Hot Ticket: Spookey Ruben – March 1 & March 2

Once upon a time, MuchMusic played music videos, and it occasionally launched some very left-field careers. Spookey Ruben’s is just such a career. Breaking onto the airwaves in 1995 with his video for “These Days Are Old” from Modes of Transportation Vol. 1, Ruben’s surreal, jangly pop attracted major attention, and he’s been keeping it weird ever since. Ottawa-native Ruben will be joined by fellow Ontarians Thunderclap, and will perform two shows at the start of the month. Spookey’s getting local support from George Nervous Four, Devon & Waterman, Nuke ‘Em, Face The Day, and Fireign. Both shows start at 10pm at Distortion.