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July 31, 2005 5:19 pm
July302005 The Fortunate Sons

Nathaniel, rocking bass player in The Glads, is a hot-shot guitar slinger in The Fortunate Sons. They are playing a show next weekend. If y'all are in Toronto be sure and check 'em out. It's Rock and Roll heaven, hep cats.

The Fortunate Sons with Nathaniel Mayer and the Shanks, Shikasta.
Horseshoe Tavern, Queen Street, Toronto, Ontario.
Saturday August 6th.
July 1, 2005 8:30 pm
juol 01 2005 Ladies and gentlemen, The Reverend Jim.

Jim Sproull, legendary lead guitar fellow for The Glads also fronts RunStop Restore. What an excellent band. They rock. They roll. They howl. They jump. They sweat. Crazy good fun. While visiting lovely Ottawa this summer, what with a Glads fellow on the DL and all, please check out RunStop Restore. Also, there is Mono Hum featuring Glads drummer Tim. Yeah! And then there is the Golden Famile. Nathaniel plays the bass there and looks so good. Cool. Rock the heck out.  Happy Dominion Day all. Have a brilliant summer now.

Photo by Andrew Carver.
May 25, 2005 1:14 pm
The bones they are a breakin'

In classic Glads' luck, we've lost another arm. Tip for touring bands: If you value your life/possessions, stay away from the Glads! Patrick fell off his bike and his arm got broked pretty good. Luckily, it won't require surgery (wimp). So, I guess we now have an excuse to have a lazy, hazy summer. Enjoy the heat, all!
April 10, 2005 8:24 pm
apr2604 Nicely done.

Thank you all for coming out to our show on Friday at Zaphods. It sure was swell to hang out with y'all. The High Dials were brilliant as usual. They have a new organ player. Sounds good to me. What cool sounds. I was quite impressed with The Hitmakers. They are a local combo who have escaped detection until this weekend. They make good guitar pop. I'll go see 'em again. Way to go all you Friday night bands. The Glads have no shows booked at this time. We'll let you know when we do. So while you're waiting for all that, why not catch Glads drummer Tim with his other band Mono Hum, eh? They are playing Irene's pub on Tuesday April 12th with Z'Houndz. Okay. Baseball season has started. See you at opening day, right? Yeah.
March 7, 2005 5:09 pm
apr2604 It's about freakin' time.

New show added. We're playing with The High Dials on April 8th. Details in the shows section. Guess we better plug them guitars back in, eh?
February 1, 2005 5:25 pm
In The Movies

Hey. No shows booked but The Glads are on the silver screen. Sort of. Two older Glads songs are making an appearance in Horsie's Retreat a new feature length film by Tony Asimakopoulos. It's a cool creepy flick. Check it out when it comes to a screen in your area. It'll be making the festival circuit this year so keep an eye on your towns indie film schedule. Also featured on the soundtrack are The Dead City Rebels featuring Glads bass guitarist Nathaniel on electric guitar as well as songs by Holy Hell featuring Glads electric guitarist Patrick on the bass guitar. Go figure. Now let's all go the lobby and get ourselves a treat.

January 22, 2005 6:02 pm
apr2604 Rocking The Rivoli.

The Glads 07/01/2005
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January 10, 2005 7:42 pm
jan_10_2005 So where the hell was Don Valley anyway?

Many thanks to all our pals in Toronto and beyond for coming out to our show last Friday at the Rivoli. Very nice to see you all. Way cool to meet some new folks. The bands sounded fine and dandy. The Midways were wyld and wooly. We love those boys. They know how to do the rock and roll. They sound and look and often smell great. And they have no hang-ups about lending us their instruments.The Pauls were nifty as well. Fun and catchy art-school guitar bop in track pants. Very nice lads to boot. Well, the Paul I met anyway. We were happy about playing the show. It was worth the 12 hours spent in Jims car listening to ZZ Top and Cheap Trick records. Slip inside this sleeping bag indeed. One thing to note regarding Toronto: it is not necessarily "Lap Dance City". Although you may be forgiven for calling it "Really Tall Guys With Sharp Duds and Brillcreemed Hair City". Or something like that. Yee haw!
January 6, 2005 11:06 am
Back to TO

Let's all go to The Rivoli tomorrow in beautiful downtown Toronto! We're playing a show there! Bring $5 with you and maybe some extra for a brew or two! Read all about it in the Now magazine spread to which Patrick was intimately involved! I've archived it in our press section!

December 16, 2004 7:43 pm
apr2604 Glad tidings of comfort and joy.

Thank you very much for coming out to our boss record release. What a blast. Sorry for having to cancel the gig in K-town. Whoops. I guess we will see you next in Toronto on January the 7th. At The Rivoli with The Midways and The Pauls. You can bet that all parties involved will be sure to tear it up. So while you are sitting around all soft and lazy this holiday season, y'all should go out and buy our new record. She makes a cool stocking stuffer. Order it here. Okay. See you around. Have a safe and healthy festive season.

November 27, 2004 6:35 pm
apr2604 Party Central.

Hot dog! Look out central Ontario. The Glads are happening. On stage with drums and guitars and singing and some way-cool new numbers. So the new record, our split 7" e.p. with fab garage rock 'n' roll hep-cats, our Toronto pals The Midways will be launched in your neighborhood any day now. Wowsville! Check the shows section for the skinny on these little trips down the highway. Please come out and rock with The Glads this Autumn (this Winter) you dig? Jim's got his snow tires on. Feel free to tag along. If you can't make it out but still wish to buy this sure-fire hit record, this hot sexy slab o' wax, this guaranteed party starter, you can contact Music For Cats Records and secure your copy of this wild and wooly party platter. Oh baby! See y'all on the dance floor. Oh please!

September 18, 2004 3:23 pm
apr2604 Zounds! More sounds!

We have a new record on the way. The Glads have teamed up with their pals in Toronto The Midways to put out a 4-song 7" vinyl EP. Cool. It will be out this autumn, a collaboration between Music For Cats and Panty Raid Records. Record release shows should happen in November and/or December in Toronto, Ottawa, and maybe Montreal. This is an exciting thing. It's a great record with hits galore. Believe it, baby! You still have a little while to wait for it but in the meantime, why not enjoy a brand new Glads recording right now? We have posted a cool song called Start All Over exclusively for you, our hip web-fans. Rock your tiny tinny little PC speakers and download this instant classic now. Dig the music section. Right then. Jim is on the mend and our summer vacation is over. Back to the rock. We'll be in the basement soon and we can't wait to get all drunk, confused and frustrated with you again real soon.

August 24, 2004 12:25 pm
apr2604 An extra day or two.

Guitar Jim has ended up on The DL. I hope it all works out for him. Hope it don't hurt too damn much. Unexpected surgery even? Yow. What does this mean for The Glads? I dunno. Give us an extended summer vacation, I guess. What do you think? A week? Maybe two? We will keep you posted. Worse things have happened to more popular bands. Hoist a pint for Jim, enjoy the Olympics, keep your records going 'round and we'll see you out there on a stage somewhere real soon. No worries. Rock and Roll will persevere. Hot dog. Go Stubby Clapp! Go Canamuthafuckinda!
July 2, 2004 8:11 pm
apr2604 Oh yeah. The Europeans say it best. I think.

"I would say that they have a sound which reminds me a little about The Cramps but it isn't so that it's too much  because this is more punky in some way so it's not maybe right to compare with them either."


June 4, 2004 6:33 pm
apr2604 Just like that Cliff Richard song.

We are going on a summer holiday. Indeed. The Glads will be spending these next few months takin' it easy. Soaking up the sun and the suds. If you're at the ol' ballpark, some of us will be there, root root rooting for the home team. Try the first base side, hoist an overpriced beer and watch for objects that may be hit or thrown into the stands. If you need a dose of more-or-less Gladrocking, why not try our other bands on for size. Catch Jim in his pop combo RunStopRestore hopefully sometime in the near future. Nathaniel plays guitar with The Fortunate Sons and bass in the excellent Golden Famile. Drummer Tim provides the hot backbeat for Mono Hum while both he and Patrick comprise the rhythm section behind that golden voiced vixen Casey Comeau and her Halfmilers. Without your Glads this summer there will still be rock aplenty. And punk. And folk. And country & western. And new-wave and, well, more cool sounds than you can shake a stick at. Summer is here. Get out there and enjoy yourselves. We'll be back with a hot new platter sometime after Labour Day, dig?

Keep your tubes hot,
The Glads

May 20, 2004 8:00 pm
apr2604 More the rock & roll please.

Hey. Check us out in May at Irene's on Bank. This will probably be the last Glads gig before we start our summer vacation. Whoo hoo. Details are here.

April 18, 2004 5:09 pm
0ct3003 All Nathaniel, all the time.

This Thursday the 22nd catch Nathaniel burn it down on electric guitar with his other other band The Fortunate Sons. They're playing with Space Elevator and Startlefish. 8PM at Zaphod Beeblebrox on York Street in Ottawa.

This coming Saturday the 24th check out your Glads with The Singles direct from Detroit Michigan. 9PM at The Dominion Tavern. Presented by Birdman Sound. Should be a real cool time.
April 8, 2004 11:56 pm
0ct3003 Nathaniel is on the bass guitar.

The Glads bass player, the fine and upstanding Mr. Nathaniel Hurlow will be playing tomorrow, Good Friday, the 9th of April with one of his other music combos Golden Famile. The venue is Zaphod Beeblebrox on York Street in Ottawa. Doors are at 8PM, music shortly thereafter. Seriously. The shows here start early. Cuff The Duke and Kate Maki are also on the bill. Disco dancing is at 11:05 SHARP! See you there.

In other news, our Ottawa Lynx won their season opener at home tonight beating the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons 2-0 with a 2 run homer by 3rd baseman Jose Leon in the 5th. Next game is Friday at 1:05PM. Go Lynx Go!

March 29, 2004 5:35 pm
mar292004 Badges? You need these steenking badges!

We have no news but we have new pins. Get yours today. Your back-pack or jean jacket will thank you!

Buy our stuff!
March 24, 2004 7:32 am
0ct3003 Live action.

New shows added. Check it out here.

March 15, 2004 7:23 am
Mar072004 Thank you Montreal.

You rock. What a blast. Great night, excellent folks. All guitars were "rode hard and put away wet". Cheers to Cinema Chocolat. We like the way you rock and roll. The Weapons of Mass Seduction were in top form. Loud and hyper, just the way I likes it. Thanks boys. Can't wait to do it again sometime. Anyway, check out the shows section for info on our gig with The Singles. Pretty cool.
March 7, 2004 9:34 am
Mar072004 City of Fuzz.

The Glads will be making a live musical appearance in the province of Quebec this Friday. Oh baby, will you please join us at the Rock and Roll show? Can you dig it? Hot dog. The Glads and The Weapons of Mass Seduction and Cinema Chocolat are all on board. It will be very very good. Drive or walk up to Barfly. Indeed. The party will happen at 4062 St-Laurent Blvd., Montreal, Quebec. Loud guitars will rule the day, will save the day. We can't wait to see you. We can't wait to play to you. Oh please, ladies and gentlemen, will you listen to these fellows rock? It is all absolutely outtasite. Thank you very much, b
February 11, 2004 4:50 pm
Good show.

Thanks to all who came down to the Dominion last week. Everyone seemed to have a fun time. The High Dials were excellent. Nice play fellows. No Ottawa shows lined up but we'll see you in Montreal next month. Cheers.

February 4, 2004 9:57 pm
Big show.

We hope to see you this Saturday the 7th. All the action is happening in Ottawa at The Dominion Tavern. We are sharing a bill with Montreal's The High Dials. They are pretty cool. Apologies for the date mix-up. Come on down, please.
January 18, 2004 4:18 pm
No Press is Bad Press

Our latest release, A Bad Case Of...The Glads been getting some very positive press lately. Maybe it's the cold weather. Not sure. Anyway, check out the new press section for a sampling (well, all of) the rave reviews!
January 10, 2004 11:21 am

Change of plans.

The date for  The High Dials/Glads show at The Dominion Tavern has been  changed to Saturday February the 7th.  See you there. In the meantime, go buy a record.

December 8, 2003 8:10 pm

What a gas.

Wow. What a cool record release party. Thanks to all who attended. Cheers to Skip Jensen & his Shakin' Feet for the dirty blues rock and roll action. Big thanks to our pals The Midways. One of thee coolest bands in the country, dig? Those boys know how to make it sound groovy. "Now just kinda shimmy and shake." Wicked! Come back any time. Of course, none of the fun would have been possible without John and Dave at Birdman Sound and Karen at Music For Cats. Go team. Okay. No shows booked right away. Enjoy the festive season and we'll see you in 2004.

November 30, 2003 9:47 am

Record Release Party!

Holy crap. Our brand new record  Bad Case of The Glads is out  this Saturday the 6th. Come down to the Dominion Tavern, get smashed, and pick one up. We'll be kicking the rock into full gear with our pals from Toronto The Midways, and from Montreal Skip Jensen and his Shakin' Feet. Don't miss this show. 

November 1, 2003 12:26 pm

Big pile of news.

Loads of new action in the world of Gladrocking. Here goes. First, after a long delay, our debut full length has arrived. Bad Case of The Glads will be in stores this month. The record release date is set for December the 6th. More details to be announced.

Secondly, The Glads music will be featured in a film in the near future. Horsie's Retreat is a new production by Toronto filmmakers Tony Asimakopoulos and Karina Griffith. The film will be released sometime in the spring. We'll let you know when and where screenings take place.

Finally, The Glads laid down some brand new tracks over the Thanksgiving weekend. So far so good. Turn up the rock! Wow. See you later

October 1, 2003 7:26 am
A show.

Head down to Bumpers this Saturday night. Showtime is 10PM. The Glads, Blackball and The Weapons of Mass Seduction. Great.
September 16, 2003 4:30 pm
New MP3s!

Hi All! Just a quick note to let you know about some new mp3s in our music section. These are hot off the press (well, off DAT, actually) from our new album! Take a listen, won't ye? Then trade 'em with your friends! Then buy the record when it finally comes out! What a lot of !'s!
September 2, 2003 10:49 pm
sept022003 Septemberish.

Glad to be back here. We hope everyone had a fun summer. What is new? The Glads LP is nearing completion. It has taken longer than we expected but Bad Case Of The Glads will be in your hot little hands before long. Thank you for your patience. In other Glads news, we've booked a show in early October with our friends Black Ball. Check the shows section. The Glads took some well deserved time off in July and August. We managed to get out of the basement for a while and enjoy the summer. Now that we are back at it, the new songs are just flooding in. Nathaniel is pulling out more cool riffs than you can shake a stick at. Jim is writing more Gladrock than usual. Tim's drumming is getting cooler - I still have a hard time keeping track of where his hands are at. Patrick is writing less miserable lyrics these days but has added more reverb to his daily grind. Just this week The Glads have added a dirty Farfisa organ to the mix. Things are fresh and cool and, most importantly, things are happening. Now that it is "jacket weather" again, why not get out and give yourself a shake. There is a big pile of  live music happening of late. Enjoy it.
August 13, 2003 6:24 pm
Cool it down.

Heatwave shmeatwave. If you wanna be cool all you gotta do is come down and rock with The Glads. We're on this Saturday the 16th at Bumpers on Bank Street. Space Elevator are down from Toronto to satisfy all your catchy pop and rock needs. The show should start at 10:30 or 11:00 depending on whether or not The Lynx go into extra innings. If that's the case then Patrick might be late. Oh baby, the wild-card race is on!
July 17, 2003 7:14 pm
Summer in the city.

Okay, so Bluesfest was really cool. We had a blast up there on the Birdman stage playing through expensive Fender amplifiers. We had a blast digging all the lovely music. Thanks to John and the Birdman crew for a spectacular couple o' weeks. Right now we are going to rest our ears a little bit. The Glads are on vacation till, oh, I don't know... how about August? We have no shows booked and are finishing all the little details for the record. It's gonna be great. We have a title. It's called Bad Case of The Glads. Our pal Darren Merinuk is doing the art and it looks amazing so far. Right then. Enjoy the summer. Ride your bike. Stay cool and refreshed. Get out and cheer your local bands and your local baseball team. Aw-right!
June 30, 2003 7:21 am
What Was/What Is

We'd just like to take some time to thank our new bestest friends Bloodshot Bill And His Hubcaps and Ruth's Hat for driving all the way from parts a-yonder to Ottawa and for helping us put on one of the funnest shows EVER! The audience was small in number, but large in smiles and applause! Can't wait to see/play/chicken walk with you guys again.

In other Glads-related news...our next show will be at the Ottawa Bluesfest on the Birdman Sound stage. Be sure to pick up a full pass because there are close to four million good bands playing this year. FOUR MILLION!

June 23, 2003 1:46 pm
Mailing List dealie fixed

Apparently the little program Jim wrote to let folks join the Mailing List has been broken for quite some time. We just thought we were un-liked. Of course, this doesn't prove anything but does give us a sense of hope. Please feel free to Join and we'll send you upcoming show announcements and candid photos!

June 21, 2003 12:03 am
June 212003 Extra Rock and Roll

We have a show lined up on Saturday the 28th at Irene's Pub on Bank Street. Another cool rock and roll combo has been added to the bill. Come see London's Ruth's Hat rock out with Bloodshot Bill & The Hubcaps and your old pals The Glads. This is all very exciting indeed. On a completely unrelated note... Has anyone heard of Stubby Clapp? What were his parents thinking? Oh well. At least he's Canadian.

June 9, 2003 5:02 pm
June092003 Not much news.

Toronto was a blast. Cheers to Craig and Stacy for setting up a three day rock and roll festival. Also, big thanks to Gaven and to Nancy for putting us up. Our next show is on Saturday June 28 at Irene's on Bank Street with Bloodshot Bill and The Hubcaps. Come out and see us. Don't be a wiener.

May 20, 2003 7:48 pm
may202003 Rock in the Big Town

Get out this Friday night and shake at the 1st annual Take Out The Trash festival. Come early for the movies and stay for some loud and sexy rock 'n' roll. More details are here. See you there, jerky!
April 9, 2003 9:59 pm
April092003 Double shot.

We are playing all weekend long. Catch us this Friday the 11th at Bumpers. Also, dig The Glads this Saturday the 12th at The Dominion Tavern. We will be in direct competition with the NHL playoffs. So it goes. Check the shows section for details. Go Sens Go!

March 27, 2003 6:50 am
March272003 That's cool, that's trash.

We're playing our first show in Toronto. Check out the shows section then mark your calendar so as not to miss the first annual Take Out The Trash fest. Dig all the details here.

March 14, 2003 6:40 pm
mar142003 Gigs a poppin'!

The shows section has been updated. We have loads of cool gigs coming up this spring and are even booking into the summer. See you there.

February 16, 2003 10:55 am
feb162003 Blown up and home again.

Thanks for braving the cold and coming out to the show. Thee Van Grits rocked. Thanks again to Turnbull Van Grit for the loan of his amplifier. Everything always works great till you set it on the stage, eh? The Glads had a blast. My ears are still ringing. We'll have to do it again soon at Irene's. Video golf and staff prices on beer? Whoo hoo!

February 8, 2003 1:02 pm
Feb082003 Bank Street blow up.

Dig us at Irene's this Saturday the 15th. Here's the poster.

January 29, 2003 8:27 pm
Jan292003 I read the news today oh boy.

We got a mention in The Ottawa Sun. Find it here. See you all Saturday the 15th at Irene's. Please view the shows section for more details.
January 15, 2003 7:25 pm
January142003 Moonlighting

Patrick also plays bass in Holy Hell. Check them out this Saturday the 18th at Bumpers with The Stumblers. Rock!

Nathaniel plays bass in Golden Famile. Check them out this Saturday the 18th in Montreal. Cool!

December 26, 2002 9:59 pm
Dec262002 Ow! My freakin' ears!

Thanks to all of you who came out to our last show. Sorry we had to shorten our set. That's what happens when your gear blows up. What a hassle. Whoops. C'est la vie, oui?

Thanks to John and the gang at Birdman Sound for another fine Festive Party. Photos to be posted real soon, dig? Cheers to Golden Famile for stealing the show, to Chris Page for his consistent brilliance, and to The Four Frames for being so cool and loud and rocking.

I have updated the shows section. Check it out.

Have a happy new year. Please.

December 17, 2002 6:43 pm
news dec 17 2002 Happy Holidaze.

We hope to see you all this weekend. We are happy to be providing some background music at the annual Birdman Sound Festive Party. It's gonna be a blast. The Four Frames, Golden Famile, and The Glen Nevous Retraction are on board as well. Cover is cheap. Beer is cheap. Music is brilliant. Ho Ho Ho!

November 28, 2002 10:58 pm
Nov_28_2002 Nat Rocks.

Nathaniel is the bass player in The Glads. Nathaniel feeds the band thee coolest riffs. No shit! Tonight was practice night. Nathaniel did not disappoint. He brought in a riff that the boys all got quite happy over. The Nathaniel songs are bound to be hits. If they are not hits, well, they are at least certainly fun to play. We are not sure where Nathaniel gets his riffs. Patrick steals his riffs from Teenage Shutdown, Pebbles, and Nuggets compilation LPs. Can you blame him? Those records are groovy. Yup. Indeed. Nat, however, seems to be in a world of his own when it comes to the rock and roll riffs. Go, Nathaniel. And thank you very much.

The Glads have finished mixing their record. Mastering is next. After that, well.... they will attempt to transfer their songs from magnetic tape straight to your turntable. Please hang in there. It's gonna be cool. Trust me. Oh baby!

November 18, 2002 4:40 pm
nov_17_2002 Merchandise

We now have things for sale. Be fashion conscious. Wear a Glads T-shirt or pin. Wednesday was spent getting high on ink fumes down at Artguise on Bank Street. Thanks to Jason for silk-screening a big pile of cool Glads shirts. The design is by Darren Merinuk. It is grand. This week we also received a new batch of buttons. All this will be available at our next show. If you want to purchase a shirt via mail-order, email Patrick for details.


November 7, 2002 12:01 am
nov0702_news Photos

The pictures page has been updated. Feel free to enjoy snap-shots of The Glads in the studio. Outtasite!

November 3, 2002 3:11 pm
nov032002 Thanks to everyone who came out to the show last night. Cheers to Molly and Crawdaddy Simon for coming down from Montreal. The night was a success all around. The new stage at Bumpers allows everyone a good view of the bands. The full house was treated to the fab sounds of Bytowns newest rock and roll combo Thee Van Grits. Great show, lads. Sharp dressed and sounding fine. This was The Glads first headlining gig. It felt pretty good to be able to keep going after 9 songs. Many people stayed around till the end and there was even some dancing. A rare occurrence indeed. Jim blew his amp all to hell. Cheers to Brian Van Grit for loaning us his cool Fender. The Glads are back in the studio in two weeks to finish their record. As for this week, check out our pals Le Nombre this Wednesday the 6th with Electric Eel Shock. 9PM at Zaphods on York.
October 27, 2002 10:58 am
The Glads are playing a show this Saturday, November 02 down at Bumpers Roadhouse. They've hooked up with their new friends Thee Van Grits who will be treating Ottawa to their debut performance. Our spies tell us to expect a flurry of cool rock and roll action. See you there.
October 27, 2002 10:58 am
The fellows spent last Saturday working on their record over at the fab Little Bullhorn Studios here in Centertown. Kudos to Dave Draves for doing such a fine job. The recordings are almost finished. Just a few hand claps, backing voices, and other nibbley bits left to add. Patrick's voice survived a day of growling and snarling, Jim and Nathaniel blazed through some fuzzed out guitar solos, and everyone got good and drunk. Everything should be finished by Christmas. Watch this space for more details.
September 26, 2002 11:28 am
For any of you who've visited this site in the last 1.5 years (which just happens to be the length of time we've been together), you're no doubt familiar with our lead singer Patrick and his penchant for 50. He has fiendishly watched over our little site while we thought about putting something here. (You can get an idea of what I'm talking about - along with a bunch of nice photos - in our pictures section)

Well, Pat and Jim put their collective minds together (proving 2 heads are not always better than 1), and came up with a few lines describing the band (and to be truthfully honest Pat wrote all the words. Jim just copied it onto the web page). And that's about it. Luckily we also have some fine music and assorted other nonsense lying about. So take a gander and feel free to send us stuff.