Tag Archives: The Piston
Delta Will

Delta Will Releases Transcendental Visits at The Piston

Date of show: March 7, 2013 Written by: Chiara DiAngelo Coming down from space to share his new album Transcendental Visits with us was Delta Will. With the help of Charles Tilden, this “interstellar visitor” created his own little sonic world with only a guitar, looping pedal and trusty laptop. The audience was highly willing […]

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Taylor Knox Band

A Double Shot of Taylor Knox at The Piston

Dates of shows: July 25, 2012 and August 1, 2012 Shot of choice: tequila You may already be familiar Taylor Knox. He’s shared the stage with many notable acts, including The Golden Dogs and Rich Aucoin, most often behind the kit. But Knox is also a multi-instrumentalist and had been showcasing his own material for […]

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NXNE Night 2: Bad Religion, Stella Ella Ola, Nash & More

Thursday, June 14, 2012 Nash – 7:00PM @ Mod Club (Maple Music Recordings) I started my Thursday early, heading to see Nash at the Mod Club, one of the sets I’d been looking forward to most this festival after catching them acoustic during CMW. Luckily, he and his band did not disappoint. Hard-hitting beats and […]

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The Reason

CMW Night 1: The Strumbellas, The Reason, Krief, Young Empires & More

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Paint – 8:00PM @ The Painted Lady My Wednesday night began at the Painted Lady for Toronto pop-rock band Paint. Led by Rob Johannes’ pretty vocals and featuring a touring drummer and new bassist and guitarist since last I’ve seen them, the overhauled band played a set from their latest release […]

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jane's party shot

A Recap: buying shots for bands presents Jane’s Party, Gramercy Riffs and The Rucksack Willies at The Piston

[Note: This is Jane’s Party post-shot. Their shot was on a bit of a timer (see shot of choice below), so we couldn’t get a photo of them with the shot in hand.] Date of show: February 2, 2011 Shot of choice: flaming sambuca Despite the “snowstorm” that hit the city, there was a great […]

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Dora Alexander’s EP Release Show at The Piston

Date of show: October 22, 2010 Shot of choice: whiskey On a night when a lot was going on in the city, Dora Alexander packed The Piston for their Travelers EP release show. The venue was already pretty crammed for Volcano Playground, who started off the night, and got increasingly busy for Bravestation and Dora […]

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holler 3

The Darcys + Atom Division’s 7″ Release + Hollerado’s CASBY Afterparty at The Piston

Date of show: September 30, 2010 Hollerado celebrated their CASBY win for Molson Canadian Favourite New Artist at The Piston. It was also in support of Atom Division, who is signed to their label Royal Mountain Records. Atom Division released their Requiem for Red Smith/Dictionary Waltz 7″ at The Piston. They gave out liquorish and […]

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Dora Alexander Want YOU at Their EP Release Show!

  Dora Alexander, a Toronto-based indie rock/post-punk band that you might remember from this badass night, is about to release their debut EP, Travelers. The EP was recorded and produced by John Critchley (Dan Mangan, Elliott Brood) at Green Door Studios in Toronto. To get a preview of the EP, check out their MySpace for […]

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krupke shots

Buying Shots for Krupke at The Piston

Date of show: August 14, 2010 Shots of choice: whiskey (Joe & Kate) / flaming sambuca or tequila (Mike & Fiona) After having reviewed their album (see the review here), we planned to shoot a Krupke show. Originally I didn’t I didn’t think I would be able to attend, but sometimes things fall into place… […]

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