The Pack a.d. w/ Ginger Ale & The Monowhales – Indie Fridays @ Yonge-Dundas Square

“Indie Fridays”, sponsored by, oddly enough, Indie 88, taking place on, conveniently, Fridays, brings amazing live Canadian music to the public. For free. At Yonge-Dundas Square under a blaze of neon. The July 21st edition of Indie Fridays brought out one of my favourite bands, The Pack a.d. from Vancouver. The swampy garage rock featuring Maya Miller on drums and Becky Black on lead vocals and guitar is loud and sweaty. yes, the music is sweaty. trust me, go check ’em out for yourselves. They’re amazing!

Also on the bill was a band that had eluded me in the last few years. Lots of buzz can be heard about Ginger Ale & The Monowhales, and it’s good buzz. Justified buzz. High energy, well crafted pop rock and even a megaphone makes an appearance! Toronto-based Monowhales (and Ginger Ale too) are touring Canada this summer, be sure to catch them while you can!

 

Ginger Ale and the Monowhales

 

The Pack a.d.

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July Talk – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto 10/28/2016

July Talk continue their live assault across North America in support of their second LP Touch (Sleepless Records), and the rooms are getting bigger and bigger, including two triumphant sold-out shows at The Danforth Music Hall this past weekend. There’s not much i can really say about July Talk I haven’t said before. Listen to their records. Look at these photos. GO SEE THEM LIVE!

 

 

BADBADNOTGOOD w/ Marvel Alexander- Danforth Music Hall, Toronto

BADBADNOTGOOD, newly minted as a quartet, brought their brand of funk and jazz to a sold-out Danforth Music Hall, with New Jersey hip-hop artist Marvel Alexander kicking off the night

 

Marvel Alexander

BADBADNOTGOOD

 

Death From Above 1979 – Panamania, Toronto

Toronto’s own hard rock duo DFA1979 provide a warm welcome to thousands of athletes, tourists and passers by at Nathan phillips Square as a part of Panamania. A month-long celebration of music in arts in conjunction of the 2015 Pan Am/Para Pan Am games.

Whitehorse – live at 102.1 The Edge studios, Toronto

Roots-Rock duo Whitehorse stopped in to the Edge studios this week to perform a couple of tracks of their latest record “Leave No Bridge Unburned” (out now on Six Shooter Records). Live looping vocals, drums and guitar, Whitehorse (Luke Doucet, Melissa McClelland) performed “Downtown” and “The One I Hurt” and gave the studio a special bonus cover of The Band’s Ophelia. Stay tuned to http://www.edge.ca for exclusive video.

 

Whitehorse is hittin’ the road, touring extensively across North America right into spring, including a Toronto date, at the legendary Massey Hall, May 8th in association with Canadian Music Week 2015.

 

Be sure to check out “No Bridge Left Unburned” and scroll down for official video of “Downtown.”