Thursday, July 29, 2010

TOUR DATES : Yukon Blonde with The Wooden Sky, coast to coast!

With two Polaris long-listed bands, how can you lose? Vancouver's Yukon Blonde and Toronto's The Wooden Sky team up to tour across Canada, from Vancouver to PEI. Vancouverites willing to brave the fireworks crowds will be able to catch YB play a free show as part of the ShoreFest series prior to the Celebration of Lights fireworks display at English Bay.

To hype you up, here is a track each from their respective Polaris nominated albums; Yukon Blonde's self titled, released back in February, and The Wooden Sky's If I Don't Come Home You'll Know I'm Gone.

Yukon Blonde - "Wind Blows"

The Wooden Sky - "Oh My God (It Still Means A Lot To Me)"

Yukon Blonde Tour Dates

7/ 31 - Vancouver, BC @ Shorefest
8/14 - Burnaby, BC @ Burnaby Roots and Blues Festival – Deer Lake Park w/ Taj Mahal , Serena Ryder & more
9/22 - Rifflandia @ Alix Goolden Concert Hall Victoria, BC, CANADA

Yukon Blonde Tour Dates with The Wooden Sky

9/25 - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
9/26 - Kelowna, BC @ The Habitat
9/27 - Nelson, BC @ The Royal On Baker
9/29 - Canmore, AB @ Communitea Café
9/30 - Calgary, AB @ Republik
10/01 - Lethbridge, AB @ TBA
10/02 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
10/03 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo's
10/05 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
10/06 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cltr Ctr
10/07 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Crock's
10/08 - Sault Ste. Marie, ON @ Lop Lop's
10/09 - Sudbury, ON @ The Townehouse
10/11 - Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
10/13 - Charlottetown, PEI @ Hunter's
10/14 - Fredericton, NB @ The Capital
10/15 - Halifax, NS @ Seahorse Tavern
10/26 - Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rosa
10/27 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
10/28 - Peterborough, ON @ Red Dog
10/29 - Kingston, ON @ The Grad Club
10/30 - Barrie, ON @ At The Five
11/02 - Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
11/04 - Guelph, ON @ E-Bar
11/05 - London, ON @ Fanshawe College
11/06 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

NEW VIDEOS : Live from the 2010 Vancouver Folk Music Festival!

Bahamas performs "Sobering Love," which is as of yet unreleased.

Bahamas, Calexico and Alex Cuba cover Prince's "Purple Rain." It was glorious.

Matt Epp melts a few hearts with his lovely ballad "This Old House."

The Deep Dark Woods perform their hit from CBC Radio 2's SongQuest, "Charlie's (Is Coming Down)."

For more live recordings like these, check out my Youtube channel.

INTERVIEW : Timber Timbre talks festivals and his mysterious side

Montreal-based Timber Timbre is the brainchild of Taylor Kirk, and he recently joined us at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival to discuss his experiences in festivals across Canada, as well as his perchance for dark, moody shows.

Accompanying Kirk on tour are musicians Simon Trottier (Ferris Wheel) on lapsteel and autoharp, and Mika Posen (Forest City Lovers) on violin. He described how playing folk festivals, of which Vancouver’s was his first, is “a whole other world.” Timber Timbre, other than his own showcase, collaborated with other artists such as The Deep Dark Woods and Nathan in workshops, as well as played a short “tweener” set prior to Arizona’s Calexico’s main stage headlining set. Contrast this with his experience at the Ottawa Blues Fest the week prior, which included acts such as Rush and Supertramp, where they “played after a pretty dirty blues rock band.” As Kirk laughingly recalls, “it was pretty nuts.”

Don’t be fooled in thinking that the mellow atmosphere at sunny Jericho Beach meant Kirk had a chance to let down his guard. At Victoria’s Rifflandia Festival, where I caught him last September, Timber Timbre’s set was in an unlit church with 5 sole red spotlights fixed on the performers (see right). You couldn’t even see their faces, and only discerning fans could be sure how many people were actually on stage. When probed about his desire for a mysterious aura, Kirk commented, “we’re not used to playing in the daylight, in open air.” For him, being in an indoor venue allows greater artistic control over his setting. “Starting from nothing and having total control – starting from zero light and zero decibels, with a totally quiet audience,” and building up not only the sound but also the mood and ambiance is an important part of the Timber Timbre live show.

Timber Timbre enjoyed wildly positive critical reception of his Arts & Crafts released self-titled album, which resulted in a 2009 Polaris longlist nomination. Kirk revealed that he’s looking forward to the end of summer jaunt through Canada in order to head back into the studios to record material for a new album. So make sure to keep your eyes and ears peeled for more of his brand of atmospheric night-time freak folk.

(interviewed by Alex Cameron and Brenda Lee, photos by Brenda Lee)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

TOUR DATES : Jason Collett - unplugged!

Jason Collett is set to embark on a nationwide run of solo acoustic dates slated for the fall of 2010.

Dubbed "The Undressed Tour," Jason will make his way diligently across Canada from tip to tip - including his first ever appearance in Newfoundland - starting October 14th in Peterborough, ON. And to coincide with the tour, Jason will release a special collection of previous works, each re-imagined, taken apart and re-recorded with a focus on the beautiful simplicity and intrinsic storytelling at the heart of each song. Full dates are listed below.

Jason Collett's latest excellent album, Rat A Tat Tat, was long listed for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize.

10/14/10 Peterborough The Red Dog
10/15/10 Burnstown Neat Cafe
10/16/10 Kingston Grad Club
10/17/10 Ottawa Irving Greenberg Theater
10/19/10 St. John's The Ship
10/20/10 Halifax The Carleton
10/21/10 Halifax The Carleton
10/22/10 Fredricton The Capital Bar
10/23/10 Montreal Il Motore
11/10/10 Waterloo Jane Bond
11/11/10 Toronto Church of the Redeemer
11/12/10 Guelph Dublin St. United Church
11/13/10 London Aeolian Hall
11/17/10 Winnipeg Park Theatre
11/18/10 Regina The Exchange
11/19/10 Saskatoon Amigos
11/20/10 Edmonton The Haven Social Club (2 SHOWS)
11/23/10 Calgary The Republik
11/24/10 Canmore Communitea Cafe
11/26/10 Vancouver The Biltmore
11/27/10 Victoria The Lucky Bar
11/28/10 Duncan Garage Showroom
11/29/10 Duncan Garage Showroom

Monday, July 26, 2010

NEWS BITES : Hey Rosetta! and BSS tour dates, Arcade Fire streams show, and much more!

St. John's six piece Hey Rosetta! have announced tour dates that take them from their hometown, to China, to a cross North American tour. The last time they were in Vancouver, they were opening for Stars, and the audience actually booed when an encore wasn't granted. Needless to say, Tim Baker and crew are a band that you need to catch live.

Tour dates:

8/6 St. John's, NL - Bannerman Park (Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival)
8/11 Shanghai, China - Canada Pavilion (World Expo)
8/12 Shanghai, China - Canada Pavilion (World Expo)
8/13 Shanghai, China - Canada Pavilion (World Expo)
8/17 Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe
8/19 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
8/20 Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
8/21 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
8/22 Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel
8/23 Scottsdale, AZ - Martini Ranch
8/24 Tucson, AZ - The Rock
8/26 Dallas, TX - The Loft
8/27 Austin, TX - Emo's
8/31 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
9/1 Nashville, TN - The Mercy Lounge
9/3 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
9/4 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
9/5 Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
9/7 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
9/8 Cambridge, MA - Middle East
9/10 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
9/11 Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
9/12 Columbus, OH - The Basement
9/13 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club
9/14 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
9/15 Minneapolis, MN - Seventh Street Entry
9/17 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
9/18 Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound
9/20 Spokane, WA - The Empyrean
9/21 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
9/22 Portland, OR - Someday Lounge
9/24 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore
9/25 Victoria, BC - Rifflandia
9/27 Kelowna, BC - The Habitat
9/29 Calgary, AB - Republik
10/2 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
10/4 North Bay, ON - The Wall at Nippissing University
10/6 Hamilton, ON - The Studio at Hamilton Place
10/7 London, ON - Norma Jean's
10/10 Ottawa, ON - Capital Music Hall
10/15 Quebec City, QC - Dagobert
10/16 Montreal, QC - The Belmont

Head over to MuchMusic to watch Tegan and Sara's latest music video for "On Directing." The track is from their latest Polaris short-listed album Sainthood.

[Edit] It's heeere:

Toronto's Broken Social Scene has announced 3 additional dates on their Canadian tour. Fan club members can purchase the tickets right now, ahead of the crowd.
December 16 - Ottawa - Bronson Centre
December 18 - Montreal - Metropolis
December 19 - Quebec City - Imperial Theatre
For the rest of the dates, visit their website.

Arcade Fire will be playing New York City's Madison Square Garden on August 5. The show will be streamed via Youtube and will be directed by Terry Gilliam. For more details, check out this article.

The Vancouver CBC Broadcast Centre has been hosting a series of what they call the Musical Nooners, where they invite musicians to play outside on the CBC plaza for free at noon, every weekday. I've been able to catch The Malahat Revue, We Are the City and just today, Headwater. Below are some upcoming confirmed artists. For the full list, which will be updated constantly, check out the CBC community blog.

July 27 - Ache Brasil
July 28 - Jon and Roy
July 29 - Kuba Oms
July 30 - Los Paperboys

August 3 - Krystle Dos Santos
August 4 - Mani Khaira
August 5 - Greg Sczebel
August 6 - Eric Lenger et C'est extra Vancouver

August 11 - James Lamb
August 12 - Current Swell
August 13 - Marc Fournier and Hiro Takashiba

August 16 - Kim Churchill
August 17 - Bodhi Jones
August 18 - Andrew Allen

August 25 - Joanna Chapman Smith

Sunday, July 25, 2010

NEW VIDEO : Broken Social Scene - "Forced to Love"

Below is the video for the second single off Toronto's Broken Social Scene's latest album Forgiveness Rock Record. The album is short listed for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize.

Short synopsis of video: BSS's sound, larger than life, destroys museum. Thanks to AUXTV for the video.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

NEWS BITES : Hawksley Workman releases 'Milk,' The Mountains & the Trees dates, K-Os announces 'Anchorman Mixtape' and more!

Hawksley Workman will release Milk, the follow-up to his Polaris long-listed Meat, on August 10 2010. The album, which thematically is linked with lust of all sorts, features collaborations with Tosha Dash (Candy Coated Killahz), Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) and Shad, who makes a cameo appearance on the track "Some People."

Hawksley Workman - "Not Your Parents' Music":

The Mountains and the Trees, born Jon Janes, will be gracing us Vancouverites with his presence this Thursday. Below are his upcoming tour dates as he heads out west and back, and then flies across the pond for some European dates. His debut full length, I Made This For You, will drop August 10 2010.

22 July - Vancouver, BC @ Little Mountain Gallery with The Wilderness of Manitoba
24 July - Mission, BC (House Show) with The Wilderness of Manitoba
27 July - Edmonton, AB @ Haven Social Club with The Wilderness of Manitoba
29 July - Bruno, SK @ All Citizens Shop with The Wilderness of Manitoba
30 July - Saskatoon, SK @ Caffe Sola with The Wilderness Of Manitoba
31 July - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Center with The Wilderness Of Manitoba
1 Aug - Gimli, MB @ Islendingadagruinn
5 Aug - Ottawa, ON - Blackbox Concert Series @ Cube Gallery with Daniel Romano
11 Aug - Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge with The Wilderness Of Manitoba
12 Aug - Toronto, ON - Summerworks @ Lower Ossington Theatre
14 Aug - Saint John, NB @ Fundy Fog Festival
18-22 Aug - Woody Point NL @ Writers at Woody Point
9 Sept - London, ON @ Borderline with Elliot Brood + Ladyhawk
11, 12 Sept - North Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
24 Sept - Hamburg, Germany @ Reeperbahn Festival
25 Sept - Leipzig, Germany @ Paris Syndrom
28 Sept - Reutlingen, Germany @ Better2Gether

K-Os will be releasing an album named Anchorman Mixtape August 6, 2010 online and in what he dubs the "Motown Model" approach, which includes several physical singles over a span of time. These tracks will be posted in full here for a limited time.
The first singles released will include "Faith," a collaboration with Drake, and "BlackWater," a collaboration with Sebastien Grainger. "BlackWater" will also appear on Playlist for the Planet, a music project sponsored by the David Suzuki Foundation as part of its 20th Anniversary celebrations.

Track list:

Start Me UP
Faith (featuring Drake)
Big City
BlackWater (featuring Sebastien Grainger)
Holy Cow
The Lonely Ones
Beauty Is A Loaded Gun
I Wish I Could Believe
Dance In Your Car

Here's K-Os' latest video for "Zambony" from his current album Yes!.

Mishka, raggae/surf-rocker hailing from the Caribbean islands, will be playing a show at Vancouver's Venue night club on August 12, 2010.

NEW PHOTOS : Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2010

The 33rd annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival, held at beautiful picturesque Jericho Beach, wrapped up last night with lanterns, song and dancing. The weather fully cooperated and there were many sunkissed and sunburnt happy faces in hats and bikinis. My best estimate in terms of attendance is ~4000. There were many in attendance who have traveled from other parts of BC, including Vancouver Island, to celebrate folk and folk-like music under the blue skies.

There were several personal highlights for me at the Folk Fest this year, the biggest being the Malahat Revue's homecoming show. The chemistry and interactions between the four artists/bands - Hannah Georgas, Aidan Knight, Said the Whale and Jeremy Fisher - brought smiles to the faces of the audience, and songs like Knight's "The Sun" were palpably lush with an intensity that's impossible to create with himself alone.

Other highlights include:

Shane Koyczan's moving poetry set to the competent backing of his band the Short Story Long.

The workshop Saturday morning with Tucson, Arizona's Calexico, Alex Cuba from Smithers, BC, and Bahamas (Toronto's Afie Jurvanen) where Cuba out-solo'ed Jurvanen on his own song, and the obligatory set closer "Purple Rain" was accompanied by Calexico's lap steel.

Daniel Champagne, a young guitarist hailing from Australia, blew everyone away with his amazing guitar prowess. He tapped and beat at his faithful acoustic and made amazingly rhythmic arpeggios of sound come out of the violence he was doing to that guitar. Definitely an artist I'm looking to check out more.

The Gertrudes and the United Steelworkers of Montreal accompanying Timber Timbre and magnifying TT's forest of eerie folk with their horns and strings. and that it was incredibly captivating to be enveloped in these moody, nighttime tunes under the beating sun.

For the full photo sets from Friday, Saturday and Sunday, check out my Flickr. And stay tuned for interviews with Timber Timbre and the Malahat Revue!

Friday, July 16, 2010

NEW VIDEO : Broken Social Scene - "Meet Me In The Basement"

Toronto-based Broken Social Scene has released a video highlighting the myriad of global issues and conundrums that are wrapped up in a meeting such as the G20 in Toronto, including objectification of men and women, right to protest and assembly, poverty, weapons proliferation, responsible governance and the culture of oil. With so many questions unanswered and packed up in just under 4 minutes, it's an apt portrayal of the overwhelming barrage of things our generation faces, and the reason why so many disparate groups were present in civil protests in Toronto during the weekend of the G20.

FREE DOWNLOAD : Siskiyou - Great Lake Swimmers side project announce new album

Siskiyou is the music of Colin Huebert in collaboration with Erik Arnesen. Huebert was the drummer for the Great Lake Swimmers up to 2007, and Arnesen is the current guitarist for the Swimmers. Their self-titled album will be released on September 7 2010 by Constellation Records. Huebert, according to the press release, captured recordings of the album "inside stairwells, bathrooms, hotel rooms, and on beaches and rooftops in the greater Vancouver area."

You can preorder the album from their website, and while you're there, listen to a cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "El Condor Pasa." A free download of the track "This Land" below, for the slim price of your email address:

Siskiyou Track Listing:

1. "Funeral Song"
2. "Everything I Have"
3. "Hold It In"
4. "Pull It Away"
5. "It's All Going to End"
6. "Useless Anymore"
7. "This Land"
8. "Never Ever Ever Ever Again"
9. "Inside of the Ocean"
10. "We All Fall Down"
11. "Big Sur"
12. "Brevity and Insult"

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Surrey Fusion Festival-- the little festival that could...

You can think of Surrey Fusion Festival as the suburbs' answer to Vancouver Folk Music Festival. This is the second year I've been aware of it happening, and the second year that it's fallen on the same weekend as the VFMF, this year on July 17-18. If you're not going to be able to make it to Jericho Beach for the Folk Fest, make sure you check out the free events and shows that are happening in Holland Park, which include different food displays and dance performances.

Musical artists that are performing at the Fusion Festival include some BC favourites like Brasstronaut, We Are The City and Headwater. Check out the full line-ups, including various cultural performances, on 4 different stages in Holland Park here.

Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2010 - July 16-18

The 33rd Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival is taking place at picturesque Jericho Beach in the heart of Vancouver next weekend. This festival, the largest one that takes place in the city, incorporates 3 days worth of folk (and folk-related) artists from all over the world with a laid-back west coast mentality, with stages overlooking tree overhangs and ocean. There will be concerts throughout the day, as well as collaborations and workshops provided by the artists. You'll find musical lovers of all ages and ilk, dressed in everything from costumes to minimally under the sun. So grab your sunscreen and your blanket and get ready for a wonderful weekend of music!

I will be covering the 2010 Vancouver Folk Music Festival for North by East West throughout the weekend. Follow me on Twitter for live updates, check out my Flickr for photos and keep your eyes peeled here for interviews and highlights of the weekend!

Weekend passes and nightly passes are available at different rates for seniors, youth and students. Gates are open at 4pm on Friday evening and 9am Saturday and Sunday. If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, you can purchase them online here or at Highlife Records, Neptoon Records, Zulu Records, Little Sisters Bookstore or Banyen Books. They're also available at the gates for a higher price.

I'm glad to see that although provincial arts funding had been slashed dramatically, affecting the bottom lines of cultural groups including the Folk Fest, we can still expect Canadian talent across the country to grace their presence on the VFMF stages. Some of these performers include Bahamas, Jim Byrnes, Alex Cuba, The Deep Dark Woods, Sarah Harmer, Jon & Roy, Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long, Catherine MacLellan, The Malahat Revue (consisting of Hannah Georgas, Said The Whale, Jeremy Fisher and Aidan Knight), Timber Timbre, and the United Steel Workers of Montreal.

You'll also find international talents such as The Avett Brothers, Calexico and Bettye LaVette. Click here for the full line-up of the 2010 VFMF.

For a sense of the joyous musical weekend about to take place July 16-18, you can check out my coverage of the Vancouver Folk Fest from last year. I had an incredible time, and the little touches-- including considerations for sustainability and public transit-- indicate excellent planning on the part of the VFMF committee last year. I'm looking forward to seeing how they have improved in a year's time.

(Photo from Great Lake Swimmers' performance at last year's VFMF. Brenda Lee.)

Friday, July 9, 2010

NEW VIDEO : Hannah Georgas - "Bang Bang You're Dead"

Vancouver-based darling Hannah Georgas has released the music video for single "Bang Bang You're Dead" from her debut full-length This Is Good. The animated video is created by Ian Langhor and infused with producer Jeremy Fisher's signature quirkiness.

Georgas is currently on tour through BC with Fisher and others on bike-- check out more details and dates here.
Or check out the interview I did with Hannah back in April about her new album.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

NEW VIDEO : D-Sisive - "West Coast"

Lovely little tune by Toronto rapper D-Sisive from his album Jonestown, which was released digitally for free via Bandcamp (and still is!). The track features some sampling of Coconut Records' song of the same name.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

NEWS BITES : new Zeus video, Leif Vollebekk dates, The Golden Dogs new album

The Golden Dogs’ new song “Permanent Record” was recently selected by actor Elijah Woods for his “Elysium” charity compilation. The compilation is available exclusively on iTunes and all the bands, which also includes Vancouver's Black Mountain, have donated their music for children who are battling serious medical conditions.

The track is also available on their upcoming album, Coat of Arms which hits stores July 27. Fans that pre-order the CD, LP or digital album will receive 2 album tracks by email immediately.

Download (MP3): The Golden Dogs - "Permanent Record"


Montreal based Leif Vollebekk is touring the west coast for the first time, bringing his minimalist folk that saw him open for artists such as Basia Bulat. He'll be promoting his latest record Inland, which was released back in January. Vollebekk is also returning to the studio with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Godspeed...) at Hotel2Tango in Montreal in order to record his sophomore album, due out sometime in 2011.

July 20 @ The Lo Pub, WINNIPEG
July 21 @ The Club, REGINA
July 22 @ Amigo's, SASKATOON
July 23 @ Haven Social Club, EDMONTON
July 24 @ The Communitea, CANMORE
July 29 @ The Media Club, VANCOUVER
July 30 @ The Comet Tavern, SEATTLE
Aug 3 @ Hotel Utah Saloon, SAN FRANCISCO
Aug 4 @ Hotel Cafe, LOS ANGELES
Sep 12 @ End of the Road Festival, NORTH DORSET, UK


Polaris long-listed Toronto band Zeus released their latest music video for "How Does It Feel" off their latest Say Us. I've also included a live recording of "The River By The Garden" from the same album... just because it's a great song.

Zeus - How Does It Feel from Arts & Crafts on Vimeo.

Zeus • The River by the Garden from Sara Collaton on Vimeo.

Polaris Prize short list

The Polaris Prize 2010 shortlist:

The Besnard Lakes (The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night)
Broken Social Scene (Forgiveness Rock)
Caribou (Swim)
Karkwa (Les Chemins De Verre)
Dan Mangan (Nice, Nice, Very Nice)
Owen Pallett (Heartland)
Radio Radio (Belmundo Regal)
The Sadies (Darker Circles)
Shad (TSOL)
Tegan & Sara (Sainthood)

I'm FIRMLY in the Shad camp. A big congratulations to all nominees!

Some Short List facts:
Two artists have won Polaris previously:

Owen Pallet (Final Fantasy) - He Poos Clouds in 2006.
Caribou - Andorra in 2008.
Five artists have made the Short List previously. They are:

The Besnard Lakes (2007)
Broken Social Scene (2006)
Caribou (2008)
Owen Pallett (2006)
Shad (2008)
Five have not. They are:

Dan Mangan
Radio Radio
The Sadies
Tegan And Sara

Two artists, Karkwa and Radio Radio, sing or rap in French.

One, Radio Radio, is Acadian.

A jury of 198 music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers from across Canada submitted their top five picks for best Canadian album released between June 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010. These picks were narrowed down to a Long List of 40 which was made public June 17, 2010. A Grand Jury of 11 members will be specially selected to convene and determine this year’s winner on location at the Polaris gala.

The gala is Monday, September 20th. It will be exclusively broadcast live to North America on SIRIUS Satellite Radio 86 and to the world on CBC Radio 3. The event will be at at CTV’s Concert Hall studios at Toronto’s Masonic Temple and will feature live performances by this year’s Short List nominees. It will be webcast live on and broadcast on MuchMusic, Saturday, Sept. 25th at 9 p.m. and midnight ET.