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Gig Review: Birds of Bellwoods at Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto

April 30, 2017
Gig Review: Birds of Bellwoods at Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto

Who: Birds of Bellwoods Where: The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Canada When: 22 April 2017 In one word: Finesse Once I saw the Birds of Bellwoods instrumental set up, my attention was snared and my expectations soared. Multiple guitars, a trumpet, drums, and a stand up bass, and four vocal microphones...
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Album review: Twin Rains – Automatic Hand

November 16, 2016
Twin Rains - Automatic Hand

Title: Automatic Hand Artist: Twin Rains Record Label: Independent / Rough Trade distribution Date: 18 November 2016 In One Word: Escapism I knew after listening to about ten seconds of “Before” that is the kind of music that deserves an atmosphere. I plugged in and cranked my sound dock, and opened a window just a crack....
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Gig Review: Stick To Your Guns, Stray From the Path, Expire at the Opera House, Toronto

September 26, 2016
Stick to Your Guns

Stick To Your Guns  Who: Knocked Loose, Expire, Stray From the Path, and Stick to Your Guns Where: The Opera House, Toronto, Ontario When: 18 September 2016 In one word: Swirling I got to the show right as Get The Shot from Quebec City were finishing up. I had intended to be there for...
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Gig Review: Odd Ones, Mirrelia, Earth’s Yellow Sun, New Design and Red Handed Denial at My Drunken Uncle, Toronto

April 29, 2016
Grimes - photo credit Michael Avedon

Who: Odd Ones Where: My Drunken Uncle, Toronto When: 22 April 2016 In one word: Banging Odd Ones opened the show with a usual kick ass set. Although I’m lucky enough to call the band members friends, I can confidently say without bias how amazing they are. Their musical style combines elements of metal, hard rock,...
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Gig Review: While She Sleeps at Hard Luck Bar, Toronto

March 17, 2016
While She Sleeps at Hard Luck, Toronto - photo Robyn Bond, Music Vice

Who: While She Sleeps Where: Hard Luck estar, Toronto When: 12 March 2016 In one word: Gripping At Warped Tour this past summer I fought my way up to the barricade at the Monster Energy Stage. The Amity Affliction, a long time favorite band of mine, was going on after a group called While...
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The Elwins at the Great Hall, Toronto – Gig review and photos

November 30, 2015
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Who: The Elwins, Spells of Vertigo, Heyrocco Where: The Great Hall, Toronto When: 26 November 2015 In one word: Lively The show started off with a bang from the first openers. Spells of Vertigo delivered a high-powered performance combining melancholic grunge and ‘80s inspired rock fuelled by rambling bass lines and melodic guitar...
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