SVC FALL TOUR 2010

dinosaurbones_trashpalace_sc-1Photo: Stephanie Cloutier

Toronto’s brooding indie rock five-some Dinosaur Bones are set to make the most of their 2009 summer. It starts off with an appearance at Eric Warner’s all-ages Over the Top Festival in late May (opening for Sebastian Grainger and the Mountains), followed by what will surely be an unforgettable appearance at this year’s NXNE Festival. The band is then slated to play Edgefest on June 20th at Downsview Park alongside Metric, k-os, The Stills, The Arkells and many more. Dinosaur Bones will also find themselves on many new stages throughout May as they will be hitting the road for a string of shows throughout Ontario and Quebec (announced below).

Their live set has sent critics into a daze, and with only a four song EP available, the band has struck a chord with an ever-growing number of loyal followers in their home city of Toronto. Expect a debut full length later this year, and in the meantime see the band play live to understand why everyone can’t help but sing their praises.

THE BUZZ:
“Trebly, angular guitars waver overtop pounding keyboard vamps as [Ben] Fox’s snide lyrical wit sets a tone that can’t be described as distinctively upbeat nor decisively melancholy. Instead, it comes off as irresistibly catchy and unapologetically sinister all at the same time. You’ll dance and sing along…” – ChartAttack.com

“The buzz created is steadily pulsing heavily through the 416, but it’s also creeping all over Canada. They seem to have cut through the apathy with only 18-minutes of music…They manage to sound familiar – drawing on some anglo-influences and adding some of the grit of the city – but are determined to form their own identity.” – Herohill.com

“The youthful players showcase well-crafted yet comfortable songs with catch; the fact that they have only banded together for a year and in that time created a following and an acclaimed EP is a testament to that.” – SoundProof Magazine

MINI BIO:
Just eighteen months ago, Dinosaur Bones lead singer/guitarist Ben Fox was writing songs in his Montreal apartment and recording unpolished ideas on a shifty 4-track recorder. Two months later, he decided to pack it in, abandon his English degree, and move back to hometown Toronto with only one thing on his mind; starting a band. Fox found himself back on Toronto soil assembling former band mates and recruiting local musicians. The band went to work arranging Fox’s New York-inspired indie rock recordings, augmenting them with haunting synth layers and a pulsing rhythm section. And so they began gigging at house parties and dark bars, releasing a self titled four-song demo and making a home within the fast city of Toronto. Before long, Dinosaur Bones had found themselves sharing stages with the likes of Handsome Furs, Hey Rosetta!, Hollerado, and Born Ruffians, garnering attention from bloggers and critics alike, and receiving rotation on commercial radio station Edge 102.1. Expect a full-length album in the fall, Edgefest and NXNE appearances, and of course, unforgettable live shows on countless new stages across the country.

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Apr. 18 @ The Legion, TORONTO
May 8 @ The Atria, OSHAWA (w. Arietta)
May 10 @ The Good Times, NEWMARKET (w. Arietta)
May 16 @ Absinthe, HAMILTON (w. Arietta)
May 21 @ Whippersnapper Gallery, TORONTO (**Over the Top Festival w. Sebastian Grainger and the Mountains)
May 22 @ Call The Office, LONDON (w. The Junction)
May 23 @ Bar None, KINGSTON (w. Arietta)
May 29 @ Club Saw, OTTAWA (w. Arietta)
May 30 @ Green Room, MONTREAL (w. Arietta)
June 17- 20 @ NXNE *Showcase tba, TORONTO
June 20 @ Downsview Park, TORONTO (**Edgefest)

LINKS
http://www.myspace.com/dinosaurbonesband
http://www.edge.ca/ConcertsandEvents/Edgefest/ArtistLineUp.aspx

Canadian Music Week only comes once a year, and this year we’ve decided to go big! Check out ABM artists at their various showcases.

Thursday March 12th

MEGAN HAMILTON & THE VOLUNTEER CANOLA @ Rancho Relaxo, 11pm

With the forthcoming release of her 2nd LP, See Your Midnight Breath in the Shipyard, looming in the near future (April 7th) Hamilton and her folk n roll band will preview a bunch of new material at her Thursday night showcase. Known for her succulent sugary sweet vocals and imagery laden lyrics, Toronto’s own Hamilton will be sure to leave a mark on all those stuffed in to the small College Street bar, and on 2009 as a whole. FOR FANS OF: Feist, Jason Collett, My Morning Jacket
http://www.myspace.com/meganhamilton

Friday March 13th

DINOSAUR BONES @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 8:30pm

Toronto’s best kept secret is about to be let out of the bag. If you missed their sold out one year anniversary show at the Horseshoe in January, then it’s surely this ChartAttack CMW set opening for Handsome Furs and Human Highway where the band will impress with their unique blends of heavy hitting indie rock in the same vein as the Walkmen. Dinosaur Bones are destined for big things in 2009. And we’re not the only ones saying it… “Their 2008 self-titled EP was packed with feeling, with no song more haunting and persuasive than “N.Y.E.” whose delicate darkness almost belies its pop sensibility… Dinosaur Bones might just be the Canadian band that comes out of nowhere to make good in 2009” (Hour Weekly). So don’t believe the hype, come see for yourself. FOR FANS OF: Albert Hammond Jr. , Hollerado
http://www.myspace.com/dinosaurbonesband

THE JUNCTION @ Sneaky Dees, 9pm

Central Ontario touring veterans, The Junction are back and sounding better than ever. With their new album coming out this Spring, Another Link in the Chain, Canadian Music Fest will kick 2009 off on the right foot for the band. Always an exuberant celebration of hand claps, group chant-a-longs, and dance-able indie rock, The Junction have a live performance so organic and honest, if you said you weren’t in to it we’d question if you had a soul. Hear their new single “My Love Was There” on their Myspace page to prepare for maximum sing-a-long capabilities! FOR FANS OF: Joel Plaskett, Matt Mays and El Torpedo, Two Hours Traffic
http://www.myspace.com/thejunction

GREEN GO @ the Supermarket, 11pm

Green Go is a machine that runs hot on the fuel that fires sweaty dance parties. Toronto Star’s Ben Rayner was quick to get behind the band, “Darting funk fretwork and synth-driven anxiousness to keep the adrenaline up throughout… when they betray a bit of a prog fetish and suspend their frantic calls to arms in a spacier shimmer” and in a NXNE live review ChartAttack’s Evan Dickson scribed, “Green Go play enthusiastic party jams designed to wring every last drop of sweat out of gathered revelers… their heavy bass fuzz and disco drums have a way of circumventing the brain to communicate directly with the spinal column.” Aside from constantly confusing critics, Green Go have managed to sell out of their self-titled debut EP, headline Steamwhistle’s Indie Unsigned series and share stages with the likes of Think About Life, Woodhands, and the D’Urbervilles. Get ready for the release of their debut album, Borders, in April 2009! FOR FANS OF: Shout Out Out Out Out, OPOPO
http://www.myspace.com/greengomusic

BLACK HAT BRIGADE @ Rancho Relaxo, 12am AND Horseshoe Tavern, 3am

It could be said that the drug induced children’s programming of the early 1980’s, overexposure to videogame soundtracks, and years spent partying in dead end suburban cul-de-sacs might have had an influence on the songwriting of Brampton’s Black Hat Brigade. The final result are songs that range from drunken art-rock sea shanties, to juxtaposing moments of quiet contemplation with percussive assaults akin to the sound of a small army of wild animals taking back land that was rightfully theirs. Expect a new EP in spring 2009, in the meantime check out one of their live sets at CMW for a full-on face melting experience. FOR FANS OF: Wolf Parade, DD/MM/YYYY
http://www.myspace.com/blackhatbrigade

AMOS THE TRANSPARENT @ Rancho Relaxo , 1am

After such a triumphant 2008 which included sharing the stage with the likes of Patrick Watson and playing a handful of festivals, and a just as impressive 2007 – where they released one of the most promising debut albums of the year Everything I’ve Forgotten to Forget to instant critical acclaim, one would think Ottawa’s Amos the Transparent would be a little tuckered out. Instead, they kick off 2008 with a CMW showcase and a brand new EP release which can be bought from the band off-stage at their Rancho Relaxo showcase and surrounding tour dates. “Tracks that resonate with pop crystals, soothing tinkles and melancholy vocals…as well as a degree of originality that keeps the listener hooked until the very last drop,” Exclaim! scribed about their 07 debut, and it can only go up from here! FOR FANS OF: Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie.
http://www.myspace.com/amosthetransparent

Saturday March 14th

MODERNBOYS MODERNGIRLS @ Rancho Relaxo, 12am

Emerging from the Toronto scene as one of the most promising up and coming acts, it won’t be long before MBMG are headlining venues much bigger than the dimly lit 150-capacity Rancho Relaxo –so catch them while you can. Their garage dance rock n roll has been turning heads of those in-the-know especially when brought int oa live setting, where they are known to ensure every audience member leaves soaked in dance fuelled sweat. After some line up shifts, main singer songwriters Akira Alemany and Brett Millius will be gracing the stage will an all star line up of friends and Toronto musicians (including Dinosaur Bones’ Dave Wickland on keys, Oh No Forest Fires’ Rajiv Thavanathan, and Foxfire’s Hannah Krapivinsky). 2008 saw the band play Edgefest, nominated for a CBC Radio 3 Bucky award, and release their debut album I Might As Well Break It independantly. 2009 will mark a special edition re-release of IMAWBI, and ofcourse their return to CMW. FOR FANS OF: The Strokes, Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels
http://www.myspace.com/modernboysmoderngirls

Sunday March 15th

Sure, we know CMW is technically over… But we have a little something special for you:

AUDIO BLOOD’s Rock n Roll Tea Party @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Avenue, Kensington Market
**FREE TEA FOR ALL
With art by: Carleigh Aikins (Fox Jaws), Lucas Fredette (Dinosaur Bones), and Ryan Karam.
Oscillations by:
GREAT LENIN’S GHOST (crazy electro indie rock punk from Toronto – http://www.myspace.com/greatleninsghost)
THE PAINT MOVEMENT (new Nevado Records signee’s play epic jazzy indie rock made for singing a long to, preferably with a beer in hand – http://www.myspace.com/thepaintmovement)
OUR HISTORY OF COWBOYS (Toronto art rock friends play experimental jammy rock – http://www.myspace.com/ourhistoryofcowboys )
HOLLER, WILD ROSE! (New Jersey’s finest take cues from Sigur Ros and toss in some folky warmth and old school R&B for good measure. A live band NOT to be missed – http://www.myspace.com/hollerwildrose).
Doors at 8:30pm

So come and unwind and have a cup of tea with us!

Toronto sweetheart Megan Hamilton will release her second full length album, See Your Midnight Breath in the Shipyard April 7th, 2009 across Canada. The album will be released on the artist run Familiar Music, which Hamilton founded with Steve Puchalski, Gary Peter and Shelby Lamb in 2006. Following 2007’s sultry and beautiful, how we think about light EP, SYMBiTS is a special release from the indie folk pop songstress that stretches the typical methods in which music can be recorded. Hamilton will release the album in her hometown Toronto at the Rivoli on April 9th with friends Olenka and the Autumn Lovers from London, ON, and Toronto comedienne Kathleen Phillips opening up the night. She will spend the rest of the Spring and Summer touring with her band, The Volunteer Canola, in Quebec, Ontario and beyond.

Recorded late in the summer of 2008, SYMBiTS was laid down in the OIART studios in London, Ontario. Long-time creative partner to Megan, Mark Vogelsang, co-producer and engineer, researched the sonic qualities of several different rooms in ships to create a thematic, aural journey: “I spent a lot of time alone listening to ocean samples, metallic sounds, various audio takes recorded in cold climates, as well as studying sound characteristics of breathing in cold air, which ended up being the concept for developing the reverb for Megan’s vocals and certain background sounds.”

SYMBiTS marks the third collaboration between Megan and Mark and was recorded differently than the critically acclaimed Feudal Ladies Club and how we think about light EP. Where previously it was just the two in a homemade studio, there was now a fully rehearsed band in a professional studio. Instead of the vast space of the Saskatchewan prairie, they were closer to their Ontario homes. With an honest and haunting voice, Megan creates a “sound that is both captivating and narcotic.” (Metro) While maintaining her love of folk music and simple structures, Megan and the band experimented with new sounds and ideas. Combined with Mark’s sonic concept, a unique and groundbreaking, creative album was born. The session players include labelmate Steve Puchalski (Deromantic) on keys; Adam White on bass; Bostonian Andrew Sadoway on drums; and Craig Browne (Memory Bank, Young Contrarians) on lead guitar and back-up vocals. Megan played acoustic and electric guitars, some keys and layers of vocals.

MINI BIO:
Megan has toured through the east coast of Canada, Quebec and Ontario, and ventured south to play Alabama, Kentucky and a tour through Texas. She has shared the stage with My Morning Jacket, Rock Plaza Central, Nathan Wiley and Sunparlour Players, along with numerous others. The band will play CMW in March, and following the release, will tour through Ontario and Quebec in April/May before playing NXNE in June. Future festival dates and Summer touring plans will be revealed shortly.

TOUR DATES:
Mar. 12 @ Rancho Relaxo, TORONTO (**Canadian Music Fest Showcase** 11pm)
Mar. 14 @ Delaware House, TORONTO (**CMF event**)
Mar. 26 @ Tranzac, TORONTO (last Thursday of every month residency w. Jimmy Rose)
Apr. 9 @ Rivoli, TORONTO (CD Release Party w. Kathleen Phillips, Olenka & The Autumn Lovers)
Apr. 23 @ Maxwell’s Music House, KITCHENER
Apr. 24 @ Wally’s Tavern, GUELPH
Apr. 27 @ The Casbah, HAMILTON
Apr. 30 @ Tranzac, TORONTO (Residency w. Eric Welton)
May 1 @ The Black Shire, LONDON (The Open House presents w. Eric Welton)
May 2 @ Phog Lounge, WINDSOR (w. Eric Welton, Fleece Elves)
May 7 @ The Black Sheep Inn, WAKEFIELD, QC (w. Lindsay Ferguson, Maggie Meyer)
May 8 @ Le Cagibi, MONTREAL (Pop Montreal presents w. Leif Vollebekk and Fall Horsie)
May 9 @ BarNone, KINGSTON
May 27 @ Centre for the Performing Arts, TORONTO (Alli’s Journey Fundraiser)
May 28 @ Tranzac (Residency)

Toronto, by way of Halifax, post-post-rock band The Darcys will embark on a cross Canada tour kicking off March 24th. While having visited both East and West coasts on several occasions, this three-month stint will mark their first time traveling from ocean to ocean in our big cold country. After selling out of their independently released and recorded debut album, Endless Water, the band is releasing a recorded version of their guitar rendition of Final Fantasy’s “The CN Tower Belongs to the Dead” as a free download through their website on March 26th. Often the epic explosion at the end of their live sets, the band decided to hole up in January to record the track with Endless Water producer Matt Durante. Expect a 7-inch release in September and their second LP to follow before Christmas. The Darcys’ often raved about, and unforgettable live sets have garnered them great critical attention, and a loyal following in their home Toronto, the surrounding cities, and their University stomping grounds of Halifax, NS.

MINI BIO
The Darcys are the cutting edge of masculinity. They are the new men. Men at home wherever it is they find themselves. They have been described as both a “Victorian Chit Lit Band” and a band for people who love beards. Both descriptions are equally true. They’ve opened fashion shows and swank art exhibitions. They’ve played empty bars save for the alcoholic regulars who curse them out between songs. They can wax poetic on the joys of Proust and P.G. Wodehouse and yet, their van will only start after multiple blows to the starter with their trusty hammer. They enjoy verbally sparring about Heidegger as much as they do wrasslin’ in the snow after a Constantines show. Labatt 50 or a bottle of Veuve Cliquot? One of each please.

After meeting in early 2006 at the University of King’s College in Halifax, The Darcys quickly progressed from shows in campus bars to releasing their first EP “You, Me and the Light” to a packed Horseshoe Tavern. The band, at the time a four piece comprised of Kirby Best (vocals, guitar), Jason Couse (guitar), Wes Marskell (drums), and Dave Hurlow (bass), took off across Eastern Canada, Ontario and Quebec on a series of short tours in an effort to get their feet wet and figure out just what it means to tour their country. In June of 2007 the Darcys found themselves translating their newly discovered live sound on to their first LP in the Waterloo Children’s Museum. A month later, their homemade creation: Endless Water was mixed, mastered and on it’s way out into the world. It was met with a warm critical reception: The Toronto star described its sound as “Thom-Yorke-does-Crazy-Horse” and Exclaim! called it: “a stunning collection of songs” having further stated, “while the band’s recorded material hints at a sound similar to the Dears, their amped-up live interpretations recall the Constantines at their loudest and most structured, tightly hammering on inventive riffs and then retreating into soft choruses.”

With a NXNE appearance, the addition of Mike le Riche (Guitar, Rhodes, Trumpet) and a number of successful Canadian tours in the past year under their belts, the young band will embark on a cross Canada tour this Spring.

TOUR DATES:
Mar. 24 @ Green Room, MONTREAL, PQ (w. L’embuscade)
Mar. 26 @ Whippersnapper Gallery, TORONTO, ON (w. L’embuscade, Black Hat Brigade, Cool Dad, Ulysses & The Serin)
Mar. 27 @ Wally’s Tavern, GUELPH, ON (w. L’embuscade)
Mar. 29 @ Cafe Bar Spectacle L’AgiteE, QUEBEC CITY, PQ
Mar. 30 @ Le Vieux Poele Pub, EDMONSTON, NB
Mar. 31 @ The Five Points Lounge, MONCTON, NB
Apr. 1 @ Hunter’s Alehouse, CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI
Apr. 2 @ Tribeca, HALIFAX, NS (w. Scribbler)
Apr. 3 @ The Paragon Theatre, Halifax, NS (w. Rich Aucoin & Ruby Jean)
Apr. 5 @ The Rainbow Bistro, OTTAWA, ON
Apr. 6 @ The Artel, KINGSTON, ON
Apr. 16 @ McNally’s, REGINA, SK
Apr. 17 @ Lydia’s, SASKATOON, SK
Apr. 20 @ Vern’s, CALGARY, AB (w. The Grim Beat and Lung Puma)
Apr. 23 @ The Canmore Hotel, CANMORE, AB
Apr. 24 @ The Media Club, VANCOUVER, BC
Apr. 25 @ Cafe Deux Soleil, VANCOUVER, BC
Apr. 29 @ The Burbon, VANCOUVER, BC (w. Murder By Death)
May 5 @ The Ottoman, MEDICINE HAT, AB (w. Mt. Royal)
May 7 @ The Hideaway Art Space, EDMONTON (all ages)
May 8 @ Broken City, CALGARY, AB
May 15 @ The Fox and the Hedgehog, THUNDER BAY, ON
*More dates to be announced through bands Myspace

LINKS
http://www.thedarcys.ca
http://www.myspace.com/itsthedarcys

Amos the Transparent
Mar. 11 @ Jupiter Room, MONTREAL
Mar. 12 @ Zaphods, OTTAWA (w. Holler, Wild Rose!, Michou)
Mar. 13 @ Rancho Relaxo, TORONTO (**Canadian Music Fest Showcase**)
Mar. 14 @ Groove Kitchen, CAMBRIDGE
Mar. 15 @ Phog Lounge, WINDSOR (All Ages!)
Mar. 15 @ Phog Lounge, WINDSOR (All Ages!)
May 16@ Zaphods, OTTAWA (w. Laurent Bourque)

The Balconies
Mar. 20 @ Irene’s Pub, OTTAWA (w. The Weathermakers)
Apr. 10 @ Café Deckuf, OTTAWA (w. Dinosaur Bones)
May 5 @ Horseshoe Tavern, TORONTO (FREE New Music Nite w. Bella Clava, Tin Star Orphans)

Bass Lions
May 12 @ Pepper Jack, HAMILTON (w. The Paint Movement)

Black Hat Brigade
Mar. 12 @ Mavericks, OTTAWA (w. Handsome Furs)
Mar. 13 @ Rancho Relaxo, TORONTO (**Canadian Music Fest Showcase** 12am)
Mar. 13 @ Horseshoe Tavern, TORONTO (**Canadian Music Fest Showcase** 3am)
Mar. 26 @ Whippersnapper Gallery, TORONTO (w. The Darcys, L’embuscade, Cool Dad)
Apr. 10 @ Foxx Lounge, BARRIE (w. DD/MM/YYYY)

Brett Caswell
Mar. 13 @ McReily’s, BARRIE
Mar. 16 @ Kenzington’s, BARRIE
Mar. 18 @ The Bank, BARRIE
Mar. 20 @ Crazy Horse, HORSESHOE VALLEY
Mar. 21 @ McReily’s, BARRIE
Mar. 30 @ Kenzington’s, BARRIE

The Darcys
Mar. 24 @ The Green Room, MONTREAL (w. L’embuscade)
Mar. 26 @ Whippersnapper Gallery, TORONTO (Tour kick off party! w. L’embuscade, Black Hat Brigade, Cool Dad, Ulysses and The Siren)
Mar. 27 @ Wally’s Tavern, GUELPH (w. L’embuscade)
Mar. 29 @ Cafe Bar Spectacle L’AgiteE, QUEBEC CITY
Mar. 30 @ Le Vieux Poele Pub, EDMONSTON, NB
Mar. 31 @ The Five Points Lounge, MONCTON, NB
Apr. 1 @ Hunter’s Ale House, CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI
Apr. 2 @ Tribeca, HALIFAX
Apr. 3 @ The Paragon Theatre (formerly The Marquee), HALIFAX (w. Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees, Rich Aucoin)
Apr. 5 @ The Rainbow Bistro, OTTAWA
Apr. 6 @ The Artel, KINGSTON
Apr. 16 @ McNally’s, REGINA
Apr. 17 @ Lydia’s, SASKATOON
Apr. 20 @ Vern’s, CALGARY (w. The Grim Beat and Lung Puma)
Apr. 23 @ The Canmore Hotel, CANMORE, AB
Apr. 24 @ The Media Club, VANCOUVER
Apr. 25 @ Café Deux Soleil, VANCOUVER
Apr. 29 @ The Bourbon, VANCOUVER (w. Murder by Death)
May 5 @ The Ottoman, MEDICINE HAT, AB (w. Mt. Royal)
May 7 @ The Hideaway Art Space, EDMONTON (all ages)
May 8 @ Broken City, CALGARY
May 15 @ The Fox and the Hedgehog, THUNDER BAY

Dinosaur Bones
Mar. 13 @ The Horsehoe, TORONTO (**ChartAttack Canadian Music Fest Showcase** 8:30 set w. Handsome Furs, Human Highway, and more)
Mar. 14 @ Trash Palace, TORONTO (**CMW All Ages day time show** Starts at 1pm)
Mar. 18 @ Pepper Jack, HAMILTON (w. Josh Reichmann)
Mar. 20 @ Lee’s Palace, TORONTO (w. Oh No Forest Fires, Still Life Still, Arietta)
Mar. 27 @ Marcello’s, MISSISAUGA
Apr. 10 @ Café Deckuf, OTTAWA (w. The Balconies)
June 20 @ Downsview Park, TORONTO (**EDGEFEST**)

Final Thought
Mar. 24 @ The Last Class, BARRIE
Mar. 27 @ EP Taylor’s, OSHAWA (w. The Ocean Buried)
Apr. 17 @ Alexander’s, BRANTFORD
Apr. 23 @ The Boat, TORONTO (Punk 4 Parkinsons w. Walk off the Earth)

Fox Jaws
May 30 @ Adanac Ski Hill Lodge, SUDBURY (w. The Paint Movement, The Rival Boys)

Green Go
Mar. 13 @ the Wrongbar, TORONTO (**Canadian Music Fest Showcase**)

Holler, Wild Rose!
Mar. 12 @ Zaphods, OTTAWA (w. Amos the Transparent, Michou)
Mar. 14 @ Le Divan Orange, MONTREAL (w. Broadcast Radio)
Mar. 15 @ The Boat, TORONTO (Audio Blood’s Rock n Roll Tea Party!)

The Junction
Mar. 13 @ Sneaky Dees, TORONTO (**Canadian Music Fest Showcase** 9pm)

Left of Zero
Mar. 13 @ Rearview Mirror, TORONTO (Acoustic set)
Mar. 21 @ The Mod Club, TORONTO
Mar. 26 @ The Hive, KITCHENER
Mar. 28 @ The Dob Division House, LINDSAY
Apr. 2 @ The Legendary Red Rooster, BURLINGTON

Megan Hamilton & the Volunteer Canola
Mar. 12 @ Rancho Relaxo, TORONTO (**Canadian Music Fest Showcase** 11pm)
Mar. 14 @ Delaware House, TORONTO (**CMF event**)
Mar. 26 @ Tranzac, TORONTO (last Thursday of every month residency w. Jimmy Rose)
Apr. 9 @ Rivoli, TORONTO (CD Release Party w. Kathleen Phillips, Olenka & The Autumn Lovers)
Apr. 23 @ Maxwell’s Music House, KITCHENER
Apr. 24 @ Wally’s Tavern, GUELPH
Apr. 27 @ The Casbah, HAMILTON
Apr. 30 @ Tranzac, TORONTO (Residency w. Eric Welton)
May 1 @ The Black Shire, LONDON (The Open House presents w. Eric Welton)
May 2 @ Phog Lounge, WINDSOR (w. Eric Welton, Fleece Elves)
May 7 @ The Black Sheep Inn, WAKEFIELD, QC (w. Lindsay Ferguson, Maggie Meyer)
May 8 @ Le Cagibi, MONTREAL (Pop Montreal presents w. Leif Vollebekk and Fall Horsie)
May 9 @ BarNone, KINGSTON
May 27 @ Centre for the Performing Arts, TORONTO (Alli’s Journey Fundraiser)
May 28 @ Tranzac (Residency)

Modernboys Moderngirls
Mar. 14 @ Rancho Relaxo, TORONTO (**Canadian Music Fest Showcase**)
Mar. 26 @ Jimmy Jazz, GUELPH (w. The Ghost is Dancing)
May 2 @ Horseshoe Tavern, TORONTO
May 16 @ Bar None, KINGSTON (w. The Paint Movement)

The Monster Show
May 2 @ The Cameron House, TORONTO
May 8 @ The Grad House U of W, WATERLOO

Oh No Forest Fires
Mar. 20 @ Lees Palace, TORONTO (w. Dinosaur Bones, Still Life Still, Arietta)

The Paint Movement
Mar. 15 @ The Boat, TORONTO (Audio Blood’s Rock n Roll Tea Party)
Apr. 10 @ Rivoli, TORONTO (CD Release party!)
May 12 @ Pepper Jack, HAMILTON (w. Bass Lions)
May 16 @ Bar None, KINGSTON (w. The Paint Movement)
May 17@ Mavericks, OTTAWA
May 27 @ Ebar, GUELPH
May 30 @ Adanac Ski Hill Lodge, SUDBURY (w. Fox Jaws, The Rival Boys)
May 31 @ The Apollo, THUNDER BAY
Jun. 2 @ The Club, REGINA
Jun. 4 @ Broken City, CALGARY Walk Off the Earth

Still Life Still
Mar. 20 @ Lee’s Palace, TORONTO (w. Arietta, Oh No Forest Fires, Dinosaur Bones)
Mar. 27 @ Club Lambi, MONTREAL
Mar. 28 @ Zaphods, OTTAWA
Jun. 20 @ Downsview Park, TORONTO (**Edgefest**)

Walk Off the Earth
Mar. 9 @ Lee’s Palace, TORONTO (w. 40 Ounces to Freedom)
Mar. 20 @ El Mocambo, TORONTO (w. Good Rats Radio, Killer Green, Suspect)
Mar. 21 @ Blue Moon Lounge, BURLINGTON (All ages w. The Grave, Chris Assaad)
Apr. 4 @ Call the Office, LONDON (w. The Salads)
Apr. 9 @ Elmdale House Tavern, OTTAWA
Apr. 10 @ L’Absynthe, MONTREAL (w. Take the Boys)
Apr. 11 @ The Merchant Tap House, KINGSTON (w. Mean Tangerine)
Apr. 23 @ The Boat, TORONTO (Punk 4 Parkinson’s w. Final Thought)
May 30 @ Alexanders, BRANTFORD
Jun. 6 @ Bronte Park, BURLINGTON (Relay for Life)
Jun. 11 @ The Great Farini, PORT HOPE
Jul. 10 @ Vans Warped Tour, TORONTO
Jul. 11 @ Vans Warped Tour, MONTREAL
Jul. 12 @ Vans Warped Tour, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
Jul. 18 @ Vans Warped Tour, NEW YORK, NY
Jul. 19 @ Vans Warped Tour, OCEAN PORT, NJ
Jul. 21 @ Vans Warped Tour, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Available at their Canadian Music Week showcase (March 13 @ Rancho Relaxo) and surrounding tour dates, Ottawa’s Amos the Transparent will unleash their newest collection of romantic folk pop tunes. The infectious first single “Lemons, aka (BigFishLittlePond)” has been evoking captivating group sing-a-longs in every bar they play and will finally be available on the new EP. Following the successful 2008 release of their debut LP, Everything I’ve Forgotten to Forget, Amos the Transparent continue creating catchy and warm melodies akin to Death Cab for Cutie and at times Wilco –yet entirely their own on their new EP, My, What Big Teeth You Have…. With word on the street about their organic and explosive live sets, a 2008 which included sharing stages with the likes of Patrick Watson, Young Galaxy, and Tokyo Police Club, and now the release of the new EP, Amos the Transparent are showing no signs of slowing down. 2009 will bring the band to new ears in new area codes. Fans can pick up a copy of the new EP from the band at their upcoming shows. A national release will be scheduled for fall/summer 2009.

The independent release will also be the bands premier output on their own label, Sunday School Music. After amicably splitting from their previous label, Pop Culture Records, the band plans to begin growing Sunday School Music and putting out music continuously throughout the year.

Upcoming Shows:
Mar. 6 @ Blacksheep Inn, WAKEFIELD, QC (w. The Balconies)
Mar. 11 @ Jupiter Room, MONTREAL, QC (w. Michou)
Mar. 12 @ Zaphods Beeblebrox, OTTAWA, ON (w. Michou, Holler, Wild Rose!)
Mar. 13 @ Rancho Relaxo, TORONTO, ON (**Canadian Music Week Showcase**)
Mar. 14 @ Groove Kitchen, CAMBRIDGE, ON
Mar. 15 @ Phog Lounge, WINDSOR, ON (ALL AGES!)
Mar. 15 @ Phog Lounge, WINDSOR, ON (19+)

Mini Bio:
Amos the Transparent is the brainchild of Ottawa songwriter Jonathan Chandler – a soft-spoken talent with a faultless ear. Chandler teamed up with drummer and primary collaborator, Christopher Wilson to solidify material that was written over a period of several years. The duo applied a collective approach to the recording process, drawing out the influences and talents of numerous guest artists including Amy Millan of Stars who makes a special guest vocal appearance on the stunning duet, “After All That, It’s Come To This”. Millan agreed to perform the track after Chandler and Wilson captivated her with an a cappella version of the song backstage at Bluesfest 2006 in Ottawa.

Amos the Transparent has recently taken strides to move from a collaborative, singer/songwriter type of outfit to what they consider their perfect mix of 6 individuals. This mix includes long time members, Mark Hyne and James Nicol as well as the two newest additions Dan Hay and Kate Cooke. With more emphasis on writing as a group Amos the Transparent will be delivering their first release in the coming months. The line up not only reproduces the feel and songwriting of the record but also delivers an unforgettable live performance.

The Buzz:
“A collision of folk song intimacy and classic rock anthemicism, fused together by a deep melodic and melancholic streak.” – Chromewaves.net

“Tracks that resonate with pop crystals, soothing tinkles and melancholy vocals…as well as a degree of originality that keeps the listener hooked until the very last drop.” – Exclaim.ca

Links:
http://www.myspace.com/amosthetransparent

Burlington’s Walk off the Earth will join the Vans Warped Tour for six shows this summer. The reggae ska rock band is gearing up for a May release of their sophomore LP on their self-owned SlapDash Records. The band will be playing the Kevin Says stage on Warped Tour this summer for the six stops. 2009 Warped Tour headliners include the Bouncing Souls, NOFX, Less Than Jake, Streetlight Manifesto, The Ataris, Thrice and more. The Kevin Says stage is known for showcasing unsigned up and coming talent during the dusty outdoor festival. Walk off the Earth will be right at home alongside other Canadians playing this years festival like Shad, Inward Eye, Alexisonfire, and Lights –just to name a few.

WARPED TOUR DATES:
July 10 @ tba, TORONTO
July 11 @ tba, MONTREAL
July 12 @ tba, HARTFORD, CT
July 18 @ tba, UNIONDALE, NY
July 19 @ Monmouth Park Racetrack, OCEANPORT, NJ
July 22 @ tba, BOSTON, MA

MINI BIO:
Hailing from Burlington, Ontario, Walk Off the Earth are comprised of 3 members, all with extensive backgrounds in the Canadian music scene -usually behind the scenes as writers or producers. In two short years, the band sold over 2000 CD’s through their own label, Slapdash Records while sharing the stage with noteworthy outfits like Bedouin Soundclash, K-OS, Ill Scarlett, The Johnstones, and many more! Their sophomore album is due out May 2009 and will take off where their charming reggae-rock debut “Smooth Like Stone on a Beach” took off! Taking cues from legends before them like; The Clash and The Police -it’s just a matter of time before we’re all humming their infectious melodies down the street on the way to work! Hear their dynamic new single for the forthcoming release, “100 Proof Life” (on their Myspace page now) and you’ll know it’s really just inevitable!

LINKS:
http://www.myspace.com/walkofftheearth
http://www.kevinsaysstage.com
http://www.warpedtour.com

Check it out everyone!!

http://www.edge.ca/ConcertsandEvents/Edgefest/ArtistLineUp.aspx

Presale tickets are available now! woohoo!

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