The Strain, a young band who is fairly new to the Ottawa music scene, performed a great set at Mavericks on the night of October 7th. They came all the way from Wakefield to play and definitely started the night off on an amazing note! Their energy was shot with a Nikon D90, 14-24 mm f/2.8.
Amelia headlined in Sudbury back in August, performing after Ottawa’s Today I Caught The Plague. They got an insanely amazing response from the audience both during and after their set, great show overall! Images snagged on a Nikon D90, 50mm f/1.8.
Everyone should listen to Viva Mars! Seeing them perform in Oshawa a couple years ago, I recall these boys setting up on stage, clad in dress shirts and ties. Looking quite proper, they began playing and surprised us all. Quirky, fun and intelligent, they were one of the few opening bands of which I watched the entire set; Viva Mars had caught my eye.
Lineup: Kill Matilda, Booze Cruise and Overtime Heros. The show was a collision of the Kill Matilda “Zombie Apocalypse Canadian 2011 Tour” and the “Booze Cruise” tour. The road dwellers collided at the month old venue, The Bombshell, for a night of punk and rock n’ roll.
Today I Caught The Plague played an absolutely insane set for their Sudbury audience. Their unique sound, incredible stage presence and amazing talent left both old and new fans wanting more! 100% recommend checking them out if they come to your city. Images taken with a Nikon D90, 50mm f/1.8.
The Riot Before played an outstanding set in Ottawa on July 29th. Playing a full band set and finishing with a raw, acoustic version of “Backstage Room” made for a performance that more than blew away the crowd. Images snagged on a Nikon D90, 50mm f/1.8.
The Marxmallows also opened for The Riot Before in Ottawa on July 29th. They came all the way from France to share their music with the crowd, and definitely weren’t short of jokes to tell the audience throughout their set! Very entertaining band. Snagged the pics on a Nikon D90, 50mm f/1.8.
On July 24th and 25th The Heavy Festival will take place at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario and Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec. With a line up consisting of some of the biggest names in the heavy metal world this is a festival that is sure to draw thousands over the 2 day stretch. What many don’t realize is how much work actually goes into the successful planning and execution of a festival of this magnitude. I had the opportunity to speak with Daniel Glick and Nick Farkas, from Evenko in Montreal.
The Fires Of were back at Lee’s Palace along with Slowcoaster and Laganza. This Toronto based Indie band is well worth a look, new CD coming soon! The night was captured on my Pentax K10D, F 50mm 1:1.4.
Melechesh and Rotting Christ played the Mod Club in Toronto, in a show which also featured Hate, Abigail Williams and Lecherous Nocturne. What a great night, all of which was shot with a Nikon D700, Nikon 135mm F/2, Sigma 24mm f/1.8.
The “Welcome to Hell” tour rolled into town last night featuring Massachusetts based The Acacia Strain, along with White Chapel, Veil of Maya, Chelsea Grin and I Declare War. It was hot, loud, angry and awesome. Pics of The Acacia Strain captured with my Pentax K10D, f1.4 50mm lens.
The Queers brought their legendary punk rock show to Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern in front of a rabid audience. There was crowdsurfing, a mosh pot, and even a few scuffles, but a great show all around. Loud and fast, just as a good punk show should be. Opening were The Swabs, The Riptides and The Apers, all putting on a great show. All shot on a Pentax K10D, F 50mm 1:1.4.
For nearly half a decade, Our Lady of Bloodshed has been storming the stages of Canada. Combining an eclectic blend of death metal, hardcore, and progressive elements into an all-out assault, Our Lady of Bloodshed has left their audience bruised, bloody, and begging for more. This five-piece from Southern Ontario has united…