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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The Chainsmokers – 05/30/17 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto

The Chainsmokers bring their headlinging tour to Air Canada Centre in Toronto, in support of their latest release “Memories Do Not Open”

Thanks to special guest contributor  Angel Marchini Photography for the post!

The Kills – live at 102.1 The Edge studios

Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince came by The Edge studios in Toronto to perform a few acoustic tracks ahead of their show at The Danforth Music Hall. They are currently on tour promoting their upcoming album Ash & Ice (Domino Records).

Whitehorse – Danforth Music Hall

Whitehorse packed the Danforth Music Hall for a hometown show on their Sweet Disaster tour, in support of Leave No Bridge Unburned (Six Shooter). The husband and wife duo of Luke Doucet and Melissa McLelland were joined throughout the night by some talented musical friends and family including Tanya Tagaq, Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay of July Talk, Toronto guitarist Sam Taylor and Luke’s dad Rollie Doucet.

 

Death From Above 1979 – 102.1 The Edge

Acoustic guitar and mandolin. Yep that pretty much sums up DFA1979. Well ok not really, but that’s what we got a taste of during their performance at 102.1 The Edge this past week. A very cool re-working of tracks from “The Physical World” (Trainwreck 1979, Virgins & White is Red) that didn’t blow the roof off of Corus Quay.

The Bots – Edgefest 2015, Toronto

LA duo The Bots played a scorching set on the main stage at the second instalment of Edgefest 2015, Echo Beach Toronto

Check out these young, super talented brothers and their latest record “Pink Palms” at www.thebotsband.com