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Tuesday December 8, 2009

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Hi everyone

Please join us and help us to round out a fabulous year of concerts at The Rogue by coming to one - or both - of these shows:


2 nights in (important, important!) 2 different venues:
Friday December 11th 8pm at The WISE HALL, 1882 Adanac Street /
Tickets $25 ($22 members) / Sorry - No Minors

Saturday, December 12th at the ST JAMES HALL3214 West 10th Ave /
Tickets $25 ($22 members) / All Ages - Licenced

Tom Landa and the Paperboys have done it again - a new cd that's bigger, better and even more diverse than the last. Right from the first Orleans-esque blast from the horn section, you know that Callithump is going to take you on a wild musical ride, dancing all the way. It was produced jointly by Landa and revered Victoria musical visionary Joby Baker - who played bass at The Rogue last month with Lester Quitzau - and as its title implies, it's hot, and it packs a punch. There are some scintillating Celtic / Latin fusion dance numbers and also some melodic, more introspective songs.

The latest line-up of the band - now known as Los Paperboys - includes Spirit of the West founder Geoffrey Kelly on flute and whistle, Brad Gillard on banjo, Sam Esecson on drums and percussion, and fantastic young fiddle protégée from Victoria, Kalissa Hernandez (she will be replaced by Seattle's Mark Sullivan on fiddle for the Saturday show). There is also a brass section, which boasts young Cuban-emigre Miguelito Valdez, who learned his trade in Havana with the Buena Vista Social Club, and who now leads his own excellent combo, Puro Son. With Nick La Riviere on trombone and Kareem Kandi on sax this manifestation of Los Paperboys will definitely kick! But don't be misled by the size of the band - this is far more than a rocking dance band. Los Paperboys balance things out with some soulful Latin grooves, delectable Celtic airs, and compellingly topical songs