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Busy, busy, busy… and then it's New Year's Eve!

It’s been a busy month for Joel and the Emergency Band and it looks like things are going to get busier!

The Keith’s birthday bash at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth earlier in October was a smashing success – a beautiful night after a very sketchy afternoon – and somewhere in the neighbourhood of 7000 fans rocking out.

This weekend saw a completely different kind of rocking out as Joel took the stage at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium during the Halifax Pop Explosion to play a sold out show with Symphony Nova Scotia. If you weren’t one of the lucky ones in the building,

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Do something with a Blundstone 2006

Blundstone Footwear and Australian Boot Company is hosting this third annual fundraising party to benefit Sketch. Sketch is a Toronto based charity whose mandate is working arts for street involved and homeless youth. 40 pairs of adults Blundstone boots and 10 pair of Kid?s Blunnies will be artistically painted, sculpted, welded, cut, pasted or stitched to create the most outrageous and unique pair of Blundstone boots. This year including ‘arted’ boots from Sarah Harmer, Hawksley Workman and Joel Plaskett.

The party takes place October 13th at Steam Whistle Brewing in Toronto, ON. For more information, visit

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Free Toronto Show Announced!

Mark off Sunday, October 1st in your calendar. CBC Radio 3 and Bande a Part are launching their biggest live event ever, October 1st at Kool Haus in Toronto. It’s called ‘See Vous Play’ and features four of Canada’s most popular indie artists — two English and two French — on the same bill.

The Joel Plaskett Emergency
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton
Les Trois Accords
Les Breastfeeders

Yes, the event is totally FREE! You’ve still got to reserve your spot to get in, though. Visit

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