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Mar 30, Thu, 2017
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The Grasping Straws
Psychedelic art rock. The Grasping Straws have been consistently performing in and around New York City since 2012. In July 2014, the group went on their first national tour with fellow NYC-based artist Cannonball Statman. The band's founder, Mallory, has since gone on to tour Europe, Canada and more of the US as a solo acoustic incarnation of The Grasping Straws to support the June 2015 release of the band's debut album.
The Grasping Straws continue to tour and perform locally around NYC, while working on writing and recording new material.
"Frontwoman Mallory Feuer blends an otherwordly, raw, bluesy edge with the fearlessness of pre-meltdown Courtney Love, both vocally and guitar-wise, instantly putting this group on the map as one of New York's most distinctive, individualistic, exciting new bands."
- New York Music Daily
"The Grasping Straws drifted into slow, drum-marched songs that, particularly with front-woman Mallory Feuer's drawn-out and bluesy vocals, recalled the lo-fi glory of early Cat Power. Taking their time rather than rushing towards easy shock, these tracks intrigued with their very patience and calm and, perhaps most importantly, were ultimately moving, their tumbling quality enabling the audience to both engage and reflect."
The Deli Magazine
Mischeif Night
Mischief Night combines a unique blend of rock, jazz, folk, and lo-fi elements to create rich, layered compositions. Marcus and Mallory are partners in music and life that met in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. After playing in numerous bands, Marcus relocated to Brooklyn and formed Mischief Night with Mallory complimenting the group as a vocalist/violinist/percussionist.
Psych Rock Machine fights off the bad things with sweet organ melodies, jagged rock guitars, and harmonies sent from somewhere unknown.
Regarding the track "Offering":
"The recording style on this acoustic track makes it feel both cavernous and intimate; the vocals soar in the near distance, while the drums and casio tones are close at hand. The lyrics are intriguing, as well."
Independent Clauses, music blog.
COVETER
COVETER is a local lo-fi cowboy-core group with strong emo undertones. They are influenced by Queens of the Stone Age, The Strokes, and many others.
Coveter is...
Braeden Ladouceur - Drums
Devon Swords - Bass
Logan Moham - Guitar and Vox
ONFIILM
Born of the genius of Jordan Craig and Aaron Sager-Yung ONFIILM is a magical spaceship of Post Punk Abrasive Blues.
The sounds of ONFIILM take the listener down a dirty but sparkling intergalactic black hole and into a magical plane of shoe gaze psychedelia. The lyrics are terrestrial but the vibe is extra.
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Mar 31, Fri, 2017
The Poor Decisions
Three nice young men making musical fusion with the power of friendship.
Members:
Drew Phillips - vocals & drums
Ethan Schwartz - lead guitar
Keenan Kelly - vocals & bass
Amberwood Band
The tight-knit combination of memorable musicianship, unmatchable stage presence and genuine bond, makes for the epitome of an enjoyable alternative rock show. Whether they are playing a smaller club, or taking the stage at a powerhouse venue like Toronto's Mod Club, the entire ambiance and camaraderie between the crowd and the band makes their performances much more enjoyable and personal, solidifying that live music should always be about establishing a sense of connection.
Basic White
Basic White is a rock n roll band from London, Ontario, with catchy tunes and an energetic live show. They've been building their resume since their formation under a year ago, having played notable opening slots for Jerome Godboo (blues harp player) and Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors) as well as Brea Lawrenson.
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Apr 01, Sat, 2017
Price of Gas
Playing a mixture of classic, dad, and grunge rock genres, Price of Gas have just emerged from the studio with 2 new singles in tow. With stupid, sexy melodies, anything-but-crude bass lines and vocals that soar higher than the average cost per barrel, Price of Gas can't wait to take to the stage and show off these new tunes.
The Maximum Chill
THE MAXIMUM CHILL is a local rock and roll band with some classic vibes that is sure to get you grooving and having a good time. They have a broad range of musical styles that they like to explore within their songs including blues, rap, funk, jazz, and sometimes even a classical riff or two. Some songs are very structured, some are improvised. They like to keep people on their toes. The group is inspired by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimi Hendrix, and Frank Zappa, among many others.
Legion of Saints
Legion of Saints is an independent four piece alternative rock band with influences from Foo Fighters, Billy Talent, Blink 182, and Rise Against. Band members include lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Bryce Atkinson, lead guitarist Floro Bely Jr., bassist Shawn Bowser, and drummer Sebastian Bax.
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Apr 04, Tue, 2017
Lungless
Post-Hardcore band from Pickering, ON, CANADA.
Band Members
Michael Griffin - Bass/Vocals
Nick Perovic - Guitar/Vocals
Greg Willhelm - Guitar
Ryan Claxton - Drums
Out Of My League
Metalcore Hardcore band straight out of Bowmanville Ontario
Band Members
Domenic Paron - Vocals
Steven Simpson - Guitar
Maverick Simard - Guitar
Ali Bayat - Bass
Anthony Rizzuto - Drums
Storm Like Wolves
Melodic/Hardcore band from the Ottawa/Gatineau Region in Canada.
Band Members
Carl - Lead Vocalist
Pierre-Luc - Bass & Vocals
Dereck - Guitar & vocals
Antoine - Guitar
Tommy - Drums
Hybridreams
Hybridreams is a young 6 piece Metalcore band from Ottawa,Canada. Taking influences from bands like Northlane, In Hearts Wake and Parkway Drive to create a heavy and accessible sound with memorable choruses,crushing guitarwork and intense drum patterns. Keep an eye out for them in the near future and watch them take the world by storm.
Band Members
Ben Lagacé (vocals)
Justin Lagacé (Clean/vocals)
Samuel Cousineau (Guitar)
Samuel Duschenes (Guitar)
Guillaume Shil (Bass)
Seb LR (Drums)
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Apr 07, Fri, 2017
FoOlish
FoOlish is a Montreal reggae band formed in February 2016. Three diverse musical tastes fuse together to create a meaningful mix of reggae, dub and rock. On October 1st 2016, FoOlish opened for The Planet Smashers and The Beatdown at Cafe Campus at the Montreal Ska Fest.
They regularly play shows in the Montreal music scene, aspiring to play at festivals, connect with others and share their love of music.​
Nessie
Hard Rockin Groovin band from Ottawa, Ontario Canada.
Endless Oceans
Endless Oceans is a Melodic Hardcore band from Ottawa, Ontario.
Members
Justin Dearhouse (Lead Guitar)
Erik Sutherland(Lead Vocals)
Noah Cook (Drums)
Kyle Stumpo (Bass/Rhythm Guitar)
Clavius Control
Instrumental post rock band from Ottawa, Ontario
Patrick Lemieux- Guitar
Mike Kelly- Drums
Neil- Guitar
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