Spookey Ruben, Brigantine Room, July 1
Spookey Ruben's juggling a whole bunch of projects for his return to Toronto from L.A. for Friday's Canada Day festivities at Harbourfront Centre ."
"I've been working on a short film that we're in the middle of editing right now, and I want to get it edited before the Canada Day show so I can show it.
"And there's this new rig I've been working on for a while. It's kind of hard to explain, but it's kind of like I'm triggering videos with thumb pads, and it's part of our show, kind of a whole huge set-up, and I'm not sure I'm going to be able to take all that stuff with me."
Multimedia is so tricky, but it'll surely be fun, melodic pop - you know. Maybe a little bizarre.
The film is a modern-day fairy tale, by the way. Then there'll be an after-party.
"Brendan [Canning] from Broken Social Scene is going to come out and DJ, and we'll be jamming. Maybe we'll do more than one set."
The guys in Spookey's new band , Spookey Ruben and the Miracle Babies (he's got Beck's keyboard player, Mike Boito) are all excited about coming to Canada.
"They're all, like, we're gonna rock Canada, man! Canada rules! And I'm like, 'Yeah, you know what? Canada does rule. '"