The Kiltlifters

Kiltlifters - west coast ska hosers

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Kiltlifters - rallying on New Years Eve!!

Kiltlifters on New Years Eve!!! That's right, we're pretty stoked...we haven't played a New Years Eve show since the huge CHUM TV bash in downtown Nanaimo a few years ago. Deli trays were rallied then, and Saltspring Porter will be rallied this time.

Kiltlifters New Years Eve Party
Moby's Pub, Ganges, Salt Spring Island
10pm start
$4 cover... cheaper than any pub or bar you might go to!

And... to the Nanaimoites... come on down and check out side projects of different Kiltlifter members: Jimmy Hazzard and Macaque, playing at the Cambie on Friday, Dec 29th!

Friday, December 01, 2006

December shows

Aight, here's the heads up....

We Kiltlifters have two shows booked in December. The first is a return to the Mt. Washington Alpine Ski Resort... Fat Teddy's Pub, to be precise, Saturday Dec 16. We're playing with a number of other acts as part of the mountain's annual food bank benefit. So, it's only gonna cost ya some food or toys to get in!

Event starts at 9pm...not sure what time our set will be. Anyway, we'll be rallying down the slopes all day during the day, so come find us on the lifts or in a heap in front of a pine tree.

Second show is up in Cumberland, and one of our fave venues: the Waverly (Waverley?), Friday Dec 22. Give yourself an early Xmas present and come out to the show... rumour has it that Dr. Tre is! Start time should be somewhere around 9pm, I'll confirm this as we get closer to the show.

Finally...a quick reminder that 4 of us Kiltlifters are in a side-project band called "Macaque." We're opening up with the Droptones for the legendary Skatalites at Legends Pub in Victoria, this Sunday, Dec 3rd. Doors are at 8, so I expect Macaque to be in your face at around 8:30. Tix are 25 bucks at the door, or 22 in advance at Fascinating Rhythms in Nanaimo or at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, or the Strathcona Hotel in Victoria. Check this show out!!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

we're working on it

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

whoa, long time coming

Got hassled by Jer and Elyse as to the state o' the blog...and rightly so. Apologies for the lack of updates. I'm wearing your pants.

Status right now: working on the new CD. Slowly but surely. Schedules of us band members are pretty conflicting at the moment. But there be many tracks of drums done, some bass, a bit of guitar and horns, so it's happening, and we're pretty stoked.

Gigs? Looks like Dec 16th on Mt. Washington is gonna happen. And we've been invited to play a gig with the most excellent Skatomatics in Vancouver in December, still have to see if that's rallyable.

Also, some of us are taking part in a project band that's going to open up the Skatalites show in Victoria on Sunday, Dec 3rd. It's called Macaque (say it out loud, heh heh.)

More info to come soon, and more often. We love you all. And you, sure.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Labour Day weekend

Labour Day weekend! Who be up for some beers? It's Longwood time!

So, the Pender Island gig -- not happening. But we've got two shows lined up:

Friday Sept 8: The Gathering Place (790 North Road), Gabriola Island -- all ages show!! W/ NASA Took This Picture, and a guitar solo competition sponsored by Music Maxx. Winner gets a bitchin' axe. No word as to if Kayle is going to take part. 7pm-11pm.

Sat Sept 9: take an early ferry back to Van Isle and get down to Vic for the Great Canadian Beer Fest (Day 2!). Looks like we'll be playing an acoustic set sometime during the event (noon-7pm), then jamming at a big afterparty. I look forward to sharing stories of the carnage.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Pender Bender?

So we're supposed to be playing on Pender Island next weekend, the Sunday o' Labour Day long weekend. We want to be there. The Resort wants us to be there. But there's a middleman that hasn't confirmed the whole process. So while we'd love to advertise the gig...well...

At least we can advertise that we're playing at the Great Canadian Beer Fest, in Victoria, Saturday September 9...

...and possible good news about an opening slot with Cat Empire? We'll keep ya posted...

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Bathtubbin Fest!

yo MC MC lay me down some phat phunky beats:

So enough of this ska fest talk cause I'm here to say
The kiltlifters be tuning up again and ready to play
Swylana lagoon you know there won't be much room
cause all our ska homies wanna hear the kilts go boom!
So if your feeling fresh and ready to get jiggy with the best
make sure you pop down to Thursday Night at the Fest
9'oclock's the time to be, the band stage by the sea
So all ya crazy hosers come party with thee

Heh heh, Matt thought he was the only one who could drop da rhymes.
Last minute post to announce the Kiltlifters will be playing from 9-10PM at Swylana Lagoon in Nanaimo to kick off this years Bathtub Marine Festival. Its an all ages FREE show of course so come one come all. What post would be complete without paying homage to our main man Tim Horton. It wouldn't. We are playing the Tim Horton's Marine Festival Entertainment Stage in case there was any confusion about 'where' in Swylana Lagoon.