FRIDAY, MARCH 23 @ British Ex-Servicemen Association THE RAIN AND THE SIDEWALK with
No Band Pedagogues
February 18, 2011
Payday Millionaire (CD release!)
Red Hot Icicles Burning On Fire
The Rain and the Sidewalk
The Enemy Feathers
Calvin Don't Jump
Bodies Blim Artspace (Vancouver)
November 19, 2010 Evan Symons
The Rain and the Sidewalk
The Red Hot Icicles Burning On Fire
Lengthy List of Lovers The Princeton (Vancouver)
Saturday, September 25 FACEFEST 15 Little Guitar Army
The Rain and the Sidewalk
Stupid Fucking Dinosaurs
Suck Up to God
Gold Stars are for Suckers
Blonde and Blonder
The Reverberators WISE Hall
And TRatS' song Hollow is on it (our first international appearance)
It is a free download on bandcamp but a limited number of lucky ones received a CD copy when they attended the first anniversary of the D.E.F. club night at the Vintage Rockbar in Doncaster, UK on July 19th.
It's already getting support from Canadian and UK college radio (who have always been great to the project - thanks)!
This is a slight re-edit of the original video, which featured a
live performance of the song.
The video is now synced up to the recorded version of the song.
The original video is still there if you want to compare.
Trevor Joins Scin Laeca Scin Laeca is extremely happy to announce that we've added Trevor Thompson to our band. Trevor is an excellent guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, and songwriter, and has been the leader of his own project, The Rain and The Sidewalk for many years. Trevor is a perfect fit for us, and has added tremendous depth to our sound. We have been writing a lot of new material with him, and we can't wait to play it live! (Scin Laeca's announcement on FB)
REGRET from the WEAKNESS CD has debut in the UK on Nightbreed Radio.
The song is on Piers Sixx'sDark Frequency show this month! Nightbreed Radio is a leading Goth/Darkwave/postpunk radio site.
FRIDAY,MARCH 15th The Rain and the Sidewalk
Two Apple Tobacco
Scin Laeca! and maybe a touring guy opening...
@ British Ex-Servicemen Association 1143 Kingsway (Vancouver)
Thanks to all the fans who supported The Rain and the Sidewalk this year!
CiTR and Boutique Empire present
December 7, 2012 Indie Pop Vancouver series featuring: Combine the Victorious
The Population Drops
and special guest The Rain and the Sidewalk
Combine the Victorious has just returned from their first European tour, where they released their brand new Crumbling Hearts EP in Stockholm Sweden. They will be performing songs from that EP as well as a few reworked older songs and personal favorite covers. http://combinethevictorious.bandcamp.com/album/crumbling-hearts
The Population Drops are rapidly gaining notoriety in Vancouver with their post-punk sound and underground sensibility. Bridging the style and New York and Manchester, The Pop Drops offer a fresh take on music with social commentary http://soundcloud.com/the-population-drops/sets/enough-ep/
The Rain and the Sidewalk is a (sometimes) one man music machine. Trevor creates driving electronic sounds with solid pop music esthetics. http://therainandthesidewalk.com/
Saturday, November 24, 2012 30+ bands
Chapel Arts 304 Dunlevy Street (Vancouver) As usual The Rain and the Sidewalk (Trevor solo version) played a short set (among about 30 other bands)... blurb! Once again it's time to celebrate the Faceplant creative community. Since 1992 Faceplant studios have provided a top flight rehearsal facility for Vancouver musicians. To many of us Faceplant is more than a roof under which we rehearse; It is a family, a community and an entity that is greater than the sum of its parts. Please join us At Chapel Arts, Saturday November 24th from 7pm to 1am as 25 (or more) of our favorite acts preform for you listening pleasure. With acts from almost every conceivable
genre, Facefest is perhaps the most diverse musical event of the year!
this years bands include:
Aging Youth Gang
Gold Stars Are For Suckers Greg Hathaway
Orchard Pinkish and his Horny Hands
The Jazz Holes
The Kentucky Womanizers
Little Guitar Army
The Rain And The Sidewalk
The Rustic Sinners
Wonderful Diving Horses *lineup subject to change
16th Princeton Pub
Vancouver with The Enemy Feathers
That Kelly Boy
The Rain and the Sidewalk are playing a last-minute early set (8:30 or so) at Displace Hashery(3293 W. 4th Ave) in Vancouver Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
They will be a duo this night as Shannon is in town from Quebec this week - this may be your only chance to see them perform together in Vancouver this year!
EVANFEST (as a DUO with Shannon Hallett)
JUNE 9 THE RAIN AND THE SIDEWALK
this time with Los Furios
and Two Apple Tobacco
It's a $10 cover this time, because it's a fundraiser to replace equipment and cash stolen from the British Ex...
(As usual there should still be cheap beer, tacos, free pool, and fun times!)
Doors at 7 (I'm guessing the show will likely start closer to 9)
Hope to see you there... @ British Ex-Servicemen Association
1143 Kingsway (Vancouver)
This is the latest in the video from a live session TRATS did.
It is called IN THE DARK and it is a different version from the one on WEAKNESS http://youtu.be/dtyKHuHKZfE
March 23th at the British Legion(Vancouver) with
No Band Pedagogues
February 8 at the RAILWAY CLUB(Vancouver) with
Combine the Victorious
2011 VAN MUSIC and CiTR RADIO PRESENT
INDIE POP VANCOUVER SERIES #5 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
@ British Ex-Servicemen Association ,
1143 Kingsway (Vancouver) contact your cool friend for the exact location
STUCK: coming soon!
FACEFEST 16 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
@ THE DENTAL LAB and IRON ROAD STUDIOS (Vancouver) contact your cool friend for the exact location click the image to go to the facebook event page (you'll neeed to log in)
TWO SITES! 29 BANDS!
Hey everyone, just in case you wanted to know, this Saturday (Sept 24th) I'll be playing a short The Rain and the Sidewalk set (first one in months!) at this year's Facefest... $15 gets you into both venues. Sounds like I'm on at around 11ish... although this may change... Official schedule below! - Trev
Dental Lab Set Times: 8:00 - Chris Williams
8:25 - Duotard
8:50 - The Reverberators
9:15 - The Jazz Holes
9:40 - A Spectre is Haunting Europe
10:05 - Eddy Dutchman
10:30 - Still Creek
10:55 - SlowPoke and the Smoke 11:20 - The Rain and the Sidewalk
11:45 - Stupid Fucking Dinosaurs
12:10 - Evan Symons
12:35 - Surf Messiahs
1:00 - Cadaver Dogs
1:25 - The Enablers
TRATS now on BANDCAMP! The band's albums INANIMATE and WEAKNESS can be bought as downloads from BANDCAMP. We've set it up as a 'pay what you want' above a low minimum.
Added the COMPLETE lyrics for
INANIMATE and WEAKNESS to the lyrics page...
Added video from the FaceFest 15 show last Sept. on the front page.
As you probably noticed... January/February Performing again!
(see left) Got a page on Facebook, too.
Fall Pictures from the April tour are (finally!) posted on the photos page.
The band is now on SoundCloud. The first song posted is REGRET, they'll be more there soon, too.
Thursday, February 25 with SADIE HELL (Ottawa)
KATASTROYKA El Dorado
January 9, 2010 a benefit for the Safe Amplication Site Society Little Mountain Gallery Vancouver OK VANCOUVER OK
THE RAIN AND THE SIDEWALK
DIRTY BEACHES (Montreal, but now based in Vancouver)
Saturday, September 5th THE WEAKNESS CD RELEASE SHOW celebrating the our new double CD with special guests COLLAPSING OPPOSITES and ROLE MACH at the Princeton Hotel Pub Vancouver Trevor will be performing with Shannon that night!
Saturday, June 6 FACEFEST 2009 34(!) BANDS
Railway Club Vancouver Trevor solo that night April 10 THE MORNING AFTER Radio Show 10th Anniversary
Grandview Legion(Vancouver) this time as a duo because SHANNON is in town
August 10 The Roothless Mayhem Band
The Rain and the Sidewalk
Railway Club Vancouver May 24 FACEFEST 2008 THE RAIN AND THE SIDEWALK with 26 other great Vancouver bands!
Railway Club Vancouver
March/April Lots going on...
TRATS was fortuante enough to be interviewed by THE MORNING AFTER's Oswaldo Perrera on March 17th, with Mark from THE GET DOWN to shamelessly plug his 10th anniversary show April 10 at the Legion!
Shannon's back from Europe (for a couple of months, at least), and will be performing a few songs with TRATS on this show and, (hopefully) on the release show for WEAKNESS.
You can now buy TRATS MP3s online through Soundclick.
Look for songs that will not be released in the physical world and remixes in addition to songs from the CDs.
Click music, or go directly to the Soundclick page here.
WEAKNESS, the forthcoming 28-song double CD, has been mastered at THE HIVE, inching ever closer to being unleashed to the throngs... release date coming soon...November Hey all, a few things in TRATS-land you might want to know about...
First of all, the Trevor-solo version of The Rain and the Sidewalk will be performing a short set at Down The Lees' CD release show... (see details on the left)
You can now download our Redundant EP for free
(minus the nifty cover) on the music page.
Of course if you're the sort who prefers a physical copy, fear not! We still have some of the (limited edition) cd version available for $5, and will have some available at the show...
The next CD by The Rain and the Sidewalk In case anyone is curious our next CD (currently titled Weakness) is pretty close to completion (and, who knows, might even be available by some time early next year)
At this point it looks like Weakness will probably be a double CD including such songs as Hollow, Smoke Signals, That Water Fountain Spoke To Me, Misguided Dream, Repulsive Pining, In A Moment Of Weakness, Inane Pining, Adjust The Dial On The Windowsill (I've seen this one before), You Look Like You've Been Through, Abrasive Candy, Regret, Failures, Identity Crisis (quartet for guitar, bass and tape loop), Playground For Your Thoughts, Did I Never Look Into Your Face?, Hit My Head, I Walk Around The Block Three Times Before Going In, Rejected, The Entire Fucking Universe, Idiot (the self-loathing song), Church Window (I threw a bottle), Drunken Ramblings, A Solitary Soul, In The Dark, Comedy Sketch, Monster, Attack Of The Ska Dogs, Outside Of Red. (the track listing is subject to change without warning or reason of course :-)
that is all.
April We’ve compiled those remixes of the songs from Inanimate on a new CD! It's called the Redundant EP.
A limited edition of 50 copies is now available for $6 at shows (like the upcoming May 9th show at Hoko's), and soon
from McLean Records. We’re also going to put up a free version soon.
Features the following songs: The Bus Song (edit)
Resurrection (dance mix)
Tonight We Are Standing On The Edge Of The World (unintentionally
Malibu (burnt-out mix)
Lifeless (machine mix)
Wake Me When It’s Over (artistically irrelevant party mix)
Twisted Sunshine (broken mix)
Resurrection (emotional mix) mastered by Stuart McKillop at the Hive
The physical version comes in a fold out cover designed by Trevor and executed by Mike McLean
(Now, if someone out there has been paying attention they might be wondering, "Harrumph! What happened to the Diversion
EP that Trevor was talking about some time ago?" Well, the Diversion EP was going to contain the Inanimate remixes as
well as a few other "unreleased singles" and odds and ends like Abrasive Candy, Outside of Red, Journey to the Ether
Landscapes, etc., but Wayde pointed out that having remixes and non-remixes on the same CD is just plain evil.
Then Trevor also realized that 78 minutes was a bit too long for an EP...
So the remixes wound up on Redundant instead, and the other songs will likely wind up on the next CD (maybe a double CD), current working title "Weakness".)
In other news, it looks like Arsenal Pulp Press is going to re-print Wayde’s book Performance Bond, which comes with the CD that Wayde and Trevor put together, The Reinventing Wheel... More details as I get them!
January/February oh, yes, right, we need a news update...
Hey, I keep forgetting to mention, the winter issue of One Cool Wordmagazine's
More recently, many thanks to Oswaldo for having us perform at the second La Vanguardia anniversary party.
As usual we had a blast. Many thanks to everyone who came out (and cheers to everyone who helped us out)!