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Bear Vs. Shark (Market Hotel 28.09.16)

When I was 20 and rather obsessed with all things post-hardcore I stumbled across a band called Bear Vs. Shark. They had just released their second album Terrorhawk, and it quickly became one of my favourite records. I figured that since … Continue reading

Cursive and Cymbols Eat Guitars live at The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON. © 2012 . All rights reserved.

Cursive at Horseshoe Tavern (31.03.12)

Cut it out your self inflicted pain is getting too routine, the crowd is catching on to the self inflicted song… Yes it’s probably true. Almost 10 years from when that song was released we might be on to them. But the formula works, and the frenzied crowd at the Horseshoe Tavern on Saturday ate up every second of Tim Kasher spitting out his angst and anger over Cursives dissonant crash of guitars, drums, and the odd trumpet. Continue reading

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Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra at Lee’s Palace (Jan 27, 2012)

Last week I had the great pleasure of seeing Montreal’s bombastically named  Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra at Lee’s Palace in Toronto. In short, the show was fantastic. I dragged along two friends who had never heard of the band before, and … Continue reading

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Shout Out Out Out Out and Freedom Or Death at Starlight (October 26, 2011)

Back at the end of July I road tripped over to Montreal for the Osheaga music festival. Of the numerous awesome bands that littered the lineup one of my suprise finds was relatively new Toronto three-piece Freedom Or Death. They … Continue reading

Baby Eagle, Grey Kingdom, Marine Dreams, Patty Lantern live at the Princess Cafe, Waterloo. © 2011 . All rights reserved.

Baby Eagle at the Princess Cafe (October 22, 2011)

What more could you ask for on an early saturday evening than some intimate indie-folk and just a little bit of old school rock and roll in a tiny cafe shared with about 15 other people? Perhaps a country-rock-opera about vigilante cowboys battling an evil corrupt government and it’s giant mechanical spiders in the post apocalyptic wasteland of future canada I hear you say? Continue reading