Modernboys Moderngirls embraces change

Modernboys Moderngirls Live NXNE By: Sheena Lyonnais
June 26, 2008

Modern Boys and Modern Girls are just that – a bunch of young Toronto kids who happen to play fun music that makes you want to dance.  Today marks the release of their first full-length record I Might As Well Break It, an album that marks a departure from their scenester reputation by bridging elements of various other genres into their music. 

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The Midway State still down to earth despite rising status

The Midway State Live By: Erin Fahy
June 23, 2008

The Midway State believes in Karma. Rather than dining and dashing before their opening gig with OneRepublic on June 8 like they had joked, the four boys from Toronto patiently waited in line to pay for their meals. They soon discovered it was the right decision, in a weird twist, the cashier was named Karmen.

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NXNE invades Toronto: a weekend in review

NXNE By: TJ Liebgott
June 20,2008
NXNE came and went this weekend with a bang, leaving music fans with an overabundance of music and film.  This year festival organizers really kicked it up a notch by adding a few new ideas.  Bands moved out of the clubs and into other venues like Pearson Airport, Toronto Island, Union Station, Dundas Square and various parks and public spaces around the city.  All of this turned Toronto into the Mecca of Independent music June 12 through 15. Here are some of the hits and misses that NXNE had to offer.

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DOA celebrates 30 years of punk rock politics and solid hardcore

Live Pic of DOA By: Sheena Lyonnais
June 20, 2008

Thirty-years is a long time for anything, especially a career in music.  Canadian punk rockers DOA have managed to outlive the majority of punk and hardcore from the late 70s/early 80s, a testament to vocalist Joe “Shithead” Keithley’s passion, dedication and firmly grounded punk opinions.

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