Hard-rock surroundings

Where have we been? What have folks been saying? Below are past outings, peppered with a few kind words. If you don’t know, YC sets are based around originals, while our celebrated YC&TBTR evenings are all about classic covers.

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UPCOMING

December 14, 2019
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE

@ Saulter Street Brewery, Toronto

November 9, 2019
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE

@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto

October 12, 2019
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE

@ Saulter Street Brewery, Toronto

September 14, 2019
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE

@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto

August 10, 2019
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE

@ Saulter Street Brewery, Toronto

July 13, 2019
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE

@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto

PAST

June 22, 2019
YUKON CIGAR
@ Roots Farm Festival, Guelph
*CK, PB

SET: Wildflowers [Petty], Comes A Time [Young], Silver Jesus, Dark Hollow [Dead], Two Of Us [Beatles], Hello Soul, The Wind Cries Mary [Hendrix], Wheat Kings [Hip], At Loggerheads, Sing [Travis], I Don’t Wonder, Dead Flowers [Stones], Folsom Prison Blues [Cash], Redemption Song [Marley].

June 8, 2019
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Saulter Street Brewery, Toronto
*CK, PB, OM

May 11, 2019
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

April 13, 2019
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Saulter Street Brewery, Toronto
*CK, PB

March 30, 2019
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Leah’s 50th (The Fill Station, Toronto)
*CK, PB

March 9, 2019
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

February 9, 2019
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Saulter Street Brewery, Toronto
*CK, PB

January 12, 2019
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB, SD

December 8, 2018
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Saulter Street Brewery, Toronto
*CK, PB

November 10, 2018
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

October 13, 2018
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Saulter Street Brewery, Toronto
*CK, PB

September 8, 2018
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

August 11, 2018
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Saulter Street Brewery, Toronto
*CK, PB

July 14, 2018
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

June 9, 2018
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Saulter Street Brewery, Toronto
*CK, PB, BH

May 12, 2018
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

April 14, 2018
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Saulter Street Brewery, Toronto
*CK, PB

March 10, 2018
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

February 10, 2018
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Saulter Street Brewery, Toronto
*CK, PB

January 13, 2018
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

November 18, 2017
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

September 16, 2017
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

July 22, 2017
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

May 13, 2017
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

March 18, 2017
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

January 21, 2017
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

November 12, 2016
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

September 10, 2016
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

June 25, 2016
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

May 7, 2016
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

December 19, 2015
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

July 11 2015
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

October 25, 2014
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

September 22, 2014
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Private Backyard Party, Toronto
*CK, PB

August 8, 2014
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Castro’s Lounge, Toronto
*CK, PB

November 30, 2013
MATT & CRAIG
@ St. Louis Bar, London
*CK, MD

September 14, 2013—”Lisa’s End-of-Summer Bash”
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Private Backyard Party, Toronto
*CK, PB

June 15, 2013
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ The Green Dragon, Toronto
*CK, PB

April 18, 2013
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Fitzgerald’s Pub, Toronto
*CK, PB

January 19, 2013
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ The Green Dragon, Toronto
*CK, PB

August 25, 2012—“Aloha Toronto”
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ The Boardwalk Café, Toronto
*CK, PB, DO

March 14, 2012
YUKON CIGAR [w/ Luke Robertson & Matt Cooke]
@ Rancho Relaxo, Toronto
*CK, PB, MD

SET: Hello Soul, Silver Jesus, I Don’t Wonder, My Australia, At Loggerheads, I Can Hear Flowers Bloom, Blues Static, We Are The Vanity Kids, December Saints, In The Mood For A Revolution, You Ain’t Going Nowhere [Byrds], Sour Keys (I’m Glad You’re Driving The Lemon Truck).

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Rancho: Matt Cooke, Luke Robertson, Yukon Cigar
Posted by Dan Wolovick (allevents.in)

March 14, 2012

Starting the night is Yukon Cigar. Sometimes the band describes their tunes better than I ever could, this is one of those times: “With rugged, flickering melodies and thinking lyrics, the band has a decidedly “northern” feel. And, described by some as “dock music,” it forms a fine soundtrack to a drive through cottage country, an epic canoe trip, or being lost in the woods for days on end.”

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February 22, 2012
YUKON CIGAR [w/ The Violet Lights & The Autumn Stones]
@ The Garrison, Toronto
*CK, PB

SET: I Don’t Wonder, December Saints, Blues Static, At Loggerheads, I Can Hear Flowers Bloom, In The Mood For A Revolution, My Australia, We Are The Vanity Kids, Spooning Noise From A Moose In A Jar, Silver Jesus, Sour Keys (I’m Glad You’re Driving The Lemon Truck).

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Radar: The Violet Lights, Yukon Cigar, Autumn Stones
Posted by Jason Steidman (BlogTO)

February 22, 2012

An interesting lineup of music tonight at The Garrison! Silverlake, California’s The Violet Lights are tonight’s headliner, and their debut EP, “Sex and Sound” is a very produced collection of ‘garagey,’ alt-pop tunes that will remind you of everything from the Velvets to Weezer. Supporting on tonight’s bill are Yukon Cigar in a stripped down format, with two band members representing and delivering the goods, plus The Autumn Stones: a TO-based alt/dream pop kind of band that cites The Smiths and Echo & The Bunnymen as influences. Should be a good one! The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West) 8:30PM $6.

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December 10, 2011
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Mullins The Beach, Toronto
*CK, PB

November 19, 2011—“Apostrophe Catastrophe Release”
YUKON CIGAR
@ Cherry Street Diner, Toronto
*CK, PB, MD, AS

SET: Hello Soul, Blues Static, Sour Keys (I’m Glad You’re Driving The Lemon Truck), I Dont Wonder, My Australia, Surf It Black [Stones], Silver Jesus, December Saints, I Can Hear Flowers Bloom, At Loggerheads, Crossroads [Cream], In The Mood For A Revolution, Forgets Sometimes/Showdown Under Western Skies, Like A Hurricane [Young].

October 28, 2011
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Mullins The Beach, Toronto
*CK, PB

September 10, 2011—“Ara & Bex Wedding”
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Private Reception, Toronto
*CK, PB

September 9, 2011
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Mullins The Beach, Toronto
*CK, PB

August 13, 2011
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Mullins The Beach, Toronto
*CK, PB, SD

July 1, 2011
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Mullins The Beach, Toronto
*CK, PB

June 23, 2011—“A Benefit For MusiCounts”
YUKON CIGAR [w/ many others]
@ El Mocambo (Upstairs), Toronto
*CK, PB

SET: I Don’t Wonder, Silver Jesus, At Loggerheads, Sour Keys (I’m Glad You’re Driving The Lemon Truck).

May 28, 2011
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Mullins The Beach, Toronto
*CK, PB

March 5, 2011
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Mullins The Beach, Toronto
*CK, PB

January 7, 2011
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Mullins The Beach, Toronto
*CK, PB

November 27, 2010
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Mullins The Beach, Toronto
*CK, PB

October 30, 2010
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Mullins The Beach, Toronto
*CK, PB

July 3, 2010—“Sue’s Birthday Party”
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Private Backyard Party, London
*CK, PB

January 21, 2010
YUKON CIGAR [w/ The Skirt Chasers & The Dreamboats]
@ Rancho Relaxo, Toronto
*CK, PB, MD, GR

SET: Crown, Silver Jesus, Spooning Noise From A Moose In A Jar, At Loggerheads, I Dont Wonder, Worms, My Australia, In The Mood For A Revolution, Surf It Black [Stones], Sour Keys (I’m Glad You’re Driving The Lemon Truck), Hotel Yorba [Stripes].

October 4, 2009
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Quigley’s Pub & Bistro, Toronto
*CK, PB

September 17, 2009—IndieCredit’s “Tribute To Grunge”
YUKON CIGAR [w/ many others]
@ Rancho Relaxo, Toronto
*CK, PB, MD, SS

SET: Sick Of Myself [Sweet], Lady Picture Show [STP], Red Mosquito [Pearl Jam], For All The Cows [Foo Fighters].

June 19, 2009—“North By Northeast”
YUKON CIGAR
@ Mitzi’s Sister, Toronto
*CK, PB, MD, SS

SET: Silver Jesus, Forgets Sometimes/Showdown Under Western Skies, December Saints, My Australia, Blues Static, I Dont Wonder, At Loggerheads, Hello Soul, Burnt Island Lake, Sour Keys (Im Glad Youre Driving The Lemon Truck).

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NXNE 2009: Yukon Cigar
Posted by Robin Sharp (BlogTO)

June 19, 2009

I’m checking out Yukon Cigar tonight at Mitzi’s Sister (an NXNE show)… because I like their name.

I downloaded a Yukon Cigar song named ‘Hello Soul’ on CBC Radio 3 in 2007 not because I knew the bassist, not because I’d ever heard of them before (they were brand new), and it wasn’t because I trusted the ceeb implicitly either. I listened to Yukon Cigar because I like the Yukon, and I like Cigars (on occasion), so I should probably like this band. And I do.

Founded in 2007 as a side project by Craig Konyu, Yukon Cigar has developed a cult following despite their limited output. They’ve played NXNE a few times, they’ve performed a series of popular ‘all cover songs’ nights at Quigley’s Pub & Bistro (which sound a lot of fun actually), but they haven’t recorded anything since their five song E.P. in the spring of 07.

An alternative pop-rock band, they sound like… sitting on the edge of cottage dock on a Sunday evening, where you can smell mashed potatoes and refried bacon being cooked behind you. They sound like a bonfire dying out at 4am on a Friday, when half of your friends have already fallen asleep.

They’re playing tonight at midnight at Mitzi’s Sister (1554 Queen St. West), a bar that has signed up for a late night liquor license. If you can’t make it to a bonfire this evening do the next best thing; come to Mitzi’s Sister, see Yukon Cigar, and then hang out there till 4am.

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March 22, 2009
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Quigley’s Pub & Bistro, Toronto
*CK, PB

February 15, 2009
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Quigley’s Pub & Bistro, Toronto
*CK, PB

October 5, 2008
YUKON CIGAR & THE BEEP TRUCK REVUE
@ Quigley’s Pub & Bistro, Toronto
*CK, PB

September 4, 2008
YUKON CIGAR [w/ Revival Dear & Wendy Leung]
@ El Mocambo (Downstairs)
*CK, PB, SS

SET: Sour Keys (I’m Glad You’re Driving The Lemon Truck), Hello Soul, Forgets Sometimes/Showdown Under Western Skies, Dig A Hole, My Australia, Worms (Country Version), Spooning Noise From A Moose In A Jar, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere [Young], Silver Jesus, December Saints, Hotel Yorba [Stripes].

August 7, 2008
YUKON CIGAR [w/ The Giant Baby & Patrick Brealey]
@ El Mocambo (Downstairs), Toronto
*CK, PB

SET: Sour Keys (I’m Glad You’re Driving The Lemon Truck), Hello Soul, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere [Young], Burnt Island Lake, In The Mood For A Revolution, Silver Jesus, Bertha [Dead], Forgets Sometimes/Showdown Under Western Skies, December Saints.

July 24, 2008
YUKON CIGAR [w/ Wendy Leung & Patrick Brealey]
@ Cameron House, Toronto
*CK, PB, TG

SET: Spooning Noise From A Moose In A Jar, Blues Static, Silver Jesus, Bertha [Dead], Sour Keys (I’m Glad You’re Driving The Lemon Truck), In The Mood For A Revolution, Burnt Island Lake, Forgets Sometimes/Showdown Under Western Skies, Lullaby (For A Moose In A Jar).

June 12, 2008—“North By Northeast”
YUKON CIGAR
@ Cameron House, Toronto
*CK, PB, GS, SS, TG

SET: Hello Soul, December Saints, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere [Young], My Australia, Silver Jesus, Forgets Sometimes/Showdown Under Western Skies, Worms, Burnt Island Lake, Sour Keys (I’m Glad You’re Driving The Lemon Truck).

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Is NXNE the new SXSW?
Posted by guardian.co.uk

June 12, 2008

Three nights at NXNE. That’s right. It’s in Canada…

Is the mark of a good festival the feeling at the end that you wished you’d caught more bands? In the instance of North By Northeast, that meant Permanent Bastards, Whiteboy Slim, Calm Down It’s Monday, Yukon Cigar and Shit La Merde, that last a nod to Canada’s multilingualism. Not that there seemed to be a particular buzz about any of these at NXNE, but an intriguing name is as good as any come-on when faced with over 400 acts in the course of three nights.

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April 9, 2008
YUKON CIGAR [w/ Patrick Brealey]
@ Cameron House, Toronto
*CK, PB, GS, SS

SET: Hello Soul, Blues Static, Worms, December Saints, Dig A Hole, My Australia, Burnt Island Lake, Why Be So Curious [Sadies], Forgets Sometimes/Showdown Under Western Skies, Sour Keys (I’m Glad You’re Driving The Lemon Truck). SET (w/ PB): Unknown Legend [Young], Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere [Young], Helpless [Young], Too Far Gone [Young], Only Love Can Break Your Heart [Young], Wonderin’ [Young].

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New Music Canada: Track of the Day
Posted by Craig Norris (CBC Radio 3)

May 30, 2007

New Music Canada Track of the Day for May 30th, 2007: Yukon Cigar “Hello Soul”

I think that I’ve expounded before about how I always start listening to the NMC weekly adds based on their name. Intrigued by the name Yukon Cigar (and assuming that it just has to be a euphemism) I promptly hit the link to give it a listen.

The first line in the bio hit me: “My name is Craig”. Whoa. Trippy. Obviously, I was meant to find and present this song to you.

“Hello Soul” will get your summer started right. Called “dock music” by some, and Craig Konyu thinks that “presumably, these tunes are best enjoyed with beer.” Yukon Cigar’s 5 song EP Spooning Noise From A Moose In A Jar (hopefully another euphemism) was recorded and mixed in about 40 hours. The result is an organic, immediate collection of songs. If you don’t have a dock, your front stoop will do (not a euphemism).

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May 28, 2007
YUKON CIGAR [w/ The Flints]
@ C’est What, Toronto
*CK, PB, GS, SS, TG

SET: Silver Jesus, Blues Static, Hello Soul, Spooning Noise From A Moose In A Jar, Worms, Burnt Island Lake, Eleanor Rigby [Beatles].

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From The Basement: Yukon Cigar
Posted by mp3this.blogspot.com

May 27, 2007

Here comes Yukon Cigar. I doubt they make cigars in the Yukon but I know their gold is nice, and these guys sound like gold. The band assembled in early 2007 to record at a Toronto studio. The songs are more like stories; take “Hello Soul” for example, where centre man Craig Konyu pleads to “sip New Orleans of its soul” through his soup. I hope it’s potato soup, because that’s what I had last night. The EP, titled Spooning Noises is out now, and maybe upon reading this, CJAM 91.5 fm will get a copy in it’s mailbox for us to play!

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Yukon Cigar at Chemical Sound
Posted by Chemical Sound (chemicalsound.com)

February 2007

Craig Konyu of Yukon Cigar is one of the nicest people we know—and his music is great too. We’re proud to document his unique style of psych-folk.

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*Legend:

CK = Craig Konyu: The Acoustic. The Vocals.
PB = Peter Buck: The Electric. The Backing.

JB = Johann Burkhardt: The Bass.
KC = Kevin Chlebovec: The Drums.
SD = Steve Denyszyn: The Piano.
MD = Matt Dewar: The Bass.
TG = Tyler Greenleaf: The Trumpet.
BH = Bill Harper: The Bass.
DH = Dave Harris: The Drums.
OM = Orion Malisani: The Piano.
GR = Greg Russ: The Drums.
SS = Stephen Scarrow: The Drums.
CS = Chris Skinner: The Electric.
AS = Andrew Smith: The Drums.
GS = Garfield Stoddart: The Bass.

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Listen on Spotify and SoundCloud. Watch us on YouTube. Email us any time with your burning questions.

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