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!! OMG, photos: The Hidden Cameras live at a sex club! !!

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Canadian indie pop outfit The Hidden Cameras played to an intimate, invite-only crowd Tuesday night to celebrate of the release of their new album, Origin:Orphan. Frontman Joel Gibb, accompanied by an eight-piece band plus a choir, gave an energetic often whimsical performance of the new album from start to finish. The scene was Goodhandy’s Nightclub, also known as Toronto’s only “pansexual playground”. We were, of course, on the guest list and caught all the action. Check out the photos after the jump.


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The Hidden Cameras Fall 2009 Tour Dates (with Gentlemen Reg):
Oct 9 Hamilton, ON James St. Art Crawl
Oct 21 Peterborough, ON Montreal House
Oct 22 London, ON Call The Office
Oct 23 Guelph, ON Dublin Street United Church
Oct 29 Ottawa, ON Zaphod Beeblebrox
Oct 30 Kingston, ON The Grad Club
Oct 31 Montreal, QC Il Motore
Nov 1 Cambridge, MA Brattle Theater
Nov 2 Northampton, MA Iron Horse
Nov 4 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
Nov 5 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
Nov 6 Brooklyn, NY Union Hall
Nov 7 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
Nov 8 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Nov 10 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Nov 12 New Orleans, LA The Parish
Nov 13 Denton, TX Hailey’s
Nov 14 Austin, TX Emo’s
Nov 17 San Diego, CA Casbah
Nov 18 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
Nov 19 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
Nov 21 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Nov 23 Seattle, WA Triple Door
Nov 24 Victoria, BC Alix Golden Hall
Nov 25 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore Cabaret
Nov 27 Edmonton, AB Avenue Theatre
Nov 28 Calgary, AB Broken City
Nov 29 Saskatoon, SK Amigo’s
Nov 30 Winnipeg, MB Royal Albert Hall
Dec 2 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry
Dec 3 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Dec 5 Toronto, ON The Opera House


 

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comments

    It’s great having a new contributor to join the splendidness that is Bmad. Welcome Robert!
    I do have an urgent suggestion/observation.
    It would REALLY, REALLY help to have some context for why the subjects featured in the photos are important. I’m sure I am not alone in not knowing who The Hidden Cameras are and why they are important. Additionally, beyond it being pansexual, why is this nightclub important…is it really a “sex club”?
    Also, if its a private, invitation-only, Canadian affair then why should we care about it? Why the exclusiveness?
    Will Robert’s photos appeal beyond this kind of narrow coterie?
    That’s my 2¢.
    Hope you listen…

    Amen, Vegetablelollipop. So much of what’s been posted lately goes beyond me. I just don’t get the significance of many of the posts. The golden era of Frank helming OMG seems to be over. Guess I just need to keep my mind open and hope I catch on.

    The Hidden Cameras are well known outside of Canada, so the first gig of their new tour is definitely deserving of a post.
    Also, Goodhandy’s is indeed a sex club, with live sex shows with boys, t-girls and everything else with a pulse… you can check out their site, but of course be warned that it is NSFW http://www.goodhandys.com

    hey guys, I just wanted to chime in here about our inclusion of photos from the Hidden Cameras concert. These guys are Canadian, but have had a big international profile for years, hence all the American tour dates at the bottom of the post, none of which are “invitation only.”
    We like to post exclusive music content about bands with a queer-interest. A lot of them are a bit under the radar, but we think that’s more interesting than posting the same interview with Britney you’ve already read a million times. Our content includes interviews, MP3 downloads, and now original photos. I hope you all enjoy.
    xo Frank

    The Hidden Cameras are key to bridging the gap between now and the post-gay movement. Their music exposes queer sexual politics to the general public. Lots of my straight friends are hooked on their fun music.
    Frankly, more people should know about them and I’m ashamed that more don’t.
    Nothing but love for Joel Gibb and his merry crew! ^_^
    I’m so there at le Poisson Rouge in November.

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