The wait will soon be over for Wintersleep fans. Their newest album is set to release March 4th. So close, yet so far. In the meantime, the band stopped by Toronto to preview a little of what fans can expect from the upcoming album, The Great Detachment. Thursday, playing live on The Edge, and then a super secret show at The Drake Hotel, the band gave fans double the chance to check out what’s coming. Here’s some photos of the show at The Drake Underground.
The opening band takes the stage, the crowd mingles, half paying attention as the band gathers their instruments and begins playing to the filling room. The crowd is lingering at the back and more interested in finding coat check or getting in line at the bar before the line is too long. Often times, the band gives it their best shot and is overlooked until their name is the one in the headliner spot instead of classified under “special guest”. But every now and again you see a band like Sedge, that opens the show and draws the attention of everyone in the room. While they play their rowdy rock and make you wonder exactly who they are and where they’ve been hiding. It takes talent to silence to room and fill
Releasing their latest EP, Selective Reasoning, last August the band made an impressive follow up to their previous releases. Drenched in grunge the band has a solid sound and performs a high energy set. Surely, Sedge is a band name you’ll see popping up on more bills with good reason.
Check out some photos of their show last Saturday night at The Garrison and be sure to check out some of their music here.
One night, breathtaking music and a damn good cause. It was the line-up of a lifetime. Meanwood, Dirty Frigs, and Vallens were a few of the All-Star names that played Friday night as a part of the Syrian Refugee Support Show. Taking place at The Garrison, the event held some of Toronto’s best performers on the same stage. Raising over 3000 dollars for Lifeline Syria, the event was a great success and the night was filled with memorable shows.
Here’s a little taste of the action.
Petra Gylnt, Salt, also played and the night ended with a DJ set by Doomsquad.