Tag Archives: The Mod Club
Hannah Georgas

West Coast Love for Hannah Georgas and Aidan Knight at The Mod Club

Date of show: February 1, 2013 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Playing an earlier show on a Friday night, this was the first date with Aidan Knight joining Hannah Georgas on her cross-country tour, with The Belle Game having been the opener for the Western Canada dates. A Newmarket native, Hannah Georgas moved to Vancouver several […]

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Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales’ Dreamy Pop Dazzled The Mod Club

Date of show: January 17, 2013 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo From Queens, New York, Freelance Whales brought some warmth to a busy Mod Club on one of the first cold nights of the year. While the band has a synthy base and have earned comparisons to the likes of The Postal Service, they are often […]

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the rocket summer

The Rocket Summer Brings ‘Life Will Write The Words’ to Toronto

Date of show: June 29, 2012 Bryce Avary, who performs under The Rocket Summer moniker, came on stage before the rest of his band, looping each instrument one by once before leading into “Do You Feel.” From the second he stepped on stage, the crowd was screaming non-stop and this was just the beginning of […]

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Die Mannequin

NXNE Night 3: Die Mannequin, Danielle Duval, The Strumbellas, & More

Friday, June 15, 2012 Dearly Beloved – 8:00PM @ Mod Club Die Mannequin – 9:00PM @ Mod Club Oh No, Theodore! – 8:00PM @ The Painted Lady While I was disappointed that Writers’ Strike were no longer playing, I decided to still start my night at The Painted Lady for Fredericton band, Oh No, Theodore! […]

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Hey Rosetta!

Hey Rosetta!’s Two-Night Love Affair with Toronto at Lee’s Palace

Date of show: February 23, 2010 Having just released Seeds, Newfoundland-based Hey Rosetta! sold out two nights in a row at Lee’s Palace. This band just continues to pick up speed as their fanbase just grows and grows. Seeds also marks growth for the band, as the orchestration sounds bigger and bolder, which only multiplies […]

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Ra Ra Riot at The Mod Club

Date of show: December 1, 2010 Having released their second full-length album, The Orchard, this year, New York’s Ra Ra Riot dropped by The Mod Club for a great show with a stellar lineup. Rachel was there to capture the night. The Most Serene Republic Imaginary Cities

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Hot Hot Heat

Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta! Heat Up The Mod Club

Date of show: October 9, 2010 Steve Bays (vocals, keys) declared, “I like to play rock and roll music.” Bays certainly knows his role as frontman, as he really plays to the crowd, especially those right up front. The rest of the British Columbia’s Hot Hot Heat consists of Paul Hawley (drums), Luke Paquin (guitar) […]

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Rich Aucoin

Rich Aucoin’s Energetic Set at The Mod Club

[Note: Rich Aucoin is likely the only musician to notice the cost of a shot and insisted on paying for half, which I stubbornly refused. I thought it was worth noting what a nice guy he is, though.] Date of show: October 9, 2010 Shot of choice: tequila I had heard a little about technical […]

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Sweet Thing’s Sweet Album Release Party

Date of show: August 18, 2010 There is something inherently special about an album release party, especially when for a debut album. The energy at such a party is so high that the atmosphere is almost magical. Toronto’s Sweet Thing managed to pull out all the stops, including bubbles, confetti, balloons, tambourine giveaways, and a […]

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