CMW Preview: Black Napalese

Toronto Band Black Napalese
Toronto Band Black NapaleseBy: Sheena Lyonnais
March 10, 2010

Black Napalese may not have their Myspace page together just yet, but their penchant for tight pants, long hair and a strong disposition to GNR and Aerosmith records (probably on vinyl) make them a strong contender in my top picks this week.  The self-described “rock’n’roll machine” have been living in a one bedroom apartment for the past year, so it’s no wonder their music has so much pent-up fervor.  Guitarist Scotty B. Goode (a man often mistaken for a lost member of the fictitious Stillwater) tells us more.

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CMW Preview: Make Your Exit

Toronto Band Make Your Exit
Toronto Band Make Your Exit By: Sheena Lyonnais
March 10, 2010

Toronto’s Make Your Exit weaves a great deal of maturity and elegance into their music, explaining why their soothingly ambient lines are love at first listen.  The experimental indie band will make you move and maybe cry all in one album.  Perhaps one of the better responses we’ve received thus far, the man behind their tantalizing vocals Jeff Buckley delivers a comical yet insightful look into what they plan to bring to CMW. 

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CMW Preview: Clothes Make the Man

Toronto Band Clothes Make The Man
Toronto Band Clothes Make The Man By: Sheena Lyonnais
March 10, 2010

One thing I admire about Clothes Make the Man is their ability to continually perform solid rock music.  Inspired by the 90s from grunge to garage, CMTM add an indie flare to their now double-decade old influences.  They’re currently working on releasing their sophomore album Distance and have CMW listed as their only upcoming show.  Drummer Ross Machon tells us more.

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CMW Preview: The State of Things

Toronto Band The State of Things
Toronto Band The State of Things By: Sheena Lyonnais
March 10, 2010

Toronto’s the State of Things have an impressive resume of rock’n’roll accomplishments.  Members have played in Vegasphere, Robin Black and & the Intergalactic Rock Stars and two of them just wrapped shooting their parts in Hard Core Logo 2 for their roles in another Toronto favourite, Die Mannequin.  But do they have the attitude and shredding skills to back the hype?  Bassist Dave Vasey weighs in on what we can expect at CMW. 

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CMW Preview: the Balconies

Toronto Band The Balconies
Toronto Band The Balconies By: Sheena Lyonnais
March 08, 2010

Toronto’s indie pop rock sweethearts the Balconies are in the midst of a coast-to-coast cross Canada tour that conveniently swings through the city on Saturday.  It’s been quite the year for the lovers and brother trio, from releasing their critically acclaimed self-titled debut to performing alongside bands such as Mother Mother.  Drummer Liam Jaeger tells us more (kind of). 

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CMW Preview: Afterparty

Toronto Band Afterparty
Toronto Band Afterparty By: Sheena Lyonnais
March 10, 2009

A little bit Dragonette, a little bit Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Toronto’s Afterparty are definitely ready to heat things up at CMW this week.  The dance rock outfit boasts gritty attitudes with impressive support, as their upcoming debut album features tracks mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Silversun Pickups) and Mark Needham (The Killers, Blondie).  Vocalist Kristina B tells us more.

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CMW Preview: Leif Vollebekk

Musician Leif Vollebekk
Musician Leif Vollebekk By: Sheena Lyonnais
March 09, 2009

Based on the interview below, it would seem as though Leif Vollebekk is a man of few words.  It is but a forgivable trait considering the Montreal artist’s ability to effortlessly captivate his audience with his smooth, radiant folk music.  His obvious appreciation of the art and character of music sets him apart, but I’ll let him convince you further. 

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