Music Information

Canadian Stars: The Marble Index and the Waking Eyes


Canadian Indie bands are dominating the music scene and it just so happened that three of them took over the Rivoli on Queen St. for a night of true entertainment. Boy, The Marble Index and The Waking Eyes all performed for free at an event that was hosted by BenQ called the Video Sound Tour. Unfortunately I was unable to make it for the West Coast natives Boy who were the openers for the show but was told that they were great but lacking the entertaining factor.

"I thought their music was good but I personally like watching bands that look like they are having fun when they play, but they were hot," said Melanie, a fan from the crowd.

The Marble Index, personally one of my favourites, rocked the show. The Hamilton trio graced the stage with their talent, as vocalist and guitarist Brad Germain even got intimate with the audience by getting in there and also making sure we all applauded them since it was a live taping. All he wanted was to make them sound like they were a well-known band that everyone loved but the crowd did fail to achieve that. The guys from The Marble Index definitely stole the show specifically with the track by them 'Not So Bright' that is getting great airplay on the Edge. Germain added humour to the show and was fun to watch as he continuously jumped up on the speaker boxes. With Ryan Tweedle on Bass and Adam Knickle on Drums they added exactly what this band has that makes it stand out from any other. The Casby Awards were when I first discovered these guys and ever since their tunes are constantly playing on a CD in my car.

Melanie and Ashley were two girls right up in the front that seemed to be enjoying themselves the most out of everyone. Here's what they had to say about The Marble Index. "I've seen the Marble Index a bunch of times and I love them, they are amazing live," said Melanie. "This was my first time seeing them and they were great," said Ashley.

Next up was The Waking Eyes another Casby performer. This is another band who sounds the same live as on their CD, possibly better. They have two vocalists that probably helps them differentiate themselves from others. These boys from Winnipeg Manitoba have been appearing on the charts and for sure played a great show.

"The concert was great, they all sure know how to perform especially when The Waking Eyes brought out the trumpet," said Samantha Cox.

Yes that's right, a trumpet. Rusty who plays guitar and does vocals brought out another talent and that was gracing the audience with his trumpet playing skills. Something I've never seen before but went well with the music they played. He was actually good and the crowd was feeling it for sure.

The Waking Eyes and The Marble Index played excellent sets and looking around at the audience they all seemed pleased with what they saw. Overall a memorable night, the venue was perfect sizing even though at times it was a little crowded but when three Canadian rock bands get together for a tour there is guaranteed enjoyment. Next time when they come to town I'll be there, supporting them 100%.

Farris Green
farris@sugarcainentertainment.com
http://www.sugarcainentertainment.com


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Ultimate Classic Rock

September 2018 New Music Releases
Ultimate Classic Rock
Paul McCartney tops the list of September new music releases with his first studio effort since 2013's New – and his first new music since a pair of collaborations with Kanye West in 2015. Elsewhere, ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons digs deeper into the ...



New York Times

At This New-Music Festival, You Can Count on Variety
New York Times
On Tuesday, I took the unprepared route to a concert by the Bozzini Quartet, the first installment of this year's Time Spans festival, which runs through Saturday at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan. I came out of the show a ...



The New Yorker

Fall Classical Music Preview
The New Yorker
In the last days of summer, the New York Philharmonic returns to David Geffen Hall, and it's back to business. For Jaap van Zweden's first program as the orchestra's music director, he conducts Stravinsky's “Rite of Spring,” as well as a new piece by ...

and more »


Washington Post

At Austrian foreign minister's wedding, Putin brings the music, the flowers and the controversy
Washington Post
BERLIN — It was the wedding event of the Austrian summer, and all the stars of the country's political universe were there. Plus a foreign guest who brought with him a bouquet of yellow flowers, a troupe of singing Cossacks and a heap of controversy.

and more »


New York Times

Aretha Franklin's Music Powered Memorable Moments Onscreen
New York Times
Aretha Franklin, who passed away on Thursday, sang with a quality that has proved irresistible to filmmakers and TV showrunners: intensity. It doesn't matter if the song is up-tempo or a ballad — the range and depth of her catalog makes it a rich ...
Stevie Wonder Remembers Aretha Franklin: Music 'Will Forever Be Influenced by Her'Rolling Stone
Aretha Franklin's Impact on Dance Music Over The YearsBillboard
The 15 Best Rap Songs That Sampled Aretha Franklin's MusicHipHopDX
Essence -The Guardian
all 3,935 news articles »


The Jerusalem Post

Music from the heart
The Jerusalem Post
Rami Feinstein loves music with a pure passion that is at once refreshing and inspiring. This pure love comes through in every note he plays, every line he sings. A talented guitarist and singer with three studio albums and a solid fan base under his ...



WOWT

Maha Music Festival takes over Omaha music scene
WOWT
(WOWT) - The Maha Music Festival headlined some great music in Aksarben Village this weekend. Thousands visited Stinson Park to enjoy live music and local cuisine. This year marked the 10th time Maha has taken over the music scene for a weekend, ...



Grand Forks Herald

Composer writes music to calm stressed-out shelter dogs
Grand Forks Herald
In a music career that started in the early 1960s and spanned a quarter-century, Woodford was involved in generating successful songs for marquee names as well as less-famous acts. Some of Woodford's collaborations still resonate: "Scratchin'," an ...

and more »


New York Times

Aretha's Operatic Triumph: The Week in Classical Music
New York Times
Like many of you, I suspect, I spent Thursday in a rabbit hole of Aretha Franklin music and YouTube videos. (It seemed like the only way to mourn the “Queen of Soul,” who died on Thursday at 76.) In the process I revisited one of her greatest and most ...



Midland Daily News

Music makers: Local group teaches music in Uganda
Midland Daily News
Music can transcend boundaries and benefit people of all backgrounds. Two non-profit groups are working together to assist children in Uganda through a music program with the help of local sponsors. Agape Community Transformation Uganda began in ...


Google News

home | site map
© 2006