Why do so many bands break up during the winter months? Is it the lack of sunshine?
The most recent local band to throw in the towel are Catl, who are going on indefinite hiatus after their farewell show Saturday (January 19) at the Horseshoe. Lead singer and guitarist Jamie Fleming intends to keep the Catl name for future endeavours and may continue to work with keyboardist/vocalist Sarah Kirkpatrick, but this will be the final show with drummer Andrew Moszynski, who replaced original percussionist Johnny LaRue just last year.
Given how up-in-the-air their future plans are, fans of Catl's overdriven juke-joint minimalism won't want to miss this possibly final show.
Broken Social Scene unbroken
Feeling down about band breakups? As the constant wave of nostalgia tours proves, many splits don't last.
Looks like Broken Social Scene are already missing each other - they announced this week that they'll be playing a one-off reunion show June 8 at Fort York, part of the Field Trip Music & Arts Festival marking the 10th anniversary of their label, Arts & Crafts.
Of course, they'd claim they never broke up in the first place, but if that were true they wouldn't have to announce a reunion (or warn that it's a one-off).
The festival itself looks impressive, and will also feature performances by Feist, Bloc Party, Timber Timbre, Hayden, Zeus, Jason Collett and many other A&C-affiliated bands.