In a move no one had on their 2024 music bingo card, scrappy 90s power trio Veal return to the stage in the new year for club shows across Ontario and western Canada. The tour makes stops in both Vancouver and Toronto, cities the garage band called home at various points in their history. Veal is Luke Doucet’s first band, with original members drummer
Chang and bass players including Howard Redekopp, Barry Mirochnick and Nik Kozub (Shout Out Out Out Out). Tickets for all shows are on sale today.
In more Veal news, the rock and roll cacophony of the band’s debut album, Hot Loser, is now available to stream worldwide for the first time since its 1996 release. Pulled in the many misdirections of youth, underwritten by life’s inexperiences, Hot Loser’s themes of home, love, coming and going and the perpetual state of self-doubt are still as relevant and persistent today as they were 26 years ago.
With a reputation for blistering live shows and lyrics built on life’s weirder moments, the band made its mark on the 90s scene. Veal was also the launchpad for a multitude of musical directions and projects by its members. Luke Doucet went on to launch his solo career and then to form award-winning duo Whitehorse. Hot Loser contains the original version of “Mexico, Texaco,” later recorded for Whitehorse’s The Fate of this World Depends on This Kiss.
- Sugar Pants
- Mexico Texaco
- Hot Loser, Part 1
- In Bed with the Pope
- Down Again
- Nails & Snails
- Two Heads
- Almond Joy