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March 2000
March 17, 2000
Elevature Video
The Flashing Lights have recieved a grant from VideoFACT to film a new video fror Elevature! The filming will take place on Saturday, March 25 (originally scheduled for March 18) at The Latvian House, located at the corner of College and Spadina streets, in Toronto around mid afternoon. Fans are invited to attend and the only requirement is to act enthusiastic, but I'm sure with the Light's you won't need to be acting. I wonder if they will use the live sound or the sound from the album? It would be amazing to see and hear a throng of kids screaming "Flashing Lights, Flashing Lights" on Much.

Here are some items that were posted on Chart Attack about the video.

ChartAttack's D.A.M.N. - Monday, February 21, 2000
Limblifter, Great Big Sea receive video funds
Great Big Sea and Limblifter were among the recipients of the VideoFACT awards, which are given to Canadian bands and musicians to create music videos. The awards cover up to 50 per cent of the production costs of making a video, to a maximum of $15 000. VideoFACT was created as a method of encouraging the quality and quantity of Canadian videos. 

Great Big Sea, who are currently touring Denmark and Germany (but return for the Junos) received financial assistance for the video "Can't Stop Falling."

Limblifter's "Aeriel Vs. Lotus" (from their new album due in stores March 7) also received a grant. Other recipients include Furnaceface, The Smugglers and Flashing Lights.

VideoFACT awards are given out every two to three months and also honour websites. The awards committee (which includes television mogul Moses Znaimer) bases their decisions on "creative presentation and financial requirements."

Artists such as Sarah McLachlan, The Matthew Good Band and Sloan have previously won, which are considered to be a major "element" of recognition.

Reporting by Hannah Guy.

ChartAttack's D.A.M.N. - Tuesday, March 14, 2000
Extras Needed for The Flashing Lights Video Shoot 
Fans may have a chance to enjoy the notoriety of being in a music video this week. Toronto's The Flashing Lights are rumoured to have an open call for anyone who would like to be in their new video for "Elevature," from their album Where The Change Is.

Sources say that the video will be shot at The Latvian House (located in Toronto at College and Bathurst) this Saturday, March 18. According to a fan's website, the only requirement is that people act like enthusiastic fans (meaning no rotten tomatoes). Unfortunately, calls to the band's record label haven't been returned, but will keep you updated as we find out more.

The video is a follow-up to last fall's "Highschool." Fans that miss out on the video shoot will have a chance to see the band perform in Hamilton on March 31 at the Hudson. The Flashing Lights will then return to Toronto on April 1 for a show at the Reverb.

With files from Lindsay Michelle Lynch

ChartAttack's D.A.M.N. - Wednesday, March 15, 2000
Date for Flashing Lights video shoot changed!'s information on the The Flashing Lights video shoot has been changed.

Yesterday, we announced that the Flashing Lights were shooting a video this Saturday (March 18) at the Latvian House (Located in Toronto at College and Spadina). However, the date is INCORRECT. According to our sources, the date is actually set for the following Saturday (March 25) at the Latvian House.

And fortune smiles upon the Chart staff as the record label finally confirms that the date is correct. However, they are reluctant to ooze any other information.

Fans can still attend and act enthusiastic during the video shoot for "Elevature" from the album Where The Change Is. Those who decide not to risk attending for fear of more changes, will have a chance to see the band perform in Hamilton on March 31 at the Hudson. The Flashing Lights will then return to Toronto on April 1 for a show at the Reverb.

March 17, 2000
Exclaim!'s 8th Anniversary Bash
This was posted by Sean Palmerston of Sonic Unyon on Sloannet:

Yet another sign of spring...

Guinness Presents: The Exclaim! 8th Anniversary Party

To celebrate 8 years as Canada's Music Authority, Exclaim!, will be hosting their famous throw-downs right across the country, featuring a broad range of live music and DJs that represent the same kind of diversity found in our pages every month. The festivities kick off on Saturday April 1 in Toronto...

TORONTO . Saturday, April 1. Reverb/Kathedral/Holy Joe's, 651 Queen St. W. (at Bathurst)

Doors 8 p.m. . ALL AGES

Tickets $10 at Ticketmaster, Horseshoe, Full Blast, Soundscapes and Rotate This
On sale March 8, 2000

... Toronto-via-Halifax high energy mod power pop featuring Ex-Superfriend, Matt Murphy FLASHING LIGHTS

... Ex-Propagandhi political punk rock from Winnipeg's G7 / Hopeless Recording Artists WEAKERTHANS

... Suction Records present fierce electro beats and melodies thick with nostalgia SOLVENT VS LOWFISH

... Sexy soul shouter with bomb beats from Kitty Yo / Teenage USA PEACHES

... Melodic Emo Hardcore from Burlington's Victory Recording Artists GRADE

... Progressive metallic noisecore from Boston's Hydra Head Recording Artists CAVE IN

... The latest Halifax avant hip-hop collaboration, ROSEVELT THARPA featuring THE GOODS and TACHICHI

... CKLN DJ Denise Benson and Soleil Friday's Sassa'le spin a fresh and funky mix of beatz and pieces including breaks, d&b, deep house and UK garage

... CIUT's Mods and Rockers Punk Rock DJ Posse tear it up

and there's more...

... Stacey Case's Super 8 Monster and Burlesque Film Revue

... The mini Cut and Paste Comic Book and Zine Fair

Event produced by Against The Grain Concerts

March 17, 2000
New Album
If you haven't heard, the Flashing Lights will soon be recording a new album for release in the fall. The songs It's Alright and You Do The Same Thing Twice will definitely be on it and I assume that the fabulous new song Old Devotions which they have been playing live recently will be on the album as well. According to The Flashing Lights from the excellent chat a few weeks ago was that the name of the album will be 'The Screaming Wizards of Nod', I'm sure.