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The Beaches at the Bronson Centre in December 2018. Photo: Landon Entwistle/Apt613

Gig Pick: The Beaches at Neat Coffee Shop—08.16.19 & 08.17.19

By Stephane Dubord on August 15, 2019




If you’ve been reading regularly, you’re well aware that A) The Beaches are worth your time to see live, as they proved at their recent appearance at HOPE Volleyball SummerFest, and B) Neat Coffee Shop is worth driving out to for a show. And if you read that piece on The Beaches, noticed the line at the end and followed us on Twitter, you might have been one of the lucky few who managed to get tickets to one of their two shows at Neat this coming weekend. With a capacity crowd of just under 100 per night, it understandably sold out in a flash. (See? Reading has benefits!)

These shows are bound to be truly unique events to experience The Beaches at their purest.

The Beaches (sisters Jordan and Kylie Miller, Leandra Earl and Eliza Enman-McDaniel) have been on quite a run over the last few years. They claimed a place among the top Canadian rock acts with the release of their debut album Late Show in 2017, which spawned their first hit “Money” and even bigger hit “T-Shirt”, and earned them the Juno for Breakthrough Group of the Year in 2018.

In addition to constant touring for that album, they churned out a follow-up EP The Professional earlier this year, generating another pair of hit singles in “Fascination” and “Snake Tongue”, which remains on the rock chart (17 weeks and counting). They’ve continued to perform at festivals across North America and the UK this summer, as well as opening for none other than the Rolling Stones last June (with The Glorious Sons).

Fans can expect an intriguing setlist this weekend as they bring their brand of upbeat rock to an intimate stage. Given how great their acoustic versions of “T-Shirt” and “Money” sound, there are bound to be many requests for the band to go unplugged at some point in their show, especially with the impeccable acoustics of the venue. These shows are bound to be truly unique events to experience The Beaches at their purest.

With a new EP coming in the fall, fans can expect them to maintain their presence on these charts for quite a while yet, and likely to be coming back through town next winter, though in a much less intimate venue.

Hopefully you got your tickets early for these shows – you can’t say we didn’t warn you!

The Beaches will be performing at Neat Coffee Shop in Burnstown August 16 and 17. Doors open at 7pm, unless you have dinner reservations. Show time at 8pm.