Walk The Moon
Sound Academy in Toronto, ON
March 1, 2012
Photos and Review by: Pete Nema
If there's one thing Young The Giant made clear while on stage at the Sound Academy, it's that amazing vocals never go out of style.
Amos The Transparent releases an album full of new, excellent songs to a crowded Horseshoe Tavern filled with fans.
The Rancho Relaxo has to be my favourite dive in the city. It's been ages since I've stopped by, but it's good to see that the music community there continues to thrive, and that the venue still features new bands on the narrow stage, often with some raw talent.
Last week, the team behind the Live In Bellwoods series gathered an audience for another installment of their off-season answer for those yearnings for sunny afternoon performances in the park.
Despite our looming reservations to embrace anywhere but The Dakota Tavern as a host for Dwayne Gretzky banging out hit after hit, we're sold.
MUSI Artist Development officially launched last Friday at the Horseshoe Tavern and with four amazing bands on the bill, it was definitely night to remember. Founded by the gorgeous and passionate Heather Kelly, MUSI's mission is to help musicians achieve their artistic goals through a three-phase model. The year 2012 looks to be very ambitious for MUSI, and with such a packed house at the 'Shoe, us music aficionados are all excited for what's to come.
A year ago, almost to the day, Toronto band Austra played the Bovine Sex Club. With one incredibly successful album, which landed them on Polaris shortlist, it was no wonder why the Phoenix was packed to the brim on this chilly late December night.
Produced by Ian Blurton (C'mon, Change Of Heart), the latest full-length from Little Foot Long Foot entitled Oh, Hell has grown on me immensely since being released in June.
The Horseshoe Tavern was made for nights like this — The Darcys CD release brought together musicians, the music industry, existing fans, and new fans who all packed the venue to capacity to celebrate the success of this great local band.
One of the best things about Pop Explosion is that the majority of the venues are close together, which makes it easy to go from show to show.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Halifax Pop Explosion, it's one of the largest annual music festivals in Atlantic Canada, featuring approximately 150 local, Canadian and international bands playing 18 venues over five days.
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