Posts Tagged ‘indie’

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Van Loz 2013

January 6, 2014

Band: Van Loz
Home: Blenheim
Year: 2013
Formed: 2012 (Summer)
Genre: Rock/Folk (Acoustic)

Members:
Josh Hinch – Bass/Twelve String Guitar/Lead Vocals
Eric Dedrick - Percussion/Folk Strings/Backing Vocals
Kyle Dewdeny – Guitar/Baking Vocals

Internet song releases
01. Piece
02. Tonight (Feeling Kinda Bitter)
03. Life as We Know It.

Links:
* Facebook. www.facebook.com/Vanlozofficial
* Reverbnation.

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Gracie Mae Chatham Band 2014

January 5, 2014

Band: Gracie Mae
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Rock (originals)
Year: 2014
Year Formed: 2013.

Members:
Aaron Barry - Vocals, Guitar
Ryan Caron - Drums
Tanner Havens – Bass

Notes:
* In Dec. 2013, they released Harbour and Ship. A top notch batch of demos.
* As their previous band (Anu Beginning) called it a day, Tanner & Aaron started this new band with Ryan Caron (also the drummer for Stephanie McIlroy).

Links:
* Twitter.
* Tumblr.
* Bandcamp.
* Youtube.

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Time Is A Hymn 2013

December 22, 2013
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Matt, Joe, Kyle, & Frank.

Band: Time Is A Hymn
Year: 2013
Year formed: 2011
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada
Genre: Rock

Members:
Matt Sullivan – vocals, guitar
Frank E. Fitz - vocals, guitar
Kyle Piva – bass
Joe Carson - Drums, Percussion

Notes:
The band has suffered a few incarnations since 2011 but the same vibe and style remains. They have been releasing demo songs over the last few years. Frank also performs with the grave misunderstanding & Joe drums for the party cover band Face 4 Radio.

Internet released demos:
* kill the Weak
* G.E.M
* the new conspiracy
* The Universe Stands Still
* Unseen
* Not This Time
* Carelessly

Links:
* Soundcloud.com.
* Reverbnation.com.
* Twitter.com.

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Predator Prey Music Release 2013

November 25, 2013

Project: Predator/Prey
Release: ST
Year: 2013

Notes: Project involves three members from Chatham who later moved away to pursue further education.

Predator/Prey is an ambitious concept album exploring the nature of what it means to be a
living organism. Co-founders of the group, Adam and Dak both have artistic and scientific
backgrounds as well as a deep love for Canada’s wilderness. Prolific audiophiles, they
incorporate a genre-bending approach that attempts to mix styles in new and innovative
ways. The album was performed with emerging Canadian painter Scott Everingham (drums),
multi-instrumentalist Carrie Phipps (vocals, writings) and trumpet player Brian Moyer
(trumpet).

Members:
Adam Phipps
Dak De Kerckhove
Scott Everingham
Carrie Phipps
Brian Moyer

Local Chatham Notes:
Scott began playing drums in the local punk band ‘Never’.
Carrie began playing bass in the local punk band ‘Beat Junkies‘.
Adam Phipps performed in ‘Wonderbreed’.

Project Links:

.Facebook.
.Twitter.
.Myspace.
.Soundcloud.

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Exotic Pets band 2012

August 27, 2012

Band: Exotic Pets
Home: Chatham-Kent Ontario
Genre: Indie Rock, originals
Year: 2012
Contact: N/A

Notes: The band performed their first show as part of indie fest Aug 24 2012 @ the River Rock along side The Eric Welton Band & By Divine Right. Jason, Todd & Dennis were all members of Square Root Of Margaret, the longest running original indie underground band from Chatham.

Exotic Pets are:
Jason McFadden (vocals, guitars)
Todd Clarke (drums, percussion, electronic devices)
Dennis Reissner (bass guitar),
Steve Wiseman (guitars, vocals).

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The Long Lots 2012

February 7, 2012

Band: The Long Lots
Release: In the Valleys of Our Hearts (EP)
Genre: Rock (Dirty Blues)
Year: 2012
Home Town: Chatham Ontario Canada
Formed: Summer of 2007

Members:
Jay Amerlinck – Vocals & guitar
Gary Jongbloed – Guitars
Jeff O’Rourke – Bass
Jay O’Rourke – Drums

Tracks:
1.
ear to the ground
2. dirty blues
3. contract
4. raise the sun
5. dead & gone

Notes: Recorded by Ben Strokosz October 2010.

Links:
Download CD @ Itunes here.
Home page here.
Preview or buy the CD online here.
Myspace page here.
Reverbnation page here.
Dirty Blues performed live here.

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Eric Welton 2011

November 13, 2011

Artist: Eric Welton
Release: Kill Them with Kindness”
Genre: Indie Rock/Folk
Year: 2011
Resides: Windsor
From: Chatham Ontario

Live band:
Eric Welton - Vox, guitar
Luke Pelotte – Drums
Josh Zalev – Bass
Erik Myskow - Guitar

Notes:
Eric grew up in Chatham, where his step Father (at the time) owned Sound Trax as well as the fleamarket inspired store below it. After high school,   Eric went to Toronto to study Media Arts. He moved to Windsor between 2002-2004.
Eric hosts the Open Stage at a local pub named “Villains” every Tuesday night, along with members of his band.
Eric is also the newest member of Square Root Of Margaret, The Chatham band just released a record in 2010 entitled “WYSiWYG”.

Tracks: 1. Kooler, 2. Kill Them with Kindness, 3. Gone, 4. the Evil in Your Violence, 5. Hazel Eyes, 6. Every Day, 7. Spherikal, 8. I Know I’m Dying,  9. LC/DC, 10. unOther.

Preview & download the CD online @
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ericwelton
or
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/eric-welton/id477878718

More links
http://www.spurofthemoment.ca/edub.htm
http://www.myspace.com/ericwelton
http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/bands/Eric-Welton

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Cameron MacLean 2011

July 28, 2011

Artist: Cameron MacLean
Genre: Folk, Indie
Year: 2011
Home: Chatham Ontario
Resides: Montreal

Songs include: Walls Between, Dead Wood, Sky is Grey & Train Song.

Bio: Cameron has shared the stage with many successful East Coast artists, having lived in Fredericton for five years before recently moving to Montreal. He has twice opened for ECMA-award-winning performer Christina Martin, in both Fredericton and Montreal, and has played in some real groovy venues throughout the Maritimes, Quebec, and Ontario.

He has also shared the stage countless times with many established Fredericton-based performers, such as friends Logan Hawkes (from ECMA-nominated band Slate Pacific), Kelly Waterhouse (from Fredericton reggae supergroup Dub Antenna), and Nick Howe (from up-and-coming Fredericton band Duke Haiku). Last year Cameron was a performer at the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in Fredericton.

August 2011 will see Cameron on tour with Sarah Hiltz (also from Chatham) The dates include.

August 11 – 3:40pm – Wallaceburg – CKXS In Studio performance
August 12 – 7:00pm – Chatham – ARThouse
August 13 – 9:00pm – Windsor – Taloola Café
August 22 – 8:00pm – Kingston – The Artel
August 23 – 8:30pm – Ottawa – Avant Garde
August 25 – 9:30pm – Montreal – Shaika Café
August 26 – 5:00pm – Peterborough – The Spill
August 29 – 7:00pm – Toronto – The Old Nick

Visit him online here:
http://www.myspace.com/songsofcameronmaclean

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Observatory 2011 CD

June 26, 2011

Band: Observatory
Release: Secrets of Memory Man
Genre: Alternative Indie Rock
Year: 2011
Email Contact: matt@itacomputer.com
Free CDdownload  (while it lasts): Download CD.

Members: Not listed

Tracks:
01 Silver Veins
02 Mr Grey
03 Astral Grenades
04 Clayton
05 A Windmill Made of Iron
06 Curious Flyer
07 It’s Textbook
08 Downer’s Grove
09 Cobra Commander
10 Sams hotel
11 Love and Money
12 Last Shine
13 Happy Exo Skeleton Days

Watch the Video CD preview below.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

Email us your pics & info to:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

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Square Root Of Margaret 2010

October 11, 2010

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Band: Square Root Of Margaret
Release: WYSiWYG
Year: 2010
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre: Psychedelic, Indie, Pop

Go to this link; http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/wysiwyg/id392801293
to purchase Square Root of Margaret’s new album on itunes. Only $6.93

Members:
Po Kadot (Brian) - Guitar, Vox, Synth
Josh Brisco Esq. - Guitar
DenDen 7 (Dennis) – Bass, Tape Manipulation
Ben Srokosz - Drums, Percussion, Vox
Eric Welton – Synth, Guitar, Vox, etc…

Tracks:
1 What You See Is What You Get 
2 Hallucinate Your Holidays 
3 Attack of the Giant Problem Vs. The Creature From The Planet Of The Incredible Shrinking Solution
4 Deep Dark Atmosphere 
5 So Far Gone 
6 Turn It On Tonight 
7 The Cream of Dreams

Notes: This is the first with Ben (on drums) and Eric (Synth). The group has been releasing demos since 1994 and has been a staple of the indie scene in Southern Ontario, as well as touring across Canada a few times.

Video CD Preview below.

If video does not appear above, watch it here.

Discography
Casual Man-Slayer1994  (Link)
Bleen Cassette - 1995 (Link)
Compilation CD - Slow Children Playing - 1995 (Link

BURST OF BREEDIN’ - 1997 (Link)
Heard Music Playing - 1999 (Link)
Endless Rotation - 2001 (Link) (Download)
Levitation Days - 2004 (Link)
Outer Spaces - 2005 (Link)
Cloud Nine Revisited - 2006 (Link) (Download)
Teragram Photeur - 2007 (Link) (Download)
TIME MACHINES Box Set Vol. 1 - 2008
TIME MACHINES Box Set Vol. 2 – 2009
Compilation – Basement Champions Vol. 1 - 2009 (Link)

WYSiWYG - 2010 (Download)

Visit S.R.O.M. online here, here, or here.

Email your pics & info to: chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com 

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Circus Wreck Band in 2010

July 17, 2010

Band: Circus Wreck
Year: 2010
Formed: 2009
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre: Rock cover band

Members:
Jamie Michaud
– Lead Vocals/Guitar
Jay Bateman – Drums/Vocals
Mark Gander – Bass Guitar/Vocals
Steve Tremblay – Lead Guitar/Vocals

Notes: Circus Wreck was formed in the summer of 2009 with members from local bands “Comaphoric”,”Fletcher Munson”,”Monkey Unit?” and “Buster Hymen”.The bands music is described as “The edgier side of mainstream radio rock”. Circus Wreck recreates music from some of rock and rolls greatest bands ranging from legends Led Zeppelin to some of todays hottest bands like Nickleback, Buck Cherry and Thousand Foot Crutch.

Contact Circus Wreck through their “circus Wreck” facebook group.
Check out Jay’s music online here.
Check out Jamie’s music online here.
Check out Steve’s music music online here.

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Encore Bar & Night Spot

April 9, 2010

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Night Club: Encore Bar & Night Spot
City: Chatham Ontario
Where: 90 Richmond St.
What: Live concerts, comedy, dancing, top 40, indie shows, pool

The place to be.  Where you can dance the night away to the top 40 hits, rock out to your favorite live local bands, see great concerts and unique appearances by comedians, recording artists, and famous celebrities, play pool, watch sporting events on Chatham’s biggest screen and 10 tvs, and most of all, enjoy an evening with good friends, food, drinks and great entertainment.

With over 6000 sq. feet, ENCORE is Chatham’s largest bar and boasts an upscale atmosphere with a fresh attitude and feel.  It’s the place where friends congregate and celebrate.  From our innovative cocktails to our impressive lineup of live DJ’s, great bands, international performing artists, and hilarious comic relief, we serve fun every night of the week.

We are the only place in town bringing big name acts to Chatham’s most equipped sound stage.  Having featured live shows from notable performers such as Crash Karma, Bif Naked, Thornley, Helix, Karl Wolf, Faberdrive, Default, D12, Jason Mewes, YUK YUKS Comedy, and the Trailer Park Boys, to name a few, ENCORE creates nights you won’t forget.

Visit Encore online here.

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The Agony of Leaves

April 7, 2010

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Group: The Agony of Leaves
Year: 2010
Formed: Circa 2008
Home: Chatham Ontario
Genre: Indie, folk

Members
Max Brunke – Guitar, vocals
Josh Boismier – Drums, vocals

Visit them online here.

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FOREIGN FILM STAR 2004

February 13, 2010

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Band: FOREIGN FILM STAR
Release: Revival
Release Date: October 01, 2004
Home: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

BAND MEMBERS:
Jamie Reaume…..Guitars, Vox
Mike Yunker…..Bass
Matt Bailey…..Guitars
Michael Najm…..Drums, Percussion

TRACK LISTING:
01
Blindfold, Breathe Me
02 Inkora
03 Whales Become White Noise
04 Don’t Ask Why, Calm
05 Reasoning With The Machines
06 Pornography Blue
07 Eyes Modern
08 Clouds & Velvet
09 In Passing, Tears From A Bleeding Woman
10 Postures

Produced by: Bob Hiltz
Recorded & engineered by: Bob Hiltz
Eyrespacre Studio, Chatham On.
All lyrics by Jamie Reaume

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Ben Srokosz – Fourth CD

November 2, 2009
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Artists: Ben Srokosz
Release: the grass is greener
Home: Chatham-Kent
Year: 2000

  Who would have known that after three full length albums Ben would still be a solo artist.  Partly due to fizzled out band attempts and a lack of patience, Ben brings us his 4th release, an EP entitled “the grass is greener.”  It is a play on his move to BC.
  The EP features 7 new songs, a cover of “Listen” by Eric’s Trip, and 2 unreleased songs by Ben’s short lived band, Touch Green.
  There you have it, “the grass is greener.”  Be it in someone else’s life or home, or province, or country all Ben could do was write some songs to tell his friends how hard it was to leave, how much he missed them, and how he hoped to return.

Tracks:
01  take a look back
02  the picnic joke
03  ai
04  listen (Eric’s Trip)
05  5 years old
06  the world is waiting
07  its how the story goes
08  name to a face
09  catch the drift
10  everything you want is out of here

Visit online http://www.spurofthemoment.ca

 

 

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The Long Lots Debut CD 2009

November 2, 2009

Band: The Long Lots
Release: The Long Lots
Year: 2009
Style: Rock
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members
Jay Amerlinck:vocals,guitar.
Jeff O’Rourke:bass.
Jason O’Rourke:drums.
Gary Jongbloed:guitar.

Notes: The Long Lots self titled debut captures all the raw energy of their live performance. Crowd favorites “In Mexico“, and “Candlelight” are an indication of the rock classics we can expect from this 5 piece for years to come.

  If you were alive in the Ontario Indie Scene in the mid 90’s, chances are you came across several of the brainchilds of Jason Amerlink and Gary Jongbloed…..the guitar duo of The Long Lots. Jason fronted two very successful bands, “Velma“, and “The Huskies“, making his mark at indie shows across Southwestern Ontario. After the demise of The Huskies, Jason met up with old pal Gary Jongbloed to form Arecibo, a guitar driven group reminiscent of Tristan Psionic or Polvo. Arecibo were regular openers for the local scenesters but never fully made the scene themselves.

Now the two are bound by blood……brothers in law and are bound by a new band…..The Long Lots. And these guys aren’t fighting to make any scenes today…they are the centre of the indie rock scene in Chatham Kent. In the spirit of brotherhood, they are teamed with ther brotherly rhythm section of Jason O’Rourke (drums), and Jeff O’Rourke (Bass).

Armed with a Blazing live show, The Long Lots are headed to your town. Make sure the fridge is stocked.

Buy the CD here:
Visit the band online here or here.  

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Demo Kid – Free CD Download (2009)

June 22, 2009


Artist: Demo Kid
Release: Home Demos Volume 2
Release Date: July 2009
Home: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada

Download The Demo Kid 2009 CD for free, link below.
(Right click and choose ‘save target as’ to download CD Zip File. open with winzip ) 

Track List
1. Another Stupid Love Song
2. I Give It All
3. Be In Love
4. Our Little Secret
5.  Will You Forgive Me In The End
6. Last Day Of Summer
7. With Every Broken Promise
8. Never Let You Go

Members: 
Shawn B.
– Drums, percussion, vocals, programming, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, keyboards, harmonica and piano, except where noted by a special guest.
Jesse V. – Lead Vocal on # 3,4,5,7.

Special Guests
Andy T. – Electric Jazz Guitar #3
Sarah H. – B. Vocal #5.
Larry . – Jazz Organ #5.

Notes: This is the follow up to the 24-song debut Home Demos Volume obe CD in 2007. This collection of home recordings includes influences from dance, pop, metal and rock.
These songs are not intended to be polished releases, they are simply home recordings to share with friends.

Shawns Discography: (As of 2011)
2011 – Demo Kid – Home Demos Vol. 4 (Beige) (Link)
2010 – Demo Kid – Home Demos Vol. 3 (White) (Link)
2009 – Demo Kid – Home Demos Vol. 2 (Purple)
2009 – Compilation – Basement Champions Vol. 1 (Link)
2007 – Demo Kid – Home Demos Vol. 1(Blue) (Link)
2005 – Dead Girls Union – E.P. (Link)
2004 – Compilation  – From The Underground (USA Release)
2004 – Compilation – Winter Rose  (Canada Release)
2003 – Janet Theory – Sacriluscious (Link)
2001 – Janet Theory – Elastic Friend (Link)
1999 – Janet Theory – Shoot Me Down (Link)
1997 – Janet Theory – Studio Out Takes (Link)
1995 – Foster Child – Self Titled CD (Link)
1991 – Foster Child – Demo Cass. (Link)

Watch the video CD preview below.

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Slow Children Playing CD Compilation (1995)

May 17, 2009

Compilation CD
Title:
Slow Children Playing
Released: 1995
Style:  lo-fi underground indie.

Features bands such as:
souljunk, eggs, fly ashtray, princess superstar, square root of Margaret, benna cohen, the additional moog, samma rays, licorice, kittens, uncle wiggly, champion sprout, murder she wrote me, moby jobys, christofer, stars, merseysippi collect band, cottonheads, the exotic pet helicopters

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