Indie Week Report Card: Heartcopy @ Czehoski 68%

heartcopy

By: Erin Fahy October 28, 2013

heartcopy

Sound 4/5

Online: their sound is very electronic and slick. In person: the same songs have a grit and rawness. I loved them either way. The audio in the club was shit, but they still killed it. Two distinct voices add a nice element.

Performance 3/5

Performed as if they were headlining a gig at a bigger venue, even when they were in the worst venue I’ve seen for a band. They did their best and had the audience (I’m only counting the 20 of us jammed in the hallway and bar area) dancing.

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Indie Week Report Card: Fuss @ Cherry Cola’s 72%

Fuss

By: Josh Parsons October 28, 2013

Fuss

(Photo by @MylesHerod)

Sound 4/5

Fuss play a power-heavy breed of indie rock with an obvious emphasis on loudness. The three-piece band filled little Cherry Cola’s with enough sound to wake those sleeping on the other end of Bathhurst. They tore through their power-chord laden set and wasted little time cementing their penchant for hooky harmonies, complex breakdowns and powerful song writing.

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Indie Week Report Card: Air Marshal Landing @ Hideout 72%

airmarshallanding

By: Erin Fahy October 25, 2013

airmarshallanding

Sound 4/5

60’s surfer boy rock meets cowboy swagger, with a pinch of Jagger funk thrown in. I really enjoyed the sound. However, the vocals were a bit imbalanced. Two singers; one very steady solid voice, the other seems to camp it up and make some funny noises. When they sang together it was really good. Excellent musicianship, they all play their instruments really well.

Performance 4/5

I liked their performance for the most part; they are an excellent live band. Dancing and just really enjoying the moment. However, the antics of the one singer were quite distracting. Lots of wide-eyed looks and open-mouth face making. Then they surprised me, they brought drummer to use brushes on an acoustic guitar and then small snare. A gimmick that really worked, the layering on that song was one of my favourites of the night.

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Indie Week Report Card: Open Air @ The Hideout 92%

openair

By: Andrea Holz October 25, 2013

openair

Sound 4/5

The first song was uncomfortably loud, but it’s metal so they’re doing their jobs. The next few songs completely made up for rocky beginnings.The second track really showcased the front man’s impressive vocal range. The drummer was a powerhouse and proved to be very skillful. I was impressed

Performance 5 /5

I wasn’t sure I was going to love them, their first song was a little overwhelming, by the second song that all changed and found myself completely enthralled. They are super energetic and completely engaging. I was also really impressed by their multi-talented keyboardist. He truly surpassed proficiency on all counts.

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Indie Week Report Card: CRAWL @ Bovine Sex Club 100%

crawl

By: Tiffy Thompson October 25, 2013

crawl

Sound 5/5:

Filter/Tool/Misfits-ey butt-clenching, groin-thrusting real rock and roll. Incredible vocal control oscillating from harridan-like screeching to a rumbling growl.

Performance 5/5

Catchy, anthemic songs that got the crowd off their asses quick. The frontman leapt around with aplomb, joking with the crowd at intervals and swigging beer the next. They delivered a hard and heavy performance that demanded attention.

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Indie Week Report Card: Of Gentlemen and Cowards @ The Hideout 100%

ofgentlemenandcowards

By: Andrea Holz October 24, 2013

ofgentlemenandcowards

Sound 5/5

Great beat! Perfect way to start the set. First song was bouncy and fun. Very danceable! I loved it! All of their music made me want to dance and cheer for more! Acoustic on the last song was intense and was like pure ear seduction.

Performance 5/5

Often bands lose the audience when transitioning into their next song, but this band kept the beat and they all look like they are having a great time. The audience mirrored their enthusiasm.

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Indie Week Report Card: Stuck on Planet Earth @ Bovine Sex Club 74%

stuckonplanetearth

By: Tiffy Thompson October 24, 2013

stuckonplanetearth

Sound 3.9/5

Generic, early 90’s alternative sound, vocals off key at times. Tight instrumentals, sure-footed bass lines and capable guitar, but vocals were pedestrian at times.

Performance 3.6/5

Affected atmospheric moodiness, polite asides with the sound tech, sizeable throng of young female admirers summoning occasional whoops and swaying.

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