A Special Music Event

You've read my articles. I'm sometimes known to talk a lot of trash... but also noted for giving mighty praise to those bands I hold near and dear to my heart. Every once in a while I'll catch a local band that just gets my heart beating, lifts my soul to epic proportions and inspires me to patch together some positive words. This Saturday July 22nd you can finally see what all the hype has been about. I'll be hosting a melodic-aggressive rock show at Reilly's featuring four of my favourite bands, many of them once reviewed or discussed here on BlogTO!

The bands were hand-picked because they all ROCK. They're not part of that lousy cashgrab emo scene. They're not dry-humping the 80s metal dream. They're not trying to get on The Edge. These are bands who understand the concept of writing a HIT without selling out. They've crafted infectious melodies that are both compelling and memorable, with guitars and drums structured to get your adrenaline pumping.

THE DR LANG BAND
Veterans of the first MQM Metal Fest, these guys put out a raw Refused sort of sound.
Check out BlogTO review here.

MAVIS DRIVE
These newcomers to the site fuse a political mentality with melodies you can sing along to.
With influences from Alice In Chains to The Beatles, their sound encompasses a wide range of sound.

FARENHEIT
Undoubtedly my favourite local band, Farenheit will be a household name by this time next year. I'm sure of it.
Whether you're into the Deftones, Chevelle, System of a Down, Three Days Grace or Billy Talent, you'll love their rock pancakes!
Read my most praise-worthy review to date here!

FNA
For Now Anonymous was featured in a podcast years ago but has generated more catchy anthems in the vein of Sevendust, Finger Eleven and A Perfect Circle.
Catch the podcast here!

Venue: Third Floor of Reilly's Bar @ 340 Yonge Street (near Dundas, across from Sam The Record Man)
Cost: $7 (and pints are only $5.25!)
Time: 9pm - 1:30am
Details: 19+ with ID
Website: http://www.myspace.com/reillysrocks


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