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Rikashay - Easy Goin Indie Double Single "Le Hut/Lunaaa"

Easy goin’ indie rock trio Rikashay hail from Markham. They released a double single last fall “Le Hut/Lunaaa”. “Le Hut” opens up with a mellow adult contemporary verse but don’t get sucked in to that world too easily as the song evolves into an all out indie rock attack. “Lunaaa” has a happier tone to the music although I’m not sure the lyrics match that same gleeful tone. The singer’s voice reminds me of Wayne Petti of Cuff the Duke. Rikashay plays Jimmy Jazz in Guelph on March 30th with The Effens and Pacer before hittin' Super Wonder Gallery in Toronto on April 4th. – Kris Gies

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Pacer - Bangin' New Shoegaze Track, Monarch Tavern 03.29

Rock n’ roll shoegazers Pacer have just released a brand new single. “Bangers” is a bangin’ track with a straight ahead rhythm that’ll make you nod your head to the beat immediately. It reminds me of the band Broncho but with clearer vocals. It’s a night time driving song that you’ll be singing along to by the final chorus. Pacer plays the Monarch Tavern on March 29th alongside The Good Palms (Australia), The Effens and Bad River. – Kris Gies





Faiyaz & the Wasted Chances - "Another Crooked Line" single, Horseshoe 03.15

Toronto 3 piece garage rockers Faiyaz and the Wasted Chances have just released a brand new single. “Another Crooked Line” kicks off with the fuzz cranked right up but the verse follows with a dreamy pop feel. It all comes together for the big singalong chorus where they mention more wasted chances…so perhaps it’s not just a clever band name. They live the gimmick! So make sure to see these fellas live at the Horseshoe Tavern on March 15th with The Weather Wild, The Yonge Collective, The Celebration Army and Sophie & the Gentles. – Kris Gies





B.A. Johnston - Hamilton Wildman's New Record "The Skid Is Hot Tonight"

Hamilton’s wildest performer B.A. Johnston has just released his latest record “The Skid is Hot Tonight” on February 22nd. Based on the tracklisting alone you should be excited about the tomfoolery he will have lined up for us on this upcoming album. Indie88 recently premiered his latest single “Geddy Lee.” The guitar noodles its way through this song with a very indie-reverby and somewhat silly riff as he offers his opinions on Rush. B.A.’s official album release party goes down on March 16th at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton. He will be touring all over Canada and the UK from March to June. Don’t ya dare miss it! – Kris Gies





B-17 - Garage Space Rock flyin' to the Horseshoe 03.14

B-17 are a psychedelic garage rock band that’s bringing back that sloppy MC-5 type sound. The guitars are fuzzy and heavy while the drums thump and the vocals drone. Influenced by vintage garage rock like the Stooges but also the heavy space rock like Hawkwind, their latest record “Goodbye” will have you rockin’ out while flying through space. You can witness it all live on March 14th at The Monarch Tavern with The High Dials (Montreal) and Lacquer. – Kris Gies

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