Tag Archives: Poor Young Things

CMW Night 5: Tribute to Paul Gourlie & More at the Horseshoe Tavern

Saturday, May 10, 2014 Goodnight, Sunrise – Quad Rock Spin Class @ Quad East Hardcore spinners and first-timers (myself included) collided at Quad East for Goodnight, Sunrise’s second annual rock and roll spin class. With instructor Michelene at the front of the class, the band provided a high energy workout soundtrack. It got sweaty – […]

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Teenage Kicks

Teenage Kicks Celebrates the Release of Spoils of Youth at the Horseshoe

Date of show: April 25, 2014 Toronto-based Teenage Kicks celebrated the release of their debut full-length album, Spoils of Youth, to a lively crowd at the Horseshoe Tavern. Since Teenage Kicks formed 4 years ago, the band has always had a special quality – perhaps it’s frontman Peter van Helvoort’s raw, enthralling vocals, or perhaps […]

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Fast Romantics

Fast Romantics Lift Our Blues at The Horseshoe

Date of show: November 29, 2013 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Led by swaggering frontman Matthew Angus, Toronto-based Fast Romantics had a redesigned lineup since last we saw them, welcoming two former Australians, Shane O’Keeffe (guitar) and Lauren Heron (keys), who threw some lovely accents into the mix of spirited backing vocals. The band’s new album […]

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Poor Young Things

Poor Young Things Release The Heart. The Head. The End. at the Horseshoe

Date of show: May 25, 2013 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Poor Young Things were celebrating the release of their debut full-length album The Heart. The Head. The End., which dropped earlier that week. Having lived in Toronto for the past couple of years now, there was eager excitement from the packed “hometown” crowd to hear […]

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CMW Day/Night 4: Light Organ Records at The Supermarket, Music PEI at El Mocambo & More

Friday, March 22, 2013 Aidan Knight & the Friendly Friends – 1:30pm @ Church of the Holy Trinity The weight of the week starting to take its hold on me, I rallied to make it downtown in time for Aidan Knight. The Church of the Holy Trinity was a spectacular venue for the Friendly Friends; […]

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The Darcys

CMW Night 3: The Great Hall, Horseshoe Tavern & More

Thursday, March 21, 2013 Hunger Hush – 7pm @ The Central Getting an early start to the night was Calgary’s Hunger Hush. A younger band comprised of Steve Wirzba (vocals, guitar), Alastair Pollock (keys, trumpet, vocals), Andrew Smale (bass) and Ben Tan (drums), their sweet-sounding indie rock and bubbly pop hooks provided a cheerful dancey […]

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Tim Chaisson

Tim Chaisson Beat Our Hearts At The Horseshoe

Date of show: November 17, 2012 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo PEI’s Tim Chaisson recently released his second album The Other Side and is currently touring across the country with Poor Young Things in support of it. Chaisson’s live shows are such a treat. While his album was on the lower key folk side, his live […]

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A Young Lions Music Club Party with Teenage Kicks at The Dakota Tavern

Date of show: July 25, 2012 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Everyone in the city knows that Young Lions Music Club can throw a party. This time around they teamed up with Teenage Kicks to offer an exclusive event to Singles Club and Young Lions members. Word has it The Dakota hit capacity just shortly after […]

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S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival

A Day of Fun at S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012 We love St. Catharines’ S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival. It’s incredible how easily you can run around from venue to venue, so incredible that we couldn’t resist making this our mission for the day. We decided to take advantage of the closeness of the many participating venues and see as many of our […]

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NXNE Day/Night 4: Hollerado, The Lumineers, Topanga & More

Saturday, June 16, 2012 Hollerado – 5:00PM @ Yonge-Dundas Square (Spinner.ca) I headed out into the heat of the afternoon sun to Yonge & Dundas Square to catch Hollerado. You know a band has “made it” when you are surrounded by swarms of young teens singing along to every word. Even the middle-aged man beside […]

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