Review: The Stogies live at The Rock House

Review: The Stogies live at The Rock House

Playing their second show in two nights in St. John’s, Newfoundland, The Stogies took the stage at The Rock House on George Street on July 19, 2013. The Halifax, Nova Scotia-based group shared the stage with local favourites the Long Distance Runners and Pathological Lovers. The Stogies were joined on tour by the Long Distance Runners on the Runnin’ on Fumes Tour that took both bands across the east coast of Canada.

The Stogies, playing and visiting Newfoundland for the very first time, kicked off the evening with their set. They began the evening with their amps turned to eleven, and started the night off right.

The band played a 45 minute set consisting originals, covers and even a tribute to the late Jay Smith—former guitarist of Matt Mays’ band who passed in March. The Stogies played tracks off their 2011 EP, No Couth, No Class, No Nothin’ , including “Any Old Friends” and “Skeleton Crew.”

Ending their set with a cover of The Who’s “Baba O’Riley”—which was a brave attempt considering they were missing their keyboardist—the band set the bar for the rest of the evening with the Long Distance Runners and Pathological Lovers to follow suit.

The group played the previous evening at The Levee in St. John’s, NL, where they were joined by local groups BOATTS and Ted Dancin. The Stogies will return to Halifax where they will play a few shows before they look at heading into the studio to record their first full-length album

-Warren Gordon- Canadian Beats

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