ELEPHANT's NEST in Chatham
Feb - 2 - 2007 - The Incredible BOB HILTZ @ Alibi's in WINDSOR
JAN 27, 2007 - UnderWater Solitaire @ Twisters in Chatham -- be there 7:00 pm
Dec. 30, 2006 - Square Root of Margaret @ Chatham, ON. The Elephant's Nest Happy Holidays Show!
Dec. 29, 2006 - Square Root of Margaret @ Chatham, ON. The Elephant's Nest wsg The Ride Theory!
Nov. 19, 2006 - Square Root of Margaret @ Chatham, ON. Twisters! ALL AGES SHOW! wsg The Ride Theory!
Nov. 18, 2006 - Square Root of Margaret @ Windsor, ON. The Phog Lounge opening for The Ride Theory!
Nov. 04, 2006 - Square Root of Margaret @ Chatham, ON. The Elephant's Nest more TBA!
Nov. 03, 2006 - Square Root of Margaret @ Chatham, ON. The Elephant's Nest more TBA!
Oct. 21, 2006 - The Incredible BOB HILTZ @ Alibi's in WINDSOR, ONTARIO
Oct. 16, 2006 - The Incredible BOB HILTZ @ Chatham, ON - William Street Cafe
Oct. 16, 2006 - Square Root of Margaret @ Thunder Bay, ON. TBA West Coast Tour! more TBA!
Oct. 14, 2006 - THIS SATURDAY - Hey! Death? @ alex p. keaton in london
Oct. 14, 2006 - Square Root of Margaret @ TBA TBA West Coast Tour! more TBA!
Oct. 13, 2006 - Square Root of Margaret @ Lethbridge, AB. Tongue 'N Groove West Coast Tour! more TBA!
July 14, 2006 OBSERVATORY and Square Root of Margaret The Elephant's Nest
May 18, 2006 Square Root of Margaret wsg Vacuity and The Strange! The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
May 13, 2006 Square Root of Margaret The Elephant's Nest
May 12, 2006 Square Root of Margaret The Elephant's Nest
May 6th, 2006 Square Root of Margaret w/ The Canons The Last Drop - London
May 5th, 2006 Square Root of Margaret w/ The Canons The Phog - Windsor
April 10, 2006 Cam Murray and The Hip Bones @ the Alex P. Keaton
March 30, 2006 Cam Murray TBA
March 4th 2006 Inoke Errati w/A Capricious Youth @ The Coach and Horses in Windsor, ON wsg/ A Capricious Youth
February 20th 2006 Inoke Errati w/The Salads @ The Chubby Pickle in Windsor, ON w/ The Salads
February 7th 2006 Inoke Errati @ The Thirsty Scholar (University of Windsor Pub), Benefit for House Fire victims
January 28th, 2006 Ghost Town Minstrels
10 PM @ Elephant's Nest
January 27th, 2006 Ghost Town Minstrels
10 PM @ Elephant's Nest
January 14, 2005 Square Root of Margaret ??? London ???
January 13, 2005 Square Root of Margaret The Phog Lounge
January 07, 2005 Square Root of Margaret opening for The Greys!
Help celebrate their CD release! Elephant's Nest
January 6th, 2006 Observatory1 opening for The Greys! Help celebrate their CD release! Elephant's Nest
January 6th, 2006 Seven Sided Animal / Abacus And guests

7:00p.m. 122 Fredrick st. Kitchener
The Registry Theatre
$10 @ door
$5 c.d.'s


New Years 2006 (December 31)

THE REPERTOIRE


MORPETH COMMUNITY CENTRE, MORPETH ONTARIO
DECEMBER 31, 2005
8 PM - 1 AM
519-674-0979 Tickets $20

December 23, 2005 Square Root of Margaret w' special guests Mechanical Farmhand! 10 PM @ Elephant's Nest
November 17, 2005 Robert Pollard - Book Signing 7PM Books & Co. Dayton, Ohio
November 15, 2005 Robert Pollard - Book Signing 5:30PM Barnes & Noble. Chicago (DePaul)
November 14, 2005 Robert Pollard - Book Signing 7PM Barnes & Noble. New York (Chelsea)
October 27, 2005 Balls of Love link Appearing at "The Trailer" in Tilbury
October 22, 2005 Square Root of Margaret w/ D. Trevlon The Courtyard, London Ontario
October 24, 2005 Hey Death link and friends The Spoke in London
October 21, 2005 Tricky Woo 10 PM Call the Office in London
October 21, 2005 Po and Ryan "The Ghost Town Minstrels" @ The Elephants Nest
September 27, 2005 Inoke Errati w/ TBA The Chubby Pickle www.thechubbypickle.com
September 24, 2005 Queen - It's a Kind of Magic Tour The John Labatt Centre in London
September 23, 2005 to October 8th, 2005 Square Root of Margaret EAST COAST TOUR link
September 20, 2005 Square Root of Margaret w/ The High Dials! The PHOG in Windsor
September 19, 2005 Square Root of Margaret w/The Octopus Project! The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Ont
September 17, 2005 Square Root of Margaret w/ My Soft Frequency The PHOG in Windsor
September 16, 2005 Square Root of Margaret w/ The Greys @KBD in Chatham
September 13, 2005 THE DEPORTEES link @ Salt Lounge
King St, London
$3 door. Show starts around 10pm
September 10, 2005 Hey Death link @ Perth Hall in London. (Bring an extra pair of pants just in case).
September 4, 2005 Dead Girls Union link w/ Flatlined, Monday's Child
Knumbskull, The Nerve @Twisters Nightclub in Chatham Doors open @ 6pm
$6 Cover charge -- All ages welcome!

August 30, 2005 Square Root of Margaret w/ Of Montreal !!!! link The Casbah in Hamilton
August 26, 2005 THE DEPORTEES, OSTERBERG, TERMINAL WALLYS, SOCIETAL HEMORRHAGE
http://www.deportees.com
@ Call The Office
216 York St. London
$5 door. show starts at 9:30.
August 17, 2005 Square Root of Margaret w/ MYSTERY BAND The Horseshoe in Toronto www.srom.net
August 16, 2005 The Constantines Call the Office in London
August 13, 2005 Inoke Errati w/ The Perms PHOG @ 9PM
August 13, 2005 Inoke Errati w/ The Perms The Chubby Pickle @ 5PM
August 11, 2005 The Dead Kennedy's Call the Office in London
August 9, 2005 Inoke Errati w/ The Perms Rancho Relaxo in Toronto
August 4, 2005 Inoke Errati The Chubby Pickle www.thechubbypickle.com
July 20, 2005 Foreign Film Star At Leopard's in Windsor, on stage with peelers
June 26, 2005 Square Root of Margaret w/Dreskin Trevelon TBA
June 25, 2005 Square Root of Margaret w/Dreskin Trevelon TBA
June 24, 2005 Square Root of Margaret w/Dreskin Trevelon Montreal, PQ
June 17, 2005 Inoke Errati w/Flint The Big Bad Basilica in Windsor
June 10, 2005 Square Root of Margaret w/Dreskin Trevelon The Phog in Windsor
May 30, 2005 Inoke Errati w/ Suburban Pop Project & .50 The Salt Lounge in London
May 28, 2005 Square Root of Margaret link TBA
May 27, 2005 Square Root of Margaret w/Ghost Town Minstrels The Wick in London
May 24, 2005 Foreign Film Star and Focal Point + Inoke Errati The Chubby Pickle in Windsor
May 22, 2005 Hells Bells - AC/DC Tribute Jerseys in Chatham
May 10, 2005 Inoke Errati w/ Foreign Film Star Woody's Outhouse in Windsor @ 10:30 PM
April 23, 2005 Ashes of Soma w/ Foreign Film Star The Phog in Windsor
April 19, 2005 Square Root of Margaret The Horseshoe in Toronto (New Music Night)
April 17, 2005 CIA (The Cause... if anything) link Twisters in Chatham
April 8, 2005 Square Root of Margaret The Last Drop in London
March 31, 2005 Inoke Errati w/ Other Bands To be announced University of Windsor
March 26, 2005 Square Root of Margaret The Elephant's Nest
March 26, 2005 Inoke Errati w/ The Living Daylights + Fuzeus The Trinity Lounge in Sarnia
March 11, 2005 Hey Death The Spoke Lounge in London
March 8, 2005 Hey Death The UCC in London
Feb. 11+12, 2005 Bob Hiltz The Elephant's Nest
Jan. 18, 2005 Inoke Errati Woody's Outhouse in Windsor
Jan. 7 + 8, 2005 Bob Hiltz The Elephant's Nest
Dec. 22 + 23, 2004 The Funked Brethren w/ Bob Hiltz The Elephant's Nest
Dec. 18, 2004 Square Root of Margaret
The Elephant's Nest
Dec. 9, 2004 Hey Death The Tantra Lounge in London
Dec. 1, 2004 James Brown The John Labatt Centre in London
Nov. 26, 2004 Sarah Hiltz Faith Community Church
Nov. 23, 2004 Finding Core Twisters
Nov. 19, 2004 Ted Leo / Pharmacists Magic Stick, Detroit
Nov. 18, 2004 The Pixies State Theater, Detroit
Nov. 14, 2004 Marilyn Manson State Theater, Detroit
Nov. 12 + 13, 2004 Felonius Monk Johnny Quests in Thamesville
Oct. 26, 2004 Guided By Voices and Tobin Sprout The Majestic in Detroit
Sep. 25, 2004 Bob Hiltz The Elephant's Nest
Sep. 16, 2004 Janet Theory St. Clair College
Jul. 17, 2004 Square Root of Margaret The Drake in Toronto

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

We Can Work it Out...

Well, I am speaking terms again, with the BLAudio guys. When they all finally got all the facts, they realized, it was their fault, and they felt bad. Now that they know there is a soldering problem, they realize the 'shock' issue is indeed an issue.

The studio is still down, and my board's being looked at locally. I apologize again, to the bands who wanted in here during the Christmas break (which was almost everybody), and to the Sarnia guys who wanted to do some ad's. I think I'll be back up and running in 2 or 3 weeks. Merry Christmas everybody.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

What a total disaster. Here's why the studio is still down...

Long story short, the Mod went badly. There's a few guys in town who might be able to salvage it. I'm also looking at a replacement and/or backup solution. Sorry for the delay guys.

Monday, December 1, 2008





































(LDCK08CD) LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE - A Chatham Kent Indie Compilation
Year: 2008

Format: CD

Credits:

Tracks:

Notes:
Includes tracks from Effortless Records recording artists Observatory and Underwater Solitaire

Grant @ ITA Studio














I have no idea when this is from, so I tagged it under 2008.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Leavin' on a Jet Plane

ITA Studio will be out of commission until roughly the 3rd week in December. My board's gone to Chicago to be Frankenstein'd into a Monster. If you haven't already, head on over to this link and check out Captain Zap's EX album. It's a free download, and the good Captain would love the company.

Effortless may yet see a few more releases out before years end. With little more than a month to go, it's going to be pretty close on a few projects. What's up with the Compilation you ask? It's the monkey on my back that just won't die. We're basically sitting at, a few more songs need to finish up in the studio, and then get mastered, and then we're ready to go. The buck stops here, in that, the delay's currently are all my fault. Once my board comes back from Chicago, I'll be back at it again, full steam ahead.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Ex















Years in the making, Captain Zapoleon's 5 song release entitled "Ex" is now available as a web-only download, absolutely free. Tales of Lost Love, Vampires, and casual stimulant addiction is reason alone to check it out. FREE Download is available here.

CAPTAIN ZAPOLEON - Ex


















*Great Loves*
Great loves just won’t go away.
Get out of my head,
I found a bigger, greater love instead.
You don’t mean anything to me.
Another forgotten memory,
That used to mean so much to me.
Now another never meant to be.
Stop haunting me.

*For The Sake Of Argument*
Take it easy on me.
Remember it's still just me.
Though I might-a gone wrong, it’s not all that wrong at all,
its not all that wrong at all.
Oh watch what you say,
It's been a long hard day,
You could turn it around,
Or make it worse with a few words, make it worse with your words.
There’s no need to fight,
I know that your right.
And I'm over that line,
And its time we had it out, and its time we let things out.
Nothing left to say.
So I meet her halfway.
Then we think to ourselves,
Were we really arguing about what we were arguing about?
So let it all out, just let it all out, lay it on me, lay it all on me.

*Keep It From The Man*
You gotta keep it from the man.
You'd better run while you still can.
Head straight down to the underground.
Down below where you won’t be found.
Cause I can hear them, and they’re on their way.
The party’s over and you gotta pay.
Do whatever you can to keep it from the man.
No more lies, no more alibis, those secrets you keep locked inside.
You’re exposed now, you’ve got no disguise. No place to turn, nowhere to hide. It’s over now, time to realize, that you’ll never make it out alive,
All their money that you burned, they want more than that in return. Your broken bones and tired eyes, calluses, and a troubled mind.
Cause you are what they made you, and they made you just to break you.
You are what they made you, and they made you just to break you. That’s if they can.

*Coffee And Cigarettes*
Another coffee, and another cigarette, another glorious morning waking up with you at your apartment. But, we didn't sleep last night, no we didn't sleep the night before, we probably just won't sleep anymore. Cause time's decaying away. Time is always weighing on my mind and there is never enough time. No. Tomorrow I'll be leaving. Yah I hate to go. I feel this thing we got is spinning out of control. But really who needs control, let's just let this thing roll, cause were having a good time, yah were having a great time. Dancing the night long to that Jimi Hendrix song, then you grabbed my hand and we ran all the way home. Strumming your guitar, a summer night in your backyard, you sang me a love song, and I sang you one too. Then another coffee and another cigarette, another glorious morning, waking up with you at your apartment. But we didn't sleep last night, no we didn't sleep at all.

*There is a Vampire Living on Parkstraat*
This one goes to the vampire living on Parkstraat who burns me with her evil gaze.
She sucks the blood right from my fingers. I fall so pale and drained.
Locked in a cage, down in her basement. Alone and cold, I shake.
I write my notes under a dim light, planning my next great escape.
And, all this suffering, and, all for what?
I pray it’s over soon, but I must have prayed too much.
Cause, I’m still here in the dark of my cell.
It’s been a year now, but I can’t tell.
Am I forgotten? Am I forgone?


Credits:
Great Loves
Craig Robinson - Vocals, Guitars
Shannon Kearns - Vocals, Drums
Matt Workman - Bass
For The Sake of Argument
Craig Robinson - Vocals, Guitars
Shannon Kearns - Vocals, Drums
Matt Workman - Vocals
Charlie Miller - Bass
Keep It From The Man
Craig Robinson - Vocals, Guitars
Keith Smith - Drums
Matt Workman - Bass, Vocals, Tambourine
Coffee and Cigarettes
Craig Robinson - Vocals, Guitar
Matt Workman - Telephone, Guitar, Bass, Tambourine
There's A Vampire Living On Parkstraat
Craig Robinson - Vocals, Guitars
Keith Smith - Drums
Written By Craig Robinson between 2002 - 2004.
Recorded by Matt Workman
@ InTouch Studio versions 1 - 3 between 2002 - 2005
Mastered by Matt Workman
@ ITA Studio - November of 2008
Artwork by Craig Robinson
Effortless Records cat# ERG022
© 2008 Effortless Recording Group

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Do you have the Disease?




Bob Hiltz and Chris Wilkins's Chatham Kent Comp is now spreading around town, infecting host after host with sweaty palms, shaky legs, and bouts of involuntary dancing. Originally intended to be a a compilation for CK bands who regularly played Legion shows, the roster was extended to bands from across Chatham kent of all shapes, sizes, and varieties. Davis Block, The Burnouts, The Long Lots, The Grave Misunderstanding, Finding Core, Aaron Allen and the Small City Saints, Stillframe, Leia Weaver, Sarah Hiltz, Prophet Limbo, the Peace Leeches, Watchtower, Us and Omens, How Dare You, the Tom Lockwood Blues Band, Southwest Blues Review, the Ruthless C*** Killers, not to mention Underwater Solitaire and Observatory make up the 19 song track listing.

BUY a copy from us, or from one of the involved bands, or from Frank's Music (downtown Chatham). Thanks for thinking of and including Effortless Records on this Bob! We're very proud to be included on this excellent compilation.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

ITA Studio Pics





























Came across these old(er) photo's today of ITA Studio gear. Ah... Memories. I'll tag these as mid 2008 though I'm not really sure when they are from. The bottom pic is actually probably from 2009 , after Black Lion Audio destroyed my mixing board, because that's the main reason I bought the M-Audio firewire interface. ITA Studio was operational roughly from 2006 to 2009, and met an early demise quite suddenly, and sadly.

Here's a listing of what is in each rack:

Top Pic
ART Headphone Amp
ART Preamp
ART Compressor
Behringer Patch Panel
Universal Audio LA-610

Bottom Pic
Electro Harmonix Tube Pre
Rode NTK Power Supply
Alto Spectrum Analyzer
Power Conditioner
M-Audio Fasttrack
Universal Audio LA-610

Monday, April 7, 2008

Back at it...















It's been a year since Underwater Solitaire has been in studio, recording their first Effortless Records release Teen Heat is Teen Life. The boys are back after a year of playing local shows all over hell's half acre. A year on the circuit, a year of new gear, and 1 year more of songwriting is promising to produce good results, in what will be their first full length release. Stay tuned for more announcements as things unfold.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Old Pic of the BluIgloos @ ITA Studio















I've tagged this for 2008, but I'm not entirely sure if that is accurate. Note the Electronic Drums.