MARTHA WAINWRIGHT @ Main Hall

By Mikaela - Lessons in Lo-Fi - 04/18/2005


GHOULUNATICS - Blood Curdling Years (DVD)

By Johnny - Turn Down the Suck - 05/03/2005

GhoulunaticsBlood Curdling Years is the first DVD by a Quebec metal band and it sets the bar high. Containing one full show, half of another, bits of 60 others, two videos, lots of photos, and a slew of backstage/behind the scenes/making of/on the road/etc footage, this disc delivers both quantity and quality.


THE WONDER STUFF @ Cabaret

By Louis - Hooked On Sonics - 04/08/2005


THE KILLS + Scout Niblett @ Café Campus

By Alex - Losing My Edge - 04/08/2005

If there's anything harder for a gimmick band than releasing a sophomore effort, it's touring for it. While the Kills, to their credit, have managed to create a somewhat interesting sound from their post-White Stripes inception, the burden of proof that they still warrant further attention three years later lies squarely on their shoulders. Armed with generally positive response to their follow-up album No Wow and a drum machine, the confident blues-damaged London-based duo stepped up to the plate in front of a capacity crowd, aiming for the fences.


PUNGENT STENCH - Ampeauty

By Brendan O'Flaherty - Catatonia Shall Prevail - 02/22/2005

Over a decade ago, when death metal as a genre was in desperate need of something fresh and original, Pungent Stench provided something simultaneously brutal, fast, funny, sick, perverted and groovy to enthrall us with. Well, the perverted Austrians are at it again and they continue to excel at conceiving art that’s both sick and fetishistic with this new platter of sludgy death n’ roll, cleverly titled Ampeauty.


THE WEAKERTHANS + The Constantines + guests @ Cabaret


By Mikaela - Lessons in Lo-Fi - 03/30/2005

I’ll begin by stating that due to unforeseen circumstances -- as in, I didn’t feel like going -- I missed the first two opening bands for the Constantines/Weakerthans show. I can only comment on their participation in the after-show sing-along, which I shall do later.


TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS + Cutti @ Club Soda

By Tim R - Scarboro Sessions - 03/23/2005

Credited with coining the term Reggae as well as helping to shape its sound during the 60's in Jamaica, Toots and the Maytals are one of the most recognizable names in music today. On this Wednesday night, they would take to the stage at Club Soda. 


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