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Why Harlan Pepper is playing seven gigs in one day

Hamilton roots rock quartet Harlan Pepper is playing an extremely compact tour on Tuesday — seven venues in one day, to celebrate its CD release. Check out this video of the band playing at Mulberry Street Coffee house in downtown Hamilton Tuesday.

Roots rock band celebrates release of 'Take Out a $20 and Live Life to the Fullest'

Harlan Pepper celebrated the release of the band's new album "Take Out a $20 and Live Life to the Fullest" Thursday. 2:31

Hamilton roots rock quartet Harlan Pepper is playing an extremely compact tour on Tuesday — seven venues in one day, to be exact.

To celebrate the release of the band’s new album Take out a $20 and Live Life to the Fullest, they’re playing a series of small, pop-up gigs all the way to Toronto before their official CD release at Cameron House.

They started at CHCH TV Tuesday morning, before moving to the Mulberry Street Coffee House on James Street North, where CBC Hamilton caught the band’s short set. Watch the video above for a clip of Harlan Pepper playing Smoggy Fountain Shakedown.

The band also plans to hit up the CBC Atrium in Toronto, the Trinity-Bellwoods hockey rink, Exclaim TV and Soundscapes in Toronto before their CD release at Cameron House at 10 p.m.

Take out a $20 and Live Life to the Fullest is Harlan Pepper’s second album, and it features a more raw, rock and roll sound. “We’ve got bigger amps now, so we can play louder,” laughed guitarist Jimmy Hayes.

For more on Harlan Pepper, visit the band’s website.