Still not tired of Tired Of Waking Up Tired? If so, you'll be able to get your fill of the Canadian new wave anthem this Saturday June 9th when the Diodes take to the free NXNE stage in Dundas Square (Dundas and Yonge) at 3 pm.
It's been 30 summers since the legendary Toronto pop-punkers were the first Queen West combo to release an LP on a major label. To mark the anniversary, the original line-up - as long as you don't count the first drummer and the first two bass players - will also appear at Sneaky Dee's (431 College, at Bathurst, 416-603-3090) for what just might be the last Diodes show ever.
Two weeks ago, the Diodes played two shows at the International Pop Overthrow festival in Liverpool as a warm-up to the Toronto dates. Here's the band's rather stiff performance of Tired Of Waking Up Tired at the Cavern. Yes, that Cavern.
The following night, the Diodes finished their show at Lennon's with Tired Of Waking Up Tired with half of the audience up on stage singing along. Lo fi but a lot of fun. Remember them this way.