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The Antlers at The Mod Club (June 14, 2011)

I got into The Antlers unfashionable late. I didn’t check out Hospice until mid 2010 when Last.fm recommended them as similar to The National, a band who were rapidly become my new favourite at the time. To be honest I don’t think those two bands sound similar at all, the only commonalities I can find are that they both hail from Brooklyn and they are both incredible on record, and even better live. Continue reading

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Okkervil River at the Phoenix Concert Theatre (June 10, 2011)

Friday night was an eclectic one at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Taking the headline were Austin indie-folk juggernaut Okkervil River and along for the ride were New Jersey punk rockers Titus Andronicus and Baltimore new-wave trio Future Islands. Continue reading

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Knock Knock Ginger at Starlight Lounge (June 9, 2011)

Last Thursday was the long awaited CD release for Waterloo indie-pop locals Knock Knock Ginger’s latest album We’re Headed For A Fall. I feel a little strange writing a review for bands where I know some of the members, so … Continue reading

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Yeasayer at the Phoenix Concert Theater (June 7, 2011)

Last Tuesday I had the privilege of seeing Yeasayer at the Phoenix Concert Theater, and it was a hell of a good show. If I had to sum the night up in one word though that word would would be “hush”. And I would say it twice because opening act, the bearded-lunatic-pervert Hush Hush, stole the show with his crazy dance moves and over-sexed lyrics. Continue reading

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This Will Destroy You at Lee’s Palace (May 30, 2011)

After a recent drought of live music I made the trip back to Toronto to catch This Will Destroy You at Lee’s Palace for an ear drum rupturingly loud set. Perhaps their name is fair warning after all. This show also marked the first time I tried recording some live footage which you can check out below and on my YouTube channel. Continue reading