Save the date and mark your calendars, this is going to be a blast.
For those of you who nose through Toronto's live music scene, chances are you've stumbled into a Run With The Kittens gig, and if you did, then there's an even better chance that you stumbled out feeling pretty good. However, no amount of hyperbole will remotely come close to this awesome promo video for this gig.
When trying to describe the sound of Toronto’s Run With The Kittens, it’s difficult not to get lost in a maze of genre tags and ironic labels. In almost every press clip or review written about the band you’ll find descriptors like: Rockabilly-Eclectic-Punk-Lounge, or Surf-infused-psychedelic-folk-punk, or even heavy-space-country-hardcore-freak-dub-parodies and ironic metal. But the magic of this foursome is not so much in their sound, as much as it is in their dedication to over the top, jaw-dropping live performances. Or as Exclaim! Magazine quite simply put it: “Canada's most entertaining live act”.
New Country Rehab cuts through the clutter of watered-down musical imitations with a modern, high-voltage, alt-country sound. Combining sharp innovation and a deep respect and knowledge of timeless musical themes and motifs, New Country Rehab’s powerful music is full of love, loss, longing and joy. They are ”more Arcade Fire than Lady Antebellum…like Canada’s answer to the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons” Nigel Williamson, UNCUT ( Jan. 2012)
Old 'N' Broken Scene
Don't worry, you can google this band all you want and you won't find anything about them. You probably don't know any of these musicians by name, yet it would be tough to listen to the radio for a day, and not hear more than a few tracks that have been touched by at least one of the members of this all-star, super group of some of Toronto's and the Junction's finest musicians.
$10 at the door or $15 with a CD
For less than the price of seeing the latest Hollywood schlock, you get to stroll into 3030, catch three phenomenal bands and for five bucks more take home one of their CD's. This is going to be an absolute blast, and I pity the poor soundguy who has to work this night, because the house will rock, and hell shall be raised.