Road Trippin’: Concert Preview 

King Buffalo/ Elder @ The Velvet Underground in Toronto Saturday October 14th

Tomorrow,  after nearly ten years, I’m making a return trip to Toronto to see some live music. Last time it was quite an adventure just getting there. It’s about a three hour car ride north across the Canadian border. I was able to find a hotel room right near the venue where the bands are playing. It’s rated 1 star and located in Chinatown. So my hopes are high for a quality establishment. 

One band playing is from Rochester, NY, only 1 hour away from me. I haven’t had a chance to see them yet. They are King Buffalo 

King Buffalo play a mix of hard rock and blues, infused with psychedelic flourishes. They have found the “green button”. Their music has a narcotic effect. King Buffalo are either the chillest heavy rock band or the heaviest chill rock band I’ve ever heard. It’s quite impressive to be able to pull off. Here is the song Orion. Give it a listen 

The headliner is Elder, from Boston, Massachusetts. They formed as a three piece band and played straightforward metal. Their first album was a concept record about Conan. But over the course of the next couple albums, they expanded their sound. Went away from rough vocals and doom metal tendencies. Elder became a monster all their own. This year they released Reflections of a Floating World, their 5th album. The band added a  second guitarist/ multi instrumentalist to really broaden their sound. Now you can hear keys or lap steel in the mix. There is also a looseness to the music that wasn’t there at the start. Check out the song Blind off their latest record 

Reflections of a Floating World is my pick for Album of the Year so far. This should be a mind bending night of killer music. 

The only downside to the event is that all party favors have to stay at home. Pesky boarder agents love to get elbow deep in my ass. So, if there is anyone who lives near Toronto that wants to help me with my glaucoma medication, I will buy you a ticket to the show and give you rare TGO merchandise I have laying around my office. What a deal!!!

Time to  take this shit show on the road! I’ll hopefully have a night of debauchery to report about. Stay Saucy TGO 

  • Jokes Teller

    Thanks for the mammaries.😉

  • One Mat Gang

    But there was tits in that room. So it was acceptable.

  • Jokes Teller

    Same. The Madonna room was the weakest but after that, it takes off.

  • One Mat Gang

    I friggin love that movie

  • Jokes Teller
  • Howdy Doody ✅ CONSERVATIVE
  • Jerry Eldini

    You never know man, you might get lucky! Must be doing something special to get that one star, I’m fucking dying to find out what it is!

  • One Mat Gang

    Honestly I’m not legally allowed within 500 feet of children, but the ones I try to entice into my van with sweet looking album covers seem totally uninterested

  • do kids these days appreciate cover art?

  • One Mat Gang

    You’re really getting my hopes up. I would be thrilled with a corpse being included with the room.

  • Jerry Eldini

    You got to bring back some pictures man! I’ve been in two star rooms that smelled like piss and had the floors rotting out near the ocean. I mean, how does it even get to one star, does there have to be like a rotting corpse in the closet or something?

  • One Mat Gang

    Thank you. I will tell them Ice T sent me.

  • Ice T

    If you’re staying in Chinatown, you’ll be in walking distance to Kensington market. There are dispensaries there that have been known to sell without a prescription. If you don’t have any luck there, ask one of the many hippies in the area. Follow the smell and all will be well.

  • One Mat Gang

    Here is my prediction. It smells like piss and I get a rash from the bed

  • Steve

    You should do a travel review of the hotel.

  • One Mat Gang

    Yeah. But you don’t have to worry about party favors in TJ

  • mikezippy

    I bet Canada is much nicer then TJ in Mexico.