Indie Week Report Card: Satellite Hearts @ the Hideout 52%

Satellite Hearts

By: Josh Parsons October 23, 2013

Satellite Hearts

(photo by: Myles Herod)

Sound 3/5

In true Rock ‘n’ Roll fashion, Satellite Hearts cranked their amps all the way to 11. They whipped through and array of songs that covered various territory within the gigantic rock umbrella with unrelenting fury. This, however, was at the expense of dynamics. It seems like Satellite Hearts have a single setting, loud and hard, and if you’re not into that it might be hard to relate. 

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Indie Week Report Card: Overhate @ The Cage 84%

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By: Tiffy Thompson October 21, 2013

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Sound 4/5

Venezuelan thrash metal with intricate guitar work that oscillates between chainsaw-ripping bridges and expertly honed harmonic scales. Music to burn things down to. Joseph Ortiz shines with menacing, full-throttle drum rolls. Backing vocals didn’t mesh so well at times but I think that was the fault of the sound-system.

Performance 4/5

Performance was tight, polished and held fervour despite sparse crowd. With lyrics like In this disgusting planet, I’m natural selection, the food chain, the leveler, the fall! what’s not to love?

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Indie Week Report Card: Indicator Indicator @ The Hideout 84%

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By: Andrea Holz October 21, 2013

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Sound 4/5

The music kind of muffles the lyrics. The first song seemed a little big for the lyrics. Softening the drums might have given the lead singer the chance to show more passion in his voice.

Performance 4/5

Loved their song “Back Into A Fire.” I think that the lead singer looked a bit over practiced. I want to see more emotion in a song like that. Though he’s singing the words, it felt like he was detached. However, the drummer seemed veryy passionate.

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Indie Week Band of the Day: Heartcopy

heartcopy

By: Sheena Lyonnais October 16, 2013

Montreal gets two things right every time: cappuccinos and synth pop. Electro synth is fabulous everywhere, but it has a certain je ne c’est quoi when it comes from the city of harmony. Heartcopy is no exception; pairing co-ed vocals with airy, simple songs that make you feel fuzzy inside. It’s kind of like Stars, but much less depressing. At times you want to cuddle, but at others, such as the chorus of “Without Sound,” they kick it up a notch and let you know it’s time to dance…or at least to sway. They just released the video for their latest single “Redo,” which features a sexy little romp on par with their suggestive style. They’ve moved into dreamier territory since they released their single “Tomorrow” last year and it’s a welcome change. Good job Heartcopy. See you on the dance floor. 

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Indie Week Band of the Day: Jojeto

By: Sean Carsley October 15, 2013

Indie Week Canada approaches and on the horizon is Jojeto. When the music is good, and Jojeto’s is very good, then you should have fun. Take a look at their website and you’ll see for yourself. They’re funny and original and genuine. They have a video for the fantastic song, “Amy Dances.” But they also have an impromptu unplugged session caught on tape that includes a mandolin (and who doesn’t love the mandolin?). For any other reason is their awesome, “Edgercise Video.” Jojeto is a unique name for a band with a great sound, and seeing these guys will be an absolute blast. 

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Indie Week Band of the Day: Colornoise

By: Sheena Lyonnais October 14, 2013

There are few greater joys life can bring than the musical gems of experimental garage-rock girl bands. Colornoise is a duo from Costa Rica that consists of vocalist/guitarist Sonya Carmona and drummer Alison Alverado. They’ve got a darkness and a thickness to their tracks, emphasized in their video for “Time.” It tells the story of a hitchhiker predicting end times. “Time is a mistake. It doesn’t exist,” the video says. This psychology is woven deep into their material, which is smart and comparable to the Dead Weather. They describe themselves as noise rock, but they have more melody than that. Noisy yes, but there’s something magical about what this band is doing. A live performance may reveal exactly what that is.

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Indie Week Band of the Day: Duck Duck Goose

By: Sean Carsley October 13, 2013

As you pick bands to see for Indie Week Canada and you stumble across Duck Duck Goose, I will tell you: don’t judge a book by its cover. After all, their hip name shows how funny they can be, but it doesn’t do justice to what they’re capable of in the studio. When you listen to their EP, Shoot the Stork, you’ll quickly learn that this band is the real deal. A strong, tight sound from five guys who can take the alternative/rock and provide great music from within the hooks they create – with unique vox as an added bonus. And that’s always a good combination. 

Toronto Music Scene is an official partner of Indie Week Canada. Follow us on Twitter @TorontoMusic and Indie Week @IndieWeek. For a full list of bands check out www.canada.indieweek.com

Also be sure to check out the Toronto Music Scene Indie Week After Party on Oct 18 featuring: The Beaches, TJ Hollywood, the Ascot Royals, and Wildheart. https://www.facebook.com/events/179932262193711/

Indie Week Band of the Day: Satellite Hearts

By: Josh Parsons October 11, 2013

Sometimes, returning to a place of comfort is more appealing than venturing forth; a mantra that Philadelphia’s Satellite Hearts hold close to heart. This quartet plays unabashed, unfiltered and to-the-roots rock ‘n’ roll, equipped with attitude and Marshall stacks. Drawing influence from a plethora of hit-makers and smack-takers, these raucous Americans promise to bring the party North of the border. Without the gimmicks, these boys manage to skillfully reinterpret a platform that has been heavily diluted and are guaranteed to entertain you this Indie Week.  

Toronto Music Scene is an official partner of Indie Week Canada. Follow us on Twitter @TorontoMusic and Indie Week @IndieWeek. For a full list of bands check out www.canada.indieweek.com

Also be sure to check out the Toronto Music Scene Indie Week After Party on Oct 18 featuring: The Beaches, TJ Hollywood, the Ascot Royals, and Wildheart. https://www.facebook.com/events/179932262193711/