Watch This: FirexFire Live at NXNE 2012

Toronto Band FIRExFIRE

Toronto Band FIRExFIREJune 14, 2012

 

While trying to figure out what band to see next during opening night at NXNE, a stranger suddenly appeared in the hallway of the El Mocambo and declared that we must check out FIRExFIRE because they are awesome.  It turns out that stranger was a member of the Toronto band FIRExFIRE and although his opinions may have been biased, it doesn’t mean he wasn’t right.

Check out FIRExFIRE playing one of their tracks from their soon to be released debut album and keep an eye out for oue full NXNE review.

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Watch This: Amos The Transparent – “Convince the Mayor” Live at NXNE 2012

amos the transparent

amos the transparentJune 14, 2012

 

The opening night of NXNE 2012 brought us to Toronto’s El Mocambo where we caught the set for Ottawa band Amos the Transparent

Check out the band playing “Convince the Mayor” off their newest EP Goodnight My Dear I’m Falling Apart and keep an eye out for our full NXNE coverage coming soon.

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WATCH THIS: A Primitive Evolution – “Empty Holes” Live at Bovine Sex Club May 23, 2012

Toronto Band A Primitive Evolution

Toronto Band A Primitive EvolutionMay 28, 2012

Toronto Music Scene caught Toronto alternative rockers A Primitive Evolution last Wednesday night at the Bovine Sex Club. The band took a break from their new found acoustic sound to play homage to their harder roots in a familiar place.

Check out this video of their final track of the night “Empty Holes” to see what you missed out on.

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WATCH THIS: Leeroy Stagger – “For The Love of You” Live at the Dakota Tavern May 23, 2012

Leeroy Stagger

Leeroy StaggerMay 28, 2012

Alberta folk rocker Leeroy Stagger played an intimate show at Dakota Tavern last week at the Toronto stop of his national tour supporting the release of his latest album Radiant Land.

Singing songs of lost love, the road and his battles with alcoholism and recovery, Leeroy Stagger has the unique ability to turn torment into songs of beauty.

Check out Leeroy Stagger’s live performance of “For The Love of You” from Radiant Land. Keep your eyes open for our full review coming soon.

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WATCH THIS: The Wooden Sky at the Opera House in Toronto April 20, 2012

Toronto Band The Wooden Sky

Toronto Band The Wooden SkyMay 28, 2012

Better late than never, TMS made our way to the Opera House to see Toronto alt-country heroes The Wooden Sky on April 20, 2012.

Far gone from their days of playing smaller venues like the Dakota Tavern, the Wooden Sky finally graduated to the Opera House where they performed to a hungry packed house without sacrificing the intimate folk rock sound they’re known for.
Check out this footage we caught of the Wooden Sky performing “North Dakota” off their first album When Lost At Sea. Also be sure and catch the band this summer as they tour select Ontario, Saskatchewan and American cities.

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WATCH THIS: The Arkells – “Where You Goin?”

arkells-biopic

arkells-biopicThe Arkells release
May 17, 2012

HI FRIENDS! Sorry we’ve been MIA. Like most music bloggers, we do other things like this and this and like bad parents, sometimes our beloved child that is TMS is unintentionally left to fend for itself, puppy dog eyes and all. But never fear, summer weather is back and so are we.

Juno Award winners The Arkells have just released a new sitcom style music video for Michigan Left track “Where You Goin” that is perfectly constructed levels of 80’s dreamy. The video is directed by Shane Cunningham and Mark Myers and is worth an immediate watch. Enjoy!

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Watch This: USS – “Cloudboy” Live Performance at CMW 2012

Toronto band USS

Toronto band USSLast night, those in the know got treated to a fantastic balls-to-the-wall performance by Toronto’s Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker, who posed as the secret midnight guests at the somewhat hidden Cabin Five.  The much smaller than normal venue size made the show that much more epic.

For those of you not lucky enough to be there, check out this video of “Cloudboy” and stay tuned for our CMW2012 review so you can read all about it.

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Bret Michaels records track with My Darkest Days’ Sal Costa for upcoming album

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SAL1February 9, 2012

Poison’s Bret Micheals has announced some of the guests off his upcoming solo album Get Your Rock On  and it includes Toronto homeboy Sal Costa of My Darkest Days. True fans know this song actually dropped in January and features another notable guitarist, Michaels’ touring pal and Def Leppard badass Phil Collen. You can download it of iTunes here. Michaels says of Costa, “[He’s a] really, really good guitar player and good friend.”

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