DIY in the literal sense of the word, Canada's Powercup may book their own tours, screenprint their own shirts and press their own tofu etc, but they're also slavishly devoted to the cult of the power tool and 'Home Improvement's blue collar patriarch Tim Allen. The gimmick alone isn't the selling point, but 2010's brilliantly named, "Renovate At All Costs“, the Montreal trio's debut full-length, is a ferocious blast of rough hewn...
From Keswick, Ontario.
Matthew Sweeney on guitar and vocals.
Travis Stokl on drums.
Feurd Ian Robertson Moore on guitar, and keys.
Frankie Figliomeni on Bass
The band was started after Kyle "KJ" Jansen, Mark O'Flaherty and Mike Eggermont started selling Chixdiggit! T-shirts at their high-school, although at this stage the band did not officially exist. Eventually the shirts started selling well, which provided the band with enough money to purchase a drum kit. However none of the band members had any musical experience nor did any of the members own instruments (except Mark who owned a classical guitar).
Justin Peroff of Broken Social Scene + Dave Hamelin and Liam O'Neil of The Stills = Eight and a Half. But while the math is simple, the story behind it is not so. When Broken Social Scene first emerged out of Toronto 10 years ago, a great deal of the band’s success was attributed to the fact that most of its individual members had ties to other bands, or boasted established solo careers. Peroff - the band’s drummer since 2000 - was not without extracurricular pursuits of his own (acting, DJing, party promotion), but had never released music outside of the BSS banner.
The Dears is an indie rock band which formed in 1995 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The band consists of Murray Lightburn (vocals, guitar), Natalia Yanchak (vocals, keyboards), Jason Kent (guitar, vocals), Christopher McCarron (guitar), Rob Benvie (bass), Laura Willis (keyboards, vocals) and Yann Geoffroy (drums). Lightburn and Yanchak are the only original members remaining in the band. The band's most recent album, "Degeneration Street", was released on 15 February 2011.
There are at least 3 acts associated with the name 'The Bucceneers' 1: A Folk (Rocky Mountains Roots) band from Calgary, Canada.
2: A Groove Reggae band from Austria
3: A Punk Rock band from Straubing, Germany
4. A Blues/Rock band from York, England 1: The Buccaneers play fairly standard versions of traditional music, but with a LOT of exuberance. "Whiskey In the Jar," "Black Velvet Band..." old uptempo bar favorites, done well and set for dancing.
Feeding the Canadian metal flame, CAUCHEMAR plays haunted doomy metal with French vocals and a heavy occult vibe. Their first release, "La vierge noire" MLP, includes 5 songs of ancient metal darkness. The warm, unpolished production and the eerie atmosphere will transport you to the darkest parts of antique cemeteries. Pounding rhythmic percussion, earthy guitar tones, mystical female vocals and intricate changes in textures in this record open a new passageway to the soul of pure metal.
Taking influence from DnB, Metal, and Hip Hop, Excision is a Dubstep artist who must be heard to fully believe. Combining the morphing bass lines of Drum and Bass, the aggressive energy of Metal, and the laid back vibes of hip hop, Excision's style is incomparable. At only 22, this young Canadian's passion for music has already driven him to become one of the biggest Dubstep acts of North America. Anyone who has heard a set by this bad boy has walked away feeling energized and refreshed.