February 26, 2008
There were several things that set Space Is For Stars apart from the other bands at the Reverb on February 24. The most obvious being that every other bands were metal, and I mean hard, fast, heavy I’m-going-to-kick-your-ass metal, where as Space is for Stars are a nice melodic fusion of indie rock and dance with a dash of pop.
Feb 20, 2008
Every since seeing Downsview rock the Horseshoe Tavern on February 18, their five track EP has been playing my iPod on repeat. They have won me over with a combination of catchy lyrics, solid instrumentation, excellent stage presence and a good old combination of punk riffs and rock attitudes.
February 25, 2008
Luke Sneyd doesn’t mess around. The singer/songwriter just released his debut album All of Us Cities last year, and already his songs have reached number one spots on Internet radio charts. He recorded with the help of just a few friends, including his producer Marc Koecherr who he met in film school, but for the live show Sneyd had to recruit even more help. Now with a steady lineup, he is beginning to make a name for himself in Toronto and across the nation. Toronto Music Scene had a chance to catch up with him after his gig at the Horseshoe Tavern on February 18.
Either I’m going deaf or The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern learned that volume knobs have settings other than 11. Arguably once the loudest club in the city, The Horseshoe is showing its age (it turned 60 last year) by turning the volume down to match every other club in Toronto. This wasn’t enough to stop Suckerfactory, Luke Sneyd and Downsview from rocking a small Family Day crowd.