Shark Week starts on Friday!

Shark Week is

Curtis Hayes – MC
Ben Mitchell – Guitar/Vocals
Luke Mitchell – Drums
Steve Burrell – Bass/Vocals

a rock/hip hop/reggae band formed in February 2010 and located in Oshawa/Toronto, Ontario they have a distinct sound and energy. For fans of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Sublime, Dirty Heads, illScarlett, Down With Webster and many more

I first had the pleasure of seeing these guys in Kitchener on the Don’t Stop Us Now tour with I’ve Got Gloria and Halfway to Hollywood with local support from Keep The Change. A tour put together by Lance Ryan and Break Loose Entertainment.

This is their Wake The Neighbours Tour in support of their new EP Fire on the Beach now available on iTunes (Click Here) This tour (also a Break Loose Entertainment presentation) should prove to be better than the last.

The tour starts on Friday the 19th in Oshawa at the Moustache Club moves to Toronto on the 20th and the 21st, Hamilton on the 26th Kitchener on the 27th and London on the 28th.

tour

You can get ticket for the show in your area from Ticket Scene visit the page here. Do me a favour if you are buying tickets for the Kitchener show when asked for a Name put or add KTC as Keep The Change will be playing with them again at the Kitchener show and you might just get a free T-shirt or CD. Tell your friends about the tour, Some of these re intimate shows with a band that is about to take off, a chance that may never come again.

The above tune is a free download, also check out the track Tidal Wave off their Nobody Famous EP, I couldn’t post it here as a stream. Peace out.

Attica Riots Getting Ready to Release

So about a year and a half ago I came across a band while trolling for new music. I came across this Video published a few months before

I was totally blown away, wanted to know more: who they were, when they would be playing a show in my area etc… well it wasn’t that simple.

Turns out Dave, Kyle, Anders Erickson three brothers from Winnipeg have been playing the scene for well over a decade. I Dug deeper and the short lived YouKnowIKnow monicker was preceded by the Name Inward Eye.  They got there first big recognition opening for the WHO back in 2006 as Inward Eye.

The followed up with a Tour with Burlington’s own Finger 11 in 2007

Constantly writting and touring the band

In 2012 They again hit the spotlight at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010

Why had I not heard about them before? They have played CMW many times but  tied into a contract with well known Record Company that for the last 8 years basically refused to release their music they were left to DIY sharing new streams but nothing that I could Buy. They have changed their sound and name over the past few years in an effort to appease the powers that be into releasing something. Doesn’t matter to me what name these guys go by as their talent far outweighs the need to know.

 

That being said they have added Bobby Desjarlais to their line-up and now go by the name Attica Riots. They have just returned from recording in LA.  Soon to be free from their previous label I am looking forward to them releasing their new album and throwing some support their way.

You can stream some of their new music on their SoundCloud.

find them on FaceBook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Attica-Riots/112628432144687

Previous reviews and articles

http://awmusic.ca/2009/03/12/day-1-cmw-tattoo-rock-parlor-w-headliner-inward-eye/

spectatortribune.com/article/all-eyes-on-them/

 

Burlington Indie Music Night

Burlington Indie Music Night

Burlington Indie Music Night

Tuesday night Burlington kicked off it’s first Indie Music Night at The Dickens Pub on Elizabeth Street.  This is something that I have been hoping to see ever since I moved here.  Burlington is a hotbed of musical talent with limited opportunity to showcase your chops.  Ben Rispin of Burly Calling has stepped up to the plate again along with Chuck Coles of the Organ Thieves and thrown together the first month of acts.  I say first month as the plan is that if this is successful it will become an ongoing production till Death due us part.   If last night is any indication the program is off to a great start. Chuck got things started with an amazing acoustic performance.  I have always been a fan of the Organ Thieves

and it was great to see Chuck in such an intimate setting.  Chuck will be hosting the event every Tuesday going forward changing things up by having locals join him for a few tunes to warm up the crowd for the evenings feature band.

Last nights feature band was Burlington’s Penske File.  As you all know I am a huge fan and last night they did not disappoint.

Playing many favourites , I was glad to catch these guys again before they explode and move onto the next level which they are more than ready for.  The entire evening was … wait for it …..Free! Thanks to the Dickens Pub, and sponsors Burly Calling and Piston Head Lager and Sailor Jerry Rum it will continue to be Free every Tuesday night.

Upcoming feature bands are

September 16th Beautiful Nothing (Genre Alt Rock,) Burlington/Toronto
https://www.facebook.com/beautifulnothingofficial

September 22nd Voltang (Raunchified and shredded sounds of beer-flavoured rock’n’roll) Hamilton
https://www.facebook.com/raunchandroll

September 30th Aitch (Genre Acoustic Rock) Burlington
https://www.facebook.com/Aitchtothe

Share this with everyone you know and get the word out.  It’s success is dependent on Us and will only succeed with our support!

To Keep abreast of upcoming acts follow me on twitter as I will continue to promote it or better yet follow one of these on twitter

@burlycalling

@DickensPub

If you would be interested in playing come down hang out on a Tuesday and chat up Chuck.