The Bombers are playing in LaRonge tonight. They're also playing in Regina. How can they play in two places at once? By being two different Bombers. The ones who are playing in LaRonge are the Flin Flon Bombers of the SJHL. They currently sit first in the Bauer Conference with 76 points. Only the Sherwood Conference-leading Weyburn Red Wings, with 78 points, have a better league record. The LaRonge Wolves are having an okay year too. Right now, they're fourth in the Bauer with 62 points. So should be a good match-up.
Meanwhile, in Regina, the Hot Blood Bombers will be storming the stage at O'Hanlon's Pub with Ian LaRue & the Condors backing them up. The hard-rocking Regina trio have been on the road a fair bit lately. When I last spoke to guitarist/vocalist Dave Schneider in September he said he and bandmates Herb Exner (drums) and Shane Grass (bass) had laid down 13 new tracks for an album that would be released in 2010. So keep an eye out.
Ian LaRue & the Condors played Lydia's in Saskatoon last night. In a preview last issue, our sister paper Planet S described LaRue as possessing a "darkly emotive" songwriting style. He and his band hail from ... oh, this is too rich. They hail from Winnipeg. Home to the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Here's video of the follow-up to the Best of Regina commercial we ran last year on CBC-TV where we used the Hot Blood Bombers' tune "Cold City" for the soundtrack. Enjoy. (Facebook)
Also on tap tonight at the Club is a Grassroots Regina gig headlining Jory Nash with local singer-songwriter John Fettes backing him up. Here's video of Nash doing Gordon Lightfoot's song "If You Could Read My Mind" from a Toronto tribute show in January 2009. (YouTube)