Vancouver alternative rock legends The Odds have gotten together with their pals from Kids in the Hall, to create a Good Weird Story, a wild and hilarious concert/play about the band's storied 22 year history. When you spend over twenty years playing in a band, you pick up a few stories along the way. If there's a steady rise to fame, a mysterious hiatus, and a sparkling return there is frequently a good back-story. Formed in Vancouver in 1987 The Odds had a great run with platinum albums and consistent critical acclaim. After four albums and hits like “It Falls Apart,” “Eat My Brain,” “Make You Mad” and “Someone Who’s Cool,” the band took a long hiatus to return in 2008 with the LP Cheerleader (the first album of new material since 1996's Nest). The recently reunited group then threw itself into a strange and exotic creative endeavour -- storytime theatre.
"I guess you'd call it a play," says Craig Northey, Odds' long-time singer and guitarist. "It's a narrative about our strange history. We weave these ideas and war stories between [performing] the songs. There are visuals too with a big screen running simultaneous photos, effects and clips. It all works together to take people on a different ride than that of a regular concert."
"The last thing we wanted was some dreary 20th anniversary run through the back catalogue. We wanted to get to the core of why we are still out there as a creatively vital band." Northey co-wrote the script with his long time collaborators Kevin MacDonald and Bruce McCulloch from comedy legends “Kids in the Hall.” It's a hilarious and highly entertaining ride full of all the band's solid gold hits - an anthology, an autobiography and a concert all wrapped up in one.
The band is in the Kingston area to record their newest cd at the Bath House Studio and will present A Good Weird Story for one night only on Tuesday July 6 8pm at the Octave Theatre. Tickets are available at Brian's Record Option, Renaissance Music, and The Kingston Guitar Shop.
A Good Weird Story
A Concert/Play written by Craig Northey with Bruce McCulloch and Kevin MacDonald
Tuesday, July 6, 8pm
Octave Theatre, 711 Dalton Ave. Kingston
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door (if available)
On sale now at Brian's Record Option (613 542-2452 for phone orders)
Kingston Guitar Shop
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