Category: Gigs

Mundo Musique: The Head and the Heart Coming to the Bronson Centre – Thursday, March 27

Mundo Musique: The Head and the Heart Coming to the Bronson Centre – Thursday, March 27

 THE HEAD AND THE HEART For Those Who Like: Monsters and Men, The Lumineers, Old Crow Medicine Show For the past decade, the popularity of Americana and indie folk has exploded. With the likes of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and The Lumineers, mainstream radio stations are increasingly playing music that once was restricted to small bars and clubs […]

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Gig Pick: Skydiggers at Black Sheep Inn on Dec 6/7 (with audio interview)

Gig Pick: Skydiggers at Black Sheep Inn on Dec 6/7 (with audio interview)

I first heard Skydiggers when I was in high school, which seems like a long time ago. In fact, it was a long time ago. 25 years to be exact. The band has been celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, with 4 (that’s right, 4) releases including their latest holiday-themed EP, Angels. It’s a beautiful album, with somewhat melancholy takes […]

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Gig Pick: Rock for Seth @ Greenfield’s on Friday November 22

Gig Pick: Rock for Seth @ Greenfield’s on Friday November 22

Music and art, in most cases, is about community. The artists work together, inspire each other, and they can do great things. In this case, we’ve got some local acts gathering at Greenfield’s in Barrhaven to remember Crystal Szybowski (nee Turner). She was 34 years old when she died from cancer in August 2013. She left behind her young son, […]

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Gig Pick: Pete Murray with Paul Langlois and Greg Ball

Gig Pick: Pete Murray with Paul Langlois and Greg Ball

Yes, I know. Paul Langlois is the headliner of this show, and he gets top billing. We even gave away some tickets to the gig (you’re welcome!). But today, we get to tell you about Pete Murray, one of the openers on this Canadian tour that is arriving at Zaphod’s on November 21. Pete is a huge success in his […]

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Gig Pick: Wildlife @ Zaphods on November 1

Gig Pick: Wildlife @ Zaphods on November 1

Toronto’s Wildlife are rolling their bus into town on Friday night. Sonically speaking, they live somewhere between Family of the Year and Arcade Fire (which happen to be two of my favourite bands). However, they have something those two bands don’t really have (or emote, anyway): An unabashed vibe of fun and joy. Their latest release “On The Heart” is […]

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Gig: Tilda and The Flats @ Pressed on October 26

Gig: Tilda and The Flats @ Pressed on October 26

Random Orbit Records and Pressed present: Tilda with special guests The Flats play Pressed on October 26th . Its been a long time coming for these two local bands to come together and share a stage again. Tilda’s Michael Peterson left The Flats to re-unite Tilda and record his recient release Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor. The Album was recorded at […]

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Gig Pick: Thought Beneath Film @ Avant Garde Bar on October 18

Gig Pick: Thought Beneath Film @ Avant Garde Bar on October 18

Thought Beneath Film are the next big thing out of Hamilton. They’re pop, they’re punk, and they’re kinda in your face. They borrow a lot from their pop-punk peers (Blink 182, Green Day, etc), but they have a very classy Knack-style sheen and (frankly) some really great vocals. Here’s their latest single Cartographers. Now, if that wasn’t enough coolness for […]

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Gig Pick: Pony Girl @ La Petite Mort Gallery on Sept 28

Gig Pick: Pony Girl @ La Petite Mort Gallery on Sept 28

This is my pick for the week. Go check out Pony Girl if you like to have your senses overwhelmed, and to question what you know about pop music. In pedestrian terms, they’re “arty”. In musical terms, they’re astonishing.

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