Saturday's (August 20) two-part celebration - an all-ages bash with Gentleman Reg, the Jim Guthrie Band, members of the Constantines, Royal City and more at the Tranzac (292 Brunswick) from 2 to 5 pm, and a later show with Oneida and more at Lee's Palace - marks Three Gut Records' fifth anniversary and the label's final hurrah before releasing the Cons' upcoming Tournament Of Hearts disc. We asked Three Gut's Lisa Moran, who co-founded the label with Tyler Clarke Burke, to share her favourite memories from the past five years.
JUNE 2000 Royal City play the At Rush Hour The Cars CD release at Ted's Wrecking Yard. Feist is in the band.
JUNE 2001 The Constantines play their first NYC show with Oneida at Brownies.
SEPTEMBER 2001 Oneida play the El Mo with the Cons and are so loud people leave. How punk rock is that?
EARLY 2002 We're all at a Constantines show at the 'Shoe when we lose our first Juno Award to Rufus Wainwright.
MARCH 2002 Cons and Royal City play Canadian showcase in Austin. We show up and can't help but laugh because we obviously got the worst venue in town.
NOVEMBER 2002 Sufjan Stevens, the Hidden Cameras and Royal City play Lee's Palace. Tyler makes animatronic heads that swivel as Royal City rocks. It snows the first snow of the year.
JANUARY 2003 Jim Guthrie releases Morning Noon Night. The release show at the El Mo features the first Toronto set by Montreal's Arcade Fire.
MARCH 2002 TGR/Monitor Records showcase in Austin, Texas. Rough Trade's Geoff Travis comes to see Royal City. He calls the set "brilliant"!
JULY 2003 I ride the Cyclone at Coney Island with Fat Bobby from Oneida. He asks if I want to put out Oneida's new album, Secret Wars.
EARLY WINTER 2004 I have breakfast with my old friend loud Jim and we talk about TGR releasing his band's album. Sea Snakes join Three Gut.
MAY 2004 Three Gut Records' fourth anniversary is spread over two sold-out nights at the Horseshoe. Sea Snakes, Cuff the Duke , Royal City and Gentleman Reg play one night. Jim Guthrie, Oneida and the Constantines play the other. It's the only anniversary where all our bands play.
SUMMER 2004 Sea Snakes play at the Horseshoe. It's their last Toronto show.
MARCH 2005 The Constantines tour from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island with the Weakerthans.