HEADS UP FRIENDS!  Lemonheads / Rusty  / Nils show at the Phoenix in Toronto, is Friday, March 31. Playing in London Saturday, April 1st with Mad Ones and Hello Kelly.  

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Thanks Everyone For Getting Us To 99% 

  Before we get into the story behind the blog title, we would really like to thank all our fans who came out to the shows we played this past weekend in Hamilton, Waterloo and London. You were great audiences and really helped us with our final push to crowdfund this new album of ours. We spent a lot more time than we usually do manning (and ladying) the merch table so we could talk to folks about the new record and how they could pitch in by pre-ordering it or pledging for one of the more eclectic…

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"Save The Album" Tour Announced! 

  Well, our PledgeMusic crowdfunding campaign is more than half over, and we're about halfway where we need to be to make this recording. Now, being optimistic types, we're definitely not freaking out or anything...but in case you don't believe that we've announced a little mini-tour of Southern Ontario just to give it a little push! As fuckin' terrible February ends and you're dying to get out of your house and into a bar while there's still light in it...rusty will be touring through southwestmiddle…

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New Rusty Record On The Horizon! 

   First off, let me apologize for the long interval between blog posts. I had originally started this thing when we launched the website back in January, thinking that our crowdfunding campaign for our new album was right around the corner. Well, the real world intervened, and it took a bit longer than we had anticipated getting all our ducks in a row...so I just kind of slacked off on keeping up the blog (to be perfectly honest) As a result, this post won't be a rusty or Doughboys story ( although I…

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Beach Nazis, Henry Rollins And The Chicken Wire Solution 

     I think I mentioned in the first instalment of the series that I wouldn't necessarily be writing stories only about rusty and that I might delve a little deeper into my rock'n'roll back pages. This tale will be exactly that, a little story from the summer of 1987 when I was a member of The Doughboys and we were in the U.S. on a three-month tour supporting an album that was recorded and mixed but somehow remained stubbornly unreleased for the entire time we were on tour. I left off the last blog with a…

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I Left My Heart Valve In San Francisco 

   This being my third blog post, it occurred to me that I might like to expand the scope a little bit and bring in some other tales of touring with bands I played in previously to Rusty. And the only band I did any significant travelling with outside of Rusty, was Montreal's late, great, Doughboys, a band I co-founded with John Kastner and Brock Pytel ( Jon Asencio was added shortly thereafter through auditions) Now the blog is still Rusty related, but I was hoping there was some sort of literary device I…

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Riot On The Old Mississippi 

    In this weeks blog, I’m going to introduce you to a much beloved figure in the touring life of rusty. His name is Brian “Big Bird” Daigle and he was really our first tour bus driver/buddy/confidante. We hooked up with him for the first time in 1995 just before we started a nine month run opening for Collective Soul in the U.S. and Canada. Big Bird had driven everybody from Aerosmith to George Clinton to Russian figure skaters during the previous two decades. He also owned his own 1970’s vintage…

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 Staredown in the Desert  

Greetings webpage visitors! Our webmaster just reached out too me and said “Scotty, we need some content for the new site. What about doing a blog” (by webmaster I mean our tech-savvy drummer John Lalley) My only experience with actual blogging was back in 2010 when I put one up about a lo-fi Garageband  punk rock record that I made with my old Luther Victim co-creator Pat Madden aka Glam Parson. We wrote and recorded 10 songs with nothing more than an acoustic guitar and a shitty old Mac laptop. The…

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Previous events

Rusty and Dearly Beloved at The Mod Club

The Mod Club, 722 College St., Toronto ON

Jack Daniel's Music House presented by 94.9 The Rock at Indie Week

Rusty with guests Dearly Beloved

More acts to be anounced!

When: FRI NOV 10 Where: The Mod Club Theatre (722 College St, Toronto) Doors: 7:30pm

Lineup: 8:30 - 9:00 The Reed Effect 9:15 - 9:45 The Honeyrunners 10:10 - 10:40 Dearly Beloved 11:00 - 12:30 Rusty

Tickets: Advance: $18.50 online through Ticketfly


Door: $25

*limited number of wristbands accepted


Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen Street West, Toronto

Rusty will be playing their annual Horseshoe Hoedown on Friday March 10! Tickets are $17.50 in advance or $20.00 at the door. Special guests still to be announced as well as some surprises around the new album. Is it a live recording? You better get a ticket and find out! The event is 19 and over and advance tickets are available at The Horseshoe front bar, Rotate This & Soundscapes. You can also click the link below.