Western-Canadian tour dates

Some western-Canadian tour dates to wrap up 2011:

Nov 24: Thunder Bay, ON (The Sovereign Room) w/ the Ukeladies (FB)
Nov 25: Winnipeg, MB (TBA)
Nov 26: Saskatoon, SK (Amigos) w/ Foam Lake
Nov 27: Edmonton, Alberta (Wunderbar) w/ Lou Wreath, Ghost Cousin (FB)
Nov 29: Calgary, AB (Weeds) w/ Black Mold, Faux Fur, Lab Coast
Dec 1: Vancouver, BC (The Media Club) w/ Collapsing Opposites, Oh No! Yoko (FB)
Dec 2: Victoria, BC (Brickyard) w/ TBA
Dec 3: Kelowna, BC (Fernando’s) w/ Little Jungles (FB)

We’ll be announcing at least a couple more soon. Busy busy. Thanks to everyone who came to our launch and all of our recent tour dates on the East Coast!

For funsies, here are some live takeaway-style videos we did recently on tour.

A little vid we shot in Halifax with Southern Souls:

And something we shot in Toronto for Exclaim:

lotsa stuffs

ok, lots of stuff going on, so i’m going to use point form:

  • we were on the cover of the hour in montreal a couple weeks ago, which is super nice.
  • been getting some nice pre-album-release love from some places including album of the week in the montreal mirror. more. love.
  • played 2 incredible pop montreal shows. here and here are some photos from the first one. if anyone took some pictures at the second one (at la tour prisme), get in touch because that room was beautiful. i wanna see ’em.
  • album comes out in 4 days, and we’re playing an instore at our fave neighbourhood record store Phonopolis in mile end to celebrate at 6 pm (tues. oct 4) (FB event). our drummer works there.
  • look out for a music video by yuula benivolski (that’s a screen shot up there)
  • patchy string of fun canadian tourdates begins wednesday oct 5 with our record launch in toronto at the piston with pink moth. full tour dates here.

very excited about everything! and we’re booking more tourdates for november so stay tuned.



toronto show + some new amethysts tour dates + sexxxy pic


Some patchy Eastern Canadian tour dates for you to mark in your pocket agenda, wall calendar, or personal digital assistant. As you can see, there are a lot of gaps, but they’ll all hopefully be filled soon with more confirmed shows. But I thought it would be good to put these out there as a little preview… (BTW, thanks to everyone who came out to our Ottawa show. It was lots of fun! Pictures here) We’re also hoping to confirm some more westerly dates and will let you know when we do! Note that we are playing THIS THURSDAY AUG 25 in Toronto at the Tranzac.

Aug 25th – TORONTO, ON (Tranzac) (facebook event)
Sept 22nd – MONTREAL, QC (O Patro Vys – Pop Montreal MEGAPHONO Showcase)
Sept 23rd – MONTREAL, QC (Prism Tower – Pop Montreal Loft Party) *
Oct 5th – TORONTO, ON (The Piston) **
Oct 6th – LONDON, ON (APK Live) **
Oct 8th – OTTAWA, ON (Dom Polski SPK – Kelp Fall Classic)
Oct 13th – HAMILTON, ON (Casbah)
Oct 15th – WINDSOR, ON (Phog Lounge)
Oct 20th – FREDERICTON, NB (Capital) ***
Oct 21st – HALIFAX, NS (Company House – Halifax Pop Explosion)

* w/ The Weather Station | ** w/ Pink Moth | *** w/ Library Voices

And here’s one of the new super sexxxy band portraits we recently took with dear friend and incredible artist/photographer Celia Perrin Sidarous for you to print out and tack to your bedroom wall or tape up in your gym locker.

Adam & The Amethysts @ CMW = a nite 2 remember

We’re playing the Pop Montreal CMW showcase at the Drake Hotel in Toronto Friday, March 11. Other acts include our buddies Pat Jordache and Holger from Brazil. Thanks, Pop! More details TBA. We might play some more shows around that time so stay tuned. In the mean time don’t forget our show with Julie Doiron in MTL Feb 5.

Good Tour

photo by Ming Wu

Thanks to everyone who came to our shows with Land of Talk last week. It was a fun little tour and we can’t wait to get back on the road again soon. My throat managed to pull through (more or less) every night with the help of lots of ginger-lemon tea and cough syrup.  Land of Talk were awesome as expected, and it was fun for me to get to play bass and keys with them on a few songs every night.

Here are some more photos from our show in Wakefield, Quebec.

Spring Tour with Land of Talk

We have a little spring tour that’s starting to shape up. So far there are only a few dates confirmed but more should be added eventually. The confirmed dates are with the loverly Land of Talk. They look a little something like this:

April 6: Guelph, Ontario – Ebar w/ Land of Talk
April 8: Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace w/ Land of Talk
April 9: Kingston, Ontario – The Grad Club w/ Land of Talk
April 10: Wakefield, Quebec – Black Sheep Inn w/ Land of Talk

Also, we’re playing in Montreal really soon at Il Motore for the first night of the 3-night Blue Skies Turn Black 10-year anniversary party. Here’s the massive lineup for the night:

Feb 25: Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore (Facebook event)

No Joy
Adam and the Amethysts
Little Scream (with Becky Foon)
Shapes & Sizes
The Besnard lakes

Fun times!

xo a