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VIDEO: Jian Ghomeshi Takes Q Live and Rocks With the Arkells

It was very cool to hang out with the Q team last week as they produced a special taping of the show for a sold-out live audience at the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. The Hamilton Spectator published a great piece on the grassroots movement that brought Q to the city with an incredible lineup of local luminaries, including 2012 Juno Awards Group of the Year, the Arkells

In the buildup to the Q Live show, which you can listen to and see here, frontman Jian Ghomeshi jammed with the Arkells during soundcheck, women lined up early and busted out binoculars to make sure they got a really good look at their CBC crush and lots of students from Mohawk College's broadcasting program old us that Jian was the reason they wanted to be in radio. 

Jian and his team have been making a lot of good things cool again these past few years - long-form interviews and books among them - and we'd be lying if we said "Psycho Killer" wasn't still stuck in our heads. 

Here's what it was like to be there: 



Watch the full performance of "Psycho Killer" by Jian & the Arkells


Next up, Q is going live in New York on March 28th at the Gerald Lynch Theater with special guests Vampire Weekend, Alan Alda and more. Buy tickets here.

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