So...every year about this time Hibou likes to play a show in honour of our good friend Sky Shaver's Birthday. He's a wonderful guy, the kind of guy you're surprised you're not reading about in some Beat generation novel. He plays some pretty excellent music too.
Come out and see it all happen:
Saturday July 19th Old York Tavern (Niagara Street at Wellington -just south of King) The line up will be: 10:30 Hibou 12:00 Sky Shaver and the Gorcey Family Band
Hibou’s music is for anyone who has ever seen the inside of a dark bar at last call or have ever felt like the Smiths or Metric were writing songs just for them.
Singer Tracey Adams-Thibaudeau’s voice is a warm gun polished with gin and tears. Her songwriting, at once both cynical and sweet, makes you feel as if her performance is extracting secrets from your inner 12-year-old’s diary and whispering them into the ear of your burned-out, 9-to-5 commuter.
On Hibou’s first album, ‘Today’s Vices’, Adams-Thibaudeau’s musical partner, Sergio Abegao pulls the tones from her voice with his pants-throbbing guitar, heart-widowing beats and BFF back-up vocals, as well as being the production genius behind all their musical arrangements.
They have been steady climbers in the Toronto indie music scene since 2006, having performed as live guests on radio stations CIUT and CKLU as well as playing to big crowds at numerous venues, including The Drake Hotel and The Gladstone. Recently, they passed a milestone when they performed at The Ultra Music Festival in Miami FL, as one of a small handful of live performers at the massive, legendary electronic music festival.