Introducing the All roads lead to Sappy blog

SappyFest in Sackville, N.B. is a central point of the summer festival calendar. It takes place July 31-August 2, smack-dab in the middle of summer. It’s also a meeting place for muscians, friends and family (all three of those groups are blurred at the festival). Mixtape is teaming up with two of this year’s performers, Shotgun Jimmie and Adrian Teacher, to present the “All roads lead to Sappy” tour blog. Shotgun Jimmie, Adrian Teacher and the Subs and Human Music playing together across Ontario (see dates below) and finally converging at SappyFest. They’ll be sharing videos, stories, drawings and more details of their combined shenanigans on the blog before meeting up with the Mixtape team at Sappy.

We asked Adrian Teacher a couple questions to kick off the blog.

What are some tour essentials for Adrian Teacher and the Subs?

Less is more. Ship all merch to Lambke (You’ve Changed Records, Baby Eagle, The Constantines), bug dope, sunscreen, rip YouTube full albums for cracked screen iPod, a few tour dresses, pastel shorts, Vitamin C pills, ear plugs, sewn tour cash pouch, set-lists printed from MS Word.
Who are you folks excited to see at SappyFest?
I’m certainly excited to see all our friends’ bands and the Sackville regulars. There is no place in Canada more charming than Sackville, in my mind. I fell in love with it in 2010 and it’s been my Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town ever since. I’m excited to take a dip in Silver lake, maybe drop by Bucky Buckler’s house, search the thrift store for a good trucker hat, check out Struts gallery — maybe get a burger? That said, we’re really thrilled to see Jennifer Castle, Angel Olsen, Moss Lime, Partner. It’s going to be awesome.

Origins of blog transmissions (aka, tour dates)

July 15 – Toronto, ON @ Burdock Music Hall *
July 16 – Hamilton, ON @ This Ain’t Hollywood *
July 18 – Chatham, ON @ Left Wing Tattoos *
July 19 – Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge *
July 21 – London, ON @ Out Of Sound Haus *
July 22 – Guelph, ON @ eBar *
July 23 – Saint Catherine’s, ON @ Detour Music Hall *


August 1 – Human Music @ the Mainstage 2 p.m.
August 1 – Adrian Teacher and the Subs @ the Mainstage 5 p.m.
August 2 – Shotgun Jimmie @ the Mainstage 11 p.m.