Cancer Bats are Bat Sabbath

Cancer Bats are Bat SabbathCancer Bats + Black Sabbath = Bat Sabbath
November 2, 2011

Earlier this year, at the 2011 SONISPHERE festival in Bohemia, the CANCER BATS surprised fans by performing an entire set of BLACK SABBATH covers as BAT SABBATH (editor’s note: name possibly stolen from a local TO rec baseball team?). The set was such a hit and so much fun to do, that the band has decided to once again become BAT SABBATH for a series of live dates in Ontario and Quebec.



CD Review: Darlings of Chelsea – Panic is Worse Than The Emergency

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darlings of chelsea coverBy: Natasha Pavlovic
November 1, 2011

Lookout world: Toronto’s rock’n’roll saviours Darlings of Chelsea have returned with Panic Is Worse Than The Emergency, the follow-up to 2009’s crunchy debut The Mimico Sessions.The album features 11 boisterous and powerful punk-splashed tracks that will make your heart beat fast and your head bang harder.

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Interview with Darlings of Chelsea’s Paul Thompson

Darlings of Chelsea

Darlings of ChelseaBy: Sheena Lyonnais
November 1, 2011

Toronto’s Darlings of Chelsea are fresh off the tour and release of their heavily anticipated full-length, Panic is Worse Than The Emergency. This past year saw Darlings of Chelsea’s prolific vocalist Sean Robertson quit the band, with guitarist Paul Thompson quickly stepping in to take lead. Despite the shift, DOC maintained the rock’n’roll synonymous with their brand – and with help from producer Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case, New Pornographers, Blue Rodeo) created an album that does not disappoint. Gearing up for their show this Saturday (Nov 5) at the Hideout, we chat with frontman Paul about the new album, the new songs and what it’s like to suddenly be in the spotlight.

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The First 15: $5000 music grant for Canadian Artists


thefirst15Win studio time, a trip to Toronto & a $5000 grant courtesy of Post Foods, the makers of Sugar Crisp
November 1, 2011

Thanks to an innovative approach to secure funding by indepent music composer & producer Adam Damelin, Canadian bands and artists now have a chance at The First 15 – a cutting-edge grant from Post Foods that awards recording studio time courtesy of GIRTH Music in Toronto as well as award-winning producer support, a $5000 cash prize and a trip to Toronto.

Find out how to enter after the jump!

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Interview with Teenage Kicks’ Peter Van Helvoort

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teenage kicks By: Sheena Lyonnais
October 31, 2011

Toronto Music Scene had the chance to chat with Teenage Kicks‘ frontman Peter Van Helvoort in anticipation of their upcoming performance this Friday (Nov 4) at the Horseshoe. The band has generated buzz since the release of their acclaimed debut EP Rational Anthems, a home-hitting fusion of solid garage rock swirled around undeniable classic rock influences.  Peter reflects on lessons learned through his previous roles in The Most Serene Republic and Cain & Abel, the (re)addition of fifth player and key shredder Christian Turner, and what we can expect from the band now that they’re headed to the studio to record their follow-up, currently pegged as Rational Anthems 2.0. There’s even some hometown nostalgia thrown in for good measure. Here’s what he had to say:

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