Some of the best writing comes from a place of pain and suffering. Emotion is what shapes and inspires deep literature and songwriting, and Harley Flanagan has overcome a lot more adversity, turmoil, and just pure craziness than many people do in a lifetime. That shines through in much of his work, including but not … Continue reading Harley Flanagan talks Cro-Mags and Hardcore, coping with PTSD, Between Wars, and more
Musicians are no strangers to juggling multiple projects at once and Andrew Neufeld got a big taste of what that’s like while he was recording No Virtue with his ‘boys club’, Sights & Sounds. No Virtue was self-released last month, the first full-length album that the band has worked on in over half a decade. … Continue reading Andrew Neufeld of Sights & Sounds, talks No Virtue, touring with Comeback Kid while making the record, being arrested while touring, and more
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TD Echo Beach was lucky enough to be the kick off venue for the Fat Wrecked for 25 years tour, with the first show hitting the stage Thursday. NOFX is accompanied by Lagwagon, Swingin' Utters, Flatliners, Masked Intruder, ToyGuitar and for some of the later shows, Bad Cop/Bad Cop to celebrate the 25th anniversary of … Continue reading Fat Wrecked for 25 years at TD Echo Beach review
On a day that tornadoes filled the skies in cities just hours away, Toronto could not have been more lucky to receive such beautiful conditions and an equally tremendous Rise Against concert at TD Echo Beach. Not only would the roof have blown off if there was one, Killswitch Engage and Letlivegot the crowd more excited than they … Continue reading Rise Against at TD Echo Beach Review
Amnesia Rockfest is celebrating its 10th year and does not disappoint, with another can’t miss line-up. It all kicks off tonight in Montebello, Québec. Rockfest has made some remarkable progress since it began in 2005, with unbelievable headliners and remarkable influences. At the beginning, it was just a young music lover’s dream, to bring … Continue reading Amnesia Rockfest Preview – Montebello festival turns 10… my how you’ve grown!
The Black Fever is a punk band based out of Toronto, making jokes against the sports teams here acceptable to the audience. About halfway into their set they dedicated their song “Never Really Had A Chance” to all Toronto sports teams, which got a good laugh out of the crowd, as did when they said … Continue reading Summering and The Black Fever at Bovine Sex Club, CMW