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On Thursday night I made my way into College Street’s infamous grimy bar and rock club Sneaky Dee’s. I headed up the stairs, beer in hand, ready for the usual debauchery. But by the time...

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Girls, Girls, Girls… and the Bigger Lights

April 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

April 18th – At 7pm on Sunday night, a long line-up snaked out of the Mod Club’s entrance and around the front of the building. It was so long, in fact, that it nearly reached...

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Lee’s Palace was blessed with an immensely gratifying triple bill on April 17th: The Darcys, Amos the Transparent, and the Junction each played a pleasing repertoire of songs, captivating the crowd. The Darcys were up...

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Moneen Play Record Store Day

April 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

April 17th – I manuevered through the crowds of Yonge Street one Saturday afternoon to arrive at the downtown location of Sunrise Records. This occasion, the third annual Record Store Day, Brampton’s own Moneen was...

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Opening Acts Satisfy at Lee's Palace

April 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Spades’ April 10th show at Lee’s Palace proved to be outstanding, even though I didn’t get to see the headlining band perform. For me, watching Ben Rough, the Warped 45s, and of course, Huron,...

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Energetic Excellence, From the Golden Dogs

April 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Golden Dogs know how to throw a party. On April 10th, after Huron finished their set at Lee’s Palace, I rushed over to the El Mocambo for the Golden Dogs CD Release party promoting...

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The Cheap Speakers CD Release Party!

April 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

It all began when vocalist and guitarist Natalia Manzocco picked up a beer off the speakers and questioned whether or not it was hers. After taking a swig of it and realizing that it wasn’t,...

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Beautiful Havoc at Sneaky Dee's

April 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s a wonder that Sneaky Dee’s is still intact, if April 9th‘s Titus Andronicus performance is an indication of what concerts at the restaurant/bar/venue entail. The indie punk band from New Jersey headlined the sold-out...

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Actors and Architects, And Then Some

April 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

I have high hopes for Actors and Architects. The self-described “rock progressive band” was one of seven artists performing at the Drake Hotel’s Elvis Monday on March 29th, and the fourth to take the stage....

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The City Streets Light Up The Underground

April 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Elvis Mondays at the Drake Underground has become a quintessential showcase for indie music in Toronto. On March 29th, the City Streets reminded us why. The Canadian trio brought the sparse crowd to their feet...

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