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HERO WORSHIP TRIP

Poster By: Geoff Marshall

POSTER BY: GEOFF MARSHALL

 

DANY LAJ AND THE LOOKS HERO WORSHIP TRIP 2014

It was a grey, dismal afternoon in March of 2014 when Montreal’s Dany Laj and the Looks marched up to Moncton, New Brunswick’s abandoned and foreboding Castle Manor. Armed only with their instruments and the driving force of rock ‘n’ roll (and of course a couple of cameras to capture the monumental moment), the trio summoned the ghosts of the faded beauty, growing stronger and stronger with each successive note. The band’s dark powers reaching full strength, they forged on and continued to conquer Canada’s Maritimes. Upon returning home to Montreal, Dany Laj and the Looks devised a dastardly plot to fully utilize their newfound might, and so present Ontario with The Hero Worship Trip, in which audiences from Toronto to Sudbury will tremble and kneel at the frenzied power-pop force wrought forth by our beloved villains. Zounds!

April 23rd – Horseshoe Tavern  -Toronto On w/ Holly Golightly

April 24th – The Black Dog Pub  – Bayfield On

April 25th – The Clarkson Pub – Barrie On  w/ Ruby Valentina

April 26th – The Hive – Kitchener On w/ Jackets(Jack McCnairn) & Teen Violence

May 9th – Raven and Republic – North Bay On w/ B.A. Johnston

May 10th – Townehouse Tavern  – Sudbury On w/ B.A. Johnston

 

 

 

 

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SELL THE CASTLE

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DANY LAJ AND THE LOOKS SELL THE CASTLE TOUR 2014

When Montreal’s Dany Laj and the Looks saw a real estate listing for a real, live castle for sale in Moncton, New Brunswick, they knew they had to seize the opportunity to see the thing for themselves – and what better occasion to plan their triumphant return to the Maritimes around? Yes, folks, Dany Laj and the Looks are happy to announce that they will be bringing their own memorable brand of ’70s/British-influenced rock’n’roll to East Coast Canada once again. Dany Laj has been tirelessly driving back and forth across Canada with his faithful band, The Looks, at his side. Together Laj, bassist Jeanette Dowling, and drummer Lewis Handford, have been winning over Canadian audiences with infectious power-pop melodies and catchy hooks. Check them out for yourself on the band’s first tour of the year, dates below:

 

MARCH 6: K-BARET – CHICOUTIMI (QC)

MARCH 7: K-BARET – CHICOUTIMI (QC)

MARCH 8: MICHAEL’S – HALIFAX (NS) w/ The Sorrys, Fat Stupids

MARCH 10: PLAN B (MONCTON DOESN’T SUCK FEST) – MONCTON (NB) w/ Jeep-O

MARCH 11: PLAN B (MONCTON DOESN’T SUCK FEST) – MONCTON (NB) w/Deco

MARCH 12: SPLITCROW – ANTIGONISH (NS)

MARCH 13: THE CAPITAL – FREDERICTON (NB)

MARCH 14: PEPPER’S PUB – SAINT JOHN (NB)

MARCH 15: AC SHARKY’S – FLORENCEVILLE (NB)

 

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EXCLAIM TV!

The good patriots at ExclaimTV! (http://exclaim.ca/) have featured us in a video session we did the last time we were at The Magpie Taproom in Toronto.  Check it out here: 

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ANOTHER YEAR AGAIN

 

photo by: Justin Lamothe

photo by: Justin Lamothe

Hello you fine patriots of Dany Laj and the Looks. 2013 has been another great for us. Thanks to you guys, really. Seems like we’ve played just about everywhere we can play in eastern Canada. We are very grateful that people like you keep coming back. 2014 has lots of promise. You’ll see us just about everywhere again and you’ll also see some new releases. Lots of work ahead but we’re getting there. Keep an eye on this blog and the site’s shows section for news about what’s shaping up to be an exciting 2014. East coast tour coming up in March. January shows listed below.   Dany Laj and the Looks wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year!

January 2014

16 – BAY CITY MUSIC HALL – HAMILTON ON

17 – THE HORSESHOE TAVERN – TORONTO ON – * JIM JONES REVUE & THE MILLWINDERS (TICKETS: http://ticketf.ly/17sEavV)

18 – LOLA’S – CORNWALL ON

23 – PETIT CAMPUS – MONTREAL QC (ALL AGES)

Also below check out  this sweet photo session done by Sudbury’s own Justin Lamothe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinlamothe/) at our show on December 19th at The Townehouse Tavern in Sudbury ON.

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I WANT TO HOLD YOUR BEER

 

Hey kids. Dany Laj and The Looks are coming to your town to hold your beer for ya. In other news they are also playing Rock ‘n Roll. If you haven’t figured out  what the craze is all about. Just get there. Here’s how and where.

September 27th – The Back Hole (5866 Avenue du parc)  – Montreal QC

October 3rd – The Moustache Club – Oshawa ON

October 4th – The Phog Lounge – Windsor ON

October 5th – The Sister – Toronto ON

October 11th – Barfly – Montreal QC

October 12th – Lola’s – Cornwall ON

That awesome poster up there is by Geoff Marshall

 

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SUPER FURRY PARTY

 

We just encountered our 5th trip to the east coast this year, and what a great time it was. Ya, we had a van breakdown, but we made it. We just keep pushing. This week we are heading to Toronto for the Out Of The Box Music Festival. We are playing on Friday night (August 23rd) at Handlebar in the infamous Kensington Market. We just finalized three dates that we’ll be doing in October with England’s The Luka State. Also coming up we have three shows in la belle province:  two of them with MTL’s newest garage/rock ‘n roll duo Kuhmfert. Also shows coming up in north Ontario.  I will leave you with some pics of the tour, upcoming shows and a video from Ottawa’s Beyond The Pale Brewery that features “Mr. Rebound” . Be sure to always check the “shows” section. – perhaps we’ll see ya down the road.

– El Lajolinski

 

AUGUST 23RD – OUT OF THE BOX FESTIVAL AT HANDLEBAR – TORONTO ON

AUGUST 27TH – BISTRO BAR LE TRANSIT – TERREBONNE QC W/ BOBBY DOVE

AUGUST 28TH – L’UNIVERS ROCK – JOLIETTE QC

AUGUST 29TH – BARFLY W/ KUHMFERT – MONTREAL QC W/ KUHMFERT & BELIEVE E.S.P

AUGUST 31ST – LE SOUS BOIS – CHICOUTIMI QC W/ KUHMFERT

SEPTEMBER 7TH – 3030 DUNDAS WEST – TORONTO ON W/ BOBBY DOVE AND DJ DAVY LOVE

SEPTEMBER 13TH – FOX AND FIDDLE – NORTH BAY ON

SEPTEMBER 14TH – THE TOWNEHOUSE TAVERN – SUDBURY ON W/ LIAM MACKENZIE AND YOUNG RUST & GEYSER

BEYOND THE PALE BREWERY VIDEO:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0uOLLDsgQw

 

 

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EAST COAST KNOCKOUT

 

Touring around in a rock ‘n roll band can be somewhat of a boxing match – you need to be able to take some punches as well as you can throw them. You can’t just admit to defeat and be a wimp. Dany Laj is now attempting his 9th round comeback in Canada’s maritimes. Most wonder why he’s still standing but when you can write hooks, left hooks and take it on the chin with ‘Looks’ in your corner, there’s no reason to throw in the towel. Muhammad Ali said it best: “Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.” Come see what the fuss is all about.

 

TOUR DATES

AUGUST 7TH – THE SEAHORSE TAVERN – HALIFAX NS

AUGUST 8TH – PLAN B – MONCTON NB

AUGUST 9TH – RESTO BAR LE DECK – EDMUNSTON NB

 

ALSO FOR THE PEOPLE OF HAMILTON ON. DO NOT MISS US AT THIS AIN’T HOLLYWOOD AS WE ARE OPENING FOR LEGENDARY PUNK ROCKER SONNY VINCENT ON AUGUST 4TH. SEE YA THERE!

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CREAMSICLES

Hot Stuff. We just moved into a new place in Montreal and for the occasion we’ll be playing a show in our new hood, at L’Esco (4467 St-Denis) on Friday July 12th with Yardlets (Mtl) and The BB Guns (T.O.).  It’ll be a hell of a party. The next night we’re off to Cornwall ON for the Lift Off hot-air balloon festival. We’ll be playing this bar called Lola’s. If you haven’t seen it yet here’s a link  to the feature Aux TV did on us for NXNE. (http://www.aux.tv/2013/06/nxne-questionnaire-dany-laj-and-the-looks-on-why-theyre-the-real-deal/) Also, I am gonna post some pics taken by our friend Jay Miller that he took during two of our shows from our NXNE marathon a couple weeks back. Keep checking the shows section. Things are coming in quite fast. Hold tight. News coming soon on the new 45 and possibly a live tape.  And yes, we are back out east in August, in addition to a Quebec tour for the end of August – we’re hammering out the final details now, so stay tuned!  Thanks for your support. – El Lajolinski

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NXNE ’13

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SUMMER ’13

Hey guys’n’gals!

I’d like to start by saying thank you to everyone who has come out to see us play during the Popefully Yours Tour, all the bands we played with, and everyone that helped us along the way, from Sudbury ON to Halifax NS – we had a fantastic time. Summer has started to kick in here in Montreal and we are enjoying some much needed time off. Everyone who’s been following us understands that we’ve basically spent 10 months on the road, sometimes not knowing where we  lived or where we were stationed. We got a new jam space and have been working on some new songs. I mean after all that’s been happening over the last year, there are plenty of new experiences  for a couple of records worth of songs, really. I thought I’d take advantage of this time to let you know what’s going to be happening with us this summer, starting with June 1st at the new Toronto venue our friend Joel French has been promoting, Izakaya Sushi House. We will be playing that show with our Boppa Do Down label mates; The Nature Boys. Should be a party! (https://www.facebook.com/events/134909443360193/?fref=ts)

Then we are back in Toronto for NXNE,  Here are the dates so far.

JUNE 13TH – 3030 Dundas West w/ SHBTI  (Record Release) 10 pm

JUNE 14TH – ‘Of A Kind’ Record shop – 7-7:30 pm.

JUNE 15th –  The Sister – NXNE *official showcase*

JUNE 16th – The Communist’ Daughter – 5-8 pm w/ John Borra and Sam Farrara.

https://www.facebook.com/events/451269904965955/?context=create

 

Our Magwheel Records 45rpm split with The Meeting of Important People (Pittsburgh) is in the works. Waiting on a release date so just hold tight. Look for an announcement in the next couple of weeks.

Also we are gonna be back in the Maritimes in the beginning of August. Look out for those dates.

Also we are in the middle of booking our end of August/September Tour of la belle province of Quebec. Our Boppa Do Down counterparts The Above  (www.theabovebrooklyn.com) will be joining us on that one.

Keep checking in. Always check the “shows” section. New “Foto” section. Enjoy the pics below.  – El Lajolinski


 

 

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