ADA – Another Way to Sound

Live Pic of ADA By Jason Daniel Baker
February 22, 2008 
 
As we mourn the recent loss of local landmarks on Queen Street West, scorched by a suspicious fire, it perhaps offers us fresh perspective on appreciating those great historical buildings in our city that still stand, including our very venerable rock clubs.
 
Toronto’s legendary El Mocambo has, over its long and storied existence, been a favourite of the world famous Rolling Stones and countless other noted musical acts for good reason. The environs within are truthful to what is most appealing in any good bands’ sound.

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Space is for Stars lit up the Reverb.Yeah it’s a cliche title, but what are you going to do about it

Live Pic of Space Is For Stars By: Sheena Lyonnais
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. 

 
The second would be the fact there are twins in the band!  Guitarist Brian Ellis and drummer Gary Ellis are identical twins.  Thirdly, Bassist Brayden was the happiest person I have ever seen once his bass started working after two songs of technical difficulties.

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Luke Sneyd: Catchy enough for both yours and your mom’s iPod

Live Pic of Luke Sneyd By: Sheena Lyonnais
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.

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“Fuck Family Day” – Suckerfactory, Luke Sneyd, Downsview

Live Pic of Band Downsview
By: TJ Liebgott
February 16, 2008

    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.

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