By: Sheena Lyonnais July 25, 2013
By: Myles Herod July 19th, 2013
Said the Whale confirm their new studio album, hawaiii (yes, with three ‘i’s), will be released on September 17th, 2013, followed by a forthcoming tour of Canada and U.S. dates.
The signature sun-kissed, hook-heavy harmonies Said The Whale are known for prevail over hawaiii’s tracklisting, but alongside a notable sense of darker subject matter and self-reflection. The band kick off a run of stops this month and next, headlining such Canadian music festivals as: Ness Creek, Hillside and Hamilton’s Supercrawl. The full run of shows follows below.
SAID THE WHALE – UPCOMING TOUR DATES
7/17 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
7/18 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Centre
7/20 Big River, SK @ Ness Creek Music Festival
7/24 Los Angeles, CA @ the Grove (opening for Capital Cities)
7/26 Guelph, ON @ Hillside Festival
8/9 Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Festival
8/10 Seattle, WA @ 107.7 The End Summer Camp
8/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
8/18 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
8/27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
8/29 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
9/2 Indianapolis, IN @ Warm Fest
9/14 Hamilton, ON @ Supercrawl
* = w/ Kopecky Family Band
February 3, 2012
Cancer Bats are gearing up for a slew of Canadian dates this spring in support of their highly anticipated album Dead Set On Living, which hits stores April 17 via Distort Inc. in Canada. The tour kicks off March 30 in Winnipeg, MB and wraps up in St. Catharines April 15. American Hardcore band Touché Amoré and new label mates A Sight For Sewn Eyes will be joining Cancer Bats for these Canadian dates. Tickets for the tour – including Toronto’s Horseshoe performance – go on sale this weekend.
Before spending an entire month with their Canadian fans, Cancer Bats will be touring across the US with the reigning kings of destructive hardcore metal, Ringworm.
November 9, 2011
The explosive Broadway hit AMERICAN IDIOT will launch its First North American Broadway tour, as well as launch the Dancap 2012 Broadway Series, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts this December. Tickets will be available to the general public for the first time on Saturday, November 12. More info:
“Phonat is EASILY the most underrated producer out there now. Fuck, he’s amazing. I do not know why he isn’t the biggest thing out there.” – Skrillex
November 4, 2011
The elusive 7 foot Italian maverick known as Phonat has become one of the most respected and esteemed electronic producers in Europe over the last couple of years, with his debut full-length ‘Phonat’ being critically acclaimed as a land mark genre-defining electronic album. Having already toured Asia, Europe and Australia this year, he now for the first time flies across the Atlantic for a series of US and Canadian shows. With major US dance labels eager and hungry to sign the Italian, this tour is expected to be the first of many.
Cancer 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.
October 31, 2011
Toronto’s The Archives are set to release their much anticipated new tour EP Transitions available at a slew of tour dates in November. Their unique brand of post rock and roll has earned them loyal followers in southern Ontario. Their constant gigging, has earned The Archives the title of one of the tightest bands Toronto has produced along with spots on festival stages at Canadian Music Week and SCENE Music Festival. Their unparalleled musicianship and progressive writing, makes The Archives an exciting find for any Brand New or Manchester Orchestra lover.
October 21, 2011
Toronto’s DIRTY MAGS have announced dates for an extensive Canadian tour this fall. The tour kicks off November 24 in Victoria, BC and will wrap up in Montreal on December 10. All dates are with K-OS.
In just one short year, the garage-punk four-piece have managed to navigate their way from sweaty dive bars and house parties, to opening for Polaris Nominated artist, The Weeknd, Dinosaur Jr. front man J. Mascis, Cancer Bats and Deerhoof. What’s more remarkable is that they don’t even have a record out yet!